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Meeting Minutes April 2016

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APRIL 4, 2016                                                                     VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

                                                                                                VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

                                                                                                PO BOX 7, 18 CHURCH STREET

                                                                                                GREENWOOD LAKE, NY  10925

 

                                                                                                VILLAGE COURTHOUSE

 

PRESENT:            MAYOR JESSE DWYER

 

                                TRUSTEE KATHELEEN HOLDER

                                TRUSTEE TOM HOWLEY

                                TRUSTEE CHAD SELLIER

 

                                ATTORNEY JOHN BUCKHEIT

 

ABSENT:              TRUSTEE KELLI KELM

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. 

 

MAYOR DWYER ASKED TRUSTEE HOLDER AND TRUSTEE SELLIER TO COME UP FRONT TO BE SWORN INTO OFFICE. 

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN. 

 

ALL PRESENT EXCEPT TRUSTEE KELM. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED TONIGHT IS OUR REORGANIZATION FOR THE YEAR AND THE APPOINTMENTS FOR THE YEAR ARE: 

 

 

 

DEPUTY MAYOR                                               TRUSTEE KELM

POLICE DEPT LIASION                   MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE HOWLEY

BUILDING DEPT LIASION                              TRUSTEE SELLIER

MUNICIPAL WATER LIASION      MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE HOWLEY

PLANNING BOARD LIASION                        TRUSTEE SELLIER

VILLAGE CODE COMMITTEE               TRUSTEE SELLIER

RECREATION PROGRAMS                            TRUSTEE KELM/ TRUSTEE HOLDER

ZONING BOARD LIASION                       TRUSTEE SELLIER

LIBRARY LIASION                                           TRUSTEE HOLDER

HEALTH AND WELLNESS                              TRUSTEE HOLDER

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS          TRUSTEE HOLDER

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                           TRUSTEE KELM

REVIT LIASION                                                 TRUSTEE SELLIER

SCHOOL BOARD LIASION                           TRUSTEE HOLDER

PUBLIC SAFETY LIASION                      TRUSTEE HOWLEY

FIRE/AMBUL LIASION                    TRUSTEE HOWLEY

PUBLIC WORKS LIASION                             TRUSTEE HOWLEY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                         MAYOR  DWYER/TRUSTEE SELLIER

GWL COALITION                                             MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE KELM

ADMIN/FINANCE/BUDGET                             MAYOR DWYER

SENIOR CITIZEN LIASION                     TRUSTEE KELM

VILLAGE CLERK/TREAS                                PATRICIA OLSEN

DEPUTY CLERK                                 ELIZABETH FARRELL

VILLAGE ATTORNEY                                      JOHN L. BUCKHEIT

ZBA ATTORNEY                                                BRUCE DUNN

PLANNING BD ATTORNEY                            ELISE TURHUNE

GREENWOOD LAKE COMMISSION    MAYOR DWYER

REGISTER VITAL STATISTICS    TOWN CLERK EILEEN ASTORINO

ACTING VILLAGE JUSTICE                           MARTIN STANTON

CHAPLAIN                                                          REV. ROBERT SWEENEY

ASSESSOR                                                          RICHARD HUBNER

COURT CLERK                                  KATHLEEN ROUSSEAU

SENIOR CITIZENS DIRECTOR      DONNA GARLEY

LABOR CONSULTANT                                   MICHAEL RICHARDSON

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER                  WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH

BUILDING INSPECTOR                   DODY NICHOLAS

VILLAGE CHIEF OF POLICE                          JOHN HANSEN

WATER PLANT OPERATOR                         LONG POND WATER WORKS

GARBAGE AND REFUSE                 INTERSTATE WASTE

BANK DEPOSITORY                                        STERLING NATIONAL

OFFICIAL MEETING DATES                           3RD MONDAY 7:30PM

MARRIAGE OFFICERS                    MAYOR DWYER/TRUSTEE KELM

PLANNING BOARD CHAIRMAN  ROBERT ZIMMER

ZONING BOARD CHAIRPERSON                DIANE BRAMICH

 

MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REORGANIZATION AS STATED.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED APRIL IS ANIMAL CRUELTY MONTH AND WE  HAVE A PROCLAMATION FOR THEM:

 

WHEREAS THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE, THE CITIZENS OF THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE AND THE WARWICK HUMANE SOCIETY ARE CONCERNED WITH THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AND,

 

WHEREAS THE KIND AND HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS HAS A STRONG CORELATION TO THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE, AND

 

WHEREAS, ANIMAL CRUELTY IS PROVEN TO DIRECTLY PARALLEL VIOLENT AND CRIMINAL ACTS ON PEOPLE, AND

 

WHEREAS, TOGETHER WITH THE WARWICK VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY, THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE URGES THE VIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS AND WANT TO MAKE THE PUBLIC MORE AWAREOF THESE LAWS IN HOPE OF ELINIMATING CRUELTY TO ALL ANIMALS, WILD OR TAME, AND,

 

WHEREAS, THE MONTH OF APRIL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AS “PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY MONTH”

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM APRIL 2016   PREVENTION OF ANIMAL CRUELTY MONTH AND CALL UPON THE RESIDENTS TO TREAT ANY AND ALL ANIMALS WITH KINDNESS,. CONSIDERATION AND RESPECT. AND TO REPORT THE ABUSE. NEGLECT OR CRUELTY OF ALL ANIMALS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OR TO THE WARWICK VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY. 

 

PROCLAIMED THIS 4TH DAY OF APRIL 2016. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTER FROM THE WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH ASKING TO BE REAPPOINTED AS THE VILLAGE’S LEGAL NEWSPAPER.  THEY WERE APPOINTED.

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – THE TOWN IS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE BEACH READY TO OPEN. 

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST COMMANDER RICH MCKENNA – I’M VERY PROUD TO BE COMMANDER AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EVERYONE. 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORTED BY DODY NICHOLAS, BUILDING INSPECTOR

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH I COLLECTED $5,618.00 IN FEES.  THIRTEEN ORDER TO REMEDY/ VIOLATIONS WERE SENT OUT, 21 BUILDING PERMITS WERE ISSUED, 13 CC/CO’S WERE ISSUED, 45 SEPTIC LETTERS WERE SENT, 19 EXPIRED PERMIT LETTERS WENT OUT. 24 RENTAL INSPECTIONS LETTERS WERE SENT, 8 FIRE INSPECTIONS LETTER WERE SENT, 29 RENTAL INSPECTIONS WERE DONE, 5 COMMERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS WERE DONE AND 10 MUNICIPAL SEARCHES WERE DONE.  IN ADDITION I APPEARED IN COURT WITH 3 CASES AND ATTENDED 1 PLANNING BOARD MEETING. 

 

DPW REPORTED BY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEN ASTORINO

 

WE HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF ROAD SWEEPING AND CLEANED OUT ABOUT 90% OF THE CATCH BASINS ALREADY.  THE VAC TRUCK IS GETTING SOME REPAIRS DONE.  WE HAVE COLD MIX AND HAVE BEEN PATCHING POTHOLES.  HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK THE ASPHALT PLANT WILL BE OPEN AND WE CAN GET HOT MIX TO DO SOME PERMANENT REPAIRS.  WE WORKED ON THE WALKING PATH AND THE PARKS AND THE BEACH.  WE BROUGHT IN SOME TOPSOIL FOR THE VILLAGE PARKS AND HAULED SOME ITEM AND SAND TO STOCKPILE.  WE ALSO HELPED INSTALL A DRAIN PIPE AT THE WATER PLANT.   IF WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND SALT ANYMORE THIS YEAR WE WILL BE USING STRAIGHT SALT. 

 

POLICE  REPORTED BY CHIEF HANSEN

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016 WE HAD 1397 COMPLAINTS AND MADE 32 ARRESTS.  WE ISSUED 109 PARKING TICKETS AND INVESTIGATED 8 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.  WE MADE 3 VILLAGE CODE ARRESTS AND INVESTIGATED 2 NAVIGATION COMPLAINTS.  WE ALSO HAVE OUR PILL DROP THIS MONTH ON THE 30TH FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP RUNNING THE DEPARTMENT AND WORKING WITH US ON OUR BUDGET. 

 

COURT                 REPORTED  BY JUSTICE KEITH GARLEY

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE COURT OPENED 134 CASES AND CLOSED OUT 131.

 

AMBULANCE CORP                         REPORTED BY NANCY BRENNER DEANGELO

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WE HANDLED 34 MEDICAL EVENTS WITH 115 TO DATE.  THIS INCLUDED MVA’S, TRAUMA, GENERAL ILLNESS, ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND OVERDOSES. 

 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER REPORT

 

LIBRARY – ON APRIL 10TH THEY ARE HAVING AN EXPEDITION ACROSS AFRICA AT 1:00PM.  THERE IS A PHOTO CUBE CRAFT CLASS ON THURSDAY,  PLEASE CALL THE FRONT DESK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.  THEY ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING IS APRIL 15TH AT 3:00PM.  THEY ARE ALSO HOLDING A COLLEGE ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS.  COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IS  TUESDAY APIL 19TH FROM 6:30 – 7:30PM AND THE FINANCIAL AID IS TUESDAY APRIL 26TH FROM 6:30 TO 7:30.

 

SCHOOL BOARD – THERE ARE TWO SEATS OPEN THIS YEAR, LENA BUCKLEYS AND KARYN GARDNERS.  I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF THE STUDENTS THAT PUT ON THE MUSICAL SLEEPING BEAUTY.  THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB AND THE TEACHERS, MR. P AND MR BANELLI WHO DID THE SET DESIGNING.  APRIL 8TH IS A SWEETHEART DANCE WHICH IS FREE FOR THE STUDENT AND $5.00 FOR YOUR GUEST WHICH MUST BE AN ADULT.   THIS WILL BENEFIT THE EIGHTH GRADE CLASS WHO IS GOING TO WASHINGTON DC IN MAY.  ON APRIL 6TH AND APRIL 13 THERE ARE BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET WORKSHOPS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY.  THE NEXT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEEDTING IS APRIL 20TH

 

RECREATION – LITTLE LEAGUE PARADE IS THIS SUNDAY AT 9:00AM.  SOCCER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN, PLEASE GO TO GWLSOCCER.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.  BASKETBALL IS MONDAY FOR GRADES 6 TO 8 FROM 8:00PM TO 9:30PM, WEDNESDAY FOR GRADES 9 TO 12 FROM 8:00 TO 10:00PM; AND FRIDAYS FOR MEN FROM 8:00PM TO 10:00PM ALL AT THE GWL MIDDLE SCHOOL.  APRIL 9TH IS OPENING DAY FOR LITTLE LEAGUE AND GIRLS SOFTBALL AT 9:00AM.  APRIL 10TH HOLY ROSARY IS HAVING WINE AND DESIGN AT 2:00P MON APRIL 11TH THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET AT VILLAGE HALL AT 7:00PM.  APRIL 11TH THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON CDBG GRANT AT VILLAGE HALL AT 7:30PM,. APRIL 11TH VILLAGE BOARD MEETING TO ADOPT BUDGET AFTER CDBG PUBLIC HEARING; APRIL 16TH VILLAGE ANNUAL CLEAN SWEEP, APRIL 23RD 11;AM GRACE LUUTHERAN ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR, APRIL 28TH STAIRWAY TO HEROIN 7:00PM AT THE GWL MIDDLE SCHOOL, APRIL 30TH GWL PD COALTION PILL DROP FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM.  NO LIQUIDS OR NEEDLES. PLEASE MAKE A DONATION OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD FOR THE GWL FOOD PANTRY.  

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY REPORT

 

WATER – PHIL LANDRU COULD NOT MAKE IT TONIGHT.  THEY HAVE BEEN DETECTING A LOT OF EXTRA WATER USAGE COMING OUT OF THE PLANT.  TODAY WE HAD A COMPANY COME IN THAT DETECTS WATER LEAKS AND THEY FOUND A SUBSTANTIAL LEAK OFF OF MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE.  IT HAS BEEN FIXED.  WE ARE TESTING OUR WATER QUALITY REGULARLY NOW AS REQUIRED BY OUR SPEDES PERMIT.  THE LEAD PROBLEM IN FLINT MICHIGAN MAY BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IT IS ENLIGHTENING PEOPLE ON HOW LEAD GETS INTO YOUR WATER.  WHEN THE WATER COMES OUT OF THE PLANT IT IS PURE, NO LEAD.  THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS OLD AND PIPING IN HOUSING IS OLD AND THAT’S WHERE THE LEAD IS COMING FROM.  WE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEC AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. 

 

POLICE – THERE WERE TWO HEROIN ARRESTS JUST LAST WEEK IN GREENWOOD LAKE.  THERE IS HEROIN ALL OVER, IT’S CHEAP.  THE K 9 WAS USED AND THEY DID A GREAT JOB. 

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER REPORT

 

IN THE MONTH OF MARCH THERE WAS A PLANNING BOARD MEETING WITH ONE APPLICANT, THE IRISH WHISPER.  THAT APPLICATION WAS ADJOURNED TO APRIL 2016 FOR SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONAL REQUESTS AND COMMENT BACK FROM ORANGE COUNTY.  THEY WILL APPEAR AGAIN THIS THURSDAY BEFORE THE PLANNING BOARD.  THERE WAS NO ZBA MEETING IN MARCH.  THERE WAS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE MEETING BUT I COULDN’T ATTEND.  THEY ARE STILL IN THE FINAL EDIT MODE AND SHOULD BE COMPLETE SOON. 

 

BARK PARK – WE HAVE DONE SOME UPGRADES, ADDED SOME BENCHES, PUT SOME WOOD CHIPS DOWN AS WELL.  WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF TRAFFIC WHICH IS GOOD. 

 

I AM GOING TO BE MODERATING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FORUM.

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT REPORT

 

TODAY I SPOKE WITH THE COUNTY REAL PROPERTY MANAGER TO TRY AND OBTAIN FOR THE VILLAGE THE TRIANGLE OF REAL PROPERTY AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAKES ROAD AND OLD DUTCH HOLLOW ROAD.  HE COMMITTED TO A PRICE OF $100 WHICH IS AFFORDABLE AND WE ANTICIPATE GETTING THE FINAL DOCUMENTS PREPARED IN THE FINAL WEEKS.   WE HAD A COMPLAINT OF A DANGEROUS DOG THAT HAS BITTEN OTHER DOGS.  OFFICER MALARA HAS INVESTIGATED AND REPORTED THIS TO THE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY.  THE DA HAS DECLINED TO PROSECUTE SO WE HAVE ISSUED AN APPROPRIATE CITATION AND WILL BE TAKING ACTIONS TO ENFORCE OUR VILLAGE CODE AGAINST THE OWNER SO THAT THE BARK PARK WILL CONTINUE TO BE A SAFE PLACE FOR OTHER DOGS AND OWNERS.  I ATTENDED THE FRIEND IN NEED AT THE AMERICAN LEGION AND WAS PLEASED TO SEE MOST OF THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT THERE WHICH CONTINUES TO MAKE THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.  MANY PEOPLE BROUGHT ISSUES TO MY ATTENTION.  WE ARE WORKING ON A PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM AGAINST A MOTORIST WHO DESTROYED SOME VILLAGE PROPERTY. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – DO WE NEED TO PASS A RESOLUTION REGARDING THAT TRIANGLE OF PROPERTY?

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – WE SHOULD PASS A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING YOU, AS SOON AS THE COUNTY IS READY TO MOVE FORWARD, TO PAY THE $100 TO THE COUNTY AND SIGN THE REQUIRED PAPERWORK. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK PAT OLSEN REPORT

 

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE WATER BILLS CAME OUT ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.  IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED IT PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AND WE WILL REPRINT ONE FOR YOU.  IF YOU HAD A PRIOR BALANCE ON YOUR BILL, THAT BALANCE HAS BEEN RELEVIED ON TO YOUR JUNE TAX BILL.  I WANT TO PUT OUT A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE AMERICAN LEGON, SONS OF THE LEGION, WOMENS AUXILIARY AND ALL THE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND VOLUNTEERS THAT CAME OUT AND MAKE A SUCCESSFUL FRIEND IN NEED ON SATURDAY.  IT WAS AN AWESOME DAY AND I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY.

 

MAYOR DWYER – PAT YOU DID A GREAT JOB COORDINATING THAT EVENT WITH ALL OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS AS WELL,  THANK YOU.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

LEAD AND COPPER – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR LEAD AND COPPER LEVELS AND COMPLYING WITH THE DEC AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SUBMITTING VERY LENGTHY FORMS TO REINTRODUCE PHOSPHATE TO OUR WATER TREATMENT PROCESS.  WE HOPE THAT WE ARE SUCCESSFUL.  THE HEALTH OF OUR RESIDENTS REMAINS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE. 

 

VILLAGE BUDGET – WE HAD OUR FINAL WORKSHOP HERE EARLIER TONIGHT.  WE HAVE A GREAT BUDGET THAT KEEPS OUR TAXES FAR BELOW THE TAX CAP AND PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO CRITICAL ASPECTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.  WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET NEXT MONDAY AT VILLAGE HALL AT 7:00PM.  AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW THE TAX RATE WILL INCREASE .13  CENTS PER THOUSAND, WHICH IS LESS THAN ½ OF 1%.  I WILL PREPARE A COMPARISON PRESENTATION FOR THE PUBLIC SHOWING THE CHANGES IN OUR BUDGETS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. 

 

WATERSTONE SIDEWALK – WE MET WITH THE COUNTY ENGINEERS AND THE COUNTY DPW ON THE PLANS AND THEIR OWNERSHIP OF THE BRIDGE.  WE WENT OVER THE FEASIBILITY OF CHANGING THE SIDEWALK CONFIGURATION ON THE BRIDGE. 

 

IDA GRANT SUBMISSION PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH – WE DID GET PERMISSION TO ACQUIRE THE TRIANGLE OF PROPERTY AT A COST OF $100.00.  IT WILL BE TURNED INTO A PUBLIC PARK AND PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH FOR OUR RESIDENTS.  WE WILL BE SUBMITTING THAT GRANT APPLICATION THIS MONTH FOR $52,000. 

 

CDBG – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT – THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY APRIL 11TH AT 7:30 PM TO APPLY FOR A HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE WALKWAY THROUGH THE WETLANDS BEHIND CVS AND IT WILL CONNECT TO OUR DOG PARK.   IT WILL BE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY NATURE WALK THROUGH OUR WETLANDS.  THAT GRANT WILL BE FOR 125,000. 

 

LAKE MANAGEMENT – ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT AND I HAD BREAKFAST WITH SENATOR BONACIC ON SUNDAY AND DISCUSSED OUR GOALS AND PLANS FOR LAKE MANAGEMENT.  HE HAS BEEN A GREAT PARTNER AND KNOWS GREENWOOD LAKE VERY WELL AND HE HAS ASSURED US THAT THERE IS SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS COMING OUT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT IS EARMARKED FOR LAKE MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE.  HE THINKS GREENWOOD LAKE WILL HAVE A GREAT CHANCE OF GETTING SOME OF THAT FUNDING.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CODE COMMITTEE ITEMS – MAYOR DWYER STATED TRUSTEE SELLIER IS WORKING ON PUTTING THIS COMMITTEE TOGETHER AND THEY ARE WORKING ON GETTNG ALL OF THE OUTDATED CODES THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO THE VILLAGE BOARD OR THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS BEING PROBLEMATIC.  THIS COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THEM AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE VILLAGE BOARD.  

 

WINDERMERE AVENUE SIDEWALKS – THIS HAS BEEN A BATTLE FOR MANY YEARS TO TRY AND REPLACE AND MAINTAIN OUR SIDEWALKS ON WINDERMERE AVENUE.  AFTER OUR ENGINEER HAS SPOKEN TO CHIPS AND THE DOT WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT CHIPS FUNDING MAY BE USED TO FIX SIDEWALKS ON OUR MAIN STREET.  WE WILL CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION.  ONE OF THE IDEAS WE CAME UP WITH WAS DOING SOME KIND OF GRANT PROGRAM.  THE VILLAGE WOULD GIVE AN 80% GRANT TO THE PROPERTY OWNER WHO WOULD CONTRIBUTE 20%.  WE UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL BURDEN THAT COMES WITH DETERIORATING SIDEWALKS.  WHEN WE GET DEFINITIVE CONFIRMATION THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY USE THIS MONEY FOR SIDEWALKS WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. 

 

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR.

 

NANCY DEANGELO – MANY PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF ALL THE WORK THE LIONS CLUB DOES.  WE ARE HAVING A SLICED STEAK DINNER ON APRIL 10TH AND TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY LIONS CLUB MEMBER OR SHARON GEHLER.  HER CELL PHONE IS 222-9219.  THE TICKETS ARE 30.00 AND THERE ARE CASH PRIZES AS WELL AS THE DINNER INCLUDED AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. 

 

NANCY DEANGELO – THE TRIANGLE PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, IS THAT THE PIECE THAT USED TO BE OWNED BY PAT CAMPBELL?

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – NO, THIS PIECE WAS OWNED BY RESIDENTS ON OLD DUTCH HOLLOW.  WHEN THE COUNTY REORGANIZED THE ROADS IT LOST ITS OLD TAX ID NUMBER AND THE COUNTY TOOK OVER OWNERSHIP OF IT. 

 

MANNY TIRADO – THE CHIPS FUNDING THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT USING FOR THE SIDEWALKS ON WINDERMERE WOULD THAT BE USED ON A FINANCIAL NEED BASIS?

 

MAYOR DWYER –  I DON’T THINK WE HAVE THE MEANS TO DETERMINE WHO IS FINANCIALLY PROFITABLE AND WHO IS NOT.

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – THE ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS WE DON’T WANT TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM FIXING THEIR SIDEWALK, WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER. 

 

MAYOR DWYER- THIS IS JUST THE START OF THE CONVERSATION.

 

NANCY DEANGELO – IS THERE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR WHAT THE VILLAGE BOARD WANTS THOSE SIDEWALKS TO LOOK LIKE?

 

MAYOR DWYER – NOT YET.  WE ARE JUST GOING TO FIND OUT IF IT WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CHIPS FUNDING.  THEN WE WILL LOOK AT SPECIFICS.  WE WOULD WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPTION OF PAVERS OR CONCRETE.  

 

ROBIN DUNLOP – IS IT COMMON TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING AND A PLANNING BOARD MEETING ON THE SAME NIGHT?

 

MAYOR DWYER – FOR A PUBLIC HEARING YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE PROPER NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. 

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER – ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHEN THEY OPEN UP THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING TO THE PUBLIC?

 

ROBIN DUNLOP – THIS COMING WEEK THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING AND A PLANNING BOARD MEETING ON THE SAME NIGHT.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THAT IS THE SAME THING WE DID TONIGHT.  WE HAD A PUBLIC HEARING EARLIER AND THAT HAS TO HAVE BEEN NOTICED TO THE PUBLIC SO THAT THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

 

ROBIN DUNLOP  I DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY NEEDED TIME TO PROCESS WHAT IS SAID AT THE HEARING INSTEAD OF HAVING THE MEETING 20 MINUTES AFTER. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – LETS SAY THEY HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING AND DECIDE THIS IS CRAZY, THEY CAN GO INTO THEIR GENERAL MEETING AND SAY WE ARE GOING TO TABLE THIS UNTIL NEXT MONTH. 

 

CAROLE FLOOD – ARE THE GUARDRAILS THAT ARE DOWN ON MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE BEING REPLACED?

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – YES THAT IS THE VILLAGE PROPERTY THAT WAS DAMAGED THAT I MENTIONED. 

 

CAROLE FLOOD – SO WE CAN’T REPAIR IT UNTIL THE INSURANCE COMPANY PAYS?

 

ATRORNEY BUCKHEIT – WE CAN REPAIR IT.  I HAVE ASKED DPW FOR AN ESTIMATE.  THE REPAIR IS NOT CONTINGENT ON GETTING PAID. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT AND WILL HAVE TO HIRE SOMEONE TO DO IT.  THE GUARDRAIL IS STILL THERE, JUST DAMAGED,

 

ATRORNEY BUCKHEIT – WINTER IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO REPAIR SOMETHING LIKE THAT EITHER. 

 

MOTION TO PAY ALL AUDITED BILLS.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MARCH VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

RESOLUTION #21 OF 2015/2016

 

THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE IS HEREBY SUBMITTING ITS MUNICIPAL GRANT ELIGIBILITY FORM FOR CONSIDERATION UNDE THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2017 AND THAT THE MAYOR OR THE VILLAGE ENGINEER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT THIS FORM.  THEY FURTHER CERTIFY THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE MUNICIPAL GRANT ELIGIBILITY FORM,  AND HAVE MET ALL OF ITS APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS AND THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM IS ACCURATE AND TRUE TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

RESOLUTION #22 OF 2015/2016

 

AUTHORIZES THE VILLAGE CLERK TREASURER TO RENEW THE FOLLOWING BAN’S AT THE CURRENT RATE. 

 

POLICE CAR 1                   $18,138.00

POLICE CAR 2                   $17,220.00

BLD INSP CAR                   $11,395.00

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT.

 

RESOLUTION # 23 OF 2015/2016

 

AUTHORIZES THE MAYOR TO PAY $100 TO THE COUNTY OF ORANGE AND TAKE POSSESSION FROM THE COUNTY OF THAT PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY ADJACENT TO COUNTY ROAD #5 AND OLD DUTCH HOLLOW ROAD, ALONG WITH THE ADJACENT FORMER ROAD BED OF OLD DUTCH HOLLOW ROAD.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  SECONDED BY TRSUTEE HOLDER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION, ONE ABSENT. 

 

MEETING CLOSED AT 8:18 PM.

 

 

 

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/TREASURER