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March 7, 2016 (41)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 7, 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, and Trustee Saunders were present. Trustee Halliday was excused.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular
meeting February 17, 2016 as typed.
Senator Farley wrote that he has reached out to National Grid, at the mayors request, to encourage their consideration of expanding the natural gas pipeline into the Village for residential use.
PUBLIC QUESTIONS, COMMENTS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson present, report for 3/7/16 read & filed.
Resolution #85 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #18:
Payroll $32,844.05; General $52,039.58; Water $5,298.01; Sewer $6,283.58;
Community Development $2,200.00; and Capital Reserves $18,082.42.
Resolution #86 approved, budget transfer.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley present, report for February 2016 read & filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier present, report for February 2016 read & filed.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of hydrant
flushing scheduled for March 28, 2016 March 31, 2016 in the Pennysaver.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg present, report for 3/7/16 read & filed.
Insp Berg stated that New York State is beginning to adopt International Code standards.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Resolution #87 approved, resignation of WWTP Head Operator Clayton Laubach as of March 11, 2016.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication of Head
Operator vacancy with salary based upon experience.
Resolution #88 approved, declaration of No Significance under SEQRA for Village sewer collection improvements.
Don Rhodes of Laberge Group presented a proposal to engineer the replacement of the Waste Water Treatment Plant including all design and contract documents, project permitting, bidding and awarding of contract, construction administration, and assistance with all requirements of the funding sources.
Resolution #89 approved, acceptance of proposal and authorization of mayoral signature on contract documents, subject to attorney approval, on engineering proposal from Laberge Group for Waste Water Treatment Plant replacement, $1,265,000 with up to $25,000 reimbursable expenses.
Don Rhodes also presented the Board a proposal to submit grant applications for an additional Community Development Block Grant as well as an engineering planning grant. Trustee Saunders took this opportunity to thank Mr. Rhodes for the grants he has applied for and received on behalf of the Village in order to lower the cost of the water & sewer projects.
Resolution #90 approved, authorize mayoral signature, upon attorney review, on contract with Laberge Group to apply for a CDBG grant at the cost of $6,700 and an Engineering Planning Grant at the cost of $1,500.
Clerk-Treas Colson went over a brief outline of proposals for the 2016/2017 budget. A workshop meeting is scheduled for March 14 at 6 PM in the Village Hall.
The Board discussed financing necessary to rebuild the Waste Water Treatment Plant and fund other sewer system improvements in the Village.
Resolution #91 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on a Purchase Agreement with International Paper to purchase approximately 4 acres, which is a portion of tax map #60.78-1-6.11, subject to attorney review & SEQR.
Resolution #92 approved, authorize mayor to execute and submit a CWSRF financing application to the Environmental Facilities Corporation in an amount not to exceed $21,089,000.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Daniel Lescault, Jr. and Maureen Granger Kelly asked Supt Lozier questions related to recent water main breaks.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Saunders stated he feels the Board is not compensated adequately for the amount of information and projects they are expected to act upon. Trustee Saunders requested Clerk-Treas Colson inquire as to Town Councilmen salaries in advance of the budget workshop.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 7:16 PM.