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Village Board Minutes

March 8, 2018 (49)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 8, 2018 at 6:00PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Enekes, and Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Halliday was excused.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting February 21 and special meeting February 28, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Village’s insurance company, NYMIR, recently did a safety audit of Village properties and submitted several suggestions to remediate certain conditions.  The Village will remediate as noted and inform NYMIR.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/8/18 read & filed.

Resolution #78 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #19: Payroll $33,501.17; General $18,362.67; Water $6,694.32; Sewer $8,168.50; and Capital Reserves $114,722.83.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that the Town had chosen to bill the new Town Water District #5 users for this quarter, instead of the Village finishing out the billing for the fiscal year.  Properties with Village sewer will need user agreements with the Village in place for the next fiscal year.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that Stephen Cernek was able to obtain funding of the historical marker to be placed at the beach.  Hudson River Community Credit Union has offered to sponsor the marker which will note the importance of the Hudson River in the development of the area.  The Board requested Clerk-Treas Colson prepare a letter of thanks.  Mr. Cernek has requested the Board consider installing a second panel at Curtis Park to note the industries that made use of the falls at that location.

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

Chief Kelley stated he is working with Don Rhodes and Supt Lozier to explore cost effective options for fixing the floor in the apparatus bay.  Laberge Group will prepare a proposal to assist with a grant application for money toward the replacement of air packs.

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

Mayor Morreale expressed his appreciation for the work done by the DPW this winter.  The mayor also passed along the appreciation of the snowmobile operators for keeping the reservoir parking lot clear and accessible.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was excused due to training in Lake Placid.  His report for February was filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group explained the proposed water fee and rate schedule, they will be revised for adoption with the 2018/2019 budget.

Atty Buettner will be issuing the draft water Intermunicipal Agreement to the Town for review by Supervisor Lucia and Atty Hafner.

At 7:00 PM Trustee Enekes was excused.

The Board discussed a proposed change order to increase the Dock Doctors contract to replace the boat docks.  An increase of $1,800 would allow for a fabricated assembly to mount steel poles to attach the decks.  This would eliminate the need for the Village to replace the concrete work at the public dock.

Resolution #79 approved, change order #1 increasing Dock Doctors contract by $1,800, for a total cost of $68,300.

The Board discussed proposed changes to Chapter 467 Article V. Removal and Storage of Vehicles, to allow law enforcement, Supt Lozier, or his designee, to order vehicles in violation of parking laws to be towed.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized publication of notice of public hearing to be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6PM at the Firehouse to consider proposed Local Law 1 of 2018 amending Chapter 467 Article V to authorize towing of vehicles.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott, Oak Street, asked when the meter installations would begin.  Don Rhodes answered that the initial communications requesting homeowners set appointments for installation would be sent out within the next few weeks and installation should be mostly completed in June.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Denno reported the Fire Department Board liaisons were not successful in agreeing on a fire contract split and suggested Chief Kelley meet with the entire Town Board to discuss the budget.  Trustee Denno also requested Board members review the Reservoir Master Plan submitted by Matt Rogers in advance of the budget workshop on 3/14.

Trustee Kelly reported there is a Bicentennial meeting on Monday, March 12 at the EMS building at 7:00PM.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Mayor Morreale, approved adjournment to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale above.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 8:18 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 8:19 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer