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Village Board Minutes

April 3, 2019 (46)

An organizational meeting, public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 3, 2019 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 Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present.

Mayor Morreale appointed Maureen Kelly as Deputy Mayor.

Resolution #53 approved, Mayoral appointment of Annaliese Stautner as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.

Resolution #54 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Planning Board Secretary, 1-year term.

Resolution #55 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary, 1-year term.

Resolution #56 approved Mayoral appointment of Neil Hepner as Building Inspector, 1-year term.

Resolution #57 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #58 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #59 approved, Fire Dept slate of officers as attached.

Resolution #60 approved, Investment Policy with no revisions.

Resolution #61 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.

Resolution #62 approved, Water Emergency Plan with no revisions.

Resolution #63 approved, Board Meeting schedule through April 1, 2020.

Resolution #64 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 6, 2020.

Resolution #65 approved, mileage rate of $0.58 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.

Resolution #66 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.

Resolution #67 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.

Resolution #68 approved, Saratoga National designated official depository.

Resolution #69 approved, designation of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC as attorneys for the Village.

Resolution #70 approved, designation of Laberge Group as engineer for the Village, up to $215 per hour.

Resolution #71 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings with no revision.

Resolution #72 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.

Mayor Morreale appointed the following liaisons to departments:
Disaster Planning, Village & Town Emergency Response Plan: Mayor, Trustee Pasquarell, DPW Supt, & Fire Chie
Government Representative to the Town, County & State: Mayor & Trustee Kelly
Senior Citizens: Mayor
Auditors: Trustee Pasquarell & Trustee Kelly
Reservoir Property: Trustee Kelly, Trustee Halliday, DPW Supt
Other Village Lands: Trustee Enekes
Historical Representative: Trustee Kelly
Policy Handbook & Village Codes: Trustee Pasquarell & Village Clerk/Treasurer
Beach, Parks & Beautification: Trustee Halliday
Corinth Merchants Association: Mayor
Commercial Industrial Development: Mayor & Trustee Halliday
Capital Plan Development: Mayor, Trustee Enekes, Clerk/Treasurer, Fire Chief & DPW Supt
Image Cmte: Trustee Enekes
Crossing Guards: Mayor
Youth Services: Mayor & Trustee Kelly
Committees:
Workplace Violence Assessment Policy Committee: Mayor, Trustee Enekes, Clerk/Treas & DPW Supt
Task Force for Senior Living: Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday, along with Town Representative
Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Projects: Trustee Halliday, DPW Supt & Mayor
Comprehensive Plan: Trustee Pasquarell & Trustee Kelly
Personnel Committee: Trustee Kelly & Trustee Halliday

At 6:05PM the Organizational meeting was concluded

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

 

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on March 27, 2019 was held April 3, 2019 at 6:05 PM to allow public comment on the proposed 2019/2020 Village Budget.

Clerk-Treas Colson summarized the budget for 2019/2020; tax rate is held at $4.95 per thousand and water/sewer charges will stay the same as current rates.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comments from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:07PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 3, 2019 at 6:07 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting March 20, 2019 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board of Trustees has received an invitation to Fire Department Old Timer’s Night April 6, 2019.

Mayor Morreale received a letter from Gilbert DeMarco, Center Street, expressing concern over the number of sex offenders living in the Village.

Corinth Community Churches wrote requesting permission to hold their Sunrise Service on the beach April 21.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved use of Corinth Beach for Corinth Community Churches Sunrise Service April 21, 2019 upon receipt of signed hold harmless agreement and certificate of insurance.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/3/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #20: Payroll $30,306.63; General $60,086.55; Water $5,612.79; Sewer $6,224.75; and Capital Reserves $36,075.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson asked for clarification regarding the Corinth Fun Day donation.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved contribution of $1,000 donation toward helmets for Fun Day, if helmets are already provided the Town may use the donation toward other Fun Day expenses.
Carried 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for March 2019 read & filed.

Fire Department members recently received required OSHA training.

Chief Kelley referred to the mutual aid received from neighboring fire departments for a fire on Walsh Rd.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for March 2019 read & filed.

Water vault was installed at DPW garage.

Effluent disinfection has begun for the season.

Hydrant flushing will now be completed by the water department staff in order for them to keep all associated records and inspection results as well as maintain the GIS mapping.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of hydrant flushing April 15 – 19 east of Main St, April 22-26 west of Main St, and leaf and brush pick-up April 8 – May 28.
Carried – 4 – 0

Supt Lozier requested an executive session to discuss the job performance and history of particular individuals.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was excused, report for 4/3/19 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #73 approved, adoption of 2019/2020 budget as presented at public hearing.
Trustee Enekes – aye; Trustee Halliday – nay; Trustee Kelly – aye; Trustee Pasquarell – aye; Mayor Morreale – aye

Resolution #74 approved, authorize Flexible Spending Account implementation for full-time employees with $250 annual roll over.

DPW has received the new street sweeper and is no longer using the Elgin.  The Town of Corinth has expressed interest in acquiring the sweeper and offered to trade an equipment trailer that suits the Village’s needs.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, declared the 1998 Elgin sweeper surplus and authorized a trade with the Town of Corinth for a 1973 Roger equipment trailer.
Carried – 4 – 0

The US Census Bureau has proposed changes to the boundaries of census tracts that would split the Village into two different census tracts in order to separate the portion of the Village in the Adirondack Park.  Capital District Regional Planning Commission is offering input on these changes and has recommended opposing the split in census tracts in order to preserve the Opportunity Zone designation with NYS for the entire Village.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, support of the CDRPC recommendation to keep the Village as one census tract in the US Census.
Carried – 5 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Christine Richards, Bleeker St, requested the Board pave Bleeker St.  The Board stated the street was scheduled to be paved next year and have the water/sewer lines replaced at that time.  In the meantime the street will be patched.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss the job performance and work history of specific individuals as requested by Supt Lozier, 6:41 PM.
Carried – 4- 0

At 6:59 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Mayor Morreale informed the Board that Supervisor Lucia will be putting the 2020 Fire Protection contract before the Town Board April 4th.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:15PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer