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Village Board Minutes

June 6, 2018 (1)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held June 6, 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 and Trustee Pasquarell were present.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 27, 2018 was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comment regarding the use of CDBG #282PR51-14 funds in the completion of the reconstruction of the River St Sewer Pump Station.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS - none.

With no comments from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:01 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 6, 2018 at 6:01 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting May 16, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none.

CORRESPONDENCE

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, retroactively approved the American Legion request to hold a coin drop May 26 – 28, with a rain date, on West Maple Street.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board received an anonymous letter requesting garbage cans and restrooms at the Reservoir Property.

The Board received an anonymous letter regarding a resident on Center St that does not leash his dog.  The Village has forwarded this information to the Town Supervisor for dissemination to the Animal Control Officer.

Jackie Sarnelli, Town Youth Commission Director, wrote the Board requesting a donation toward expenses for the Town Fun Day.  The Board discussed the request and voiced concerns over the reduced revenues received by the Village over the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  The Board also noted the Village has expanded the Youth Field Trip program this summer to include six additional events for the children.  All lifeguards this year need certification or recertification, which the Village pays for in addition to the uniforms and payroll.  In light of these additional planned expenses the Board elected to not contribute to the Town’s program this year.

Dick Lucia, Town Supervisor, wrote the Board requesting the vendor licensing fees be waived for the vendors participating in the Bicentennial parade. 

Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved waiving vendor permit fees for parade day, August 18, 2018, vendors will still be required to apply for licenses and be approved.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 6/6/18 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #25: Payroll $31,881.17; General $53,016.59; Water $23,330.08; Sewer $16,113.48; and Capital Reserves $180,378.74.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #1 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for May 2018 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Fire Dept coin drop to be held July 27-29, 2018.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Volunteer Fire Department membership of Chad Burnham.
Carried – 5 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for May 2018 read & filed.

A fire hydrant at Westview Drive & Lemont Ave will be replaced in June, Chief Kelley is aware.

DPW has been replacing boxes, rods and shut-offs as needed for the water meter installation project.

Trustee Pasquarell inquired about paving Global Ave, Supt Lozier will submit an updated projection plan.

Trustee Halliday stated the new docks look great, but expressed boaters’ concerns with theft from the boats.  Supt Lozier will investigate the possibility of installing cameras.

Trustee Kelley inquired into the hiring another MEO, Supt Lozier is planning on hiring additional part-time seasonal help and then evaluating if his department needs additional full-time help at a later date.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 6/6/18 read & filed.

Trustee Halliday asked if the unleashed dog complaint would accrue points under the Nuisance Law.  Insp Berg and Atty Buettner stated only if the Animal Control Officer issues a violation and reports it to Insp Berg.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #2 approved, authorize mayoral signature on 2018/2019 tax warrant.

The Board discussed a proposal submitted by Laberge Group for grant writing services.  Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, recommended the Village not apply for CDBG this year in order to close out the two current grants and apply next year.  The Board agreed.

Three bids were received for the Forcemain Utility Improvements: New Castle Paving $966,400; Bellamy Construction $782,865; TKC $561,341.  With the favorable pricing of the lowest bid, Laberge Group recommended awarding to TKC with a change order to install ductile piping in lieu of PVC, bringing the total contract amount to $632,501, which maintains low bidder status.

Resolution #3 approved, award Forcemain Utility Improvements contract to Tom Kubricky Company for the bid of $561,341.00 with a Change Order #1 increase of $71,160 for a total contract amount of $632,501.00.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on Harris Change Order #2; no change in pricing.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of Waste Water Treatment Plant bid opening at 2:00PM on August 8, 2018 at the Village Hall, 244 Main Street.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 6:45 PM Atty Buettner was excused.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment #1 for Master Meter Installation to TKC in the amount of $178,086.24.
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Tony Peris, Main Street, appeared before the Board with questions regarding the parcel of land he purchased next door.  Mr. Peris is in the process of combining the two parcels and had questions pertaining to removing the water main tap from the second parcel as well as questions regarding the assessment.  The Board explained the Village is using the prior year tax roll from the Town of Corinth and Supt Lozier stated he will work with Mr. Peris to remove the water main connection.

Diane Bunting, of the Bicentennial Committee, requested the Board consider allowing a fundraiser involving painting the Village fire hydrants for a fundraiser during the Bicentennial celebration.  The Board requested Ms. Bunting issue a written request with details regarding which fire hydrants would be included and what the start & end dates would be.  Ms. Bunting stated she would submit a request before the next Board meeting.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Pasquarell inquired in to the possibility of having paid attendants blocking the bridge access during the fireworks this year.  The bridge is generally closed from 3PM – 10:30 PM due to the firework set up.  Clerk-Treas Colson will inquire with the attorney to determine a solution.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:13 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer