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Village Board Minutes

October 7, 2020 (18)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday &Trustee Miller were present.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting and organizational meeting September 23, 2020 as typed.
Carried 4 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, addressed the Board regarding the current water/sewer rate structure in place and the history of the discussions leading to the current rate & structure. Mr. Rhodes pointed out the increase in cost has been due to the infrastructure improvements, not operational costs. The board asked questions regarding changes to the structure, specifically charging residential & commercial users differently. Mr. Rhodes offered to give the Board an overview of different options available. Mr. Rhodes and Atty Buettner cautioned any significant changes would require a specific rational basis and therefore would require a study be done.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letters regarding water/sewer bills were received from Cheri Bovee, Stephen & Kathleen Cole, Donald & Donna Briner, and Christine Richards. Mayor Pasquarell has contacted each resident.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 10/7/2020 received & filed.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #8: Payroll $34,307.82; General $57,543.49; Water $2,789.80; Sewer $8,796.40; and Capital Reserves $57,905.00.
Carried 4 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for September 2020 received & filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for September 2020 received & filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 10/7/2020 received & filed.

OLD BUSINESS none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed changing Water Code Section 480-7 (B) to require deductive meters to be installed by the homeowner instead of the DPW. Although he homeowner is currently responsible for all plumbing beside the actual placement of the meter, Supt Lozier has reservations about DPW doing any work on private property. Final inspections will remain the same as currently required. The board instructed Atty Buettner to make the appropriate changes to the law for their review & instructed Don Rhodes to amend the fee schedule to reflect homeowner install.

The Board discussed a claim for reimbursement from Jim Hopkins for $348.94 for repairs to his hot water heater he feels are a result of the East National Water (ENW) expansion tank installation. The Board consensus was to submit to the insurance company as part of the ENW claim.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

None.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss pending litigation with East National Water.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Miller, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 7:03 PM.
Carried 4 0

At 7:29 PM, with no action taken in executive session, the Board reconvened.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:30 PM.
Carried 4 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer