VILLAGE OF HOBART BOARD MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 20, 2020
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Aaron Kaufman at 6:30 p.m. Those present were Mayor Kaufman, Trustees Jim Quarino and Amy Reinshagen, Clerk-Treasurer Kellee Estus, Superintendent of DPW Lucas McMullen, Chief Operator of Waste Water Richi Horne and Cody Hager. A motion to approve the minutes of the November 2019 meeting was made by Trustee Quarino with a second from Trustee Reinshagen with all in favor, carried. The Treasurer’s Reports were reviewed by the Board. A motion to approve the November 2019 report with the following changes was made by Trustee Reinshagen, with a second from Trustee Quarino, with all in favor, carried. In the General Fund, transfer $191.26 from 1990 to 1320.4; transfer $687.42 from 4540.2 to 3410.4. In the Water Fund, transfer $80.00 from 8340.4-9 to 9060.1. In the Sewer Fund, transfer $1769.41 from 8130.4-4 to 8130.4-11. A motion to approve the December 2019 report with the following changes was made by Trustee Reinshagen, with a second from Trustee Quarino, with all in favor, carried. In the General Fund, transfer $21.00 from 3410.4-9 to 3410.4; transfer $39.40 from 4540.4-7 to 4540.4. In the NYC Fund, transfer $450.00 from 8130.2-3 to 8130.2-7; transfer $221.64 from 8130.4-1 to 8130.4-11; transfer $16.31 from 8130.4-4 to 8130.4-28.
Superintendent of DPW Lucas McMullen reported to the Board that the crew have been busy plowing and sanding and washing the trucks and equipment. He stated there were two water main breaks that have been found and repaired. McMullen stated the crew will be sanding and painting the water plant as Department of Health wants it done.
Chief Operator of Waste Water Richi Horne reported to the Board that an electrician had been to the plant working for what is part of the boiler project. She stated microfilter CIPs had been done and Phoenix Lab notified her that they will be charging a fee for small orders effective immediately. It will be a flat rate of $50 but Horne says is still cheaper and easier to use than other labs. She also stated a drive was replaced at the water plant by an electrician.
In old business, Mayor Kaufman stated that he and Clerk Estus met with Lamont Engineering on Thursday to go over the details of the grant/loan totaling $705,800. This includes a new well, upgrade to the plant and a new computer system. $423,480 of that is grant and the rest is a zero percent loan. Regarding the police officer, there is nothing new to report but there was discussion of a need for one as a house was broken in to over the holidays in the Village.
Mayor Kaufman continued the meeting with new business. In regard to the HAC rental, Andrew Van Buren will begin renting the old Pumpkin school room March 1st for $450/month. Mayor Kaufman asked the Board how they would feel about renting the two downstairs rooms to Darlene Kelley for a dog grooming business at $650 a month for both rooms. The Board agreed to accept this amount. Ms. Kelley would like to begin renting April 1st. Discussion followed regarding other ways to receive revenue for the Activity Center including a possible fitness equipment room with memberships to that room. Mayor Kaufman stated that the employee policy and procedure book needs to be updated and training programs do as well including sexual harassment training. The Village’s current Comprehensive Plan also needs to be updated as it is over 15 years old.
Mayor Kaufman opened the floor to community participation. There was none. A motion to pass Resolution No. 1 of 2020, SEQR Lead Agency Resolution was made by Trustee Reinshagen with a second from Trustee Quarino, with all in favor, carried. A motion to approve the following bills on Abstract No. 8 was made by Trustee Reinshagen, with a second from Trustee Quarino with all in favor, carried.
General Fund Voucher No. 207-246 $24,087.53
Water Fund Voucher No. 130-151 $38,736.34
Sewer Fund Voucher No. 150-174 $ 6,995.05
NYC Fund Voucher No. 172-197 $ 8,515.33
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m. was made by Trustee Reinshagen with a second from Trustee Quarino. Meeting adjourned.
Kellee J. Estus