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Village Board Minutes

December 7, 2016 (27)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 7, 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 Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno was excused.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting November 26, 2016 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/7/16 read & filed.

Resolution #55 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #12: Payroll $33,032.08; General $142,238.45; Water $10,676.90; Sewer $14,372.55; Community Development $13,896.00; and Capital Reserves $17,133.88.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #56 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk-Treas Colson stated Lubbe & Hosey plan on completing the May 31, 2016 audit by the end of December.  Steve Lubbe has offered to meet with the Board, or a contingent of members, to review the audit and answer questions.

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

Chief Kelley stated the fire truck delivery is delayed; final inspection is scheduled in January.

Interior lighting at the firehouse has been upgraded to LED lighting.

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

Above-ground fuel tanks have been installed at the DPW garage, monitoring software is being installed at Village Hall.

DOH has issued a violation for the Village’s copper testing.  The Village took the required number of samples, not all of them were from homes built between 1982 and 1986 as required by DOH.  The DOH will be working with the Village to ensure the next samples are taken from the appropriate homes.

Mayor Morreale complimented the DPW on the decorations at the beach & throughout the Village.  Supt Lozier will pass the message on to the crew that did the decorations: Eric Butler, Shane Russell, Don Stanton & Mike Stanton.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/7/16 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of notice of public hearing to be held January 4, 2017 in the firehouse at 6:00 PM for consideration of Local Law 1of 2017 amending Chapter 463 Vehicles, Abandoned or Junked to be in compliance with the NYS Property Maintenance Code.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed recent changes to the Youth Program reimbursements from Saratoga County and instructed Clerk-Treas Colson to review the program with the Director, Annaliese Stautner, and report back to them.

The Board discussed cancelling the next scheduled meeting due to the impending holidays.

Resolution #57 approved, cancellation of regular meeting December 21, 2017 with authorization to pay abstract #13 after audit committee review.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss purchase of real estate from IP.

Trustee Kelly informed the Board that the Main Street School building committee is unable to do an interior inspection of the building at this time due to health concerns associated with possible mold.

Trustee Halliday briefed the Board on several items discussed at a recent Town Board meeting including, the proposed Mill Museum in the Time Keeper’s Building, as well as issues with the Emergency Squad.

Chief Kelley informed the Board that the Emergency Squad would be storing a few vehicles at the firehouse while the EMS building undergoes mold remediation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss matters relating to a real estate purchase from IP as requested by Mayor Morreale, 6:41 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:04 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #58 approved, authorize Village Attorney and Consultant to prepare necessary documents to commence Eminent Domain proceedings against IP, if necessary, for property currently under contract for sale with the Village.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:06 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer