November 3rd, 2014
Canisteo, N.Y. – Canisteo Village Hall held their monthly meeting last night and numerous resolutions were passed.
In financial matters the board approved this fiscal year’s fire insurance premium through Crowell Agency for the amount of $8,477.80. Village mayor Bill Tucker noted that this was a slight increase of 2 percent over last year. Also approved was the general insurance premium of $26,360 through the Sweeney agency and Tucker commented that this was a decrease of over 5 percent from last year and was very pleased. In conclusion Trustee Tim Harkenrider informed the board that the village is about to make a $125,000 payment to the USDA for water and sewer services and that this would drain the cities financial reserves to around $400,000.
Also the board passed a resolution to hold two public hearings on franchise agreements with Community Cable Corp and Empire Video Services about providing alternative TV and internet services to the village. The hearings are scheduled for December 1st starting 7pm.
In other news a resolution was passed in support of sending a letter to state and federal officials in full support of a health care plan for the city of Hornell and its surrounding area. This would include a limited in-patient presence along with a maternity ward. Mayor Tucker made a note that this was not an endorsement of St James hospital in its current form just services provided.
On a final note a request made at an earlier meeting to change a parking space on Depot Street to “Handicapped Parking” was turned down. Tucker stated that not a good idea for safety concerns and that is there is plenty of handicapped parking in the vicinity.