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November 9, 2020 Work Session

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Kipp Reynolds

Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Falconer Public Library with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. All social distancing and COVID safety protocols were followed.  No work session was held in October.

Anthony Cavallaro and Steve Vanstrom, both representing the Fire Advisory Board, were in attendance to update the board on the fire truck committee progress and their recommended actions.

Mr. Vanstrom presented the mayor and board with a proposed purchase agreement between Churchville Fire Equipment Corporation and the Village of Falconer, dated 9/14/2018, for the purchase of a new pumper truck and extrication equipment through the Sourcewell Consortium.  The cost of the new pumper and equipment, if paid in full upfront will be $706,364.  That equates to a discounted savings of $21,747.

Mayor Jaroszynski told the board that he and Trustee Steele had met with the fire advisory board over the weekend to review the agreement.  The mayor said he was pleased that the committee responded to his request for a “bare-bones” fire truck.  He said, in all, the committee deleted approximately $9,900 in options.  Mr. Cavallaro echoed the mayor’s comments, noting that the committee worked diligently for 7 months analyzing the needs of the fire department against spending.  He said the committee worked well together throughout the process as they reviewed specifications item by item.

Trustee Reynolds asked if there would be a warranty provided. Mr. Vanstrom responded, yes, 1 full year complete.  Items like transmission and computers would be prorated.

Trustee Reynolds and Trustee Gustafson asked several additional questions regarding the Sourcewell bidding, payment and bonding processes.   Mr. Cavallaro responded that the bid was open to all vendors, the purchase is 100% bonded and that Sourcewell is paid by the bidder and receives no payment or commission from the vendor (Churchville) for the sale.

Following the discussion, Mayor Jaroszynski thanked the Fire Advisory Board & truck committee for their hard work. 

The board will take action on the proposed purchase agreement during open session of the regular board meeting starting at 7 pm this evening.

Fire Chief Webster presented a brief overview of the fire departments financial status for the current fiscal year along with his plans for the remainder of the year.  He noted that he will be seeking additional grants though FEMA and also local funding sources to equip his department and membership with the proper equipment to safely carry put their duties.  He also noted his intentions to purchase 3-4 nozzles, 500’ back-up 3/4” hose and 200’ 2” back-up hose.   These items will be a total spend of approximately $6,320.00.

Chief Webster provided the board with a one-page summary of his presentation. 

Trustee Gustafson provided the board with a brief preview of the new village website.  The website will be ADA and accessibility compliant.  It is also a reactive website which will adjust automatically to viewing on either a PC or handheld devices. There was additional discussion on items to be added and security features.  A follow-up presentation is planned for the December meeting.

A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to adjourn the work session at 6:45 pm.  Ayes:  All, Nays: None.  Carried.      

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

September 14, 2020 Work Session

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.
Trustee Kipp Reynolds

Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Falconer Public Library with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding. All social distancing and COVID safety protocols were followed.  It is noted that this is the first work session held since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anthony Cavallaro and Steve Vanstrom, both representing the Fire Advisory Board, were in attendance to update the board on the fire truck committee progress and their suggestion actions.

Mr. Vanstrom presented the mayor and board with a packet of information put forth by the truck committee which included:

  1. A letter from the committee
  2. 20/21-year budget with the Capital F account accruals highlighted noting, that as of 5/31/20 the balance was, $881,263.14 and at year-end, the balance was $1,019,612.00.
  3. Information packet on Sourcewell purchasing consortium.

Mr. Vanstrom explained that the department budget’s for truck replacements every 20 years.

This is now the 21st year of service for E410.  The next potential replacement of E401 looks like it will be in 27 years. The committee tries to project out 30 years in advance.  In 2006, the committee projected a replacement truck in 2021 to cost approximately $662,162.

Mr. Vanstrom noted that the village is currently a member of the purchasing consortium, Sourcewell, which is a municipal purchasing company.  Sourcewell, manages competitive bids for municipalities and other public entities.  There is no fee to join, but there is a $2,000 fee for bid management service.  In return, Sourcewell guarantees a 2% discount below the lowest bid.

Currently there are 3 companies that produce Class A trucks along the east coast: Pierce, Sutton and Seagrade.  The committee considers serviceability, whether or not trucks are certified for rebuild and whether or not the truck is worthy of the 20-year service life required by our department. Mr. Vanstrom stated that a Class A Custom Pumper is needed to meet these requirements.

Of the three companies, Seagrade is manufactured along the east coast with Syracuse as their closest location. They are certified to rebuild but they are not interested in business this far west.  Sutton is located in Ohio. They have the serviceability capabilities but are not certified to rebuild.  Pierce can provide both serviceability and they are certified to rebuild. 

Using Sourcewell, if the lowest bid comes in at $707,000, less a 2% discount, the cost would be $693,000.  The Sourcewell charge of $2,000 to be added bring the cost to $695,000.  A prepay cash discount of $25,000 is offered, if payment is made within 10 days of the order. That would make the final cost approximately $670,000, which is a difference of less than $8,000 of the committees 2006 projected replacement cost of  $662,162.  Build time for a truck is usually 10 months – 1 year.

Mr. Vanstrom explained that the department’s fixed system extractor (Jaws of Life) is on the current truck and is also 20 years old.  The fire department has experienced many times when the hose was not long enough.  It is the committee’s recommendation to add a new portable extractor to the cost of the new pumper, making the E401 replacement a combo rescue pumper.  The estimated cost of the extractor is $22,000, which would be paid out of the truck fund, not out of the small equipment fund.  This addition would increase the estimated cost of the truck to $ 692,000.00.

E401 is the workhorse of the department with 2-2.5% more use that the other trucks.

Mr. Vanstrom stated that the committee will need the board approval to authorize the bid process to be handled through Sourcewell at a cost of $2,000, along with additional approval to begin the process to sell the current E401 truck.

Mr. Vanstrom noted that Pierce standardizes equipment which makes transition easier for volunteer fire departments because it standardizes maintenance, pump panels, and it is serviced from Churchville, NY (near Rochester).

The current department truck replacement schedule is as follows:

TruckPurchased YearReplacement Year
40120002020
40220022022
Ladder truck20142034

Mayor Jaroszynski thanked the Fire Advisory Board & truck committee for their hard work and detailed presentation to the board. 

The board will address their decision on the committee’s requests in open session of the regular board meeting starting at 7 pm this evening.

A motion was made by Trustee Dunn, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to adjourn the work session at 6:50 pm.  Ayes:  All, Nays: None.  Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

March 2, 2020 Work Session

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.

Jordan Patterson of the Post Journal was in attendance to observe the proceedings.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson, to approve the minutes of February 10, 2020 Board of Trustee Work Session as written.  Roll: Dunn: Aye, Steele: Aye, Gustafson: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None.  Carried.

Mayor Jaroszynski briefly updated the board on the following topics:

  • Trustee appointment-Mayor Jaroszynski will be appointing Kipp Reynolds to fill the trustee vacancy which resulted when Phil Ribaudo turned down the write-in position Mr. Ribaudo won during the November village elections.
  • The mayor updated the board regarding the Annexation.  He stated that talks broke down with the City when City of Jamestown Mayor Sundquist notified them that the city was planning to vote to move forward with the Annexation at their meeting on February 27, 2020.  Mayor Sundquist stated that even after their vote, he wanted to continue talks but the Town, School and Village all agreed to suspend talks based on the City’s decision to continue on with the Annexation.  If the City at some point decides to stop the Annexation, then the Town, Village and School would be more than willing to resume discussions.
  • Despite the fact that a resident stepped forward and offered to take the lead in organizing the Farmers’ Market, it may be too late for this summer.  The mayor asked the board to consider a one-year re-organizational hiatus.
  • Community Building Maintenance Reserve Account-continued discussion regarding setting up a reserve account to address anticipated maintenance at the community building. Treasurer Trask suggested starting the account beginning fiscal year 2021 (June 2020) with a beginning balance transfer of $5000 using profits from the proposed sale of the Davis Street parking lot to Home Leasing.  Mr. Trask suggested that Attorney Peterson guide the village in proper steps to set up the account. Trustee Steele stated that he felt it is a good plan and a good idea for the village to plan ahead.
  • Fire Advisory Board update-Trustee Steele reported that he is only hearing good things out of the department.  The board continues their efforts to plan ahead for the future.  They are currently “talking 30-years out.”
  • Solid waste proposals- The board will consult with Attorney Peterson this evening regarding potential changes to upcoming bid from a three-year down to a one-year contract.
  • The board reviewed the proposed resolutions to be addressed at this evenings board meeting. There were no major questions or concerns expressed by board members.  Abstracts will be presented for payment approvals at the Special Board meeting scheduled for March 23rd at 7pm.  Two annexation resolutions will also be put before the board at that special meeting.

New Business:

Treasurer Trask updated the board on a meeting he had with NY CLASS regarding municipal investments.  He reported that in comparing the village’s current CD investments through M&T Bank, there is only a slight difference in overall earnings.  He noted that he feels that handling the village investments locally may be worth the difference.  As Federal interest rates fall, CD rates also fall.

Alan Gustafson reported that he is working on building a village website.  He noted that due to the large scope of the project, it may roll out in stages.  He asked the board’s input on priority items, noting he had an initial list that includes: list of board members, code, meeting minutes, upcoming events, link to slick text, local attractions, board agendas, business registry and possible a link to available real estate.

Superintendent Fuller reported that he had received a price quote of approximately $13,000 from King’s heating for heating/cooling systems (2) for the main office/board room/clerk-treasurer office.  Mr. Fuller suggested that with the installation of these supplemental units, it will make it easier for the boiler to keep up with the rest of the building.  The boiler has continually had issues over the winter which may be partially due to the fact that the pipes connecting the boiler system are approximately 100 years old.

The office currently has 2 aging (over 13 years old) cooling only systems.  As a comparison, the cost of replacing just the cooling units if they were to breakdown, the current cost would be approximately $6,200.

Per the villages procurement policy, two more price quotes are required for board consideration.

Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Gustafson to adjourn at 6:45 pm.  Ayes:  All, Nays: None.  Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

February 10, 2020 Work Session

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.

Jordan Patterson of the Post Journal was in attendance to observe the proceedings.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the minutes of January 13, 2020 Board of Trustee Work Session as written. Roll: Dunn: Aye, Steele: Aye, Gustafson: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried.

Mayor Jaroszynski briefly updated the board on the following topics:

  • Trustee appointment-still pending. Any interested residents should contact Mayor Jaroszynski.
  • Annexation: talks are continuing with the city and BPU.
  • March board meeting: A special meeting may be needed to address annexation. The city is expected to hold their vote on whether or not to proceed with the annexation at their February 27th voting session.
  • Truck-Lite-Top officials, including Mayor Jaroszynski met with Truck-Lite officials. Truck-Lite reported that their decision to shut down production facility is tentative at this point. However, they are committed to retain their office personnel in Falconer. The mayor stated that the county IDA generously offered their resources to help Truck-Lite consider keeping their business in Falconer.
  • Farmers Market-Dee is stepping back so a market manager replacement is needed. We have a very short-time line. The mayor asked the board if the village should consider a one-year hiatus to re-evaluate and restructure the program?
  • Community Building Maintenance Reserve Account-continued discussion regarding setting up a reserve account to address anticipated maintenance at the community building, such as, rebuilding the parapet, repointing of the brick, heating system updates, etc. Treasurer Trask suggested starting the account beginning fiscal year 2021 (June 2020) with a beginning balance transfer of $5000. Mr. Trask suggested that Attorney Peterson guide the village in proper steps to set up the account.
  • Fire Advisory Board update-the board met a couple times. Air bottles, 4” hose and computer backup equipment have been approved and ordered.
  • Solid waste proposals- The village’s solid waste/recyclables contract with Casella expires this year. The board was given a copy of the current bid specifications to review and offer proposed revisions, prior to posting the bid. Trustee Steele initiated a discussion as to whether or not the bid should contain an exit clause or be changed a one-year versus a 3-year contract, to protect the village in case the village loses the Dow Street annexation.
  • Trustee Dunn suggested the board earmark all services that the board would consider cutting if the village loses the annexation.
  • The board reviewed the proposed resolutions to be addressed at this evenings board meeting. There were no major questions or concerns expressed by board members.
  • Falconer Central School STEM Camp-Mayor Jaroszynski noted that the school asked for his signature as support for a combined funding letter to be sent out on behalf of the school & village. He noted that the village would not be providing any direct funding to the program, only in-kind services & support.

Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn at 6:50 pm. Ayes: All, Nays: None. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

January 13, 2020 Work Session

Mayor James M. Jaroszynski
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Alan Gustafson, Jr.

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, Dpw Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Jaroszynski presiding.

Joseph Taylor, 25 E. Falconer Street, Jason Sample of WRFA Radio and Jordan Patterson of the Post Journal were all in attendance to observe the proceedings.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the minutes of December 9, 2019 Board of Trustee Work Session as written. Roll: Dunn: Aye, Steele: Aye, Gustafson: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried.

Mayor Jaroszynski notified the board that Phil Ribaudo has chosen not to accept the write-in trustee position however, election law requires that the village waits 30 days (following January 1) before acting on a replacement. He went on to say that there have been a few interested parties ask about the position. If any others are interested, the mayor asked that they reach out to the him directly.

The board discussed potential signage in the cemetery. It was decided that no additional signage was necessary at this time.

The board reviewed the mayor’s tentative list of committee appointments. Some vacancies exist. Please have interested parties reach out to the clerk’s office.

Mayor Jaroszynski alerted the board to his intention to bring Walter Robert Morris up for board approval at tonight’s regular board meeting to fill the code officer vacancy. It was also noted that an updated list of elected Fire Department Line Officers will be put forth for approval by the board.

Mayor Jaroszynski updated the board regarding an initial meeting held between new elected Jamestown Mayor, Eddie Sundquist, Senator George Borrello, County Executive PJ Wendell, the IDA, Superintendent Penhollow, Town Supervisor McLaughlin, and himself regarding the Annexation of the Dow Street Sub-station by the Jamestown BPU. Another meeting will be scheduled. In the meantime, the process of the Annexation will progress to meet all required timelines.

Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn at 6:10 pm. Roll: Dunn: Aye, Steele: Aye, Gustafson: Aye, and Jaroszynski: Aye. Nays: None. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

December 9, 2019 Work Session

Mayor James R. Rensel
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Carmella Catanese

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.

Anthony Cavallaro, 201 E. Main Street, Steve Vanstrom, 2133 Buffalo Street Ext, both representing the Falconer Fire Department Advisory Board, and Joseph Taylor of 25 E. Falconer St were in attendance to observe the proceedings. Mr. Cavallaro and Mr. Vanstrom voiced concerns over an elected fire chief living outside of the district. Mr. Vanstrom noted that under the NYS Charter, the village is responsible for the fire department and should “take good fiscal judgement into account”.

The board discussed the scheduled public hearing regarding the Annexation of the Dow Street Sub-station by the Jamestown BPU.

Trustee Jaroszynski made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn at 6:47 pm. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Nays: none. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

November 12, 2019 Work Session

Mayor James R. Rensel
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Carmella Catanese

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent
Charles Piazza, Fire Chief

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.

No visitors were present.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the work session minutes of October 15, 2019 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

The board discussed the status of a new code officer. Mayor Rensel said it will be up to the new administration to decide how many hours and funds available for the position. Trustee & Mayor-Elect Jaroszynski suggested applicants be interviewed prior to making a final decision on number of hours needed. Mayor Rensel suggested that when an issue is identified that the board members may assist with code enforcement by contacting the residents and trying to resolve the issue using a voluntary compliance approach. Trustee Jaroszynski asked that any contact with residents be documented & filed in the clerk’s office.

The Home Leasing Purchase/Sale Agreement for the parking lot is to be given to village attorney, Greg Peterson for final review. Harris Beach is representing the village and school in their PILOT Agreement negotiations for the “Falconer Square” project.

The Board reviewed the 2nd draft of an Employee Handbook and suggested to have Mr. Peterson review it.

Mayor Rensel told the board that he has hired Harris Beach to represent the village in their Water/Wastewater Agreement negotiations with the Jamestown BPU. Harris Beach will be replacing Attorney Gregory Yaw who has since retired. Mr. Peterson has never represented the village on this matter.

Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Catanese to adjourn at 6:36 pm. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

October 15, 2019 Work Session

Mayor James R. Rensel
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Carmella Catanese

Lawrence Trask, Treasurer
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk
Peter C. Fuller, Dpw Superintendent
Charles Piazza, Fire Chief

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.

No visitors were present.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the work session minutes of September 9, 2019 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

The board discussed the status of a new code officer. The office has been fielding a very high number of calls which need urgent follow up. Mayor Rensel said he recognized the need and will make hiring of a new code officer a priority.

The Home Leasing Purchase/Sale Agreement for the parking lot will be revised to include an easement allowing access to utility lines. Clerk Fales advise the Board that Mr. Peterson is preparing a draft of the easement statement.

The Board reviewed the draft of an Employee Handbook. The discussion outlined several changes and corrections to be made by Clerk Fales before the next meeting.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele to adjourn at 6:36 pm. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales

September 9, 2019 Work Session

Mayor, James R. Rensel
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee Carmella Catanese

Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:45 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.

No visitors were present.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the work session minutes of August 12, 2019 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

Alan Gustafson is continuing to work part-time as village Code Enforcement Officer until a replacement is hired.

The Purchase/Sale Agreement from Home Leasing was reviewed. Superintendent Fuller stated that he will need access to sewer lines. He will be calling a meeting of all involved parties to confirm needs and a plan to move forward. Once an agreement on needed access is reached the village will be able to address with the Purchase/Sale Agreement.

Clerk Fales gave a brief review of her recent NYCOM training to the Board. She suggested that since board members are usually unable to attend the annual NYCOM conference, webinars which are available through NYCOM would make very useful use of monthly work sessions, as time allows. Webinars are usually one hour in length.

Trustee Jaroszynski made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn the work session at 6:31 pm. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk

August 12, 2019 Work Session

Mayor, James R. Rensel
Trustee J. Michael Steele
Trustee Timothy Dunn
Trustee James Jaroszynski
Trustee Carmella Catanese

Peter C. Fuller, DPW Superintendent

The work session meeting of the Village of Falconer Mayor and Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:48 P.M. in the Community Building Board Room with Mayor James Rensel presiding.

No visitors were present.

Trustee Dunn made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele, to approve the work session minutes of July 8, 2019 as written. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

The board discussed special permits for animals. Trustee Steele reported that neighbors of Mrs. Franks are not in favor of issuing a special permit for 5+ dog nor are neighbors of Mrs. Goodwill’s in favor of her request for a special animal permit. Trustee Dunn stated that Mrs. Goodwill’s “cat rescue” is in violation of village code as well as State requirements and is therefore believed to be illegal. Trustee Catanese reported that Mrs. Goodwill’s August 12, 2019 Facebook page listed animals from outside the Village; 3 of which were from Bacon Road.

Mayor Rensel stated that the village respected the filing of a complaints and is following due process. Mrs. Goodwill is due back in court on August 20th.

Mayor Rensel asked the board to start soliciting business opportunities for the village, such as restaurants, auto parts stores, coffee shops, etc to open businesses in Falconer. Trustee Catanese will contact the owners of Crown Coffee.

Mayor Rensel has spoken to the school in regards to employing a 2019-2010 crossing guard. According to Mayor Rensel, Superintendent Penhollow feels confident that his board would agree to share 50 % of the salary for one crossing guard in the spirit of the current shared service policy between the school and the village. Trustee Steele inquired whether or not other municipalities are included in the shared service agreement. Superintendent Fuller clarified that the agreement is with the village only as an in lieu of taxes agreement. Mayor Rensel stated that it may be in the taxpayers’ best interest to accept the shared salary agreement as a spirit of cooperation. The village board does not want to eliminate the crossing guard. Trustee Catanese clarified that the village will maintain employing the crossing-guard. Mayor Rensel confirmed and stated that the school hiring process is very cumbersome.

The board discussed the status of a replacement for Code Officer Gustafson. Mayor Rensel stated that he is still working on a potential shared service agreement with three other municipalities to hire a full-time code official. Trustee Catanese questioned whether the village should begin interviewing candidates in case the shared service agreement does not work. Following discussion, the board stated that they would like to consider hiring a full-time code officer or to share a code officer with just one other municipality.

The board reviewed the requested revisions to the Procurement Policy draft, as outlined at the July 8th work session.

Trustee Catanese asked for an update on the Zoning update process. Clerk Fales reported that the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan is due this week and that a September 24th meeting date has been proposed to review the first draft of the code updates.

Trustee Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dunn to adjourn the work session at 6:45 pm. Ayes: Dunn, Steele, Jaroszynski, Catanese and Rensel. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Anna L. Fales, Village Clerk