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Kenmore, NY 14217
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EXECUTIVE SESSION


Board of Trustees                            Municipal Building
Village of Kenmore                            August 4, 2009

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, ONE LITIGATION AND THREE FINANCIAL MATTERS.


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

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

    Trustee McCarthy moved to end the Executive Session.

    Seconded by Trustee Bestine 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                            August 4, 2009


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 A RESOLUTION ISSUING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION.


    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve a resolution issuing a Negatave Declaration with respect to an evaluation conducted under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) pertaining to the rezoning of 9 West Hazeltine Avenue and 14 Tremaine Avenue, a fence placement modification, and the proposed project presented by Iskalo Development Corporation.  A copy of this resolution is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

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

A Roll Call vote was taken as follows:

    Trustee Muscarella        Voting         Aye
    Trustee Bestine            Voting        Aye
    Trustee McCarthy        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Catalano        Voting        Aye



BOARD APPROVED LOCAL LAW #3, 2009 ENTITLED “AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING MAP OF KENMORE, NEW YORK”.

    Trustee Bestine moved to approve Local Law #3, 2009 which would rezone property commonly known as 9 West Hazeltine Avenue and 14 Tremaine Avenue from Residential use to General Business Use.  A public hearing took place on July 27, 2009 as called for in a Legal Notice.

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

A Roll Call vote was taken as follows:
    
    Trustee Muscarella        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Bestine            Voting        Aye
    Trustee McCarthy        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Catalano        Voting        Aye



BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION AMENDING A FENCE PLACEMENT CONDITION

    Trustee Muscarella moved for approval of a resolution amending a fence placement condition pertaining to properties located at 19 West Hazeltine and 17 West Hazeltine.  A copy of this resolution is attached for record purposes.

    Seconded by Trustee Bestine and adopted by a full vote in the affirmative.  A Roll Call vote was taken as follows:

    Trustee Muscarella        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Bestine            Voting        Aye
    Trustee McCarthy        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Catalano        Voting        Aye



BOARD CONDUCTED A HEARING PERTAINING TO THE PROPOSED INCREASE TO WATER AND SEWER RATES.


    The Clerk advised that this was the time and the place called for in the legal notice for a hearing on the proposed increase of the water and sewer rates.

    Trustee Muscarella moved to open the hearing.

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

    The Mayor stated that the reason for the increase is primarily due to the increased costs to water treatment from the Town of Tonawanda.  The Village costs for the treatment of sewer water has risen 67% in the last four years.  Mayor Mang asked if any one else wished to be heard.  As no one wished to be heard, Trustee McCarthy moved to close the hearing.

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



BOARD APPROVED INCREASES IN WATER AND SEWER RATES.


Trustee Bestine moved to approve the following water and sewer rates:  
Water (Residential/Business)
Minimum (< 8K gallons)                $23.00
Gallons/1000 over minimum    `        $  2.69
Surcharge/quarter                $10.00

Sewer (Residential/Business/Industrial)
Gallons/1000                    $  2.48
Surcharge/quarter        `        $17.00

Industrial (Water)
Gallons/1000                    $  2.59

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


A Roll Call vote was taken as follows:
    Trustee Muscarella        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Bestine            Voting        Aye
    Trustee McCarthy        Voting        Aye
    Trustee Catalano        Voting        Aye



BOARD AWARDED A BID FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE KENMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT ROOF.

    Trustee McCarthy moved to approve and award a bid for the replacement of the Kenmore Police Department roof to Sahlems Roofing and Siding, Inc. the lowest qualified bidder at $75,165.00.

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



BOARD APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF LEANNE M. REUMAN AS A PART-TIME PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER FOR THE KENMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT.


    Trustee Catalano moved to approve the appointment of Leanne M. Reuman of 28 Barton Court in the Town of Tonawanda, to the position of Part Time Public Safety Dispatcher for the Kenmore Police Department, at the pay rate of $12.68 per hour, effective August 5, 2009.

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



BOARD APPROVED THE ISSUANCE OF A MASTER PLUMBERS LICENSE TO AARON BEYER.


    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve the issuance of a Master Plumber’s License to Aaron Beyer of 10 Wyandotte, Depew New York 14043.

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



BOARD APPROVED THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWN OF TONAWANDA AND THE VILLAGE OF KENMORE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009.


    Trustee McCarthy moved to approve an agreement between the Town of Tonawanda and the Village of Kenmore pertaining to the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program and authorized the Mayor to sign.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO LIEUTENANT SHEILA KIRSCH AND POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL WELLS TO ATTEND A SEMINAR.


    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to Lieutenant Sheila Kirsch and Police Officer Michael Wells to attend a two-day seminar entitled “Police Mental Health In-Service Curriculum”, November 18-19, 2009, in Batavia, with Expenses.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL WELLS TO ATTEND A TRAINING PROGRAM.


    Trustee Catalano moved to approve and grant permission to Police Officer Michael Wells to attend the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control Fire/Arson Investigation Training Program, September 21 – October 2, 2009 in Montour Falls, with Expenses.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO THE RESIDENTS OF EAST HAZELTINE AVENUE TO HOLD A BLOCK PARTY.

    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to the residents of East Hazeltine Avenue, between Delaware Avenue and Myron Avenue, to hold their annual Block Party on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the request of Marijane and George Cotroneo.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO THE RESIDENTS OF ARGONNE DRIVE TO HOLD A BLOCK PARTY.


    Trustee Bestine moved to approve and grant permission to the residents of Argonne Drive between Colvin Boulevard and Rowley Avenue, to change their annual Block Party from Saturday, August 15, 2009 to August 8, 2009, at the request of Gary J. Lachut.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO THE RESIDENTS OF COLUMBIA BOULEVARD TO HOLD A BLOCK PARTY.

    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve and grant permission to the residents of Columbia Boulevard, to hold their annual Block Party on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the request of Anne M. Denman.

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



BOARD APPROVED AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO THE RESIDENTS OF ARGONNE DRIVE TO HOLD A BLOCK PARTY.


    Trustee Bestine moved to approve and grant permission to the residents of Argonne Drive, between Myron Avenue and Delaware Road, to hold their annual Block Party on Friday, August 28, 2009, with a rain date of Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the request of Lisa Noonan.

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



BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CLOSURE OF THE KENMORE POST OFFICE.

    Trustee Muscarella moved to approve a resolution supporting the Kenmore Post Office and opposing its closure. A copy of this resolution is appended to these minutes for record purposes.

    Seconded by Trustee McCarthy 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 August 4, 2009, in the amount of $947,399.43; General Fund $613,205.79; Community Development $218,734.20; Water Fund $70,676.64; Sewer Fund $44,782.80 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.



INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT/QUESTIONS


    Mayor Mang asked if any one wished to be heard.

    As no one wished to be heard the meeting was adjourned.


    The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be August 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.





Kathleen P. Johnson, Esq.
Village Clerk/Treasurer

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