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May 18, 2015 (53)
A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 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 Halliday & Trustee Saunders were present. Trustee Denno & Trustee Enekes were excused.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 6, 2015 was held May 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM in order to consider adoption of Local Law 1 of 2015 re: change in parking schedule. Mayor Morreale read the meeting notice as published.
PUBLIC COMMENTS QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Edd VonSeggern, Center St, expressed support for the law.
With no further comments from the public Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:03 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 18, 2015 at 6:03 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular
meeting May 4, 2015 as typed.
The Image Committee issued a letter to the Board about the Independence Day Celebration parade on July 4 at 2 PM.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/18/15 read & filed.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract
#23: Payroll $26,361.36; General $146,579.88; Water $8,433.94; Sewer
$13,327.45; and Capital reserves $70,802.97.
Resolution #110 approved, budget transfers.
Clerk/Treas Colson stated that due to the newness of the Clerk’s office staff and the quickly impending end of the fiscal year both she and her Deputy Clerk/Treas were going to lose vacation time. Clerk/Treas Colson requested the Board consider allowing them to roll the time over to the new fiscal year as a one-time occurrence.
Resolution #111 approved, Clerk/Treas Colson will carry over 21 hours of vacation and Deputy Clerk/Treas Williams will carry over 18 hours of vacation time to the 2015/2016 fiscal year.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for April read & filed.
The Fire Department is considering installing an electric hot water heater to take advantage of the solar panel installation and allow them to turn off the oil boiler for part of the year.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/18/15 read & filed.
Jim Martin, The LA Group, appeared to update the Board on the progress of implementation of the Comprehensive Master Plan and distributed binders to the Board for the future updates.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss matters leading to the possible employment of an individual.
The Board discussed in detail options for renewing the Saratoga County Sheriff’s special protection contract. All present Board members referred to an email sent from Trustee Denno as well as their own deliberations regarding the contract. Due to increases in County personnel costs the proposed contract is $377,020 for 168 hours of coverage per week for June 1 – May 31, a $78,220 increase over the current contract.
Resolution #112 approved, mayoral signature on renewal of the special protection contract with the Saratoga County Sheriff for $343,620 June 1 – May 31, allowing Sheriff Zurlo to determine the protection hours per week based upon the dollar amount.
Proposed Local Law 2 of 2015 to allow a train depot use in the Village Residential 1 zoning district was submitted to Saratoga County for review.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of notice
of public hearing regarding Local Law 2-2015 amending the VR-1 Zoning to allow
train depots to be held June 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga
Resolution #113 approved, authorize Change Order #2 with Kubricky for Pine St Reconstruction, increase of $4,500 for a contract total of $763,988.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved coin drop to be held
by the American Legion May 23 – May 25 with one day as a rain date.
Resolution #114 approved, appointment of Andrew Burke as Planning Board member, term expiring June 2017.
Resolution #115 approved, declaration of Village as lead agency and negative SEQR declaration for the CDBG Project #282PR51-14.
Resolution #116 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on 2015 CDBG grant application and scheduling a public hearing to be held June 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM, at the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved publication of annual
letter to the Village in the Pennysaver.
Resolution #117 approved, adoption of Local Law 1 of 2015 amending Section 467-57, Schedule XI “Handicap Parking”.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Edd VonSeggern addressed the Board and encouraged them to consider adding language to the Nuisance Law that addresses issues that affect property values. The Board asked Atty Buettner to offer Code change suggestions.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to three
executive sessions to discuss 1) matters leading to the potential employment of
an individual; 2)a contractual real estate issue; 3) potential real estate
acquisition; 7:49 PM.
At 8:40 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 8:41 PM.