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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on July 18, 2012 at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Leedy, Trustees Ezrati, Bruno and Griffith, Attorney Christine Chale and PANDA film representative Fred Cartier.
Public: Various members of the attached sign in list.
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Clerk’s Report: No report.
On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the meeting was opened to public comments for agenda items only. The Mayor asked if there were any public comments for agenda items only. Public comment and questions centered on the summer recreation program. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the regular meeting resumed.
Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the June 20, 2012 Regular Board Meeting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Ezrati. After a brief discussion, the minutes were approved, all in favor.
Trustee Bruno announced Sub Night will be held on July 20 from 5pm to 8pm. Proceeds will be used for upcoming village events. Dragon Weekend which includes dragon tracking is an upcoming event. July 28 is Village Wide Yard Sale Day and the American Legion Beef Barbeque from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Trustee Ezrati stated that the Street Painting Festival is on and will be held on September 29.
Mayor Cranna presented the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 2, July 18, 2012 in the amount of $71,691.18. On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the Treasurer’s Report was approved, all in favor. Mayor Cranna asked for a motion to pay the current Village bills. Deputy Mayor Leedy moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Ezrati seconded the motion, all in favor.
Trustee Ezrati reviewed the Planning/Zoning Report stating there were 6 building permits for a total of $200.
Mayor Cranna announced two appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Tim Lynch and Sam Merritt are the new members. Alternative members are still needed for the ZBA and Planning Boards.
Trustee Bruno spoke about Sub Night, the Summer Rec/Neighborhood Program, upcoming library events, Yard Sale Day and a barbeque at the American Legion.
Trustee Ezrati spoke about the Zoning Review Committee. Former Mayor Cordier chairs the committee whose members include Trustee Ezrati, Martin Clarke, Mark Bennett and Jennifer Harris. Consultants for the committee include John Clark, Michele Greig and Attorney Victoria Polidoro.
Trustee Ezrati reports:
- Draft copy of local law 2-2012 completed
- Existing law is dated
- Ongoing process
- There is money in the budget now
- Moved with deliberate speed
- Two months or more of procedural matters including coastal applications and LWRP
- Moratorium in place for six months – will have to wait for new law if it’s passed.
Mayor Cranna thanked Deputy Clerk Roff for changing the type of stationary the village uses and savings of $150 with each order. He also thanked Trustee Griffith for securing the announcement board that had been vandalized in Village Hall.
The next Regular Meeting will take place August 15, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. The workshop will be held at 6:00pm before the meeting. There will be a workshop held August 8, 2012 at Village Hall at 6:00pm.
Deputy Mayor Leedy:
- Water Report
o Water Main Breaks on Broadway, Woods Road and in front of village hall
o A previous leak a year or so ago affected the Woodmarc Well and lost 50,000 gallons per day
- Spoke with the Fire Chief
o Answering calls to Bard College and Red Hook during the day
- Bi-Centennial Events
o Event at Montgomery Place had 2500 attendees with animals, music and kids
o Hardscrabble Day is September 22 and is closing day of bi-centennial – there will be a parade
o Barn dance is sold out
- Street Painting will be September 29
o Facebook site
o Funded entirely by the Dutchess County Arts Council, sponsors and donations
- Sub Night is July 20 at the firehouse
- Village wide Yard Sale Day is July 28
o Library book sale and Legion Beef Barbeque also
- Memorial Park
o Bid packages for general construction and pavement work were opened for the CDBG Memorial Park Improvement Project
o A Special Board Meeting will be held on July 24 at 6:00pm in the Mayor’s Office to award the bids.
- Court Report $2010
- Waterfront Committee
o Private donation was received for a tunnel feasibility study
o Engineering firms are being reviewed
Public Comments centered on repairs throughout the village including the Stony Creek Bridge, sidewalks, tree planting, manhole covers and the steps at village hall and the proposed extension of terms.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy and seconded by Trustee Griffith, the meeting was adjourned at 8:13 pm.
Village Clerk &Treasurer