Village of
Frankfort
Minutes

March 15, 2012: Regular Board Meeting

Body:
 

                                              

   March 15,                                 2012

                           

                        Regular Meeting

                                                                                                                Frank Moracco                       

Francis J. Spatol, Anthony Fumarola and Richard Adams, Jr.

Absent:  John Spina

The meeting was called to order at 6:30p.m. following Roll Call and the Pledge of Allegiance.

         

In Attendance: Chief Ron Petrie, Ron Vivacqua, Butch Staffo, Mark Harris, Susan Chellino and Mark Valent.

OPEN FORUM:

  • Mr. Mark Valent is appearing to express his interest in purchasing two Village owned parcels of land located on Industrial Drive.

MINUTES:

Motion by Rick Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept the February 16, 2012 Regular Board and Public Hearing Meeting Minutes.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept minutes passes. 

VOUCHERS:

General:           $ 95,030.45

Water:             $ 24,712.18

Sewer:             $   1,421.98

Total:              $121,164.61

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept Vouchers totaling $121,164.61                        

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept Vouchers passes. 

P&L VOUCHERS:

Total:               $172,426.44

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Rick Adams, Jr. to accept the P&L Vouchers.                            

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept P&L Vouchers passes. 

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 2 of  7

March 15, 2012

TREASURER: Doreen Fiorentino

Motion by Richard Adams, Jr. seconded by Francis Spatol to approve payroll

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve payroll passes.

Motion by Richard Adams, Jr. seconded by Francis Spatol to approve Resolution #22 opening an account for Justice George Luther.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve Resolution #22 passes.

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Francis Spatol to approve Resolution #23 establishing the standard work day for elected and appointed officials for NYS Retirement System reporting.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve Resolution #23 passes.

JUSTICE REPORT: Christopher Giruzzi

February Report:

            VTL: 64 closed cases              $4,480.00

            Penal: 16 closed cases             $955.00

            ABC: 0                                    $0.00

            Civil: 2 closed cases                $30.00

            Small Claims: 0 closed cases   $0.00

Parking: 30 closed cases:        $450.00

            Village Code/Ordinance:        $0.00

             VO   AM: 0                            $0.00

            Suspension Fees: 7                  $490.00

Econ: 0                                    $0.00

            Bail Poundage: 0                     $0.00

            Public Health:  0                     $0.00

            Civil Compromise: 1               $252.50

            Total: 113                                $6,657.50

Motion by Richard Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept the Justice Report.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept Justice Report passes. 

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 3 of  7

March 15, 2012

                                                                                Resolution #24

The Village of Frankfort Board of Trustees requests that George J. Luther II be temporarily assigned as judge in the Village of Frankfort until such time as the newly elected justice (from the June election) fulfills the training requirements to sit on the bench.

Motion by Rick Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola approving Resolution # 24 approving Justice George Luther as Temporary assigned Justice for the Village of Frankfort Court.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve Resolution # 24 passes. 

VILLAGE CLERK:  Karlee Tamburro

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept checks totaling $4,241.31               

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept checks passes.  

CODES INSPECTOR: Butch Staffo

Report for the period from February 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012

Total of 19 codes calls handled.

•·         6 complaints handled with immediate success

•·         0 Complaints where called back at least two times and could not reach the people who called.

•·         9 general codes questions answered for residents

•·         1 Complaint still being worked on.

•·         1 Letters sent dealing with codes

•·         2 Inspections made

•·         0 Building permits issued

•·         0 Certificates of Occupancy issued

•·         0 Demo permits issued

•·         0 Waivers on building permits

Attended 1 Board meeting.

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Richard Adams, Jr. to accept the Code Enforcer's Report.               

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept report passes.  

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 4 of  7

March 15, 2012

POLICE: Chief Ron Petrie

Case Management:

Attached is information regarding incidents handled by the police department for the month of February 2012.  There were 110 cases handled, 107 of which are closed and 3 remain open and under investigation.  There were thirteen (13) persons arrested during the month.  There were 17 parking citations issued and 50 vehicle and traffic tickets issued.

Department News:

The police department has entering into an agreement with the Herkimer County Domestic Violence Program, funding by Catholic Charities.  A victim advocate will be coming to the police station on a weekly basis to perform some follow-up on any reported domestic calls the police respond to.  The police department also recently received training from the Domestic Violence Program keeping up to date on statutes and services available through their program.  These services are all completed at no cost to the police department or village. 

Personnel

**Executive Session**

Part-time Officer Kirk Hisert has resigned from the department.  Kirk was in the first group of officers I hired when I started and has been valuable to the department while he was here.  I ask that his resignation be accepted with regret, and if Kirk has interest to return to our department at a later time I would recommend he be hired back.

With the resignation of Officer Hisert, and the possibility of additional officers leaving due to full time job offers I have conducted interviews.  I request approval to hire the following officers:

Anthony Testa, a Frankfort resident and active member of the fire department.  Anthony will need to be trained, however has agreed to attend an academy on his own time and at his own expense.

Christopher Rooke, a Frankfort resident who is currently employed at the Village of St. Johnsville and is fully trained, having graduated the Otsego County Academy earlier this year.

Training

The Phase 2 Academy that ended on February 1st, 2012 received approval from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and all of the attendees for the class recently received their certification as Police Officers.  If there is a need this fall, I would like to run another Phase 2 academy to generate revenue for the village.

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept Police Chief's report.                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept report passes. 

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 5 of  7

March 15, 2012

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to go into Executive Session discuss to discuss the proposed, pending, or current litigation and the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation at 7:15 p.m.                                 

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to go into Executive Session passes. 

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Rick Adams, Jr. to go into Regular Session at 7:30 p.m.                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to go into Regular Session passes. 

Motion by Richard Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept resignation letter of part-time Officer Kirk Hisert effective immediately with regret.                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to accept resignation passes. 

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Richard Adams, Jr. to approve hiring Anthony Testa as a Part Time Officer effective March 19, 2012                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  

No

Abstain X

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

3

0

1

1

Result: Motion to approve hiring passes. 

*Mayor Moracco abstained from voting citing that he is related to Mr. Testa.

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Richard Adams, Jr. to approve hiring Christopher Rooke as a Part Time Officer effective March 19, 2012                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve hiring passes. 

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 6 of  7

March 15, 2012

BUDGET OFFICER: Starr Mizerak

VILLAGE GENERAL FUND

TRANSFER S OF APPROPRIATIONS F/Y 2011-12

TO: ACCOUNTS IN RED                                        FROM: ACCOUNTS IN BLACK

CODE                     DESCRIPTION                AMOUNT    CODE      DESCRIPTION        AMOUNT

A-1210.4  Mayor Contractual   2,500.00

A-1420.4  Law, Contractual      3,000.00

A-1620.2  Bldg, Contractual     3,500.00

A-1620.4  Bldg, Contractual     2,000.00

A-5110.411  Salt                       6,168.54       A-1930.4   Judgements & Claims  17,168.54          

Motion by Richard Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola to approve Budget Transfers of Appropriations of General Fund totaling $17,168.54                                    

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent X 

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent   

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve budget transfers passes. 

SUPERINTENDENT: Ron Vivacqua

Motion by Rick Adams, Jr. seconded by Anthony Fumarola approving Resolution # 25 declaring Village parcel #112.74-1-66.1 no longer needed for municipal purpose and may be sold for fair and adequate consideration.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve Resolution # 25 passes. 

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Richard Adams, Jr. to approve the sale of parcel #112.74-1-66.1 to Mark Valent.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes   X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to approve sale passes.  

The Village has contracted to have the land clear cut.  An outside party is clearing and the village is being reimbursed for the wood.

A letter has been received from Charles Durse inquiring about the possible purchase of parcel # 112.4-2-7.1. Consisting of 3.8 acres of village land that borders his own.  Village clerk will contact Mr. Durse asking him to submit an offer. 

A workshop is being held on Monday, March 19th at 6:00pm to review the proposed budget.

Regular Meeting                                                                                             Page 7 of  7

March 15, 2012

Motion by Rick Adams, Jr. seconded by Francis Spatol to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.                                  

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Vote Totals

4

0

0

1

Result: Motion to adjourn passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Karlee M. Tamburro

Village Clerk