Village of Williamsville Village Board met August 14
Village of Williamsville Village Board met August 14.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
The Town Hall/board meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Tom Yokley. Present: Clerk: Karen Winger. Trustees: Patrick Gettleman, John Brennan, Heather Hofferkamp, Skylar Tierney, Dave Carter, Matt Bunger.
Guests: See attached.
Trustee Tierney moved to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of July 24, 2017, seconded by Trustee Brennan. All ayes, motion carried.
Communications: President Yokley stated the Village has purchased the portion of the McGrath property that is needed for the overpass project. The Village now holds the title to the property.
President Yokley asked that the board take a moment of silence in honor of John Brennan's sister who passed away.
Guests Comments/Concerns: Judy Krell attended the meeting. She inquired about the rumor regarding the Village only allowing one waste hauler to be allowed in the Village. President Yokley stated they are looking into different options regarding waste haulers. He said the goal is to keep the garbage trucks out of the alleys. He also stated recycling is an issue.
Finance (Skylar Tierney): Richard Grafton from Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden attended the meeting to give the 2016 Audit Report, Richard Grafton discussed starting a new account for the library fund. Richard Grafton stated the audit went well. He thanked President Yokley and the Village Board for hiring them to do the budget. He thanked Karen Winger for helping with the audit.
Trustee Tierney made a motion to pay bills as presented. Trustee Hofferkamp seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
President Yokley discussed sales and fuel tax. He asked that the Finance Committee schedule a meeting to discuss these two taxes. The village may consider increasing the taxes. The sales tax has to be increased in quarter of percent. He discussed the additional taxes/fees that the legislature will be taking. Ordinances will be have to be passed by October 1 in order to be in effect in January 2018. He states that approximately 90% of customers are out-of-towners.
A resolution will be passed at the next board meeting in regards to the TIF fund reimbursing the sewer fund.
Public Safety (John Brennan): Trustee Brennan shared the Incident Analysis report for July.
Water & Sewer (Matt Bunger): Trustee Bunger stated the village has received a letter from CWLP regarding the new water rates. The water rate increase is retro to March 1'. The retro amount is $6,614.00. The village will be looking into some proposed fees on water bills for maintenance items and water rates. A Water/Sewer Committee meeting will be scheduled to discuss these topics.
Economic Development (Hofferkamp): Trustee Hofferkamp stated she is doing some research on some projects. She inquired about the boxcars. She has been approached about renting the boxcars. A tee-shirt business is inquiring about the boxcars. She will be doing some research on the project.
Trustee Hofferkamp is looking into having a farmers market in Williamsville next year.
Parks & Recreation (Dave Carter): Trustee Carter made a motion to approve the estimate from the township for oil/chipping of the back parking lot of the park. The estimate is $3,500. The JFL has committed to paying $1,500 towards this project. Trustee Genttleman seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Carter stated he is having a Parks committee meeting on Monday, August 28" at 6:00 p.m. to discuss 2018 budget.
Trustee Carter thanked Skylar Tierney and the baseball coaches for a successful season. He also thanked Public Works for the work they do at the park with the mowing, etc.
Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks & Storm Sewers (Patrick Gettleman): Trustee Gettleman stated the bids for the street repair will be approved at the next board meeting.
Additional Business: Trustee Brennan introduced an ordinance for bidding and contract procedures for the Village. This ordinance will be passed at the next board meeting.
The board discussed the property located at 202 West Harpole Street. Topics discussed were the grass, weeds, storage sheds, and tree that needs removed. The tree is dead and is a public safety concern. Letters have been sent to US Bank.
Trustee Carter made a motion to have the tree removed immediately, seconded by Trustee Bunger. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Brennan made a motion to enter into executive session (C-1) to discuss employment at 7:34 p.m. He also invited Police Chief Edwards to attend the session. Trustee Hofferkamp seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. The board took a five minutes recess before entering into Executive Session.
The board resumed regular session at 7:45 p.m.
Alec Tucker has been chosen as Police Officer. He is scheduled to attend the Police Academy in January. He will not be allowed to carry a gun until January. He can't patrol by himself until January. He will be able to complete part of the PTO items before he goes to the academy. President Yokley has asked for a recommendation from Trustee Brennan and Chief Edwards regarding Alec's salary. His rate of pay will change once he completes the academy. In the past, officers have received between a $1-1.50 once they have completed the academy. President Yokley would like for him to start right after Labor Day. He would like to have him helping at the Fall Festival. He will be working directly with Chief Edwards to complete his training requirements and department training.
Trustee Brennan made a motion to approve Alec Tucker as a sworn police officer for the Village of Williamsville. His pay will be $14/hour with an increase after successful completion of the training academy. Trustee Gettleman seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Alec will be sworn in on Monday, August 28" at the board meeting.
The regular board meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Williamsville adjourned at 7:54 p.m.