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Village Board Minutes

March 9, 2017 (40)

A special meeting of the Village Board was held March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall, 244 Main Street.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order.

Roll Call:  Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno & Trustee Enekes were excused.

Also Present: Chief Kelley, Asst Chief Kevin Granger & Clerk-Treas Colson.

NEW BUSINESS

Chief Kelley & Asst Chief Granger presented the proposed 2017/2018 fire department budget.  Requests include approximately $20,000 increase in budget lines for turnout gear & scuba gear to replace old equipment.  A reserve request of $150,000 was proposed in order to put toward the purchase of replacing a 23 year-old tanker truck (ETA-211) used mainly for calls in the Town and surrounding areas.  The Board discussed the fire department’s request in great detail & requested that there be some reductions to a few of the budget lines.  The fire department will submit updated numbers for consideration.

Chief Kelley also recommended several security enhancements be made at the Village Hall.  Clerk-Treas Colson is gathering estimates for potential improvements.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved declaration of a 6500 watt Honda generator, a 2-1/2 inch deck gun and other misc. fire equipment as surplus and authorized sale through Auctions International.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed a potential increase to the Village tax rate of 1% ($0.05) per thousand and a $27 increase to annual water/sewer rents.  Clerk-Treas Colson will present a tentative budget to the Board at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 8:17 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer