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Village Board Minutes

July 18, 2018 (6)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 18, 2018 at 6:00PM 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.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved minutes of regular meeting June 20, 2018 as typed.
Carried - 4 - 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The First Presbyterian Church wrote the Board regarding the parking situation in front of the Church on Palmer Ave.  In order to alleviate the unsafe conditions identified by the Board, the Church has installed a sidewalk from their parking lot to the building which will allow pick-up and drop-off to occur in the parking lot.

The Board received a letter from Supervisor Dick Lucia asking permission for the Town to use the Jessup's Landing Park for Bicentennial Parade Day celebrations.  The Firemen will be conducting a barbecue on the field and the parade route will end at the field.  Chief Kelley stated the Town had made arrangements for portable toilets and dumpsters for the event.  He also stated there would be a band set up on the firemen's boat dock.  Atty Buettner requested a hold harmless agreement from the band.  The Board requested Supt Lozier have DPW staff drag the beach the morning of the event. Mayor Morreale stated he will be out of town and asked if another Board member would consider being in the parade to represent the Village.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved parade route of the Town Bicentennial parade and authorized use of the Jessup's Landing Park during the celebration.
Carried - 4- 0

The Board received a letter from Town of Corinth Highway Superintendent Shawn Eggleston regarding the replacement of the Winslow Road Bridge July 23 - August 1.  Supt Eggleston detailed the work that would be completed and the notifications that would be given residents.

The Board gratefully accepted a donation of $150 from Stewart's Shops to be used for the summer youth field trip program.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER - Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 7/18/18 read & filed.

Clerk/Treas Colson requested clarification regarding the billing of lots in the Village connected to the water main with no buildings on the lot.  The Board instructed Clerk/Treas Colson that any connections the Board has agreed to remove will not be billed in the September billing.

Resolution #10 approved, appointment of Charles Pasquarell to the Grant Project/Revolving Loan Fund Review Committee to fill the remainder of a term which expires December 31, 2018.
Carried - 4 - 0

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #3: Payroll $35,909.35; General $67,016.81; Water $1,874.83; Sewer $3,514.95; and Capital Reserves $286,928.59.
Carried - 4 - 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT - Chief Kelley was present, report for June 2018 read & filed.

Chief Kelley commended his Dive Team and other participating fire department divers in the well coordinated effort that ultimately recovered a prosthetic leg valued at $127,000 for a very grateful owner.

DPW/WATER/WWTP - Supt Lozier was present, report for June read & filed.

Annual service on the chlorine pumps at the filtration plant has been completed and the turbidimeter has been changed.

The Board discussed the quote received for cameras at the beach area and asked Supt Lozier to obtain other quotes for a three-camera system, no live-feed necessary.

BUILDING INSPECTOR - Insp Berg was present, report for 7/18/18 read & filed.

Insp Berg informed the Board he had offered assistance to the local Postmaster regarding potential violations at 97 Main St with no response.

Insp Berg will be visiting 26 Fourth Street with State Troopers to investigate potential animal neglect.

OLD BUSINESS - none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed a proposal from Laberge Group for construction administration and observation of Trunk Sewer Improvements.  The project will be 90% paid for by the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund.

Resolution #11 approved, acceptance of proposal and authorize mayoral signature on contract with Laberge to provide construction administration and observation for Trunk Sewer Improvements for $188,400.

The Board discussed a proposal from Laberge Group for engineering of the Freight House Road water main replacement.  A deteriorating water main is causing stagnant water for Town water district users on Freight House Rd. The Village will loop and replace the main in order to alleviate the situation.

Resolution #12 approved, acceptance of proposal and authorize mayoral signature on contract with Laberge to provide engineering services for Freight House Road Water Main Replacement for $24,900.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of bid opening for the Sewer Trunkline Project to be held August 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Village Hall, 244 Main Street.
Carried - 4 - 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved Village membership in the Adirondack North Country Association at the $100 membership level.
Carried - 4- 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS - none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale thanked the DPW crew for their dedication and stated he was impressed with their work.

Trustee Halliday discussed speeding on Walnut St and questioned if the Village should attempt to obtain a sign that displays the speed of vehicles.  Trustee Kelly has information on the signs and the Mayor requested both of them gather information to report to the Board at the next meeting.

Mayor Morreale requested executive sessions to discuss the employment history of an individual, proposed litigation and Indeck Article 7 proceedings.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive sessions as requested by the Mayor above and invited Supt Lozier to attend the session; 6:58 PM
Carried - 4 - 0

The Board reconvened at 8:13PM with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 8:13PM.
Carried - 4 - 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer