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Village Board Minutes

January 21, 2015 (31)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 21, 2015 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, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Saunders were present.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting January 7, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Sheriff Report for December is on file.

Heidi Vecer & Temesa Halter requested the use of the former fireman’s field on Main Street to hold a fundraiser for veterans.  The Board is unable to grant the request due to the purchase contract in place for the property.  Chief Kelley suggested the ladies be directed to contact Mike Woodcock about using the firehouse pavilion.

The Board discussed and tabled a request for funding by the Corinth Theatre Guild.

Corinth Senior Center has requested to be placed higher on the snow removal priority list.  The Board discussed with Supt Lozier and decided the Center is in the proper order on the procedure.  Mayor Morreale will notify them.

Dan Starr, Corinth Central Schools, notified the Board of an advocacy event Thursday, Jan 22 at Saratoga Springs High School.  The Board is unable to attend; Mayor Morreale will contact Dr. Starr.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 1/21/15 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #15: Payroll $30,873.16; General $29,177.21; Water $7,291.63; Sewer $6,435.27; and Capital Reserves $57,701.19.
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley distributed to the Board specifications for the proposed fire truck which he estimates to cost up to $600,000.  This purchase would replace Truck 212.  The Board asked Chief Kelley to explore funding options for the balance of the purchase that would not be covered by reserves.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present and submitted a mid-month update to the Board.

Filtration plant well pump #2 has been installed and is functioning.

Applications for MEO and Mechanic are still being accepted, interviews will begin in the next few weeks.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 1/21/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Avalon Associates submitted a contract assigning the Village’s HOME grants to consultant Jim Thatcher, Avalon is downsizing their operations.  The Board tabled consideration of the contracts until they discuss with Mr. Thatcher.

Resolution #65 approved, mayoral signature on contract with Laberge Group to administer CDBG grant, at a fee of up to $29,500.

Clerk/Treas Colson discussed the need for additional help in the Clerk’s office.  The current part-time Account Clerk dedicates 20 hours a week to administration of the HOME grant program.  Clerk-Treas Colson requested the Account Clerk position be made full time to accommodate needs for clerical work in the Clerk’s office and to allow coverage when either the Clerk/Treas or Deputy Clerk/Treas are not in the office.

Resolution #66 approved, hiring of Renee Hala as full time Account Clerk at $12 per hour effective February 2, 2015.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved submission of hardship funding application with the Environmental Facilities Corp for CWSRF sewer rehab project.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #67 approved, appointment of Ken Carter to the Planning Board for a term expiring June 2019.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Tom Welch complemented Supt Lozier & the DPW on the maintenance of Village streets.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 7:14 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer