Akron Village Board Minutes 10/21

October 21, 2019
A REGULAR MEETING of the Akron Village Board was held on this date at 7:03 p.m.
Present: Mayor Carl E. Patterson; Trustees E. Peter Forrestel, Michael R. Middaugh, Brian T. Perry and Darrin L. Folger; Attorney Andrew Borden, Treasurer Tammy Kelley, Clerk Jayne DeTine and Public Works Manager Jon Cummings.
The Mayor led us in the pledge to the flag.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Forrestel and seconded by Folger that the Minutes of the
Regular Meeting of October 7, 2019 be and hereby are approved by the Village Board.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION, duly moved by Perry seconded by Middaugh that the audit of the bills is
approved, and the Treasurer authorized to pay same in accordance with the following abstract of
audit vouchers:
General Fund $ 28,381.37
Electric Fund $ 117,482.29
Water Fund $ 5,914.76
Sewer Fund $ 4,718.83
Capital Projects $ 6,441.84

ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Forrestel that the following
building permits be and hereby are approved with the application and approval of the Code Enforcement Officer:

H. Bruce Frank 143 Skyline Dr Roof $ 100.00
Elizabeth Palizay 16 Hoag Avenue Shed $ 80.00
Mark Conschafter 6485 Hake Road Modular Home $ 3,035.00
John Donnelly 9 Bloomingdale Ave Driveway $ 100.00
CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
APPEARANCE – The Family of Irene Cummings came before the Village Board to
accept her 102nd Birthday Proclamation naming October 22, 2019 as Irene Cummings Day.
PUBLIC HEARING – was held regarding the Cable Contract with Spectrum Northeast
LLC, locally known as Charter Communications. The Clerk read the Public Notice and asked Attorney Borden if he would like to speak. Attorney Borden stated that we have been past our contract with the various Cable providers for some time now and began the time-consuming job to negotiate an updated contract which would provide customers the best service and lowest rates available, without any additional new tariffs from the Village maintaining the low cost. After negotiations the final contract was presented to the Board for approval. The Clerk asked if anyone else wished to speak, hearing none, the Public Hearing was closed.

RESOLUTION duly moved by Forrestel and seconded by Perry to close the Public
Hearing regarding the Cable Contract with Spectrum Northeast LLC, locally known as Charter
Communications at 7:20 pm be and hereby approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Folger authorizing the Mayor
to sign the seven-year contract with Spectrum Northeast LLC, locally known as Charter
Communications be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
PUBLIC COMMENT – none
PROJECT REPORTS –
Village Hall ADA Front Entrance Project – Attorney Borden stated that Brian Stamm
from the Stamm Law Firm is continuing to work with the Insurance Companies on behalf of the Village regarding the water damage caused by the construction of the Village Hall Front Entrance.
Main Street Milling and Paving Project – Public Works Manager Jon Cummings reported
that the paving was completed and is hoping to complete the striping before the snow falls. Will provide help to the Clerk for submittal of paperwork for grant reimbursement.
MONTHLY REPORTS –
Departments –
TREASURER – reported: attended the Finance Committee Meeting on October 10,
2019. Submitted all reports. Mentioned that the municipalities in Erie and Nassau Counties
may not receive their AIM funding (Village $24,943.00) this year due to both Counties having a
Control Board that is not authorized to release AIM monies to municipalities. The Treasurer
learned at a training class that the PSC will be omitting the above and below transmission lines
from the Electric Systems Value when considering Pilot figures.
Elected Officials –

TRUSTEES – COORDINATORS
Trustee Perry – reported: Fall Fest was a success, 20 teams competed in the corn hole
contest. Receiving many ideas for next year’s event. Thanked all that help with the event.

Trustee Middaugh – reported: received two Substitute School Crossing Guard
resignation letters and requested an ad be put in the Akron Bugle to replace those Crossing Guards. Would like to speak with Akron Central School to see if they may be able to provide hours to the Crossing Guards in other capacities to make the position more favorable; reported that the Town of Newstead reached out to meet with Fire Committee regarding the Town contract with Akron Fire Company, meeting dates to follow.
Mayor Patterson – reported: HR Committee has a meeting on November 7, 2019 at 3
pm., Draft handbook update, need to review growing difference in Police revenue vs budgeted
revenue. Thanked the DPW, Akron Fire Company, Rotary, Lions Club and the Chamber of
Commerce for the help with the Fall Fest.
Trustee Forrestel – noticed in Planning Board minutes that the Tree Policy is being
updated, he would be happy to work with the Planning Board on that project.
Trustee Folger – reported: Nothing New

OLD BUSINESS

Clinton Street/Eckerson Avenue/ 43 East Avenue Village Land – nothing new
Cable Contract – Held Public Hearing earlier this evening.
Corrective Action Plan – Still working with Sheri and Beth from Mind Squad.
Comprehensive Plan Committee – Nothing new

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Perry to allow Treasurer Tammy
Kelley to attend the New York Government Finance Officers’ Association (NYGFOA) Western
Holiday Seminar 2019 on December 5, 2019 from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Buffalo Club,
Buffalo, NY at a cost of $55.00 be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

Authorize the Village Board to approve payment to Bridgewell Resources in the amount
of $11,648.00 for the budgeted purchase of Electric Poles be and hereby is approved.
Electric Committee tabled the Resolution until further review but would like it added to
the next Village Board meeting scheduled for November 4, 2019.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Perry to authorize the Village
Clerk to forward remaining balances of unpaid taxes as of October 31, 2019 to Erie County beand hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION duly moved by Forrestel and seconded by Middaugh to approve the
Official Trick-or-Treating hours in the Village of Akron Thursday October 31, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with the Amherst Control Center/Akron Fire Company sounding the fire siren to start and end Trick-or-Treating activities be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
CORRESPONDENCE –
Planning Board Meeting Minutes from September 16, 2019.
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes from September 17, 2019.
Water/Wastewater Committee Meeting Minutes from October 7, 2019.
Letter from Charter Communications notifying of upcoming changes.
Resignation Letter from Substitute Crossing Guard Paul R. D’Addario as of October 11,
2019.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Folger to accept the
resignation of Substitute Crossing Guard Paul R. D’Addario as of October 11, 2019 be and
hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
Resignation Letter from Substitute Crossing Guard Joel Gregorio as of October 17, 2019
be and hereby is approved.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Perry to accept the resignation of
Substitute Crossing Guard Joel Gregorio as of October 17, 2019 be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
NYCOM Advocacy Update of October 17, 2019 regarding the AIM funding.
Letter from Senator Patrick Gallivan regarding the AIM funding for municipalities within Erie County.
Email from NYS Comptroller, Thomas Dinapoli, regarding the AIM funding.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None
RESOLUTION duly moved by Perry and seconded by Middaugh to go into an executive
session regarding personnel matters at 7:40 pm be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Perry to come out of the
executive session regarding personnel matters at 8:12 pm be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
On motion of Forrestel and seconded by Middaugh at 8:13 p.m. this meeting was
ADJOURNED.