September 13, 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
The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:15 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.
No visitors were present.
No new business discussed.
The opt-in/opt-out of Marijuana dispensaries and retail sale within the Village, in accordance with NYS Cannabis Law 131, was discussed. Trustee Dunn asked “if anyone had seen any medical reasons supporting or saying the Marijuana is safe and good to use? The discussion should not solely be based on increase tax dollars.” Major Jaroszynski stated that in his 25 years of law enforcement, his experience with users has not been good. Clerk Fales read to the board and will be submitting into record, all responses received from residents who left comments in the Clerk’s office regarding their opinions on opting in or opting out of both retail dispensaries and/or on-site consumption locations. For the record, all comments received, to date, were in favor of the Village opting-out of both.
Mayor Jaroszynski and Treasurer Trask provided overviews of the Federal American Rescue Plan funding. Mr. Trask noted for the board that the village will receive two funding allocations of approximately $115,000, the first in 2021 and the second in 2022. The village now has to decide the best use of the funds. A few of the current suggested uses are:
- An air filtration system in village buildings
- Paving of the park walking path
- Reinstalling water to the park rec building
- A digital sign in front of the Community Building
- New Accounting System to replace the outdated system currently in use
- Parapet repair-Community Building
The board was asked to submit any other ideas or concerns to be considered.
Treasurer Trask noted that per his initial calculations, the Village will have approximately $68,704 of unrestricted funds, leaving about $46,526 restricted spending dollars.
Mayor Jaroszynski reported that the village was offered the property on the corner of Dow and Main Street. The board was asked to consider whether or not they would be interested in the village taking ownership of the property.
Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn the work session at 6:55 pm. Ayes: all. Nays: none. Carried.
Anna Fales, Village Clerk