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Village Board Minutes

May 16, 2018 (63)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 16, 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 Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Enekes & Trustee Pasquarell were excused.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting May 2, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Town of Corinth EMS Department Director Matthew Fogarty wrote the Board requesting permission to close River St from the bridge to Sherman Ave on Sunday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Annual EMS Open House. 

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly approved request by EMS to close a portion of River St on Sunday May 20.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/16/18 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #24: Payroll $39,370.78; General $101,265.67; Water $651.06; Sewer $2,872.19; and Capital Reserves $1,000.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #113 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk-Treas Colson addressed the Board regarding the transfer of reserve funds at the beginning of the fiscal year.  The Board agreed to follow past practice of transferring them in July.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

DPW will install the new boat docks at the beach by May 21st.

Supt Lozier asked the Board if they had any objection to Laborer Eric Butler using his coffee breaks to attend the monthly Senior Citizens Committee meetings at 9 AM the first Wednesday of each month.  The Board had no objection if approved by Atty Buettner.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/16/18 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution # 114 approved, mayoral signature on contract addendum with Laberge Group for installations of Town water district meters, $37,100, to be reimbursed by the Town of Corinth per Intermunicipal Agreement.

Motion by Trustee Kelley, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of public hearing re: CDBG #282PR51-14 for Sanitary Sewer Improvements, to be held June 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of Mayor’s letter to the Village residents in the Pennysaver.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #115 approved, endorsing the designation of the Village of Corinth by the Greenway Council and Conservancy as a Greenway Community.

Supt Lozier addressed the Board regarding a sewer plug in front of 90 Main Street.  The DPW was made aware of the situation by property owner David Kirchhoff.  Mr. Kirchhoff had paid a contractor to snake the sewer line at his property, believing the problem was most likely a plug in his line, only to find the line was plugged in the street.  DPW found the plug and had the line jetted, they also ran a new line with a manhole to help alleviate future problems in that location.  Mr. Kirchhoff requested reimbursement of his expense in discovering the plug was in the Village sewer system.  Atty Vinson advised against reimbursement.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved reimbursement of David Kirchhoff in the amount of $326.35 for expenses incurred due to sewer plug on Main Street.
Carried – 3 – 0

Rescheduling of WWTP bid opening was tabled.

Resolution #116 approved, mayoral signature on Water IMA with Hudson Grove Water District.

Mayor Morreale informed the Board they were invited to the Flag Day Ceremony June 14 at the Elementary School Trustee Kelly and the mayor will attend.  Clerk-Treas Colson will inform Trustees Pasquarell & Enekes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kate Halliday, Main Street, commended the DPW on their maintenance of streets, sidewalks and Village properties, especially after the recent storm.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly distributed fliers regarding the EMS Day and Bicentennial events.  Trustee Kelly also commented on the Reservoir trout stocking event with the 8th grade science class.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:28 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer