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Village Board Minutes

July 20, 2015 (10)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 20, 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 and Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Enekes and Trustee Saunders were excused.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on June 6, 2015 was held July 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM in order to receive public input on the proposed five-year PHA plan for administration of the Village’s HUD Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.

Jim Mastrianni, of Joseph E. Mastrianni Inc, addressed the Board regarding his company’s administration of the Section 8 program.  Income qualified families and individuals receive rent subsidies paid directly to the landlords.  Currently 77 families are in the Corinth program, 72% are elderly or disabled.  Mayor Morreale asked if the plan could be amended to give priority to the elderly.  Mr. Mastrianni agreed that it could.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:17 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 20, 2015 at 6:17 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of public hearing and regular meeting July 6, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none.

CORRESPONDENCE

Larry Ramsey Jr., Corinth Grange, requested permission to hold a coin drop Aug 8 – 9.  The Board previously curtailed the number of coin drops allowed due to over saturation and safety issues; the request was denied.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)

Andy Kelley questioned whether the Section 8 program is beneficial for the Village and questioned the extent of inspections and verification of applicants.  Mr. Kelley raised the possibility of having the Village administer the program in order to maintain more control over the program.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 7/20/15 read & filed.

Resolution #19 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved attendance at NYCOM training in Lake Placid September 28 – October 1 for Clerk/Treas Colson & Deputy Clerk/Treas Kelley, $2,260.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #3: Payroll $34,177.09; General $62,498.32; Water $5,200.56; Sewer $10,202.71; and Capital Reserve $27,232.50.
Carried – 3- 0

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

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved FD coin drop 7/31 – 8/2.
Carried – 3 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 7/20/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Adoption of PHA for rental assistance program was tabled for potential changes to the plan.

Resolution #20 approved, change order #4 for $19,415 increase to Pine St contract with Kubricky ($783,403 total)

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on a proposal from Laberge to assist with financing under the DWSRF program for the water project, $8,500 plus expenses.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved mayoral signature on a proposal from Laberge to assist with sewer project financing, up to $20,150 plus expenses.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #21 approved, award of Ash Street reconstruction to Tom Kubricky Company as low bidder, $1,582,251.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Edd VonSeggern questioned how the Section 8 applications are evaluated and the duties of the landlords involved with the Section 8 program.  Mr. VonSeggern also asked about adding blight language to the Nuisance Law.

Mr. McKelligott, Oak St, requested a wider entrance to the gymnasium parking lot on Oak St be considered to allow easier emergency vehicle access.  Chief Kelley will address with Supt Lozier.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday has spoken with Supervisor Lucia about Town cooperation for Reservoir property improvements.  Also, rubble from Oak St will be used to fill dips in road and parking lot at the Reservoir property.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss the sale of real property.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale, 7:09 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:25 PM with no action taken in executive session, the Board reconvened.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, to reject offer on 260 Main Street and authorize further negotiations by the Mayor.
Carried – 3 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 7:26 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer