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The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Attica was held on May 16, 2017, in the Municipal building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.

Members Present:

The following members were present: Mayor William P. Lepsch, Trustees Sandy Prusak, Nathan Montford, Roger Durfee and Hans Walker Jr.

Others Present:

Others present: Administrator Douglas Post, Police Chief Dean Hendershott, Howard Barraclough, Diane Storch, Linda Blujus, Dana Blujus, Betsy Van Son, Brian Fugle, Paul Hamilton, Brad Meisner, Fire Chief Jay Myers, Ann Lapp, Corey Lapp, Terry Snyder, George Diehl, Tony Santoro, Robert Burek, Sharon Passomonte, Gina Lepsch, Gary Wysko, Chris Van Son, Betsy Van Son, Tim Banker, Cookie McCulloch, Michael St Pierre, Jr., Edie Offhaus, Kim Connolly, Michael St Pierre, Sr., and Ami Blackmore.

 

Minutes and Claims Approved:

Motion was made by Trustee Walker, seconded by Trustee Durfee that the minutes of the regular meeting of April 18, 2017 be approved as presented.

               

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.   

 

Transfers between appropriations

Motion was made by Trustee                Durfee seconded by Trustee Prusak, that the following transfers be made.

 

$8.30                       from A1110.4G        to A1110.1

                                $1,000                     from A3310.4           to A5110.4

                                $2221.87                 from A3410.4R         to A9710.7

                                $13,000                   from A511                                to A9710.6

$305.92                   from A1110.1           to A1110.4

$114.50                  from A1320.4           to A1450.4

$638.84                    from A5410.4          to A1620.4

$195.72                   from A5410.4          to A1620.1

$8772.49                from A5110.4           to A1640.4

$245.20                   from A3120.1           to A3120.13

$482.51                   from A3120.2           to A3120.41

$400.96                   from A3120.2           to A3120.43

$82.02                     from A3120.2           to A3120.44

$110.00                   from A5110.1           to A4020.4

$1,672.87                                from A7110.4           to A5182.4

$2,526.60                                from A7110.4           to A8020.4

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

Approve Claims                                                                     

                Motion was made by Trustee Walker, seconded by Trustee Montford that the following claims be approved and the Clerk instructed to draw checks therefore:

                General Fund claims in the amount of $77,480.00 as set forth in Abstract #12

                Water Fund claims in the amount of $19,441.40 as set forth in Abstract #12

                Sewer Fund claims in the amount of $64,629.94 as set forth in Abstract #12

                Vac-All capital fund in the amount of $2,000.00 as set forth in Abstract #12

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

Tim Banker from the SUNY Buffalo Law School clinical legal education program came to the meeting to answer any questions the board may have regarding the “Community Cats” program.  Members of the Board asked questions about the long term effects of the program and the legalities of the local law changes. 

 

Dana and Linda Blujus attended the meeting to discuss the issues with the neighboring property. 

 

Committee Reports:

Public Safety- Chief Hendershott commended Officer Andre’s actions regarding the stolen ATVs from Batavia that were recovered in the Village.  Chief Myers discussed the activity in the fire department.

 

Planning Board- Mr. Post offered names of interested parties for our Planning board. 

 

DPW-None

 

Village Administrator- Administrator Post submitted the Treasurers report for April.  He presented the bank reconciliation report.  He discussed the digester project status.  He also discussed a letter from the American Legion of West Seneca Post No. 735.  Mr. Post presented a letter from Mountain Engineering regarding Village of Alexander’s water line replacement and their intent to establish lead agency for SEQR.  He also submitted a letter from Nussbaumer and Clarke regarding the wall in the Market Street parking lot.  He presented two letters regarding the hometown hero banners.    

 

2017-54 PROCLAMATION for Howard Barraclough, Sr.

Motion was made by Trustee                Walker seconded by Trustee Durfee that the Village of Attica Board of Trustees offer the following Proclamation:

 

A PROCLAMATION TO HONOR HOWARD BARRACLOUGH, SR. –

“50 YEAR”

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER FOR THE ATTICA FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

WHEREAS, Howard Barraclough, Sr. was very involved in his community within the Village and Town of Attica; and

 

WHEREAS, Howard Barraclough, Sr. joined the Attica Volunteer Fire Department in 1967 and served in many different administrative and operational positions for the Attica Fire Department, he also served on many different committees for the department; and

               

WHEREAS, Howard Barraclough, Sr. operated fire and rescue apparatus on many incidents throughout the Village and Town of Attica, as well as mutual aid in other communities; and

 

WHEREAS, Howard Barraclough, Sr. was a stellar example of a volunteer firefighter – always active and helping with department fundraisers or opportunities for community outreach; and

 

WHEREAS, Howard Barraclough, Sr. was a good-standing Village of Attica citizen, who gave so much of himself to the community in service and compassion;

 

Now, therefore, be it PROCLAIMED by the Village of Attica Board of Trustees this 16th day of May 2017, That Howard Barraclough, Sr. be, and is hereby, recognized and honored by the Village of Attica Board of Trustees for his monumental citizenship to our Village and commendable 50 years of  membership to the Attica Fire Department.

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-55 Purchases under County and State Bids

Motion was made by Trustee Durfee seconded by Trustee Prusak that the Village purchases Limestone, Stone products, Asphalt Products, Ready Mixed Concrete, Bituminous Road Oil and Gasoline under the Wyoming County Highway Bids.           

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-56 Contract with the Attica Fire Department Inc.

Motion was made by Trustee                Walker seconded by Trustee Durfee that the Village enter into a Fire Protection Contract with the Attica Fire Department Inc. providing for the Fire Department to render fire protection services within the Village of Attica and within the Township of Attica for a period of one year, commencing on the 1st day of June, 2017 and ending on the 31st day of May 2018 for the sum of $5,000 for said year of service; that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign said contract.

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-57 Special meeting May 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Motion was made by Trustee                Durfee seconded by Trustee Prusak that the Village of Attica Board of Trustees sets May 30, 2017 as the date and the Municipal building at 4:00 PM as the place and time for a special meeting. 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-58 SEQR Resolution – Negative Declaration

Motion was made by Trustee                Prusak seconded by Trustee Durfee that the Village Board of Trustees adopts the following resolution

VILLAGE OF ATTICA

SEQR RESOLUTION - NEGATIVE DECLARATION

 

Accessibility Improvements (Stevens Memorial Community Library)

(2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT)

 

                WHEREAS,

 

  1. In accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review regulations (SEQR), the Village Board of the Village of Attica announced its intent to serve as Lead Agency on March 21, 2017, to conduct an environmental review of proposed accessibility improvements to the Stevens Memorial Community Library

     

  2. The Village Board has determined that the proposed action is an “Unlisted Action” as defined under SEQR.

     

  3. The Village Board, in its capacity of Lead Agency, has caused to be prepared an environmental assessment of the significance of and potential environmental impact of the action described above. 

     

  1. On March 23, 2017, the Village Board notified the potentially Involved and Interested Agencies of its intention to act as Lead Agency for this project and circulated Part 1 of the short Environmental Assessment Form. 

     

  2. No comments were received from the public or the interested and involved agencies and none of the agencies have objected to the Village Board acting as Lead Agency.  The Village will continue to work with Federal, State and local agencies until all necessary permits and approvals have been obtained.

     

  3. The Village Board has considered the Environmental Record prepared for this action, including any comments received from the Involved Agencies, and the proposed Negative Declaration.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,

 

The Village Board declares that it will serve as Lead Agency for the Accessibility Improvement (Stevens Memorial Community Library) project; and,

 

The Village Board declares that, based on the Environmental Record which has been prepared, the project will result in no major impacts and, therefore, will not cause significant damage to the environment.  A Negative Declaration under SEQR is therefore issued for this project.

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-59 AYA agreement

Motion was made by Trustee Walker seconded by Trustee Montford that the Village Board of Trustees approves the annual agreement with Attica Youth Athletics, Inc. (AYA).

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-60 Agreement with Brock, Schechter & Polakoff

Motion was made by Trustee                Durfee seconded by Trustee Walker that the Village Board approves the agreement with the firm Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP for the annual single fund audit for USDA RA.   

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-61 Lifeguards for 2017

Motion was made by Trustee                Walker seconded by Trustee Prusak that the Village Board approves the following lifeguards for the 2017 summer.

Macy Cook - Head Lifeguard, Emma Hopfinger, Emma Durfee, Autumn Wildey, Chloe Batog, Leah Veley, and Parker Wildey.  Note that the pool at the high school will not be used by the Village of Attica.      

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-62 Recreation Aids for 2017

Motion was made by Trustee                Durfee seconded by Trustee Montford that the Village approves the appointment of the following aides for recreation.

Carlee Biehl, Levi Snyder, Bradley Lilac, Dawson Nelson, Emily Weber, and Alyssa Meyer

 

 On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-63 Approval to bid Primary Digester Sludge Mixing/Heating Tube

Motion was made by Trustee                Prusak seconded by Trustee Montford that the Village Board approves the bid document for the primary digester sludge mixing/heating tube replacement project. 

               

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-64 Special Event approval

Motion was made by Trustee                Walker seconded by Trustee Durfee that the Village Board approves the application from Main Street Insurance agency Inc, for a Village scavenger hunt with village businesses.  This event will be scheduled for July 27, 2017 between 6 and 7:30 PM. 

 

 On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-65 Approve bank reconciliation report from treasurer for 04/2017.

Motion was made by Trustee                Durfee seconded by Trustee Walker that the Village board approves the bank reconciliation report for April 2017.

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-66 NYS County Wide Shared services Initiative  

Motion was made by Trustee Prusak seconded by Trustee Walker that the Village Board approves the attendance of Mayor Lepsch on the NYS County-Wide Shared Services Initiative committee. 

 

 On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-67 Surplus fire department equipment  

Motion was made by Trustee                Montford seconded by Trustee Durfee that the Village Board approves the surplus equipment from the Attica Fire Department. 

 

13 Steel Scott Air bottles

20 Carbon Scott Air bottles

15 Scott Air Packs

11 Masks

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

2017-68 CSEA DPW Unit 9251-A agreement

Motion was made by Trustee                Montford seconded by Trustee Durfee that the village board approves the labor agreement with Unit 9251-A (DPW).      

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried

 

2017-69 Loan Resolution

Motion was made by Trustee                Montford seconded by Trustee Walker that the village board approves the USDA form RD 1942-47 loan agreement for the purchase of the Vac-All.            

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried

 

2017-70 New Planning board members

Motion was made by Trustee                Montford seconded by Trustee Walker that the Village appoint the following to our planning board.

 

Jennifer Baldwin 4 year term (expires May 2021)

Laura Johnson 4 year term     (expires May 2021)

Brian Fugle 3 year term         (expires May 2020)

Victor Marrale 3 year term    (expires May 2020)

Zachary Signor 2 year term    (expires May 2019)

Judy White 2 year term          (expires May 2019)

Daryl May 2 year term            (expires May 2019)

 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried

 

Executive Session

Motion was made by Trustee Prusak seconded by Trustee Montford to enter into Executive session at 8:19 PM to discuss legal and personal matters. 

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes: Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes.

The motion was declared and carried.

Re-entered regular meeting at 8:31 pm

 

Adjournment

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 P.M. by Trustee Montford seconded by Trustee Durfee.                    

On the call of the roll, the vote was as follows:  Prusak yes; Montford yes; Durfee yes; Walker yes

The motion was declared and carried.

 

                                                Douglas A. Post

                                                Administrator, Village of Attica


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