Board Agenda for 1/9/18

  VILLAGE OF HOMER  
  INCORPORATED 1835  

 

   VILLAGE CLERK’S OFFICE

31 North Main Street

HOMER, NY  13077

COUNTY OF CORTLAND

STATE OF NEW YORK

THE “HOMEVILLE” OF DAVID HARUM

PHONE   607-749-3322

FAX     607-749-2o42

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING AGENDA

 

Tuesday January 9, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

 

                                                       

  1. Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees called to order by Mayor Hal McCabe. 

 

  1. Meet and Greet Your County Legislator:

 

    1. Kelly L. Fairchild Preston LD 10
    2. Linda Jones LD 9

 

  1. Approve Minutes –    December 13, 2017

 

  1. Treasurer’s report:

 

    1. Financial Status of operating funds, Newton Water Works and General, revenues and expenditures.

 

    1. Authorize payment of bills

 

  • F & G Funds – Vouchers 232-258 – $30,322.47
  • A Fund – Vouchers 768-827 – $255,031.62

 

  1. Report of Offices and filing of written reports: Codes, DPW, Fire Department, Police, Recreation, Water & Sewer.

 

  1. Privilege of the Floor

     

  1. Old Business

 

  1. New Business

 

    1. Approval of Refund of a Cemetery Lot Sale and Maintenance Fee for Judy Booth.
    2. Approval of a Banner to Celebrate Access to Independence’s 20th Anniversary with dates to be July 23rd to July 30th of this year.
    3. Preliminary Budget Discussion – Adoption to occur at Special Board Session scheduled for Thursday, 1/25/18 at 6 pm.

 

  1. Attorney

 

  1. Comments by Board Members

 

  1. Executive Session

 

  1. Adjournment

WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF TO REPAIR WATER MAIN

Wednesday, December 27th water will be shut off:

on Clinton Street from the train track to Hudson Street &

on Hudson Street from Clinton Street to 281

WATER MAIN BREAK

There is a water main break near Homer Intermediate School. Water at the school and parts of Clinton Street will be shut off until it can be fixed.

Board Meeting 11/9/2017

   VILLAGE CLERK’S  OFFICE

31 North Main Street

HOMER, NY  13077

COUNTY OF CORTLAND

STATE OF NEW YORK

THE “HOMEVILLE” OF DAVID HARUM

PHONE   607-749-3322

FAX     607-749-2o42

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING AGENDA

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

 

PUBLIC HEARING #1:                Compost Site Law. A LOCAL LAW AMENDING HOMER CODE Section 131: Garbage, Rubbish, Refuse and Recyclables OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE of HOMER in CORTLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK.

This will be Local Law N. 2 of 2017.

 

PUBLIC HEARING #2:                Small Cities CDBG Microenterprise Program (MAP). Pursuant to CFR 24 570.486, the Village is required to hold a public hearing during the grant administrative period of each grant to provide details with respect to Programs and Program’s progress, solicit comments with respect to funded activities and program administration, and answer questions with respect to the Programs or grant activities.

                                                       

       1. Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees called to order by Mayor Hal McCabe.  Pledge of Allegiance to follow.

       2. Approve Minutes

            October 11, 2017

       3. Treasurer’s report:

A. Financial Status of operating funds-Newton Water Works revenues and expenditures, General revenues and expenditures.

B. Authorize payment of bills

                   – F & G Funds – Vouchers

                   – A Fund – Vouchers

          4. Report of Offices and filing of written reports:  Cemetery, Codes, Dogs, DPW, Fire Inspector, Fire Department, Police, Recreation, Water & Sewer.

          5. Village Historian’s Yearly Report

          6. Privilege of the Floor

           7. Old Business

                 A. Rob San Drive (20 Minute Open Discussion)

            8. New Business

                  A. Wayne and Janice Bacon Agreement

B. Pursuant to Village Code Article 1 Collection Regulations §131-2, the Board wishes to promulgate fines and penalties for errant refuse along Village thoroughfares. Said fines and penalties will be:

a. $50.00 – First Offense

b. $100.00 – Second Offense

c. $250.00 – Any Additional Offense

C. Schedule and notice a public hearing regarding the passage of a local law adopting a Community Choice Aggregation Program at the December Board meeting.

D. Authorize the Village Historian to act on behalf of the Village in registering Glenwood Cemetery for the State and National Register of Historic Places.

             9. Attorney

             10. Comments by Board Members

             11. Executive Session

             12. Adjournment

WE HAVE ARRIVED!

Anyone who has ever moved knows that there are always hiccups… Our move is no different. 🙂

We are now at 31 North Main Street, but our phones are not. We understand that this is an issue and we apologize for all of the inconveniences associated with it. We are hoping that the powers that be (the phone company) will clear up this problem ASAP. In the meantime, come in and see us at the office.

PARDON OUR DUST…

So, we have moved… well, sort of 🙂

We do have some of our Village staff in the offices at Town Hal; but due to connectivity problems (our computers don’t work there yet) , all business will still take place at 53 South Main. We are hoping that the issue will be resolved by the end of next week. Thank you for you patience as we iron out the kinks!

WE ARE MOVING!

Starting Monday, October 2nd, you can find the Village of Homer Office back at the Town Hall, located at 31 North Main Street.

Homer Police Traffic Advisory

Media Releases 

Traffic Advisory

 

 

Street Repairs – Beginning tomorrow at 6am, September 26, 2017, Albany Street from South Main Street to the village line (Lighthouse Hill Road / Locust Avenue intersection) will be closed for repairs until Friday, September 29, 2017. Emergency Traffic only will be allowed through. Please plan ahead and use an alternate route.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM NEWTON WATER WORKS

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Newton Water Works has postponed updating the Village of Homer with new water meters. All appointments that have already been made through Saks Metering have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause.

 

Road Construction

Hooker Crossing will be closed as of September 27th, for railroad repair

Grinding and paving begins Monday, September 25th… this will affect  all of Albany Street, part of James Street, and part of Durkee

Albany Street will be closed from September 26 – 29, please find an alternate route… open to emergency vehicles only

2017 NY State Comptroller Audit Results

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to assess controls over purchasing and credit cards for the period March 1, 2015 through April 13, 2017.

Background

The Village of Homer is located in the Town of Homer in Cortland County. The Village, which has a population of approximately 3,300, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. Budgeted appropriations for the 2017-18 fiscal year total approximately $3.9 million.

Key Findings

  • Board members and certain department heads told us that they were unaware of the requirement that purchases be approved by the Mayor and a Trustee, or by two Trustees, prior to the purchases being made.
  • The Board did not adopt a policy regarding the use of Village credit cards.

Key Recommendations

  • Distribute the procurement policy to all department heads and applicable staff to ensure they are aware of its requirements.
  • Adopt a credit card policy to establish controls and guidelines over the use of credit cards.

The full document can be found here:

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/villages/2017/homer.htm

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 7, 2017

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

1. Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees called to order by Mayor Hal McCabe. Pledge of Allegiance to follow.

2. Approve Minutes
     August 9, 2017

3. Treasurer’s report:
• Financial Status of operating funds-Newton Water Works revenues and expenditures, General revenues and expenditures.

• Authorize payment of bills

4. Report of Offices and filing of written reports: Cemetery, Codes, Dogs, DPW, Fire Inspector, Fire Department, Police, Recreation, Water & Sewer.

5. Privilege of the Floor

6. Old Business

A. Town Hall/Village Move-In Update
B. Code issues
C. 23 South Main aka the pit

7. New Business

A. Plan First Contract for New Village Computers and Upgrades
B. School Resource Officer Agreement Approval
C. Clarification to Policy, Animal Removal (Village/Property Owner Responsibility)
D. Farmers Market

8. Attorney

9. Comments by Board Members

10. Executive Session

11. Adjournment

MEGA CCA Residential Electricity Program

The Village of Homer is working with MEGA to explore a new program called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). You and your neighbors increase your individual buying power through a group purchase of electricity.

As a participant in MEGA’s CCA you may:
-save money on your electric bill
-avoid sudden spikes in the price of your electricity
-stop energy telemarketers and door-to- door sales
-get access to renewable ‘green’ energy

Even after our community joins MEGA’s CCA you have the choice to opt-out and stay with the utility for electric supply.  There are also opportunities for customers to opt-in to the CCA Program.  While we do not know the exact price for electricity through the CCA, we will know the price before we  must decide if we will continue our participation in the CCA Program.

How does CCA work? Take a look at ‘MEGA’s CCA 101’ or review the FAQs.

To learn more please visit megacca.org and join us at a public education session at the Community Building: Wednesday, September 27 th 6-7:30pm. Feel free to bring your electric bill.

Questions can be directed to MEGA’s CCA team at megaCCAteam@energynext.com or 518.533.5399.

If you have questions specific to the Village of Homer you should contact Mayor Hal McCabe, the CCA Liaison, at mayormccabe@gmail.com or 607.749.3322.

MEGA, is a not-for- profit local development corporation who serves 35 counties and 240 other municipalities, school districts and small businesses across New York State.