March 09, 2005

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 1:00 p.m. Also present were Deputy Mayor Conley, Trustee Bateman, Trustee Herriven, Trustee Shuttleworth, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, DPW Superintendent Mahar, and Police Chief Swick. Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert updated the Board on a few issues: X The Elections Board cannot answer the question about the county taking over Village elections until the State has made decisions regarding the Federal voting law from 2002. X An e-mail was forwarded by Dan Seaman from FMC advising that if he is to get copies of correspondence regarding the arsenic issues, a request must come from the Mayor. A letter will be sent to the NYSDEC regarding this. This e-mail will be forwarded to MRAG co-chairs, as they must request the same for their technical advisor. Mayor Maedl advised that on Monday, March 7, she had spoken to Charlie Kinne at Barden regarding the parking issue. He advised her that the lot will be cleaned of snow for more room. She told him they must devise a permanent solution to the problem so that parking doesn’t have to be prohibited in the area. At present, parking is still on Francis Street. If Barden’s hasn’t complied by the next regular meeting, a representative will be asked to the meeting to explain why compliance isn’t happening. Discussed boater donations. Still have no reasonable way to increase donations without hiring someone to collect them. Donations do cover costs of electricity. Chief Swick advised he is in negotiations with the Town of Hartland to renew the police contract. Trustee Herriven received communication from Kathy Mullin, swim program director. She has made some suggestions regarding pay increases for her instructors and herself. All instructors must get and maintain training and she feels their pay should reflect this. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to accept Ms. Mullin’s recommendations as follows: Jill Crosby to received $10/hour; Nick Dauphinais to receive $8.50/hour; Tristan Heschke to received $6.50/hour; Daniel Maigret to receive $8.50/hour; Margaret Maigret to receive $6.50/hour; Kathy Mullin to receive $12/hour. Motion carried. Wages for non-union employees were discussed. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven to set the following wages for the 2005-2006 budget year: Shelly Stoddard at $7.50/hour; JoAnne Swick at $10/hour; Officer Ron Riley at $12.75/hour; Officer Pat O’Neal at $12/hour; Officer Rob Richards at $12/hour; Officer Roly Johnson at $11.50/hour; Officer Mike Tarnowski at $11/hour; Sergeant Jeff Waters at $18.25/hour; Vicky Demmin at $16.90/hour; Barbara Noble at $16.90/hour. Motion carried. Discussed closing the Village Hall on Martin Luther King Day. Mayor Maedl, Deputy Mayor Conley, and Trustees Herriven and Shuttleworth were against it, while Trustee Bateman was for it. Village Hall will not close on Martin Luther King Day. Board discussed wages for Department Heads. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to authorize the following annual salaries for the 2005-2006 budget year: Police Chief Swick at $50,500; DPW Superintendent Mahar at $44,300; Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert at $33,000. Motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to increase the annual stipend in lieu of hospital insurance for the 20052006 budget year only to $1,000 for Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert. Carried. There being for further business, a motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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