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Village Board Minutes

April 17, 2019 (50)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 17, 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 Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes and Trustee Halliday were excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of organizational, regular and public hearing, April 3, 2019 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE - none

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Deputy Clerk/Treas. Stautner was present, report for 4-17-19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #21: Payroll $32,356.72; General $94,727.38; Water $3,217.76; Sewer $5,543.08; Capital Reserves $37,697.03; and Community Development $12,999.40.
Carried – 3 – 0

Deputy Clerk/Treas. Stautner informed the Board that the Village Hall had received a F.O.I.L. request from the Town of Corinth asking for the last four years of Corinth Firehouse financial records.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, two-week update read and filed.

Supt. Lozier informed the Board that the DPW was performing street and road sweeping, leaf and brush pick-up as well as water line locations for both East National Water and Kubricky Construction. Hydrant flushing and pressure recording was being conducted as part of a new hydrant maintenance program used by the DPW. Supt. Lozier would share information with the Board when completed.

Trustee Kelly asked Supt. Lozier how the hydrant flushing process worked in terms of billing for usage and individual residential meters as well as estimated water being used in the flushing process. Supt. Lozier explained that individual meters would not be charged for the flushing process and that an estimate of water consumed during the process could be received from the water filtration plant. It was reiterated that Village residents contribute to the maintenance of water supply through a minimum value charge. Supt Lozier did specify that Town water districts could be charged for hydrant flushing due to the use of master meters.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 4/17/19 read & filed.

Mayor Morreale inquired about the status of a building permit for Dollar Tree. Insp Hepner stated that he has not issued a building permit as of yet.

Trustee Kelly inquired about school bus garage construction debris and whom to contact regarding its removal. Attorney Buettner suggested that the school supt. be contacted.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #75 approved, membership and payment of $200 for Hudson-Hoosic Partnership.

Resolution #76 approved, purchase of two trucks with plows for DPW from Monroe Truck Equipment to be paid for by 2019/2020 budget; $459,180.52.

Resolution #77 approved, acceptance of Chad Burnham’s resignation from the Village DPW, effective April 12, 2019.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve changes to the Village Fire Call Response Policy.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of MEO vacancy upon request of DPW Supt.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Henry Clements, West Maple Street addressed the Board regarding water meter installation difficulties he had experienced. Mr. Clements stated that he needs a new water line to have a meter installed, but can’t find a contractor whom is available to do so. Mayor Morreale will discuss concerns with the project engineer.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly commented that she had attended a recent School Board meeting and that the budget had passed. She also attended a Senior Honor Society induction ceremony and commended the School for a great job. Trustee Kelly mentioned that graduation was approaching and wanted to make sure that the Village Board participated.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:13 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0            

Annaliese Stautner
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer