January 14, 2019 Regular Meeting
Mayor James R. Rensel
Trustee Deette Dispenza-excused
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Charles Piazza, Fire Chief
Alan P. Gustafson, Code Enforcement Officer
Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent
The regular meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.
County Executive George Borrello, County Legislator Lisa Vanstrom and the County Executive’s Confidential Secretary, Carm Catanese were present to observe the proceedings. Mr. Borrello told the board that his goal for 2019 is to attend meetings for all 41 municipalities in Chautauqua County in an effort to collaborate with municipalities through shared services and to communicate with mayors & boards. Mayor Rensel thanked Mr. Borrello for his assistance during the Falconer Vac Shop fire, which was exactly one year ago today.
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski, to approve the minutes of December 10, 2018 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski, to approve the minutes from the special meeting on December 21, 2018 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
The chief’s December report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 49 EMS calls, 2 fire, 3 false alarms, and 1 water evacuation, totaling 55 calls in December. The department responded to a total of 719 calls and 7546.48 fire personnel hours in 2018.
Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski to approve Shawn Pierce-DeGollier as a member in the Falconer Hose Company. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski and Rensel. Carried. Mr. DeGollier has passed the required physical and background checks and the documents are on file in the village clerk’s office.
Code Enforcement Office
The code enforcement report for December was reviewed noting that 1 building permit was issued ($25 collected/$1,275 YTD), 4 building inspections were performed/96 YTD, 0 certificates of occupancy/1 YTD, 15 certificates of compliance/53 YTD, and 0 fire inspections. There were 32 phone calls, e-mails, personal contacts made/611 YTD and 2 notices of complaints filed with action taken by the CE office in the month of December/146 YTD.
Department of Public Works
The DPW report was reviewed for the period December 10-January 13, 2019.
The repair and replacement of the front half of the Community Building roof has been completed. The work on the back half of the roof is on hold for better weather. Until then, there are still leaks on the back half of the roof.
National Fuel Gas repaired a gas leak in the upstairs kitchen in the Community Building and relocated the gas meter from the basement to an outside location in the front of the building.
Mr. Fuller explained that a notification system is needed in the Community Building to alert occupants/emergency services in case of a fire.
Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski, to approve a three-year Fire Alarm Service Agreement through FSC Systems, Inc. to service the 3 new fire panels in the Community Building, DPW garage and fire hall for a total cost of $1080.00 per year for 3 years. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
The December library report was reviewed. This month the library received $41.86 for fines, $90.86 for copies and faxes, $83 basket sale, $1,850.00 for gifts and donations, 7,641.80 for Bullet Aid, and $4,358.80 for CCLS Endowment (Interest).
On December 1, 2018, the library welcomed Bob Terreberry for a book signing session of his new book, Reunion at Maple Springs.
On December 8, 2018, Elaine Lampropolas had a Card Stamping Class.
Story Hour children enjoyed a Christmas celebration. Each child received a copy of the book, A Christmas for Corduroy, by Don Freeman. Children also received a stuffed animal donated by FPL patrons, James and Cynthia Gallagher.
Mr. Peterson is working with the Marchinson’s to procure the corner property on W. Main & Dow Streets.
Animal Control December 2018 report was reviewed. One appearance ticket was issued for a dog running at large.
The economy is strong and as a result interest rates are increasing.
Fire Advisory Board:
Meeting scheduled for February 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski, to accept the Complete Streets Policy “draft” Agreement to be updated and reviewed for final approval at the February 11, 2019 meeting of the board meeting. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Nays: none. Carried
County Executive Borrello noted that the County has budgeted $900,000 for 2019 Complete Streets projects that are synergistic with county roads. Mr. Borrello also stated that the County may, but could not guarantee, help with a local funding match for a state or federal funded grants.
A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Steele, to adopt the NYS Deferred Compensation plan as written, Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Nays: none. Carried. The village will not offer matching funds for this program.
A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve GFC as the new payroll processor for the village to begin with the February 2019 payroll. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Nays: none. Carried. ADP will be alerted of the change by Treasurer Trask.
DFT will be consulted for an email filtering service.
The “Be Kind 5K” is scheduled for June 22, 2019. Registration will take place the afternoon and evening of June 21, 2019. All activities will begin and end at the Falconer Fire Hall this year.
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele that Abstract #8, General Fund in the amount of $101,507.04 be approved for payment. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Trustee Jaroszynski made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn, that Abstract #8, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $599.38 be approved for payment. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, that Abstract #8, Library Fund in the amount of $1,551.10 be approved for payment. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Jaroszynski, that Abstract #8, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $64,760.41 be approved for payment. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Motion to Adjourn
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 PM. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, and Rensel. Carried
Anna L. Fales