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Village Board Minutes

November 1, 2017 (23)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 1, 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 Kelly, approved minutes of October 18, 2017 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Matt Rogers, Rogers Planning, briefed the Board on proposed changes to the Zoning Law and outlined several suggestions for changes in zoning classification around the Village.  Mr. Rogers also spoke of simplifications to the Site Plan Review process.  Mr. Rogers also suggested repealing the current Sign Law and replacing it with a sign law that allows internally lit signs with justification for the lighting as well as defines all permitted and non-permitted signs.  Mr. Rogers suggested including an amortization period for removal of billboards and requested the Board’s input on this segment.  After revision of the drafts, clean copies will be distributed for Board review and use at a public informational meeting to be scheduled before a public hearing is set for the adoption of the law.

Jim Martin, LA Group, presented changes to the current Planned Development District (PDD) law as well as a proposed “Corinth Business and Technology Park Planned Unit Development District” specific to the International Paper parcels.  The PDD for the IP property outlines specific potential uses for the property as well as ancillary uses that would be allowed on the site.  The new proposal also includes height and design requirements for development.

Jim Martin also stated he is arranging a meeting with Mayor Morreale, SEDC representatives and Empire State Development Corporation to review the IP properties, former Main Street School and downtown properties.

Trustee Denno thanked Matt Rogers for his work on the Zoning updates and encouraged Board members to review the Deed & Covenants associated with the IP properties to consider replacement with the proposed PDD.

Board comments are due by 11/17/17 for inclusion in the updated drafts.  Due to a lack of quorum for the 11/15/17 meeting the Board decided to reschedule the next regular Board meeting for Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Resolution #40 approved, cancel regular meeting 11/15/17 and reschedule for 11/29/17 at 6:00 PM.

CORRESPONDENCE

Bill and Linda Kloss wrote the Board regarding property maintenance issues at 37 Pine Street.  The Board discussed the matter with Insp Berg.  A violation will be issued and the owner will have 10 days to remediate the situation.

Steven Lubbe, CPA wrote the Board regarding the 2017 independent audit of the Village financials.  No adverse findings or violations were found.  Mr. Lubbe will be available to answer any questions from the Board when they have reviewed the audit.

The Town of Corinth issued a response to the Village’s joint Board meeting invitation.  The Town Board is unable to meet on the proposed 11/15/17 date, but offered to meet on 11/16/17 provided the School Board, Sheriff’s representatives and State Police representatives are able to attend.  The Board has stated they are available to meet.

Thomas Ketcham of the Neighborhood Watch wrote requesting permission to erect four Neighborhood Watch signs around the Village and requested the Village help defray the costs.  The Village Atty stated this expense is allowable under municipal finance law; therefore the Village will purchase and install the signs in the requested locations.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved purchase of Neighborhood Watch signs up to $400 and authorized DPW to install.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 11/1/17 read & filed.

Resolution #41 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #11: Payroll $32,370.32; General $42,097.60; Water $5,984.86; Sewer $8,355.43; and Capital Reserves $3,500.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #42 approved, budget transfer.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of 11/15/17 bills after review by the audit committee.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of upcoming March 2018 election and offices available.
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for October read & filed.

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

Leaf & brush collection will continue until December 4 if there is no snow.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 11/1/17 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board decided to not act on Lake George Forestry’s proposal to log the Reservoir Property until they have received the Comprehensive Master Plan for the property.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board considered a proposal from Constructed Wetlands Group (CWG) to install the reed beds as part of the new wastewater treatment plant construction.  CWG will source the plants and conduct genetic testing according to the requirements of NYSDEC, plant and monitor the reeds to ensure proper establishment as well as develop operational materials and training for WWTP staff for continued maintenance.

Resolution #43 approved, mayoral signature on contract with Constructed Wetlands Group for reed bed installation based upon submitted proposal subject to attorney and EFC review, $92,500.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on a survey proposal by David Barrass for the former DPW garage; $2,300.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of public hearing regarding the CDBG award for the River St Pump Station Project to be held Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #44 approved, designation of Clerk-Treasurer as Certifying Officer for CDBG CFA #72398.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of advertisement for bid opening for the Water Meter Program Implementation and Supply to be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott, Oak St, asked about paving completion.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno requested the Board consider a resolution supporting December 2 as Joan Fenton Welch Day.  The Board agreed and Trustee Denno will prepare a resolution.

Trustee Kelly stated shirts commemorating the 2018 Bicentennial are for sale at Town Hall for $20 each.  Cate Mandigo will also be present at Saratoga National Bank on December 2nd with two commemorative prints.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 8:16 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer