Village of
Frankfort
Minutes

April 19, 2012: Regular Meeting

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April 19,                                     2012

                           

                        Regular Meeting

                                                                                                                Frank Moracco                       

Francis J. Spatol, Anthony Fumarola

Absent:  John Spina* and Richard Adams, Jr.*  Trustees Spina and Adams were available via conference call for the budget voting.

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

         

In Attendance: Ron Vivacqua, Starr Mizerak, Susan Chellino, Sid DeRollo, Mark Harris, Fred Krone and Jeff Tew.

OPEN FORUM:

  • Mr. Jeff Tew, Property Manager of Gelston Castle Estates, is appearing to announce a Revolutionary War re-enactment that will be taking place at Gelston Castle in honor of the 235 Anniversary of the Battle of Oriskany. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Herkimer County Legislature is sponsoring a Senior Citizen Picnic and looking for donations to be used as prizes. 
  • Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce 44th Annual Membership Meeting

CONSULTANTS:

Fred Krone of GEMS appeared and updated the Board regarding projects that his organization is handling for the Village.

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Francis Spatol to approve the Marina Budget Amendment of $2,500

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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to approve budget amendment passes. 

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to approve the adoption of the Marina Expansion Project Construction Schedule.

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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to approve construction schedule passes. 

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April 19, 2012

MINUTES:

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept the April 5, 2012 Department 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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to accept minutes passes. 

VOUCHERS:

General:           $  59,881.34

Water:             $    8,986.14

Sewer:             $       908.27

Total:              $  69,775.75

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept Vouchers totaling $69,775.75                            

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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to accept Vouchers passes. 

P&L VOUCHERS:

Total:               $111,837.47

Motion by Anthony Fumarola seconded by Francis Spatol 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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to accept P&L Vouchers passes. 

VILLAGE CLERK:  Karlee Tamburro

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to accept checks totaling $42,690.60              

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 

No

Abstain

Absent X  

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to accept checks passes.  

JUSTICE COURT:

Justice Court is requesting assistance from the Village DPW with items that need to be moved so that carpet may be installed.

SUPERINTENDENT: Ron Vivacqua

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Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to approve Resolution #30 designating the MEUA Executive Committee to represent the Village of Frankfort at the semi annual conference.

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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to approve Resolution # 30 passes.  

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to approve rescinding the motion of March 15, 2012 approving the sale of parcel #112.74-1-66.1 due to an error discovered in mapping.              

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 

No

Abstain

Absent X  

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to approve rescinding passes.  

BUDGET OFFICER:  Starr Mizerak

Trustees Spina and Adams were reached via conference call to hear discussion and vote on the budget.

Mayor Moracco explained the need for a 2% tax increase was the result of the lost revenue from the lower assessment of the Union Tools properties.  The tax rate will go from $13.99 per thousand to $14.27; resulting in a .28 cent increase.  $165,189.00 will be utilized from the fund balance to balance the General Budget.

It was recommended that a spending freeze be put into effect immediately.

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to approve Resolution #31 to adopt the Budget for 2012-2013:  General: $1,618,534.00  Water: $570,965.00 Sewer: $73,058.00 with individual roll being called for general, water and sewer.  The tax rate will be $14.27 per thousand.

Mayor Frank Moracco

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Fran Spatol

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee John Spina

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent 

Trustee Anthony Fumarola

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent

Trustee Richard Adams, Jr.

Yes  X

No

Abstain

Absent  

Vote Totals

5

0

0

0

Result: Motion to approve Resolution #31 passes. 

A handout was received from the Concerned Citizen Committee and was tabled; it's to be addressed at the next department meeting.

Motion by Francis Spatol seconded by Anthony Fumarola to adjourn 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 

No

Abstain

Absent  X

Vote Totals

3

0

0

2

Result: Motion to adjourn passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Karlee M. Tamburro

Village Clerk