Village of Mexico Nov 2021 Board Minutes

NOVEMBER 3, 2021
REGULAR MEETING – 6:00 PM

Present: Mayor Grimshaw, Trustees: Emery, Hotchkiss, Harter and Linerode, John Power, William Hamacher, Lorraine Burrows, Donald Myers (departed 6:30pm) and Attorney Seiter

Mayor Grimshaw called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 6, 2021 were approved on motion of Trustee Emery, seconded by Trustee Harter, all aye.

The following claims were approved for payment on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss seconded by Trustee Harter, all aye:

General Fund Abstract:
5C: $29,099.90
6A: $2,690.19
6B: $51,453.84

Water Fund Abstract:
5C: $7,778.43
6A: $3,722.04
6B: $9,825.38

Sewer Fund Abstract:
5C: $25,209.32
6A: $14,821.59
6B: $2,087.98

WWTP Upgrade Project Abstract:
6A: $0.00
6B: $67,437.88

Reports were given by William Hamacher Zoning/Code Enforcement officer and John Power/Village Administrator.

Trustee Hotchkiss stated that he has put together a spreadsheet of the village sidewalks and himself and Trustee Linerode are going to be walking the sidewalks and rating them. This information will be beneficial for applying for funding.

On motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Linerode, all aye, the board approved the transfer of the Unpaid 2021 Village Taxes to Oswego County to be re-levied to the 2022 Town/County taxes.

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Linerode, all aye, the approved to designate offices open for election on Tuesday March 15, 2022 (2-Trustees Linerode & Hotchkiss)

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the following resolution was passed:


WHEREAS, the offices of Village Clerk/Treasurer and Deputy Clerk may be filled by a person or persons who are not residents of the Village; provided, however, that any person is and remains a resident of the County of Oswego during the time such person holds any such office.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, this resolution shall take effect after passage

MAYOR GRIMSHAW AYE
TRUSTEE HARTER AYE
TRUSTEE EMERY AYE
TRUSTEE LINERODE AYE
TRUSTEE HOTCHKISS AYE

The Resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.

On motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the following resolution was passed:

WHEREAS, The Open Meetings Law gives the public the right to attend board meetings and to listen to Village Board deliberations, the public does not have the right to speak at village board meetings except as provided by rules created and adopted by the village board

WHEREAS, the village board has the right to promulgate rules of procedure for the orderly conduct of its meetings and for the proper management of the business and affairs of the village

Citizens will state their name and address

Citizens may make comments up to a maximum of five (5) minutes

Comments shall be restricted to the business of the village

Citizens are expected to act in a professional manner at all times

No profanity or violent behavior is allowed at any time

No political, personal, or social issues will be allowed or addressed by the board

In order to speak, citizens must be recognized by the mayor and address the comments to the village board

No comments/questions may be addressed to individual board members or to department heads

No citizens should yell comments from the audience; and
The mayor will make the final determination whether or not an issue will be allowed

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, this resolution shall take effect after passage

MAYOR GRIMSHAW AYE
TRUSTEE HARTER AYE
TRUSTEE EMERY AYE
TRUSTEE LINERODE AYE
TRUSTEE HOTCHKISS AYE

The Resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.

On motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the board will hold a public hearing on proposed Local Law #4 of 2021 entitled “rescinding Local Law #2 of 2021, a local law adopted pursuant to Cannabis Law Section 131 opting out of licensing and establishing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Village of Mexico” on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Village Hall.

On motion Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the board will hold a public hearing on proposed Local Law #5 of 2021 entitled “a local law adopted pursuant to Cannabis Law Section 131 opting out of licensing and establishing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Village of Mexico” subject to permissive referendum immediately following public hearing on proposed local law #4 of 2021.

On motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the board approved the resolution for the BAN renewal of the Little Salmon water main emergency repair.

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF MEXICO AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $124,299.70 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SERIAL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO FINANCE THE REPLACEMENT OF A WATER LINE AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST OF $124,299.70, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH SUM FOR SUCH PURPOSE, LEVY OF TAX IN ANNUAL INSTALLMENTS IN PAYMENT THEREOF, AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION HEREWITH.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Village Board of the Village of Mexico, Oswego County, New York (the “Village”) (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all of the members of the Board) as follows:

SECTION 1.  The specific purpose (hereinafter referred to as “purpose”) to be financed pursuant to this resolution is for the replacement of the Village water line crossing from the east side of Little Salmon River to the West side thereof.  The estimated maximum cost of said purpose is $124,299.70.

SECTION 2.  The Village Board plans to finance the total cost of said purpose by the issuance of serial bonds in an amount not to exceed $124,299.70 of said Village, hereby authorized to be issued therefore pursuant to the Local Finance Law.

SECTION 3.  It is hereby determined that said purpose is an object or purpose described in subdivision 32 of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, and that the period of probable usefulness of said purpose is forty years.

SECTION 4.  It is hereby determined that the proposed maturity of the obligations authorized by this resolution will not be in excess of five years.

SECTION 5.  Current funds are not required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds authorized by this resolution will not be in excess of five years.

SECTION 6.  The faith and credit of said Village are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said Village a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.


SECTION 7.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this resolution and the Local Finance Law, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 30.00, 50.00 and 56.00 to 63.00, inclusive, of said Law, the power to authorize bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of the serial bonds authorized by this resolution and the renewals of said notes and the power to prescribe the terms, form and content of said serial bonds, and said bond anticipation notes, and the power to sell and deliver said serial bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such bonds, is hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town.  The Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to sign any serial bonds issued pursuant to this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of said serial bonds, and the Village Clerk is hereby authorized to affix the corporate seal of said Village to any of said serial bonds or any bond anticipation notes and to attest such seal.

SECTION 8. The Village Mayor is further authorized to take such actions and execute such documents as may be necessary to ensure the continued status of the interest on the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, is excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and to designate the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as “qualified tax-exempt obligations” in accordance with Section 265(b)(3) of the Code.

SECTION 9.  The Village has determined that the financing of the replacement of the Village water line crossing from the east side of Little Salmon River to the West side thereof, is a Type II action which will not have a significant effect on the environment and, therefore, no other determination or procedures under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) is required.

SECTION 10. The validity of said serial bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said serial bonds may be contested only if:

SECTION 10.  The validity of said serial bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said serial bonds may be contested only if:

            (1)        Such obligations are authorized for any object or purpose for which said Village is not authorized to expend money, or

            (2)        The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, or a summary hereof, are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication, or

            (3)        Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York.

SECTION 11.  The Village Mayor is hereby authorized and directed, within ten (10) days of the adoption of this resolution, to publish this resolution, or a summary thereof, together with a notice in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law, in the Oswego County News, a newspaper having a general circulation in said Village and hereby designated as the official newspaper of said Village for such publication, and to be posted on the sign board of the Village, a notice which shall set forth a copy of this resolution.

SECTION 12.  This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.

            The Board adopting this resolution as follows:

ROLL CALL

Terry Grimshaw, Mayor, Aye
James Hotchkiss, Trustee Aye
James Emery, Trustee Aye
Robert Harter, Trustee Aye
Susan Linerode, Trustee Aye


Donald Myers presented the Village Board, Village Clerk and Village attorney with a letter and pictures of issues that he has within the village. Mayor Grimshaw said they would look at these issues and respond back.

The meeting adjourned at 7:18 pm on motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Traci Wallace
Village Clerk