By Kellen M. Quigley
The Village of Springville Board of Trustees held its final meeting of 2019 Monday with a record pace.
The village board approved the new fire department officers for 2020. The officers were unable to attend the meeting due to traffic control needs on Monday night, so they would be sworn in at the village office at another time.
Next, the village board approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Bill Krebs to sign and execute all documents regarding the property transfers for Scoby Hill Dam to Erie County.
A budget modification for the fire department by $1,500 was approved for a DEC grant for radios received by the village.
“It’s very good to see we have some grant money coming,” said Krebs.
Village Administrator Liz Melock noted the upcoming election information for village elections in 2020. The election is Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in the second-floor courtroom of 65 Franklin St. and would be open from noon to 9 p.m.
Melock noted that Dec. 31 is the first day to sign independent nominating petitions, the first day to file the petitions is Feb. 4 and the last day is Feb. 11.
Three village trustees spots and one village justice spot will be open, she added.
“This is very important that if someone wants to run to fill any of these seats, the trustees or the village justice, you have to go online and get the petitions from the election office downtown,” Krebs said.
In the superintendent’s report, DPW Superintendent Duane Boberg said because of the relatively good weather last week, the village was able to clean up the final piles of leaves that fell late.
In the police department report, Lieutenant in Charge Nick Budney said the department in conjunction with the sherrif’s and fire departments assisted the US Army Reserve with a children’s Christmas party at Tim and Bonnie’s on Dec. 8. He said the Army Reserve sent the police department a framed thank you letter.
On Dec. 14, the department held the annual Shop with a Cop and it was a resounding success, Budney said. Fourteen officers and deputies assisted 30 youth at the Springville Walmart during the program.
Krebs informed the trustees that he finished a draft of the tree replacement process in the village codes. He said Melock, Boberg and Code Enforcement Officer Michael Koleta have been involved with the re-writing process.
“This redefines how the village will manage the trees in the right-of-way, the parks and other public spaces,” he said. “I hope early next month to get a draft to you for your consideration.”
The meeting concluded with the board wishing all a happy holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.