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December 6, 2017 (32)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Denno & Trustee Enekes were excused.
Laurie Crossman sent a note of thanks to the DPW regarding repairs made to the County portion of road in front of the post office.
PUBLIC COMMENT QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/6/17 read & filed.
Resolution #49 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #13:
General $232,166.40; Water $16,108.07; Sewer $18,880.19; Capital Reserves
$305,196.57; and Community Development $2,200.00.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for November 2017 read & filed.
Chief Kelley discussed adding to equipment reserves in the near future due to the anticipated replacement of air packs. There are 32 air packs needing replacement in the next few years at the estimated cost of $5,000 per pack.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for November 2017 read & filed.
The Board agreed to use John Fiore, currently a part-time seasonal employee, for snow removal this winter as needed.
Trustee Kelly requested Supt Lozier check the timers on the decorative lamps on Main Street.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/6/17 read & filed.
Insp Berg is currently working to determine if the emergency services panel at 364 W. Maple is functioning properly.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, discussed the water meter equipment bids that were opened December 1. There were two bids: EJ Prescott Inc bid $687,252.42 and Ti-Sales bid $874,696.10. Mr. Rhodes enumerated several examples of deficiencies in the EJ Prescott bid which he had discussed with EJ Prescott representatives. EJ Prescott was willing to work to bring several of the items into compliance with the bid requirements, in addition, the software they proposed to use for meter reading has not been released yet. Ti-Sales submitted a bid that met all requirements and proposed using a meter and reading system currently in use in the Town of Luzerne. Laberge recommended awarding the bid to Ti-Sales and has submitted a detailed letter to the Board. Atty Buettner stated that from a legal standpoint the low bidder should be disqualified for not meeting bid specifications.
Resolution #50 approved, award bid for water meter equipment to Ti-Sales in the amount of $876,969.00.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of bid
opening for water meter installation to be held on December 22, 2017 at 10:00
AM in the Village Hall.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved installation of a gate
between Corinth Central School and Village DPW property by the DPW.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly rode the Holiday train to Thurman and remarked on the positive experience. Trustee Kelly also thanked the Town of Corinth for the ride during the Hometown Christmas parade.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:24 PM.