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Village Board Minutes

May 18, 2016 (54)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 18, 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 Enekes, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno was excused.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of April 20, 2016 public hearing and regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3- 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Brandi Bishop, of the Smoke –Free Alliance appeared before the Board with Corinth Central School students Emma O’Reilly, Kendrey, and Sharlyne Shayne to address their concerns with the effect smoking has on young people and the natural environment.  Alliance representatives petitioned the Board to consider designating the Village parks and beach as non-smoking areas.  The Board agreed to review the provided information and consider the request.

Annaliese Stautner, Corinth Youth Commission, addressed the Board regarding the summer youth program.  A rotating schedule for the playground program is proposed to avoid the State classification of a day-camp.  The County lunch program will still be a part of the playground program.  Two more lifeguards are still needed at the beach.

Jim Martin, LA Group, updated the Board on the Comprehensive Master Plan implementation and outlined several grant opportunities available from the combined funding program.  Mr. Martin will be meeting with the mayor to discuss potential applications for Board approval.

CORRESPONDENCE

Corinth Little League notified the Board of their parade scheduled for April 30, 2016.

A letter was received from Tim & Mary Murphy commending Supt Lozier, Assistant Supt Jensen and the DPW crew on their speedy response and remediation of a drainage problem on the sidewalk in front of their home on Walnut St.

Corinth Image Committee has scheduled the Independence Day celebration for July 2, 2016.  A full schedule was submitted for Board review.

Town of Corinth submitted a letter to the Village Board regarding the 2018 Bicentennial Celebration.  A planning meeting will be held Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

Pastor John Aldridge has requested use of the beach on Sunday, August 7, 9AM – 1:30PM for the “Down by the Riverside” event.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved use of the beach by Community Churches on August 7, 9AM – 1:30PM upon signing a hold harmless agreement and submission of an insurance certificate.
Carried – 3 – 0

Gilbert de Marco, Center Street, emailed the Board requesting a four-way stop at the intersection of Center St and Mechanic St citing safety concerns.  The Board discussed and determined a four-way stop would possibly back traffic up onto Main St creating an unsafe condition.  The Board directed the DPW to mark the current stop are on the roadway to draw attention to it and Mayor Morreale will ask the Sheriff’s Dept to monitor the area.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kate Halliday referred to improvements being made at the Reservoir property.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/18/16 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #22: Payroll $30,603.58; General $295,709.96; Water $3,676.17; Sewer $6,059.67; Community Development $13,153.00; and Capital Reserves $8,094.80.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #23: Payroll $31,867.90; General $144,694.19; Water $6,399.20; Sewer $16,246.75; Community Development $1,100.00; and Capital Reserves $16,334.60.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #131 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for April 2016 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of bid opening for one pick-up truck  for Fire Dept to be held June 1, 2016 at 11:00AM at the Village Hall, 244 Main St.
Carried – 3 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for April 2016 read & filed.

Supt Lozier stated the installation of the above ground fuel tanks at the DPW garage was a sole source purchase based upon the fact that the only company that could install the tanks and provide local service of the tanks is R. M. Dalrymple of Saratoga Springs.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved award of fuel tank installation to R. M. Dalrymple at the cost of $77,195.71 upon attorney contract review.
Carried – 3 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/18/16 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The American Legion Memorial Day parade is May 30; Trustee Kelly will be representing the Village Board.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, ratified the Volunteer Fire Department membership roster as of May 18, 2016.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #132 approved, hiring of Allie Helenek as part-time summer playground monitor; $10.50 per hour.

Resolution #133 approved, hiring of Courtney Perkins as part-time summer playground supervisor; $12 per hour.

Resolution #134 approved, mayor is authorized to execute and submit a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund financing application and revised NYS Water Grant funding application.

The Ash Street rehabilitation project has discovered asbestos sewer pipe, which necessitates contracting with a licensed asbestos remover to make sure the pipe removal is in compliance with all State regulations.  At this point, no delay in completion time is expected, but there is a need for an increase in project cost.  The reconstruction is still expected to come in below project estimations.

Resolution #135 approved, Ash St change order #1, TKC increase of $93,870 for a total contract of $1,676,121.

Resolution #136 approved, hiring of Alpine Environmental to over-see asbestos removal; up to $6,500.

Resolution #137 approved, 2016/2017 tax warrant.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, authorized mayoral signature on 2016 Fire Protection Contract with the Town of Corinth in the amount of $362,066.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized mayoral signature on the 2016/2017 Water District contracts with attorney review.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #138 approved, declaration of Drinking Water Improvement project as Type II Action and exempt from further review under SEQRA.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Matt Rogers asked the Board to consider blocking off the lower Reservoir parking area because of unsafe conditions.

Kate Halliday had questions regarding recent police activity in the Village.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale stated he would be out of town May 20-May 31 and Deputy Mayor Halliday will be acting in his place during that time.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:45 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer