Village of Akron Minutes January 6, 2020

January 6, 2020
RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Forrestel to go into an
executive session regarding litigation matters at 6:55 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 Folger and seconded by Perry to come out of the
executive session regarding litigation matters at 7:08 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

A REGULAR MEETING of the Akron Village Board was held on this date at 7:09 p.m.
Present: Mayor Carl E. Patterson; Trustees E. Peter Forrestel, Michael R. Middaugh, Brian T.
Perry and Darrin L. Folger; Village Attorney Andrew Borden, Clerk Jayne DeTine, Treasurer
Tammy Kelley, Public Works Manager Jon Cummings and Code Enforcement Officer Michael
Borth.
The Mayor led us in the pledge to the flag.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Perry and seconded by Forrestel that the Minutes of the
Special Meeting of December 16, 2019 be and hereby is 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 Forrestel seconded by Folger 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 $ 21,253.34
Electric Fund $ 190,148.47
Water Fund $ 48,735.70
Sewer Fund $ 13,354.50
Capital Projects $ 25,200.00
(Sewer Plant)
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 Middaugh that the following
building permits be and hereby are approved with the application and approval of the Code
Enforcement Officer:
Robert Hastrich 177 Main Street Fence $ 50.00
Mesman B Holdings 25 Marshall Ave Driveway $ 50.00
Melissa Babiarz 15 Monroe Ave Exhaust Hood $160.00
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 that the following
Applications for a Dumpster Permit be and hereby are approved in accordance with the
application filed and payment of permit fee:
Thomas Zackey 162 Main Street Temporary $ 50.00
Maria Williams 52 Brooklyn St Temporary $ 50.00
Perry’s Ice Cream 1 Ice Cream Plaza Renewal $300.00
Michael Schmidt Knapp Road Renewal $100.00
Nickel City Outlets 32 Main Street Renewal $ 50.00
Cloisters/Meadows Westgate Ave Renewal $250.00
Allen Thomas 20 Mechanic St Renewal $ 50.00
Akron Pharmacy 58 Main St Renewal $ 50.00
Maxx Equities Ltd. 32-42 Westgate Ave Renewal $ 50.00
Candy Apple Café 81 Buell Street Renewal $ 50.00
Whiting Door 113 Cedar Street Renewal $150.00
Aakron Rule 8 Indianola Ave Renewal $150.00
Cold Spring Construction 43 Jackson St Renewal $ 50.00
Pixley’s Development 81 Buell St Renewal $ 50.00
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 that the following
Applications for a Plumbers License for the year 2020 be and hereby are approved in accordance
with the application filed and payment of the annual license fee of $75.00:
Daniel Greene Lancaster, NY Renewal $75.00
Leonard G Schie Clarence, NY Renewal $75.00
Dennis Greene Lancaster, NY Renewal $75.00
Gerald R Raduns Basom, NY Renewal $75.00
Bradley L Rehwaldt Akron, NY Renewal $75.00
William Penepent Basom, NY Renewal $75.00
Richard Petschke Alden, NY Renewal $75.00
David Muskopf Cheektowaga, NY Renewal $75.00
Sean Harris Clarence Center, NY Renewal $75.00
Michael Dollendorf Tonawanda, NY Renewal $75.00
Dan Loudenslager Clarence, NY Renewal $75.00
Timothy Harris Clarence Center, NY Renewal $75.00
Joseph M Castle Lockport, NY Renewal $75.00
Anthony Cellino Elma, NY Renewal $75.00
Charles Douglas Lett Lancaster, NY Renewal $75.00
Dean Smith Lancaster, NY Renewal $75.00
Joseph A Marchitte West Seneca, NY Renewal $75.00
David Twardowski Lancaster, NY Renewal $75.00
Joel Tucciarone Tonawanda, NY Renewal $75.00
Roy C Perry Akron, NY Renewal $75.00
Gregory Zakrzewski Gasport, NY Renewal $75.00
Salvatore F Musso Williamsville, NY Renewal $75.00
Gary Flanders Tonawanda, NY Renewal $75.00
Christopher Cook Basom, NY Renewal $75.00
Ricky Hale Batavia, NY Renewal $75.00
Arlan Wittlinger Clarence, NY Renewal $75.00
Rodney Mastrosimone Rochester, NY Renewal $75.00
Sam Hazlett Hamburg, NY Renewal $75.00
Sean B Towlson Lockport, NY Renewal $75.00
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 Folger that the following
Applications for a Mobile Home Park License for the year 2020 be and hereby is approved in
accordance with the application filed and payment of the annual license fee of $1,250.00:
Akron Mobile Home Park Wesley Drive Renewal $1,250.00
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
BRIAN T. PERRY – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
PUBLIC HEARING – none

APPEARANCE – none
PUBLIC COMMENT – Diane Snyder, owner of 11 Washington Street came before the
Board regarding her utility bills associated with that property. She stated that the house is empty
and would like a credit on her refuse bill and questioned her excessive water bill in that she
turned the water off in the basement. The Clerk stated that each unit of every property is charged
a monthly refuse bill whether the unit is occupied or not, as to the water bill, unless the water is
turned off at the street by a qualified DPW Employee, the unit/units would still be billed for a
minimum use.
Resident Dennis Smith came before the Board to seek help with Pizzabella’s dumpster
situated behind the restaurant. Mr. Smith stated the contents of that dumpster always end up in
his yard and the truck coming to collect its contents has damaged his property several times in
the past. He asked if the dumpster could be moved. Code Enforcement Officer, Mike Borth,
stated that this has been an ongoing problem and has tried to come up with a solution, but the
logistics tremendously limit other locations for the dumpster.
Jacob Halleck from the Akron Chamber of Commerce came before the Board to thank
the Mayor and Village Board, the Akron Police Department, the Akron Fire Company and the
Department of Public Works for all the help and support provided for the Community Christmas
“Light up Akron” Event that was held on December 14, 2019. He stated the first annual “Light
up Akron” was a great success and added the Chamber is looking forward to making the event
bigger and better for December 2020.
The Mayor also thanked everyone involved in the “Light up Akron” event.
PROJECT REPORTS –
Village Hall ADA Front Entrance Project – Still working with Brian Stamm from the
Stamm Law Firm regarding water damage in the lower level of the Village Hall.
Main Street Milling and Paving Project – Submitted final paperwork for reimbursement
of grant money.
MONTHLY REPORTS –
Departments –
VILLAGE ATTORNEY – reported: discussion during Work Session regarding the
proposed Splash Pad; In response to recent inquiries about discharging weapons in the Village
of Akron the Village Code book is silent on the subject meaning the Village would follow NYS
Environmental Conservation Law which states: You cannot discharge a firearm within 500 feet,
crossbow within 250 feet or longbow within 150 feet of any school, playground, occupied
factory or church, dwelling, farm building, or structure unless you own it, lease it, are an
immediate member of the family, an employee, or have the owner’s consent.
CLERK –submitted report for December 2019 reported. Notified Board of the two
Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it events that have been scheduled for
Saturday May 2, 2020 and Saturday September 26, 2020 from 9:00 am – noon at the joint facility
on Clarence Center Rd.
CHIEF OF POLICE – submitted report for December 2019 and schedule for January
2020. Excused absence for FBI Leadership Training.

PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER – reported that with the unseasonable weather, his team
has been out loading the GIS system with the final water values and lines in the Village; way
down on salt use; backhoe needs maintenance work done and new panels were ordered for the
Loader; attended the pre-bid meeting for the Wastewater Treatment project; working to change
the Joint Facility heating system from IT controlled to a regular thermostat; recommended
moving Deborah Forrestel from Grade 6 Step 3 to Grade 6 Step 4 effective her anniversary date
of December 30th
.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Folger and seconded by Perry to move Deborah Forrestel
from Grade 6 Step 3 to Grade 6 Step 4 effective her anniversary date of December 30th 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
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER – submitted report for December 2019. Will be
attending the Annual NFBOA Training from January 27- January 29, 2020; attended Code
Enforcement Committee meeting held this evening; Discussed the properties at 47 Main Street,
73 Main Street and 35 John Street and 27 Monroe Street.

Elected Officials –

TRUSTEES – COORDINATORS
Trustee Perry – reported: attended the Code Enforcement Committee meeting held earlier
this evening.

Trustee Middaugh – reported: during the Work Session held earlier, met with the new
Akron Fire Company Chief Chuck Haist who was accompanied by Akron Fire Company
President, Gary Baehr; confirmed with Public Works Manager, Jon Cummings, that Christmas
trees will be picked up throughout the Village during the month of January.
Mayor Patterson – reported: invited everyone to share a moment of silence for Dale
Mecklenburg who worked as a Village Electric Lineman for over 39 years and long-time Village
Resident, he also extended thoughts and prayers to his family and friends; still working with
Sheri from MindSquad on the updating Village Handbook.
Trustee Forrestel – reported: New Year’s Eve ball drop did go well and had an awesome
finale; HR Committee continues to work with the Union Representative and Union Negotiator on
contract proposals and would like to schedule a meeting for later this week; will reach out to
Planning Board Member, Mary Jane Shonn, who is currently working on updating the Village
Tree Policy.
Trustee Folger – reported: attended the Code Enforcement Committee meeting with
discussion regarding Electric/Plumbing Certificates, New Year’s Eve Ball drop went well; He,
along with Police, Fire, Emergency Services Committee Member, Trustee Middaugh, would like
to discuss the Akron Fire Company when time permits.
OLD BUSINESS

Clinton Street/Eckerson Avenue/43 East Avenue Village Land – Attorney Borden
reported that the Farmer’s Market Representatives decided to go under the Akron Chamber of
Commerce umbrella and looks to be a go for this spring.
Corrective Action Plan – Waiting for final draft of the Village Handbook.
Joint Comprehensive Master Plan – Planning Board to take lead in implementing the
Plan.
Water Plant Hunting Policy – Attorney Borden will meet with Water Plant Operator John
Asmus to review Policy.

NEW BUSINESS
None
CORRESPONDENCE –

Assessor’s December 2019 Report #2.
Planning Board Minutes from October 21, 2019.
Planning Board Minutes from November 18, 2019.
Letter of thanks from Susan Houlihan of the Akron Lioness Organization for the
Village’s help with the Community Christmas – “Light up Akron”.
Letter from Charter Communications regarding broadcasting changes.

PUBLIC COMMENT – Diane Snyder asked if the Village had a list of Plumbers licensed
in the Village. The Clerk replied that the Village does keep a list of Plumbers who are licensed
in the Village. She offered to mail one to Diane.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Forrestel and seconded by Folger to go into an executive
session regarding personnel matters at 8:08 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 Forrestel and seconded by Middaugh to come out of the
executive session regarding personnel matters at 8:38 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 Folger at 8:39 pm this meeting was
ADJOURNED.
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