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Village Board Minutes

August 2, 2017 (11)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 2, 2017 at 6:00PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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 Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of July 19, 2017 public hearing and regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 8/2/17 read & filed.

An inspection of 26 Fourth Street is scheduled to check progress on remediation of conditions that led to condemnation of the property.

At 6:01PM Insp Berg was excused.

CORRESPONDENCE

Patricia Stephens wrote a letter to the Board regarding the proposed Water Ordinance.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)

Patricia Stephens, Maple St, addressed the Board regarding her comments on the Water Ordinance.  The Board requested Atty Buettner make some changes to the proposed ordinance for their review such as removal of one line referring to vacancy of homes and including several definition of terms used in the ordinance.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 8/2/17 read & filed.

Resolution #19 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #5: Payroll $37,279.06; General $54,432.40; Water $5,437.93; Sewer $8,635.30; and Capital Reserves $26,950.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board an extension has been filed for submission of the Comptroller’s Annual Update Document.  The Retirement System has not made the financials available for filing at this time.

The Beach inspection is on file in the Clerk’s office; one minor violation for cell phone usage was reported.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

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

Supt Lozier proposed delaying the repaving of Pine St until a plan for storm water drainage can be developed.  The area would require 1200 feet of drainage to be installed, which is more than the DPW can reasonably install.  Supt Lozier recommended waiting until next construction season in order to contract out the storm water portion.  The Board agreed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of bid opening for WWTP vehicle to be held August 28 at 11:00AM in the Village Hall, 244 Main St.
Carried – 4 – 0

OLD BUSINESS

Decision on the proposed Water Ordinance was tabled for further revision by Atty Buettner.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board declined to transfer proceeds from the sale of the surplus fire truck to the Fire Equipment Reserve at this time.  The question can be revisited in the future.

The proposal submitted by Lake George Forestry Services will be submitted to the Reservoir Committee for input.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved a third lifeguard on duty at the Beach on weekends for the remainder of the season.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #20 approved, change order #1 for River St Pump Station, Kilby & Gannon increase of $7,639 ($567,639 total contract)

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno stated Matt Rogers of Rogers Planning will be submitting a project update to the Board for the remaining projects under contract.

Trustee Kelly stated the Hudson River Mill Museum will be hosting lectures about the IP mill.  Trustee Kelly also shared her positive experiences volunteering on a field trip with the Youth Program.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:21PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer