Village of Mexico February 2022 Board Meeting

FEBRUARY 2, 2022
REGULAR MEETING – 6:00 PM

Present: Mayor Grimshaw, Trustees: Emery, Hotchkiss, and Harter, John Power, William Hamacher, Nancy Weber, Kristine Hueber, Mike Hritsko and Attorney Seiter
Absent: Trustee Linerode

Mayor Grimshaw called the Public Hearing to order on proposed Local Law #3 of 2022 entitled “to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-C.” to order at 6:00 pm. After a brief discussion the hearing was closed on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, at 6:01 pm. No public comment.

Mayor Grimshaw called the regular meeting to order at 6:01 pm.

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 5, 2022 were approved on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, 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:
8B: $10,508.82
9A: $16,197.35
Water Fund Abstract:
8B: $23,840.82
9A: $1,858.34
Sewer Fund Abstract:
8B: $32,082.66
9A: $1,433.75

WWTP Upgrade Project Abstract:
8B: $14,364.63

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

On motion of Trustee Harter, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the Board approved Local Law #3 of 2022.

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the board Filed and Verified the Tentative Assessment Roll.

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the Board approved the Town Water Service Agreement #6 with the change that was noted.

The Village Board of Trustees will be holding budget workshop meetings beginning Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:30 am in the Village Hall, 3236 Main Street, Mexico NY and continue if needed every Saturday in February.

On motion of Trustee Harter, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the board agreed to change Local Law #4 of 2021 to Local Law #1 of 2022 and Local Law #5 of 2021 to Local Law #2 of 2022 per the State.

On motion of Trustee Harter, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the following funds were transferred:


GENERAL:
From: 9089.8 HRA $30,000.00
1990.4 CONTINGENCY $500.00
To: 1420.4 LAW $10,000.00
5110.4 STREET MAINTENANCE $20,000.00
9710.6 PRINCIPAL PAYMENT $500.00

WATER:

From: 9710.6 PRINCIPAL PAYMENT $8,000.00
1990.4 CONTINGENCY $100.00
To: 9789.6 LEASE PAYMENT $8,100.00


SEWER:

From: 9710.6 PRINCIPAL PAYMENT $19,360.00
To: 8110.4 SEWER ADMINISTRATION $260.00
9710.7 INTEREST $11,000.00
9789.6 LEASE PAYMENT $8,100.00

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the board gave permission for the Village Clerk to close the WWTP Upgrade Project checking account out at Key Bank due to the project being completed.

One bid for Trash and Recyclable service was received from Butler Disposal Systems, Inc. The bid is for the period covering June 1, 2022 until May 31, 2024. The cost of collecting items is $179,760.00 or $217,460.00 if the village chooses to purchase a 96-gallon trash for village properties. The Board tabled until the March 2, 2022 regular board meeting.

Nancy Weber and Trustee Hotchkiss presented the Board with information from their meeting in regards to farm animals in the village and how it should be addressed in the Zoning Law. Mayor Grimshaw said he is waiting on some additional information from Cooperative Extension but he is pleased with the progress and suggestions they have come up with so far. They are going to continue to finalize their suggestions and present it to the Board once completed.

Mike Hritsko introduced himself to the Village Board and asked for permission to open a car dealership at 5827 Scenic Avenue, this property is in a business district but the Zoning Law is unclear whether or not a car dealership is allowed. Attorney Seiter is going to review the Law and give his recommendation on how to proceed.

The meeting adjourned at 7:02 pm on motion of Trustee Harter, seconded Trustee Emery, all aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Traci Wallace
Village Clerk