Meeting Minutes June 2016

/Meeting Minutes June 2016
Meeting Minutes June 2016 2017-02-02T09:29:43+00:00

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 20TH, 2016                                                                                                 VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

                                                                                                                                VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

                                                                                                                                PO BOX 7, 18 CHURCH ST

                                                                                                                                GREENWOOD LAKE, NY 10925

 

PRESENT:            MAYOR:               JESSE DWYER

 

                                TRUSTEES:          KATHELEEN HOLDER.

                                                                THOMAS HOWLEY.

                                                                KELLI KELM

                                                                CHAD SELLIER

 

                                ATTORNEY:        JOHN BUCKHEIT

                                                                                               

 

MAYOR DWYER OPENED THE MONTHLY VILLAGE BOARD MEETING WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN.  ALL PRESENT.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND RESIDENTS THAT TODAY WE HAVE EXPANDED YOUTH RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE VILLAGE THAT WE NEVER HAD BEFORE.  THERE IS A TEEN CENTER AND OPEN GYM NIGHTS FOR ALL AGES.  THESE ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS IN OUR COMMUNITY.  WE HAVE A PRESENTATION I’D LIKE TO MAKE TO THESE VOLUNTEERS.  THERESA FINN RUNS THE OPEN GYM NIGHTS AND IS INVOLVED WITH THE COALITION AS WELL.  PAM JENNINGS, ANN MARIE KARLOWSKI, JOAN DEVINE ALL RUN THE TEEN CENTER AND ARE THERE EVERY WEEK.  MAYOR DWYER THANKED ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO THEM. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED SCHOOL IS GETTING OUT THIS WEEK AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ANYONE THAT IS GRADUATINGOR MOVING UP AND I ALSO WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT KIDS ARE OUT AND ABOUT AND TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN DRIVING THE VILLAGE STREETS. 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONCERNING LARVACIDE AND MOSQUITO TRAPS THAT ARE PUT OUT AND MONITORED FOR WEST NILE VIRUS AND NOW ZIKA. 

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO  – AS YOU ARE AWARE I’VEGOTTEN PRICES TO REPLACE FILTERS IN THE CATCH BASIN.  I HAPPENED TO BE TALKING TO KARL BRABENEC AND HIS STAFF AND THEY VOLUNTEERED TO TRY TO GET $8400 OUT OF THE STATE.  I CALLED HIM TODAY AND HE HASN’T RECEIVED AN ANSWER YET.  HE WAS GOING BACK TO THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED THE ASSEMBLYMAN OWES US SOME MONEY FROM THE DOGPARK AND WE WILL BE FINDING OUT ABOUT THE LAKE COMMIISSION REPPAYING THE VILLAGE WHAT THEY OWE US ON WEDNESDAY?

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – WELL THE PROBLEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH THE COUNTY HAS NOT PROVIDED US THE FUNDING. 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT               REPORTED BY BUILDING INSPECTOR DODY NICHOLAS

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MAY THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT COLLECTED FEES OF $7578.00.  I ISSUED 19 ORDER TO REMEDIES, 30 BUILDING PERMITS, 28 CC’S/CO’S, SENT 48 SEPTIC LETTERS OUT, 21 EXPRIED PERMIT LETTERS, 17 RENTAL I NSPECTION LETTERS, AND 6 FIRE INSPECTION LETTERS.  IN ADDITION I DID 42 RENTAL INSECTIONS, 4 COMMERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS, 9 MUNICIPAL SEARCHES APPEARED IN COURT WITH 1 CASE, AND TOOK IN FOUR PLANNING BOARD APPLICATIONS AND 1 ZBA APPLICATION. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – ARE THERE ANY NEW BUSINESSES THIS MONTH?

 

DODY NICHOLAS – YES THE VAPE SHOP IS OPEN AND THERE IS ANOTHER NEW SHOP THAT SELLS CRYSTALS AND METAPHYSICAL ITEMS. 

 

DPW      REPORTED BY MAYOR DWYER

 

THE DPW HAS BEEN VERY BUSY WITH THE BATTING CAGES AND WORKING ON THE WEED HARVESTER REPAIRS.  MOST OF OUR EQUIPMENT IS GETTING MUCH OLDER AND THE CONTRACT DOESN’T REALLY SPECIFY WHO BUYS THE FUTURE EQUIPMENT NEEDED. 

 

POLICE REPORTED BY CHIEF HANSEN

 

FOR THE MONTH OF MAY WE INVESTIGATED 1353 COMPLAINTS, MADE 17 ARRESTS, ISSUED 76 TRAFFIC TICKETS, 1 PARKING TICKET, INVESTIGATED 8 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, 1 VILLAGE CODE VIOLATION AND 12 NAVIGATION COMPLAINTS.  IN ADDITION THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW PROCEDURE AND GUIDELINES FOR THOSE WITH DRUG AND OR ALCOHOL PROBLEMS.  YOU CAN COME IN FOR HELP OR ASSISTANCE TO FIND PROGRAMS AVAILABLE.  WE’RE LOOKING TO JOIN THE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WHICH BRINGS POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR THE NIGHT.  WE WILL ALL BE OUT AT THE FIELD NEXT TO CVS ALONG WITH THE AMBULANCE CORP AND FIRE DEPARTMENT.  THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AS WELL. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED I HEAR THERE IS NOW A PERMANENT PILL DROP BOX AT THE POLICE STATION.

 

CHIEF HANSEN – YES, IT IS NOW OUT IN THE LOBBY AND AVAILABLE 24/7 FOR EXPIRED MEDICATION, EXCLUDING LIQUIDS AND SYRINGES.

 

TRUSTEE KELM ASKED WHAT DO PEOPLE DO EXACTLY. 

 

CHIEF HANSEN – THEY CAN TAKE OFF THE LABELS OR LEAVE THEM ON.

 

MAYOR DWYER IF YOU SCRATCH OFF THE LABEL AND GET PULLED OVER WITH IT YOU COULD BE IN TROUBLE. 

 

TRUSTEE KELM  – YES SO WAIT UNTIL YOU GET TO THE PARKING LOT AND YOU CAN BLACK IT OUT, OR TAKE IT OFF. 

 

JUSTICE               REPORTED BY:  JUSTICE KEITH GARLEY

 

THE COURT OPENED 93 NEW FILES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY AND CLOSED 141 CASES AND IMPLEMENTED THE SECOND COURT OFFICER WHICH IS WORKING OUT WELL. 

 

WATER                 REPORTED BY:  PHIL LANDRU

 

THERES NOT MUCH TO REPORT THAT HASN’T ALREADY BEEN ON FACEBOOK.  WE’VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF UTILITY MARK OUTS , DOING OUR REGULAR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SAMPLINGS FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, DOING TURN ONS AND TURN OFFS FOR VILLAGE HALL.  WE’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH A HEALTH DEPARTMENT CHECK LIST SO THEY CAN COME OUT AND DO AN INSPECTION.  I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO FIELD SOME QUESTIONS WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND BROWN WATER COMPLAINTS. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE WATER THE PLANT IS MAKING IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND THE ISSUE IS OLD AGING INFRASTRUCTURE. 

 

PHIL LANDRU- THE PHOSPHATE THAT WE USED TO USE DID A GOOD JOB OF SEQUESTERING EVERYTHING AND REINTRODUCING IT IS NOT GOING TO COMPLETED ELIMINATE IT, IT WILL HELPFULLY CONTROL IT. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – A FLUSH WILL NOT ELIMINATE EVERYTHING IN THE LINES.  CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE CROSS SECTION OF THE PIPE THAT WAS ON FACEBOOK. 

 

PHIL LANDRU EXPLAINED THAT THE GUNK INSIDE THE PIPE WAS OXIDIZED MANGANESE. 

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – ASKED THE MAYOR IF HE WAS ALLOWED TO ADDRESS THINGS ON REAL TALK WEB PAGE.

 

MAYOR DWYER RESPONDED NO. 

 

PHIL LANDRU – THE PRIMARY REASON FOR USING ORTHOPOLYPHOSPHATE IS TO CONTROL THE LEAD AND COPPER BUT IT ALSO SEQUESTERS THE MANGANESE.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE WILL TAKE ONE QUESTION FROM NANCY DEANGELO.

 

NANCY DEANGELO – OVER A PERIOD OF TIME IF OUR PIPES WERE REPLACED, WOULD THEY BE REPLACED WITH THE SAME TYPE OF PIPING WE ALREADY HAVE?

 

PHIL LANDRU – WE WOULD USE DUCTILE IRON PIPES WHICH HAS A CONCRETE COATING ON THE INSIDE AND THAT IS THE BEST AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.  WE HAVE OLD CAST IRON OUT THERE NOW. 

 

NANCY DEANGELO – EVENTUALLY THAT IS GOING TO HAVE TO HAPPEN EITHER BY PLAN OR ACCIDENT. 

 

AMBULANCE CORP         REPORTED BY NANCY BRENNER DEANGELO

 

THE AMBULANCE CORP HAD 40 CALLS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.  WE HAVE 200 CALLS TO DATE THIS YEAR.  THERE WAS ONE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, 5 FALLS, 2 ASSAULTS, 7 DIFFICULTY BREATHING,2 OVERDOSES, 1 SEIZURE, 1 DIABETIC EMERGENCY, 1 STROKE, 2 UNATTENDED DEATHS, 4 EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED PERSON, 1 TRANSPORT AND 5 STAND BYS.  WE ARE BEING HIT WITH QUITE A LARGE NUMBER OF MEMBERS THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER,  IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME, WE WILL TRAIN THEM AND EVERYTHING.  JUST GIVE US A CALL.

 

COMMISSION REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER REPORT

 

SCHOOL BOARD – THERE WERE SOME TENURES AND A FEW RESIGNATIONS.  IT WAS THE LAST MEETING FOR KARYN GARDNER AND LENA BUCKLEY.  SUE SELSER AND MICHAEL BUCKLEY WILL BE SWORN IN AT THE NEXT MEETING.  WEDNESDAY JUNE 22ND IS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION.  JUNE 23RD IS CHESTERS GRADUATION AND THE 24TH IS WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL.

 

LIBRARY – I HAD A MEETING WITH JILL CRONIN AND WE DISCUSSED MANY THINGS.  THEY WILL LOOK INTO SPLITTING THE COST OF A MOVIE NIGHT WITH THE VILLAGE.  THEY HAVE THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM COMING UP AND REGISTRATION IS JUNE 22ND – JUNE 26TH IN THE RECREATION ROOM. 

 

RECREATION – OUR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES STARTED THIS PAST WEEKEND AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.  ZUMBA IS OFFERED FREE AT THE BEACH EVERY SATURDAY AND YOGA EVERY OTHER TUESDAY AT 9:00AM

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS INTERVIEWING FOR A PRINCIPAL  SO I SUBMIITTED MY NAME TO POSSIBLY BE ON THE COMMITTEE.

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY REPORT

 

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT PHIL LANDRU DOES A HECK OF A JOB.  HE’S AVAILABLE 24/7  AND HOLIDAYS.  HE NEVER COMPLAINS AND ALWAYS RESPONDS.  THE LAST TWO WEEKS THERE HAVE BEEN ARTICLES IN THE PAPER ABOUT WATER PROBLEMS EVERYWHERE.  I WANT TO THANK PHIL AND THE MAYOR FOR BEING ON THE FOREFRONT AND BEING AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON THIS ISSUE. 

 

POLICE – WE HAD THREE RECENT RETIREES FROM  OUR PART TIME POLICE ROSTER.  WE HAVE HIRED ONE AND WILL BE LOOKING TO HIRE MORE. 

 

TRUSTEE KELM REPORT

 

I’D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE GRADUATES THIS WEEK, AND A LITTLE SHOUT OUT TO KEVIN HOLDER WHO IS THE SALUTATORIAN FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. 

 

SENIOR CENTER – ITS SUMMER.  THEY ARE OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 10:30 TO 2:30.  WE GAVE THE SENIOR CENTER A FRESH COAT OF PAINT AND THANK YOU TO EDDIE FOR PUTTING UP THE NEW BLINDS.  THERE ARE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON SO STOP BY OR CALL THEM AT 845-477-8482.

 

FIREWORKS AND THE PARADE WILL BE ON JULY 3RD THIS YEAR.  THE PARADE IS AT 11:00AM AND THE FIREWORKS WILL BE AT DUSK. 

 

EVENTS.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 25TH IS A BENEFIT FOR WAR DOGS AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.

 

SATURDAY JULY 31ST AT THE ELKS IS A BENEFIT FOR PRECIOUS PETS RESCUE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.FLOOD.ORG

 

GIRLS SOFTBALL HAD A GREAT SEASON AND THEY ARE HAVING THEIR PICNIC AS WE SPEAK.  THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPONSORS, COACHES, UMPIRES AND RICH DEMBEK WHO RAN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR AND DIDN’T HAVE ANY GIRLS PLAYING SOFTBALL. 

 

THE STREET FAIR WAS TWO SATURDAYS AGO AND THERE WERE OVER 70 VENDORS.  I’D LIKE TO THANK MY HUSBAND ERIC FOR PUTTING IN ALL THE TIME TO ORGANIZE IT AND MY SON JAKE AND HIS FRIEND CHRISTIAN WHO WENT AROUND DOING ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING WITH PICNIC TABLES, AND TENTS ETC.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WANT TO THANK KELLY AS WELL, THEY DID A GREAT JOB AND BEST ONE IN YEARS. 

 

KELLI KELM – I WENT TO THE LAST CHAMBER MEETING.  THEY HAVE HAD A FEW ISSUES WITH PEOPLE STEPPING ON AND OFF THE BOARD BUT I AM HAPPY TO SAY THEY HAD MIDTERM ELECTIONS AND ALL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED.  WE ARE WORKING TO COME UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS AND PLANS FOR PROMOTING GREENWOOD LAKE.

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER REPORT

 

MAY WAS A QUIET MONTH AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS DID NOT MEET.  THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE ALSO DID NOT MEET BUT EXCHANGED EMAILS AND ARE READY TO DO A PRESENTATION TO THE VILLAGE BOARD AND THEN THE PUBLIC. 

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT REPORT

 

I ATTENDED THE OFFICER INSTALLATION DINNER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.  THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT HAS VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE LEGION AS WE DO WITH ALL THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS.  WE WORK HARD WITH THEM.  WITH REGARDS TO BUILDING VIOLATIONS, OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE COMPLAINTS COME IN AND WHEN THEY COME TO OUR ATTENTION, THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, MAYOR, BOARD MEMBERS AND I GO OUT AND INSPECT THEM.  IN REGARD TO THE ONGOING LAWSUIT REGARDING DAMAGE TO A GUADR RAIL, THE INSURANCE COMPANY INVOLVED IS GOING TO ISSUE RESTITUION.  I WENT TO THE STREET FAIR WITH ASSEMBLYMAN BRABENEC AND SPEND ALL THE TIME POINTING OUT THE VILLAGE’S NEEDS. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK REPORT             BY PATRICIA OLSEN

 

IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED YOUR TAX BILL YET, IT DID GO OUT JUNE 1ST, AND IS PAYABLE UNTIL JULY 1ST. WITHOUT PENALTY.  IF YOU NEED ANOTHER COPY CALL MY OFFICE.  THE VILLAGE CALENDAR HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH CONCERT SERIES AND EVENTS.  THE CARDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT MY OFFICE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS  OR CONCERNS, POT HOLES, LEAF PICK UP. ETC JUST CALL MY OFFICE AT 477-9215.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WOULD LIKE TO THANK TRUSTEE HOLDER FOR WORKING SO HARD ON THE CONCERT SERIES.  WE HAVE MORE THAN EVER THIS YEAR DUE TO HER NEGOTIATING SKILLS AND SHE DOES A WONDERFUL JOB. 

 

WE HAD A LENGTHY WORKSHOP BEFORE THE MEETING THAT EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

WATER SYSTEM/ LEAD AND COPPER – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE WERE VERY QUICK AND DECISIVE ON SOLVING THIS ISSUE AND ARE USING THE BEST TECHNOLOGY TO INSURE THAT THE WATER THAT YOU CONSUME IS WITHOUT LEAD AND COPPER.  ON WEDNESDAY WE WILL BE PERFORMING THE FINAL STEP BEFORE WE INTRODUCE ORTHOPOLYPHOSPHATE AGAIN.  THIS IS THE CHEMICAL THAT WILL ADDRESS THE LEAD AND COPPER AND KEEP THE LEAD IN YOUR PIPES FROM LEACHING OUT INTO YOUR WATER.  THE LEAD IS NOT COMING FROM THE WATER PLANT BUT IF YOU HAVE OLD PLUMBING AND HAVEN’T UPDATED IT SINCE THE 80’S YOU COULD HAVE LEAD SOLDER IN IT.  OUR LEVELS THAT HAVE BEEN DETECTED ARE AT THE LOW LEVEL.  WE ARE AT THE ACTION LEVEL WHERE WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION SO THAT THEY DON’T GET WORSEWE HAVE GOTTEN LEGAL PERMISSION TO AGAIN USE THE ORTHOPOLYPHOSPHATE, WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTROL THE SITUATION.  WE WILL KEEP THIS ON THE AGENDA UNTIL WE HAVE FALLEN BELOW THE ACTION LEVEL WHICH IS .15 PARTS PER BILLION. 

 

WATERSTONE ROAD AND WINDERMERE AVE SIDEWALKS – WE ARE GOING TO GO OUT TO BID ON WINDERMERE AVENUE SIDEWALK REPAIR AFTER WE IDENTIFY WHICH SIDEWALKS NEED TO BE DONE.  IT IS NOT GOING TO BE DONE OVER THE SUMMER AS IT IS JUST TOO BUSY THIS TIME OF YEAR.  WE WILL START REPLACING THEM AS NEEDED.  THE WATERSTONE ROAD SIDEWALK WILL BE COMING OFF THE AGENDA.  WE WILL BE DECLARING OURSELVES THE LEAD AGENCY IN THE SEQRA PROCESS, AND THEN WE WILL BE AWAITING THE FUNDING FROM THE GRANT TO START THE PROJECT, PROBABLY NEXT SPRING.

 

PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH – THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETELY FUNDED AT $52,000 IN THE NORTH ARM.  WE WILL GO OUT TO BID FOR THIS PROJECT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THE MOST COMPETITVE BID AND HOPE TO HAVE A GRAND OPENING IN THE FALL. 

 

LAKE MANAGEMENT – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE HERBICIDE PERMIT TO COME IN.  I CALLED THEM AND THEY SAID THEY HAVE A LARGE LIST OF APPLICATIONS BUT OURS IS AT THE TOP AND WE SHOULD HAVE OUR APPROVAL WITHIN A WEEK OR SO.  AS SOON AS WE GET THAT WE WILL BE POSTING ON FACEBOOK AND POSTING NOTIFICATIONS.  THE HERBICIDE WE ARE USING HAS A 24 HOUR RESTRICTION ON SWIMMING AND CONSUMING THE WATER AND EATING THE FISH.  IT’S NOT A MAJOR DISRUPTION TO OUR SUMMER PATTERN.  WE WILL KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF THAT.  THE WEED HARVESTER WILL BE GOING OUT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS THANKS TO A LOCAL RESIDENT WHO WILL BE GIVING UP HIS TIME TO RUN IT TO HELP OUT OUR COMMUNITY.  WE ARE JUST WAITING ON SOME PARTS.  IT IS ONLY GOING TO BE IN THE NORTHARM WHERE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE HERBICIDES DUE TO THE WETLAND DESIGNATION.  WE ARE GOING TO  USE IT 200 FEET AWAY.  EVERY TIME WE MEET WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVES WE ARE CONSTANTLY BRINGING UP THE NEED TO TREAT AND KEEP OUR LAKE CLEAN.  WE WOULD LOVE TO DO SOME DREDGING OR SEDIMENT REMOVAL. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM – MAYOR DWYER STATED THE PBA USED TO RUN A BASKETBALL LEAGUE IN THE SUMMER AND THIS YEAR THEY ARE PARTNERING WITH THE VILLAGE AND THE GWL COALITION TO RUN A BASKETBALL, KICKBALLL AND SOCCER LEAGUE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT BECAUSE THE TEEN CENTER IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.  WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND PICK UP THAT SLACK TO GIVE THE TEENS SOMETHING TO DO AT THE BOB LANGAN COURTS AND HELEN KELLY FIELD.  IT SHOULD BE FUN, AND KEEP THE KIDS DOING POSITIVE ACTIVITIES AND OFF THE STREETS WITH GOOD ROLE MODELS.   THIS WILL BE STARTING THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF JULY FROM 6:00PM TO 8:00PM THROUGH LABOR DAY, AND THEN THE TEEN CENTER WILL KICK IN. 

 

RECREATION EXPANSION AT THE TOWN PARK – TRUSTEE HOLDER AND I WILL BE WORKING ON EXTENDING THE VISION OF RECREATION AT THE TOWN PARK.  ALL OF THE SQUARE FOOTAGE SHOULD BE USED AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE.  IT’S A HUGE PIECE OF PROPERTY AND PARTNERING WITH THE TOWN WE WANT TO USE IT ALL.  OUR CURRENT LIONS FIELD AND THE OTHER PARKS BACK THERE ARE OFF THE BEATEN PATH.  THEY SERVE A GREAT PURPOSE BUT IT IS CROWDED BACK THERE AND THERE IS NOT MUCH POLICE PRESENCE THAT CAN TAKE PLACE BACK THERE, BUT IF WE HAVE MORE RECREATION AT THE TOWN PARK IT WILL KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND THE POLICE CAN MONITOR IT MORE EFFECTIVELY.  WE WILL BE SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL TO THE TOWN.

 

EVENTS

 

5 K IS AUGUST 6TH AT 9:00AM.  IT IS RUN BY KELLI AND MY FRIEND BILL AND THIS WILL BE THE THIRD YEAR.  ANY PROFITS GO TO  A LOCAL CHARITY AND THIS YEAR IT IS GOING TO THE TEEN CENTER AND HELPING TO REPAIR THE ELKS CLUB WHICH IS WHERE THE TEEN CENTER IS LOCATED.  THE ELKS HAVE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ALREADY ON THE TEEN CENTER, THEY PAY FOR THE FOOD EVERY WEEK, THEY HOUSE ALL THE EQUIPMENT AS WELL.   \THE WEBSITE SHOULD BE OPEN SOON.

 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IS IN FULL SWING.  THE SUMMER KICKOFF IS JUNE 30TH  K-6TH IS 6-7:30 AND 7TH THROUGH 9TH IS 7:30 THROUGH 9:00.  IT MAY SEEM LIKE WE DO A LOT OF ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, BUT WE ALSO DO THEM FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS.  I DID SAY WHEN I WAS RUNNING FOR MAYOR THAT A PRIMARY FOCUS OF MINE AND THIS BOARD’S WOULD BE OUR YOUTH.  WE WANT THEM TO RESPECT THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE POSITIVE THINGS TO DO AND FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG.  THAT WILL PAY DIVIDENDS WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR THEM TO COME HOME FROM COLLEGE, BUY A HOUSE, ETC.   I WANT TO THANK THE VILLAGE BOARD FOR HAVING THE KIDS BE OUR TOP PRIORITY. 

 

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR ON ANY GENERAL TOPICS.

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – THE COPIER MACHINE IN THE SENIOR CENTER IS NO LONGER WORKING.  SHE HAD SOMEONE COME IN AND LOOK AT IT BUT THEY COULDN’T FIX IT. 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN – SHE MENTIONED IT TO ME, BUT I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.  THAT WAS A DONATED MACHINE SO WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AROUND FOR ANOTHER ONE.  SHE IS WELCOMED TO USE THE ONE AT VILLAGE HALL ANYTIME. 

 

RESIDENT NANCY DEANGELO – I KNOW YOU AREN’T PLANNING ON DOING ANY WORK ON THE WINDERMERE AVENUE SIDEWALK UNTIL THE FALL BUT ARE YOU READY TO GO OUT TO BID ON THAT?

 

MAYOR DWYER – NO.  I NEED TO DO A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS TO SEE APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY SQUARE FEET WE HAVE IN TOTAL, AND BREAK THAT DOWN INTO WHAT WE CAN PROBABLY DO PER YEAR.  I WILL BE DOING THAT WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.

 

NANCY DEANGELO – WHAT MATERIALS ARE YOU LOOKING TO REPLACE IT WITH?

 

MAYOR DWYER – IT WILL BE A CONCRETE SLAB SIDEWALK SIMILAR TO WHAT IS THERE NOW,  I DON’T KNOW YET WHAT WE WILL DO FOR THE BORDER, WHETHER IT WILL BE BRICK OR PAVERS.  I WANTED TO MEET A COUPLE OF CONTRACTORS OUT THERE AND GER TSOME IDEAS OF WHAT IT WOULD COST TO RUN THE SIDEWALK ALL THE WAY UP. ETC.  CHIPS MAY NOT PAY FOR THE BORDERS.    WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY LINEAR SQUARE FEET NEED TO BE REPLACED.  IT WILL BE IN TWO CATEGORIES, IMMEDIATE NEED AND THEN SECONDARY NEED.

 

RESIDENT KATHY GILSON- WAH TO WAH PARK HAS BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH ORANGE AND ROCKLAND TO INSTALL GAS LINES AND DURING THIS PROCESS, WHICH STARTED IN 2003 BUT HAS REALLY PICKED UP STEAM RECENTLY.  THERE IS HOMEOWNER COMMITTEE NOW AND THE ONE SNAG, IS PEOPLE COMMITTED FIVE YEARS AGO AND THEY EITHER DON’T OWN THE HOUSE NOW, OR HAD TO REPLACE A FURNACE.  O&R CAME TO US IN MAY AND GAVE US TEN DAYS TO GET COMMITMENT LETTERS OUT AND BACK TO EVERYONE.  THE ROADS ARE DETERIORATING AS WELL.  O & R RIPS THEM UP TO INSTALL GAS LINES.  WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME SUPPORT FROM THE VILLAGE, IN HELPING US SPEAK WITH O & R.  I AM AFRAID THAT THE PROJECT MAY BE COME COST PROHIBITIVE TO THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY WANT IT IF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT COMMITTED SIX YEARS AGO AREN’T STILL ON BOARD.  I’M HOPING THE BOARD WILL TRY AND WORK WITH US WITH O & R.  THE GAS LINES SHOULD GO IN THIS YEAR. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE BOARD COULD DO FURTHER THAN WHAT I HAVE ALREADY DONE.  WHAT SPECIFICALLY ARE YOU ASKING FOR?

 

KATHY GILSON – I REALLY DON’T KNOW WE ARE BACK AND FORTH.

 

TRUSTEE KELM – I THINK THIS IS MORE BETWEEN ORANGE AND ROCKLAND AND THE HOMEOWNERS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WAH TA WAH PARK IS A PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND THEY HAVE SINGLE HANDLEDLY DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE FOR OVER A DECADE.  I JUST GOT INVOLVED WHEN IT CAME TO THE ROADS AND ORANGE AND ROCKLAND WANTED TO PUT A LINE IN AND THEN PUT A TWO FOOT STRIP OF ASPHALT WHICH CAUSED MAJOR DRAINAGE AND ROAD PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD.  WE NEGOTIATED WITH THEM THAT THEY CANNOT DO THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO REPAVE THE ROAD.  THEY AGREED AND HAD NO PROBLEM DOING THAT.  AT THAT TIME THEY HAD AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF HOMEOWNERS THAT WANTED GAS INSTALLED.  THE LAW CHANGED, WHICH REQUIRED THEM TO CHARGE A RESIDENT MORE MONEY FOR A HOOK UP, WHICH IS NOW 200.00.  THEY SENT OUT NEW APPLICATIONS AND GOT FEWER APPLICANTS.  IT SEEMS VERY DISORGANIZED.  KATHY AND CRAIG HAVE FOUND RESIDENTS THAT SAY THEY SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND ORANGE AND ROCKLAND DOESN’T HAVE THEM.  I CAME IN TO HELP PUT SOME PRESSURE ON THEM TO GET THEM TO GIVE WAH TA WAH PARK AN EXTENSION.  THE DEADLINES WERE TWO WEEKS AGO BUT SOME RESIDENTS STILL HADN’T RECEIVED LETTERS.  I ASKED THEM TO EXTEND IT BEFORE THEY DO THEIR FEASABILITY STUDY.  I GAVE THEM AN ULTIMATUM THAT BASICALLY SAYS THEY GET COMMITMENTS OR WE ARE GOING TO REPAVE THE ROADS.  CHIP SEAL IS A WASTE OF MONEY IN THAT AREA.  WE CANNOT PAVE THE ROADS AND THEN HAVE THEM RIP THEM UP TO INSTALL GAS LINES.  I HAVE TO MOVE IN SOME DIRECTION.   WE OFFERED TO PAY FOR HALF OF THE REPAVING. 

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY – WHEN IS THE NEW DUE DATE?

 

KATHY GILSON – THE LAST DATE WAS LAST FRIDAY.  SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD FIVE OR SIX PEOPLE TELL ME THEY NEVER GOT THE LETTERS.  MY CONCERN IS THEY ARE MAKING RASH DECISIONS. 

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY – SO HAVE YOU SURVEYED THE RESIDENTS AND COME UP WITH A LEGITAMATE NUMBER THAT WANT IT?

 

RESIDENT CRAIG SCHMID – THEY WONT GIVE US A LIST OF COMMITMENT LETTERS THEY MAILED OUT.  WE GAVE THEM THE APPLICATIONS OVER SIX YEARS AGO.  I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE CONFIDENTIALITY ISSUE,. WE GAVE THEM THE INITIAL APPLICATIONS.  WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THEY CAN SHOW US SOME KIND OF LISTING.  THIS IS JUST SO FRUSTRATING.  PEOPLE GET BORED WITH IT.  MY NEIGHBORS HAVEN’T GOTTEN THE LETTER. 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN – CAN YOU PASS THE APPLICATION OUT AND HAVE THEM RESUBMIT THEM? 

 

KATHY GILSON – THE COMMITMENT LETTER IS WHAT THE FEASIBILTY STUDY WOULD BE BASED ON.

 

TRSUTEE KELM – CAN’T YOU JUST SEND OUT AN EMAIL TO ALL YOUR RESIDENTS?

 

KATHY GILSON – WE HAVE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I TOLD THEM I WANT TO MEET WITH THEM AFTER THEY DO THEIR FEASIIBILITY STUDY. 

 

RESIDENT CRAIG SCHMID – TRUSTEE KELM IS RIGHT IT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUE AND WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WORK IT OUT THAT WAY, BUT WE NEED A LITTLE HELP. 

 

MAYORD DWYER – HAVE YOU ASKED THEM WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY DO THE FEASIBILITY STUDY? 

 

RESIDENT CRAIG SCHMID – THE ONGOING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VINNY AND MYSELF WAS ALWAYS THAT ANYONE NEW COULD JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON.  IT TOOK TWO YEARS TO DO SECOND ROAD AND ONLY TWO PEOPLE HOOKED UP OUT OF FIVE HOUSES.  THERE WERE 56 HOUSES ASKED AND WE HAVE 30 SOMETHING COMMITMENTS. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I DON’T THINK THE PROJECT IS DEAD AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL HEAR SOMETHING SOON.  I AM HELPING YOU AS MUCH AS I CAN, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. 

 

MOTION TO PAY ALL AUDITED BILLS.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 16TH 2016 VILLAGE BOARD MEETING. 

 

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

 

RESOLUTION #1 OF 2016/2017

 

AUTHORIZES THE DESIGNATION OF THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE AS LEAD AGENCY FOR SEQRA PURPOSES FOR THE WATERSTONE ROAD SIDEWALK PROJECT.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

RESOLUTION # 2 OF 2016/2017

 

AUTHORIZES JUNE 20TH TO JUNE 26TH AS POLLINATOR WEEK IN THE VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.

 

DISCUSSION – MAYOR DWYER STATED I RECEIVED AN EMAIL A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO FROM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO IS GOING FOR HER GOLD AWARD WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS.  SHE REACHED OUT TO MAYORS AND SUPERVISORS ALL AROUND US AND THIS WEEK BASICALLY RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF BEES AND THAT THEY PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. 

 

ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED ALL BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND TRANSFERS THAT CLOSED OUT THE BUDGET YEAR WERE PROVIDED TO ALL THE TRUSTEES. 

 

MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS. 

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

MOTION TO CLOSE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

MOTION TO RECONVENE THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING.

 

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

 

NO ONE PRESENT FROM THE PUBLIC.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED THERE WILL BE NO VILLAGE BOARD MEETING IN THE MONTH OF JULY.  THE NET BOARD MEETING WILL BE AUGUST 15TH.

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE VILLLAGE BOARD MEETING.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE KELM.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:10PM.

 

 

 

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/ TREASURER

 

 

 

 

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