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October 19, 2015 (23)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 19, 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 Enekes were present. Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders were excused.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of regular meeting
October 19, 2015 as typed.
Wayne LaMothe and Patricia Taitch of the Warren County Planning Department addressed the Board regarding the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor and First Wilderness Scenic Byway. The First Wilderness Corridor extends from Tahawus in the Adirondack High Peaks to Saratoga Springs. Some of the many aspects of the First Wilderness Plan include 39 separate projects currently under development including the North Creek Railroad / Town of Corinth rail system, construction of a train depot at the former depot site, linkage of trails at the Village Reservoir property to the greater trail system, as well as numerous other projects from Saratoga through North Creek and Chester. Funds from LWRP and CDBG grants are utilized to complete many of these projects. Mr. LaMothe and Ms. Taitch discussed the need for local involvement and support including a Village contact person to work with the organization.
Resolution #49 approved, support for First Wilderness Corridor Management Plan and establishment of Scenic Byway.
Senator Hugh Farley has secured a $150,000 capital grant to assist the Village with improvements to the sewer system. The grant will be administered through DASNY.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/19/15 read & filed.
Resolution #50 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
The closing on the sale of 260 Main Street was completed on October 6, 2015. The Village received a total of $52,529.50.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #9:
Payroll $30,498.13; General $113,286.94; Water $9,049.40; Sewer $10,051.87; and
Capital Reserve $22,305.72.
Resolution #51 approved, budget transfer.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
The leaf & brush pick-up continues. Sidewalks near the library will be replaced this fall.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved sale of surplus snow loader
by auction for a bid of $8,100.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 10/19/15 read & filed.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved acceptance of Rogers
Planning proposal to update the Zoning Code and authorized mayoral signature on
contract for $5,750.
Discussion of changes to the LOSAP program were tabled.
The employee that currently cleans the DPW and firehouse will be leaving the Village soon. Supt Lozier stated his crew can take over the cleaning of the DPW. The Board instructed Clerk/Treas Colson to contact North Country Janitorial for a quote to clean the firehouse.
Resolution #52 approved, authorize mayoral signature on all documents related to the $350,000 DASNY funding.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive
session to discuss purchase or lease of real property as requested by Mayor
Morreale, 6:53 PM.
Mayor Morreale invited Don Rhodes of Laberge Group to attend the executive session.
At 7:13 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:14 PM.