Village of Akron Minutes Nov 18

November 18, 2019

A REGULAR MEETING of the Akron Village Board was held on this date at 7:01 p.m.
Present: Mayor Carl E. Patterson; Trustees Michael R. Middaugh, Brian T. Perry and Darrin L.Folger; Attorney Andrew Borden, Treasurer Tammy Kelley, Clerk Jayne DeTine and PublicWorks Manager Jon Cummings.
The Mayor led us in the pledge to the flag.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Perry and seconded by Folger that the Minutes of the
Regular Meeting of November 4, 2019 be and hereby are approved by the Village Board.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION, duly moved by Folger 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 $ 30,220.90
Electric Fund $ 10,450.72
Water Fund $ 5,391.99
Sewer Fund $ 5,752.93
Capital Projects $ 64,288.90

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

Joan Kempisty 8 Mill Street Roof $ 100.00
Thomas Brady 3 Buell Street Remodel $ 885.00
David Stutz 72 Wesley Drive Deck $ 50.00
William Keller 14 Brodie’s Way Basement Remodel $ 100.00
Janice Sutton 121 Main Street Roof $ 50.00
Steven Leroy 40 Eckerson Avenue Remodel $ 360.00
CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
APPEARANCE – Matthew Montalbo from the Village Auditors, Drescher and Malecki
LLP, came before the Board to give the audit presentation. The presentation provided a reviewof the funds and opinion of records and found the Village to be in good condition. MayorPatterson appreciated all the support and guidance given by Matt and the Drescher and Malecki team. Mayor Patterson thanked the Finance Committee, Treasurer Kelley and the Department heads for the great audit report.
PUBLIC HEARING – None
PUBLIC COMMENT – Mark Flynn, Susan Houlihan and Mike Holland all representing
the Community Christmas – “Light Up Akron” came to request permission for the use of Russell  Park and Police Assistance for the annual parade, along with closing of Main Street from Church Street to Clinton Street from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm and to post no-parking signs on specific spots along Main Street.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Perry to authorize the use of
Russell Park for the 2019 Community Christmas – “Light up Akron” celebration on December 14, 2019 with Police escort for the Santa Parade, closing of Main Street from Church Street to Clinton Street and to post “no-parking” in specific spots along Main Street be and hereby is approved.
CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
Mr. Flynn reported that the celebration will have a different format this year delaying the tree lighting and parade until 4:30 pm. The parade will be little larger than normal and will include walking participants and floats adorned with decorative lighting. He further explained that they would love to see the Village of Akron, both residents and businesses, decorate their properties with lights and on December 14 at 4:30 pm when the Community tree is lite to also turn theirs on and continue to turn them on at 4:30 pm throughout the Holiday Season. Also, they would like to add more lights to Main Street light posts and throughout Russell Park to really “Light up Akron”. Many other activities are planned through the day and evening.
PROJECT REPORTS –
Village Hall ADA Front Entrance Project – Nothing New
Main Street Milling and Paving Project – Village Clerk will submit for reimbursement of
grant money when all supporting documentation is complete. Trustee Perry mentioned that he thanked Assemblyman Michael Norris for the grant when he recently saw him at a meeting.
MONTHLY REPORTS –
Departments –
TREASURER – reported: attended the Finance Committee Meeting on November 14,
2019. Submitted all reports.
Elected Officials –

TRUSTEES – COORDINATORS
Trustee Perry – reported: attended a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, November
15, 2019 and reviewed that the general fund is showing a larger than expected variance due partially to the lack of the State AIM funding and higher Insurance costs; thanked the Electric Crew for getting the quotes needed for the testing of the Electric Substation which were discussed at the last Cable TV and Electric Committee meeting. Will recommend the Ferguson Electric quote under New Business.

Trustee Middaugh – reported: will attend a Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Committee meeting with Akron Central Superintendent to discuss School Resource Officers and Crossing Guards on Monday November 25, 2019. That same Committee is waiting to hear from Akron Fire Company on contract issues; lastly, wanted to remind everyone that winter parking began November 1, 2019.
Mayor Patterson – reported: wanted to thank the DPW Snow Removal Team for the great
job clearing the Village streets after the recent significant snow fall; thanked Matthew Montalbo from Drescher & Malecki for coming in to review the Village’s Audit Report, he also thanked all the Department Heads, Finance Committee, Treasurer Kelley and the whole team for a great job this year; lastly thanked all involved in the Newstead Annual Food Fundraiser.
Trustee Forrestel – excused absence
Trustee Folger – reported: met with the Celebration Committee regarding New Year’s
Eve plans, the Village Board should receive the permission letter shortly; attended the meeting for the “Light up Akron” Community Christmas; informed the Board that Jordan from the Zombie’s Initiative did respond that she may be able to help with a property on Skyline Drive; recommended to increase the Refuse rate by $.25 or $14.75 per month effective January 1, 2020 resulting from the loss of the Electronic Waste grant funding.

RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Middaugh to increase the Refuse
rate by $.25 or $14.75 per month effective January 1, 2020 due to the loss of the Electronic
Waste grant funding be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

OLD BUSINESS

Clinton Street/Eckerson Avenue/ 43 East Avenue Village Land – Attorney Borden stated
that the Representatives for the proposed Farmers Market are working on their final version of the site plan and talking to organization such as the Rotary and Lion’s for quotes and funds.
Corrective Action Plan – still working with MindSquad on the IT and Cyber Policy. The
extra Security Piece will be in the budget discussion for next year.
Comprehensive Plan Committee – Nothing new
Water Plant Hunting Policy – Attorney Borden will speak with Water Plant Operator
John Asmus to review.

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Perry to authorize the Board to
approve payment to Ferguson Electric in the amount of $6,152.00 for the substation testing be
and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Perry to authorize the Village
Clerk to access NYCOM’s Election Webinars scheduled for December 10 and 12, 2019 from
10:30 am – 12:00 pm at a total cost of $60.00 be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION duly moved by Perry and seconded by Folger to approve Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator, Robert J. Lucia, to carry over 5.5 additional vacation hours to be used
by January 23, 2020 be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
CORRESPONDENCE –
Assessor’s November 2019 Report.
Letters from Charter Communications dated November 13, November 15 and November
18 notifying of upcoming broadcasting changes.
Tentative Community Christmas Schedule of Events.
Wm. Schutt Engineer Report for October 2019.
Letter from HyWynne Farms regarding drainage problem at their Buell Street Property.

PUBLIC COMMENT – None
On motion of Folger and seconded by Middaugh at 7:55 p.m. this meeting was
ADJOURNED.
Meeting was re-opened at 8:03.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Middaugh to authorize the
Village Clerk to advertise for sealed bids for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment
Facility Improvements Project Phase 1 – Rotating Biological Contactor Replacement to be
received at the Village Hall by 2:00 pm January 8, 2020 be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
On motion of Middaugh and seconded by Folger at 8:04 this meeting was again
ADJOURNED