VILLAGE OF ANTWERP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DECEMBER 9, 2015
The regular meeting of the Village of Antwerp Board of Trustees was called to order at 6:43 pm by Mayor DeSantis. Upon roll call the following were present: Mayor DeSantis, Tr. Cole and Tr. Pickert. Tr. Altmann was absent.
Tr. Cole motioned to waive the reading of last month’s minutes and accept as written, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
CITIZENS CONCERNS: Mr. Anka Compeau wondered what was up with the water situation. Tr. DeSantis explained that he will be issuing a conserve water notice tomorrow as the wells aren’t able to keep up with the current demand. She wondered what the Village’s plan was to address this as she pays a lot of money for water and feels she is getting nothing. Mayor DeSantis stated the Village is currently working on a long term fix. County Legislator Al Drake was present. He stated the County increased tax rates by 5% for the 2016 tax year. He explained how state mandates are really hurting the County’s budget and they can’t continue to offset the expenses with their fund budget. Tr. Cole asked him if he had heard from Jim Lawrence regarding moving the guardrails at the boat launch. He stated he would get with Jim and get back to the Village.
SEWER PROJECT: Long term financing paperwork has been completed with the State, closing is scheduled for December 10. The airline replacement and moving of the blower motors will be paid for using Rural Development grant funds.
The driveway at the boat launch was addressed during citizen’s concerns.
The DOL violations at the Village Hall are being addressed.
NEW BUSINESS: Tr. Cole resolved to authorize Mayor DeSantis to sign the technical services agreement with DANC for the updated asset management plan for the WWTP at a cost not to exceed $3000, Tr. Pickert 2nd and a roll call vote was held with all parties present voting aye.
Tr. Cole resolved to authorize the Mayor to sign the award of bid for the replacement of the airline and blower motor relocation to Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors in the amount of $58,385.00, Tr. Pickert 2nd and a roll call vote was held with all parties present voting aye.
Tr. Cole motioned to make the following budget transfer:
TO G8110.4 Sewer Admin $129.28 FROM: G1990.4 Contingent $129.28
And the following budget adjustment:
$500 to A2705 Donations and A7310.4 Youth program contractual to reflect the donation from the Town of Antwerp for recreation.
Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Pickert motioned to allow the Clerk to close the Village Office at 10:30 on Friday December 18, 2015 for the Village’s Christmas Party, Mayor DeSantis 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor with the exception of Tr. Cole who abstained.
Display Sales has notified the Village that there in stock street pole Christmas lights are on sale for 25% off. Tr. Cole motioned to allow the Clerk to purchase lights at a cost not to exceed $1400, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Cole motioned to enter into executive session at 7:15 pm to discuss personnel matters and a negotiation, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the Board entered into executive session. Tr. Cole motioned to exit executive session at 7:40 pm, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the Board exited executive session.
Tr. Pickert motioned to give Laborer Paquette paid holidays, Tr. Cole 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Pickert motioned to purchase a 2013 Ford Taurus Police Car from J&F Sales at a cost not to exceed $14,500 and to allow $2000 for installation of necessary equipment, lettering, etc., Tr. Cole 2nd. A roll call vote was held with all parties present voting aye.
Tr. Cole motioned to pay the bills as presented on the abstract, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Being no further business to come before the Board, Tr. Cole motioned to adjourn, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the meeting was adjourned at 7:49 pm.