July 11, 2022 Regular Meeting
Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Anthony Cavallaro
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Annette Miller-excused
Gregory Peterson, Attorney
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Bryce Webster, Fire Chief
Paul Andalora, Code Enforcement Officer
Carl Caprino, DPW Superintendent
Laurie Becker, Library Director
The regular meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Firemen’s Exempt Hall with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.
Pledge of Allegiance & Roll:
Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Dunn, Trustee Cavallaro, Trustee Miller-excused and Mayor Jaroszynski were all present.
Nina Gustafson and Brenda Weiler representing the Falconer Rotary, we present to observe the proceedings. Brenda requested permission to install a bench in Davis Park in honor of past Rotarian, Mary Weiler. She noted that the Rotary would like it to be something kid/family friendly and will match the chairs that are currently in the park.
Danielle Marra, 501 N. Work Street, reintroduced herself to the board and to Trustee Dunn.
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to approve the minutes of the regular Board of Trustee meeting of June 13, 2022, with the following corrections:
- Review of abstracts-May 9th
- Library fines-$73.00
- Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried.
The chief’s June report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 50 EMS, 24 Cancelled in Route, 0 Structure Fire, 5 Good intent/public service, 1 system or detector malfunction, 0 electrical wiring/equipment problem, 1 False alarm/false call, 1 Unintentional system, 1 Water problem, 1 medical assist, 0 combustible/flammable spills & leaks, and 0 chemical release, reaction, or toxic, totaling 84 calls in June/447 YTD.
Mutual Aid Breakdown- June
Given: Jamestown-12, Fly Car-0, Frewsburg-13, Kennedy -4, Randolph-0, Cherry Creek-0, Gerry-0, Town of Ellicott Police 0, totaling 29.
Received: Medic 74-8, Alstar-9, Gerry-0, Kennedy-2, Kiantone-1, Fly Car Assist-0, totaling 20.
Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to approve membership of Justine Sell into the Hook and Ladder Company, effective immediately. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried. Satisfactory background and medical evaluation documents were reviewed by the board and filed with the clerk.
Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to approve membership of Kyle Keefe into the Hook and Ladder Company as a Class C-Exterior Firefighter, effective immediately. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried. Satisfactory background and medical evaluation documents were reviewed by the board and filed with the clerk. Kyle was an active member of the Junior Fire Fighters.
The June code officer report was reviewed. It was noted 11 ($718.00) building permits were issued, 2 building inspections were performed, 0 certificates of occupancy were issued, 0 certificates of compliance, 25 phone calls/personal contact/emails were addressed, 0 complaints received/actions taken. 0 notices of violations mailed, 0 notice of violations resolved, 0 stop work order issued, and 0 stop work order resolved.
Department of Public Works
The DPW report was reviewed for the period June 13-July 7, 2022.
Superintendent Caprino reported that FSC (Fire, Safety, Communications Systems Inc.) identified that the village buildings: Community Building, Fire Department and DPW garage have no current strobe/horn warning system. FSC provided a price quote and scope of work document for upgrading the Community Building ($10,567.36). The board instructed Superintendent Caprino to see 2 additional price quotes and to confirm whether or not the current activation box can be used with other systems.
Superintendent Caprino presented the board with a price quote of $16,211.50 for a new leaf box for the 10-wheeler truck, just to give the board an idea of the cost. Two more quotes are needed per the procurement policy.
The board reviewed the 6/16/2022 bid opening results for the Removal and Replacement of the DPW Roof.
Lewis Construction $68,500
Paramount Roofing $75,650
Jamestown Roofing $80,000
RMG Custom Metal $70,325
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to accept the lowest bid of $68,500 from Lewis Construction, funded exclusively using ARPA funds. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to authorize the Jamestown BPU to install an additional light pole to the West Mosher Street Falconer Park parking lot at a cost of $1,000. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Sean Cobb will be moving from Summer Park Attendant to full-time DPW Motor Vehicle Operator beginning tomorrow, 7/12/2022, filling the current vacancy. Alexander Lillie has been hired fill the Summer Park Attendant position.
The June 14-July 11, 2022 library report was reviewed. This month the library received $6.00 for fines, $45.00 for copies and faxes, $54.00 book sale, $695.00 for gifts & donation, and other $500.00-Summer Reading Grant (CCLS).
The library has been very busy, partially attributed to the CCLS summer “Road Trip” designed to encourage patrons to visit other libraries throughout the summer. Next week is the Annual Book Sale in conjunction with Christmas in July. Summer Band concerts (Thursday’s July 21-23) are in full swing. There were approximately 85-90 attendees in the audience last week.
A grant application was submitted to the Library System to help fund a new handicapped accessible entrance at the Library’s main entrance.
“Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program event was held on June 24th. Off the Stick Ice Cream Truck came and those who signed up for summer reading received a free ice cream. Volunteers also manned large outdoor and indoor games and activities. The event brought in 120 people.
The next library board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2022 in the library at 8:00 AM.
The board reviewed the FY 21/22 closing report as detailed by Treasurer Trask. Mr. Trask noted that sales tax was up 31%. The library experienced a deficit of $6,309.86. Fund Balance 5/31/2022 is $847,476 (Approximately 60.5% of budget).
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro, to modify the FY 21/22 budget as follows:
- Approve Final Transfers (as presented) to Reserve Accounts:
Community Building – Reserve “HC” $45, 000.00
Street Equipment Reserve $64,015.76
Fire Truck Reserve $78,649.84
Fire Maintenance Reserve $422.39
- Approve Budget Modifications (as required) which balance additional Revenues/Expenses/Fund Balance to Match FY 21/22 Actual:
Revenues -Budgeted Increased to $1,541,606.47
Expenses -Budgeted Increased to $1,486,685.96
Increase Fund Balance (Surplus) $54,920.51
- ALL Other Funds:
- Approve Closing for ALL Funds to complete/balance the processing of Year End Reports May 31, 2022, in regards to Budgets/Fund Balance Etc. and the NY-AUD. **Schedules Attached. Work papers and additional information detail are on file in Treasurer’s office.
As per work papers presented by Treasurer Trask for closing the FY 21/22.
Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried.
For Fiscal year 22/23 Treasurer Trask reported that 88.61% of property taxes due have been collected as of 7/8/2022. The Village will soon receive the remaining 50% of its ARPA funding. The $115,230.41 is due to be dispersed to the village in summer 2022.
A correction needs to be made to General Fund Abstract #2. The .gov website payment was incorrect and needs to be deleted from the payment approval. The new General Fund abstract total is $ 150,381.90.
Mr. Peterson reminded everyone of his invitation to all village staff, employees and boards to the Tarp Skunks game this week. Dinner is at 5 pm, followed by the game at 6:30 pm.
The Dog Control Report for June 2022 was reviewed. Mr. Kevin Brace of Ames Street Jamestown was given a second warning about allowing his dog to run at large and to not properly pick up and dispose of the dog’s waste.
A separate incident regarding an at-large dog on Elmwood Avenue has been resolved.
Mayor Jaroszynski will be contacting the Town of Ellicott regarding their potential interest in participating in the formation of a local development corporation.
A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20th at 6 pm in Falconer Park-Pavilion #3 to discuss planning of park upgrades, etc.
Pine Hill Cemetery:
Staff is watering trees due to low rain this year. A new employee was hired to help catch up on weed whacking
Planning and Zoning:
On June 28th the planning board discussed and compared food truck regulations from other local communities. The code officers will compile a final list of regulations to be presented to the planning board at their next meeting.
A candidate for the clerk position was interviewed and is very promising.
Motion: It is moved by Trustee Dunn and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #2, General Fund in the amount of $ 150,381.90 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Motion: It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Dunn that Abstract #2, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $ 1,589.11 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Motion: It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Dunn that Abstract #2, Library Fund in the amount of $ 2,703.70 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Motion: It is moved by Trustee Cavallaro and seconded by Trustee Dunn that Abstract #2, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $42,628.45 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried
Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.
Anna Fales, Village Clerk