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Village Board Minutes

August 17, 2016 (12)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held August 17, 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 Enekes, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno was excused.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on August 8, 2016 was held at 6:00PM August 17, 2016 to consider Local Law 2 of 2016 prohibiting smoking in all park and recreational areas owned by the Village of Corinth.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

Cameron Rogers, Oak Street, spoke in favor of banning smoking in public recreational areas.

Kate Halliday, Main Street, spoke in favor of the law as written.

Chelsea Morris, Glens Falls Hospital, stated the anti-smoking coalition was in favor of prohibiting smoking in public areas and could offer assistance with signage.

Matt Rogers, Oak Street, also spoke in favor of the proposed law.

With no further comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:05PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on August 8, 2016 was held at 6:05PM August 17, 2016 to consider Local Law 3 of 2016 prohibiting the use of sparkling devices in all park and recreational areas owned by the Village of Corinth.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Cameron Rogers, Oak Street, spoke in favor of the law.

Michael McKelligott, Oak Street, spoke in favor of the law.

Matt Rogers, Oak Street, spoke in favor of the law.

With no further comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:07PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 17, 2016 at 6:07 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of the August 3, 2016 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

DECISIONS ON LOCAL LAWS 2 OF 2016 AND 3 OF 2016

The Board issued negativeSEQRA declarations for each of the proposed local laws.

Resolution #22, approved adoption of Local Law 2 of 2016 prohibiting smoking on Village owned parks and recreational areas.

Resolution #23 approved, adoption of Local Law 3 of 2016 prohibiting the use of sparkling devices in Village owned parks and recreational areas.

SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board received notification from Environmental Facilities Corporation that the waste water treatment plant replacement project was awarded a $5 million grant under the NYS Water Grant program.

The Corinth Theatre Guild requested the Village Board pass a resolution of support for their grant request through NYS Homes and Community Renewal for building improvements.

Resolution #24 approved, support for the Corinth Theatre Guild’s $52,430 grant application through NYSHCR.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER - Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 8/17/16 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #5: Payroll $37,927.46; General $46,612.14; Water $7,654.23; Sewer $5,820.69; Community Development $19,308.00; and Capital Reserves $118,167.65.
Carried – 3 – 0

The 2017/2018 budget year property tax cap has been set at 0.68% by the State of New York.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley has received a cost estimate on replacing firehouse lighting with LED fixtures.  A proposal will be presented to the Village Board at the next meeting.

Delivery of the new fire truck has been delayed; the truck should be delivered in November.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 8/17/16 was read & filed.

The Board discussed possible nuisance abatement proceedings for 612 Palmer Avenue.  It will be discussed further at the next meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board engaged in extensive discussion regarding hunting and hiking on the Reservoir Property.  Input was received from the public present.  The Board decided to install signage warning hikers and hunters of the multiple uses of the property at this point.  Future action will be discussed.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #25 approved, mayoral signature on Change Order #3 for Oak St, decrease of $40,952.48 (total contract $1,956,259.03).

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved change of River St Pump Station bid opening to September 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall, addendums will be issued to bidders.
Carried- 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved enrollment by Doug Gill in Waste Water Treatment Operator course at ACC for $935, with the expectation that if the course is not completed successfully the money will be reimbursed by Mr. Gill.
Carried- 3 – 0

Resolution #26 approved, authorized stipends to be paid to ZBA and Planning Board members for each meeting attended: Members $30, Chairperson $40, increase Secretary stipend to $65 per meeting.

Resolution #27 approved, accept training provided by NYMIR as statutory training required for Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals members.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott, Oak Street, stated the Reservoir property is multi-use and all who use it must act responsibly.

Kate Halliday, Main Street, asked the Board to consider local hunters that may depend on the meat when they consider banning hunting on the Reservoir property.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:32 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer