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2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               December 16, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

                    Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                            Trustee

                    Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

                    Hon. Paul Catalano                                                     Trustee

           

EXCUSED:      Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                 Trustee

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS ONE LITIGATION, TWO FINANCIAL, TWO PERSONNEL AND ONE INVESTMENT MATTER.

 

Trustee McCarthy moved to go into Executive Session to discuss one litigation, two financial, two personnel and one investment matter.                                

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to end the Executive Session.

 

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                            Village Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               December 16, 2008

 

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                           Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                         Trustee

 

EXCUSED:      Hon. Katherine Bestine                                    Trustee

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Mang. Mayor Mang led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO 2008-2009 LOCAL GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY GRANT PROGRAM.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve a Resolution pertaining to 2008-2009 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program.  A copy of which is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

BOARD APPROVED THE HIRING OF JORDAN R. GOETZ AS A PROBATIONARY FULL-TIME LABORER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the appointment of Jordan R. Goetz as a probationary full-time laborer for the Department of Public Works at a pay rate of $12.73 per hour, effective December 17, 2008.  Mayor Mang introduced Mr. Goetz to the Board.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

                                                            - 2 -                                         December 16, 2008

 

BOARD ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF ACTING JUSTICE TRACEY BANNISTER, ESQ., EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2009.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to accept the resignation of Acting Justice Tracey Bannister, Esq., effective January 1, 2009.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF DENIS J. UMINSKI AS THE NEW ACTING JUSTICE FOR THE KENMORE JUSTICE COURT.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the appointment of Denis J. Uminski of 95 Columbia Boulevard as the new Acting Justice for the Kenmore Justice Court at an annual rate of $5,000.00, effective January 5, 2009.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

ABSTRACT OF AUDITED VOUCHERS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized to sign the Abstract of Audited Vouchers dated December 16, 2008, in the amount of $192,582.19; General Fund $105,442.35; Community Development $24,971.75; Water Fund $2,834.36; Sewer Fund $59,333.73 and to direct the Treasurer to pay each of the listed claimants in the amount appearing opposite his/her name.

Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

                                                - 3 -                                         December 16, 2008

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS

 

Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

 

            Bob Denton of Bob’s Branch Office has owned his business for 29 years and about ten days ago a “No Standing” sign was erected near his corner, and it takes away three parking spaces for his patrons.

            Mayor Mang said we will look into and would get back to him.

            Before adjournment Mayor Mang asked for a moment of silence in memory of Sam Cardino, former Commissioner at the Kenmore Housing Authority for twenty-five years.

            Mayor Mang thanked everyone and extended a Happy Holiday greeting to all.

 

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be January 6, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

           

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               December 2, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                            Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                                     Trustee

           

ABSENT:        Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                 Trustee

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THREE PERSONNEL, ONE LITIGATION AND ONE FINANCIAL MATTER.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to go into Executive Session to discuss three personnel, one litigation and one financial matter.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to end the executive Session.

 

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS

ANNUAL MEETING

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                     Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                   December 2, 2008

 

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

                    Hon. Salvatore C. Muscarella                                        Trustee

                    Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

                    Hon. Paul Catalano                                                     Trustee

 

ABSENT:        Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                 Trustee

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Mang.  Mayor Mang led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

BOARD APPROVED THE VILLAGE BOARD RULES OF PROCEDURE.

 

            Trustee Muscarella offered the following resolution covering Village Board Rules of Procedure and moved its adoption:

RULES FOR PREPARATION OF AGENDAS FOR PUBLIC BOARD MEETINGS AND FOR AUDITING VOUCHERS.

 

1.         Meeting Agendas will be delivered to the homes of Board Members late afternoon on the Friday prior to the regular public Board Meeting.

 

2.         Trustees and Department Supervisors wishing to have items included on such agendas must submit them to the Village Clerk-Treasurer no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the regular public Board Meeting.

 

3.         Additional agenda items not submitted in accordance with No. 2 above may be added on the meeting day with the approval of three members of the Board of Trustees.

 

4.         (a) Each Trustee is obligated to audit the vouchers at his or her own leisure prior to the public Board Meeting at which they are to be approved for payment.

 

            (b) The Village Clerk-Treasurer will have such vouchers available for audit by Board Members in the Mayor's Office no later than 2:00 p.m. of the day of the public Board Meeting.

                                                            - 2 -                                         December 2, 2008                                          

PUBLIC BOARD MEETING RULES OF PROCEDURE

 

1.         Trustees or audience members will be permitted to speak when recognized by the Mayor, or in his absence, the Deputy Mayor.

 

2.         Discussion or debate of Agenda items will begin only after a motion has           been made and seconded.  The Order of Recognition for speaking on a "question" for Trustees shall be in the same order of roll call voting, except that the Trustee who introduces the motion shall be given the first privilege of the floor.  No Trustee shall be permitted to speak on a “question” after it has been voted on except to change his or her vote prior to the vote result being announced.

 

3.         The Order of Roll Call voting shall be as follows:

 

                        Trustee Salvatore C. Muscarella

                        Trustee Katherine Bestine

                        Trustee R. Timothy McCarthy

                        Trustee Paul Catalano

 

4.         Constructive audience input will continue to be invited prior to submitting the motion to a vote by the Board of Trustees.  Questions, for clarification purposes, will also be permitted from audience members prior to such vote being taken. Upon conclusion of audience comments and discussion, the Board of Trustees will proceed with final disposition.

 

 

PROCEDURES FOR CONVENING AND CONDUCTING NON-REGULARLY SCHEDULED VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGS

 

            Special non-regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the Mayor or by any three Trustees by causing a written notice specifying the time and place thereof to be served upon each member of the Board personally at least two hours in advance, or by leaving a notice at his residence or place of business with some person of suitable age and discretion at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting or by making such notice at least 72 hours before such meeting, and that all such meetings shall be in conformance with the requirements of New York State's Open Meeting Law, Rules and Regulations.

 

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 3 -                                         December 2, 2008

 

 

BOARD APPROVED MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS POSITIONS FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 7, 2009.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve the Mayoral one-year appointments of the following persons:

                        Village Attorney/Deputy Prosecuting                 Daniel Novak, Esq.

                        Prosecuting/Deputy Attorney                            Eugene P. Adams, Esq.

                        Legal Liaison                                                    Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                        Acting Justice                                                   Tracey Bannister, Esq.

                        Registrar                                                           Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                        Deputy Registrar                                               Gail Higgins

                        Sub Registrar                                                    Grace Streicher                                                Deputy Clerk                                                    Gail Higgins

                        Village Historian                                               Edward Adamczyk

                        Community Development Coordinator  Susan Howley

Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

Mayor Mang introduced Eugene P. Adams, Esq. to the Board and gallery.

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

- 4 -                                         December 2, 2008

 

BOARD APPROVED THE MAYORAL TRUSTEE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS POSITIONS.                                                                                   

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to approve the following Mayoral appointments of Trustees:

            Deputy Mayor                                                              Trustee Muscarella

            Water & Sanitation/Sewer Commissioner                      Trustee McCarthy

            Public Works & Public Utilities Commissioner   Trustee McCarthy

            Commissioner of Administration & Finance                   Trustee Bestine

            Deputy Police/Juvenile Aid Bureau Commissioner         Trustee Catalano

            Deputy Fire Commissioner                                            Trustee Muscarella

            Community Development Commissioner                       Trustee McCarthy

            Commissioner of Kenmore Community Center  Trustee Muscarella

            Building Department Liaison                                          Trustee Catalano

            Housing Authority Liaison                                             Trustee Bestine                                    

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 5 -                                         December 2, 2008

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS OF TRUSTEES TO VILLAGE BOARD COMMITTEES.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve the following Mayoral appointments of Trustees to various Village Board committees:

            Insurance                                  Trustee Muscarella & Trustee Catalano

            Tax & Property                       All Board Members

            Grievance Committee  Trustee Bestine & Trustee McCarthy   

            Capital Expenditures                 Trustee Bestine & Trustee McCarthy

            Negotiating Committee             Trustee Muscarella & Trustee Catalano

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE DESIGNATION OF TIME AND PLACE OF BOARD MEETINGS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the designation of the time and place of Village Board Meetings as the first and third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of meetings which fall on holidays where Village offices are closed.  The meetings will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, in the Municipal Building.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 6 -                                         December 4, 2007

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE DESIGNATION OF FIRST NIAGARA COMMERCIAL BANK AS THE OFFICIAL DEPOSITORY FOR THE VILLAGE OF KENMORE.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve First Niagara Commercial Bank to be designated the official depository for the Village of Kenmore for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2008-2009, and for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 through December 7, 2009.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE VILLAGE TREASURER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2008-2009 FISCAL YEAR AND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 THROUGH DECEMBER 7, 2009.

 

Trustee McCarthy offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

            WHEREAS, the Village of Kenmore in the course of the next fiscal year will have funds not immediately needed for the purposes of the Village, and

 

            WHEREAS, such funds may be temporarily invested in order to obtain interest thereon, which interest can be used for the benefit of the Village of Kenmore, and

 

            WHEREAS, the General Municipal Law Section 11 authorizes the Board of

 Trustees of the Village to authorize the Treasurer to temporarily invest such idle funds,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

            RESOLVED, that the Treasurer of the Village of Kenmore is hereby authorized and directed to invest the funds of the Village of Kenmore which are presently on hand and which will hereafter come into his hands and which in his opinion, are not immediately needed for purposes of the Village of Kenmore in Treasury Bills, Certificates of Deposit and Money Market (N.O.W.) accounts authorized to do business in New York State, and be it further

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 7 -                                         December 4, 2007

 

            RESOLVED, that all investments shall be fully secured by insurance of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or by obligations of New York State or obligations of the United States or obligations of federal agencies the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by the United States, or obligations of New York State local governments.  Collateral shall be delivered to the Local Government or a Custodial Bank with which the

Local Government has entered into a Custodial Agreement.  The market value of collateral shall at all times equal or exceed the principal amount of the certificate of deposit, and be it further

           

            RESOLVED, that within sixty (60) days of the end of each of the four quarters of the fiscal year, the Clerk-Treasurer shall prepare and submit to the Board of Trustees a quarterly investment report which indicates new investments, the inventory of existing investments, and such other matters as the chief fiscal officer deems appropriate.

 

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

BOARD AUTHORIZED THE CLERK/TREASURER TO SELECT AND EMPOWER PAYING AGENTS TO DESTROY PAID MUNICIPAL OBLIGATIONS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

            RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk-Treasurer be and she hereby is authorized to select and empower various paying agents from time to time to destroy evidences of paid municipal obligations which have been duly canceled, such destruction and cancellation to be carried out pursuant to the applicable regulations of the Office of the State Comptroller.

 

            Seconded by McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

BOARD AUTHORIZED THE CLERK/TREASURER TO SELECT AND EMPOWER PAYING AGENTS TO DESTROY PAID MUNICIPAL OBLIGATIONS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

            RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk-Treasurer be and she hereby is authorized to select and empower various paying agents from time to time to destroy evidences of paid municipal obligations which have been duly canceled, such destruction and cancellation to be carried out pursuant to the applicable regulations of the Office of the State Comptroller.

 

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

                                                            - 8 -                                         December 2, 2008

 

BOARD TO ISSUE ADVANCE APPROVAL OF CLAIMS FOR CERTAIN RECURRING CHARGES.

                                                      

            Trustee Catalano offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

            WHEREAS, Section 5-524(6) of the Village Law provides the Board of Trustees may, by resolution, authorize payment in advance of audit of claims for certain recurring charges such as public utility services, postage, freight and express charges and obligations for contracts and agreements that have been approved by the Board,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT

 

            RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees does hereby authorize payment in advance of audit of claims for certain recurring charges and empower the Clerk-Treasurer to process payment to the appropriate claimants.

 

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

BOARD GRANTED AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE ON STATE AND COUNTY CONTRACTS.                                                                                                           

             Trustee Muscarella moved that the Village Board authorize the Village of Kenmore to purchase on State and County contracts for the remainder of fiscal year 2008-2009 and for fiscal year 2009-2010, through December 7, 2009.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE DESIGNATION OF THE KEN-TON BEE AND TONAWANDA NEWS/KEN-TON RECORD ADVERTISER AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE VILLAGE OF KENMORE

           

            Trustee Catalano moved that the Ken-Ton Bee and the Tonawanda News/Ken-Ton Record Advertiser be designated as official newspapers for the Village of Kenmore.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 9 -                                         December 2, 2008

 

 

 

BOARD GRANTED APPROVAL FOR VILLAGE OFFICIALS TO ATTEND OFFICIAL MEETINGS OF VARIOUS ASSOCIATIONS, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND SCHOOLS

            Trustee Muscarella moved that village officials be authorized to attend various official meetings in Erie County Village Officials Association, Municipal Administrative Officers Association of Erie County, Association of Erie County Governments, Niagara Frontier Building Inspectors Association, Erie County Association of Town Superintendents

of Highway, NYS Conference of Mayors and NYS Government Finance Officer meetings, conferences, seminars and schools during the remainder of Fiscal Year 2008-2009 and for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 through December 7, 2009, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee McCarthy and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

BOARD CONDUCTED A HEARING PERTAINING TO LOCAL LAW # 5 OF 2008 ENTITLED “COLD WAR VETERAN’S EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE TAX LAW”.

 

            The Clerk advised that this was the time and place to conduct a hearing pertaining to Local Law #5 of 2008 entitled “Cold War Veteran’s Exemptions Under the Tax Law”. 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to open a hearing pertaining  

Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

Clerk/Treasurer Kathleen P. Johnson read the Legal Notice, which summarized the Local Law.

            The Mayor asked if anyone had questions or comments.  There were none.

                                                            - 10 -                                       December 2, 2008

Trustee McCarthy moved to close the hearing.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

BOARD APPROVED LOCAL LAW #5 OF 2008 ENTITLED “COLD WAR VETERAN’S EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE TAX LAW”.

 

Trustee Muscarella moved to approve Local Law #5 of 2008 entitled “Cold War Veteran’s Exemptions Under the Tax Law”, a copy of which is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

Seconded by Trustee McCarthy.

A Roll Call Vote was taken as follows:

            Trustee Muscarella                   Voting              Aye

            Trustee McCarthy                     Voting              Aye

            Trustee Catalano                     Voting              Aye

 

 

 

BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF MARK BELIS AS A MEMBER FOR THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to approve the appointment of Mark Belis of 91 Palmer Avenue as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire June 1, 2010.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

                                                            - 11 -                                       December 2, 2008

 

ABSTRACT OF AUDITED VOUCHERS.

 

            Trustee Muscarella offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized to sign the Abstract of Audited Vouchers dated December 2, 2008, in the amount of $834,229.79; General Fund $826,929.08; Community Development $255.00; Water Fund $3,865.20; Sewer Fund $3,180.51 and to direct the Treasurer to pay each of the listed claimants in the amount appearing opposite his/her name.

Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

           

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS

 

Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

 

As no one wished to speak the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be December 16, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               November 4, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                            Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                                      Trustee

           

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS ONE PERSONNEL MATTER.

                                   

Trustee McCarthy moved to go into Executive Session to discuss one personnel matter.

            Seconded by Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to end the Executive Session.

 

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS

 

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               November 4, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                           Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                    Trustee

                    Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                Trustee

                    Hon. Paul Catalano                                         Trustee

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Mang. Mayor Mang introduced Boy Scout Troop #504 and Joey led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

BOARD APPROVED SPECIFICATIONS AND CALL FOR LEGAL NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS ON NOVEMBER 14, 2008 PERTAINING TO A 77 FOOT QUINT FIRE TRUCK.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to approve specification and call for Legal Notice calling for bids on November 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Village Clerk’s Office. 

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWN OF TONAWANDA AND THE VILLAGE OF KENMORE PERTAINING TO DISTRICT NO. 2 AND DISTRICT NO. 3 FIRE PROTECTION.

 

            Trustee McCarthy approved an Agreement between the Town of Tonawanda and the Village of Kenmore pertaining to District No. 2 and District No. 3 Fire Inspection.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

 

                                                            - 2 -                                         November 4, 2008

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO POLICE LIEUTENANT CHARLES GRAMAGLIA TO ATTEND A SEMINAR.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to Police Lieutenant Charles Gramaglia to attend a seminar entitled “Financial Exploitation of the Elderly” on November 17, 2008 at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

ABSTRACT OF AUDITED VOUCHERS.

 

            Trustee Bestine offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized to sign the Abstract of Audited Vouchers dated November 4, 2008, in the amount of $589,485.25; General Fund $463,169.54; Water Fund $94,378.97; Sewer Fund $31,936.74 and to direct the Treasurer to pay each of the listed claimants in the amount appearing opposite his/her name.

Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 3 -                                         November 4, 2008

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS                                         

 

Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

 

As no one wished to speak the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be November 18, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               November 18, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

                    Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                            Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                                     Trustee

           

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS TWO PERSONNEL AND ONE LEGAL MATTER.

                                   

Trustee Catalano moved to go into Executive Session to discuss two personnel and one legal matter.

            Seconded by Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to end the Executive Session.

 

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS

 

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               November 18, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                           Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                    Trustee

                    Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                Trustee

                    Hon. Paul Catalano                                         Trustee

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Mang. Mayor Mang led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Before the start of the meeting Mayor Mang presented a Proclamation to Katie Burd of Knowlton Avenue for her work and volunteerism with the Farmer’s Market.  Mayor Mang commented that he knows first-hand, that it’s a tough job to volunteer for, especially since it all comes down to the weather.

 

 

BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO UNPAID VILLAGE TAXES FOR 2007-2008.

 

            Trustee Bestine move to approve a Resolution authorizing the Clerk/Treasurer to forward a list of unpaid Village Taxes for 2007-2008 to the County of Erie in the amount of $302,057.09 to the County of Erie for collection.  A copy of this list is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 2 -                                         November 18, 2008

 

BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD LYONS TO THE EXAMINING BOARD OF PLUMBERS.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to approve the appointment of Richard Lyons of 310 Willowbend Road, Tonawanda, New York 14150 to the Examining Board of Plumbers, with a term to expire December 2011.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD A. BINNER AND AARON S. RIDER AS NEW ACTIVE MEMBERS FOR THE KENMORE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.                                                                                   

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the appointment of Richard A. Binner of 2825 Elmwood Avenue, Apt. 3 and Aaron S. Rider of 22 Pullman Avenue as new active members of the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO POLICE OFFICERS JOANNE KANE, DOUGLAS RICH AND FREDRICK VACCARO TO ATTEND A TRAINING PERTAINING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.                                     

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to approve and grant permission to Police Officers JoAnne Kane, Douglas Rich and Fredrick Vaccaro to attend a training pertaining to Domestic Violence on December 2, 2008 in Cheektowaga, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

                                                            - 3 -                                         November 18, 2008

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO POLICE OFFICER ALAN FELL TO ATTEND A SEMINAR ENTITLED “THE THREAT OF TERRORISM IS NOT GONE”.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to Police Officer Alan Fell to attend a seminar entitled “The Threat of Terrorism is Not Gone” on December 2-3, 2008 in Niagara Falls, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO POLICE OFFICER JOANNE KANE TO ATTEND A SEMINAR ENTITLED “ADVANCED GROUP CRISIS INTERVENTION”.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to approve and grant permission to Police Officer JoAnne Kane to attend a seminar entitled “Advanced Group Crisis Intervention” on December 12-13, 2008 in Cheektowaga, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED A NEW FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to approve a new fee schedule for the Building Department, effective January 1, 2009.  A copy of which is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

                                                            - 4 -                                         November 18, 2008

BOARD APPROVED THE PUBLICATION OF A LEGAL NOTICE CALLING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING PERTAINING TO LOCAL LAW # 5 OF 2008 ENTITLED “COLD WAR VETERAN’S EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE TAX LAW”.

 

            Trustee Bestine moved to approve the publication of a Legal Notice calling for a public hearing pertaining to Local Law # 5 of 2008 entitled “Cold War Veteran’s Exemptions Under the Tax Law” on December 2, 2008.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED TO AWARD THE BID TO EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT SERVICES FOR A 77’ QUINT FIRE TRUCK.

 

            Board approved and awarded the bid to Emergency Equipment Services of 9000 Boston State Road, Boston New York for a 77” Quint Fire Truck for the Kenmore Fire Department for a bid price of $483,926.00.

            Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

ABSTRACT OF AUDITED VOUCHERS.

 

            Trustee Bestine offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized to sign the Abstract of Audited Vouchers dated November 18, 2008, in the amount of $266,369.82; General Fund $135,178.67; Water Fund $38,412.93; Sewer Fund $92,028.22; Capital Fund $75.00 and to direct the Treasurer to pay each of the listed claimants in the amount appearing opposite his/her name.

Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

                                                            - 5 -                                         November 18, 2008

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS

 

Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

 

As no one wished to speak the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be December 2, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               October 21, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                                       Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                            Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                                Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                            Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                                     Trustee

           

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS TWO FINANCIAL, TWO LITIGATION AND TWO PERSONNEL MATTERS.

                                   

Trustee Muscarella moved to go into Executive Session to discuss two financial, two litigation and two personnel matters.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to end the Executive Session.

 

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote of all members present.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATION PROCEEDINGS

 

Board of Trustees                                                                                 Municipal Building

Village of Kenmore                                                                               October 21, 2008

 

PRESENT:       Hon. Patrick Mang                                           Mayor

Hon. Salvatore Muscarella                                Trustee

Hon. Katherine Bestine                                    Trustee

Hon. R. Timothy McCarthy                                Trustee

Hon. Paul Catalano                                          Trustee

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Mang. Mayor Mang led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

BOARD APPROVED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR ELECTED AND APPOINTED VILLAGE OFFICIALS.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve Workers’ Compensation benefits for elected and benefits for elected and appointed Village Officials.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED KATHLEEN MILBRAND AS A PERMANENT FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER FOR THE CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approved Kathleen M. Milbrand of 2 Emerson Drive, Amherst, New York as a permanent full-time bookkeeper for the Clerk’s office, effective October 23, 2008 at a salary of $28,000.00 per year.

            Seconded by Trustee Catalano and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED THE CANCELLATION OF A SIGN BOND FOR KENMORE LANES.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the cancellation of a Sign Bond for Kenmore Lanes, located at 1671 Kenmore Avenue.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

                                                            - 2 -                                         October 21, 2008

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO BUILDING INSPECTOR, CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, PLUMBING INSPECTORS, ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSPECTOR TO ATTEND THE NIAGARA FRONTIER BUILDING OFFICIALS ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve and grant permission to Building Inspector Douglas Randall, Code Enforcement Officers Richard Maisano, Robert Moreland, Jr., Kenneth Butkowski, Dale Clear, Plumbing Inspectors William Ippolito and Joseph Aquino, Electrical Inspector Loreto Colaiacovo and Community Development Inspector Michael Berns to attend the Niagara Frontier Building Officials Annual Conference on January 29-31, 2009 at the Millennium Airport Hotel, with expenses.                      

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE DAVID ROOT TO ATTEND WATER TREATMENT RULE TRAINING.

 

            Trustee Catalano moved to approve and grant permission to department of Public Works employee David Root to attend Water Treatment Rule training on October 29, 2008 in Canandaigua, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

 

 

                                                            - 3 -                                         October 21, 2008

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF PETER BREITNAUER TO ATTEND A COMPUTER CRIME INVESTIGATION COURSES.

 

            Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to Assistant Police Chief Peter Breitnauer to attend Computer Crime Investigation Courses at Medaille College, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO VILLAGE ATTORNEY DANIEL NOVAK TO ATTEND BUILDING CODES SEMINAR.

 

            Trustee McCarthy moved to approve and grant permission to Village Attorney Daniel Novak to attend a Building Codes seminar on November 16, 2008 at the Buffalo Conference Center, with expenses.

            Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

ABSTRACT OF AUDITED VOUCHERS.

 

            Trustee Bestine offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 

RESOLVED, that the Mayor be and he hereby is authorized to sign the Abstract of Audited Vouchers dated October 21, 2008, in the amount of $229,797.89; General Fund $139,766.75; Water Fund $3,590.61; Sewer Fund $86,440.53 and to direct the Treasurer to pay each of the listed claimants in the amount appearing opposite his/her name.

Seconded by Trustee Muscarella and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.

 

 

 

                                                            - 4 -                                         October 21, 2008

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS

 

Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

 

As no one wished to speak the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be November 4, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

 

 

                                                                                                Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.

                                                                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

 

                                                                                   

 

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