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April 2, 2018 (55)
A public hearing, organizational and regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present.
Mayor Morreale began the meeting by welcoming new Board member Chuck Pasquarell and expressing formal appreciation for the years of service and dedication of outgoing Board member Melanie Denno.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on March 27, 2018 was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comments on the presentation of the proposed 2018/2019 Village budget.
The proposed budget maintains a tax rate of $4.95 per thousand, with no planned appropriation of fund balance. The general fund budget allows for $150,000 to be placed in Fire Equipment reserves and $99,919 to be placed in DPW Equipment reserves. The water fund budget includes a debt payment of $452,134 and a reserve contribution of $22,191. The sewer fund budget allows for $32,321 to be placed in reserve. Water and sewer rates will continue to be a flat rate charge for the first quarter to allow for data collection from the installed water meters with a plan to switch to usage rates for the second quarter. Flat rate water charges for the first quarter would be $112.50 per unit inside the Village, sewer flat rate of $82.50 for the first quarter. Subsequent metered rates are proposed at a water minimum value charge of $82 per quarter with a $1.28 per thousand gallons over minimum allotment. Sewer minimum value charge is proposed at $28 with $1.47 per thousand gallons over allotment for usage charges.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mike McKelligott, Oak St, asked questions regarding the increase to Retirement System funding and the projected number of sewer users.
With no additional comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:04 PM.
An organizational and regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 2, 2018 at 6:04 PM.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of March 21, 2018
public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Board members received an invitation from the Fire Department for Old Timers Night, April 7, 2018.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 4/2/18 read & filed.
Resolution #82 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of the
hydrant flushing scheduled for April 16 April 19.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #21
upon review by the audit committee.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for March read & filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was excused.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 4/2/18 read & filed.
Insp Berg stated the owner of property on Pine St with mattresses in yard will be removing them tomorrow.
OLD BUSINESS none
Mayor Morreale appointed Maureen Kelly as Deputy Mayor.
Resolution #83 approved, Mayoral appointment of Annaliese Stautner as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.
Resolution #84 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Planning Board Secretary, 1-year term.
Resolution #85 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary, 1-year term.
Resolution #86 approved Mayoral appointment of Greg Berg as Building Inspector, 1-year term.
Resolution #87 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #88 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #89 approved, Fire Dept slate of officers as attached.
Resolution #90 approved, Investment Policy with no revisions.
Resolution #91 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.
Resolution #92 approved, Water Emergency Plan with no revisions.
Resolution #93 approved, Board Meeting schedule through March 20, 2019.
Resolution #94 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 1, 2019.
Resolution #95 approved, mileage rate of $0.545 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.
Resolution #96 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.
Resolution #97 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.
Resolution #98 approved, Saratoga National designated official depository.
Resolution #99 approved, designation of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC as attorneys for the Village.
Resolution #100 approved, designation of Laberge Group as engineer for the Village, up to $215 per hour.
Resolution #101 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings with no revision.
Resolution #102 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.
Morreale appointed the following liaisons to departments:
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved mayoral signature on
Cleveland Brothers contracts for grounds maintenance and flower planting &
maintenance at a total cost of $11,392.90.
Resolution #103 approved water/sewer rate & fee schedule as attached.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized Mayoral attendance at the
NYCOM training in Saratoga, May 6 -8, 2018 for $285 plus expenses.
Resolution #104 approved, advertise Forecemain Project bid opening for May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Resolution #105 approved, advertise Waste Water Treatment Plant Project bid opening for June 11, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Village Hall.
The Village Board discussed a request made by Town Supervisor Dick Lucia to waive the late fees on three Town water district accounts as they were not able to make the payments by the due date. Atty Bitter cautioned the Board against any action that could be perceived as an unlawful gifting of public funds and recommended the Board follow policy on late fees.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Enekes, affirmed that the Village was not
responsible for the situation leading to the late payments; therefore the late
fees would be applied in accordance with Village policy and the water law.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:34 PM.