Village of Macedon – Wednesday May 9, 2012
Mayor Cramer called to order a regular Meeting of the Village Board at 7:00 PM. Meeting minutes from April 25th and May 9th were approved as presented. The board also approved the abstracts in the amount of $85,869.60.
Under Correspondence, Mayor Cramer reported having received a letter from Attorney Rob Leni, regarding the Bakewise agreement. Reportedly both parties have signed the official documents and the first check in the amount of $20,000.00 has been received. It was also noted that HSBC Bank will be changing over to First Niagara as of May 18th and after thorough research, Village Clerk Kathy Vendel recommended that the village stay with First Niagara, as that bank is the most competitive. Reasons cited were the highest interest rate, free checks, and a free check scanner which will limit the amount of banking trips the clerk will need to make, saving on mileage and office time.
Updates included the awarding of the Sewer Department Screw Press to Blue Heron Construction, who was the low bidder at $237,000.00, for a stationary non skid-mount shockless conveyor. The Amish built wooden swing was also awarded to the high bidder, for a total of $150.00. It was noted that the high bidder was a non-resident, therefore delivery is not included. Other business conducted included approval to re-levy unpaid water and sewer bills onto the property tax bills. The board also gave approval to begin the decommissioning process of the Kemp Street water well, and further approved the estimate from Morrisson Excavating in the amount of $2,980.00 to remove the building. Following the removal of the well the village plans to survey the parcel, subdivide it into two separate residential (R1) zoned parcels, which will then be sold via auction.
An update on the auctioned Main Street Property was that the Village’s bid was not approved, and the bank will now list the property with a real estate agent. It was noted that if the Realtor’s attempt to sell fails, the bank will contact the village. Trustee Frey then requested that Trustee Lohse contact the bank alerting them that the yard needs mowing, as the grass is over 12 inches long and therefore in violation of village code.
Mayor Cramer reported that the Village received several applications for the Code Enforcement Position, with all but one interview complete. The last interview has been scheduled and a special meeting was additionally scheduled for May 15th at 6:00 to review candidates with the intent to appoint one to the position. Mayor Cramer also noted that she will continue to accrue information regarding fee schedules, and nametags, and will also request a presentation at the next board meeting regarding the hydro-fracking moratorium proposal, for clarification. Lastly the Mayor thanked the board and the residents of the village for sending her to the NYCOM Conference. She reported that the courses and networking were wonderful, she was assigned a mentor, and the experience was helpful, and it was, overall, a wonderful experience. She was pleased to report that “people are excited about the Village of Macedon, they are beginning to see the community pride that is happening here”.
Trustee Frey followed up on the “Macedon Meadows” sign, which is located at the entrance to Kemp Drive, noting that it is 20 years old and decaying. After discussion she agreed to follow up with the Village Attorney and determine liability for the name and sign to address the issue.
The board then adjourned the public meeting at 8:37 PM. The next regular meeting of the Macedon Village Board will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7:00 PM in the Village Hall. By Becky Block