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Village Board Minutes

October 15, 2014 (19)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 15, 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 Enekes and Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Denno and Trustee Saunders were excused.

Resolution #41 approved, declaring Board of Trustees as lead agency under SEQR to consider Local Law 3-2014.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star October 9, 2014 was held October 15, 2014 to consider Local Law 3 of 2014: “East Palmer Neighborhood Zoning Overlay District”.

The law would allow for commercial and mixed residential/commercial uses in an area off of Palmer Avenue not currently allowed in that zoning district.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

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

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting October 1, 2014 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

DECISION ON LOCAL LAW 3-2014

The Board issued a negative declaration under SEQR in regards to Local Law 3-2014.  Saratoga County has issued an approval of the proposed law.

Resolution #42 approved, enact Local Law 3-2014 amendment to Chapter 500 “Zoning” to add the East Palmer Neighborhood Overlay District.

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

David Harney, 311 Ash Street, addressed the Board regarding property maintenance violations at 26 Fourth St.  Mr. Harney submitted a detailed list of the code violations to the Board members and the Code Enforcement Officer.

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/15/14 read & filed.

Resolution #43 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #9: Payroll $31,382.80; General $40,687.60; Water $2,617.76; Sewer $14,605.41; Capital Reserve $700,083.09; and Community Development $77,512.90.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #44 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused for a fire call.

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

Warren Street paving and sidewalks are completed.  Supt Lozier commended his crew for working hard and working well together to complete the project.

The water storage tank is completed and the trickling filter/distributor column repaired and in service at the WWTP.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 10/15/14 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Resolution #45 approved, award of Pine St Reconstruction to low bidder Tom Kubricky Company, Inc. for $757,488.

Resolution #46 approved, acceptance of Laberge proposal to evaluate town water district options and approved mayoral signature on contract for $18,000.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board considered a change order for the water filtration plant installing additional taps.  The increase of $4,918 would bring the total contract price to $2,086,511; which is under the original contract of $2,089,000.

Resolution #47 approved, filtration plant change order #3 to Bunkoff general contract, increase of $4,918.00.

The Board discussed logging of the DPW property in preparation for the solar panel installation.  Three contractors were contacted; two were not interested in the project.  Ron Lescault agreed to complete the logging for no payment from the Village.  Stumps will be removed by the DPW.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized mayoral signature on a contract prepared by the attorney to allow Ron Lescault to log the DPW property with no payment from the Village.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kate Halliday expressed concerns with suspicious activity at 328 Main Street.  Mayor Morreale will bring it to the Sheriff Department’s attention.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:37 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer