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Village Board Minutes

March 18, 2015 (40)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 18, 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 were present.  Trustee Halliday arrived late & Trustee Saunders was excused.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting March 4, 2015 and special meeting March 13, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/18/15 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #19: Payroll $32,750.42; General $68,159.93; Water $12,847.92; Sewer $24,594.39; Community Development $15,715.00; and Capital Reserves $30,734.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson reminded the Board that if they wish to change the appointed Board meeting night to Monday they will need to decide before the next Organizational Meeting on April 6.  Monday holidays should be taken into consideration when making this decision.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

The DPW has thawed 10 frozen water services and 2 frozen sewer services this month.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 3/18/2015 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board decided to deny the Theatre Guild’s request for a donation based on the municipal finance law prohibition against gifts of public funds.

At 6:25PM Chief Kelley was excused for a fire call.

The Board discussed personnel hiring committee procedures.  Trustee Enekes will be the Chair with a second trustee serving in a rotating basis, the Board will conduct second interviews of candidates recommended by the committee. 

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, authorized mayoral signature on a proposal by Cleveland Brothers to fertilize & apply herbicide to park properties for $4,262.90 and a proposal for planting and maintenance of Village flowers for $4,838.94.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:45 PM Trustee Halliday arrived.

Clerk/Treas Colson presented the 2015/2016 tentative budget to the Board.  The proposed budget maintains the $5.49 per thousand tax rate and increases water rents by $12 in the Village and $16 outside the Village.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of a public hearing regarding the 2015/2016 Village budget to be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno recommended the Village and Town establish a four person committee with two members from each Board to facilitate communication on issues that involve the Town and Village.  The Board endorsed this idea, Trustee Denno will discuss with Supervisor Lucia.

Trustee Enekes inquired about the Town Board workshop to discuss the potential hauling of low level radioactive waste on the Town rail system.  Attorney Buettner stated the rail company cancelled and the workshop will be rescheduled.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Atty Buettner above, 6:58 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Insp Berg and Supt Lozier were excused, 6:58 PM.

At 7:04 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #76 approved, acceptance of $1.8 million assessment for HRCCU, tax map #74.21-1-39, and authorization for Atty Buettner to sign all related documents on the Village’s behalf.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno that Board adjourn, 7:05 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer