Deputy code enforcement officer named for Brocton

BROCTON – As the Village of Brocton has been working to tighten up its official General Code, the board of trustees also did some cinching up of staffing requirements during their regular bi-monthly meeting.

The board recently resolved to appoint a deputy code enforcement officer in the event that acting Officer John Monaco was unable to perform his regular duties.

“This person would not be paid unless John was unable to perform his job duties, then this person would be paid only for his or her time that they work for us,” said Brocton Mayor Dave Hazelton.

The board acted on its resolution and resolved to appoint Ryan Maurer as a deputy code enforcement officer. The mayor confirmed to the board that Maurer holds all certifications necessary to accept the appointment.

In other matters, the board declined a request from Kim Morello to use the Brocton Fire Department’s recreation center for the local T-ball league to practice in.

Upon discussion of the building’s use, part of which is closed down for structural concerns, Brocton’s Assistant Fire Chief Jim Rizzo noted, “There is no heat going to that part of the building, and as a result the floor is heaving pretty substantially, I would say to the point where it’s a trip hazard.”

Trustee J. Dale Abram responded, “If there’s any question about liability, then I’m not crazy about it.”

Rizzo also updated the board members on an upcoming election of new officers for the department, as well as plans to institute a membership drive to seek out new members for the department.

“We’re also working on getting our new radios and pagers into service,” added Rizzo.

Mayor Hazelton extended congratulations and a welcome to newly elected trustee Gary Planty, and thanked outgoing trustee Nick Rizzo for his dedicated five years of service to Brocton’s board.

“I look forward to working with the community, with you mayor, with the board and the village employees. I’ve done it before, and I’m looking forward to getting back into it,” Planty said.

Village Clerk Karen Ardillo and Trustee Dale Van Vlack reminded village employees of the existence of the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan available to them as public servants. The mayor noted that participation in this benefit is of no cost to the village, and Van Vlack noted that it’s a beneficial resource for employees to make use of. Any village employee wishing to take part in it should notify Ardillo.

The board will meet again today, when it will hold a budget hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.