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Village Board Minutes

April 19, 2017 (51)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 19, 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 Denno, Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of Special Mtg March 29, 2017, Organizational Mtg April 3, 2017 & Public Hearing/Regular Mtg April 5, 2017 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/19/17 read & filed.

Resolution #104 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #21: Payroll $32,102.91; General $47,241.74; Water $4,623.10; Sewer $13,789.94; and Capital Reserves $48,350.71.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #105 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, declared a Fire Department strainer, generator, deck gun and adaptor as surplus and agreed to sell the first three items through Auctions International ($1,171) and sell the adaptor for scrap value.
Carried – 4 – 0

Trustee Kelly requested the incident run logs have number of personnel in attendance included.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Spring clean-up is underway.  The new park equipment will be installed in Pagenstecher Park.  The 12-inch sewer main that runs under White’s parking lot has been replaced.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 4/19/17 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of bid opening for dock replacement to be held at the Village Hall, May 5 at 3:00PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #106 approved, mayoral signature on Laberge Group proposal for independent asbestos monitoring to be performed by Ambient Environmental for W. Mechanic St and Raymond St reconstruction; not to exceed $8,250.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, accepted resignation of MEO Chris Clothier as of April 29, 2017 and approved publication of MEO vacancy.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved mayoral signature on the 2018 Fire Protection contract with the Town of Corinth for $424,427.
Carried – 4 – 0

Although no residents spoke during the public comment on agenda items portion of the meeting, Mayor Morreale opened the floor to public that were gathered in order to allow them to voice their opinion on the proposed special protection contract with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department.

Numerous individuals questioned what the special protection contract entailed and asked what measures the Board took in evaluating the renewal.  The Board responded by describing the contract requires a dedicated Sheriff’s patrol vehicle in the Village for a certain amount of hours a week.  Without the special contract the Village would be patrolled by the Sheriff as part of the regular Zone coverage, State Police would also begin covering the Village on a regular basis.  Trustee Kelly explained her review of the sheriff call logs over the past year.  Mayor Morreale & Trustee Enekes explained that as water/sewer rents continue to rise the saving from the decrease in taxes will hopefully help minimize the impact.

Several attendees spoke in favor of renewing the Village special protection contract including:
Kelly Lescault, Center St
Sue Commanda, HRCCU CEO
Steve Denton II, Curtis Palmer Hydroelectric plant
Renee Berg, Main Street
Sally Scranton, Saratoga National
Sheri Mann, Walnut Street
Chuck Pasquarell, Overlook Drive & HRCCU Board member
Mike Bedell, Lemont Ave & firefighter
Alison Clark, West Mechanic St
Mike McKelligott, Oak St
Jim Clark, West Mechanic St
Derek Briner, firefighter

Motion was made by Trustee Denno that Board approve special protection contract with Saratoga County Sheriff Department in the amount of $356,857; motion was not seconded and therefore failed.

Resolution #107 approved, adoption of 2017/2018 budget as proposed.
Trustee Denno – nay; Trustee Enekes – aye; Trustee Kelly – aye; Trustee Halliday – aye; Mayor Morreale – aye

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Several of the above mentioned attendees reiterated their concerns with not renewing the special protection contract.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno expressed disappointment with the lack of a special protection contract renewal.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 6:56 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 7:24 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved Corinth Little League parade on Main Street for April 29, with an April 30 rain date.
Carried – 4 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:29 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer