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By Caitlin Croft

The February meeting of the Village Board (VB) opened with good news that the new Sidewalk Plow will be here on Feb. 16.

Next, there was a motion to approve the minutes from the January 2018 regular meeting; there was a second and they were approved.

There was a motion to approve the minutes from the January 2018 special meeting; there was a second and they were approved.

There was a motion to accept the January Financial Report and Audit of Claims; there was a second and it was accepted.

Business from the floor there was an offer and presentation from Casella to lock in the village refuse rate as it is today for the next two years, which would start June 1. The VB has until the May 2018 meeting to decide.

In the mayor’s report, there was discussion on a new Sidewalk Plowing Agreement that is being drafted by the village attorney. Mayor John Burrell attended the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) Convention, where he was appointed to the Municipal Finance Committee. This is one of four new committees formed by NYCOM in hopes of getting more involvement. These committees will meet four times per year.

There was a motion to accept the Planning Report; there was a second and it was approved. There was discussion regarding the proposed zoning amendments and Village Planner Gary Palumbo asked that the VB review the other proposed changes that were presented. The sign requirements are not being amended now, per the special meeting regarding signs that was held in January.

Mark Chudy of the Department of Public Works advised that they have mapped out which sidewalks need to be fixed this spring and they have picked up cold patch to address some of the potholes that have gotten out of hand. There was a motion to accept the DPW report; there was a second and it was accepted.

There was a motion to accept the Engineering Report; there was a second and it was accepted.

There was a motion to accept the Sewer Report; there was a second and it was accepted. Jigger Stokes will be retiring in October 2018 and VB members are thankful to have time to replace him, as there are many State Requirements that must be completed for his replacement.

There was a motion to accept the Code Enforcement Report; there was a second and it was accepted.

Next, there was a concern with parking down Monroe Street between Martha and Rockwell streets. There was a motion made to post no parking signs down the east side of Monroe until permanent ones can be put up; there was a second and it was approved.

Village Clerk Mary Klahn advised there are five meters left to be installed out of the 1,952 and is happy to have this project almost complete, as it will make reading the meters much more time and cost effective.

In old business, there was a motion to set a Public Hearing Regarding Local Law #1 for year 2018 to remove the High Consumption Rate for Water and Sewer. It will be held at the March meeting at 6 p.m.

There was a motion to adjourn the meeting; there was a second and it was approved.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Village Hall.Last, Joseph DiPasquale Village Trustee has been appointed as Deputy Mayor.

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