Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Speculator VB March 16 2020

Speculator reacts to Wuhan Corona Virus
SPECULATOR--An Emergency Meeting of the Village of Speculator Board of Trustees was held at the Village Hall on March 16, 2020.
PRESENT were Jeannette Barrett, Mayor; Mark Crary, Mark Donecker, Karen McComb and Letty Rudes, Trustees; and Stacey Farina, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer.
Mayor Barrett called the meeting to order at 5 p.m. and began the pledge of allegiance.
Mayor Barrett reported on Non-Essential Employee Guidance in response to COVID-19 Emergency. An order from Governor Cuomo was mandated to have all non-essential employees not report to work until March 31 to decrease the spread of Coronavirus by decreasing employees by 50%. The emergency meeting was called in response to address the Executive Order. The essential staff for the Village of Speculator includes the Water-Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Department of Public Works. Due to the nature of their jobs, our WWTP and DPW employees are not in direct contact with one another or the general public during work hours and as such we do not require a cut in staff. The office hours at Village Hall will operate from 9 AM to 12 PM until further notice. The Clerk Treasurer and Deputy Clerk will alternate hours in office and will work from home as it is viable.
The Village elections were to be held on Wednesday March 18. Both inspectors had agreed to attend, proper disinfection methods will be practiced and made available for their safety and that of the public.
Post Meeting Note: Governor Cuomo issued an order delaying Village General Elections to April 2. Camp of the Woods informed the Mayor that they are closing their conference season through April 19.
Trustee Letty Rudes made a motion to reduce the Village office hours to 9 AM-12 PM, beginning Thursday March 19, 2020 until further notice to comply with the request made by Governor Cuomo in response to the COVID-19 Emergency. Trustee Donecker seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

This article is based upon minutes provided by Stacey Farina, Deputy Village Clerk - Treasurer

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