Village of Lyons – Tuesday May 8, 2012
Mayor Kleisle introduced Village Historian, Carol Bailey. Ms. Bailey presented her annual report to the Village Board. She discussed her accomplishments for 2011. One major project in 2011 was the bicentennial of the Town of Lyons. She prepared a brief history for the booklet that is available to the public. She logged approximately 67 hours as the Town and Village Historian. She thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve as the Village historian. Mayor Kleisle and the Village Board thanked Carol Bailey for all the work she does as the Village of Lyons Historian.
Trustee VanStean introduced Bob Boots, President of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Boots spoke on the community website that is being developed. This will be the gateway for entities, businesses and organizations in Lyons. He presented a poster that showed the layout of the website. May 25th is the launch date for this. Signs will be made and distributed to inform people of this. The Village of Lyons will have to develop a page and keep the information updated.
Mayor Kleisle introduced Vincent Beltrone, Food Service Director for the Lyons School District. During the school year, Mr. Beltrone feeds 500 lunches and 300 breakfasts daily to the children. He offers breakfast and lunches during the summer, however, many children do not attend. He would like to drive throughout the Village and set up mobile sites to feed children ages 5-18 from July 9th to August 9th Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch free of charge. He is looking for 4 sites. He would spend approximately 25 minutes at each site. This would be a bag breakfast and lunch. He would make sure all debris is disposed of properly. The Village Board agreed this is a good idea. Their concerns are the location of the sites. They want to make sure the children are safe from traffic and that all garbage is taken care of. They questioned if he would be required to get a Peddler’s Permit. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams will review the Peddler’s and Solicitors Ordinance and report back. Mr. Beltrone will come back to the Village Board as to where he would like to set up his van to distribute breakfast and lunch and get approval of these sites from the Village Board.
Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, reviewed the proposal for financial consulting services in connection with the Village of Lyons proposed Water Project and Equipment Purchase financings from Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. Mr. Williams stated this is a standard form and he found no problems with the contract. Mr. Williams recommended signing of the contract.
A discussion took place regarding the Sex Offender Law the Village of Lyons adopted in 2008. It was determined this in unenforceable and the Local Law will need to be repealed. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams, will put together a Local Law to repeal this. A public hearing is scheduled for June 12, 2012, to repeal Local Law 4-2008.
The Treasurer’s report was given and is on file with the Village Clerk.
Permission was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, Chief of Police, Village Justice, Village Attorney, and Clerk-Treasurer to attend the Wayne County Village Officials meeting to be held May 16, 2012, hosted by the Village of Lyons at Studebaker’s Restaurant & Party House. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
Reminder the Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 28th, line up is at 9:00 A.M.
Board authorizated to seek Request for Proposals for a Single Audit for fiscal year ending May 31, 2012, for the monies received from Federal Grants.
Clerk-Treasurer, Denise Darcangelis, presented a Standard Notice Form for a new application for an On-Premises Alcoholic Beverage License from Bone Appetit from the New York State Liquor Board. Notice of receipt is on file with the Village Clerk.
The Clerk-Treasurer reported one bid was received for Lawn Mowing under the “Property Maintenance Code”. Dave’s Lawn Service for $40.00 per hour. Same price as last year and all required insurance has been presented.
Bid be awarded to Dave’s Lawn Service at an hourly rate of $40.00 per hour.
Budget was amended for $25,000 in H3120.2R in the Reserve Lyons Police Department Equipment for the Byrne Jag Equipment Grant award.
Authorization was granted for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lyons Lodge No. 869 to hold a Father’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, June 17th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the bandstand area of the Village Park. Notification was received from the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lyons Lodge No. 869 that the correct time for the Flag Day Celebration to be held on June 14, 2012, is 7:00 P.M.
Authorization was granted for the Mayor, Village Board, and Clerk-Treasurer to attend the Housing Summit, hosted by the Finger Lakes Housing Consortium on May 31, 2012, from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The Village Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are authorized to attend the Spring 2012 Regional Local Government Workshop, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Pittsford.
Mayor Kleisle read the Village Justice Report for April 2012. The number of cases reported to audit and control was 155, fines collected $9,996.00 and bail collected $12,000. This is on file with the Village Clerk.
Mayor Kleisle informed the Board Request for Proposals were sent to 3 engineering firms for the professional services for the downtown improvement project. This is for the Streetscape Improvements and the Bandstand. One bid was returned from MRB/group for a total of $4,900.
Bid for professional services from MRB/group for the Downtown Improvement Project be approved in the amount of $4,900.
Authorization was given to Michael Salerno, Tom Gowan, and Rich Wunder to attend the Finger Lakes Water Works Conference Spring Workshop, to be held on June 7, 2012, at King’s Catering in Canandaigua. All expenses to be borne by the Village of Lyons.
Authorization is granted to declare the 2007 Dodge Charger as surplus and permission is granted to take this vehicle to the auction on May 12, 2012.
Authorization was granted for the Village of Lyons to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for Economic Development, Public Infrastructure, & Public Facility Improvement (Not housing), applications are due July 16, 2012.
Authorization is granted for the Village of Lyons to apply for a NY Main Street Grant, and MRB/group designated administrating this grant pending the amount of the proposal.
Mayor Kleisle announced there will be an informational meeting/listening session at the Lyons Community Center on May 22, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. for the Town Board, School Board and Village Board to listen to community input and come up with a plan forward regarding the Lyons Community Center. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Trustee VanStean informed the Village Board on May 15, 2012, at 9:00 A.M. there will be an informational presentation to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors regarding the Port of Lyons. For information only.
Authorization was granted to accept Peter J. Mastracy’s transfer request from the Lyons Police Department to the Canandaigua Police Department effective May 12, 2012.
Authorization was granted to fill the part-time vacancy of the Lyons Police Department.
Trustee Evangelist read a letter of commendation for Officer Bustos. This is on file with the Village Clerk.
Authorization was granted to continue the renovations downstairs in the Lyons Police Department.
Authorization was granted for the Lyons Peppermint Committee to hold three road collections as fundraisers on May 5th, June 2nd and July 14th at the Route 31 and Route 14 intersection.
Trustee Evangelist read the Code Enforcement Report for the Village of Lyons and this is on file with the Village Clerk.
A discussion took place regarding the number of complaints the Lyons Police Department has responded to at 6-8 Rice Street. Chief Bogan reported that the current tenant has accumulated 9 points in the last 6 months. Chief Bogan explained every call the Lyons Police are dispatched to at that location, does not constitute a point against that property. Points are assigned for arrests on premises, disturbances, property code and animal violations. The residents near 6-8 Rice Street are upset with what is happening on that property and would like to see something done. Scott Bailey and Jerry Ashley were in attendance and expressed their frustrations and concerns. There have been 112 responses from the Village of Lyons Police Department within 4 years to that location. Mr. Ashley and Mr. Bailey asked for the Village Board’s help with this matter. Village Attorney, Arthur Williams stated he would look into this as well.
Trustee Alvaro stated he has received a lot of calls from the residents from the south side of the tracks of Leach Road regarding the railroad closing on Leach Road. It was decided for Mayor Kleisle to send a letter to CSX asking for notification when there is scheduled closures.
Trustee Alvaro also stated he received a call from Peter Mastracy, 40 Madison Street, stating he receives no sewer or water and would like to have the Town line moved to his property. He feels he does not get Village services.
The slate of officers from the Chief’s election at the Lyons Fire Department be amended as such: Robert Darcangelis – Fire Chief;
Jeffrey Rios-1st Assistant; Aaron DiSanto-2nd Assistant; Charles Witt-3rd Assistant
Trustee Greco thanked Lyons Fire Department, Dan DeWolf, Jerry Ashley, Lyons Main Street Program Manager, and Patty Alena for hosting the kayakers that came to Lyons for breakfast on May 5, 2012,
Trustee Greco also thanked the Village of Lyons Department of Public Works for helping with the clean up along the Canal and cleaning out the flower bed in Taylor Park.
Trustee Greco discussed her recent visit with Jerry Ashley, the Lyons Main Street Program Manager to the Village of Brockport to attend the 2012 Erie Canal Heritage Showcases. The purpose of the trip was to find out how the Village of Brockport drew on its canal heritage to get community leaders, civic groups, local businesses and historic sites pulling in the same direction to make the village a more attractive home, workplace and destination for travelers. Trustee Greco stated she received many great ideas and hopes to implement some of their suggestions in the future.
The Village of Lyons has been selected to receive a 3-sided sign from the New York State Department of Transportation that will be placed down by the Canal. The installation should take place late 2012.
Mayor Kleisle stated there was a meeting regarding the Canal Trail. General Working Foreman, Michael Salerno and Clerk-Treasurer, Denise Darcangelis, were in attendance. The New York State Canal Corporation has two segments that will start in September with a completion date of October 2013. One segment selected is Abbey Park to the end of the park on Elm Street. This will be funded by the New York state Canal Corporation. The balance of the trail from the top of Elm Street down to Canal View will be done by the Village of Lyons.