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April 18, 2018 (59)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 18, 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 Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of April 2,
2018 public hearing, organizational & regular meeting as typed.
Stephen Cernek presented the Board with updated text and mock-up illustrations of the historic panels to be placed at the beach and along the Jessup’s Landing pathway. Mr. Cernek asked the Board to email him with any input; he will be meeting with the HRCCU Board next week to update them as sponsors of the panel to be installed at the beach. Mr. Cernek also presented the Board with the possible option of having two smaller panels, one at Curtis Park and one at Pagenstecher Park instead of the one larger panel at Curtis Park. Mr. Cernek spoke of the history of Pagenstecher Park, formerly known as Cedar Grove, and “Indian Hollow” on the river. Mr. Cernek will give an updated presentation to the Board including the potential information for two panels instead of one at a future date.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/18/18 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract
#22: Payroll $31,357.46; General $33,169.46; Water $7,045.44; Sewer $5,381.18;
and Capital Reserves $708.00.
Resolution #106 approved, budget transfers.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that water meter installations have begun in the Village, twelve have been completed.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
Chief Kelley has reviewed and approved the plans for the Emergency Services dock at the beach.
Old Timers’ Night was a success; many were honored for their response to the Main Street fire.
Trustee Pasquarell inquired about the status of repairs to the apparatus bay floor. DPW Supt Lozier stated his crew was going to test the equipment to be used at the DPW garage before using it at the fire house.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for March 2018 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of leaf
& brush pick-up scheduled for April 30 – May 29.
The DPW crew will begin 10-hour days on April 30th.
River St Pump station is still experiencing a lot of grease in the system, but the new pumps are operating well and the grease is able to be removed at the WWTP. Flows have exceeded permit levels this month; we will be receiving a DEC violation.
Supt Lozier was able to secure $14,014.82 in reimbursement from FEMA for expenses incurred from Super Storm Stella. The State may be issuing an additional $4,000 reimbursement. The Board thanked Supt Lozier for completing the paperwork necessary to gain reimbursement.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg present, report for 4/18/18 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Clerk-Treas Colson discussed some modifications made to the budget since the public hearing. An enhanced cancer coverage for firefighters, per State mandate, requires an increase of $4,000 to the Fire Dept Insurance line which was drawn from the DPW reserve line. The Town fire protection contract was also increased accordingly.
Resolution #107 approved, adoption of 2018/2019 budget as proposed with slight amendments from public hearing.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved increase of $51 to
Cleveland Brothers maintenance contract to include spraying for ticks.
Resolution #108 approved, appointment of Melanie Denno to Grant Review / Revolving Loan Fund Committee for term expiring Feb 28, 2020.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Josh Lytle, Main St, asked when crosswalks would be repainted. Supt Lozier replied the temperature must be above 60 degrees.
Mike McKelligott, Oak St, asked about the Bicentennial Parade. Chair persons of the parade are Chief Andy Kelley and Jeanine Butler, the route will be from Palmer Ave to the firehouse on August 18 at 1 PM. The next parade committee meeting will be held April 30 at 7PM in the firehouse.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Halliday referred to a letter sent by Town Attorney Hafner stating the Town would not be paying the late fees on the water districts because they were allowed 30 days to pay under the IMA. Trustee Halliday expressed his frustration that there was no acknowledgement of the fact that the Town did not have final numbers for the billing until March 28, which is what prevented the bill from being received by the Town in the usual timely manner. The Board agreed the letter did not represent the true nature of the situation and was an unfair reflection on Village Hall staff.
Trustee Kelly asked Clerk-Treas Colson and Supt Lozier questions regarding National Grid authorization of a bicentennial banner to be hung in the Village.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:01 PM.