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Village Board Minutes

September 5, 2018 (13)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Dennis Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting August 15, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Adirondack Center Stage requested the Village consider sponsoring their grant application with Saratoga Arts for the Corinth Youth Theater production in 2019.   Clerk-Treas Colson stated the Village would not be contributing any Village funds, but would be acting as a pass-through for the funds granted to the program by Saratoga Arts and ensuring the expenses paid were grant eligible.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Village of Corinth sponsorship of the 2019 Corinth Youth Theater application for funding from the Saratoga Arts Grant.      
Carried – 5 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY)

Kate Halliday, Main St, stated Kendra Schieber of the Adirondack Center Stage did an excellent bookkeeping job for the last grant the Town sponsored for the Theater Group.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 9/5/18 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #6: Payroll $73,423.63; General $61,850.65; Water $5,729.35; Sewer $14,625.90; Capital Reserve $258,643.85; and Community Development $1,600.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board discussed the two water connections at the property owned by the Fireman’s Association.  Engineer Don Rhodes will work with the Association to engineer a connection of the lines which will require only one meter to be installed and one water charge for the property.

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

The Fire Dept recently conducted a structure fire training drill at Porter Corners training smoke house.

ETA-211 repairs are completed and the truck is back in service.

Trustee Kelly informed Chief Kelley of a FEMA grant seminar through Elise Stefanik’s office.

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

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 9/5/18 read & filed.

NEW BUSINESS

Greg Berg, Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer has submitted his resignation.  The Board thanked him for his service and accepted his resignation with regret.

Resolution #17 approved, resignation of BI/CEO Greg Berg effective 9/8/18.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of Building Insp/CEO vacancy.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on agreement with Mulleyville Snowmobile Club to access the Reservoir Property and grant documentation acknowledging the permission.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of bid opening for Freight House Road improvements to be held September 28, 2018 at Village at Hall at 2 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #18 approved, addendum to Laberge contract to provide management of special building inspections and hazardous material design, as well as demolition bidding, administration and observation for the old WWTP.

The current Water IMA with the Town of Corinth allows them to use our water meter installation contractor for district meter installations.  Due to the issues the Village has had with the current contractor the Town has opted to send their installation contract out to bid.  Atty Buettner & Atty Hafner are constructing an amendment to the current agreement which would allow the Town to send the project to bid and allow the Village to use the contractor if necessary.  There is also a payment of $2,500 to Laberge Group for handling the bidding documents and tabulation of results which will be paid by the Town.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelley, authorized mayoral signature on addendum to the Town of Corinth Water IMA upon attorney review and approval.
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

John Tangora, KJT Real Estate property owner, questioned the Board regarding the water/sewer rates and how they were calculated.  Engineer Don Rhodes explained the methodology used including fact that 80% of the proposed budget is covered through the minimum value charge and that two years of pumped water data were  used along with an assumption of 25% water loss through leakage.  Mr. Tangora expressed the opinion that multi-unit residences should either have one minimum value charge or have meters for each unit.

Kate Halliday, Main Street, stated the painted curbing near Main St driveways have helped with the parking issues.  Ms. Halliday also expressed regret at the resignation of Insp Berg and commented on the professionalism and compassion he brought to the position.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday commented on having seen a person jumping off the bridge into the river.  Trustee Halliday stated he has also spoken to Deputy Buehler about patrolling school zones now that school is in session.  Mayor Morreale stated he had spoken to Sheriff Zurlo regarding speeding complaints in the Village and the Sheriff assured him it would be addressed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Atty Buettner requested executive sessions to discuss proposed litigation and the employment history or performance of an individual.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved adjournment to executive session as requested by Atty Buettner, 7:05 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board reconvened at 7:52 PM with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:52 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer