Board Meeting Minutes – February 16th, 2016

  March 15, 2016

The regular semi-monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands, held on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 was called to order by Mayor Megan Grenier at 6:00 P.M.

PRESENT:

Megan Grenier, Mayor
Steve Boulet, Trustee
Seth H. Harris, Trustee
Aileen Nicoll, Trustee
William T. Smith, Jr. Village Treasurer
Stephen Rehfuss, Village Attorney
Paul Reuss, Exec Asst to Mayor

ABSENT:

John P. Berry, Jr., Village Clerk
Diane Foley, Trustee
Brian Franklin, Fire Chief

Also attending: Chief O’Brien, Mike Hagmann, Bill Garvey, Paul Cooney, Brian Marsh, John Stangle, Susan & Elizabeth Mackay.

The Mayor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Open Forum:

Resident Bill Garvey commented on several items, unlit street lights, shopping carts in the road.

Resident Brian Marsh asked who was responsible for cleaning up the fence opposite the KFC building. The Mayor advised him that the DPW had already cleaned it up today (2/16/16).

A motion was made by Trustee Harris, seconded by Trustee Nicoll to accept the minutes of the February 1st, 2016 Board Meeting as amended.

ADOPTED:

Trustee Boulet voting AYE
Trustee Harris voting AYE
Trustee Nicoll voting AYE
Mayor Grenier voting AYE

Trustee Harris made a motion, seconded by Trustee Nicoll to approve payment for the following:

WARRANT # 18:

GENERAL totaling $39,099.64
WATER totaling $ 9,428.70
SEWER totaling $ 997.41
TOTALS $49,525.75

PAYROLL # 18: totaling $72,409.10
(01/22/16 – 02/04/16)

ADOPTED:

Trustee Boulet voting AYE
Trustee Harris voting AYE
Trustee Nicoll voting AYE
Mayor Grenier voting AYE

Department Heads presented their Budget Proposals to the Board and answered all questions.

After which the Treasurer reported the Tax Cap for the next fiscal year is .12% or about $2,600.

After a discussion it was agreed to schedule the Boards Budget Workshop for Tuesday, March, 8th, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.

At 6:29 P.M. Trustee Nicoll made a motion, seconded by Trustee Boulet to enter into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue.

ADOPTED:

Trustee Boulet voting AYE
Trustee Harris voting AYE
Trustee Nicoll voting AYE
Mayor Grenier voting AYE

The regular meeting reconvened at 6:53 P.M.

A motion was made by Trustee Nicoll, seconded by Trustee Harris to adjourn.

ADOPTED:

Trustee Boulet voting AYE
Trustee Harris voting AYE
Trustee Nicoll voting AYE
Mayor Grenier voting AYE

The meeting was duly adjourned at 7:06 P.M.

As submitted to me by William T. Smith, Jr., Village Treasurer on Thursday, February 25th, 2016.

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John P. Berry, Jr.
Clerk