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December 5, 2022 Work Session

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

Gregory Peterson, Attorney
Lawrence E. Trask – Treasurer
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.

Pledge of Allegiance & Roll

Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Miller, Trustee Cavallaro and Mayor Jaroszynski were present. Trustee Dunn was excused from the meeting.

Parliamentary Procedure

THE VILLAGE OF FALCONER WELCOMES PUBLIC COMMENT BY ALL. WE ASK THAT YOU STAND, STATE YOUR NAME AND KEEP YOUR COMMENTS BRIEF (3 MINUTES OR LESS) AS A COURTESY TO THE BUSINESS NATURE OF THE MEETING AND OTHER TIME CONSTRAINTS. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE AN INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION WITH THE BOARD AND/OR MAYOR REGARDING A SPECIFIC MATTER OR CONCERN, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF YOU REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OUTLINE OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MEETING. YOU MAY DO THIS BY CONTACTING THE MAYOR OR CLERK AT (716) 665-4400. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION ON THIS MATTER.

Visitors in attendance:

Nina Gustafson – Gerry, NY
Jim Ribaudo – Falconer, NY
Steve Garvey – 53 Almet Ave
Pat Bellardo – 53 Almet Ave
Dan Rickart – Falconer, NY
Nancy Jones – Falconer, NY
Brenda Weiler – Falconer, NY
Randall & Kirsten Boardman – 114 N. Phetteplace, Falconer, NY
Alan Gustafson, Gerry, NY

Visitor Comments:

Steve Garvey, Falconer resident provided a large visual presentation to the board. The visual had 2 photos on top showing the park area as it looks now with a large green space, picnic tables and grills that all would be displaced if the dog park was put in the proposed area. The bottom 2 photos show the proposed dog park with 5ft fencing which does not belong in the middle of a park as it will ruin the esthetics of the park.

Some of the comments made from visitors regarding the proposed dog park in Falconer Park:

  • Dog park will take away area summer youth program uses
  • Dog park does not belong in a residential area
  • Total area for proposed dog part is under .5 acre, which is not large enough for a dog park
  • The walking path around the park can be used for dog walking purposes
  • Appreciates all of the work the Rotary Club has done in the park and the Village Board for their service but the dog park does not belong in the Falconer Park.
  • Falconer Park is a beautiful park the way it is, does not want a dog park within the park
  • Does not belong in the park, keep the park as a family park
  • Pavilion renters should not have to endure dog noise and smell

Discussion on Camera System and Fire Alarm Upgrades

The board reviewed the information prepared by Trustee Gustafson and Trustee Dunn on the camera system quotes from FSC and Allied Alarm Services. The lower end quotes for 5 cameras to be installed in the library could accommodate up to 8 cameras, where the second option allows for up to 16 cameras for the FSC system and up to 48 for the Allied System. Both systems have an app to view camera activity. The current cameras in the library and park are older with a lower resolution where the ones quoted are a higher resolution and would be an upgrade.

By going with the second option, it would allow the village to add additional cameras at a later date where needed. Currently the library has 3 cameras and the request is for an additional camera downstairs and one upstairs by the front door. The current budget would allow for these additional 2 cameras. If the second option is chosen, the budget would have to be modified or fund using ARPA, sales tax revenue, or fund balance. If additional cameras for the building are added, either company would be able to provide separate monitors, for instance, one in the library and one in the clerks’ office.

Mayor Jaroszynski noted that by going with the second option that accommodates more than 8 cameras we could add a camera on the sign in front of the community building.

The board also discussed the Fire Alarm System quotes from both FSC and Allied Alarm. It was noted that if Allied was chosen for the fire alarm system, they would come in and replace the current box from FSC as it is not proprietary and can be serviced by any company.  Current sensors would be replaced with more appropriate sensors and a few more would be added. Some of the existing sensors are almost 30 years old and towards the end of the recommended life cycle of a sensor. Current fire sensors are not audible so a fire in one part of the building would not be known in other parts of the same building.

Recommendation is to go with Allied Alarm on the second option for the camera system (8TB) for the library cameras and Allied on the fire alarm system upgrade as they both should to be updated for safety reasons with resolutions to use ARPA funding.  The existing cameras at the park and fire hall will continue to be with FSC for now and can be looked at to convert to the Allied system at a later date. The Cameras and Fire alarm system will be added to the agenda for the next board meeting on December 12, 2022.

Review Dog Park Proposed Site in Falconer Park

Trustee Cavallaro inquired on the width of the walkway between the large and small dog areas. Alan Gustafson Sr., commented that the proposal was preliminary and could be adjusted as to what was needed. It will be wide enough to be able to get a vehicle to the park building from Mosher Street for deliveries. He also noted that a portion in the back of the large dog area was a brush covered area and not current usable park space.

Mayor Jaroszynski had contacted Lakewood officials and noted that most of the issues at the Lakewood dog park are with the people not getting along. 

Nina Gustafson, Rotary Club president commented that she has been in contact with Monica Simpson, who works with the County IDA and worked with Dunkirk on their dog park. Monica provided Nina with information regarding a grant program to apply for to help fund the dog park project. The grant looks at projects that would people back to Chautauqua County and tourism. Even though many Rotarians do not live in the village, many of them own businesses in Falconer and they commit a lot of time to the village and just want to make it a nice place.

Alan Gustafson Sr. reminded the group that surveys were sent out previously regarding the proposed dog park and based on the responses the dog park project moved forward, and it wasn’t until recently that the opposition for the dog park has come forward.

Mayor Jaroszynski commented that the board has heard both sides, for and against the dog park. He encourages the board if they have any additional questions regarding the dog park proposal,  that they reach out for answers prior to the next board meeting on December 12th.

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the work session at 7:13 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

November 14, 2022 Regular Meeting

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

Gregory Peterson, Attorney
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk
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 Tuesday, November 14, 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 and Mayor Jaroszynski were all present.

Visitors

Brenda Cavallaro
Nina Gustafson
Steve Garvey
Patricia Bellardo
Justin Gould (WNY News)
Glen Dickerson
Chris Schrader
Peter Fuller
Brian D Nelson
Mindy Trapani
Anna Fales
Amy Bellardo
Jim Ribaudo
Yvonne Ribaudo
Alan Gustafson
Danielle Marra
Brenda Weiler
Mary Fales
Sandy Theis
Holly Hanna
Joseph Taylor
James Rensel
Joe & DiEtte Dispenza

Parliamentary Procedure

THE VILLAGE OF FALCONER WELCOMES PUBLIC COMMENT BY ALL. WE ASK THAT YOU STAND, STATE YOUR NAME AND KEEP YOUR COMMENTS BRIEF (3 MINUTES OR LESS) AS A COURTESY TO THE BUSINESS NATURE OF THE MEETING AND OTHER TIME CONSTRAINTS. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE AN INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION WITH THE BOARD AND/OR MAYOR REGARDING A SPECIFIC MATTER OR CONCERN, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF YOU REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OUTLINE OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MEETING. YOU MAY DO THIS BY CONTACTING THE MAYOR OR CLERK AT (716) 665-4400. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION ON THIS MATTER.

Visitor Comments

Comments made from visitors addressing the board.

  • Falconer Rotary Club reminded of the upcoming Santa parade on Saturday, November 19th at 5pm. The Rotary Club was given permission to remove small shrub in front of Santa House to replace with a 10’-12’ tree that they could decorate as part of their tree lighting ceremony. 
  • Brian Nelson – requested an update on leasing the village owned empty lot on West Main Street. Mayor Jaroszynski noted that the DPW has been busy with leaf collection and may not have the time to grade the property before the snow removal months.
  • Dog park does not belong in a residential area or in the village park
  • Area proposed for dog park is the main play area for the summer recreation program
  • People go to the park for green space and quiet time
  • The park is closed in the winter – is the dog park going to be open?
  • Dog park would be noisy to people renting the pavilions
  • Possible water contamination with the dog park being close to the edge of the creek
  • Are people going to pay to use when there is no fee at Lakewood dog park
  • Rotary’s dog park proposal is fully funded without village money
  • More users in the park creates a safer environment
  • Studies have shown that there is no negative effect of fecal material as long as animals are not crossing waterways 

Minutes

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro, to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2022 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller, to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2022 Special Board of Trustees Meeting.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  

Fire Chief

The chief’s October report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 49 EMS, 18 Cancelled in Route, 2 Structure fires, 1 system or detector malfunction, 9 Unintentional system, 4 public service assistance, 2 Cover assignment standby at fire station, 2 False Alarm, total 87 calls in October /779 YTD.

Mutual Aid Breakdown- October 2022
                   Given:  Jamestown-16, Frewsburg-12, Gerry-3, Kennedy-6, Fluvanna-1, total 38  
                   Received:  Medic 74-13, Gerry-1, Alstar-3, Kennedy-4, Kiantone-3, total 24

Fire department applied for a grant to the Community Foundations requesting $20,000 for repair work and a non-slip coating to the truck bay floors in the Fire Station. Price to complete all the work is $28,736. Community Foundation awarded $15,000 to the Fire Department for this project.  Current floor is over 25 years old, has stress cracks and is a safety issue when wet. Recommendation by Treasurer Trask would be to take balance out of the Fire Hall reserve.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to accept Community Foundation Grant in the amount of $15,00 for flooring in Fire Department Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried. 

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to approve spending the additional amount to add to the grant to repair the floor put in the Fire Hall. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried. 

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to approve membership of Misty Babcock into the Hook and Ladder Company, effective immediately. Satisfactory background and medical evaluation documents were reviewed by the board and filed with the clerk.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried. 

Code Enforcement

The October code officer report was reviewed.  It was noted 6 building permits totaling $275 were issued, 3 building inspections were performed, 10 phone calls/personal contact/emails were addressed.

Highlights:

  • Recently participated in a meeting regarding the marketing of the empty lots on Main Street
  • 13 Mason Street & 102 N. Work Street – rehab work has started with new owners on both
  • 17 E. Mosher – owner has completed upper and lower front porches – need to final inspect
  • 460 W. Main Street – updating signage

Attorney Peterson noted there has been activity between attorneys and the insurance companies regarding 217 E. Pearl Street which was subject to notice of violation.  

Department of Public Works

The DPW report was reviewed for the period October 10 – November 10, 2022. 

Library Emergency Roof Repair – Lewis Construction repaired the roof that was leaking over the library as well as repaired the crack in the sandstone on the parapet.

Community Building Camera System Upgrade – Trustee Dunn and Trustee Gustafson shared a comparison on quotes/features from Allied Alarm and FSC to upgrade existing camera system.  Treasurer Trask added that upgrading the camera system was not budgeted so that needs to be considered when determining how many cameras to add at this time. It was decided to schedule a work session to further discuss the Camera system upgrade as well as the fire alarm upgrade that was presented at the last meeting from both companies.

Library  

The October 11, 2022 – November 14, 2022 library report was reviewed. 

Committees:

Finance:

Treasurer Trask submitted a sales tax analysis for review. The Town of Ellicott will be increasing the fee for the village property tax collection to $4,750 a year. 

Legal:  

Public Safety:   

Fire Board met recently on the EMS billing though the county. Should see some revenue coming in the next few months.

Downtown Development 

Farmers Market

Parks: 

Information in folder to review regarding setting pricing for pavilion rental fees for 2023.

Pine Hill Cemetery:

Trustee Gustafson reported that leaf collection had concluded at the cemetery.

Planning/Zoning Board:

Trustee Gustafson will set a date in the future once details have been looked over and finalized to discuss food truck regulations.

Old Business:

  • Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller, to reappoint Lawrence E. Trask as Treasurer on an as needed basis. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  
  • Mayor Jaroszynski reported board that a person has accepted the position of treasurer and will be appointed at the next board meeting.
  • Dog Park Discussion – The Falconer Rotary handed out to the board information, photos and dimensions of the proposed dog site location within Falconer Park. The board scheduled a work session for Monday, December 5that 6:00 pm so that they have time to review all of the information. 
  • Santa Parade Flyer – with information on upcoming Santa Parade on Saturday, November 19th at 5pm.

New Business:

  • The board discussed the Park Pavilion rental rates for 2023 and it was decided to keep the rental fees the same as 2022 with no increase.

Correspondence:  

Abstracts

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Dunn and seconded by Trustee Cavallaro that Abstract #6, General Fund in the amount of $35,526.31 plus balance of emergency roof repair to Lewis Contracting be approved for Payment. Roll: Gustafson: Abstain, Dunn: Aye Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried.

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Dunn that Abstract #6, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $1,818.53 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #6, Library Fund in the amount of $2,139.95 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Abstain, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Cavallaro and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #6, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $158,036.55 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried. 

Trustee Gustafson’s letter, dated November 14, 2022, which acknowledged his review of the October 2022 unpaid vouchers and bank reconciliations for M&T Bank and Community Bank on November 13, 2022, was placed into record.

Service Plaque Presentation to retiring Treasurer Lawrence E. Trask:  

Mayor Jaroszynski spoke thanking Treasurer Trask for his service to the Village of Falconer for the past 20 years. He mentioned that he will miss one of Larry’s sayings “it is your decision Mr. Mayor but….”

Treasurer Trask was then presented with a plaque, dinner gift certificate and card from the board and village co-workers. Former Mayor James Rensel also spoke highly about Larry’s service to the village and his commitment to the taxpayers of the village. 

Town of Ellicott Clerk Amy Bellardo spoke and thanked Treasurer Trask for all of his assistance over the years to the town.

Attorney Peterson also spoke highly of the service that Treasurer Trask provided to the village and noted that he will be truly missed.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.        

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

October 24, 2022 Special Meeting

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

Gregory Peterson, Attorney
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk
Carl Caprino, DPW Superintendent

The special meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 24, 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 and Mayor Jaroszynski were all present.

Visitors

Steve Garvey
Pat Bellardo
Emily McVay
Nina Gustafson
Eric Tichy
Jim Ribaudo
Chris Schrader
Susan Dickerson
Holly Hanna
Glen Dickerson
Larry Spangenburg
Sue (Karr) Martorell

Parliamentary Procedure

THE VILLAGE OF FALCONER WELCOMES PUBLIC COMMENT BY ALL. WE ASK THAT YOU STAND, STATE YOUR NAME AND KEEP YOUR COMMENTS BRIEF (3 MINUTES OR LESS) AS A COURTESY TO THE BUSINESS NATURE OF THE MEETING AND OTHER TIME CONSTRAINTS. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE AN INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION WITH THE BOARD AND/OR MAYOR REGARDING A SPECIFIC MATTER OR CONCERN, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF YOU REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA AND PROVIDE AN OUTLINE OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MEETING. YOU MAY DO THIS BY CONTACTING THE MAYOR OR CLERK AT (716) 665-4400. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION ON THIS MATTER.

Visitors

Comments made from visitors regarding the proposed dog park in Falconer Park:

  • Dog park does not belong in a residential area
  • Area proposed is a main play area for the summer recreation program – closest area for younger children to play where summer rec staff can see them 
  • Money could be put to better use to upgrade rec building and fix water line 
  • Safety concern that the parking area for dog park is an entryway into the park for area residents and children walking into the park from Mosher Street
  • Tables along the crick in the proposed area are used frequently by parents watching their children in the play area as well as for lunch breaks since it is convenient to get to from the side parking area
  • Dog park would be noisy and a deterrent to families using the park and renting the pavilions
  • Dog park should not be placed near children’s area of the park
  • Environmental issue with the dog park being close proximity to the water in the crick – has DEC been contacted
  • Whose is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the dog park – dog owners do not always clean up after pet

It was noted that no public money will be used for the dog park. The Rotary Club will match the Rotary Foundation Grant. 

Approval for Payment to Lewis Contracting

DPW Roof & Drain Replacement Project –Mayor Jaroszynski is requesting approval for payment to Lewis Contracting in the amount of $98,700 for the completion of the DPW Roof and Trench Drain project. Superintendent  Caprino confirmed the completion of both projects.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to approve the funds for $98,700 to pay the contractor – Lewis Contracting.   Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried.

Discussion to Lease Village Owned Property

Mayor Jaroszynski –  Brian Nelson, a local business owner wishes to lease the empty lot that the village owns on Main Street for $1000. Brian Nelson is requesting the village grade and mill the lot to fill in any holes. He is planning on moving his sheds into the lot.

There was a concern by the board that the DPW would not have the time currently as they are in the middle of leaf collection. They also would like more information as to how many sheds would be displayed on the property. The decision was tabled until the next board meeting, Mayor Jaroszynski will contact Brian Nelson to discuss the concerns.

Discuss the Concept of Constructing a Dog Park in Falconer Park

Mayor Jaroszynski mentioned that the board has heard residential comments both for and against the dog park during the recent meetings. 

Some of the comments from the board during the discussion included:

  • Would prefer to look into a splash pad for the kids versus a dog park in the village park
  • Dimensions and design of the dog park are needed before making a decision
  • The proposed dog park is in a used area by the summer rec program and not an unused area of the park
  • The park area may not have enough room for a good size dog park which is needed for larger dogs to run
  • Supports residents that want a dog park, but we may need a larger space with more available parking 
  • Rules would be developed for any proposed dog park to address public concerns 
  • The intent of the Rotary was to offer something that the residents of Falconer would be able to enjoy
  • Understand the concerns regarding safety and  the placement of the dog park

In conclusion, Mayor Jaroszynski commented that there were a lot of valid points to consider and asked Rotary to present the plan and design of the dog park to the board before any action can be taken.

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.       

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

October 11, 2022 Regular Meeting

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

Gregory Peterson, Attorney-Excused
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk
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 Tuesday, October 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-excused, Trustee Cavallaro, Trustee Miller and Mayor Jaroszynski were all present.

Visitors

Alan Gustafson Sr & Nina Gustafson of Gerry, NY and Brenda Weiler of Falconer, NY were 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 September 19, 2022 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting that included the Public Hearing for the NY Forward Program and the October 3, 2022 Work Session Meeting.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  

Fire Chief

The chief’s September report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 55 EMS, 17 Cancelled in Route, 1 Hazmat release investigation, 3 medical assist, 1 system or detector malfunction, 2 Unintentional system, 1 public service assistance, 3 Cover assignment standby at fire station, 1 combustible/flammable spills/leaks, total 84 calls in Sept. /784 YTD. 

Mutual Aid Breakdown- September 2022
                   Given:  Jamestown-11, Frewsburg-11, Kennedy-2, Kiatone-1 Fluvanna-1, total 26
                   Received:  Medic-10, Alstar-3, Kennedy-5, Kiantone-2, Gerry-1, total 21.

  • The VFD has provided mutual aid to several area structure fires recently. Mayor Jaroszynski commended the Falconer Volunteer Department for their service.
  • Five members recently completed and passed a pump operator class and are now NYS Certified Pump Operators. 
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course will start the beginning of November with 7-8 members interested to attend. 
  • Falconer Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event on Halloween night, 5:30-8:00 at the Fire Hall. 

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller  to approve membership of Kyle T. Heelas into the Hook and Ladder Company, effective immediately. Satisfactory background and medical evaluation documents were reviewed by the board and filed with the clerk.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Abstain. Nays: None.  Carried. 

Code Enforcement

The September code officer report was reviewed.  It was noted 1 building permit totaling $10 was issued, 2 building inspections were performed, 9 phone calls/personal contact/emails were addressed.

Highlights:

  • Attended a National Grid Presentation with Deputy Mayor Cavallaro regarding renewable energy project development that could benefit the village.
  • Attended a networking event for the Chautauqua County Landbank for their 10-year anniversary. 
  • 13 Mason Street – several buildings permits have been issued to new owner. Building previously had a fire back in 2019.
  • 102 N. Work Street – House had a fire this past July, will be meeting with new owners to discuss plans for building.
  • 223 W. Main Street – owners are updating and replacing 3 signs on the building.

Mayor Jaroszynski noted  the overgrown lawn on 19 W. Phetteplace has finally been mowed. 

Department of Public Works

The DPW report was reviewed for the period September19 -October 6, 2022. 

The board reviewed a quote from Chautauqua Court Resurfacing to resurface the basketball court in Falconer Park. Supervisor Caprino stated we need to get on the list if we want to have done in the spring.

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to accept the quote for $10,500 from Chautauqua Court Resurfacing for May 2023 to resurface the basketball court in Falconer Park .  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  

DPW Roof & Drain Replacement Project – Lewis Construction is asking for a material draw for both projects. The board decided that the project will be paid upon completion.

Price Quote-Library Camera – reviewed quotes from Allied Alarm and FSC  to upgrade existing camera system and add 2 new cameras for the library for the main entry and one in the lower-level of the library. Mayor Jaroszynski commented he would like to also look into adding a camera to protect the sign in front of the community building.  Board decided to table decision to look into how much storage would be needed, Trustee Gustafson and Trustee Dunn will follow up

Fire Alarm Upgrade for Community Building – reviewed quotes from Allied Alarm and FSC to upgrade alarm system for the community building,  also received proposal from Allied for the Exempt Hall/Highway Garage, and Fire Department for future upgrades. Decision was tabled until next meeting. Mayor Jaroszynski will follow up with Treasurer Trask and report next month to the board on the finances.

Library  

The September 19, 2022 – October 11, 2022 library report was reviewed. Laurie Becker brought up the library front door issue, patrons cannot access easily, especially handicap patrons. Since the grant has not been awarded yet, she is asking if the front door be repaired for now. The Treasurer reported that  funding may be available through the Library Fund’s-Deferred Bullet-Aid if we are not awarded the grant. Supervisor Caprino will contact the door company so that they can determine what the cost would be to temporarily fix door until the grant project can be started.

The library has started a new program, “Adopt a Book” and raised $200 in the first week with 9 books being adopted. Story Hour is going well. Ashley constructed a “Little Blue Truck” out of cardboard for “truck day”. She plans to place pumpkins in the back of the truck and the kids will get their photos taken in the truck.  Mayor Jaroszynski complimented on the great job that they all do in the library.

Committees:

Finance:

Treasurer Trask submitted a finance report for review.

Legal:  

None reported as Attorney Peterson was out of town.

Public Safety:

Discussion on the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) contract renewal for the care and boarding of canines for the village of Falconer. It was noted last year, CCHS took in 18 dogs for the village, the 2 previous years 4 to 5 dogs. The contract has been reviewed by Treasurer Trask and legal counsel . Mayor Jaroszynski has an upcoming meeting with Supervisor Bowman at the Town of Ellicott to see if Village of Falconer can be added to their contract with the CCHS. If that is not an option, he is asking the board for authorization to sign the contract for the village of Falconer with the CCHS.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to allow Mayor Jaroszynski to sign the Chautauqua County Humane Society Contract for care and boarding of canines for the municipality of village of Falconer. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried

Downtown Development

Mayor Jaroszynski mentioned that Brian Nelson had inquired about leasing the empty lot that the village owns on Main Street. Since Trustee Dunn was not at the meeting to discuss the matter, Mayor Jaroszynski will follow up with him. With the Vacuum Shop building sold, Brian Nelson will be relocating his business across the street

Mayor Jaroszynski has been in contact with a commercial real estate agency for assistance in marketing the empty lots on main street. 

Farmers Market

 – nothing to report

Parks: 

Trustee Miller thanked the Rotary for the work on the recent dog park presentation. There was a good turnout at the meeting with several residents attending and voicing their opinions both for and against the dog park. Mayor Jaroszynski also received several calls after the meeting supporting the dog park. A letter was sent to all board members from resident Steve Garvey, who is against the proposed dog park being built in Falconer Park. Steve Trapani, who’s property is adjacent to the park, also contacted the mayor with his approval of the dog park. Mayor Jaroszynski also received correspondence from the village of Lakewood regarding the rules and regulations of their dog park as a reference. 

In order to proceed with the planning and fundraising of the dog park, Rotary needs to know if the dog park is going to be approved. Alan Gustafson Sr, asked if the board could approve the concept of having a dog park within Falconer Park, with the details to be approved at a later time so that Rotary could move forward with the plans and  fundraising.  The board decided to table the vote and call a special meeting when Attorney Peterson can be present.

Pine Hill Cemetery:

Trustee Gustafson reported on a new monument on the hill and leaf collection has started.

Planning/Zoning Board:

Trustee Gustafson has spoken with Code Officer Andalora on setting up a meeting to discuss food trucks on Wednesday, November 16.

Old Business:

First round interviews for the Village Treasurer position have concluded..

New Business:

  • Mayor Jaroszynski attended a Jamestown Area Homeless Coalition Meeting. Chautauqua County Department of Social Services Code Blue will be in place when temperatures fall below 32 degrees to provide designated warming centers in the area for the homeless. The city of Jamestown received a HUD grant in the amount of 180K to help set up 1-2 central warming locations. 
  • Paula Pichon has been brought on board as a grant writer, on an as needed basis. She has extensive grant writing experience.  She currently works at JCC and the city of Jamestown as a grant writer, and has extensive grant writing experience. She is willing to help out all departments and will be at next board meeting to be formerly introduced.  
  • Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro, to hire Paula Pichon as a grant writer on an as needed basis. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried.  
  • Halloween Hours for the village were set from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Correspondence:  

  • FeedMore WNY letter requesting for a donation of $1000 was not approved

Abstracts

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Miller that Abstract #5, General Fund in the amount of $50,458.22 be approved for Payment.  Prior to the vote there was a discussion regarding the road signs purchased noting school championships earned. Roll: Gustafson: Abstain, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried.

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Cavallaro that Abstract #5, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $4,833.91 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #5, Library Fund in the amount of $1,610.59 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Abstain, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none.  Carried. 

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Miller that Abstract 5, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $39,873.74 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried. 

Trustee Gustafson’s letter, dated October 11, 2022, which acknowledged his review of the September 2022 unpaid vouchers and bank reconciliations for M&T Bank and Community Bank on October 11, 2022, was placed into record.  

Also, an ARPA committee financial report was submitted  by Trustee Gustafson and Trustee Miller for review.

Mayor Jaroszynski also received an email from Chautauqua County Executive Assistant  Mr. James Feldman looking for a representative to serve on the landfill commission. It is a 2-year term that meets bi-monthly, if anyone is interested, let Mayor Jaroszynski know.

Alan Gustafson Sr, Rotary Santa Parade Chairman is requesting permission to hold the annual Santa Parade on Saturday, November 19, 2022 beginning at 5 pm. There will be a petting zoo, food truck, and carriage rides. The parade route has been discussed with the fire department to assist in road closures. If a location can be determined, they are requesting permission to install a lighted Christmas tree.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller that the Rotary can hold Santa Parade in the village on Saturday, November 19th at 5 pm.

Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: none. Carried. 

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to adjourn the meeting at    8:02 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.    

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

October 3, 2022 Work Session

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

Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at 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.

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.

Visitors:

Steve Garvey – 53 Almet Ave
Pat Bellardo – 53 Almet Ave
Lawrence Trask – 213 Clyde
Brenda Weiler – 200 E. Elmwood Ave
Glen Dickerson – 3 Kimball Ave
Nina Gustafson – Gerry, N
Andrew Sweet – 316 W. Work Street
Bobby Samuelson – 27 W. James
Tim Black – 80 Aldren Ave
Emily McVay – 3476 Sprague Hill
Larry Spangenburg – 32 Mapleshade Ave
Holly Hannon – 114 Richard Avenue
Steve & Mindy Trapani – 211 W. Mosher Street

Mayor Jaroszynski read the Parliamentary Procedures, reminded all visitors to sign in and opened the floor to anyone that wished to address the board.

Steve Garvey – a village resident and former village board member and parks commissioner for 16 years brought a newspaper article from 2001 regarding the horseshoe club that used to reside in the village park but was asked to leave. The club had loud speakers that were used for 50-50 drawings, many times past the curfew, and had events where they were selling beer which is prohibited in the park. He feels there is no place for a dog park in the village park or even in the village as they would all be near residences.  There is a stand-alone dog park in Lakewood which is only 4.8 miles from Falconer.  Some of the reasons he is against the dog park are the noise, smell, conflicts with owners and animals, close to village neighborhoods, and aggressive dogs. He appreciates what the Rotary has done in the past, along with the village to make Falconer Park what he feels is one of the best parks in the area and would like to keep it that way. He is asking the board to represent the village residents first, as the park is in a residential area.

Andrew Sweet – is in favor of the dog park along with others that he has spoken too.  Having a young child, it would be more convenient to walk to the park versus having to drive 4.8 miles to the closest park.  He feels that many of the issues that the park had with the horseshoe club, as stated by Mr. Garvey, would not be the case with a dog park. He stated that if there is a place in the park designated for the dogs, it will eliminate the people that currently let their dogs run loose in the park.  In closing, he feels if the park is well regulated with strict rules and has volunteers to help, that it would be beneficial for the community.  

Glen Dickerson – would like to know how close the dog park would be to the kids’ area. His main concern is for the safety of the children that are in the park, especially during the summer recreation program.  He does not feel Falconer Park is big enough to have a dog park.  He questioned if research was done to find out if any other dog parks have been put in a children’s park and if they have had any problems.

Larry Spangenburg – wants to know if questions can be asked after the presentation since they have not seen any of the plans. Also questioned if the dog park would be close to the kids that attend the summer recreation program and how high the fence would be. Feels that dogs can jump over a 4 feet fence and that should be considered as would be a liability to the village.

Trustee Miller was directed to start the power point presentation with Nina Gustafson, president of the Falconer Rotary Club speaking. About a year and a half ago, the Rotary Club started discussing what they wanted to do with money they had left in the park fund which was established over 20 years ago and has been used towards many park improvements over the years. They decided to research adding a dog park. They applied and were approved through Rotary International for a matching grant to put a dog park in the village park. The grant deadline for the park to be completed is April 2023. 

Trustee Miller added that they looked at how the dog park would fit within the current comprehensive plan which states that the village would benefit from a wider variety of available recreation activities near its parkland.  They are looking at other ways to enhance the park that would benefit the community in addition to the dog park. 

A village survey was done asking the residents if they would be in favor of adding a dog park to the village park and out of 302 responses, 52% said yes the village should explore a dog park in the village park, 29% said yes to a dog park but in a different location, 14% were unsure and there were 16 singular narrative opinions.

Nina Gustafson stated that the Falconer Rotary is proposing that the dog park to be within Falconer Park .The site is a great family destination and has water, parking, and shade, all important features for a dog park.  They looked at other dog parks in the area (Sherman, Dunkirk, Warren, Mayville, Lakewood) to make sure that all needs were met. The proposed area is left of the rec building, no exact dimensions have been determined yet but it will be similar in size to the Mayville dog park.

Key points that are being proposed for the dog park:

  • Park will be fenced, with an added green buffer of shrubs or trees between the neighboring residences and the fence
  • Separate area for big and small dogs
  • A double gated entrance area
  • Seating, possibly a Gazebo,  waste disposal areas, water
  • Annual memberships with a fee to be determined, which will help with the park upkeep
  • Dogs must be licensed and have proof of vaccinations
  • Members will get a badge or key fob for entrance
  • Park will have strict rules posted with set hours 
  • Members will be terminated if rules and regulations are not adhered to

Mayor Jaroszynski reminded the group that before there is any final approval, they will have all of the size information, this is not a voting session, it is a work session for the board to hear from the residents and safety of the children in the park will also be considered in the decision. There will be further meetings and everyone is encouraged to attend them.

Tim Black, village resident and Rotarian, stood up to speak. Rotary Club back in 1999 started to take a larger role in the park. The Rotary Club has raised a lot of money and put in a lot of hard work over the years to help make the park a better place.  The way to keep bad people out of the park is to have a constant supply of good people in the park. There is safety in numbers, busy parks deter bad people. Dogs are in our park now, not following rules, so let’s create a place for the dogs. There are pros and cons for the park, we are never going to have 100%, but we need to start moving forward. He is impressed with the plans, especially that they include memberships and key fobs, maybe explore a taller fence. 

Trustee Dunn commented that the goal is to get opinions so we can compromise to make everyone, if we can, happy with the decision. He appreciates all information given to help understand what the challenges are for the dog park. 

Steve Garvey questioned if the Lakewood police could be contacted to see what the incident report is with their dog park. Mayor Jaroszynski will follow up with Lakewood to get more information. 

Larry Trask, village resident, can see the pros and cons. Questioned if there are any regulations on the size of a dog park. He feels that there is not enough room in the Falconer Park. Also there is water in the park, but he believes that the water line is not an active line to the rec building. He agrees with Glen on the height of the fence and that it needs to be higher. Feels if we can’t regulate rules we have at the park such as no smoking, how can we regulate rules in the future regarding the dog park. Thinks Falconer should have a dog park, not sure it belongs in the park.

Tim Black questioned if the village is more liable with dogs in the park versus have a contained area. Mayor Jaroszynski stated that Attorney Peterson can address this at our upcoming board meeting on October 11.  Nina Gustafson said that the members of the dog park will be required to sign a waiver that they are assuming the responsibility for their dog. 

Steve Trapani, village resident that has property connected to the park thinks it is a good idea. Feels the people within the dog park will police themselves making sure others clean up after their dog which is not happening now with the dogs that are brought into the park. He feels that bringing a dog park to the village park will not bring any more problems to the park that are not already there.     Melinda Trapani, Steve’s wife commented that she has enjoyed living next to the park for over 15 years. It is nice to see people use the park, and it would be nice to have an area for dogs.

Mayor Jaroszynski read a letter that was sent by Ro Woodard, residing on N. Phetteplace that was unable to attend.  He read some of her comments to be considered.  The board thanks the residents for their opinions and they will be discussing the dog park at the next board meeting on Tuesday, October 11.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 pm.  Ayes-all. Motion carried.

September 19, 2022 Public Hearing / Regular Meeting

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

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

The Public Hearing for the NY Forward Program and the regular meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was called to order on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Firemen’s Exempt Hall with Deputy Mayor Anthony Cavallaro presiding.

Pledge of Allegiance & Roll: 

Trustee Dunn, Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Miller and Deputy Mayor Cavallaro were all present.

Visitors

Alan & Nina Gustafson — 4580 Rt 380, Jamestown, NY
Danielle & Angelo Marra 501 N. Work Street, Falconer, NY
Brian Nelson 22 N. Falconer Street, Falconer, NY
Nikki Pierce 4001 Dry Brook Road, Falconer, NY

Public Hearing

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to open the public meeting for the purpose of obtaining citizens’ views regarding the application for the NY Forward program. Trustee Gustafson read the legal notice for the public hearing and following the reading, Deputy Mayor Cavallaro opened the floor to public comments.

Nikki Pierce — Recently purchased 9 & 11 East Main Street to open up a bakery. Her family is very invested in the Village of Falconer to help rehabilitate the village as she remembers it growing up. She is interested in funding opportunities that would be made available with any grants to help improve store fronts and the Main Street corridor.

Danielle & Angelo Marra — Recently purchased the old Servis Plumbing building (17 W. Main Street) to open a painting business. Would be nice to see Main Street revitalized and made safer with more lighted areas. Many small towns are in need of improvements and residents are wanting to bring them back to life. Hoping her new paint business will bring people and other new businesses to the village.

Brian Nelson-Falconer Vac Shop commented that the shake and pie businesses have done a great job cleaning up their buildings and they should be recognized for what they have done. Deputy Mayor Cavallaro commented that the village would be involved in any future grand openings.

Attorney Peterson mentioned some of the projects that the NY Forward program will fund such as building renovations rather than new constructions and projects that deal with vacancy rather than new construction.

Danielle also mentioned that it would be nice if the Community Building and the Historical Room could be made open to the public but she understands that the building needs to be made handicap accessible. Comment was made by Attorney Peterson that this public hearing was intended for the purpose of getting dialog going and obtaining public opinions so that they could be included in the NY Forward application process. Dialog regarding the future of the Community Building can be addressed at future board meetings.

Trustee Dunn made a motion to close the public hearing at 6:22 pm, seconded by Trustee Miller. Ayes: All, Nays: None. Carried

The regular board meeting called to order at 6:23 pm 

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.

Visitors 

Brian Nelson inquired on leasing the open lot on Main Street that village owns. The lot would be used to display more outdoor furniture and a few sheds that are located at another location on West Main Street. He commented if it is for sale, the village should put a sign on it. Deputy Mayor Cavallaro commented since the Home Leasing project fell through village has not had a meeting to discuss further plans with the property. Attorney Greg Peterson recommended Brian to send a letter to the mayor with his intentions for the property so that it can be addressed at a future meeting.

Danielle Marra thanked DPW for taking care of water issue created by heavy rain on Mapleshade. She commented that the area behind the empty lots need repair, there are no lines and many potholes. Carl Caprino noted that nothing has been done since the property might be sold in the future.

Nina Gustafson-Falconer Rotary Club President – Santa Parade is coming up on November, 19th at 5:00pm and there will be a planning meeting that will be announced next week for anyone in the village to join. Will be working with Library to include 25 days of reading and hoping to add Christmas tree lighting and carriage rides to the events.

Minutes 

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller , to approve the minutes of the regular Board of Trustee meeting of August 8, 2022, and the Public Hearing meeting of August 29th, 2022 with the correction listed below mentioned by Trustee Dunn.

  • August 8th meeting – Correction to the last paragraph of the Public Safety Committee as Trustee listed as making motion and also seconded. Clerk Capestrani will look up in original notes and make correction. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Fire Chief

The chief’s August report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 41 EMS, 19 Cancelled in Route, 1 Outside rubbish fire, 1 system or detector malfunction, 8 Unintentional system, 1 mobile property (vehicle) fire, 2 medical assist, 1 combustible/flammable spills & leaks, and 4 Unknown, totaling 78 calls in August/608 YTD.

Mutual Aid Breakdown- August
Given: Jamestown-8, Frewsburg-11, Kennedy -7, Randolph-0, Gerry-5, total 31 
Received: Medic 74-9, Alstar-7, Kennedy-5, Jamestown-1, Kiantone-1, total 23

Paperwork for new membership application did not go through, will hold until next board meeting. Village ID tags should be completed in the next week. Damaged fire hose at Kennedy will be taken care of and old gas operated tools will be gone through and will be added to the list of items going up for auction. Hopes to have list completed for auction in the next month.

Code Enforcement

The August code officer report was reviewed. It was noted 10 building permits totaling $230 were issued, 2 building inspections were performed, 0 certificates of occupancy were issued, 0 certificates of compliance, 10 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.

Highlights:

  • Code Officer Andalora attended WSTBOA Educational Conference for Code Officers held at Chautauqua Harbor Hotel
  • 235 W. Main Street — have had many conversations with property manager and was advised last tenant would be moving out before end of this month.
  • 217 E. Pearl — upcoming meeting with owners and owners attorneys on course of action, will include village attorney to also assist.
  • 27-29 E. Main Street — received new drawings and working with Alan Gustafson Sr.on issuing building permit.

Alan Gustafson Sr. commented that the work on the Art Bailey buildings has been temporarily stalled. He is assisting with Code Officer Andalora in speaking with architect on the project. He also noted he will be working with him about Bernie’s building, regarding people hanging out on the fire escape and other structural issues with building. A letter has been sent to 19 N. Phetteplace to address the lawn not being mowed all summer. There is clause in code that permits village to take care of and bill the owner if we want to pursue. Supervisor Caprino will check if the village can borrow a brush hog to accommodate cutting the overgrown lawn. Trustee Dunn noted that we should do something to property owners that are not complying with the code so we have a record.

A certified letter was sent to owner on 8/20 and it was signed for on 9/2. For the record the property owner is Richard Streeter, 3281 SW 44th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Department of Public Works 

The DPW report was reviewed for the period August 8-September 15, 2022.

Update on awarded bids/ work progress – DPW Roof Replacement, Lewis Construction is finishing getting supplies, putting up boundary on top of building and should be starting within the next week. Trench Drain project is moving along, grates are ordered.

DPW Garage Repainting Project RFP Results — received 3 quotes, Painting Unlimited of Jamestown, Blast All and Ideal Coating. Trustee Dunn noted that Painting Unlimited was the only quote to apply coat of Conflex Masonry Coating and if lasts longer than just paint, it would be worth extra money. Supervisor Caprino noted that applying this in addition to paint should last additional 5 years over just applying paint. Project would be paid for using ARPA funds. Trustee Gustafson noted that funds are limited and the ARPA Committee would like to meet to determine what funds are available based on all projects that the village would like to complete. Attorney Greg Peterson noted that we could adopt it subject to confirmation by the committee to move along project without delay.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to work with the bid which is the most responsible bidder, Painting Unlimited of Jamestown, option #2 with 2 caveats — first being Supervisor Caprino will verify that repainting of Village of Falconer Hwy sign is included in option 2 and the second is that we wait for the ARPA board to review funds. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Price Quote-Library Camera — update existing camera to new HD Technology, new cameras downstairs in blind spot and at Library entrance. Trustee Dunn would like confirmation that existing wiring will handle new I-ID system since the bid notes they will not be replacing wiring. Supervisor Caprino will follow up on wiring and check if video storage will hold 30 days of activity and report back to board next month.

Auctions International – Auctions went well, 10-Wheeler Truck sold for $29,100 and old village road sign sold for $45. Leaf box was not sold yet, not at right price, another shop looking at it for purchase.

South Work Street Traffic Signal — Deputy Mayor Cavallaro reported that Mayor Jaroszynski is having on-going discussions with the county.

Supervisor Caprino also mentioned that the new work truck came in that was ordered about 11/2 year ago. Will need to spend approximately $1000 out of operating budget for lights, running boards and seat/floor covers. He also commented that the plow that came with the truck went up $700 and that he will negotiate with the seller to get the price down.

Library 

The August 8, 2022 — September 19, 2022 library report was reviewed. Laurie Becker noted that there was not a lot attendance for the grant funded movie night. There were, at times, issues with the sound, it was worth trying but probably not going to have next summer.

The next library board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 in the library at 8:00 AM.

Committees:

Finance: 

Nothing reported.

Legal: 

Attorney Peterson will be setting up a meeting regarding E. Pearl. He also made mention of an upcoming event on October 12 at the Jackson Center, “The Movement to a Level Playing Field” for the 50th anniversary of a baseball case “Flood v. Kuhn”.

Public Safety: 

  • The Dog Control Report for August 2022 was reviewed. Received a few calls about cats and other animals which were all resolved by phone. Lee asked to be contacted once we have a place to take impounded animals.
  • Deputy Cavallaro reported that Mayor Jaroszynski is having ongoing discussions regarding the new SPCA contract.
  • Approval of the FSC Homecoming Parade. Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to approve the FSC Homecoming Parade and bonfire and requests that the fire department support the bonfire, Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Downtown Development

NY Forward Grant Application Filing

  • Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to apply for the NY Forward Grant application. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Farmers Market: 

Scott Farms will continue in Davis Park for a few more weeks as long as the weather holds up. Trustee Miller will find out end date so that she can inform Supervisor Caprino when to remove the porta john.

Parks:

Trustee Miller commented the committee will connect with the Mayor as to what the next steps are to get the proposed dog park going. Neighbors met this summer but they need to know exactly what the plan and locations are for the dog park. Deputy Cavallaro mentioned Mayor Jaroszynski’s plan is to send letters to neighbors and also set a time and date for a work session to discuss the plans and location. Nina Gustafson, President of Falconer Rotary has the plans for the dog park but they need to know what space is approved for the park. The Rotary Club would like it at Falconer Park. Other suggested areas are on Elmwood, but there are concerns with mosquitos in that area and no access to water. The grant for the dog park expires April 2023. It was decided to hold a work session on Monday, 10/3 at 6:00 pm. Letters will be sent to the neighbors adjoining the park and notice of the work session will be published for the public to attend.

Pine Hill Cemetery: 

Trustee Gustafson reported that a large branch from a tree came down, but luckily no stones were damaged. Three other older trees will be removed. They are installing a mausoleum, slab already started, and footers have been poured. Project will continue in the spring.

Planning/Zoning Board: 

Trustee Gustafson would like to talk with Code Officer Paul Andalora to set up a date for another planning board meeting to discuss food trucks, possibly in October or November. Deputy Clerk Fales noted that at the last meeting code officers were supposed to get together and noted that they could use direction from the committee.

Old Business: 

Interviews for the Village Treasurer position will begin this week and into next week.

New Business: 

Paula Pichon has been brought on board as a grant writer as needed. She has extensive grant writing experience. Currently works at JCC and City of Jamestown as a grant writer.

Correspondence: 

Feedmore WNY letter request for funding was noted in the folders but no action was taken.

Trustee Gustafson’s letter, dated September 19, 2022, which acknowledged his review of the September 2022 unpaid vouchers on September 18, 2022, and bank reconciliations for M&T Bank and Community Bank on September 19, 2022, was placed into record.

Abstracts 

Motion: It is moved by Trustee Dunn and seconded by Trustee Miller that Abstract #4, General Fund in the amount of $97,966.98 be approved for Payment. Prior to the vote Trustee Dunn wanted clarification for the notation at the bottom noting that $74,410.70 of the total was FY 22/23. Trustee Gustafson and Deputy Clerk Fales clarified that the abstract total of $97,966.98 are the total bills to be paid and of that total it was noted by Treasurer Trask that $74,410.70 pertained to FY 22/23 expenses, the balance of $15,598.77 were accruals from FY 21/22 expenses that were carried over. Alan Gustafson pointed out a few other items for discussion prior to the vote. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Motion: It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Dunn that Abstract #4, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $2,077.38 be approved for payment. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Motion: It is moved by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #4, Library Fund in the amount of $ 2,034.06 be approved for payment. Roll: Gustafson: Aye. Dunn: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Abstain, Nays: None. Carried

Motion: It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Dunn That Abstract #4, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $40,776.22 be approved for payment. Ayes: All, Nays: None Carried

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

August 29, 2022 Public Hearing

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

Gregory Peterson, Village Attorney
Paul Andalora, Code Enforcement Officer
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk
Anna Fales, Deputy Village Clerk

The Public Hearing of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was called to order on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Firemen’s Exempt Hall with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. 
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Trustee Gustafson, Trustee Dunn, Trustee Cavallaro, Trustee Miller and Mayor Jaroszynski were all present.

Visitors:

Peter Fuller, 725 N. Work Street, Falconer, NY
Jack Shea, 912 West Avenue, Falconer, NY
Michelle Pitts, 882 Page Road, Frewsburg, NY
Carol Rasmussen – CCIDA Project Manager

Mayor Jaroszynski opened the meeting for the purpose of the grant application for the Community Development Block Grant Funding. Before the public hearing started, he opened up the floor to anyone who wanted to address the board. There will be no action taken.

Jack Shea – addressed board regarding the upcoming 5K Race on September 18th to ask for special permission to approve 5K Race route that will be going throughout the village. 

Michelle Pitts, a teacher at Falconer School and advisor to Jack Shea who took the lead on this project, spoke and gave additional information. The race is a benefit for Nolan LeBarron, the son of Michael LeBarron a Math Teacher at Falconer HS, who was diagnosed with Leukemia about a month ago. Frewsburg is also hosting a chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 6th in conjunction with this event since the LeBarron family live in Frewsburg. Nolan runs cross country and Mike Lebarron coaches track and cross country. 

Mayor Jaroszynski noted that no action will be taken tonight but emails will be sent out to the board for any comments regarding this.

Michelle stated  her biggest concern was to ask for the assistance of fire personnel at the major intersections as a safety measure for the participants.

Public Hearing Proceeding  called to order at 6:05 pm

Good evening. My name is Carol Rasmussen and I am the Business Development Manager of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation.  This public hearing is being held pursuant to the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant program.   We are required to compile a list of people attending the hearing, so we ask all members of the public who are attending the hearing to please identify themselves.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program authorized by Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Funds are provided directly by HUD to large municipalities (generally over 50,000 in population for cities, villages, and towns and 200,000 for counties) through the Formula Entitlement program.  For all other municipalities, the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR) is New York State’s designated agency for distributing CDBG funds through the Small Cities program.  The CDBG program provides grants to municipalities in order to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; assist businesses and activities that will create and retain employment opportunities; and provide improved public facilities and services.  The OCR generally only funds projects or activities where at least 51% of the activity beneficiaries are low- to moderate-income persons (LMI).  A low- or moderate-income person is one who is a member of a family whose income is at or below 80% of the area median income established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Municipalities intending to apply for CDBG funding are required to hold a public hearing prior to submitting the application.  The hearing is for the purpose of (I) soliciting public input regarding community development and housing needs in the municipality; and (ii) soliciting public comment regarding any specific activities proposed for submission.

If funding is awarded, a second public hearing will be required during the implementation phase of the project or activity the CDBG funds are supporting.

The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation has asked the Village of Falconer to apply for a grant in an estimated amount not to exceed $750,000 from the OCR that will be provided as a grant to CREDC, which will use the funds to provide a loan or loans to ND Presstec or an affiliated entity to assist in financing a portion of the machinery and equipment, furnishings, and/or working capital costs incurred in the company’s establishment of a new brass component manufacturing operation at an existing industrial facility located on East Elmwood Avenue in the Village of Falconer, New York. The OCR project cost is estimated at $10,000,000. The Project is expected to create an estimated 80 full-time equivalent jobs, the majority of which will be held by or made available to low- and moderate- income individuals.

Any person wishing to make comments regarding community needs or the proposed project is now invited to do so.  Please state your name prior to making your comments. It is noted no comments were made from the public.

Carol Rasmussen closed the public hearing at 6:10 pm. and thanked the Village for conducting the special meeting.

Carol Rasmussen confirmed to Greg Peterson that  the action is the resolution for tonight.

Trustee Dunn made a motion for a resolution, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro  for Authorization to submit a Grant Application to the New York State Office of Community Renewal for Community Development  Block Grant Funding.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Dunn: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried.

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn the meeting at 6:11 pm. Roll: Ayes-all. Motion carried

Respectfully submitted,
Cindy Capestrani, Village Clerk

August 8, 2022 Regular Meeting

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

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

The regular meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Firemen’s Exempt Hall with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. 

Pledge of Allegiance & Roll:

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

Visitors

Nina Gustafson -Falconer Rotary
Danielle Marra 501 N. Work Street, Falconer, NY
Brian Nelson 22 N. Falconer Street, Falconer, NY
Carlos Andres Contriusvahles, 58 Kent Blvd., Salamanca, NY

Minutes

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller, to approve the minutes of the regular Board of Trustee meeting of July 11, 2022, with the following corrections:

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.

Fire Chief

The chief’s July report was reviewed and noted that the department responded to 44 EMS, 18 Cancelled in Route, 3 Structure Fire, 6 Good intent/public service, 3 system or detector malfunction, 1 electrical wiring/equipment problem, 0 False alarm/false call, 1 Unintentional system,  1 mobile property (vehicle) fire, 1 medical assist, 0 combustible/flammable spills & leaks, and 0 chemical release, reaction, or toxic, 1 Unknown, totaling 82 calls in July/530 YTD. 

Mutual Aid Breakdown- July,
Given:  Jamestown-13, Fly Car-0, Frewsburg-7, Kennedy -5, Randolph-0, Cherry Creek-0, Gerry-2 Town of Ellicott Police 0, totaling 27.  
Received:  Medic 74-12, Alstar-5, Gerry-2, Kennedy-5, Jamestown-1, Kiantone-2, Fly Car Assist-0, Celeron-1, County 74-1,  totaling 29
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Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to approve membership of  Devin Ling into the Hook and Ladder Company, effective immediately.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye,  Cavallaro: Aye, Trustee Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried.  Satisfactory background and medical evaluation documents were reviewed by the board and filed with the clerk.

The application is ready for the 2022/2023 FEMA grant submission  Award date sometime in February 2023. We are second in line for a grant writer. 

Code Enforcement

The July code officer report was reviewed.  It was noted 7 building permits totaling $200 were issued, 2 building inspections were performed, 1 certificates of occupancy were issued, 0 certificates of compliance, 11 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.  

  • 518 W. Falconer – LSS to begin demo.  Paul to give Fire Chief LSS number – would like to use for training purpose
  • 14 W. Phetteplace – grass concern, will follow up
  • 45 Cross Street (UPS) – Certificate of Occupancy complete
  • 235 W. Main St & 400 W. Main Street – issued Uninhabitable Notice
  • E. Pearl – can we move forward to condemn – fire over 3 years ago
  • N. Work Street – conversation to sell – Paul to post No Admittance Sign

Department of Public Works

The DPW report was reviewed for the period July 11-August 4, 2022. 

The board reviewed the 8/4/2022 bid opening results for the Falconer Highway Building Trench Drains bid. One bid was submitted.  

Lewis Construction     $30,500

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to accept the bid of $30,500 from Lewis Construction for the DPW Trench.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Superintendent Caprino updated the board on the DPW Roof Replacement by Lewis Construction as being 4-6 weeks before they can start as they are waiting for IOS board. Asked board if they wanted to award bid to next lowest bidder. As per Lewis Contracting, once work begins project should be completed in approximately 1 week. Board wants to stay with current contract unless they cannot fulfill the contracted work.            

Chadakoin Clean-up: Mayor Jaroszynski met with the contractors who cleared the river in the city, they already have the approval from the DEC to do the work.  He asked them for a written proposal to bring to the board. It has been over 3 weeks and no proposal has been received. Mayor Jaroszynski will follow up with Supervisor from the Town of Poland as they are on board with the clean-up.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to approve the purchase of a X-TREME VAC BY ODB MODEL LCB50014 Leaf Box-SKU LCB50016 from Stephenson Equipment for a total cost of $16,211.50. Sourcewell Contract # 031121-ODB dated 7/27/22.   Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Supervisor Caprino mentioned that the old village sign and 10-wheeler leaf box are scheduled to be sold at auction by Auction International.

Library  

The July 11-August 8, 2022 library report was reviewed.  This month the library received $13.51 for fines, $39.00 for copies and faxes, $3,648 book sale, $1766.42.00 for gifts & donation, and other $2,463.77.

The summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” was a huge success. A total of 191 people were signed up.                                                                                 

The Annual Book Sale in conjunction with Christmas in July was held July 21-23rd. The sale was very successful with all proceeds going towards purchasing new books for the library.  

Summer Band concerts were all well attended this summer. The Glen Colton Concert, sponsored by a grant from the United Arts Appeal, is scheduled for August 11th at Davis Park with games starting at 2:30 pm.

Laurie Becker is very thankful to Gary Henry and Fancher Chair for the donation of a beautiful rocking chair and children’s book to the library. The next library board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 in the library at 8:00 AM.

Committees:

Finance:

FY 21/22 is now closed, OSC AUD  is completed, final transfers to reserves to be completed. Last step for the FY 21/22 is the August 8, 2022 abstract approval request. 

For Fiscal year 22/23 Treasurer Trask reported that 91.9% of the $882,001 property taxes due have been collected as of 8/3/22. The first quarter sales tax revenue was received on 8/4/22 in the amount of $100,492 (31.17% of total FY budget and $19,895 over budgeted quarter). 

The Village received the remaining 50% of its ARPA funding in the amount of $115,230.41 on 7/21/22.

Public Safety:

The Dog Control Report for July 2022 was reviewed.  Received a complaint of a dog barking all the time at 211 W. Falconer Street.  Spoke to Mr. Davis regarding the issue and also informed him that his dog must be licensed in the Town of Ellicott as he recently moved here from Jamestown.

SPCA has an overpopulation problem and if full, villages & towns will need a holding center with all guidelines followed. Village of Falconer does not have a holding facility. Need to look into if Village of Falconer falls under Town of Ellicott contract.  Town of Ellicott will remain in full contract since SPCA is in the town. Partial contracts to be awarded.

Animal Control Contract with Belin Security effective June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023 was presented for approval. Revision #6 added to contract this year regarding new policy for picking up stray dogs.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to accept the Belin Security Animal Control Contract Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Downtown Development

Home Leasing request for funding was once again denied by NYS so the project will be abandoned. Mayor Jaroszynski contacted the IDA to work on marketing the Main Street property and will plan a future work session. Brian Nelson spoke regarding purchasing the Powell property and will level, add stone and use for furniture display. Danielle Marra inquired on the  ESD grant letter of intent for the NY Forward program with the deadline for submission being 8/10/22.

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize Mayor Jaroszynski to draft letter of intent for NY Downtown Revitalization and NY Forward. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Miller: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Farmers Market:

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

Parks:

A community meeting was held on Tuesday, July 20th in Falconer Park to discuss planning of park upgrades. Good exchange between the village and community regarding safety, security, and where best to place a dog park. The grant for dog park expires April 2023. 

Mayor Jaroszynski informed that former law enforcement officers are providing park security to deter vandalism (Park #1).

The Rotary has a work party scheduled for Saturday, September 17th and is open to the community to clean up pavilions, equipment, etc.

Old Business:

Reminder next  board meeting will be Monday, September 19th  at 6:00 pm due to NYCOM training.

New Business:

Anna Fales notified board of her resignation from the position of Village Clerk effective Friday, August 5, 2022. 

Trustee Miller made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to accept the resignation of Anna Fales from the position of Village Clerk effective Friday, August 5, 2022. 

Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Cindy Capestrani has been appointed the new Village Clerk, Registrar of Vital Records and Deputy Treasurer for the Village of Falconer.

Trustee Cavallaro made a motion, seconded by Trustee Miller to accept the appointment of Cindy Capestrani for the position of Village Clerk, Registrar of Vital Records and Deputy Treasurer for the Village of Falconer effective Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Trustee Gustafson brought up question regarding residency requirements. Mayor Jaroszynski mentioned predecessors Clerk/Treasurer Braun & Clerk Anderson were not village residents. 

Anna Fales has agreed to stay on part time as Deputy Clerk and Registrar of Vital Records effective 8/9/22.

Trustee Miller made the motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to approve the appointment of Anna Fales to Deputy Clerk and Registrar of Vital Records.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Trustee Miller inquired on Treasurer position status and was informed that Larry Trask, current treasurer has agreed to stay on through 11/10/22 while the village looks to fill his position.

Community Development Block Grant Application

Trustee Gustafson read the resolution for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to support the redevelopment and equipping of a former manufacturing facility within the Village to accommodate a new brass component manufacturing operation.

Trustee Miller made the motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to approve the resolution to fix date and notice for the public hearing for Community Development Block Grant Application to be held on August 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Fireman’s Exempt Hall, 3 Coleson Drive, Falconer, NY. Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Correspondence:  

Trustee Gustafson’s letter, dated August 8, 2022, which acknowledged his review of the July 2022 unpaid vouchers on August 8, 2022, and bank reconciliations for M&T Bank and Community Bank on August 8, 2022, was placed into record.   

Visitor:

Carlos Andres Contriusvahles part of the Semu Nation in the Caribbean is interested in renting 400 square feet from the village for a 24-month period. Plans to teach people who are either homeless or recovering from substance abuse how to help and provide for themselves.  The board instructed him to present the village with a written proposal of his plans.

Abstracts

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Miller that Abstract #3, General Fund in the amount of $ 216,494.11 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Gustafson and seconded by Trustee Cavallaro that Abstract #3, Cemetery Fund in the amount of $ 590.85 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Gustafson that Abstract #3, Library Fund in the amount of $ 2,360.65 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Abstain, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Motion:  It is moved by Trustee Cavallaro and seconded by Trustee Miller that Abstract #3, General Fund Hand Items in the amount of $46,664.93 be approved for payment.  Roll: Gustafson: Aye, Cavallaro: Aye, Miller: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried

Trustee Gustafson made a motion, seconded by Trustee Cavallaro to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 pm. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna Fales, Village Clerk

Transcribed by Cindy Capestrani
Village Clerk

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.

Visitors

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.

Minutes

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.

Fire Chief

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.

Code Enforcement

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.  

Library  

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.

Committees:

Finance:

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:

  1. 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
  1. Approve Budget Modifications (as required) which balance additional Revenues/Expenses/Fund Balance to Match FY 21/22 Actual: 

    General Fund
    Revenues -Budgeted Increased to $1,541,606.47
    Expenses -Budgeted Increased to $1,486,685.96
    Increase Fund Balance (Surplus) $54,920.51

  2. 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.

Legal:

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.

Public Safety:

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.

Downtown Development

Mayor Jaroszynski will be contacting the Town of Ellicott regarding their potential interest in participating in the formation of a local development corporation.

Parks:

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.

New Business:

A candidate for the clerk position was interviewed and is very promising.  

Abstracts

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.        

Respectfully submitted,
Anna Fales, Village Clerk

June 13, 2022 Regular Meeting

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