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Village Board Minutes

June 1, 2015 (1)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 1, 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 Saunders were present. Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were excused.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 23, 2015 was held June 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM in order to consider adoption of Local Law 2 of 2015 adding train station as a permissible use in the Village Residential 1 Zoning District. Mayor Morreale read the meeting notice as published.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.

With no comment from the public Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:02 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 23, 2015 was held June 1, 2015 at 6:02 PM in order to take public input regarding a 2015 CDBG grant application. Mayor Morreale read the meeting notice as published.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.

With no comment from the public Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:03 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 1, 2015 at 6:03 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of public hearing & regular meeting May 18, 2015 as typed.
Carried 3 0

DECISION ON LOCAL LAW 2 OF 2015

Resolution #1 approved, adoption of Local Law 2-2015 amending VR-1 Zoning to include train station.

SPECIFIC REQUESTS none.

CORRESPONDENCE

Corinth Youth Theatre Workshop sent a letter to the Board requesting $500 for scholarships. The Board discussed with Atty Buettner and determined it would be an unlawful gift of public funds under Municipal Finance Law. Clerk-Treas Colson will send a letter denying the request.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 6/1/15 read & filed.

The Village submitted their Tax Freeze/Government Efficiency Plan on May 30.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #24: Payroll $28,025.29; General $45,083.06; Water $3,712.85; Sewer $8,480.48; Capital Reserves $344,083.47; and Community Development $6,500.
Carried 3 0

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

Bids on the fire truck are still being reviewed by the committee.

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

Posting additional no swimming or diving signs on the beach docks was discussed. Supt Lozier also discussed pouring concrete docks in the future to expand the dock area and improve the aesthetics of the area.

Resolution #2 approved, hiring of Chantz Baudoux as part-time seasonal laborer at $10.18 per hour as of June 29.

The solar project at the DPW is on hold due to the bankruptcy filing of USLE. The Mayor will explore options with other solar companies and report back to the Board.

Trustee Saunders requested that Supt Lozier contact the State regarding the railroad crossing on Rte 9N as well as drainage near Saratoga National which is crumbling.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 6/1/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Hiring of an MEO for the DPW was tabled.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #3 approved, authorize signatures on the 2015/2016 tax warrant.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held July 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave, re: Section 8 Housing Voucher five-year PHA plan.
Carried 3 0

Resolution #4 approved, advertise Ash St reconstruction bids for July 2 bid opening, 3PM at Village Hall.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved award of excavator bid to sole bidder Vantage Equipment for a purchase price of $99,980.
Carried 3 0

The Board discussed establishing a NO Parking zone on Fourth St in front of the Theater Guild / Food Pantry and instructed Atty Buettner to prepare an amended parking code for their review.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott, Oak St, questioned the No Parking areas on Oak St and distance for parking from the curb. Supt Lozier will verify all signs and curb markings are in place.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Saunders questioned the status of the senior housing project and the water districting. Currently the housing project is on hold, the developers did not apply for the necessary tax credits. Trustee Denno and Don Rhodes will be meeting with Supervisor Lucia to discuss the water districting.

Trustee Denno brought up the possibility of charging for sprinklers.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Morreale requested executive sessions to discuss the sale of real property and the purchase of real property.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested above, 7:27 PM.
Carried 3 0

At 8:25 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #5 approved, authorize mayoral signature on listing contract with Welch Group Realty for 260 Main St.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 8:34 PM.
Carried 3 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer