Mohawk Valley Water Authority – December 15, 2014

  

Chairman DeLia called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Roll Call:  Present:  Dennis Bova, Bruce Brodsky, Vincent Coyne, Elis DeLia, Mitch Ford, Scott Mahardy, Frank Mutolo and Scott Williams.  Absent:  Rocco Arcuri, Bette Szesny and Steve Zywiak.  Mark Ford arrived after the minutes were approved.  Also Present:  Anne Milograno, Richard Goodney, Connie Schreppel, Jim Korfonta and Ken Bobrow, Esq.

 

Chairman DeLia presided and Suzanne Harmon took the minutes.

 

Approval of the November 17, 2014 Minutes

Motion made by Mr. Williams to approve the minutes.     Seconded by: Mr. Mutolo

Vote:  (8) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (4) Absent      Motion Carried.

 

Mr. Becher explained that the next three resolutions are standard resolutions approved at this time each year.  They pertain to the MVWA waiving back water charges on properties that are sold by municipalities for tax foreclosures and then remarketed to new owners and put back onto the tax rolls.  Mr. Becher stated that the three resolutions are for year 2015 and shall expire on December 31, 2015.

 

Resolution:  Water Charges on County and City Owned One to Four Family Residential Structures

Moved by:  Mr. Brodsky    Seconded by:  Mr. Ford

Vote:  (9) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (3) Absent      Motion Carried.

Resolution:  Water Charges on County and City Owned Commercial Properties

Moved by:  Mr. Williams    Seconded by:  Mr. Coyne

Vote:  (9) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (3) Absent      Motion Carried.

Resolution:  Water Charges on County and City Owned Vacant Lots

Moved by:  Mr. Williams    Seconded by:  Mr. Mutolo

Vote:  (9) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (3) Absent      Motion Carried.

 

Approval:  Quarterly Investment Statement – 2nd Quarter ending September 30, 2014

Mr. Korfonta stated that this is an investment statement of the MVWA trust funds.  The Board has been presented with these statements every quarter for approval.

Moved by:  Mr. Bova    Seconded by:  Mr. Brodsky

Vote:  (9) Ayes   (0) Nays   (0) Abstain    (3) Absent      Motion Carried.

 

Committee Reports:

Finance:  Mr. Korfonta stated that cash is up but there are several large payments that go out in December such as retirement and insurance.  Revenue is up year to date even though consumption is down.  Overall revenue is on track

 

Executive Director’s Report:

Mr. Becher gave an overview of this past year’s accomplishments.

Please see the attached presentation.

 

Mr. Goodney gave an overview of this past year’s accomplishments in the Engineering/CIP department.

Please see the attached presentation.

 

Ms. Schreppel gave an overview of the Water Quality Laboratory and the Water Treatment Plant’s accomplishments for the past year.

Please see the attached presentation.

 

Chairman DeLia stated that by working with Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi we accomplished to change the MVWA legislation to raise the debt limit for the MVWA capital expenses and creating a section for a chip fab plant so that the MVWA can fulfill its obligations when the time comes.

 

Mr. Bova asked the Secretary to overnight his Board packet to him in Florida.

   

Chairman DeLia made a motion to go into Executive Session at 5:46 PM to discuss a personnel matter.

Seconded by:  Mr. Coyne.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion made by Chairman DeLia to come out of Executive Session at 5:48 PM.

Seconded by: Mr. Brodsky.  Motion Carried.

 

In Executive Session the Board voted to increase the salary for the Executive Secretary for the coming year by 2% to take effect upon her anniversary date.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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Suzanne M. Harmon, Secretary 

Mohawk Valley Water Authority