November 27, 2018
VILLAGE OF RICHFIELD SPRINGS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS
November 27, 2018 in the Public Library Memorial Room.
Present: Elected Officers Mayor Robin Moshier, Trustees Peyton Carter, Kevin Putnam, Barbara Wahl-Shypski & Lucas VanRiper.
Appointed Officers Clerk Dayle A. Barra and Deputy Treasurer Harriett Geywits
Also Present: Members of the public
Mayor Moshier welcomed attendees and commenced meeting at 7:00pm followed by The Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Larry Jouben presented two dividend checks from Utica National Insurance Group totaling$1493.22 for participating in the Volunteer Fire Department Safety Group Plan. Collectively, the Board and attendees salute the efforts of the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Zoning Enforcement Officer, Joseph Roberts, gave warning notices to vehicles parked on the streets between 2am-6am, as banned seasonally from November 1-April 30th.
Motion to authorize Joseph Roberts, Superintendent Tony Bourne and Mayor Moshier, at their discretion, to declare a snow emergency ordering village-wide off-street parking and alerting local advertising media upon s by Trustee Wahl-Shypski, 2nd by Trustee Putnam – all voted yes.
Clerk Barra will put an ad in the ‘PennySaver’ alerting residents of both cases.
(Trustee VanRiper arrived at this time.)
Mayor Moshier shared an invitation from NBT Bank inviting interested staff and officials to a gathering at their Corporate Office.
Motion to approve meeting minutes from 11/13 & 11/19 Emergency Meeting by Trustee Carter, 2nd by Trustee Putnam – all voted yes.
Motion to approve Abstract #14, as follows, by Trustee Wahl-Shypski, 2nd by Trustee Putnam – all voted yes.
General Fund 5476.38
Water Fund 35,335.65
Sewer Fund 8045.26
Trust & Agency 103.30
Motion to approve Herkimer County Humane Society contract dated 11/19/2018 by Trustee Carter, 2nd by Trustee Wahl-Shypski – all voted yes.
5/50 Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank Agreement
WHEREAS, the New York State Land Bank Act of the New York State Nonprofit Law, 1610(c) states the following: “Upon the adoption of a local law, ordinance, or resolution by a municipality, school district, or any taxing district, fifty percent of the real property taxes collected on any specific parcel of real property identified by such municipality, school district, or any taxing jurisdiction may be remitted to the land bank, in accordance with procedures established by regulations promulgated by the department of taxation and finance. Such allocation of real property tax revenues shall commence with the first taxable year following the date of conveyance and shall continue for a period of five years”; and
WHEREAS, the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank (GMVLB) includes Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties and the Cities of Rome and Utica; and
Whereas, the Village of Richfield Springs is committed to the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank’s efforts to reduce blighted properties in the Village of Richfield Springs and throughout the greater Mohawk Valley region;
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Village of Richfield Springs that fifty percent of the real property taxes on properties within the Village of Richfield Springs purchased from the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank be remitted to the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank. Such allocation of real property revenues shall commence with the first taxable year following the date of conveyance and shall continue for a period of five years.
This resolution shall take effect upon passing hereof by the Village of Richfield Springs.
Motion to adopt resolution by Trustee Putnam, 2nd by Trustee Wahl-Shypski – all voted yes.
The Board approved Mayor Moshier’s draft letter to property owner at 53 Union Street regarding water account arrears. Clerk Barra is instructed to send the letter both by certified return receipt and first class mail.
Continues to gather information on constable and Spring Park sign.
Attorney Hobaica is continuing to work on the Trust for Woodside Park.
Zoning Revision Committee progress continues.
Despite the delay in completing the required reporting on the AUD (Annual Update Document) Trustee Carter continues to make himself available to Treasurer Seamon and he is eager to move forward so other financial reports and budget items can be streamlined.
Shared thoughts on the Tisdale Trust for Lakeview Cemetery.
Motion to adjourn meeting at 7:38pm by Mayor Moshier, 2nd by Trustee Wahl-Shypski – all voted yes.
Dayle A. Barra, Village Clerk