July 14, 2015
VILLAGE OF RICHFIELD SPRINGS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
MINUTES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS
July 14, 2015 in the Public Library Memorial Room.
Elected Officers – Mayor Ronald A. Frohne II, Trustee Robin Moshier, Trustee Frances Hazelton, Trustee Warren Leonard, and Trustee Donna Bordinger.
Appointed Officers – Dayle A. Barra, Clerk & Harriett Geywits, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.
Also present Dog Control Officer Mark Yerdon
Meeting called to order at 6:00pm by Mayor Frohne, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance
Property Maintenance Hearing:
Mr. George Wengenak of 68 Elm Street requested a fee reduction in the invoice he received as a result of outsourcing mowing on reported property last meeting.
Motion to declare the following properties, as reported by ZEO, a public nuisance and authorize remediation pursuant to Property Maintenance Code § 207-9 of Village Code by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Leonard. Trustees Moshier, Leonard, Hazelton, Bordinger and Mayor Frohne voted yes.
9 Park St Main St vacant lot 34 Johnson St 36 Lake St 58 Church St
Zoning Enforcement Officer – Keith Sterling inquiring on the situation for Mr. Jeff Williams with Zoning Board of Appeals. ZBA member, William Juteau, encouraged applicant pursue a zoning change with Board of Trustees rather than continue the zoning appeal process he applied to for the auto tire/repair business he wishes to establish in the Village. Discussion followed. The Board encouraged Mr. Williams to continue his pursuit with the Appeal as initiated, and seek legal counsel to help guide him, should the need be.
DPW Superintendent Bill Collins furnished 3 estimates for landscape trailer. Motion to approve trailer purchase from White’s Farm Supply for $3150 per estimate received from Matt Beadle by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Bordinger – all voted yes.
Motion to authorize Fire Chief Hallock to purchase Advanced Life Support drug box under MIBH contract price of $1800 by Trustee Leonard, 2nd by Trustee Bordinger – all voted yes.
Town of Richfield Supervisor, Francis Enjem and President of Canadarago Lake Improvement Association, Ryan Fagan, asked the Board for funds toward the purchase of an invasive species prevention apparatus. The Board will get more information and address at a later date.
Village resident Cindy Klemm asked if the Board was “blocking all business ideas for the Village,” stating as perceived by some residents. The Mayor and Board explained the process certainly can be daunting should such plans not follow the laws of Village Code and, as such, the most recent project to relocate Stewart’s Shop involved the Board going through the process of amending local zoning law to proceed with their business plans. The Board encourages an invites businesses to our area, but is bound by the laws of the Village Code, as established. Residents are encouraged to attend meetings and/or read public Meeting minutes, as they would reflect such processes and progress.
Motion to approve minutes from 6/24/2015 by Trustee Hazelton, 2nd by Trustee Leonard – all voted yes.
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer – Harriett Geywits
- Updates on fountain status and possible funding Lamont Engineers provided, and the Library paint job specification packet available for estimates not later than 7/28/2015.
Clerk – Dayle Barra
- Abstract #03 Funds: General $10,416.57, Water $2960.24, Sewer $8238.39, Cemetery $1358.40, Trust & Agency $103.30; total: $23,076.90. Motion to approve Abstract #03 by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Bordinger – all voted yes.
- June 2015 Clerk fees collected totaled $144.
- Property tax collection, to date, totaled $479,304.40 with $99,515.02 outstanding.
- More picnic tables for Spring Park pavilion requested by several residents.
- April 6, 2015 Library Board Meeting minutes filed.
- June 2015 Fire Department Report filed.
Mayor Frohne – Motion for Lakeview Cemetery Sexton, Bryan Coones, is authorized to purchase steel-toed work boots with $125 allowance benefit, as previously established for employees by Trustee Leonard, 2nd by Trustee Moshier – all voted yes.
Motion to commence an Executive Session for the purpose of addressing suspicious activity of an employee with potential criminal implications at 7:41pm by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Bordinger – all voted yes.
Motion to conclude Executive Session and return to open session for the conduct of further Village business at 7:49pm by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Bordinger – all voted yes.
Trustee Hazelton – shared Library business.
Trustee Leonard – equipment operator, weekly payroll time-keeping, and Cemetery business.
Motion to commence an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing potential litigation at 8:17pm by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Leonard – all voted yes.
Motion to conclude Executive Session with the intent to return to open session only to adjourn at 9:00pm by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Leonard – all voted yes
Motion to adjourn meeting at 9:00pm by Trustee Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Leonard – all voted yes.
Dayle A. Barra, Village Clerk