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August 1, 2018 (9)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 1, 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 Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were excused.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell approved minutes of regular
meeting July 18, 2018 as typed.
Saratoga Rowing Association sent a thank you card for their use of the beach to conduct practice on the Hudson River, many of the team members have continued on to National competitions.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 8/1/18 read & filed.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract #4:
Payroll $38,755.45; General $48,311.19; Water $6,427.01; Sewer $9,172.40; and
Community Development $6,025.00.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved attendance at NYCOM
Fall Training School in Lake Placid for Clerk/Treas Colson & Deputy
Clerk/Treas Stautner, September 24 27, 2018 at a cost of $2219.02 plus
Clerk/Treas Colson thanked DPW employees Eric Butler, Mason Walker, Chad Burnham and Mike Stanton for recent replacement and clean up of the broken hot water heater at the Village Hall.
The Board discussed proposed amortization schedules for the EFC drinking water loan and determined to use the flat 30-year payment schedule.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for July 2018 read & filed.
Fire Dept Divers have been assisting Laberge Group with obtaining video of the proposed effluent line location of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant. Due to the strength of the current in that area the dive team will be coordinating with Indeck in order to complete the dive while the dam is shut down.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for July 2018 read & filed.
The hydrant at Lemont Ave & Westview Drive has been replaced.
Supt Lozier and the Board discussed the upcoming Bicentennial Parade and the efforts to clear the forcemain construction areas for the event. Project Engineer Don Rhodes & Supt Lozier will be meeting with TKC to ensure the area is open and available to the public.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 8/1/18 read & filed.
Violation at 26 Fourth Street has been remediated by the removal and disposal of 1,973 pounds of debris. Insp Berg stated Meredith Fiel of Adirondack Save a Stray was instrumental in the animal neglect remediation, all kittens were removed to the shelter, and adult cats were removed for potential Trap Neuter and Release. The owner of the property has been instructed to stop feeding the stray animals.
Insp Berg is sending bids out for remediation of 612 Palmer Ave violations.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Resolution #13 approved, CT Male addendum to 2016 HOME grant administration; $500 per environmental review.
The Board discussed a request by Dan Sweet to have his Village tax bill printed on white paper and mailed separately from any other billings. The Board denied the request.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of bid
opening change for WWTP project from 8/8/18 to be held August 22, 2018 at 2PM
in the Village Hall.
Resolution #14 approved, NYS Retirement Standard Work Day Resolution.
Trustee Kelly discussed her research on the speed limit signs that display a drivers speed. Brochures have been ordered and will be sent to Village Hall, Trustee Kelly is also exploring grants for funding purchase. The item will be placed back on the agenda when further information is received.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:33 PM.