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Village Board Minutes

March 21, 2018 (52)

A public hearing & regular meeting of the Village Board were held March 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 Enekes, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Denno was excused.

A public hearing  having been duly advertised in the Post Star on March 14, 2018 was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comment regarding proposed Local Law 1 of 2018 amending Chapter 467 “Vehicles and Traffic” to permit the DPW Superintendent or his designee the authority to tow vehicles parked in violation of the Chapter.

Atty Buettner gave an overview of the law as proposed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. McKelligott, Oak Street, asked how an individual would be notified.  Supt Lozier stated either DPW or the towing company would do notifications.

Chuck Pasquarell, Overlook Drive, expressed support for the law.

With no additional comments from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:04 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 21, 2018 at 6:04 PM.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of March 8, 2018 regular meeting and March 14, 2018 special meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

DECISION ON LOCAL LAW 1 – 2018

The Board completed SEQRA review and issued a declaration of no significant environmental impact.

Resolution #80 approved, adoption of Local Law 1-2018 amending Chapter 467 “Vehicles and Traffic”.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of $1,000 to the Corinth Merchants Association for promotional expenses as requested by letter.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved issuing letter in support of the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (SWAP) which would create State funding toward water, sewer and storm water infrastructure for municipalities.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/21/18 read & filed.

Resolution #81 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #20: Payroll $33,449.94; General $45,314.15; Water $5,570.14; Sewer $9,523.59; and Capital Reserves $73,200.89.
Carried – 3 – 0

Results of the General Election were as follows: Julius Enekes received 28 votes, Charles Pasquarell received 46 votes.  Write In votes: Alison Clarke received 1 vote, Melanie Denno received 2 votes, and Craig Falkenbury received 2 votes.  Julius Enekes & Charles Pasquarell were elected to four year terms as Village Trustees.

The Village Board instructed Atty Buettner to prepare the Hudson Grove Water District contract for 2018/2019 with the same rates as the Town outside water districts.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

There was discussion regarding storage tanks on Village property.  The Board instructed Supt Lozier and Don Rhodes as Village Engineer to move forward on remedying the matter.

Supt Lozier requested an executive session to discuss the job performance and work history of a particular employee.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT – Insp Berg was present, report for 3/21/18 read & filed.

Trustee Enekes requested Insp Berg investigate two locations on Pine St for code violations.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Clerk-Treas Colson presented the 2018/2019 tentative budget to the Board.  The proposed tax rate has been maintained at $4.95 per thousand with a general fund budget at $3,379,247.  Water fund budget is $826,325; $452,134 of which is the debt payment for the filtration plant and other infrastructure improvements.  Water rents are projected to be $112.50 for the first quarter before water meter data is collected.  Projected minimum value charge after meter implementation is projected to be $82 per quarter.  The sewer fund budget is $430,346.  Sewer rents for the first quarter are projected to be $82.50; after meter installation the minimum value charge is projected as $28 per quarter.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Harris change order #1 moving  $1,000 from “consumption History Migration” to “Mass Meter Install Project”, no change to contract cost.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Willard Bovee addressed the Board regarding property line issues at his Pine St property.  The Board instructed him the problem was an issue between property owners; the Board cannot take any action.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly referred to volunteer water assessment at the Reservoir property and informed the Board she was considering participating in the program. 

Mayor Morreale mentioned upcoming NYCOM training and suggested other Board members consider attending.

Trustee Halliday congratulated Trustee Enekes and Charles Pasquarell on the election.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular employee as requested by Supt Lozier, 6:59 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:12 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of public hearing regarding the 2018/2019 budget to be held at 6:00 PM, Monday, April 2, 2018 in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Carried – 3 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:24 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer