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Village Board Minutes

September 3, 2014 (14)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 3, 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 August 28, 2014 was held Sept 3, 2014 to consider Local Law 2 of 2014 “Best Value Law”.

The law would allow for the Village to use other factors, such as reputation and perceived value, in accepting bids instead of being required to select the lowest bidder.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing, 6:01 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of regular meeting August 20, 2014 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

DECISION ON LOCAL LAW 2 OF 2014

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, negative declaration under SEQRA.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #27 approved, enact Local Law 2-2014, “Best Value”.

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for August 2014 read & filed.

The mass casualty drill was well attended and successful.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved submission of insurance claim for fire truck 212 and transfer of the truck to the DPW when it is no longer used by the Fire Dept.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:15 PM Chief Kelley was excused.

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/3/14 read & filed.

Resolution #28 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #6: Payroll $34,167.94; General $43,521.13; Water $15,845.04; Sewer $7,540.64; and Capital Reserves $49.10.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

Sewer lines on Warren Street have been completed.

At the filtration plant, the generator has been installed; the pressure to the sample taps is still not high enough.  Supt Lozier stated a hole on Hamilton Ave from where the main was damaged during construction will be repaired by the DPW and billed to the contractor if not repaired by the contractor soon.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 9/3/14 read & filed.

25 Liberty Street is now in compliance, therefore there is no need to pursue abatement proceedings.

Resolution #29 approved, repeal resolution #24 regarding 25 Liberty Street hearing.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held October 15, 2014 in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue, at 6:00 PM re: Local Law 3 of 2014, zoning overlay district for Fifth Street area.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #30 approved, rescind resignation of Eugene Joubert as substitute crossing guard, with medical clearance.

The preliminary planning report for sewer system improvements has been completed by Chazen.  The Board discussed listing the project report on the EFC Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund list for possible financing.

Resolution #31 approved, mayoral signature on EFC CWSRF funding listing for sewer project.

Resolution #32 approved, re-appointment of Tim Murphy to Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term.

Mayor Morreale asked Board members to seek residents interested in serving on the Planning Board.  There are currently two vacant seats.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kate Halliday asked the Board to reconsider allowing dogs in Pagenstecher Park.  The Board will add to the Oct 1 meeting for discussion.

Ray Bush asked the Board to check the ISO requirements for Fire Department capacity recommendations.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday stated there will be a volunteer Reservoir Property clean up Sunday, September 7, 9AM.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 6:56 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer