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February 1, 2016 (37)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16, Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were present. Trustee Saunders was excused.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of public
hearing & regular meeting January 20, 2016 as typed.
Jim Martin, the LA Group, briefed the Board on the implementation of the Comprehensive Master Plan. Mr. Martin discussed possible downtown business grant applications if business owners were willing to invest money in the costs. Mr. Martin also discussed an application for an Adirondack Smart Growth Grant for the replacement of the boat dock on the beach. An application for a fully funded grant, with no Village contribution required, of approximately $40,000 could replace the pier used by the fire company as well as add an additional public access pier. Applications are due by Feb 12.
Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, addressed the Board with a timeline of the current infrastructure upgrades. Mr. Rhodes distributed a handout that gives a detailed breakdown of when each project will be in engineering and construction phases and included recommended future projects.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ONLY)
Maureen Granger Kelly asked why more income surveys may be needed. Mr. Rhodes stated the surveys mailed back to Tedford Associates met the required number of responses, but were mostly single homes and not multi-family units. We would like to make sure multi-family units are also represented in the results.
Mayor Morreale shared an email he received from Jamie Daniels requesting a second garbage can be issued to 133 Lemont, the original was missing when the property was recently sold. The Board decided to abide by the current policy and require the owner to purchase a can at $40.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/1/16 was read & filed.
Resolution #75 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #16:
Payroll $32,101.89; General $32,882.45; Water $6,895.40; Sewer $8,348.28; and
Community Development $2,000.00.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for January 2016 read & filed.
Firemen will be undergoing training in OSHA and new equipment.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for 2/1/16 read & filed.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 2/1/16 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Changes to the LOSAP program were tabled.
Resolution #76 approved, appointment of Jane Feulner & Valerie Milligan as election inspectors; $10 per hour.
Resolution #77 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contract with Laberge Group for River St pump station engineering; $71,500.
Resolution #78 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on all acceptance documents for $150,000 grant funding from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) for Ash St storm water improvements.
Resolution #79 approved, authorizing LA Group to prepare and submit an Adirondack Smart Growth application for up to $75,000 in grant funding to replace the piers at the Village Beach, not to exceed $1,500.
Resolution #80 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on an addendum to contract with Laberge Group to conduct additional income surveys at a cost not to exceed $900.
The Board again discussed administration of the Youth Program. Trustee Halliday volunteered to meet with Mayor Morreale, Supervisor Lucia, Councilman Byrnes and Craig Falkenbury to address concerns about the beach and playground programs.
PUBLIC COMMENTS QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Maureen Granger Kelly had questions pertaining to beach regulations.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Denno requested an update from the Reservoir Property Committee with their plans for future requests and improvements. Clerk/Treas Colson will ask Matt Rogers to attend the next Board meeting to update the Board.
Trustee Denno also stated the Fire Department recently assisted with a fire that resulted in a fatality. Trustee Denno expressed thanks that Fire Department Chaplain Dean Brown was on hand to support & counsel the firefighters.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:07 PM.