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Village Board Minutes

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.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday approved minutes of September 6, 2017 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

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.

CORRESPONDENCE

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.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/4/17 read & filed.

Resolution # 35 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by 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.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by 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.
Carried – 3 – 0

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.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of the leaf & brush pick-up scheduled for Oct 16 – Dec 4.
Carried – 3 – 0

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.

OLD BUSINESS

Discussion on Lake George Forestry Proposal was tabled.

NEW BUSINESS

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.

Motion by 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.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by 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.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on proposal by Penflex to administer the firefighter’s 2017-2018 LOSAP program for $4,700, plus $1,245 for additional required audit packages.
Carried – 3 – 0

Trustee Halliday volunteered to temporarily replace Trustee Enekes on the audit committee.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized mayoral signature on an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Corinth relating to the Town of Corinth’s water districts.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized Insp Berg to acquire proposals for abatement of nuisance conditions at 612 Palmer Avenue.
Carried – 4 – 0

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 Village’s contract with the LA Group for Comprehensive Plan implementation.

Motion by 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.
Carried – 3 – 0

Christian Gearwar, Lake George Forestry Services, appeared before the Board to discuss potential logging of the Reservoir Property.   At the Board’s 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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 negotiations with Hudson River Credit Union.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Atty Buettner above, 7:43 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

At 8:06 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 8:07 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer