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Village Board Minutes

June 15, 2015 (4)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 15, 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 Enekes & Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Saunders was excused.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting and public hearing June 1, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Corinth Community Churches asked permission to hold their “Down by the Riverside” event at the Village Beach on August 2, 2015.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved Community Churches' event to be held at the Village Beach on August 2, 2015 with proper insurance certificates and signed indemnification.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

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

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #25: Payroll $28,025.29; General $25,351.22; Water $4,532.24; Sewer $7,848.46 and Community Development $8,595.00; and abstract #1: Payroll $32,107.66; General $362,078.96; Water $308.88; and Sewer $3678.28.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #6 approved, final budget transfers for 2014/2015.

The Board discussed outstanding CT Male invoices for the filtration plant and Walnut St reconstruction. 

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of outstanding CT Male invoices pertaining to the Walnut St reconstruction and instructed Atty Buettner to contact CT Male regarding outstanding invoices pertaining to the filtration plant.
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved rejection of all fire truck bids received May 15, 2015 upon recommendation of the Fire Truck Committee.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of bid opening for fire truck apparatus to be held July 2, 2015 at 11:30AM in the Village Hall, 244 Main Street.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

Insp Berg has confirmed for a resident that it is permissible to keep goats in the Village.

Violations at 26 Fourth Street are now remedied.

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss the open MEO position.

NEW BUSINESS

Trustee Denno requested an executive session to discuss the part-time seasonal DPW position.

Resolution #7 approved, award of Oak St Reconstruction to Tom Kubricky Company for the low bid of $1,989,659.

Resolution #8 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Laberge Group proposal for Oak St Construction Observation up to $159,000.

Resolution #9 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contracts with NYMIR to provide Village liability insurance.  Trustee Denno abstained from voting.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held July 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave to consider adoption of Local Law 3 of 2015 prohibiting parking on a portion of Third Street.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved solicitation of Request for Proposals for installation of solar panels at the DPW garage.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Aaron Warren of KME asked questions regarding the fire truck bidding.

Robert Pancerella, electrician, expressed his frustration with the process of receiving payment from the HOME grant program for work done at 411 Palmer Ave.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Chief Kelley addressed the Board regarding hiring employees to be available to drive the fire trucks during the day when there are limited volunteers available.  A recent incident resulted in a delayed response because there was not a driver available.   Supt Lozier stated Asst Chief Mike Stanton is authorized to leave work at the DPW when there is a fire call.  Chief Kelley asked the Board to consider hiring part-time employees to work 6:30 AM to 3PM, Monday – Friday in order to provide better coverage.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss matters leading to the potential employment of specific individuals as requested by Trustee Denno and Mayor Morreale, 7:13PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:36 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #10 approved, hiring John Fiore, Jr. as part-time seasonal laborer for the DPW at $10.18 per hour effective June 29, 2015.

Resolution #11 approved, hiring of Justin Hunt as MEO for the DPW at $15.00 per hour effective July 6, 2015.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:47 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer