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February 1, 2017 (33)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 1, 2017 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 & Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Denno was excused.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular
meeting January 18, 2017 as typed.
Jim Martin, LA Group, updated the Board on Comprehensive Master Plan implementation and upcoming grant opportunities. The Board expressed interest in applying for a grant to replace the public & fire department boat docks at the beach.
Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, updated the Village Board on the water & sewer projects in the Village. Mr. Rhodes asked the Board to consider increasing the sewer project budget by $700,000 in order to replace the force main of the River St pump station and WWTP to increase the size and capacity. This increase will also allow the Village to fully utilize the $5 million water grant received for the project.
The Environmental Protection Agency notified the Village that we have been randomly selected to begin testing for unregulated water contaminants. The EPA will bear the full cost of the additional sampling.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/1/17 read & filed.
Resolution #65 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #16:
Payroll $33,470.86; General $103,757.86; Water $6,810.19; Sewer $7,364.02;
Community Development $3,200.00 and Capital Reserves $10,184.42.
Resolution #66 approved, budget transfer.
Clerk/Treas Colson informed the Board that Youth Program Director Annaliese Stautner will be at the Feb 15 Board Meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Summer Youth Program.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for January 2017 read & filed.
Mutual aid training sessions are ongoing.
Chief Kelley proposed hiring Brindlee Mt Fire Apparatus to advertise the sale of truck ETA-212 for a 10% commission when the truck is declared surplus.
The fire truck committee has completed the final inspection of the new fire truck and requested several changes which total over $3,000; Garrison Fire & Rescue has agreed to complete the changes at no additional charge to the Village due to the delays in delivering the truck. Delivery of the truck is expected at the end of February.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for January 2017 read & filed.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 2/1/17 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Craig & Debbie Stollery submitted a proposal regarding the Jessup’s Landing Park property which the Board asked Jim Martin of the LA Group to review.
Resolution #67 approved, SEQR determination of “No Significance” for replacement of main to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Resolution #68 approved, authorizing additional project work related to WWTP project and expenditure of Village funds not to exceed $700,000.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council has issued a Memorandum of Understanding with the Village to continue joint cooperation in assisting residents with support services such as the youth Summer Lunch Program.
Resolution #69 approved, authorize mayoral signature on MOU with Saratoga County EOC.
The Village advertised for Requests for Proposals to administer the 2016 CDBG program. One response was received from Laberge Group.
Resolution #70 approved, mayoral signature on contract with Laberge Group to administer the 2016 CDBG program for $24,000 as allotted in the grant application.
The Village Board directed Atty Buettner to draft water and sewer amendments for the Village Code to be presented at the next Board meeting.
The Board evaluated two proposals for removal of the in-ground fuel tanks at the former police department. The proposal from Dalrymple ($4,602.50) does not include soil testing. The proposal from Hanson Van Vleet ($6,386) includes soil testing required by the DEC,
Resolution #71 approved, authorize mayoral signature on proposal from Hanson Van Vleet to remove underground fuel tanks at former police department and conduct necessary soil testing, $6,386 plus transport and disposal fees.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved attendance of Greg Berg
at NYS Code Officer Annual Training in Lake Placid March 6 – 9; $748.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation and contract negotiation.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mr. McKelligott expressed interest in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals and will send a letter of interest. The Board expressed their thanks.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Morreale stated he is still working on bringing natural gas to the Village and is conferring with attorneys at NYCOM.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, to adjourn to executive session
as requested by Mayor Morreale to discuss litigation and contract negotiations,
At 7:55PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Resolution #72 approved, authorize Attorney to enter into a contract with Hanson Van Vleet for subsurface environmental investigation at proposed new WWTP site, up to $10,000.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:56 PM.