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Village Board Minutes

May 21, 2014 (58)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting and public hearing May 7, 2014 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, spoke to the Board regarding steps that need to be taken to move forward with a CDBG grant application for funds to replace sewer lines in our current water project. 

Resolution #97 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on CDBG application and setting a public hearing for June 4, 2014 (later amended to June 9).

Matt Rogers, Rogers Planning, addressed the Board regarding a grant possibility for a Reservoir property project through the First Wilderness program.  Warren County applies and administers the grants on behalf of the community.  If awarded the grant would be on behalf of the Village and the Town and require either a monetary or service match.  The Board agreed to send a letter of interest to Warren County.

Mr. Rogers also stated he is working with the Town of Corinth to attempt to secure funds available for the closure of Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility.  Affected communities are able to apply for part of $32 million available for sites within five miles of a prison’s closure; the IP site is potentially eligible.

CORRESPONDENCE

Sheriff’s report for April 2014.

American Legion Spring flag raising at Town memorial, May 24.

American Legion request to hold annual coin drop May 25-May 26 on route 9N.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved American Legion coin drop May 25-26.
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/21/14 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #24: Payroll $28,908.17; General $104,032.31; Water $2,917.81; Sewer $7,436.45; Community Development $18,455.00; and Capital Reserves $405,481.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #98 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for April 2014 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication in the Post Star of a bid opening to be held June 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Village Hall to accept bids for the purchase of a snow loader.
Carried – 4 – 0

Supt Lozier informed the Board that the tandem dump truck he is interested in purchasing is on the Oneida County bid list for $112,362 plus $65,444 for plow installation.  The 2014/2015 budget has $200,000 allotted for this purchase.

Resolution #99 approved, purchase of Western Star 4700SF dump truck with plow for $177,806 piggybacked off the Oneida County bid.

Applicants for the Waste Water Operator Trainee have been interviewed.  Supt Lozier and Head Operator Laubach are in agreement as to the top candidates for the job.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized Supt Lozier to offer the Trainee position to the top candidate subject to ratification by the Board of Trustees at the next meeting.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #100 approved, hiring of Christopher Clothier and Christopher Saunders as part-time seasonal laborers with the DPW at $9.98 per hour.

Supt Lozier discussed complaints by a water user on County Rte 10 regarding insufficient water pressure.  The Board asked Supt Lozier to engage Don Rhodes of Laberge Group to consult on behalf of the Village.

Supt Lozier met with DEC, EFC and Chazen representatives to discuss the inadequacies in Chazen’s engineering survey of the waste water system.  Chazen has submitted a plan to address the concerns of the DEC and EFC.

Kubricky has encountered large boulders on Walnut Street which will change the amount of fill needed onsite; currently the Town is providing the Village with fill free of charge.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/21/14 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #101 approved, 2014/2015 tax warrant.

Resolution #102 approved, appointment of Ronald LeClair to the RLF/Grant Review Committee with a term expiring February 28, 2016.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday stated a resident inquired about making the alleys one-way traffic; he asked the resident to issue a written request to the Board.

Trustee Denno stated the Comprehensive Master Plan Update Committee was discussing development of the IP property and hopes the Town moves forward with Matt Rogers and welcomes Village involvement.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:25 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 7:27 PM the Board reconvened the meeting.  It was discovered that several Board members would be out of town on June 4 leaving the Board without a quorum to hold the meeting.  Options for an alternate date for the regular meeting and public hearing were discussed.

Resolution #103 approved, cancellation of the June 4, 2014 Board meeting, rescheduling the meeting to Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse.

Resolution #104 approved, amend resolution #97 to change the public hearing re: CDBG application to Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders that board adjourn, 7:32 PM.
Carried – 4- 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer