VILLAGE OF HOBART BOARD MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 16, 2021
The August Board meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Deputy Mayor Gordy Key. Those present were Deputy Mayor Key, Trustees Amy Reinshagen and Jim Quarino, Clerk-Treasurer Kellee Estus, Joe Andreno, Kristina Zill, Mary VanValkenburg, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Don Cooperman. Deputy Mayor Key read a report from Superintendent McMullen is his absence. The crew has been mowing and have painted a majority of the fire hydrants. They have fixed and patched potholes and dug a trench at the sewer plant. Trustee Quarino asked that Superintendent McMullen look at the bricks on the Activity Center as the are beginning to crumble and gap. Deputy Mayor Key read a report from Don Thomases of the Hobart Business Alliance in his absence. A letter regarding Don Bishop’s deteriorating properties and the hazards they may cause was given to the Board and copies are to be given to Tom Little and John Hubbard. A letter from the Delaware County Sheriff’s office and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce were both reviewed regarding cannabis sales. The Chamber’s was in favor of cannabis sales and the Sheriff’s office was not. The Board agreed that a discussion needs to begin on this subject.
Kristina Zill gave an update on the Community Solar Campaign stating there are 2 different applications for the solar sign up and discount. She would also like to begin a clean heating and cooling campaign. Joe Andreno gave his concerns to the Board about the zoning and planning boards and how the Village is beginning to encounter unique situations regarding opening of businesses in residential zones. The Board agreed to have a meeting with the zoning and planning boards to begin to develop procedures and plans moving forward. The meeting should be before the next scheduled board meeting.
A motion to accept the June and July Treasurer’s report was made by Trustee Quarino with a second from Trustee Reinshagen, with all in favor, carried. A motion to accept the June minutes was made by Trustee Reinshagen, with a second from Trustee Quarino, with all in favor, carried. An update on the water plant upgrade was read by Trustee Reinshagen. Trustee Reinshagen stated in regard to the EMS issues, that she sees there are petitions circulating proving to the state that EMS is essential.
The Board agreed unanimously to adopt the Supplemental Bond Resolution Water System Improvements. The resolution was originally passed in May of 2020 and there was an incorrect project cost amount that needed to be changed. The Cub Scouts would like to meet at the Community Center again on a regular basis every 4th Monday evening of the month. The Board agreed to this and agreed to waive the fee for the use of the center. A potential member of the fitness center asked if her brother who is disabled could use the gym for walking while she used the fitness room. He would not be able to use the equipment. The Board agreed to this and said these situations would be handled on a case-by-case basis in the future.
Deputy Mayor Key opened the floor to community participation. Anne Elizabeth urged the Board to take action as soon as possible regarding the prospective businesses coming into the Village. Trustee Reinshagen stated she was thinking that lines needed to be painted on Cornell Avenue to prevent parking. After some discussion, it was determined to get a few more barrels.
A motion to approve the following bills on Abstract No. 3 was made by Trustee Reinshagen with a second from Trustee Quarino with all in favor, carried.
General Fund Voucher No. 56-77 $ 5,585.01
Water Fund Voucher No. 29-45 $46,619.23
Sewer Fund Voucher No. 35-53 $ 3,405.77
NYC Fund Voucher No. 39-63 $17,034.08
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 p.m. was made by Trustee Reinshagen with a second from Trustee Key with all in favor, carried. Meeting adjourned.
Kellee J Estus