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Village Board Minutes

April 20, 2016 (51)

A public hearing & regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 20, 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 & Trustee Kelly were present.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on April 13, 2016 was held at 6:00PM April 20, 2016 re: proposed 2016/2017 budget.

Clerk/Treas Colson presented the proposed budget in great detail.  The overall budget is a $376,851 (11%) decrease over last year’s budget.  The proposed budget keeps the tax rate at $5.49 per thousand while increasing water/sewer rents by $28 per quarter ($112 per year).  The budget provides for $109,181 to be expended from fund balance.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:16 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

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

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of the April 4, 2016 Organizational & Regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Mayor Morreale introduced Annaliese Stautner as the new Director for the Village and Town Youth Program.

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/20/16 read & filed.

The Village has received a $250 donation toward flower planting from Barbara Telasky & Maureen Bogle in memory of their mother, Betty Bogle.

Notice of liquor license application has been received from The Village Cafι & Tavern, 429 Palmer Ave.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #21: Payroll $31,495.23; General $60,093.77; Water $7,780.71; Sewer $13,802.47; and Capital Reserves $177,100.64.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #124 approved, budget transfers.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, mid-month update read & filed.

The DPW will be starting 10-hour days on May 2; hours will be 6AM – 4PM Monday - Thursday.

At 6:26 PM Chief Kelley arrived.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley thanked the Board for the service award presented to him at the Old Timer’s banquet.

The outdoor lights at the firehouse are being retrofitted with LED lights for increased efficiency.  A credit from National Grid is expected.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved attendance of Chief Kelley at the Firefighter Expo in Lancaster PA May 20 – 22 at the cost of $125 per night plus expenses.
Carried – 4 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 4/20/16 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Matt Rogers of Rogers Planning appeared before the Board to discuss the Zoning Committee Update.  The Committee would like the Board to consider terminating the deed restrictions & covenant for the former IP property and revise the zoning in the industrial zone to include the restrictions in the covenant.  The Board agreed to consider the possibility.

Matt Rogers also addressed the Board regarding the Reservoir Property Master Plan.  The full Plan should be available for public & Board review by the end of May.  Some aspects of the Plan have already been implemented, such as clearing and marking some of the trails.  If the Board decides to implement more aspects of the Plan, Mr. Rogers projects a budget impact of approximately $5,650 plus DPW labor.  Mr. Rogers also suggested the Board seek another grant with Saratoga County.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved the purchase of five dog waste disposal stations for placement at various areas in the Village.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #125 approved, adoption of the Saratoga County Fire Mutual Aid Plan.

Resolution #126 approved, revise Resolution #123 to include application for up to $3 million in water grant, and increase sewer grant application to $5 million.

Resolution #127 approved, change order #2 for Oak St project Kubricky contract increasing cost by $5,554.37 ($1,997,211.51 total contract)

The Board discussed changing the Youth Program Director’s stipend from the $900 per year to $1,200 per year.  The amount paid to the director has not been increased in over 10 years.  The Town also pays a stipend to the director.

Resolution #128 approved, increase Youth Program Director stipend to $1,200 per year.

Resolution #129 approved, adopt the 2016/2017 budget as presented at the public hearing with a $45,000 increase to Beach Repair & Maintenance and a $5,650 increase to Parks Repair & Maintenance.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Matt Rogers suggested some areas for the dog waste stations.

Mr. McKelligott, Oak St., asked when First and Second St will be repaved.  Supt Lozier stated when those roads should be completed next summer.  Mr. McKelligott also asked how emergency services would reach people on the Reservoir property.  Chef Kelley assured him the Fire Department ATVs would be able to reach all areas of the property.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, AND CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly stated she attended the Town Board meeting with the Train Depot presentation and will issue an update to the Board members on the latest developments.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss the CSEA collective bargaining agreement and real estate contracts with the Senior Housing group.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 7:34PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 8:24 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #130 approved, ratification of CSEA contract for June 2016 – May 2019.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn at 8:26 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer