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Village Board Minutes

September 19, 2018 (16)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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

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

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting September 5, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Jim Martin, the LA Group, addressed the Board regarding proposed zoning amendments, since there was no further input from the Board, Mr. Martin will prepare the appropriate environmental review documents necessary for the Board to declare itself Lead Agency.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 9/19/18 read & filed.

Resolution #19 approved, changes to water/sewer roll.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #7: Payroll $32,688.61; General $61,689.89; Water $460,322.46; Sewer $6,712.61; and Community Development $800.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board approved issuing a letter to residents showing continuous water usage on meter reports.  Continuous usage indicates there is a leak that needs repairing, giving residents time to correct issues before being billed for usage.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused to respond to a fire call.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier is getting quotes on alarm installation at the Hamilton Ave lift station.

The scenic panel at the beach was installed; panels will be installed at Pagenstecher and Curtis Park this week. 

BUILDING INSPECTOR – none.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed water billing for outside water districts.  Hudson Grove master meter is in place, Hudson Grove will not be installing individual meters.  Town of Corinth master meters are installed, but individual meters have not yet been installed; there are also a few individual meters for Village users on the other side of the master meters that are not yet installed.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved third quarter billing of Hudson Grove water district to include the new Minimum Value Charge in addition to the usage recorded for September – November by the master meters.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved third quarter billing of all Town of Corinth water districts to follow the flat rate fee currently in effect per unit.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board discussed a disconnection amendment to be added to the Water Law in order to address possible disconnections from the system and asked Atty Buettner to create the amendment to the law for their review.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved not charging Hudson Grove water district for the master meter installation, but included a discontinuance clause for reimbursement at full cost to be included in the Intermunicipal Agreement.
Carried – 3 – 1

Present & Voting: Trustee Julius Enekes – aye; Trustee Timothy Halliday – aye; Trustee Maureen Kelly – nay; Mayor Dennis Morreale – aye.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of bid opening to be held October 17, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Village Hall for installation of resinous flooring system at the Corinth Fire House.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed a proposal from the LA Group for administration and enforcement of the Zoning Law on an hourly basis consistent with their current Comp Plan implementation contract on an as needed basis at the direction of the Board.

Resolution #20 approved, mayoral signature on the LA Group contract addendum for Zoning Administration & Enforcement Services.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Louise Kirkpatrick, Dunn Avenue, addressed the Board regarding her water connection and a potential sewer connection.  Her current water connection will be replaced by the DPW since it is not deep enough to prevent freezing in the winter.  Ms. Kirkpatrick requested the a Board allow a connection to the sewer system at the same time and for the sewer connection fee to be waived since the DPW would be excavating and connecting the water line at that time.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved waiver for sewer connection fee at 17 Dunn Avenue provided the connection is made at the same time the water connection is replaced.
Carried – 4 – 0

Don Dowen, Hill Avenue, addressed the Board regarding damage to his furnace due to sediment and debris from the water master meter installation.  DPW will be installing a flushing hydrant at the end of Hill Avenue to prevent future issues.  Mayor Morreale instructed Supt Lozier to test the water at Mr. Dowen’s home and instructed Mr. Dowen to submit a claim to the Village for submission to the Village’s insurance carrier as well as TKC’s insurance carrier.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation, and an executive session to conduct an employment interview.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved adjournment to executive session as requested above, 8:20 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 9:31 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 9:31 PM.
Carried 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer