Mayor Husk opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Village Hall where COVID-19 safety protocols were in place. Trustee Warters was not in attendance.
The minutes of the November 2, 2020 Regular Meeting were approved as well as Abstract 6B, vouchers 517-557 for $215,232.36.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation notified the Board it had renewed the SPDES Program (State Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit that the Village had applied for. The SPDES program is designed to eliminate the pollution of New York waters and to maintain the highest quality of water possible.
Trustee Luke announced she had spoken with Pat Nicoletta from MRB Engineering Group regarding SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office). This concerns the Terminal Wall Project on the Canal. According to Pat Nicoletta, there are no adverse impacts so no further action is required and he will forward this information to the NYS Canal Authority.
Trustee Nolan submitted the monthly operating reports for the Water, Distribution and Wastewater systems. Minor maintenance was performed, otherwise, all systems functioning normally. These reports are available upon request from the Village Clerk’s Office.
Mayor Husk reported on behalf of Trustee Warters that the Fire Trucks are having pump tests and NYS inspections completed.
The Board received a ‘Thank you” note from the American Legion. The Honor Guard took advantage of the new crosswalks for a Veteran’s funeral and sent a photo with the note. Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Ike also expressed his thanks for the new crosswalks and relayed the appreciation from parents.
There is still some dispute with NYSEG regarding two utility poles that are still awaiting new LED fixtures. NYSEG will be sending a representative to investigate the issue.
Mayor Husk sent correspondence to Governor Cuomo inquiring about a possible postponement further into 2021 of Executive Order #203, which is the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.
The 2021 Medical and Dental premiums were shared with the Board. The information is available upon request from the Village Clerk’s Office.
It was resolved to declare the Ford Crown Victoria currently used by Code Enforcement as surplus as soon as the new Police vehicle arrives and is put into service.
A motion was passed to approve the resignation of David Oakley from the position of 14-4 Chief. He will remain an interior firefighter.
A resolution was passed to approve the transfer of title from the Village of Palmyra to the Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority for the sliver of land located behind the Village Fire Department. The sale price was $75,000.00 and will help contribute to the successful completion of the new Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Project. The Board entered into Executive Session at 6:59 PM to discuss personnel issues.
By Caroline Grasso