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Village Board Minutes

November 2, 2015 (25)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

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

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

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting October 19, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3- 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Tony Fiorello, from Penflex, appeared before the Board to answer questions regarding the volunteer firefighters’ length of service award program (LOSAP).  Mr. Fiorello discussed an actuarial study done at the Board’s request which identifies the cost increases to the program if one or both of two proposed changes are made to the program: 1) lowering the entitlement age from 65 to 62 and 2) increasing the accrued benefit from $10 per service year to $15.  The January 1, 2015 executive report issued by Penflex recommended not implementing any changes until the program is fully funded.  The program is currently funded at 85%.  The Board discussed in detail the costs of the proposed changes.  Any changes to the program are subject to a referendum vote.

Jack Kelley, of Corinth Senior Housing LLC, informed the Board of a new partner in the firm proposing development of senior housing at the Jessup’s Landing Park property.  Mr. Kelley stated the proposed structure would have first floor retail parallel to Main Street and low income housing for ages 55 and over.  A path connecting the property to the train depot off Hamilton Ave is also proposed.  Mr. Kelley stated a resolution of support for the project would be needed from the Village Board for the application for housing credits due December 4th.  Mr. Kelley also requested an extension of the current purchasing contract for the property and an extended grace period on the grant loan from the Village.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Corinth Community Churches are sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner and worship service at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 11/2/15 read & filed.

Resolution #53 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #10: Payroll $29,826.22; General $270,093.37; Water $77,387.27; Sewer $10,326.76; and Capital Reserve $24,251.13.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of offices up for election in March and their terms.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Hometown Christmas Celebration will be held December 5, 2015.

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

The Fire Department is planning updates to the existing emergency systems at the firehouse, including expanding wireless hotspot capabilities in the structure.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for October read & filed.

The beach has been winterized; Pagenstecher Park bathrooms will be closed and winterized this week.

Annual inspections for the upper & lower reservoir dams have been completed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 11/2/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Changes to the LOSAP program were tabled pending more information.

The Board discussed options for cleaning of the firehouse.  North Country Janitorial has estimated $195 per week for thorough cleaning of the meeting area, Chief’s office, bathrooms and hallways.  This includes a floor cleaning machine.  The Board requested Chief Kelley submit a list of duties and cleaning requirements.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #54 approved, extension of Senior Housing purchase agreement for one year to November 13, 2016.

Resolution #55 approved, change order #1 for Oak St reconstruction, net increase of $1,998.14; total contract $1,991,657.14.

Trustee Denno volunteered to serve as the Village representative on the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor marketing focus group.  Group meetings will be held at the firehouse.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Charles Brown, EMRC, requested clarification of improvements to the emergency response network.

Mr. McKelligott, Oak St., asked if further meetings with the fire properties downtown would be scheduled.  Meetings are planned for this month.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno stated the zoning update committee will be comprised of Trustee Enekes, Trustee Denno, Insp Berg, Paul Pacco from the ZBA, and possibly Louise Kirkpatrick from the Comprehensive Master Plan Cmte.

Don Rhodes and Trustee Denno will be attending the December 3rd Town Board meeting to discuss water districting.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:53 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer