Unofficial Record Setting Board Meeting
There were four items on the agenda:
- Public hearing and resolution to change the boundaries of the Cortland Road Sewer District to accommodate TC3's dorm construction
- Resolution setting the three year repayment schedule of TC3's commitment to the cost of the flow monitoring systems
- Resolution setting the three year repayment schedule of TC3 Foundation's commitment to the cost of the flow monitoring systems.
- Resolution to approve the agreement with the village regarding the Cortland Road Sewer district and planned improvements
So, we opened the public hearing at 6:30PM . All the Board members were familiar with the issue, so there was no discussion. There were no comments from the public. So, we were able to leave the hearing open for the required 15 minutes while we moved ahead in the agenda.
All the board members had read the TC3 repayment agreements prior to the meeting. There was no request for discussion. So approving those two agreements took only the time necessary to make the motions and vote. And we were still short of the 15 minutes period of the public hearing.
We moved on to the wireless internet proposal. All the Board members had read about the proposal prior to the meeting. I briefly described the Universal Broadband Access Grant program that will allow us to proceed with our effort to bring wireless internet to all of Dryden. There were a few comments. Our commitment is to provide a “Letter of Intent to Collaborate” to a local business applying for a grant. It was approved unanimously.
By then, our fifteen minutes were up. We closed the public hearing and passed the resolution to change the boundaries of the CRSD.
Finally we took up the agreement with the Village regarding the CRSD – at least four years in the making. We discussed arbitration vs simplified judicial proceeding as dispute resolution mechanisms and the need for the village to rescind the moratorium on sewer connections. We passed the resolution approving the agreement including the provision of arbitration for dispute resolution. And passed a resolution to notify the village prior to their Tuesday meeting that we will deliver the signed agreement following their action to rescind the moratorium.
Voila! It was 6:50 PM and we were finished. I must point out that hours of preparation preceded this twenty minute meeting. My thanks go out to the board members who came to the meeting prepared to discuss and decide the issues. And especially to Steve Stelick for his work negotiating the agreement with the Village.