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Village Board Minutes

June 9, 2014 (1)

A public hearingand regular meeting of the Village Board were held June 9, 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 Enekes, and Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Saunders was excused.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 29, 2014 was held June 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM re: CDBG grant application for sewer system improvements.  Mayor Morreale read the public notice as published and opened the public hearing.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:02 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 9, 2014 at 6:02 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting May 21, 2014 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Chad Kortz, CT Male, briefed the Board on progress at the filtration plant.  Mr. Kortz stated there are change orders that will be presented to the Board for their approval once he finalizes pricing with contractors.  Work included in the change orders are mainly to correct drainage issues and allow for a second entry way in the fencing to allow easier snow removal.  Walnut Street reconstruction is progressing despite encountering much larger boulders than expected.  Mr. Kortz will be working with the contractor to estimate increased costs due to increased amount of fill needed.

Marcia Murray, US Light Energy, presented a proposal for solar arrays at the DPW garage.  The plan would include clear cutting approximately 4.5 acres, leaving a visual buffer of trees between the installed arrays and the surrounding homes.  It is proposed that these arrays could provide power for the DPW garage, filtration plant and waste water treatment plant.

Resolution #1 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contract with USLE for solar panels at the DPW garage, upon review by attorney.

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 6/9/14 read & filed.

Resolution #2 approved adjustments to water/sewer roll.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #25: Payroll $29,946.12; General $51,237.57; Water $5,260.23; Sewer $12,345.93; and Capital Reserve $9,250.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #3 approved, budget transfers.

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

Public docks have been installed on the river.

Mayor Morreale read a letter from John Major on behalf of BOCES thanking Supt Lozier for his participation in the work-based internship program and presented Supt Lozier with a certificate of appreciation.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for May read & filed.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT – Insp Berg was present, report for 6/9/14 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #4 approved, mayoral signature on special protection contract with Saratoga County Sheriff Dept, $298,800.

Bids for the purchase of a belt loader were advertised for and opened June 3.  One bid from Stephenson Equipment Inc in the amount of $169,300 was received.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved purchase of 2013 Lee Boy 3000 Belt Loader in the amount of $169,300.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed the disposition of the former FD Chief’s Chevrolet Tahoe which was replaced in April.  Supt Lozier stated he would be able to use the vehicle and turn the Village truck he currently drives over to the crew.  The Board agreed to the transfer of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe from the Fire Department to the DPW.

Resolution #5 approved, hire of Mark Broekhuizen as Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee at the hourly rate of $17, effective June 10, 2014.

Resolution #6 approved, hire of Christopher Clothier as MEO effective June 17, 2014 at $15 per hour.

Resolution #7 approved, hire of Alexander Jenkins as part-time seasonal laborer at $9.98 per hour effective June 23.

Resolution #8 approved, hire of Jay Emery as part-time park attendant at the rate of $9.98 per hour effective June 10.

Resolution #9 approved, mayoral signature on change order ($3,549 credit) to reimburse Village for testing and engineering relating to the water storage tank rehabilitation.

The First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Plan is an intermunicipal agreement among 9 communities along the Upper Hudson River and Delaware Hudson rail lines. The execution of this agreement would make the Village of Corinth eligible for possible future funding through the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. It does not commit any Village funds.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Mayoral execution of a Memorandum of Understanding for the First Wilderness Project.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kendra Schieber, Summer Youth Theatre coordinator, thanked the Board for the scholarship providing an eligible Corinth child to participate in the summer program.  There were a total of seventeen applicants for scholarships.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno attended the Jessup’s Landing Emergency Squad open house and commented on the fun and educational program they offered.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:22 PM.
Carried 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer