Village elective terms extended to 4 years

— The new law will not affect any incumbent officers’ terms, only those officials elected after the law takes effect. The first election affected will be in March 2012, when board seats currently held by Trustees Jones and Cromp are up for election.

Mayor Hubbard and Trustees Angellilo and Sennett, who were elected to two-year terms in 2011, would still have to run for reelection in 2013.

A copy of local law No. 4 is available on the village website.

Also at the meeting:

—The village has signed a tentative two-year contract agreement with the police union, Local 195, that includes no wage increases during the contract, allows new hires to contribute 20 percent to health insurance costs and allows full-time officers to volunteer to work extra hours on straight-time pay. “It was a very good session; we actually got things done,” said Trustee Marc Angelillo, who reported on the contract. The tentative agreement will be included into the new police contract, he said.

“This is good for management as well as for labor,” said Village Police Chief Lloyd Perkins. “The contract negotiations went very well.”

The village board unanimously agreed to accept the tentative agreement.

—The board offered a statement of appreciation for Vicki Bickel, of Elbridge, who for the second consecutive year created the gingerbread dollhouse currently displayed in the village office window.

—Village Police Chief Lloyd Perkins informed the board that parking in the Fennell Street public lot has become unrestrained in where people park their cars, blocking other cars in, and has become a particular problem for the U.S. Postal Service whose loading dock gets blocked off. Perkins suggested the placement of barricades at certain points in the lot to better regulate the parking situation, to which the trustees agreed. As of press time, the barricades had already been erected in the Fennell Street lot. A complete restriping of the lot still is planned for spring 2012.

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