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Village Board Minutes

March 20, 2019 (44)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Fire House, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

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

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

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting March 6, 2019 and special meeting March 13, 2019 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Jackie Sarnelli, Town of Corinth Youth Commission Director, wrote the Board requesting a donation toward the annual Town Fun Day to be held June 22, 2019.  The Village Board expressed interest in providing vouchers for bicycle helmets.

Barbara Telasky & Maureen Bogle wrote the Board and donated money toward the Village flower planting in memory of their mother, Betty Bogle.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/20/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract #19: Payroll $33,091.66; General $47,633.25; Water $3,363.09; Sewer $7,285.56; Capital Reserves $27,873.81; and Community Development $23,965.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson informed the Board that crossing guard Veronica Flewelling has decided to retire April 30 after over 40 years of service to the Village, crossing guard and park attendant Ernie Wester has resigned as of March 20 and crossing guard Darlene Beyer will not be returning for the 2019/2020 school year.  The Village is actively seeking replacements as well as substitute crossing guards.  School Superintendant Dr. Stratton has been informed of the situation.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley will be attending the Town Board meeting on March 21 to present his proposed budget to the Town Board.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

The sewer jetter will be received next week, the DPW has already identified at least on area in need of jetting.

Crosswalk signage has been received for the crosswalk on Palmer Ave at Main Street; Supt Lozier will be coordinating installation with the Stewart’s manager.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 3/20/19 read & filed.

Mayor Morreale congratulated Insp Hepner on completing training in building inspection.

Trustee Kelly inquired about school bus garage permitting, Insp Hepner stated the NYS Board of Education is responsible for the permitting.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #50 approved, ratification of 2019-2022 CSEA Collective Bargaining agreement.

The Board determined that the Village Hall staff would retain Election Day as a holiday instead of a personal day for the duration of the CSEA agreement.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized Mayoral signature on contracts with Cleveland Brothers for grounds maintenance for a total of $$4,945.90, and flower planting for $6,498.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #51 approved, hire Nicolle Jenks as part-time crossing guard at $12.55 per hour as of March 21, 2019.

Resolution #52 approved, hire Christine Bentley as Summer Youth Program Chaperone at $12.45 per hour.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Mayor Morreale & Clerk/Treas Colson attendance at NYCOM Annual Meeting May 5 – May 7, 2019 in Cooperstown; $925 each plus expenses.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson presented the 2019/2020 Tentative Budget to the Board.  The proposed tax rate for 2019/2020 is maintained at $4.95 per thousand; water and sewer Minimum Value Charges and usage fees are expected to stay at their current rate.  Major purchases in the 2019/2020 budget include two tandem trucks for DPW and portable lifts for the garage.  There is no proposed reserve contribution for the DPW; Fire Department reserve contribution is $200,000.  

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of budget public hearing to be held April 3, 2019 in the Firehouse at 6:10 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss potential litigation.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale asked the Trustees to contact him with any special requests for liaison assignments.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell that Board adjourn to executive session for potential litigation as requested by Mayor Morreale, 6:36 PM.
Carried – 3- 0

At 7:08 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:08 PM.
Carried – 3- 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk/Treasurer