Meeting Minutes October 2016

/Meeting Minutes October 2016
Meeting Minutes October 2016 2017-02-02T09:33:57+00:00

OCTOBER 17, 2016                                                                         VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

                                                                                                                VILLAGE COURTHOUSE

 

                                                                                                                VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

                                                                                                                PO BOX 7, 18 CHURCH ST

                                                                                                                GREENWOOD LAKE, NY 10925

 

 

 

PRESENT:            MAYOR:               JESSE DWYER

 

                                TRUSTEES:          KATHELEEN HOLDER

                                                                THOMAS HOWLEY

                                                                KELLI ANN KELM

                                                                CHAD SELLIER

 

                                ATTORNEY:        JOHN BUCKHEIT

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN.

 

ALL PRESENT.

 

ANNOUNCMENTS

 

RED RIBBON WEEK – THIS IS A WEEK TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE PROBLEM OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE.  IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR COALITION DOES SO I WOULD LIKE TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23RD THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST AS RED RIBBON WEEK.

 

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

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTER FROM GREENWOOD LAKE FIRE DISTRICT – REGARDING THEIR INTENTION TO BUILD A NEW FIREHOUSE AT 17 MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE.  THEY WENT TO THE PLANNING BOARD FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL, SEQRA AND GENERAL ZONING REQUIREMENTS AS REQUIRED BY OUR CODE.  THERE ARE NO CODE SPECIFICATIONS DETAILING THE PROCEDURE THE FIRE DISTRICT SHOULD GO THROUGH.  THE PLANNING BOARD REFERRED THIS MATTER TO THE VILLAGE BOARD.  WE ARE THE ONLY AGENCY WHICH HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENACT ZONING LAWS AND EXEMPT CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONS WITH CAUSE FROM SUCH LAWS.  THE PLANNING BOARD SENT US THE REQUEST FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THEIR INTERPRETATION AND A RECOMMENDATION.  THE VILLAGE ATTORNEY HAS REVIEWED IT. 

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – THE VILLAGE BOARD APPROVES THE VILLAGE CODE AND AS SUCH THE ZONING LAWS.  THEY ALSO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT ANY ORGANIZATION.  IN ORDER TO DO THAT THEY HAVE TO DETERMINE IF IT SERVES AN ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTION, AND CLEARLY FIRE PROTECTION IS A GOVERNMENT SERVICE.  THE VILLAGE BOARD CAN EXEMPT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM ZONING RESTRICTIONS IN ORDER TO ALLOW THEM TO BUILD A FIREHOUSE IN THAT ZONE.  THEY CAN ALSO REQUEST THAT THEY GO TO THE PLANNING BOARD FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL AND SEQRA APPROVAL. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE DISCUSSED THIS AT LENGTH IN OUR WORKSHOP AND AGREED THAT THEY PROVIDE AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BUILD A FIREHOUSE AS LONG AS THEY FOLLOW OUR BUILDING, PLANNING AND ZONING LAWS, ABIDE BY SEQRA REQUIREMENTS AND THE SITE PLAN IS REVEIWED BY THE PLANNNING BOARD. 

 

RESOLUTION # 13 OF 2016/2017

 

WHEREAS THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS DETERMINED THE THE PROVISION OF FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES IS AN ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE, THE FIRE DISTRICT IS GRANTED AN EXEMPTION FROM THE USE TABLES OF THE VILLAGE CODE, SO AS TO BE ABLE TO BUILD A FIRE HOUSE SUBJECT TO THE PLANNING BOARDS SITE PLAN APPROVAL AND SEQRA APPROVAL. 

 

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

 

MAYOR DWYER – THIS WILL ELIMINATE YOUR NEED TO GO TO THE ZONING BOARD WHICH WOULD USE THE SAME STANDARD OF MEASUREMENT THAT WE USE, THE MONROE STANDARD.  WE CANNOT REFUSE YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A FIREHOUSE IF THE VOTERS CHOOSE THAT TO BE NECESSARY. 

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THE TOWN BUDGET.  I BROUGHT SOME DRAWDOWN BROCHURES TODAY TO THE VILLAGE HALL IN CASE ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION.                                         

 

MAYOR DWYER – DID YOU DROP OFF A POSTER AT VILLAGE HALL AS WELL?

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – NO I DIDN’T   WE PUT THEM UP AROUND TOWN AT MARINAS ETC

 

AMBULANCE CORP REPORTED BY NANCY DEANGELO – FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER THE AMBULANCE CORP HANDLED 36 CALLS FOR A TOTAL OF ALMOST 400 FOR THE YEAR.  WE HAD 4 MVA’S, MOST CALLS WERE GENERAL ILLNESS, OR CHEST PAIN.  WE STOOD BY FOR OTHER AMBULANCE DISTRICTS AS WELL

 

FIRE DISTRICT – AL NICHOLAS THANKED THE VILLAGE BOARD FOR APPROVING OUR PLAN.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT               REPORTED BY BUILDING INSPECTOR DODY NICHOLAS

 

FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT COLLECTED FEES TOTALING $6,538.00.  FOUR ORDER TO REMEDIES WERE SENT, 25 BUIDING PERMITS WERE ISSUED, 7 CC/CO’S WERE ISSUED, 30 SEPTIC LETTERS WERE SENT OUT, 10 EXPIRED PERMITS LETTERS WERE ISSUED, 20 RENTAL INSPECTION LETTERS WERE SENT, 6 FIRE INSPECTION LETTERS WERE SENT OUT, 28 RENTAL INSPECTIONS WERE DONE, 4 COMMERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS WERE DONE AND 1 MUNICIPAL SEARCH WAS COMPLETED.  I RECEIVED 1 PLANNING BOARD APPLICATION AND 1 ZONING BOARD APPLICATION.  AS FAR AS THE DEC APPLICATIONS, I HAVE SENT WHAT I HAVE UP TO THE DEC.  AS OF TOAY, ONE HAS BEEN APPROVED AND THE OTHER ARE STILL UNDER REVIEW.  THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE 10 CUBIC YARDS OF SEDIMENT REMOVAL ALLOWED. 

 

MAYOR DWYER ASKED WHAT WAS IT LAST TIME?

 

DODY NICHOLAS – I DON’T REMEMBER, I DON’T THINK THERE WAS A LIMIT.  FOR CERTAIN APPLICATIONS, LIKE WAH TA WAH PARK BEACH, 10 CUBIC YARDS IS REALLY NOTHING. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – WAH TA WAH PARK BEACH IS LOOKING TO DO SEDIMENT REMOVAL?

 

DODY NICHOLAS – YES AND GREENWOOD PARK BEACH.  THEY ARE SAYING THAT ANYTHING REMOVED FROM THE LAKE HAS TO BE TESTED BEFORE ITS REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY.  THE LAST TIME WE SENT THEM UP, THEY WERE BACK IN TWO OR THREE DAYS AND NOW THEY ARE NOT SENDING THEM BACK TO ME, THEY ARE SENDING THEM DIRECTLY TO THE APPLICANT. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – MAYBE OUR GUY ON THE BISTATE COMMISSION CAN CONTACT THEM TO GET THEM MOVING A LITTLE FASTER.  I’LL HAVE FLOYD GET HIM TO CONTACT YOU. 

 

DPW      REPORTED BY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEN ASTORINO

 

THE GUYS HAVE BEEN OUT CLEANING OUT RETROFITS AND WILL PROBABLY BE OUT ONE MORE TIME GETTING THE LEAVES VACUUMED UP OUT OF THE CATCH BASINS.  WE DID SOME DRAINAGE WORK IN WAH TA WAH AND EDGEMERE.   WE PAVED VAN ORDEN AVE, DID SOME TREE WORK IN VICTORY ACRES WITH A BUCKET TRUCK.  WE MOWED THE ROAD SIDES IN VICTORY ACRES AND FILLED POT HOLES VILLAGE WIDE.  WE WILL PICK UP SOME COLD PATCH FOR THE WINTER MONTHS.  WE PUT DOWN SOME FILL AT THE PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH, STILL NEED TO PUT DOWN TOP SOIL AND GRADE IT.  WE HELPED OUT THE WATER DEPARMENT WORKING ON SOME CURB BOX REPAIRS. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – ARE YOU GOING TO BE AT THE O & R MEEITNG ON WEDNESDAY MORNING?

 

BEN ASTORINO – YES, PAT SEND ME AN EMAIL SO I DON’T FORGET. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – IF THEY DO THE GAS INSTALLATION AND LEAVE TWO FEET WIDTH OF ROAD UNPAVED, JUST FILLED WITH STONE, DO WE MAINTAIN THE STONE OR THEY DO UNTIIL THE SPRING.

 

BEN ASTORINO – THEY SHOULD MONITOR IT AND MAINTAIN IT.  IF THERE IS ANY ISSUE UP THERE UNTIL IT IS PAVED, ITS ON THEM. 

 

WATER REPORTED BY PHIL LANDRU

 

ITS BEEN VERY BUSY REPAIRING CHEMICAL FEED LINES AT THE TREATMENT FACILITY, SERVICE LINE ISSUES OUT IN THE SYSTEM AND WATER METER PROBLEMS, ALONG WITH WATER UTILITY MARK OUTS AND OUR DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SAMPLING, TESTING AND REPORTING.  WE ARE FINALLY SEEING THE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN WATER USAGE THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SO WE CAN AFFORD TO COMFORTABLY NE OFFLINE LONG ENOUGH TOO HET OUR WELL TREATMENTS DONE, ALONG WITH GETTING THE FLIGHTS, CHANS AND PUMPS IN FULL WORKING ORDER IN OUR TWO SLUDGE CLARIFIETRS AT THE PLANT.  THE USAGE WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO SCHEDULE THE SYSTEM FLUSH THAT IS NOT ONLY DUE, BUT REQUIRED TO BEGIN DOSING OUR PHOSPHATE AT THE TARGET LEVELS THAT THE HEALTHH DEPARTMENT WANTED TO SEE IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE LEAD AND COPPER CORROSION CONTROL ISSUES.    WE COULDN’T FLUSH IN THE SUMMER BECAUSE WE COULDN’T MAKE UP THE WATER LOST.  WE HAVE BEEN DOSING WITH A SMALL QUANITITY AND WE HAVE HAD REALLY GOOD RESULTS, WITH 3 OF THOSE HOMES THAT TESTED HIGH NOW MEETING THE REQUIRED STANDARDS.    WE WILL PROBABLY BE USING THE LEVEL WE ARE NOW OR A LITTLE MORE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE NEST SET OF SAMPLES.

 

PHIL LANDRU ACTUALLY WE HAVE TO TEST FOR A FULL SIX MONTHS AFTER WE REACH OUR TARGETED RESIDUAL OF .25 MG /L OF ORTHO OUT IN THE SYSTEM. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – WHEN WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLUSH THE SYSTEM.

 

PHIL LANDRU – I’’D LIKE TO DO IT THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER, BUT I WANT TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER HALLOWEEN, SAY THE WEEK OF THE 7TH OF NOVEMBER 2016

 

MAYOR DWYER – OKAY WE WILL FLUSH NOVEMBER 7TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 11TH

 

PHIL LANDRU – ON THE WASTEWATER END WE’VE BEEN IN COMPLIANCE WITH OUR DEC REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUME, IR N MANGANESEE AND TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLID LEVELS.  THE DEC IS WAITING TO SEE OUR PHSPHOROUS LOAD IN THE WASTEWATER ONCE WE REACH OUR TARGET RESIDUAL IN OUR FINISHED WATER AND THEY WIL PRBABLY HOLD US TO THAT NUMBER. 

 

POLICE                 REPORTED BY CHIEF JOHN HANSEN

 

FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

 

WE HAVE RECEIVED 1320 COMPLAINTS.  WE MADE 15 ARRESTS, ISSUED 131 TRAFFIC TICKETS, INVESTIGATED 4 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND INVESTIGATED 9 NAVIGATION COMPLAINTS.

 

COMMISSION REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER REPORT – THE SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWED THE CAPITAL PROJECTS AT THEIR LAST MEETING AND THERE WILL BE TWO OPTIONS GOING OUT TO VOTE.  TO SEE THE OPTIONS PLEASE GO TO GWLUFSD.ORG WEBSITE.  THEY ALSO HAD A PRESENTATION FROM THE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE ON A TRIP THAT THEY WENT ON.  ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19TH IS THE NEXT BOARD MEETING AT 6:30. OCTOBER 20TH WILL BE AN EARLY RELEASE DAY, OCTOBER 24TH AND 28THIS RED RIBBON WEEK.  OCTOBER 31ST AT 9:15 WIL BE THE KIDS HALLOWEEN PARADE AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  NOVEMBER 3RD IS FAMILY DAY AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.  THIS PAST WEEK WAS THE CHESTER AND WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL COMPANY WEEK. 

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S CAPITAL PROJECT VOTE IS NOVEMBER 29TH AT 11:00AM IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM. 

 

TRUSTEE HOWLEY REPORT

 

REGARDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE ARE UP to SNUFF ON OUR PERSONNEL.  THERE IS ONE MORE OFFICER THEY ARE LOOKING AT.  UNFORTUNATELY, WITH PART TIMERS THEY OFTEN FIND A FULL TIME JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE.  WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE.

 

DEPUTY MAYOR KELM REPORT

 

THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 22ND AT THE SENIOR CENTER ELDERCARE IS COMING UP TO TALK TO THE SENIORS.  THEY ARE HEADING TO HUNTERDON HILLS ON NOVEMBER 4TH TO SEE A PLAY.  ON NOVEMBER 16TH IS THE LUNCHEON AT THE ELKS.  NOVEMBER 12TH THEY ARE HAVING A TRICKY TRAY.  I ATTENDED THE PBA FUNDRAISER THIS PAST WEEKEND WITH MAYOR DWYER, TRUSTEE HOWLEY AND TRUSTEE SELLIER.  ON SUNDAY WE ATTENDED DA HOOVLERS FUNDRAISER.  I ALSO ATTENDED THE MID HUDSON PREVENTION HONORED THE MAYOR FOR ALL THE WORK HE HAS DONE WITH THE COALITION.

 

MAYOR DWYER STTED I GOT AN EMAIL THAT THE CHAMBER IS CHANGING THEIR BYLAWS.  DID YOU GET THAT?

 

DEPUTY MAYOR KELM STATED THEY ARE REVAMPING THEM SO CHAMBER MEMBERS SHOULD GO TO THE CHAMBERS WEBSITE TO VOTE. 

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THE LIBRARY IS NOW GOING INTO THE SENIOR CENTER TO HELP THEM OUT WITH THE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY.  THEY ARE REACHING OUT TO TRY AND TEACH THEM. 

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER REPORT

 

IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER THERE WAS NO PLANNING OR ZONING BOARD MEETINGS.  THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE IS READY TO SCHEDULE SOME PRESENTATIONS SO I WILL REACH OUT TO AL TO SEE WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT.  WE TALKED ABOUT CODE COMMITTEE A FEW MONTHS AGO SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN WE SCHEDULE PRESENTATIONS. 

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT REPORT

 

I ATTENDED THE SEPTEMBER SESSION OF THE BISTATE COMMISSIONS MEETING WHERE I VIGOROUSLY OPPOSED ANY DELAY IN EXECUTING THE DRAWDOWN.  I WAS ALSO SUCCESSFUL IN SECURING A CHECK FOR THE VILLAGE WHICH REPRESENTS MONEY OWED TO THE VILLAGE REGARDING WORK WE HAD DONE VIA THE MORAHAN GRANT A FEW YEARS BACK.  I WAS ALSO AT THE HOOVLER EVENT AT THE AMERICAN LEGION AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS FURTHER INTERACTION BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND THE DA’S OFFICE.  I MET WITH COLONEL GRAHAM TO DISCUSS STRATEGY INLOOKING FOR GRANTS FOR THE LAKE.  I ALSO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY WHERE THE MAYOR WAS HONORED AND FINALLY I ATTENDED THE RECENTE SESSION OF VILLAGE COURT ON OCTOBER 19TH AND I CONTINUE TO ASSIST THE VILLAGE BUILDING INSPECTOR IN PROSECUTING CASES IN COURT WHEN SHE IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN COMPLIANCE TO VILLAGE CODE REGARDING MAINTENANCE ISSUES.  

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT WENT TO COURT TO PROSECUTE ONE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CASE THAT HAS BEEN DRAGGING ON FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THE ATTORNEY WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN A RESOUTION FAVORABLE TO THE VILLAGE. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK REPORT             BY PATRICIA OLSEN

 

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO PAY YOUR WATER BILL ON TIME, IT IS DUE BY FRIDAY.  AFTER FRIDAY THERE WILL BE A 10% PENALTY.  IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS MAKING PAYMENTS WE CAN MAKE A PAYMENT SCHEDULE WITH YOU.  THERE IS A LINK ON OUR WEBISTE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO PAY YOUR WATER BILL ONLINEE AS WELL WITH A CREDIT CARD OR ECHECK.  DIRECTIONS ARE LISTED THERE OR YOU CAN CALL THE VILLAGE HALL.  IF ANYONE HAS ANY COMPLAINTS, POTHOLES, ETC PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I DO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AS 10% IS PRETTY STEEP. 

 

VILLAGE CLERK PAT OLSEN – I DO WANT TO ADVISE EVERYONE THERE IS A FEE FOR USING THIS SERVICE OF $3.00 PER HUNDRED.  IF THE BILL IS, FOR EXAMPLE 218.00 THE CHARGE WOULD BE 9:00. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

LEAD AND COPPER – PHIL BROUGHT US UP TO SPEED ON THIS ISSUE.  I DO WANT TO MENTION A LETTER THAT PARENTS IN THE GREENWOOD LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BE RECEIVING.  IT SAYS THE GOVERNOR REQUIRED ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO START TESTING FOR LEAD.  THE ELEMENTARY AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL HAVE BEEN TESTED AND THEY FOUND THAT SOME LOCATIONS IN BOTH SCHOOLS EXCEEDED THE MINIMUM LEVELS FOR LEAD.  SINCE THEY FAILED AT BOTH LOCATIONS, AND WE ONLY PROVIDE WATER TO ONE, THE VILLAGE HAS NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.  THIS IS A LOCALIZED ISSUE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WATER WE ARE DELIVERING.  IT IS A PROBLEM LOCATED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING IN CERTAIN PIPES.  THE LETTER WILL TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION AND WILL HOPEFULLY KEEP US POSTED ON ANY CHANGES THEY MAKE.  WE WILL BE DOING ANOTHER ROUND OF TESTING BEFORE DECEMBER AND WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT THE SLOW INTRODUCTION OF ORTHOPHOSPHATE REDUCED THE LEAD LEVELS.  WE TESTED THE THREE HIGHEST LEVELS AND EACH OF THOSE SITES WERE BROUGHT DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY.  ONE OF THOSE SITES TESTED LOW ENOUGH TO PASS.    THE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SO THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THEM. 

 

WINDERMERE AVENUE SIDEWALKS – WE HAD A BID OPENING THIS MORNING WITH FOUR BIDDERS WHO TURNED IN SEALED BIDS.  WE ARE GOING TO AWARD THE BID TO CMC CONSTRUCTION LOCATED IN SLATE HILL NEW YORK.  THEY CAME IN AS THE LOWEST QUALIFIED BIDDER WITH THE APPROXIMATE DISTANCE OF 400 LINEAR FEET WHICH REPRESENTS AN AREA OF 2000 SQUARE FEET.  THE PROJECT DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER AND THE PRICE OF CONCRETE AND HOW QUICKLY THEY CAN GET THE JOB DONE.  WE WILL ALSO BE LAYING ELECTRICAL PANELS AND CONDUIT SO THAT WE CAN STRING LIGHTS ON ALL THE TREES ON WINDERMERE.  IF THE WEATHER DOESN’T COOPERATE WE WILL DO IT IN THE SPRING.  WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND REPLACE 400 LINEAR FEET PER YEAR AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE COMPLETE WITHIN 4 YEARS. 

 

PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH – ANYONE THAT HAS DRIVEN OUT TO LAKES ROAD HAS SEEN THE PROGRESS BEING MADE OUT THERE.  JUST CUTTING DOWN THE TREES HAS MADE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE TO THE GATEWAY TO THE VILLAGE.  THE DPW HAS BEEN DELIVERING FILL AND CUTTING TREES AS WE ARE TRYING TO DO AS MUCH WORK IN HOUSE AS POSSIBLE. IN ORDER TO UTILIZE THE GRANT MONEY FOR EQUIPMENT TO BE THERE.  WE CAN INVEST THE GRANT MONEY IN THE DOCK AND BULKHEAD.  WE WILL BE GOING OUT TO BID FOR SEDIMENT REMOVAL IN THAT CHANNEL.  WE CLEANED OUT THAT CHANNEL TWO YEARS AGO, BUT THIS TIME THERE WILL BE NO WATER THERE SO IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER.  THE WEST CHANNEL IS ALSO GOING TO DONE AND I HOPE FOR THAT PROJECT TO START IN DECEMBER.  THE PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE FOR THAT PROJECT IS $8600.00 WHICH IS MUCH LOWER THAN I EXPECTED.  WE BUDGETED 16,000 IN THE BUDGET.  IF IT DOES COME IN THAT LOW WE WOULD PROBABLY USE THE EXTRA MONEY FOR SOME OUTFLOWS. 

 

WAH TA WAH PARK NATURAL GAS – MAYOR DWYER STATED I WON’T GO INTO ALL THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH HERE, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT ANY RESIDENT UP THERE THAT WANTS NATURAL GAS, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GET IT.  MOST OF WAH TA WAH USES PROPANE OR OIL, ESPECIALLY AFTER 2ND ROAD AS THERE WAS NO GAS AVAILABLE.  THIS WAS A LONG PROCESS OF NEGOTIATING, BUT ANYONE THAT WANTS TO CONNECT NOW WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO.  IT WILL PUT OFF PAVING UNTIL THE SPRING THOUGH BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR IT NOW SINCE THEY ARE GOING TO BE RIPPING IT UP.  THEY ARE GOING TO DO THE ENTIRE ROAD NOT JUST A TWO FOOT STRIP.  WE HAVE A MEEITNG WITH O &R THIS WEEK AND WILL HAVE AN UPDATED TIMELINE AFTER THAT.  IT WILL BE EARLY NOVEMBER AT THE EARLIEST.

 

RESIDENTS HIGH WATER BILL – MAYOR DWYER STATED ABOUT A YEAR AGO, WE DECIDED AS A BOARD THAT ANY ISSUES THAT COME BEFORE US THAT ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED WE WOULD ANALYZE THOSE BILLS.  WE RECEIVED TWO LETTERS FOR HOMEOWNERS THAT HAD ISSUES AND SUBSEQUENTLY RESOLVED THEM AND WE WILL BE CUTTING IN HALF THE USAGE FEES.  THE OTHER LETTER WE RECEIVED REQUIRES FURTHER INVESTIGATION. 

 

TAP GRANT –  MAYOR DWYER STATED THIS WAS A GRANT WE WERE SEEKING TO INSTALL A SIDEWALK ON MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE TO CONNECT THE PASSIVE BOAT LAUNCH TO THE CORNER OF BLACK BEAR WINE AND SPIRITS.  THERE WAS A HUGE POOL OF APPLICANTS SO WE DDNT GET THE FUNDING, BUT THEY SUGGESTED A DIFFERENT AVENUE OF A TAP GRANT.  WE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED FOR THE TAP GRANT WHICH WOULD INCLUDE A PIER WITH A WALKING PATH, A BIKE PATH AND BENCHES.  WE APPLIED FOR $300,000.00

WE WILL PROBABLY HEAR BACK IN THE SPRING.   I WISH THE TOWN WOULD APPLY FOR A WALKWAY LIKE THIS ALONG EAST SHORE ROAD.  THAT WOULD BECOME A DESTINATION DUE TO ITS VIEWS. 

 

COMPTROLLER FISCAL STRESS MONITOR – MAYOR DWYER STATED FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT READ THE TIMES HERALD RECORD THERE WAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT TUXEDO AND PORT JERVIS BECOMING VERY STRESSED FISCALLY.  THEY HAVE A LOT OF CHALLENGES AND I JUST WANTED TO LET OUR RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT OUR CURRENT STANDING IS WITH THE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE.  I HAVE SOMETHING HERE THAT SHOWS WHERE WE WERE IN 2013 AND WHERE WE ARE NOW.  IN 2013 OUR STRESS LEVEL WAS 14.2% FISCAL STRESS WHICH IS A RELATIVELY LOW NUMBER.  FROM THERE, WE WENT DOWN 2% IN 2014 AND IN 2015 WE CUT OUR FISCAL STRESS IN HALF DODWN TO 6.3%.  AT THAT RATE THE COMPTROLLERS ESTIMATES US TO BE AT 3.1% NEXT YEAR.  THE AVERAGE FISCAL STRESS LEVEL IN 14.2%.  THE MID HUDSON REGION AVERAGE IS 17.6%.  WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO PROVIDE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES WHILE ALSO INSURING THAT EVERY TAX DOLLAR IS SPENT AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE.  AT THE END OF EVERY YEAR SO FAR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CLOSE OUT OUR BUDGET WITH A SURPLUS.  SO YOU MAY BE SEEING SOME TROUBLE ACROSS THE STATE, BUT NOT HERE IN GREENWOOD LAKE. 

 

EVENTS

 

OPEN GYM IS EVERY MONDAY FOR GRADES 7-12 FROM 8:00PM TO 10:00[, AT GREENWOOD LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 

TEEN CENTER IS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT THE GREENWOOD LAKE ELKS FROM 6:00PM TO 8:00PM.

 

MENS OPEN GYM IS FRIDAY FROM 8:00 TO 10:00PM.

 

OCTOBER 18TH – COALITION MEETNG 7:00PM.

 

OCTOBER 26TH IS LAKE COMMISSION MEETING AT 7:00PM AT THE SENIOR CENTER.

 

OCTOBER 29TH  GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ROAST PORK DINNER AT 4:00PM.

 

OCTOBER 29TH – THERE ARE VARIOUS HALLOWEEN EVENTS SCHEDULED.  PLEASE CHECK THE VILLAGE WEBITE FOR TIMES.

 

PRIVELEGE OF THE FLOOR ON ANY GENERAL EVENT. 

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – A LOT OF TIMES WE DON’T GIVE CREDIT TO A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE DPW WHO DID A NICE JOB ON RANDOM ROAD AND THEY TOOK OUT THE POTHOLES WHICH WIND UP BEING A SAFETY HAZARD WHEN IT COMES TO PLOWING.  I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE SENIOR CENTER AND DONNA GARLEY.  THANK YOU ALSO TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES AND MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF FIRE AND SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND SHOWED A PRESENTATION TO THE SENIORS.  THE GIRL SCOUTS HAD A SOAP BOX DERBY AND THAT WAS A LOT OF FUN.  THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN THE LAKE AND SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THERE ARE TWO COOL THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.  THERE IS A ROCK GARDEN GOING ON AT THE SUNSHINE PARK BY THE SENIOR CENTER.  ANYONE WHO WANTS TO, CAN TAKE A PAINTED ROCK AND REPLACE IT WITH ONE THAT THEY HAVE PAINTED.  ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING NEXT TO IT, CUTS AND STLES THERE IS A MURAL BEING PAINTED.  THE ARTIST, IS CHRIS VAN VOOREN WHO IS DONATING HIS TIME TO CREATE THIS AMAZING PUBLIC ART.  I WILL NOT FIGHT THIS PUBLIC ART. 

 

NORMAN WESTPHAL – I SAW THE PICTURE DRAWN THERE LAST FRIDAY AND NOW THEY ARE PAINTING IT.  IT IS A PICTURE OF GREENWOOD LAKE.  A LOT OF THE BUSINESSES DONATED TOWARDS IT.  TRUE VALUE HARDWARE DONATED ALL OF THE PAINT, THEY GOT BENJAMIN MOORE TO DONATE IT.  A LOT OF OTHER BUSINESSES DONATED AS WELL.  I COMMEND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THAT PROJECT. 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – THE FIRE DEPARTMENT GAVE YOU LUNCH THAT DAY TO, DIDN’T THEY?

 

NORMAN WESTPHAL – YES THEY DID AND IT WAS REALLY GREAT.  THEY DO IT ONCE A YEAR. 

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – IT WAS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND THEY HAD THE OPEN HOUSE AS WELL. 

 

RESIDENT WALTER LAWSON – I LIVE ON 2 MOUONTAIN LAKES ROAD.  I SEE THE PASSIVE LAUNCH AND ASSUME YOU ARE PUTTING A CHANNEL IN.  ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE ON THE LAKE NORTH OF 17A.  I CAN HARDLY GET MY BOAT IN AND OUT.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE SPENT $125,00.00 THERE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.

 

WALTER LAWSON – THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PEOPLE AT THE EXTREME END. 

 

MAYORR DWYER – YOU ARE ACROSS FROM BLACK BEAR?

 

WALTER LAWSON- YES. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – YOU ARE ACTUALLY TOO CLOSE TO THE WETLANDS IN ORDER FOR US TO GO IN AND DREDGE.  WE ARE GOING TO APPLY FOR THE HERBICIDE TO BE PUT IN THAT SECTION OF THE LAKE.  WHAT WE DID DO THIS YEAR FOR THE NORTH ARM WAS INTRODUCE HERBICIDE NORTH OF THE BRIDGE THIS YEAR. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – IT DIDN’T GO THAT FAR.

 

MAYOR DWYER – IF THE DEC DENIES A CERTAIN PORTION OF YOUR HERBICIDE PERMIT, THEY DENY THE WHOLE THING.  THIS YEAR PART OF THE PLAN WILL BE TO GO ALL THE WAY ACROSS, FROM MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE TO THE OTHER SIDE.  IDEALLY WE’D LIKE TO SHOOT RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE, BUT THEY MAY DENY THAT APPLICATION.  WE ARE TAKING SMALL STEPS.  WE SPENT THE MONEY WHERE WE COULD.  EVERY YEAR WE ARE TRYING TO DO MORE LAKE MAINTENANCE.  THAT PORTION OF THE LAKE WILL ABSOLUTELY BE ADDRESSED WITH THE HERBICIDE APPLICATION. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THAT NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE.  THE HARVESTER DID NOTHING. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – IT BROKE DOWN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE PUT IT IN THE WATER.

 

WALTER LAWSON – ITS BEEN BROKEN DOWN FOR TWO YEARS.  ITS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET OUT DUE TO THE WEEDS.  YOU HAVE TO STOP EVERY FEW FEET AND TAKE THEM OFF.  I SEE YOU ARE DOING CHANNELS OTHER PLACES.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE CHANNELS WE ARE DOING NOW HAVEN’T BEEN ADDRESSED FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 YEARS.  WE HAVE TO DO ALL CHANNELS.  WE AS A GOVERNMENT HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING. 

 

WALTER LAWSON –  WHEN YOU WERE GOING TO DO THE HYDRORAKING I TALKED TO YOU AND YOU SAID WE RE GONG TO DEAL WITH THE WORST PART OF THE LAKE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – THAT ENDED UP COSTING US $125,000.00.

 

WALTER LAWSON – I UNDERSTAND THAT. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I ASSURE YOU WE DON’T OVERLOOK THE NORTH ARM.  WE ARE TAKING EVERY SINGLE APPROACH POSSIBLE WITHIN OUR MEANS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM UP THERE. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – WHERE I LIVE THE WATER RUNS FROM 17 A TO MY DRIVEWAY.  IT PUSHES UP ALL THE SILT IN THE LAKE INTO MY DRIVEWAY.  IS THERE ANYWHERE I CAN TAKE IT IN THE VILLAGE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – WHERE EXACTLY DOES IT END UP?

 

WALTER LAWSON – IT ENDS UP IN MY DRIVEWAY.  I CLEAN IT UP BUT NEED A PLACE TO DUMP IT. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WOULD LIKE TO COME AND SEE IT.  THE BIGGER ISSUE IS SEDIMENT COMING OFF OF STATE HIGHWAYY 17A.  WE MET WITH THE DOT IN VILLAGE HALL TO TALK ABOUT THAT TO SEE WHAT THEY COULD COME UP WITH. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – IT COMES OFF MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE TOO.

 

MAYOR DWYER – YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF OPTIONS.  WE COULD PUT A BERM TO DIVERT THE WATER OR IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET IT OUT TO THE ROAD, I WILL HAVE THE DPW PICK IT UP AFTER EVERY RAIN. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – A VERY EASY THING FOR YOU TO DO WOULD BE TO WORK ON THAT SECTION OF MOUNTAIN LAKES LANE.  THERE ARE DITCHES AND HILLS THAT ARE ALL DIVERTING THE WATER AND SILT ACROSS THE ROAD.  THERE IS A HUGE HOLE THERE RIGHT NOW.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE HAD A HUGE LEAK IN THE WATER MAIN OVER THERE.  YOU SAID YOU COULDN’T TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT AND ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THAT IS THE LAKE IS ABOUT A FOOT LOWER THAN NORMAL. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE NEXT PROJECT WE GO TO DO WILL BE ON THAT SIDE AGAIN.  WE NEED TO DO THE CHANNELS.  WE WILL APPLY FOR THE HERBICIDE AS WELL.  WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING EVERY YEAR.  NEXT YEAR, IF THE DEC APPROVES IT YOU WILL BE GETTING HERBICIDE.  WE PUT 20,000 IN THE BUDGET EVERY YEAR FOR LAKE MAINTENANCE.  HERBICIDES ARE APPLIED EVERY OTHER YEAR SO WE WILL DO SOME OTHER PROJECT THE FOLLOWING YEAR, SUCH AS CHANNELS OR SEDIMENT REMOVAL. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – A FEW YEARS AGO ALL OF THE HOMEOWNERS OVER THERE CHIPPED IN TO HAVE SOME DREDGING DONE.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED I WOULD HELP YOU OUT ANYWAY I COULD IF YOU DID THAT. 

 

WALTER LAWSON – I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN JUST DECLARE SOMETHING A WETLAND. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – YOUR PART OF THE LAKE IS NOT WETLANDS, BUT IT IS CONSIDERED A WETLAND BUFFER.

 

WALTER LAWSON – I DO GO TO THE LAKE COMMISSION MEETINGS.  A DR. LUBLOW MADE THE STATEMENT ONE TIME SAYING IF YOU CAN PROVE TO THE DEC THAT THE WETLANDS WAS ONCE A FULL LAKE, YOU CAN RESTORE IT TO THAT. 

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WETPHAL – I REMEMBER WHEN THEY DID DREDGING OVER IN THAT ARM A FEW YEARS BACK AND PUT IT UP IN RETENTION PONDS BY THE LEGION TO DRAIN. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I HAVE A MEETING WITH CONGRESSMAN MALONEY IN NOVEMBER AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE DISCUSSING IS DREDGING, ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH ARM.  I WILL LOOK AT THE DRAINAGE BY YOU.

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – NOT ONLY HAVE YOU BEEN INTERACTING WITH CONGRESSMAN MALONEY, YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN TALKING TO SENATOR BONACIC, AND THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE.  THE VILLAGE BOARD ALWAYS BRINGS THE CONDITION OF THE NORTH ARM TO OFFICIALS ATTENTION.  THE MAYOR ALSO APPOINTED A QUALIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, COLONEL JOHN GRAHAM FROM WEST POINT TO BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN STUDIES TESTING THE LAKE AND THE SOIL, AND THE BED TO PROVIDE US WITH SCIENTIFIC DATA NEEDED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS.  HE IS INTERACTING WITH MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE.  OUR RESOURCES ARE LIMITED. 

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – HAVE WE HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM THEM YET?

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT – THE FIRST STUDIES HAVE COME BACK BUT THEY ARE STILL DOING THE ANALYSIS, BUT THEY HAVE HAD CRAZY PH LEVELS.  IT WILL ALL BE AVAILABE ONLINE. 

 

MAYOR DWYER – I HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET.  THE LAST ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT SAID TO ME WAS THAT IT WAS FORTHCOMING. 

 

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 SEPTEMBER VILLAGE BOARD MEETING.  MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE SELLIER.  SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOWLEY.  ALL AYES TO SAID MOTION

 

RESOLUTION #12 OF 2016/ 20177

 

AUTHORIZES THE HALLOWEEN CURFEW FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH AND MONDAY OCTOBER 31ST AT 8:00PM FOR ANYONE UNDER 18 NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. 

 

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

 

RESOLUTION #14 OF 2016/2017

 

AUTHORIZES CMC CONSTRUCTION GROUP TO BE AWARDED THE BID FROM SLATE HILL NEW YORK FOR:

 

4 INCH SIDEWALK           $14/SF

DETACHABLE PAD          $400 EACH

CURB                                    $75/lf

6 INCH SDWK DRIVE       $18/SF

4 INCH STAMPED             $20/sf

 

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

 

RESOLUTION # 15 OF2016/2017

 

AUTHORIZES THE CLERK TO MAKE THE REDUCTION IN THE WATER USAGE FEE TO HALF OF THE FEE FOR TH PROPERTY AT 8 PARKER AVENUE AS A ONE TIME ALLOWANCE. 

 

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

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED OUR NEXT VILLAGE BOARD MEETING, IN LIGHT OF THANKSGIVING WEEK, WILL BE NOVEMBER 28TH AT 7:30PM AND IT WILL BE PRECEEDED BY A 6:30 WORKSHOP. 

 

MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS, LITIGATION,

AND CONTRACT DISCUSSION. 

 

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

 

MOTION TO RECONVENE THE MEETING AT 9:43PM. 

 

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

 

NO ONE PRESENT.

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING AT 9:45PM.

 

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

 

MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

RESPECTFULLY YOURS

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/ TREASURER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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