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Village Board Minutes

September 21, 2015 (19)

 

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Enekes, and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Halliday was excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of regular meeting September 9, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Jim Martin, the LA Group, updated the Board on the progress of the Comprehensive Master Plan implementation.  Mr. Martin discussed a meeting held with one of the owners of the downtown properties affected by the 2008 fire.  Mr. Martin, Trustee Denno and Mayor Morreale will be conducting more meetings in an attempt to meet with all the property owners to discuss revitalizing the properties.  Mr. Martin also stated a Main Street Improvement grant should be considered for the former Jack’s Place property.  Grant funding is available through the CFA and requires an owner contribution.  Mr. Martin also discussed efforts to list the IP property as a potential candidate for the State’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.  The Board has been presented with draft Planned Unit Development District proposals for the Village’s Zoning Law; Mr. Martin asked the Board to consider a workshop meeting to discuss.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/21/15 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #7: Payroll $32,667.47; General $76,308.36; Water $8,915.69; and Sewer $4,469.55.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #40 approved, budget transfer.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

River St is repaved; shoulders will be constructed this week.  The 4-inch water main on West Maple St from Winslow Rd to Dunn Ave will be taken out of service and users switched to the 10-inch main.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication in the Pennysaver of the hydrant flushing schedule October 5 – October 8.
Carried – 3 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 9/21/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #41 approved, hiring of Chad Bardin as MEO, effective Oct 5, 2015; $15.00 per hour.

Resolution #42 approved, hiring of Calvin Eric Butler as Laborer, effective Oct 7, 2015; $15 per hour.

The Board discussed a grant application to be submitted jointly with the Town of Corinth to Saratoga County for trail improvements on the Reservoir property.  A cash or in-kind services match of $10,000 is required.

Resolution #43 approved, authorize submission of application for Saratoga County Trails Grant, $10,000.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorizing mayoral signature on a proposal from Cleveland Brothers to plant and maintain fall flowers in Village planters for $1,100.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board scheduled a workshop meeting after the Oct 5 regular meeting to discuss pending projects and the financing of those projects.

Resolution #44 approved, authorize mayoral signature on closing documents related to 260 Main Street and authorize expenditure of funds necessary at closing for fees, commission and transfer tax not to exceed $4,000.

Mayor Morreale instructed Clerk/Treas Colson to invite the Town Board to the October 19 Board meeting to participate in a presentation by County Planning Director Wayne LaMothe regarding the First Wilderness Scenic Byway.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:55 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer