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May 2, 2018 (61)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 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 & Trustee Pasquarell were present.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved minutes of regular
meeting April 18, 2018 as typed.
Stephen Cernek appeared before the Board to discuss the historical panels for the Village. The Hudson River Community Credit Union has signed off on the panel to be installed at the Beach. Mr. Cernek informed the Board he had enough information to complete two smaller panels, one for Curtis Park, and one for Pagenstecher Park, for less than the Board allotted in the budget for the proposed larger panel at Curtis Park. The Board approved the two smaller panels. Mr. Cernek also received permission from the Board to apply for a grant, at no cost to the Village, from the Pomeroy Foundation for a historic folklore marker in Pagenstecher Park.
Annaliese Stautner, Village Youth Director, addressed the Board regarding the 2018 summer youth program. Ms. Stautner proposed a total of 9 field trips with 35 children at each event. Several of the field trips will include local visits such as “Lunch with the Firefighters” at the Firehouse and trips to the Park and Beach. The children will also be assisted with creating a banner to carry in the August Bicentennial Parade. Other scheduled trips include the Via Aquarium, Saratoga Strike Zone Bowling, The Fun Spot, and Moreau State Park. Mayor Morreale acknowledged that the number of trips has expanded this year due to the popularity of last year’s program. The Board thanked Ms. Stautner and approved the schedule. Trustee Kelly stated she is working with the Town to coordinate the timing with the Town’s playground program.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY)
Kate Halliday, Main St, stated she had heard quite a bit of positive feedback on the youth fieldtrip program.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/2/18 read & filed.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract
#23: Payroll $31,338.46; General $36,811.39; Water $5,135.76; Sewer $12,775.59;
and Capital Reserves $143,425.26.
Resolution #109 approved, budget transfers.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that the Village has been selected as a first place recipient of the New York Conference of Mayors Local Government Achievement Award for the Infrastructure Improvement Program. The Village project was selected from other entries from all across the State as a plan that has eliminated emergency repair costs and enabled the Village to expand existing businesses and promote new business development that will be sustainable in the long-term. The Board discussed who would be present at the ceremony to accept the award and agreed unanimously that former Trustee Melanie Denno should be included as she was involved in the project from its very beginning.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that former Trustee Denno is
invited to the NYCOM Award Ceremony as the Village’s guest.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for April read & filed.
Chief Kelley reviewed his new report format which now includes information on drills, equipment and man hours used. The Board offered appreciation for the new format.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved new (returning) Fire
Dept members: Dan Kelley, Aaron Milligan, and Andrew Jenkins.
Corinth Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual “Corinth Community Stands Against Cancer” fund raising event 7AM – 12PM on May 6, 2018 at the firehouse.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for April read & filed.
Hiking trails have been cleared at the Reservoir and the reservoir has been stocked with trout.
Docks for the public and emergency services will be delivered next week and installed as soon as possible.
Supt Lozier informed the Board of the deterioration of the bridge on Winslow Road. Bridges are maintained by the Town, the Board requested Supt Lozier send the Town Board and Highway Supt a letter regarding repairs needed.
Trustee Kelly asked Supt Lozier if the Village would be fined for the recent permit violation at the treatment plant. Supt Lozier stated only if the Village is over our permitted levels for four consecutive months.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/2/18 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Resolution #110 approved, adoption of modified water/sewer rate schedule.
Resolution #111 approved, acceptance of Austin Tennant’s resignation from DPW effective April 25, 2018.
Resolution #112 approved, hiring of Chantz Baudoux as part-time summer laborer; $12.20 per hour effective 5/14/18.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on
2019 Fire Protection Contract with Town of Corinth in the amount of $421,541.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly stated there would be events held July 6 & 7 at the papermaking museum, Museum Committee & Board members would be present and seeking community input.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:42 PM.