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Village Board Minutes

February 21, 2018 (45)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 21, 2018 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 Denno, Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, and Trustee Kelly were present.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting February 7, 2018 as typed.
Carried - 4- 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Stephen Cernek addressed the Board regarding a proposed historical panel installation.  Mr. Cernek discussed the impact of the Hudson River on the history and settlement of the Village as well as the artistic contributions of artists using the Hudson River as a subject.  Mr. Cernek proposed installation of an historic panel at the Village Beach highlighting numerous aspects of the River's history including the paper mill and pulp making industries which brought millions of logs down the river and became a tourist attraction for the log jams break-ups.  Mr. Cernek distributed a mock-up of the proposed panel which would be six-feet long and be installed at the beach overlooking the river.  The proposed panel construction is porcelain, graffiti resistant top with steel supports.  Initial cost estimate is $5,000 and Mr. Cernek would be seeking private funding if the Board agreed to the installation.  Board members expressed their support for the project and encouraged Mr. Cernek to seek funding for the panel and return to the Board with more details.

CORRESPONDENCE

A written complaint was received regarding the parking in front of the Presbyterian Church during preschool drop-off and pick-up.  Cars parked on both sides of the street are causing a dangerous condition.  Mayor Morreale spoke with Reverend Bond and the Reverend stated he would work with parents to use the parking lot.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) - none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER - Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/21/18 read & filed.

Resolution #74 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #18: Payroll $37,771.29; General $52,403.49; Water $3,464.22; Sewer $5,019.17; and Capital Reserves $8,987.31.
Carried - 4 - 0

The Board granted the request by the Corinth Little League to conduct their Opening Day Parade on Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 AM with a rain date of Sunday April 29 at 1:00 PM.

The Board scheduled a Special Board Meeting, Budget Workshop to be held Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall and requested Clerk/Treas Colson invite the Town Board representatives regarding the Fire Department budget.

The board decided to combine Regular meeting April 4, 2018 with Organizational Meeting to be held April 2, 2018, eliminating the meeting to be held on April 4, 2018.

FIRE DEPARTMENT - Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP - Supt Lozier was present.

Gary Holmes and Mark Broekhuizen have three more classes to complete to obtain their activated sludge licenses in order to operate the new Waste Water Treatment Plant.  WWTP Operator Holmes is also still in the process of having his licenses transferred from Florida.

Trustee Kelly requested information regarding ordering Bicentennial Banners on behalf of the Town, Supt Lozier will pass on the information for the company the village uses.  The Bicentennial Committee will also need to give us the location of banners in order to gain necessary permission from National Grid.

BUILDING INSPECTOR - Insp Berg was present, report for 2/21/18 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS - none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #75 approved, appoint Sally Scranton to the Grant Review/RLF Committee for 2 year term.

Resolution #76 approved, appoint Charles Brown to the Grant Review/RLF Committee for 2 year term.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on contract with OnSite Testing Services for random drug and alcohol screening services.
Carried - 4 - 0

The Board reviewed and tabled the water fee schedule for further discussion.

The Board instructed Laberge Group to prepare a proposal for Town Water Meter Implementation.

The Board discussed changes to the Village Code Chapter 467 to allow for Supt Lozier to have vehicles towed if they are in violation of the parking code.  The Board instructed Atty Buettner to prepare a draft for their review.

The Board discussed two proposals received for the administration of the 2017 CDBG Grant.  Proposals with fee schedules were received from Camoin Associates and Laberge Group.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved acceptance of proposal from Laberge Group for administration of the 2017 CDBG Grant and mayoral signature on contract.
Carried - 5 - 0

PUBLIC COMMENT, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS - none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

The Board welcomed the return of Trustee Enekes.

Trustee Kelly stated there would be multiple Bicentennial Celebration events the week of August 11 - 18 including a Mill Worker Appreciation picnic on August 11.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss Indeck Article 7 proceedings.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale, 7:25 PM.
Carried - 4- 0

At 7:41 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #77 approved, Corinth School, Town of Corinth and Village of Corinth equal division and payment of legal fees of Lewis & Greer, P.C. for Indeck litigation.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:43 PM.
Carried - 4- 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer