Town of German Flatts

TOWN OF GERMAN FLATTS BOARD MEETING

66 EAST MAIN STREET MOHAWK, N.Y. 13407

APRIL 18, 2018

 

PRESENT:                         LOUIS PETER ROVAZZI, SUPERVISOR

                                           SAM GELOSO, COUNCILMAN

                                           DENNY MOWERS, COUNCILMAN

                                           CYNTHIA  A. BENNETT, COUNCILWOMAN

                                           JOHN BREWER, COUNCILMAN

                                           MARIE HENNINGS, TOWN CLERK

                                           PAMELA JONES, DEPUTY TOWN CLERK

                                           TONY KLIMEK, CODES OFFICER

ALSO PRESENT:             SEE SEPARATE SIGN-IN SHEET

 

MOTION BY GELOSO, SECONDED BY MOWERS TO ACCEPT THE 3/28/2018 MINUTES.

                 CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO PAY BILLS AS AUDITED. CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BENNETT TO ACCEPT JUDGE STONE'S MARCH 

                 2018 REPORT FOR $13,591.00. CARRIED.

MOTION BY GELESO, SECONDED BY BREWER TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF A GFIM BILL     

                 FOR $416.10. CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BENNETT TO ACCEPT TOWN CLERK'S MARCH

                2018 REPORT FOR $668.50. CARRIED.

 

DISCUSSION – TRUCK RAMP BANK FAILURE GRANT HAS BEEN PROPOSED BY, HOCCPP,  TO BE REALLOCATED TO CROUCH BANK FAILURE, NO ACTION HAS OCCURRED YET.

$127,500.00 UP FRONT PAYMENT, RECEIVED IN 2016 NEEDS TO BE TRACKED BEFORE TRANSFERING FUNDS TO THE CROUCH BANK FAILURE. THIS IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE NECESSORY FUNDING IS IN PLACE PRIOR TO STARTING PROJECT.

      

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO HAVE SUPERVISOR PETER ROVAZZI

                DESIGNATED AND AUTHORIZED TO COMPLETE, SIGN AND SUBMIT ALL FORMS,                

                CERTIFICATION, AND PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROJECT. CARRIED.

                SEE RESOLUTION.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO ACCEPT PERMANENT EASEMENTS

                FOR THE RICHFIELD STREET BRIDGE PROJECT. CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BENNETT ASKING FOR A EXTENSION LETTER FOR

                DOT GRANT ON RICHFIELD STREET BRIDGE PROJECT. CARRIED.

DISCUSSION- TOM BREITEN BRIEFED BOARD ON SPREADSHEET REGARDING ALL THE

                TOWN'S PRESENT GRANTS.

DISCUSSION- LEATHER STOCKING/ EMRICH PROPOSED DISPOSAL SITES, STILL

                WAITING ON DEC APPROVAL.

DISCUSSION- COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING DOOR LOCKS TABLED TILL PETER GETS 

                 MORE INFORMATION FROM LOCKSMITH.

DISCUSSION- GAS VALVE AT COMMUNITY CENTER WAS CHECKED BY TONY ALL IS

                 GOOD. TONY DID HAVE SOME CONCERN WITH OTHER ISSUES WILL LOOK IN

                 TO.

DISCUSSION – BRIAN KEELER WILL TAKE CARE OF TOWN'S WEB SITE WHEN HE

                  RETURNS FROM VACATION.

TOWN OF GERMAN FLATTS BOARD MEETING 4/18/2018

 

 

 DISCUSSION – TOM BREITEN WALKED THE BOARD THOUGH THE SEQR PROCESS –

 FOR THE CROUCH HIGH BANK FAILURE PROJECT. THE TOWN BOARD WILL NOTIFY ALL PARTIES THAT MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE PROJECT, THAT THE TOWN IS DOING A COORDINATED REVIEW AND INTENDS TO BECOME LEAD AGENCY.

 

               

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY GELOSO TO SEND OUT LETTERS TO ANY INTERESTED AGENCIES AND NOTICE THAT THE TOWN'S INTENT TO BECOME LEAD AGENCY.

               

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION FOR EFC

                GRANT. CARRIED.

MOTION BY BREWER, SECONDED BY BENNETT TO SUBMIT JOINT APPLICATION FORM

                WITH DEC AND ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS. CARRIED.

DISCUSSION – WAR DOG MEMORIAL. BOARD TALKED OVER LOCATION OF MONUMENT

                TABLED TILL THEY HEAR BACK FROM JOHN BREZINSKI AND HIS GROUP ON

                THEIR VIEWS.

DISCUSSION – MCMANUS ENGINEERING PROPOSAL . BOARD TALKED ABOUT SAFETY,

                VANDALISM,NEED FOR BATHROOMS AND WHEN IT WENT FROM A GREEN

                 SPACE TO A PARK FOR SOCCER. PETER ASKED TO MEET WITH THE GRANT

                 PEOPLE, TOM BREITEN WILLSET UP MEETING.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

                FOR PERSONNEL APPOINTMENT AT 7:07. CARRIED

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BENNETT TO RESUME REGULAR SESSION.

                CARRIED.

DISCUSSION- REASON FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS TO APPOINT NEW ATTORNEY.

MOTION BY GELOSO, SECOND BY BREWER TO APPOINT ATTORNEY KARL MANNE AS

                TOWN OF GERMAN FLATTS ATTORNEY EFFECTED MAY 1, 2018 WITH A YEARLY

                 SALARY OF $20,000.00. CARRIED.

MOTION BY BENNETT, SECONDED BY MOWERS TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

                FOR LITIGATION PURPOSE AT 7:28. CARRIED.

MOTION BY BENNETT, SECONDED BY MOWERS TO RESUME REGULAR SESSION AT 7:48

               CARRIED.

DISCUSSION- REASON FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS TO UPDATE ATTORNEYS ON

                JAQUISH LITIGATION.

DISCUSSION -  ILION STREET LIGHTING RESOLUTION . ATTY. RHEINHARDT HAS

                WRITTEN A LETTER TO VILLAGE OF ILION STATING THE 8 LIGHTS ON

                BARRINGER ROAD ARE ON VILLAGE PROPERTY. THE LIGHTS ON OLD FORGE

                ROAD WERE INSTALLED BY THE VILLAGE AT THE REQUEST OF A VILLAGE

                RESIDENT.THE TOWN SHOULD NOT BE BILLED FOR THESE LIGHTS.

DISCUSSION -  CARVER CANAL AGREEMENT. THE CARVER CONTRACTORS

                 HAVE STARTED WORK AT TOWN PARK WITHOUT SIGNING AGREEMENT WITH

                 TOWN. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP. JEFF RHEINHARDT SAID HAVE THEM

                 FILLOUT AND RETURN TO HIM AND HAVE THE BOARD TO STIPULATE

                 ANY FUTURE REQUEST.

 

MOTION BY BREWER, SECONDED BY GELOSO TO HAVE SUPERVISOR ROVAZZI SIGN

                 AGREEMENT WITH CARVER. CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECONDED BY BREWER TO APPROVE PGU POLICY RENEWAL

                APPLICATION. CARRIED.

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECOND BY BENNETT TO APPROVE BROKER OF RECORD

               LAND FILL. CARRIED.

 

MOTION BY MOWERS, SECOND BY BENNETT TO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH YWCA FOR

               LEASE AGREEMENT FOR 3 YEARS FOR RENTAL AT LONDON BRIDGE. CARRIED.

 

 

             

MOTION BY GELESO, SECONDED BY BREWER FOR RESOLUTION TO HONOR HERKIMER

               CHEESE & STATE BOWLING CENTER FOR OVER 50 YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP 

                WITH THE HERKIMER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE CHAMBER'S

               2018 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY LUNCHON. CARRIED.

DISCUSSION -  TRASH DAY WILL BE MAY19, 2018 8AM – 11AM. PERMITS MAY BY PICKED

               UP AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.

 

PUBLIC INPUT SPEAKERS:

 

 AUDRA HOLMES -  ASKED ABOUT WHAT BOARD HAS DONE IN REGARD TO PAYMENT OF  $90,000.00 LOAN THE TOWN TOOK OUT LAST YEAR TO HELP WITH ATTORNEY FEES. ALSO AGAINST HAVING SOCCER PARK ON CREEK ROAD.

VIRGINIA JAQUISH – AGAINST BATHROOM AND SOCCER PARK

DOLORES WATKINS – ASKED ABOUT GRANT FLOW CHART. ALSO WANTS BOARD TO ASK AROUND TO VOTER ON WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT SOCCER PARK AND BATHROOMS ON CREEK ROAD.

JACK FITZER – ASKED IF THE TOWN PAYS TAXES ON LONDON BRIDGE. ATTORNEY RHEINHARDT STATED  TOWN IS EXEMPT.

BARB WIERS – AGAINST BATHROOMS AND SOCCER PARK ON CREEK ROAD IS OK WITH GREEN SPACE.

DISCUSSION – NEXT MEETING WILL BE MAY 23, 2018 AT 5:30.

MOTION BY BREWER, SECONDED BY BENNETT TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:30PM

                 CARRIED.

 

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

 

 

PAMELA A. JONES DEPUTY TOWN CLERK

TOWN OF GERMAN FLATTS