The Village of West Winfield Board met Monday evening to discuss new business.
The meeting began with a presentation by Ferguson Waterworks about automated meter installations. In addition to the meters, the representatives from Ferguson showcased several other products they felt would be helpful to the Village.
The Board approved a resolution authorizing the payment of bills. The Board approved a resolution approving the June minutes. The Board approved a resolution accepting the Treasurer's report.
The Board held a discussion about producing an electronic newsletter for residents of the Village who don't subscribe or are unaware of the West Winfield Star. Options were discussed including updating and modernizing the Village website and Facebook page.
The West Winfield Fire Department answered 25 calls for June. Nineteen EMS calls were answered and six Fire calls were answered. The 159 total calls for 2022 are significantly higher than the number of calls in 2021 through the same time frame.
There was a short discussion on purchasing an E-Z Pass for Village ambulances.
Board member Carl Wheat reported for the Clean Energy program that uninstalled electronic car chargers were withheld from trash. Options are being considered for what to do with the chargers to either sell or donate them. The Board approved a resolution declaring the chargers surplus.
There is no news on the truck bond for the Village.
Village Mayor Jim Thomson said the Wheelock Garbage contract was increasing $5,000 to $7,000. The Village would save $4,000 to $5,000 cutting green waste and metal collection from the contract, however Thomson said the saved cost would fall on Villagers anyway by removing their own green waste and metal.
The Board held a discussion about refurbishing the Village's Welcome signs.