NOVEMBER 16, 2015   VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

VILLAGE COURTHOUSE

 

VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD LAKE

PO BOX 7, 18 CHURCH STREET

GREENWOOD LAKE, NY 10925

 

 

PRESENT: MAYOR: JESSE DWYER

 

TRUSTEES: KATHELEEN HOLDER

KELLI ANN KELM

THOMAS HOWLEY

CHAD SELLIER

 

ATTORNEY: JOHN BUCKHEIT

 

ABSENT: TRUSTEE: THOMAS HOWLEY

 

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

 

ROLL CALL BY VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN.

 

ALL PRESENT EXCEPT TRUSTEE HOWLEY..

 

VISITING ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

TOWN COUNCILMAN FLOYD DEANGELO – THE TOWN IS GOING TO FINALIZE ITS BUDGET ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORTED BY BUILDING INSPECTOR DODY NICHOLAS

 

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WE COLLECTED $10,010.00. THAT INCLUDED 13 ORDER TO REMEDIES, 14 BUIDLING PERMITS, 8 CC/COS, 76 SEPTIC LETTERS SENT OUT, 22 EXPIRED PERMIT LETTERS, 20 RENTAL INSPECTION LETTERS, 10 FIRE INSPECTION LETTERS, 30 RENTAL INSPECTONS, 5 COMMERCIAL FIRE INSPECTIONS AND SEVEN MUNICIPAL SEARCHES. IN ADDITION I APPEARED IN COURT WITH 2 CASES, ATTENDED A PLANNING BOARD MEETING AND A ZONING BOARD MEETING.

 

DPW REPORTED BY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEN ASTORINO

 

WE HAVE STARTED VACUUMING OUT CATCH BASINS AROUND THE VILLAGE FOR THE LAST TIME FOR THIS YEAR. MOST OF THE LEAVES ARE DOWN AND WE WILL BE UP IN WAH TA WAH AND LAKELANDS HITTING THE SWALES UP THERE AS WELL. WE ARE FINISHING UP THE POTHOLES AND THE PLANTS WILL BE CLOSING PROBABLY THANKSGIVING WEEK. WE DO HAVE COLD MIX. WE HAULED SOME MORE SALT AND SAND MIX AND HELPED OUT THE WATER DEPARTMENT ON A COUPLE OF JOBS.

 

POLICE REPORTED BY OFFICER MICHAEL DUNLOP

 

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015 THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 1354 COMPLAINTS, ISSUED 89 CITATION, MADE 18 ARRESTS, INVESTIGATED 4 MVA’S, AND HANDLED 5 NAVIGATION COMPLAINTS.

 

JUSTICE REPORTED BY JUSTICE KEITH GARLEY

 

AS A RESULT OF THAT WE OPENED UP 119 NEW CASES AND CLOSED OUT 157.

 

MAYOR DWYER – HOW IS IT GOING WITH TWO COURT SESSIONS?

 

JUSTICE GARLEY – ITS GOING WELL. WE HAVE CAUGHT UP ON THE BACKLOG ALMOST, PERHAPS ONE MORE IN DECEMBER AND WE WILL BE CAUGHT UP.

 

WATER REPORTED BY PHILIPE LANDRU

 

For the month of October we tested water samples for Lead & Copper. Testing that was conducted every three years prior to the recent rise in Lead & Copper residuals found in the village. The repeat samples and results found the residual numbers to be about the same, coming in just barely above the state MCL for these metals. And while nothing to be alarmed about. Notices will go out as per state requirements for municipal water supply. Some further pH field testing still has to be conducted to monitor the corrosiveness of the water out in the system. The first round of sampling for pH found figures to be around 7.8, which is not the type of acidic numbers that would cause corrosion. ESC Environmental, the health Dept and our village operators will be monitoring and consulting together to arrive at the best long term course of action to take for the public safety of our drinking water.

  • The village filtration plant, wells, storage tanks and pump house just underwent the County Health Dept’s yearly inspection. And finds that the Village’s water utility continues to be operated in a professional manner.

And with the assistance of the Town of Warwick DPW,the water department has been busy repairing service related leaks and problems in the distribution system.

 

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WE CONTINUED TO DO SAMPLING FOR LEAD AND COPPER

 

 

I HAVE TRIED TO SHUT OFF THE SEASONAL WATER UP IN WAH TA WAH, BUT THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH A VALVE NOT HOLDING. I HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH DPW TO DIG THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GET THE VALVE OFF.

MAYOR DWYER – DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN THAT WILL BE DONE?

 

PHIL LANDRU – SOMETIME THIS WEEK.

 

COMMISSION REPORTS

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IS THIS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH AT 6:30PM AT THE GREENWOOD LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE LAST MEETING THEY WENT OVER CAPITAL PROJECTS. AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THEY ARE LOOKING AT A NEW CAFETERIA/MULTI PURPOSE ROOM ADDITION, LIBRARY RENOVATION, MAIN OFFICE RENOVATION FOR HANDICAPPED. AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL THEY ARE LOOKING AT LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER RENOVATIONS, PROJECT ENGINEERING SPACE, ADVANCED COMPUTER LAB, NEW MAIN OFFICE SECURITY RENOVATIONS. THE ONLY THING ON THE AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK IS SOME PERSONNEL CHANGES AND LEAVE. THEY ARE LOOKING TO INSTALL A NEW FLOOR CLEANING MACHINE. THE GREENWOOD LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HELD A BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS HOSTED BY THE 3RD GRADE CLASS. THE SIXTH GRADE CLASS DID AN OVERNIGHT TRIP. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WENT PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. THE EIGHTH GRADE CLASS HAS VISITED BOTH CHESTER AND WARWICK HIGH SCHOOLS. CHESTER HAD AN OPEN HOUSE A FEW WEEKS AGO AND WARWICK HAS ITS TOMORROW NIGHT FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN. THE STUDENTS NEED TO MAKE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DECISION BY MID DECEMBER. BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS MODIFIED SOCCER TEAMS WENT UNDEFEATED THIS SEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEN YEARS.

 

RECREATION – THE GREENWOOD LAKE SOCCER CLUB IS HOSTING A TOURNAMENT AT THE HUDSON VALLEY DOME OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WTH OVER 50 TEAMS.

 

TROOP 121 IS SELLING KINDLING AND FIRE STARTERS AND TROOP 477 WILL PICK UP ANY METAL YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET RID OF.

 

I ATTENDED AND HELPED OUT WITH THE TERROR ON THE TRAIL AND THEY DID A FANTASTIC JOB CONSIDERING IT WAS PULLED TOGETHER IN JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS. I HEARD GREAT COMMENTS.

 

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER REPORT

 

IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER THE PLANNING BOARD HAD TWO APPLICANTS. ONE FOR A GARAGE THAT WAS APPROVED. THE SECOND WAS CONTINUED TO NEXT MONTH FOR SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THE ZONING BOARD ALSO MET IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE FIRST APPLICANT WAS ADJOURNED. THE SECOND APPLICATION WAS ALSO ADJOURNED WITH A REQUEST OF ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING PLANS BEFORE THE BOARD WILL REVIEW IT.

 

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE ALSO MET IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THEY CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE FIRST DRAFT.  

 

THE BARK PARK HELD ITS GRAND OPENING CEREMONY THIS MONTH WITH A GREAT TURN OUT, A LOT OF TOWN OFFICIALS CAME OUT AS WELL AS NY STATE ASSEMBLYMAN KARL BRABANEC. IT WAS WELL COVERED BY THE MEDIA WE WERE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WARWICK ADVERTISER. IT WAS A GREAT DAY. THE PARK HAS BEEN OPEN AND I HAVE HEARD GOOD THINGS ALL AROUND.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE TRUSTEE SELLIER FOR COMPLETING THAT TASK. IT WAS A JOB VERY WELL DONE.

 

ATTORNEY BUCKHEIT REPORT – I WANT TO SAY THAT THE NEXT BISTATE COMMISSION MEETING IN WEST MILFORD THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROPOSED DRAWDOWN FOR THE WINTER OF 2016/2017.

IF YOU ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE DRAWDOWN I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND. THE REST OF MY REPORT HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE TRUSTEES AND I AM AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

 

VILLAGE CLERK REPORT REPORTED BY PATRICIA OLSEN

 

IT IS LEAF TIME OF YEAR. LEAF PICKUP WILL CONTINUE UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST OR THE FIRST MAJOR SNOWFALL. IT IS MONDAYS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE AND THURSDAYS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE GIVE US A CALL. THEY NEED T0 BE IN THE BROWN PAPER BAGS TO BE PICKED UP. THEY WILL PICK UP BRUSH AS WELL BUT IT NEEDS TO BE BUNDLED AND TIED.   THE BOARD HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE UPCOMING DECEMBER BOARD MEETING, WHICH WOULD FALL ON CHRISTMAS WEEK. WE AGREED TO SKI P THE MEETING IN DECEMBER. THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY THE 19TH AS MONDAY THE 18TH IS A HOLIDAY. IN FEBRUARY THE REGULAR MEETING AGAIN WOULD FALL ON A HOLIDAY SO THE MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY AFTER.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

 

LEAD AND COPPER – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE DID HAVE SOME PEOPLE FAIL THE SECOND ROUND OF TESTING FOR LEAD. WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO MAILINGS AND NOTIFICATIONS. WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL PROBLEM AND THAT IS WHERE THE COPPER AND LEAD ISSUES ARE COMING FROM, NOT THE VILLAGE WATER SYSTEM. LEAD SOLDERED JOINTS IN BUILDINGS ARE LEACHING INTO YOUR TAP WATER. I ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL TESTING. IF YOU NEED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO HAVE YOUR WATER TESTED CALL VILLAGE HALL. IT IS NOT A VERY COSTLY PROCEDURE AND IS CERTAINLY WORTHWHILE IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN, ELDERLY OR ANYONE WHO HAS IMMUNE DEFICIENCY PROBLEMS. TO DECREASE YOUR EXPOSURE TO LEAD, RUN THE FAUCET FOR ABOUT A MINUTE BEFORE CONSUMING THE WATER, MAKE SURE YOU START WITH COLD WATER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THE PUBLIC AND ARE CURRENTLY DOING A FULL DESKTOP STUDY.

 

DOG PARK LEASE AGREEMENT – MAYOR DWYER STATED THIS IS A PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WITH A TRUSTEE AS THE PRESIDENT. WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE FINE DETAILS OF THE LEASE AND FEEL IT IS A REASONABLE SOLUTION FOR BOTH PARTIES AND WILL BE ENTERING INTO A MOTION TO ALLOW ME TO SIGN THIS LEASE.

 

COYOTES – WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR COYOTES AROUND THE COMMUNITY IN LAKELANDS AND IN FOREST PARK WHICH IS OUTSIDE OF THE VILLAGE. IF YOU SEE A COYOTE DURING THE DAYTIME, CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMEMT AND VILLAGE HALL. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT HAS HAD ANY CONTACT WITH COYOTES DURING THE DAY PLEASE LET US KNOW.  

 

CODE CHANGE/CELL TOWER – MAYOR DWYER STATED THE VILLAGE CONTINUES TO WORK ON THE LANGUAGE FOR CELL TOWERS WITHIN OUR CODE. WE HAVE SENT OUT TENTATIVE LANGUAGE TO PLANNING AND ZONING AND ARE CONTINUING TO DO RESEARCH ON THE CELL TOWER CODE TO SEE HOW WE CAN TIGHTEN IT,

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

CORRESPONDENCE FROM NYMIR – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE RECEIVED NOTICE THAT OUR MUNICIPAL RATES WILL GO UP AN AVERAGE OF 3.5%. WE DO NOT HAVE TO GO OUT TO BID ON THIS AS THE CURRENT RATE FOR THIS YEAR WILL NOT BE CHANGING. OUR CURRENT COMPANY HAS BEEN GREAT.

 

TOWN BUDGET – WE SENT OVER OUR REQUESTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE TOWN WHICH GENERALLY GIVES US MONEY FOR SENIORS, YOUTH AND NAVIGATION. WE TRIED TO THINK OF ANOTHER AREA WHERE WE NEED ASSISTANCE AND THAT WAS OUR LAKE. WE REQUESTED THAT THE TOWN CONTRIBUTE $5000.00 TOWARDS LAKE MAINTENANCE.   THE VILLAGE BUDGETS 27,000 TOWARDS LAKE MANAGEMENT BUT THEY HAVE NOT APPROVED THAT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ASK THEM ANNUALLY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LAKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. THEY DID INCREASE RECREATION TOWNWIDE SLIGHTLY. THE TOWN TAX FOR VILLAGE RESIDENTS WILL ALSO BE DECREASING AN AVERAGE OF $17.00 PER HOUSEHOLD. I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN US SOME MONEY FOR THE LAKE, BUT AT LEAST THEY HAVE GIVEN US A LITTLE MORE MONEY FOR OTHER THINGS.

 

PAVER SIDEWALK ON WATERSTONE ROAD – THE PROJECT THAT WAS DONE, WHILE I WAS A TRUSTEE IN WHICH NEITHER DEPUTY MAYOR KELM NOR I VOTED IN FAVOR OF WAS THE PAVER SIDEWALK ON WATERSTONE ROAD. IT HAS BECOME A TRIPPING HAZARD AS WELL AS A FLOODING HAZARD WE HAVE ARGUED WITH THE GRANT AUTHORITY THAT THE SIDEWALK IS INEFFECTIVE. IT ACTUALLY SINKS LOWER THAN THE ROADWAY, IT IS NOT ELEVATED. THE ROAD IS CLOSED DURING SCHOOL OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES SO IT HAS BASICALLY BECOME A BURDEN AND A SAFETY HAZARD FOR THE VILLAGE. THE MAINTENANCE, SALTING AND SHOVELING. ETC IS A BURDEN TO THE VILLAGE. THE GRANT AUTHORITY HAS AGREED TO ALLOW US TO REMOVE THE SIDEWALK. THERE IS A COST TO REMOVE IT AND THEN WHAT DO WE DO WITH IT ONCE REMOVED. WE MAY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE THEM ELSEWHERE, UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL NOT BE REMOVED BY THE WINTER. BY NEXT SPRING WE WILL HAVE THEM OUT OF THERE.

 

LAKE DRAWDOWN AND POTENTIAL WORK – MAYOR DWYER STATED THE LAKE DRAWDOWN, WHICH IS OVERSEEN AND COORDINATED BY THE BISTATE COMMISSUION, WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WINTER THROUGH SPRING. THEY ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO DRAW IT DOWN FIVE FEET. THIS ALLOWS FOR WORK ON DOCKS, BULKHEAD, AND SEDIMENT REMOVAL PROJECTS, ETC. WE HAVE DISCUSSED SOME IDEAS WHEN WE DID THE NORTHARM SEDIMENT REMOVAL PROJECT. WE TALKED ABOUT DOING A WEST ARM SEDIMENT REMOVAL AS WELL. WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND REWORK THOSE PLANS FOR THE WEST ARM. WE DO NOT NEED TO USE HERBICIDES NEXT YEAR AS WE USED SONAR THIS PAST YEAR. HOPEFULLY OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS YOU WILL SEE HUGE STRIDES IN RESTORING OUR LAKE. ANYONE THAT WANTS TO DO WORK ON THEIR OWN BULKHEAD OR SEDIEMENT REMOVAL, YOU CAN CONTACT THE VILLAGE HALL AND SPEAK TO THE BUILDING INSPECTOR. THERE IS A PERMIT AND A FEE. YOU NEED A DEC PERMIT AS WELL AS A VILLAGE BUILDING PERMIT BUT YOU CAN APPLY FOR BOTH THROUGH OUR BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

 

NEW CODE CHANGES/ NOISE AND FENCING – MAYOR DWYER STATED WE DISCUSSED A FEW POSSOBLE CHANGES. WE WANTED TO LOOK AT THE BUSINESS DISTRICT TO MAKE SURE IT FITS WITH SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS THE NEEDS OF OTHER BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS. FENCING AS WELL IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICTS.

 

DEPUTY KELM   THERE ARE A LOT OF EVENTS COMING UP.

 

NOVEMBER 21 SATURDAY AT THE ELKS CLUB IS THE SENIORS TRICKY TRAY. DOORS OPEN AT NOON, CALL TIME IS 1:00. THERE WILL BE A PREVIEW ON FRIDAY AT THE ELKS. ADMISSION IS $5.00. IF YOU NEED ANY MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL DONNA AT 477-8482.

 

NOVEMBER 20TH – CONGREGATION BNAI TORAH HAS A SPECIAL SPEAKER, ROBERT GOULD AT 8:15PM.

 

NOVEMBER 21- GAELIC CULTURAL SOCIETY FALL DANCE IS AT THE AMERICAN LEGION AT 8:00PM.

 

NOVEMBER 24TH – INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT 7:00PM HOSTED AT THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. HOLY ROSARY, GRACE LUTHERAN AND CONGREGATION BNAI TORAH WILL ALL BE A PART OF THE SERVICE. DONATIONS OF NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR THE FOOD PANTRY IS REQUESTED.

 

DECEMBER 4TH – GREENWOOD LAKE GIVES BACK ANNUAL FOOD PANTRY FUNDRAISER AT MURPHY’S HOSTED BY THE MAYOR, BILL CERONE AND MYSELF. IT STARTS AT 7:00PM WITH LIVE MUSIC AND RAFFLES. PLEASE BRING A NON PERISHABLE OR HYGIENE PRODUCT TO DONATE OR A MONETARY DONATION MADE OUT TO THE FOOD PANTRY.

 

DECEMBER 5TH – BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT THE ELKS LODGE FROM 8 -11:00AM HOSTED BY GIRL SCOUT TROOP 652. SANTA GIFTSHOP HOSTED BY TROOP 427.

 

DECEMBER 5TH – JOHHNY CIAO TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. YOU CAN CALL JOHNNY AT 845-595-6115. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CHROMATICS.

 

DECEMBER 6TH – HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD STARTING AT 2:00PM WITH PICTURES WITH SANTA INSIDE THE CHURCH AND A VENDOR FAIR ON THE CHURCH LAWN. AT FIVE WILL BE THE MENORAH LIGHTING AND THEN THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING WITH CAROLS BY THE SCOUTS AND THE SELECT MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR. VENDORS MAY CONTACT CDWYER921@GMAIL.COM. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL VILLAGE HALL AT 477-9215.

 

DECEMBER 19TH – CAROLING, CAMPFIRE AND RIDES AT THE GREENWOOD LAKE GARDEN CENTER FROM 5:00PM TO 9:00PM.

 

THIS WEDNESDAY THERE IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING AT THE SENIOR CENTER.

 

TRUSTEE HOLDER – THE FOOD PANTRY WILL BE GIVING OUT THEIR THANKSGIVING BASKETS THIS SATURDAY FROM 8:30 TO 11:30AM.

 

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR.

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – WHO FOUND THE COPPER AND THE LEAD IN THE WATER?

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE DO ANNUAL TESTING FOR THOSE THINGS.

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – WHERE IS THAT DONE?

 

MAYOR DWYER – IT IS DONE RANDOMLY AT RESIDENCES, COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, ETC.   THEY ARE SENT TO THE LABS AND THEN THEY GIVE US THE RESULTS. THAT IS COMPARED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MINIMUM. IF A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THOSE SAMPLES FAIL, THEN YOU HAVE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS. OUT OF THE 40 HOUSEHOLDS THAT WE TESTED, SOME TESTED HIGHER THAN ALLOWABLE. WE NOW HAVE TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND TRY AND FIND A SOLUTION.

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – ARE YOU MAKING SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PEOPLE THAT FAILED SUCH AS CHANGING ALL OF THEIR PIPES, OR SOLDERING.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE ARE DIRECTED AND ARE OBLIGATED TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO CORRECT THE ISSUE, EVEN THOUGH OUR WATER IS NOT THE PROBLEM. IT IS IN SOMEONE’S HOME. IDEALLY YOU WOULD REPLACE THE LEAD. IT IS NOT LEGAL TO USE ANYMORE AND IT WOULD BE IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO NOT HAVE ANY IN YOUR HOME. WE CANNOT MAKE YOU DO THAT. I SUGGEST IF YOUR MEANS PERMIT IT. IF YOU TEST YOUR WATER AND YOUR LEVELS ARE HIGH, I WOULD START WITH A FILTER AND CHANGE OUT YOUR PLUMBING AS A LAST RESORT. WE DIDN’T FIND ANY THAT WERE REALLY HIGH. THEY WERE JUST OVER ALLOWABLE LEVELS. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GIVES US A YEAR TO EVEN COME UP WITH A PLAN. COPPER IS NOT A HEALTH ISSUE.

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – SO IF SOMENE WANTED TO TEST THEIR WATER YOU COULD TELL THEM HOW?

 

VILLAGE CLERK PATRICIA OLSEN – WE CAN GIVE THEM DIRECTIONS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW TO DO IT AND WHICH LABS DO THE TESTING. IT’S APPROXIMATELY $20.00.

 

RESIDENT NORMAN WESTPHAL – YOU ALSO MENTIONED THE SIDEWALK ON WATERSTONE AND THAT IT IS BELOW ROAD LEVEL. TO PULL OUT THE PAVERS, WHAT WOULD REPLACE THEM? IS IT POSSIBLE TO JUST PAVE OVER THEM OR REMOVE THEM.

 

MAYOR DWYER – A TYPICAL ROAD HAS A CROWN, WITH IS HIGHER IN THE MIDDLE. IF WE WERE TO PAVE OVER THE PAVERS, THEY WOULD CONTINUE TO SINK. AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR, THE HEAVE OF THE ROAD, IS MUCH MORE THAN OTHERS. WE WOULD HAVE TO REMOVE THE PAVERS, AND THEN PAVE OVER TOP. WE WOULD USE CHIPS MONEY TO PAVE OVER IT SO THAT IT S BACK TO THE WAY IT USED TO BE.

 

NORMAN WESTPHAL – SO THE VILLAGE WON’T HAVE TO SPEND EXTRA MONEY TO DO THIS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE VILLAGE IS ALLOCATED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM THE STATE FOR ROADS EVERY YEAR AND WE WOULD BE USING SOME OF THAT MONEY. WE HAVE A GREAT SURPLUS OF CAPITAL HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT MONEY. WE HAVE EVEN USED IT TO PURCHASE SOME EQUIPMENT.

 

RESIDENT MANNY TIRADO – THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – WHEN DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE A DRAFT TO LOOK AT?

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER – I WOULD SAY NEXT YEAR, SPRING. AT LEAST TO BE PRESENTED TO THE VILLAGE BOARD. ITS HARDER TO GAUGE WHEN IT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE FIRST DRAFT WILL BE SENT TO THE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD FOR COMMENTS. DURING THAT PROCESS WE WILL REVIEW IT AND THEN WE GO TO THE PUBLIC FOR COMMENT.

 

TRUSTEE SELLIER – NEW THINGS HAVE COME UP WHILE WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT SUCH AS CHANGES TO THE CELL TOWER LAW.

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – AS FAR AS LAKE MAINTENANCE GOES, THE VILLAGE SHOULD BE OUT ENFORCING PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LAWS REGARDING LEAF PICK UP. THEY ALL END UP IN THE LAKE. A LOT OF RESIDENTS DON’T RAKE THEIR LEAVES AND THEY END UP IN THE LAKE. YOU CAN SEE A DOCK FROM MY HOUSE THAT IS ROTTING INTO THE LAKE. THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO ENFORCE THAT.

 

MAYOR DWYER – DO YOU HAVE A KAYAK?   ONE THAT THE BUILDING INSPECTOR CAN USE. SHE CAN’T JUST WALK ONTO YOUR PROPERTY AND LOOK AT YOUR NEIGHBORS DOCK. YOU WOULD HAVE TO REPORT THAT. ITS DIFFICULT TO WALK THE STREET AND PEER OVER INTO EVERYONES BACK YARD TO SEE IF THEY HAVE PICKED UP THEIR LEAVES. I ACTUALLY CALLED THE POLICE ONE TIME BECAUSE I SAW A NEIGHBOR OF MINE BLOWING LEAVES INTO THE LAKE. SHE HAS GIVEN OUT A LOT OF CITATIONS THIS MONTH MAKING SURE THAT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LAWS ARE BEING FOLLOWED.

 

FLOYD DEEANGELO – ONE TIME WE HAD A BUILDING INSPECTOR THAT ACTUALLY RODE UP AND DOWN THE ARMS ENFORCING THIS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – THE BUILDING INSPECTOR AND I WILL TALK TO MR. DEFEO AND SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A RIDE AROUND.

 

VILLAGE CLERK PAT OLSEN – YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM TIME TO CLEAN UP THOUGH, ALL THE LEAVES HAVE JUST FALLEN.

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – AS FAR AS YOUR SONAR TREATMENT OF THE LAKE GOES, AS YOU CAN SEE BY LOOKING AT THE SHORE, THE SONAR DOESN’T AFFECT THE WATER LILLIIES AND I THINK THEY ARE THE BIGGEST THREAT WE HAVE. IF YOU LOOK OFF THE 17A BRIDGE THAT’S ALL YOU SEE AND THE DEC KEEPS EXPANDING THE WETLANDS.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I WANT TO REMIND YOU OF A PROJECT WE JUST DID LAST YEAR TO REMOVE WATER LILLIES.

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – THAT’S GREAT BUT I SEE IT NOW IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE WHICH I TRIM EVERY YEAR.

 

MAYOR DWYER- IF YOU CUT A WEED AND LEAVE IT THERE IT WILL JUST KEEP MULTIPLYING. WE HAVE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE WHEN WE DO THE DRAWDOWN TO TRY AND PULL THEM OUT.

 

TRUSTEE KELM – WHY DON’T WE MAKE THAT A PROJECT AND ASK THE TOWN OF WARWICK TO HELP US OUT.

 

MAYOR DWYER – ARE YOU SAYING THAT WE ARE NOT DOING ENOUGH?

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – WE CAN DO MORE.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I AGREE. SO LOBBY THE TOWN OF WARWICK AND SEE IF THEY WILL GIVE US MORE MONEY. I THINK THE VILLAGE IS DOING A GREAT JOB WITH EVERY PENNY WE HAVE.

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – I T HINK THE CITIZENS THAT LIVE ON THE LAKE NEED TO STEP UP.

 

MAYOR DWYER – I AGREE AND I HOPE YOU WILL LEAD THE CHARGE.

THE VILLAGE IS DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN WITHIN OUR POWER AND WITHIN OUR BUDGET TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF OUR LAKE.

 

FLOYD DEANGELO – I HAVE HAD MY LAKEFRONT SCOOPED OUT, SILT REMEDIATION, DONE THREE TIMES, AND THE OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE TO STEP UP.

 

MAYOR DWYER – WE CANNOT MAKE PROPERTY OWNERS REMOVE SEDIMENT IN THE LAKE.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE AND PAY ALL AUDITED BILLS.

 

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

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 19TH VILLAGE BOARD MEETING.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION #13 OF 2015/2016

 

AUTHORIZES THE VILLAGE ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY MARCH 15TH, 2016 AT THE GREENWOOD LAKE SENIOR CENTER LOCATED AT 132 WINDERMERE AVE, GREENWOOD LAKE, NY FROM 12:00PM UNTIL 9:00PM.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION #14 OF 2015/2016

 

AUTHORIZES THE 2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE WHICH IS ATTACHED AND HAS BEEN REVIEWED.

 

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

 

 

2016 Holiday Schedule

 

New Years Day Fri Jan 1, 2016

Martin Luther King Mon Jan 18, 2016

Presidents Day Mon Feb 15, 2016

Good Friday Fri Mar 25, 2016

Memorial Day Mon May 30, 2016

Independence Day Mon July 4, 2016

Labor Day Mon Sep 5, 2016

Columbus Day Mon Oct 10, 2016

Veterans Day Fri Nov 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Thur Nov 24, 2016

Day after Thanks Fri Nov 25, 2016

½ day Christ Eve * Fri Dec 23, 2016

Christmas Day Mon Dec 26, 2016

½ day New Years * Fri Dec 30, 2016

 

* Federation Members and Clerks

 

RESOLUTION # 115 OF 2015/2016

 

AUTHORIZES THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A LEASE WITH GREENWOOD LAKE BARK PARK, INC AS TENANT TO ALLOW THE PROSPECTIVE TENANT TO MAKE USE OF 15 VINE STREET AS A DOG PARK.

 

MOTIONED BY TRUSTEE KELM. SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HOLDER, TRUSTEE SELLIER NO VOTE, MAYOR DWYER AYE, ONE ABSENT.

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

MAYOR DWYER STATED WE WILL NOT BE HAVING A DECEMBER MEETING AND THE NEXT VILLAGE BOARD MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY JANUARY 19TH 2016.

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE BOARD MEETING.

 

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

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:35PM.

 

 

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICIA OLSEN

VILLAGE CLERK/TREASURER