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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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