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June 13, 2022 Regular Meeting

Draft

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski 
Trustee Anthony Cavallaro
Trustee Timothy Dunn-excused
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Annette Miller

Gregory Peterson, Village Attorney
Carl Caprino, DPW Superintendent
Laurie Becker, Library Director
Bryce Webster, Fire Chief
Paul Andalora, Code Enforcement Officer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk

The regular meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was called to order on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at the Firemen’s’ Exempt Hall with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. 

Pledge of Allegiance & Roll

Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Dunn-excused, Trustee Miller, Trustee Cavallaro and Mayor Jaroszynski were present.

Visitors

Danielle Marra, 501 N. Work Street spoke briefly on her thoughts about opening a business with her husband, redevelopment,  bringing back business to downtown, commercial zoning ordinances, and building something for the kids in the village.  Mayor Jaroszynski encouraged Mrs. Marra to reach out to him or to Trustee Dunn to further discuss her ideas and to explore potential opportunities. Nina Gustafson- Falconer Rotary Club President was present to observe the proceedings.

Parliamentary Procedure

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.

Minutes

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller, to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2022 regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.  Trustee Gustafson noted that a correction be made under Correspondence.  The correct date of review of the unpaid vouchers was May 8th, not May 9th.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Fire Chief     

The chief’s May report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 53-EMS, 0-outside rubbish fires, 2-medical assist, 0-combustible spills/leaks, 1-structure fire, 1-electrical wiring problem, 1- smoke odor problem, 0-water problem, 3-public service assistance, 2-standby, 14-dispatched/cancelled, 0-mischievous false alarm, 1-false alarm, 1-system or detector malfunction and 2-unintentional system/de-operation- 81 total calls in May (362 calls-YTD).

Mutual Aid Breakdown- May

Given:  Jamestown-10, Frewsburg-5, Kennedy-3, Kiantone-0,  Fluvanna-0, Alstar-5, 0-assist to A-71 (driver), Gerry-1 and Medic 74-8. Total-32.

Received: Medic 74-0, Kennedy-8, Frewsburg-0, Fluvanna-0, Gerry-2, Coroner-0, Kiantone-2 Alstar-0, Wet team-0 and Jamestown-0.  Total-12.

Chief Webster will be pursuing a FEMA grant to be used to purchase at least 32 sets of turn-out gear. The department will also apply for another Community Foundation grant.

Chief Webster reported that two Knox boxes have been ordered and installed at 6 N. Alberta and 54 E. Main Street.

The code officer and chief will be riding around the village this month identifying property concerns.

Code Enforcement

The May code enforcement report was reviewed.

 THIS MONTHYEAR TO DATE
Building Permits Issued1118
Building Permit Fees Collected$305$545
Building Inspections Performed25
Certificates of Occupancy11
Certificates of Compliance11
Phone calls/Personal Contacts/Emails1525
Complaints Received/Actions Taken510

Department of Public Works

The DPW report was reviewed for the period May 9, 2022 to June 9, 2022. Superintendent Caprino informed the board that the Exempt Club windows have been re-caulked, the new electronic sign in front of the Community Building has been installed and that the FSC performed the annual fire alarm system inspection.  FSC suggested updated wiring and the installation of an alert system with strobe and sound in both the fire department and the community building.  Superintendent Caprino was asked to get quotes on the updates as soon as possible.  Trustee Cavallaro also suggested that the alarm system call county dispatch first and the DPW after that.

Clerk Fales was asked to post the old village sign onto Facebook and the village website to see if anyone has interest in purchasing it. Mayor Jaroszynski thanked the DPW staff for their hard work in preparing the foundation and electric for the new sign.

2022 Woodchip Quotes (Falconer Park Playground):

Curtiss                                                 $11,244.00

Jeff Associates                                    $12,584.00

Deep River Ranch.                              $12,121.60

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to approve and accept John Curtiss Design, Inc.’s price quote of $11,244.00 for the purchase of playground wood chips for Falconer Park.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

The board agreed to put a hold on the purchase of Child Form Wear Mats and Springmate pony.

Library 

The May 9-June 13, 2022 library report was reviewed.  This month the library received $70.00 (copies/fax), $74.29(fines), $573.00 (Book Sales), $588.00 (gifts & donations), and $1,857.84 (other). 

The summer concert series gets underway on July 7th in Davis Park.

Legal

Mr. Peterson noted for the board that the new DPW truck is in Jamestown and almost ready for delivery.

The Tarp Skunks game for July 13th has been changed to a 6:30 pm start time.  Mayor Jaroszynski gave the library approval to close at 4:30 that evening to allow staff attend the event.

Committees:

Public Safety:

The animal control reports for April and May were reviewed. 

The village received notice from the Chautauqua County Humane Society that they are currently overpopulated and unable to take in animals at this time.  The village is seeking alternatives.

Downtown Development:

Mayor Jaroszynski has set up a meeting next Monday with Don McCord regarding the process and advantages in beginning a local development corporation in the village.

Farmers Market:

Scott Farms is in Davis Park daily throughout the summer – 10am-6 pm.

Parks:

Trustee Miller gave a brief review from last week’s meeting in Falconer Park with members of the Falconer Rotary Club, noting the need for new wood chips, cameras, the replacement of spring horses and discussions on how to bring families back into the park.

Pine Hill Cemetery:

There were four burials in May.  Superintendent Fuller is looking to hire one person to weed whack in the cemetery this summer.

Planning & Zoning:

A planning board meeting regarding food truck ordinances is tentatively set for June 28th at 7 pm.

New Business:

None.

Correspondence:  

A letter regarding the 2020 census was shared with the board.  The letter outlined the process for a municipality  or it’s representatives to dispute the results of population counts,  if it is believed the count is incorrect.

Trustee Gustafson’s letter, dated June 13, 2022, which acknowledged his review of the May 2022 unpaid vouchers on June 12, 2022, and bank reconciliations for M&T Bank and Community Bank on June 12, 2022, was placed into record. 

The Christmas in July Santa Parade is set for July 23, 2022.

Visitors:

Brian Nelson asked to address the board regarding follow up to his requests from the  March 2022 board meeting: What can be done regarding bicycles and electric bikes traveling at a high rate of speed down the village sidewalks?

Brian also followed up on the striping of parking spaces along Main Street.  He said he is willing  hire and pay to have them done in front of his store, if the DPW is unwilling or cannot get it done in a timely manner.  Mayor Jaroszynski stated that he will research the issues and follow up with Brian.

Abstracts:

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Cavallaro that Abstract #1, General Fund in the amount of $ 106,466.29 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Cavallaro that Abstract #1, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $ 1,201.39 be approved for payment.   Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #1, Library Fund in the amount of $ 5,495.82 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Abstain, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Cavallaro and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #1, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $ 56,601.63 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded Trustee Miller that Abstract #1, Fire Department Maintenance Reserve Fund in the amount of $ 14,198.78 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn into executive session at 7:15 pm. Vote was approved unanimously. Carried.

Executive Session:

No formal action was taken during the executive session.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion at 7:36 p.m. to exit executive session and return to the regular meeting. Trustee Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Trustee Miller made a motion at 7:36 p.m. to end the regular meeting. Trustee Gustafson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna Fales, Village Clerk