Sunday, January 22, 2012
Olean Common Council meets Tuesday...expect water and sewer billing legislation to be repealed
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
4. READING, CORRECTING, AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING:
“The Regular Meeting of the Olean Common Council was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 8:50 p.m.”
PRESENT: Aldermen Brady, McLaughlin, Kamery, Keller, Finch, Smith and Morgan
OFFICIALS: Mayor Linda Witte; Alexander Utecht, City Clerk; Fred Saradin, Auditor; Nancy Champlin, Assessor; Tom Windus, Director of Public Works; Wendy Peterson, City Attorney; Terry Schnell, Police Chief and Bob Bell, Fire Chief
5. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND UNFINISHED COUNCIL BUSINESS
Report from the Committee of the Whole on PL#01-12, to repeal Resolution #93-11, amending the water and sewer rates, pursuant to Sections 27-22(1) and 27-167(a), as follows: water rates – service fee of $5.00 per month and $0.0061 per gallon; sewer rates – service fee of $5.00 per month and $0.0061 per gallon for residential customers. Committee recommends approval. Referred to City Attorney for Resolution.
6. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR
Appointment of Scott Rothleder, Senior Street & Sewer Maintainer III
Appointment of Gary Jones, Bingo Inspector
7. MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS
Renewal of a Liquor License: Stavish’s Parkwood Tavern, 659 East State Street, Olean
8. CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS
Monthly Report of the City Auditor, Month Ended December 31, 2011
9. PROPOSED LEGISLATION & REFERRALS
10. PUBLIC COMMENT/INPUT (5 MINUTE LIMIT PER SPEAKER)
By Alderman McLaughlin Seconded by Alderman Finch
The Auditor has processed bills and claims against the City of Olean as per list submitted to each Alderman and recommends payment thereof.
whereas, the Auditor has presented to the Common Council, bills and claims against the City of Olean totaling $635,046.91 for the budget and recommends payment thereof,
now, therefore, be it resolved, that the same be and are hereby audited and allowed, and the Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw warrants for the payment thereof at the amounts set opposite each respective claim.
By Alderman Kamery Seconded by Alderman Morgan
resolution rescinding resolution 93-11 amending the water and sewer billing structure and rates
whereas, that Water rates as set by the City of Olean shall from time to time in each case be as established by the common council pursuant to Chapter 27, Article II, Section 27-22(1); and
whereas, that Sewer rates as set by the City of Olean shall from time to time in each case be established by the common council pursuant to Chapter 27, Article III, Division 5, Section 27-167(A); and
whereas, the Olean Common Council approved Resolution 93-11 on December 27, 2011, amending water and sewer billing structures for residential users by charging each a $5.00 per month service fee and a rate of $0.0061 per gallon; and
whereas, on January 3, 2012, the Olean Common Council was informed that more users would be affected negatively by the new rate structure than previously anticipated.
therefore, be it resolved, that the Olean Common Council hereby rescinds Resolution 93-11 of which amended the water and sewer billing structure and rates for residential users.
it is further resolved, that this resolution shall be effective immediately.