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Village Board Minutes

September 7, 2016 (15)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of August 17, 2016 public hearing and regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Jim Martin, the LA Group, briefed the Board on his recent Comprehensive Master Plan Implementation efforts, including a grant application for the dock replacement and working with SEDC on an application for an EPA Brownfield grant for the former IP site.  Mr. Martin is also working on de-federalizing the Revolving Loan Fund money so that the Village can broaden the uses for the money.

CORRESPONDENCE

Jen Dodge, 225 Center St, wrote requesting a “Children at Play” sign near her home.  The Board discussed and decided against placing a sign since they are unenforceable and may lend a false sense of security.  Mayor Morreale will contact the Sheriff regarding increased traffic enforcement in the area.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/7/16 read & filed.

Resolution #28 approved, rescind resolution #21 hiring Lynn Summers as part-time substitute crossing guard.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Mayor Morreale, approved publication of substitute crossing guard position in Pennysaver.
Carried –4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #6: Payroll $36,638.03; General $141,139.52; Water $10,556.81; Sewer $22,209.96; Community Development $34,730.00; and Capital Reserves $617,026.96.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #29 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report delayed due to computer issues.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved sale of surplus equipment 1998 ProTrac skid unit for $960 and 1992 Cobia boat for $4,350 through Auctions International.    
Carried – 3 – 0

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

Sidewalks downtown are complete.  The DPW has begun preparation of the concrete pad for the new above ground fuel tanks at the DPW garage.

Ash St is proceeding on schedule.  Final paving should occur the second week in October.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 9/7/16 read & filed.

Resolution #30 approved, authorize commencement of nuisance abatement proceedings against 612 Palmer Avenue and authorize Insp Berg & Atty Buettner to issue all notices required for hearing to be held Oct 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed the signage to be placed on the Reservoir Property, signs will be laminated.

At 6:51 Chief Kelley was excused.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #31 approved, authorize mayoral signature on addendum #3 with the LA Group to provide services related to implementation of the Comprehensive Master Plan up to $30,000.

Resolution #32 approved, authorize mayoral signature on change order #3 for Ash St, TKC increase $3,922.20 ($1,698,078.88 total contract).

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of bid opening for West Mechanic & Raymond Street project to be held October 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #33 approved, appointment of Paul J. Pacco to the Zoning Board of Appeals, term ending Sept 2019.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of vacancy of Mechanic position for the DPW.
Carried – 3 – 0

Trustee Kelly volunteered to serve on the personnel committee to review applications for the mechanic position.

Mayor Morreale informed the Board that Councilman Ed Byrnes will Chair a committee to explore options for improvements to the Wilton Mt road.  Trustee Halliday volunteered to represent the Village.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott stated a street light is out on Oak St at the Second St intersection.  Supt Lozier will get the pole number for report to National Grid.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:03 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer