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December 17, 2014 (27)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno and Trustee Saunders were present. Trustee Enekes and Trustee Halliday were excused.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of regular
meeting December 3, 2014 as typed.
Sheriff report for November 2014 on file.
The Center for Economic Growth’s Capital Region Local Government Council has extended the Village a membership invitation.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved membership in the Center
for Economic Growth at $250 for 2015 dues.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/17/14 read & filed.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #13:
Payroll $33,926.68; General $222,076.97; Water $5,457.12; Sewer $6,566.63;
Community Development $16,905.00; and Capital Reserves $258,496.70.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
Core sample drilling will take place on Ash St, Oak St, West Mechanic St and Raymond St on December 19 in preparation for reconstruction design.
The water filtration plant began 24/7 operation as of December 12. There are still a few items that need fine tuning to run correctly. The SCADA software system is currently offline and the contractors have it on their list to correct.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/17/14 read & filed.
The proposed auction house at the former “Jack’s Place” is before the Planning Board for site plan review Dec 18.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Resolution # 57 approved, encouraging GE to complete removal of PCB contamination in the Hudson River.
Resolution #58 approved, adoption of HOME guidelines and procedures.
Resolution #59 approved, change order #3 for Kubricky on Walnut St project, $2,145; total contract $1,763,441.14.
Resolution #60 approved, authorize mayoral signature on listing contract with Winslow Realty for 260 Main St.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Ray Bush informed Supt Lozier of a property owner that is plowing in a hydrant near his property.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Morreale thanked the Board and employees for their effort this year.
Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss the Article 7 litigation with International Paper.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board enter into executive
session as requested by Atty Buettner above, 6:16 PM
At 6:20 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Resolution #61 approved, authorizing settlement with International Paper regarding Article 7 litigation and authorizing Atty Buettner to sign all related documents on the Village’s behalf.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 6:21 PM.