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October 4, 2017 (18)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 4, 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 & Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday approved minutes of September 6,
2017 regular meeting as typed.
Don Rhodes & Ronald Laberge, Laberge Group, presented an update on the Waste Water Treatment Plant design as well as the proposed trunk line & force main work. Mr. Rhodes discussed the reed beds planned for the plant and stated a more detailed presentation will follow next Board meeting.
Saratoga County Historical Society invited Board members to a fundraiser on 10/12/17.
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce invited Board members to the Business Expo 10/5/17.
Laberge Group wrote regarding the creation of the new Town water district and water line replacement to alleviate issues on Freight House Road. Laberge recommended the Village retain ownership of any new line installed. The Board agreed to the revision of the map plan and report to reflect this change.
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation has notified the Village that River St Pump Station Reconstruction, Oak Street, Pine Street, Walnut Street, Ash Street, West Mechanic and Raymond Street Reconstruction have been deemed eligible for reimbursement of sewer costs under the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund Project #C5-5542-03-00. This will allow the Village to recoup some of the expenses for these projects through the loan fund.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/4/17 read & filed.
Resolution # 35 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #8:
Payroll $37,652.86; General $74,403.20; Water $193.89; Sewer $1,607.38; and
Capital Reserves $440.00.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #9:
Payroll $33,928.50; General $51,978.39; Water $4,471.03; and Sewer$65.00.
Resolution #36 approved, authorize budget transfers.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for September read & filed.
Chief Kelley informed the Board that the Heroes Night celebration held at the firehouse on Sept 30 was a success. Trustee Halliday stated the Marines present at the ceremony complimented the Fire Dept on the program.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for September read & filed.
No parking signs on Main St from Oak St to Main St School have been installed per Code.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of the leaf
& brush pick-up scheduled for Oct 16 Dec 4.
The Board asked DPW to stripe the parking lot behind Village Hall and install Village Hall Parking Only signs to alleviate parking issues that are hindering access to the building.
The Board also instructed Supt Lozier to replace the evacuation signs in the Village, current ones are faded.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 10/4/17 read & filed.
Discussion on Lake George Forestry Proposal was tabled.
Laberge Group submitted a proposal to engineer the replacement of the River St forcemain, and replace the sanitary sewer trunkline from 6th & Pine St to the WWTP as well as installation of a drinking water main to the proposed WWTP for a total of $226,250 plus reimbursable expenses. This work can be completed under the current Clean Water Revolving Loan fund. Laberge also proposes to engineer stormwater drainage on Pine St from Sixth St east to the Village boundary at a cost of $30,000 which would come from Village funds. The stormwater drainage would help mitigate rising groundwater issues on Pine St.
Resolution #37 approved, authorize mayoral signature on proposal to engineer sanitary sewer improvements for $226,250 plus reimbursable expenses and engineer stormwater drainage on Pine St for $30,000.
Resolution #38 approved, mayoral signature on Laberge proposal to contract with Ambient Environmental for hazardous material study at WWTP prior to demolition; not to exceed $6,000.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication of bid opening
for Master Water Meter Proposals to be opened November 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM in
the Village Hall.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature of
Reservoir Property trail access agreement with Lyme Timber upon review by
insurance company of certificate.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on
proposal by Penflex to administer the firefighters 2017-2018 LOSAP program for
$4,700, plus $1,245 for additional required audit packages.
Trustee Halliday volunteered to temporarily replace Trustee Enekes on the audit committee.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized mayoral signature on an
Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Corinth relating to the Town of
Corinths water districts.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized Insp Berg to acquire
proposals for abatement of nuisance conditions at 612 Palmer Avenue.
Mayor Morreale discussed with the Board the potential opportunity for Restore NY funding and requested Jim Martin be allowed to submit a letter of interest under the Villages contract with the LA Group for Comprehensive Plan implementation.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized submission of a letter
interest to the Restore NY program pertaining to the downtown fire properties
and the former Main St School building.
Christian Gearwar, Lake George Forestry Services, appeared before the Board to discuss potential logging of the Reservoir Property. At the Boards request, Mr. Gearwar will walk the Property with a Board member and member of the Reservoir Committee to determine if the property should be logged at this time.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 negotiations with Hudson River Credit Union.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Atty Buettner above, 7:43 PM.
At 8:06 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 8:07 PM.