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October 9, 2017

A regular meeting of the Village Board held on the above date was called to order at 6:00 p.m at the Village Hall, 1 West Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY  14432.

Presiding:                              Bill Hunter, Mayor

Board Members Present:   Melissa Kumkey, Dan Blondell, Earl Lincoln, Jeff Linsner

Board Members Absent:     None

Also Present:                        Todd Freelove, YMCA Director

Minutes:                                 The minutes of the meeting of September 11, 2017 were approved upon motion by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Blondell.   All members present voted AYE.  Carried. 

Vouchers:                              General, Water and Sewer Vouchers #304 through #382, were approved for payment by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Kumkey.  All members present voting AYE.  Carried.                                                                                                                                   

General Fund =                    $   39,264.21

Water Fund =                        $     1,877.82

Sewer Fund =                       $   16,378.42


PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR:  No persons present appeared before the Board.




YMCA – annual Turkey Trot

Letter from the YMCA regarding the annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1K.


Reviewed.  The Board has no objection to this request, providing the YMCA has proper police and fire coverage.  Trustee Kumkey will let Supervisor Lannon know that the YMCA would like to borrow cones.


Festival of Lights – street closure

Letter from the Chamber of Commerce requesting street closure for the Festival of Lights on 12/1/2017.


Reviewed.  The Board has no objection to this street closure.  Chief Upchurch and Supervisor Lannon have been provided this request.


Local Law 1  and 2 – filed with the State

(Pleasant Street No Parking and Tax Cap Override)

Letter from the Department of State that shows Local Law 1 and 2 have been filed (Pleasant Street “No Parking” and Tax Cap Override)




Planning Board meeting minutes from 9/13/2017

Copy of the Planning Board meeting minutes from the meeting held on 9/13/2017.




ZBA meeting minutes from 9/18/2017

Copy of the Zoning Board meeting minutes from the meeting held on 9/18/2017. 


Reviewed.  The ZBA denied the variance request from G.W. Lisk Company for a parking lot to the north.



Meeting of October 9, 2017 continued:


Scott Landschoot attends training

Copy of training certificates for training that Scott Landschoot , Zoning Board member, recently attended.


Reviewed.  The Board appreciates when members take the time to attend training.


NYCOM position on proposed bills

Email from NYCOM regarding a number of proposed bills and NYCOM position on them.




STREET DEPARTMENT: Trustee Kumkey reported the following:



The crew has been working on a catch basins, the park is closed and winterized for the season.  The crew did a great job with a sidewalk project on Park Street, on the east side of Gillette’s Hill.  The crew will put up the “No Parking during the winter season”

signs on Pleasant Street (east side) after Chief Upchurch lays out the locations for the signs.  The crew will try to get some more sidewalk in this year.


SEWER DEPARTMENT:   Mayor Hunter had nothing to report.


WATER DEPARTMENT: Trustee Blondell reported the following:



The last round of water meter installation letters for this year have been mailed.


The crew replaced a water valve on East Main Street.  Discussion was held on the

water line to this home.  Discussion was held and if the water line is copper it is ok for

the homeowner to repair the line.  If the water line is galvanized, it will need to be

replaced with copper, per the Village Code and per Attorney Jeff Graff.


The water line has been installed to the new home of Jeff Triplett, at 1931Pearl Street,

outside the Village limits.


The crew will be putting in permanent asphalt repairs in the streets from water work that

has been completed.


ZONING & PLANNING DEPARTMENTS:  Trustee Blondell had nothing to report.


FIRE DEPARTMENT: Trustee Linsner reported the following:


Air Packs

Trustee Linsner was recently at the fire house.  The department was working with the new air packs.  The department is pleased with the air packs.  The department is still looking to see if they can sell or give away the older air packs.  This decision will depend on the value.  The department will keep Trustee Linsner informed about this decision.


Fire Siren

Mayor Hunter is concerned about the noise from the fire siren.  Mayor Hunter doesn’t feel it is necessary to have it sounding during the night.  Mayor Hunter asked Trustee Linsner to discuss this with Fire Chief, Amanda Spence.


PARK – YOUTH DEPARTMENT:   Nothing was reported.


POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Trustee Lincoln had nothing to report.


MAYOR HUNTER REPORT:  Mayor Hunter’s report was covered thru out the meeting.


Meeting of October 9, 2017 continued:


CLERK REALS REPORT: Clerk Reals provided the Board with the justice court reports, fire department report for August and September, copies of zoning violation letters, payroll worksheets, trial balances for September, year to date revenue and expenses thru September and a spread sheet on solar power thru October 9, 2017.


Transfer of Funds

Motion was made by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Blondell that Clerk Reals be and she is hereby authorized to transfer funds between the following appropriations as follows:


From A1990.4 to A4020.4                                      $387.14

From A8560.4 to A5110.2                                      $5,000.00

From A5112.2 to A5110.2                                      $2,000.00


All members present voting AYE.  Carried.




Executive Session

Motion was made by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Blondell to enter into executive session to discuss legal correspondences in the case of Finger Lakes Railway  v Village of Clifton Springs.  No decisions were made in executive session.  Motion was made by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Blondell to exit executive session and resume the regular Board meeting.  All members present voting AYE.  Carried.



There being no further business to come before the Board, motion made by Trustee Lincoln 2nd by Trustee Kumkey to adjourn.  All members present voting AYE.  Meeting adjourned at 6:33 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,  


Lori A. Reals







1 West Main Street
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
(315) 462-5151
Fax number (315) 462-6235
Email: villcs@fltg.net