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Village Board Minutes

November 16, 2016 (25)

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

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Enekes & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno & Trustee Halliday were excused.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting November 2, 2016 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Corinth Community Churches invited the Board to their Thanksgiving community dinner and worship services to be held the evening of November 16.  The Community Churches also informed the Board that the Village would be receiving an award for the residents’ support of the Community Churches Fuel Fund and Food Pantry.  The Board was in session and unable to attend the service, Mrs. Christine Morreale accepted the award on behalf of the Village.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 11/16/16 read & filed.

Resolution #47 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #11: Payroll $32,886.98; General $163,187.58; Water $16,815.57; Sewer $14,340.36; Community Development $3,300; and Capital Reserves $27,902.49.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #48 approved, budget transfer.

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

The fire truck will be ready for final inspection in December.  The new pick-up will be lettered by December 1st.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Leaf & Brush pick-up will continue through December 5th.  Downed trees at the Reservoir Property were removed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 11/16/16 read & filed.

Insp Berg will assist the Committee evaluating the former Main Street School building with an inspection.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed replacement of interior firehouse lighting with LED lighting.  Hill Electric has submitted a proposal; the Board decided to accept a modified version with a deduction of $1500 labor which can be completed by the firemen.  The Board also discussed increasing the internet capabilities at the firehouse resulting in a $149 per month + surcharge increase.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, accepted lighting proposal from Hill Electric of $1773.23 for LED conversion at firehouse.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved increase in cable package with Time Warner for firehouse internet, a monthly increase of $149 per month+ additional surcharges.
Carried – 3 – 0

NEW BUSINESS

Don Rhodes, of Laberge Group, presented the Board with an updated financial worksheet for the current infrastructure projects.

Resolution #49 approved, mayoral signature on proposal from Laberge to help the Village procure a trailer mounted pump as back-up for River St pump station; fee to Laberge $4,500, total pump purchase not to exceed $70,000.

Resolution #50 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contract with Laberge to provide construction administration and observation for the West Mechanic & Raymond Street reconstruction project at a lump sum not to exceed $240,400.

The Board discussed the next phase of the water infrastructure project, installation of water meters.  Laberge Group has submitted a proposal to complete field surveys, evaluate operational systems, coordinate environmental permitting, prepare bidding documents and provide construction/implementation observation for the project.

Resolution #51 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contract with Laberge to provide professional services for the implementation of water meter installations, $271,300.

The project to replace the docks at the Village Beach has received a “no impact” designation from SHPO.

Resolution #52 approved, classification of the dock replacement as Type II Action exempt from SEQRA.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved mayoral signature on Saratoga County Trails Grant in the amount of $8,000 for Reservoir Property improvements.
Carried – 3 – 0

WWTP Operator James (Mark) Broekhuizen has completed his Grade IIA water licensing and is entitled to an increase in his hourly wage.  The Board congratulated Mark on his accomplishment.

Resolution #53 approved, increase in hourly wage for James Broekhuizen of $1.25 per hour ($19.61 rate per hour).

Resolution #54 approved, contract with CT Male Associates to submit a 2016-2017 HOME grant application for a $4,500 fee plus reimbursable expenses.

The Board discussed potential changes to the Village Code presented by Insp Berg which would bring the Village Code into alignment with recent changes made by NYS regarding Property Maintenance.  The changes would also clarify certain aspects and definitions of the Code concerning storage of vehicles.  The Board instructed Atty Buettner to draft a proposed local law for their review.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:20PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer