Village of Mexico Board Minutes August 2020

AUGUST 5, 2020



Mayor Grimshaw, Trustees: Emery, Harter, Hotchkiss and Linerode, John Power, William Hamacher (departed 7:00 pm), Ben Forbes, Craig Maxfield, Shawn Edwards, Amanda Magro, Bonnie LoForte, Nancy Weber, Chuck DeGone (arrived 7:02 pm) and Attorney Mowry (arrived 6:17 pm)

Mayor Grimshaw called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Mayor Grimshaw stated that the public hearing that was scheduled for August 5, 2020 has been postponed.

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 1, 2020 were approved on motion of Trustee Harter, seconded by Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, Trustee Emery Abstain. The Minutes of the Emergency Meeting on July 29, 2020 were approved on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, Trustee Linerode Abstain.

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

General Fund Abstract:
2B: $37,309.40
3A: $24,629.29

Water Fund Abstract:        
2B: $19,377.54
3A: $5,580.38            

Sewer Fund Abstract:  
2B: $43,830.35
3A: $4,496.08

WWTP Upgrade Project:       
3A: $127,658.17                    

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

Trustee Harter addressed the Board about having a meeting with the Cemetery Board members to update the rules and regulations required by NYS law.

The following Resolution was passed on motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye:


   NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye,

   BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

   The Village of Mexico board of trustees appoints Amanda Magro to represent the Village of Mexico in regards to the Development of the Town of Mexico’s Comprehensive plan.

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the results are as followed:


   On motion of Trustee Harter, seconded Trustee Linerode the Public Hearing for proposed Local Law #2 of 2020 is to be rescheduled for the September 2, 2020 Village Board meeting at 6:00 pm, Village Hall, 3236 Main Street.  

On motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the board agreed to purchase the property located at 3255 Main Street according to the following purchase offer and resolution:

The following resolution was passed on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Linerode, all aye:


On motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Linerode, all aye, the following resolution was passed at the August 5, 2020 Village Board meeting:

Resolved: That the Village Clerk-Treasurer is hereby authorized to solicit bids borrowing in the amount of $160,000.00, from all banks having an office for doing business in the County of Oswego.

Therefore, it is further resolved that the Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to accept the lowest bid received and to determine the term, form and content of the borrowing of $160,000.00, deemed required for construction and engineering fees for said project to replace the existing water line which crosses Little Salmon River on the south side of Main Street.

William Hamacher presented the board with a Rental Permit Application for review and to update to suit village issues and establish a fee.

Ben Forbes/Fire Chief asked the board in regards to the grant money they have received for the water project if hydrants were going to be replaced.  He also asked for flow testing of the hydrants and if they could be identified by their flow. John Power stated that hydrants were going to be replaced when the project gets started and stated he will forward the information he has in regards to the testing of the hydrants and they will work to identified rated flow of each hydrant.

Nancy Weber clarified the resolution for the Town of Mexico’s comprehensive plan in regards to the needing the village information included.

Chuck DeGone gave a brief discussion into Hydro-Electric power using the Little Salmon River Damn.  The Mayor and John Power informed him of the situation we are in right now as the Damn has failed and we are waiting for the report from the DEC.  Mr. DeGone wanted to know if he could continue to research this option.  Mayor Grimshaw stated that they were open to any and all suggestions as long as approved by the DEC.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm on motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Traci Wallace
Village Clerk