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Village Board Minutes

September 6, 2017 (15)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 6, 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 Halliday, and Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of August 16, 2017 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Matt Rogers, of Rogers Planning, presented proposed changes to the Site Plan Law and Zoning Map as set forth by the Zoning Update Committee.  Proposed changes include allowing the Planning Board to determine if a project does not require a full public hearing, clarifying the deciding authority on Special Use permits or using a Planned Development District to cover certain areas.  Minor changes to residential and business zoning areas were also proposed.  Mr. Rogers stated the Committee will deliver a final package of draft revisions to the Village Board in October.

Matt Rogers also requested the Board consider involvement in the preservation of the former Main Street School.  The building would be eligible for Restore NY grant funding if a municipal sponsor was willing to write and submit an application.

CORRESPONDENCE

Dianna Collura wrote to request use of Pagenstecher Park for a Class of 2020 fundraiser to be held October 28th with a rain date of October 29th.  The Board asked Clerk/Treas Colson to request more details and inform the group they would be required to sign a hold-harmless agreement and possibly provide insurance.

Laberge Group submitted a letter to the Board proposing Tom Kubricky install wing curbing that would alleviate the grading issue on Mill St.  Unit pricing would apply and work would result in an end of project change order.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, accepted the design change on Mill St as extra work on the W. Mechanic St/Raymond St project and allows work to be completed at unit pricing.
Carried – 4 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/6/17 read & filed.

Resolution #27 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #7: Payroll $37,069.61; General $160,302.95; Water $15,017.61; Sewer $12,989.56; and Capital Reserves $445,335.79.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board of compliments received regarding the beauty and cleanliness of Pagenstecher Park.  The DPW and park attendants have done an excellent job maintaining the Park.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly approved closure of Village Hall, September 22, from 12-4PM due to lack of available staff.
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Trustee Halliday asked about emergency vehicle access to Main St during football games with cars parked on both sides of the street.  Supt Lozier will install the “No Parking” signs for the portion of Main St where parking is prohibited.

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

Dept of Health completed the annual sanitary survey of the water system, report should be received soon.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved change in Assistant Superintendant of Public Works job description to include the requirement of having a valid CDL (Class B) license.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of hydrant flushing scheduled for September 18- September 21.
Carried – 3 – 0

Supt Lozier discussed sidewalk replacement on the eastern most portion of West Mechanic St.  DPW is replacing the sidewalks; Supt Lozier requested permission to have TKC pave the road when the binder coat on W. Mechanic is applied.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized Tom Kubricky Company to pave outside the project area on West Mechanic Street under the existing contract at unit price per square yard.
Carried – 4 – 0

Supt Lozier requested an executive session to discuss a particular employee’s work history.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 9/6/17 read & filed.

Insp Berg informed the Board that the County Attorney has confirmed that costs related to nuisance abatement can be relevied to the taxes with reimbursement by the County if necessary.  Fines are not eligible for relevy.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board discussed the Lake George Forestry Services proposal with Matt Rogers of the Reservoir Committee.  The Reservoir Committee will be making specific recommendations based on the mayor acquiring a more detailed proposal.

Resolution #28 approved, change order #2 for Tom Kubricky Company on West Mechanic St project to install new water main on Saratoga Ave contingent on receiving all permits, increase of $235,000 ($2,072,182.22 total contact)

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #29 approved, authorize additional sub-surface testing at proposed new WWTP site by Hanson Van Vleet up to $4,000.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved mayoral signature on agreement with Mulleyville Snowmobile Club to access the Reservoir Property.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #30 approved, appointment of Annaliese Stautner as Deputy-Clerk Treasurer as of Sept 19, 2017; $30,000.

Resolution #31 approved, authorize Alice Lissow to work as Account Clerk at $13.50 per hour.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Arthur Lozier III attendance at NYCOM DPW training in Lake George, Oct 16 – Oct 18; $270.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #32 approved, appointment of Tim Murphy as Chairperson for Zoning Board of Appeals, term ending Sept 2020.

Resolution #33 approved, cancellation of September 20, 2017 regular Board Meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale questioned Don Rhodes regarding the slow progress at the River St Pump Station.

Trustee Denno discussed a driveway problem at 111 Ash St that Don Rhodes and Supt Lozier will investigate.  Trustee Denno also requested Mr. Rhodes work on a letter to outside the Village water users.

Atty Buettner informed the Board that the draft IMA for the new Town water district will be sent to the Board for comments before the Oct 4th mtg.  Atty Buettner also requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Supt Lozier to discuss the employment history of a particular employee and as requested by Atty Buettner to discuss Article 7 litigation, 8:34 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 9:00 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #34 approved, require Assistant Superintendent Cliff Jensen to acquire proof of a valid CDL license by December 31, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 9:02PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer