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Village Board Minutes

February 4, 2015 (33)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 4, 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 Halliday and Trustee Saunders were present. Trustee Denno & Trustee Enekes were excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting January 21, 2015 as typed.
Carried 3 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Mayor Morreale read an email from Lewis Beynon, realtor, complimenting Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Diane Williams on her professionalism and friendliness in handling a recent inquiry he made. The Board expressed their appreciation to Dep Clerk/Treas Williams for her representation of the Village.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/4/15 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #16: Payroll $37,754.57; General $117,451.06; Water $3,565.24; and Sewer $14,849.84.
Carried 3 0

Resolution #68 approved, budget transfer.

The Board discussed replacement of the furnace at 260 Main Street and decided to take no action at this time.

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for January 2015 read & filed.

The Board discussed the possible purchase of a fire truck and requested Atty Buettner draft a resolution to finance the purchase of a fire truck for up to $600,000. Trustee Halliday asked Chief Kelley to submit an equipment list with descriptions and projected life expectancy.

The Board also discussed proposed changes to the LOSAP program. The proposal will be discussed in greater detail next meeting.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 2/4/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board tabled the funding request from Corinth Theatre Guild for further discussion.

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion of reassigning the HOME grants will be tabled until Jim Thatcher can be present at the Feb 18 meeting.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved attendance by James Broekhuizen and Brendan Armour at ACC waste water laboratory classes March 17 April 16, $299 each.
Carried 3 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday mentioned vandalism at the ice skating rink, Mayor Morreale will request the Sheriff patrol the area.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 litigation involving Hudson River Community Credit Union.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Atty Buettner above, 7:22 PM.
Carried 3 0

Chief Kelley & Insp Berg were excused, 7:22 PM.

At 7:32 PM, with no action taken in executive session the Board reconvened.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved contribution of $1,000 to the Town of Corinth toward the real estate appraisal necessary for the Article 7 proceedings with HRCCU.
Carried 3 0

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 7:33 PM.
Carried 3 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer