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Village Board Minutes

May 4, 2015 (51)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:  Trustee Denno & Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved the minutes of public hearing and regular meeting April 13, 2015 and the minutes of special meeting April 20, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Mayor Morreale read correspondence inviting the Board to participate in the Turning Point Parade in Schuylerville on Sunday, August 2 at 1:00 PM.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/4/15 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #22: Payroll $26,577.29; General $71,845.67; Water $5,151.39; Sewer $6,026.96; Community Development $2,700.00 and Capital Reserves $27,812.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #106 approved, budget transfers.

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

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for April 2015 read & filed.

Mayor Morreale commended the DPW crew for their work to remediate an unforeseen issue with the Pine St reconstruction.  The completion of the work by the DPW saved the Village $79,000 in change orders.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication of a bid opening regarding purchase of a used excavator, bid opening to be held May 28 at 3:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Carried – 3 – 0

Supt Lozier requested an executive session to discuss the job performance of a particular employee.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/4/15 read & filed.

The Board thanked Insp Berg for his personal approach to addressing Code issues in the Village as opposed to relying solely on sending letters to remedy violations.

OLD BUSINESS

Resolution #107 approved, hiring of Charles Scott Wilmott as Mechanic at $19.25 per hour.

Hiring of the MEO position was tabled.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, to authorize mayoral signature on water district contracts with the Town of Lake Luzerne and Town of Corinth upon attorney review.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, to authorize mayoral signature on the 2016 Fire Protection agreement with the Town of Corinth.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board will table the discussion of the Sheriff contract until a quorum of voting members can be present.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held May 18 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse to discuss proposed Local Law 1-2015, changing the location of the handicap parking spot on Main Street.
Carried – 3 – 0

Atty Buettner discussed a potential zoning change of the VR1 zoning district where the former train depot is located.  The Town of Corinth has a grant to construct a new train depot on the property which would require amending the zoning to include a depot as a permitted use.  The Village Board will consider the change and set a public hearing.

Resolution #108 approved, hiring of Louise Knapp to work part-time as a park attendant, $9.98 per hour.

Resolution # 109 approved, change order for LA Group Comprehensive Master Plan update, $325 increase.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

John Tangora, owner of 411 Palmer Ave, discussed issues he is having with the work done on his property which is being paid for by the HOME grant.  The Board will discuss solutions with Jim Thatcher the grant administrator.

Edd VonSeggern, Mechanic Street, distributed copies of local blight ordinances he has researched and asked the Board to consider incorporating some aspects of these laws in the Public Nuisance Law.

Arthur Gannon, 411 Palmer Ave, expressed frustration with Sheriff Deputies that are not enforcing local laws.  The Board encouraged him to bring complaints to the Sheriff’s attention.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Saunders expressed a desire to have an additional ZBA member; currently two out of three seats are filled.

Mayor Morreale commended Atty Buettner on her recent honor by the NY State Bar Association.  Atty Buettner received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award in the Law, Youth & Citizenship Program for her work with the mock trial program.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss litigation.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn to two executive sessions to discuss a certain employees job performance as requested by Supt Lozier and litigation as requested by Atty Buettner, 7:06 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:30 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 7:32 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer