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Village Board Minutes

March 1, 2017 (38)

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/1/17 read & filed.

Resolution #75 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #18: Payroll $35,746.13; General $42,000.06; Water $2,559.53; and Sewer $6,504.28.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson requested an executive session to discuss matters relating to the employment history of a former employee and pending litigation.

The Board discussed holding a budget workshop on March 9 at 6:00 PM.

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

The new fire truck is in Palenville, equipment has been delivered for mounting.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for February 2017 read & filed.

Supt Lozier informed the Board of progress being made in the designing of the new waste water treatment plant.  Supt Lozier and WWTP Head Operator Holmes visited a plant in Minoa which is an activated sludge plant.  Head Operator Holmes is certified to operate an activated sludge plant in Florida; he is waiting for transfer of his license to NYS.  Laberge Group will also be providing skilled technicians to assist with start-up upon completion of the new plant.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg present, report for 3/1/17 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, submitted a dock plan proposal for Board consideration.  The estimate is $95,000 and can be spread over two budget cycles, there is currently $40,000 set aside for the dock replacement.  The Board is not committed to the proposal at this time, but moved forward with permit applications.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized mayoral signature on DEC permit for dock replacement.
Carried – 3 – 0

Discussion of the proposed water/sewer ordinances was postponed.

Supt Lozier presented the Board with his proposed budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year which includes approximately $120,000 in equipment purchases. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss matters relating to the employment history of a former employee and pending litigation as requested by Clerk-Treas Colson, 7:01 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:10 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:12 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer