Council OKs temporary 2020 budget

WELLSVILLE–Village council discussed three new pieces of legislation during Wednesday’s council meeting.

On first reading council passed an ordinance for the temporary 2020 budget. Fiscal Officer Hoi Wah Black requested council review the budget to offer feedback. She also offered to answer any questions they may have on the budget.

Council suspended rules to pass an ordinance allowing the fiscal officer to transfer funds from the general fund to the capital improvements funds.

Council also suspended rules to pass a resolution accepting all police department timesheets presented to the village fiscal officer from Lieutenant Marsha Eisenhart and to authorize payment for the 2019 fiscal year. Village Solicitor Dominic Frank advised council to suspend the rules because the time sheets where requested as a part of the village’s audit and the sooner those can be sent in the better.

In other action, council:

–Decided to set up a meeting with the Wellsville Memorial Council to help resolve a conflict regarding the maintenance of the Wellsville Memorial Park.

–Approved the payment of bills totalling $1,501, made up of; $229 to 84 Lumber for concrete for the cemetery; $33 to 84 Lumber for plywood to board up a crime scene; $125 to Heaton’s Tire Shop for headlight and front tire for a police cruiser; $175 to Sabatini Shoes for work boots for street department employee; $122 to Milligan’s for parts to repair village hall bathroom and pipes; $416 to Vernon Dell for new trimmer and parts to fix four other trimmers; and $400 to Wallace Auto to paint the new police cruiser.

— Wellsville Fire Chief Barry Podwel thanked the voters for passing the new six mill fire levy. He also thanked council for their help in making the levy possible.

— Mayor Nancy Murray thanked the voters for electing her to another four year term and she wished the new council members good luck. She is excited for the next four years and continuing to improve the village.

— Council President Randy Allmon, thanked the council for being the best one he has served on during his collective 20 years as a council member. He expressed excitement for next years council, but he will miss council members John Morrow and Rosie Gibson.

— Gibson, who did not run for re-election, gave congratulations to those who won during Tuesday’s election. She also expressed gratitude and honor for getting the chance to serve on council and to work with Murray and the other members.

— Morrow also congratulated the winners.

— Went into executive session regarding personal contracts.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19.