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Village Board Minutes

January 4, 2016 (33)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 4, 2016 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, Trustee Enekes, and Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Saunders arrived at 6:19 PM.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on December 29, 2015 was held January 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM re: adoption of local law 1 of 2016, amendment to the Handicap Parking schedule.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale left the public hearing open for the next board meeting, 6:06 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 4, 2016 at 6:06 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting December 21, 2015 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 1/4/16 read & filed.

Resolution #65 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #14: Payroll $30,630.36; General $42,906.88; Water $3,074.48; and Sewer $12,249.15.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #66 approved, budget transfers.

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

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for December 2015 read & filed.

Work on the parking lot and foot bridges at the Reservoir property have been completed.

The Board discussed the Food Pantry’s request for snow removal service and decided it would be unable to perform the service for one private entity without offering it to all others.  Mayor Morreale will discuss possible alternatives with them.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 1/4/16 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Supt Lozier & Clerk/Treas Colson presented a draft pay scale for the WWTP Operator Trainee position with monetary increments for different required licenses achieved.  The Board agreed to use this pay matrix going forward.

At 6:19 PM Trustee Saunders arrived.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #67 approved, increase James Broekhuizen, WWTP Operator Trainee hourly wage to $18 as of 1/9/16.

Resolution #68 approved, polling place for the General Election March 15, 2016 will be the Village Hall, 12 – 9p.m.

Resolution #69 approved, mayoral signature on contract with Laberge Group for construction observation services on Ash Street for up to $158,250.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved request by Corinth Merchant’s Association for a $1,000 donation toward their business locator maps.
Carried – 4 – 0

Trustee Denno pointed out that the Corinth Merchant’s Association operates with very few members and does a great service to the community.  The Board directed Clerk/Treas Colson to send a letter of thanks on their behalf.

The Board instructed the Village Attorney to draft a resolution for their consideration which would propose increasing the Firemen’s Length of Service Program payout to $15 per month for eligible year of service from the current $10 per month.  This resolution will be subject to mandatory referendum.

Resolution #70 approved, hiring of Douglas Gill to the position of WWTP Operator Trainee at $17 per hour effective January 19, 2016.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale requested executive sessions to discuss the proposed acquisition of real property and collective negotiations pursuant to the Taylor Law.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 7:04 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 8:08 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 8:10 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer