A motion was made by Trustee Arrasmith and seconded by Trustee Catron to approve the minutes of the November 3, 2014, regular meeting. The motion passed with all ayes on a roll call vote.
PRESIDENT WHITE'S COMMENTS
President White told the Board that the copier had broken down and can no longer be fixed because the parts are not available for the 14-year-old machine. Clerk Moore presented a proposal from GFI Digital, Inc., with different options and different machines. Discussion followed with the consensus of the Board that the copier purchased should have all functions so that it could take the place of the printer and the fax machines. More proposals/bids will be solicited plus the option of leasing instead of buying. A decision will be made at the January Board meeting.
ATTORNEY HENDREN'S COMMENTS:
Attorney Hendren presented the 2014 Tax Levy Ordinance for approval. Trustee Arrasmith moved that Ordinance #2014-8, The Village of Sidney 2014-2015 Annual Tax Levy Ordinance, for $64,650.00, as presented by Attorney Hendren be adopted. Trustee Finn seconded the motion; the motion passed with all ayes on a roll call vote.
EARL BENNETT'S REPORT
Supervisor Bennett reported that the snow plows and spreaders are ready and salt has been purchased.
The financial reports were passed out. After reading them, Trustee Finn moved that the bills be paid with the addition of bills to Kevin Sanderson Tree Service ($825), Miller and Hendren ($330), Locis ($492.08), and Sprint ($123.71). Trustee McCloud seconded the motion. The motion carried with all ayes on a roll call vote.
STREETS AND ALLEY
Nothing to report
2,656,653 gallons of water were pumped in November with a daily average of 88,548 gallons.
$31,726.28 was received in November with $10,040.62 in sewer planning money. 111 penalty bills were sent.
No building permits for November
PARKS AND RECREATION
Trustee Cokley was absent.
Trustee Arrasmith reported that ESDA is still working on the siren and that they were meeting on Wednesday, December 3. After much discussion of whether the siren was needed, whether money should be spent to take it out or to activate it, and how much the Village was willing to spend on it, Trustee Arrasmith moved that the Village require that ESDA either gets the pole down or at least have the crane scheduled by the January 5, 2015, Village Board meeting and the complete project completed by April 1, 2015. If this is done, the Village will pay half the bill up to $3000. Trustee McCloud seconded the motion; the motion carried with all ayes on a roll call vote.
There was some question on the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village and the Fire Department/ESDA. Clerk Moore will let Supervisor know if she finds a current one.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
President White asked the Public Property Committee, Trustees McCloud and Arrasmith, for a report on the Community Building and the feasibility of moving the Clerk's office into the vacated library part. Trustees McCloud and Arrasmith were surprised by the poor condition of the space. Discussion followed on the options available, refurbish the building or build new. The Public Property Committee will get some proposals from some contractors and will give a report at the January meeting.
President White then asked if the Board wanted to go into closed session for the year-end compensations for employees. After looking at last year's decision, the Board decided that was not necessary. Trustee Arrasmith moved that full-time employees Supervisor of Operations and Village Clerk, be paid $150 for year-end compensation and part-time employees, Maintenance Helper, Deputy Clerk, Custodian, Treasurer, and summer help, be paid $75. Trustee Roberts seconded the motion; motion carried with all ayes on a roll call vote.
Trustee Catron moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Trustee McCloud seconded the motion. Motion carried.