July 12, 2021 Work Session
Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Anthony Cavallaro
Trustee Annette Miller
Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Gregory Peterson, Attorney
The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:24 P.M. in the Firemen’s Exempt Hall with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.
Pledge of Allegiance & Roll
Trustee Dunn, Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Miller, Trustee Cavallaro, and Mayor Jaroszynski were present.
SOCIAL DISTTANCING PRACTICES WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED. VISITORS ARE ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE CHAIR. THIS IS NOT THE PLACE OR TIME TO CONDUCT A DEBATE WITH ANYONE. IT IS A MEETING TO DELIBERATE AS THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO TRANSACT THE BUSINESS OF THE VILLAGE. ALL REPORTS, REQUESTS, IF NECESSARY, WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE RESPECTIVE COMMITTEE OR COMMISSION FOR FURTHER STUDY, INFORMATION GATHERING AND RECOMMENDATIONS. ALL CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED HAS BEEN PLACED WITH THE TRUSTEES AND IS ON FILE.
Steve Vanstrom, Chairmen of the Fire Advisory Board and Eric Tichy of the Post journal were present.
The board discussed the need for and required actions to include a food truck section to the village zoning law. It was noted that there are currently 2 food trucks that regularly run a business in the village and three other trucks just outside of the village. Food trucks are increasing in popularity and currently there are no regulations or fees for these businesses in the village zoning law.
Trustee Miller stated that she felt that Jamestown’s pilot program addresses this issue very well, including the rational for allowing food trucks in a community.
Trustee Dunn stated that he is not opposed to some regulation. Saying, “it makes good sense to have rules to ensure these businesses are acting appropriately” should the food truck business increase in the village.
Mayor Jaroszynski suggested that this issue be sent to the village planning and zoning boards to have them develop a plan which can then be presented to the board of trustees for final approval.
Steve Vanstrom presented the board with a purchase offer of $60,000, which was received from South Strabane Township, Washington, PA, for the sale of the 2000 Quantum Fire Pumper Truck. According to Mr. Vanstrom, the truck committee and the Fire Advisory Board are both in agreement that the purchase offer is more than reasonable and recommend the village board consider the offer for approval. The truck committee’s research showed that similar used trucks were selling for $25,000–$35,000. It was also noted that the interested party would like to take possession of the truck in midAugust, even though Falconer’s new pumper truck is not scheduled to be delivered until early September. Mr. Vanstrom stated that if an event requiring a pumper truck should arise in the interim, the situation would be covered by one of the remaining department vehicles and/or through mutual aid.
The truck committee and specifically Skip Cavallaro, were recognized for their hard work and success on this project.
The board quickly touched base on the upcoming action needed to Opt-in or to opt-out of Marijuana dispensaries in the village. The board requested additional information on this topic.
Mayor Jaroszynski briefly reviewed the agenda for the 7 pm regular monthly board meeting, noting that action will be requested for the extension of the dog control contract and also the acceptance of Mr. Morris’s resignation from his position as the village code enforcement officer. Noting that Alan Gustafson Sr. and David Rowe will assist the village in the interim until a new CEO can be hired.
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the work session at 6:50 pm. Ayes: all. Nays: none. Carried.
Anna Fales, Village Clerk