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November 29, 2017 (29)
A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held November 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse. 16 Saratoga Ave.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Halliday, and Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on November 20, 2017 was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comment regarding the CDBG funded River St Pump Station project.
Project Engineer, Don Rhodes, gave an overview of the project.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
With no comments from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:04 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 29, 2017 at 6:04PM.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of November 1,
2017 regular meeting as typed.
Matt Rogers delayed appearing before the Board until further comments from the Board could be incorporated into the revised Zoning Law. A public informational session will be scheduled in January.
The Board received an invitation to join Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) which promotes the North Country and its interests.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Village of Corinth
membership in ANCA at the $100 level.
Mayor Morreale distributed a flier provided during his meeting with Dan Kelleher of NYS Adirondack Park Agency Economic Services Unit. The Economic Services Unit provides assistance with economic development planning, project feasibility studies and community planning, among other things. Mr. Kelleher will be contacting the Northern Timber Association to discuss opportunities on the former IP site.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY)
Sheri Mann, Walnut St, inquired about Northern Timber Association. Mayor Morreale stated they deal with different industries that use forest products, such as pellet manufacturers.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 11/29/17 read & filed.
Resolution #45approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved abstract #12: Payroll
$65,389.29; General $34,230.59; Water $807.14; Sewer $8,176.03; Capital Reserve
$268,171.70; and Community Development $2,200.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
Mayor Morreale commended the fire department and all emergency responders on their response to the recent Main St fire. Chief Kelley stated it was an example of all organizations cooperating together and stated there will be additional recognition for certain firefighters in April.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
River St Pump Station is now operational.
Neighborhood Watch Community signs have been installed.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 11/29/17 read & filed.
Violations at 37 Pine St have been remediated.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Bids for master water metering equipment were opened November 3, 2017; only one bid was received.
Resolution #46 approved, award master meter bid to Tom Kubricky Company for $692,422.00.
Resolution #47 approved, finding of no significant impact on the environment by replacement of Waste Water Treatment Plant funded by CDBG Project #183-16.
PUBLIC QUESTIONS, COMMENTS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Denno spoke of various ideas being considered to honor the memory of Joan Welch, including a replication of the North Carolina “Shine the Light on Hunger” program. Trustee Denno also mentioned the possibility of renaming the Village Beach. Trustee Denno is working with a group of volunteers to implement a lasting plan to honor Ms. Welch’s memory and will report as more details are available. Trustee Halliday expressed his appreciation for Ms. Welch and the wish to honor her memory in a lasting way.
Trustee Kelly reported the Mill Museum’s dedication of the Time Keeper’s Building to the National Registry went very well. Trustee Kelly also reminded people the Hometown Christmas and Joan Welch Day celebrations were December 2.
result of discussion at the Joint Town/Village/School Board meeting Mayor
Morreale made the following committee appointments:
Mayor Morreale requested two executive sessions to discuss the employment history of certain individuals and an executive session to discuss HRCCU Article 7 litigation. The mayor invited Insp Berg & Supt Lozier to attend sessions pertaining to their departments.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved adjournment to executive
sessions as requested above, 6:43 PM.
At 7:59 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Resolution #48 approved, authorize Village Attorney to sign Stipulation of Settlement of Hudson River Community Credit Union vs. Town of Corinth Assessor, Town of Corinth Board of Assessment Review, the Town of Corinth, and Saratoga County.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 8:01 PM.