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Village Board Minutes

December 7, 2015 (29)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 7, 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, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Saunders were present.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting November 16, 2015 as typed.
Carried 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Jim Martin, LA Group, briefed the Board on the progress of the Comprehensive Master Plan Implementation.  Mr. Martin stated all downtown fire affected property owners appear to be in agreement that cooperating in redevelopment is the best option for that area.  Mr. Martin also spoke of the potential sale of parcels behind the fire affected properties which may lead to a larger development project of a mixed use building with parking on site with potential IDA involvement.  Mr. Martin also suggested a possible Main Street grant application in the next CFA round to rehab some of the other downtown properties and distributed a strategy for Plan Implementation in 2016.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/7/15 read & filed.

Resolution #57 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #12: Payroll $29,573.59; General $154,037.89; Water $10,226.65; Sewer $11,979.68; and Capital Reserve $679,556.11.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board approved the purchase of an iPad for the Emergency Management team from their current budget line.

No solar energy installation proposals were submitted to the Village.  One vendor stated the Village’s current electric rate through the Saratoga Chamber’s energy program was too competitive to justify a large solar project at this time.

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

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused, report for November filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/7/15 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board decided proposed LOSAP changes should wait for a possible proposition on the General Election ballot.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the water project listing with the State Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) and the need to increase the current funding cap in order to complete the entire project including water meters.  The Board also discussed the sewer project listing on the State Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF) which would allow for improvements to sewer collection through the Village and the construction of a new Waste Water Treatment Plant.  These projects are seen by the Board as vital infrastructure improvements necessary to maintain the well being of the current Village residents, as well as necessary to future developments including the IP site and downtown locations.

Resolution #58 approved, negative SEQRA declaration for sewer pump station project on CWSRF listing.

Resolution #59 approved, Type II SEQRA action negative declaration for water project on DWSRF listing.

Resolution #60 approved, increase of DWSRF water project bond by $4.9 million (up to $13.9 million total).

Resolution #61 approved, Type II SEQRA action for sewer treatment plant and collection project on CWSRF listing.

Resolution #62 approved, CWSRF project serial bond up to $22 million for plant and infrastructure improvements.

The Board received applications for a substitute crossing guard position.  Trustee Denno requested an executive session to discuss matters leading to the possible employment of an individual.

Discussion of Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator wages was tabled until Supt Lozier could be present.

Atty Buettner was instructed to create the necessary documents to amend the parking law to include a handicap spot in front of the library.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held January 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, regarding amending the parking law.
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno requested Supt Lozier, Atty Buettner & Clerk-Treas Colson research the possibility of purchasing property near the Hamilton Ave pump station.

Mayor Morreale thanked Trustee Denno and Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, for attending the Town Board meting and discussing possible water districts with the Councilmen.  Don Rhodes stated the meeting went well & he felt the Town Board was open to the possibility of creating a new district or consolidating the current outside users and districts into one district.

Trustee Halliday reminded those present that it was Pearl Harbor Day and requested remembrance of the victims and survivors of the attack.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss the possible purchase of real estate.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved adjournment to executive session to discuss matters leading to the possible employment of an individual as requested by Trustee Denno, and the purchase of real estate as requested by Mayor Morreale, 7:29 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 8:10 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #63 approved, hiring of Joshua Lytle as substitute crossing guard at the rate of $11.70 per hour effective December 8, 2015.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 8:12 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer