Village of Mexico March 2, 2022 Board Minutes

MARCH 2, 2022
REGULAR MEETING – 6:00 PM

Present: Mayor Grimshaw, Trustees: Emery, Hotchkiss, Linerode and Harter, John Power, McKenzie Lehman-BCA, Mike Alteri-BCA, Erin Becker-BCA, Matt McCurvin-BCA, Jeremy Belfield and Attorney Seiter

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

The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 2, 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 Linerode, all aye:

General Fund Abstract:
9B: $23,985.76
10A: $14,677.44

Water Fund Abstract:
9B: $37,001.09
10A: $3,388.79

Sewer Fund Abstract:
9B: $20,811.62
10A: $1,067.59

Reports were given by Mayor Grimshaw on behalf of William Hamacher Zoning/Code Enforcement officer and John Power/Village Administrator

Trustee Hotchkiss stated that the committee working on updating the zoning in regards to farm animals within the village will have their suggestions for the April village board meeting.

BCA gave an update on the water project and where things stand at this point in regards to the water project they also answered all questions from the village board and the public.

The Village Board filed and verified the Final Assessment Roll on motion of Trustee Hotchkiss, seconded Trustee Linerode, all aye.

The Village Clerk provided a copy of the tentative budget to the Village Board.

On motion of Trustee Linerode, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye, the Public Hearing on the proposed 2022-2023 Village Budget will be held on April 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Village Hall, 3236 Main Street, Mexico NY

On motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Hotchkiss, all aye, the Board excepted Butler Disposal Systems bid of $217,460.00 for a two- year period of trash and recyclable pickup which also includes the purchase of trash cans for village property owners.


The Village board passed the following resolutions in regard to the I&I study:

Authorization for Representative to Execute Grant Agreement

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

RESOLVED that the Village of Mexico Mayor is authorized to execute a Grant Agreement with the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and any and all other contracts, documents and instruments necessary to bring about the Project and to fulfill the Village of Mexico’s obligations under the Engineering Planning Grant Agreement.

Dated: MARCH 2, 2022

Introduced By: TRUSTEE HARTER

Seconded By: TRUSTEE HOTCHKISS

Voting Aye: MAYOR GRIMSHAW, TRUSTEES: HARTER, HOTCHKISS, LINERODE AND EMERY

Voting Nay: N/A

Abstained:

Absent: N/A

Authorization and Appropriation of Local Match (20% Local Match)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

RESOLVED that the Village of Mexico authorizes and appropriates a minimum of 20% local match as required by the Engineering Planning Grant Program for the Village of Mexico I&I Study. Under the Engineering Planning Grant Program, this local match must be at least 20% of the Engineering Planning Grant award of $30,000.00. The maximum local match shall not exceed $6,000.00 based on a total estimated maximum project cost of $36,000. The Mayor may increase this local match through the use of in-kind services without further approval from the Village of Mexico.

Dated: MARCH 2, 2022

Introduced By: TRUSTEE HOTCHKISS

Seconded By: TRUSTEE LINERODE

Voting Aye: MAYOR GRIMSHAW, TRUSTEES: HOTCHKISS, LINERODE, HARTER AND EMERY

Voting Nay: N/A

Abstained: N/A

Absent: N/A

SEQR Type II Determination

Whereas, 6 NYCRR Section 617.5 (Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations) under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) provides that certain actions identified in subdivision (c) of that section are not subject to environmental review under the Environmental Conservation Law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

RESOLVED that the Village of Mexico hereby determines that the proposed engineering report for the Village of Mexico I&I Study is a Type II action in accordance with 6 NYCRR Section 617.5(c) subparagraphs (24) and (27) which constitutes the “(24) information collection including basic data collection and research, water quality and pollution studies, traffic counts, engineering studies, surveys, subsurface investigations and soils studies that do not commit the agency to undertake, fund or approve any Type I or Unlisted action;” and “(27) conducting concurrent environmental, engineering, economic, feasibility and other studies and preliminary planning and budgetary processes necessary to the formulation of a proposal for action, provided those activities do not commit the agency to commence, engage in or approve such action;” and is therefore not subject to review under 6 NYCRR Part 617.

Dated: MARCH 2, 2022

Introduced By: TRUSTEE HOTCHKISS

Seconded By: TRUSTEE LINERODE

Voting Aye: MAYOR GRIMSHAW, TRUSTEES: HOTCHKISS, LINERODE, HARTER AND EMERY

Voting Nay: N/A

Abstained: N/A

Absent: N/A

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm on motion of Trustee Emery, seconded Trustee Harter, all aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Traci Wallace
Village Clerk