Brocton schedules year-end fiscal meeting for today

BROCTON – The Village of Brocton Board of Trustees has scheduled its end of the year fiscal business meeting to wrap up the year’s financial records.

During their recent regular meeting, trustees slated today at 4:30 p.m. for their fiscal year end meeting, which is open to the public. Following the fiscal year end meeting that day, the board will meet again on June 4 at 7 p.m. for its regular board meeting at Village Hall.

In other matters, the board unanimously approved rate increases for water and sewer usage in the village. Taking effect June 1, the water rates will be levied as follows: .10 per 1,000 gallon of metered water; $20 per 4,000 and $4.65 for each additional 1,000 gallons for large volume users inside of the village limits; $5.81 per 1,000 gallons with no minimum for Portland water customers, New York State Department of Corrections and JN Adams customers; and $7.33 per 1,000 gallons for customers outside of the village limits but not residing in a water district.

Originally drafted as a local law in 1983, the official village law was resolved to be amended by the trustees in order to reflect increases in the sewer rates for Brocton. Introduced as Local Law 1 for 2014, the law was amended to include increased rates for the first time since the inception of the wastewater treatment plant. Rates scheduled to increase effective June 1 will be levied as follows: .35 per $1,000 assessed valuation; $25 per unit charge; and $4.03 per 1,000 gallons of metered water; and $6.11 per 1,000 gallons for customers outside of the village limits with the exception of New York State Department of Corrections (no unit or assessed valuation charge.)

Both increases were proposed, advertised and held open for public hearing for the purpose of effectively meet anticipated expenditures in the water and wastewater treatment plant departments of the village according to Brocton Mayor Dave Hazelton.

The board of trustees publicly thanked members of the Preceptor Beta Epsilon for their planting of seasonal flowers in the Arch Park section of Main Street. Located directly across from Village Hall, the park area was spruced up by the sorority members.

Village Clerk Karen Ardillo noted, “We would just like to thank these members for their volunteer hours of service to Brocton and their dedication to our community.”

Members of the board also unanimously accepted a bid from Norton Brothers Roofing to make necessary repairs to the Brocton Fire Department’s fire hall roof, which submitted the low bid of just over $26,000.