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Village Board Minutes

October 16, 2019 (20)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 16, 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 Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present.  Trustee Halliday was absent.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of October 2, 2019 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 10/16/2019 read & filed.

The Village has yet to receive a signed Fire Protection contract from the Town, therefore no contribution has been made to reserves.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #9: Payroll $34,311.62; General $41,955.59; Water $8,935.33; Sewer $9,062.77; Capital Reserves $59,562.19; and Community Development $14,170.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of offices & their terms for the March 18, 2019 General Village Election.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the Village has maintained its “A+ Stable Outlook” bond rating with Standard & Poor’s.  The Village achieved an “A+” rating in 2013 and has maintained the rating since.  The board credited Clerk-Treas Colson with maintaining the rating; Clerk-Treas Colson stated the credit was shared by excellent communication and work on budgets by the Department Heads as well as sound financial decisions made by the Boards.  Clerk-Treas distributed the full report to the Board, which will also be available on the Village website.

Clerk-Treas Colson requested an executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular individual.

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

Chief Kelley stated this is Fire prevention week, Kindergarten & First grade classes will be touring the firehouse on Friday.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier reported there are thirteen meter installs left in the Village and five in the Town.

Pine Street & Sixth Street paving is completed with minor punch list items remaining.

Water storage tank was inspected, Supt Lozier will forward the Board the report.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 10/16/2019 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved crossing guard rain gear policy with changes.
Carried – 4 – 0

The proposed Laberge contract amendment for WWTP subsurface investigation was deemed unnecessary due to new findings from test pit drilling.  A new approach was proposed that would remove unsuitable fill material, install temporary sheeting to support the existing embankment during excavation, and install structural backfill.

Resolution #35 approved, mayoral signature on change order #4 for WWTP construction General Contract with W. M. Schultz for increase of $111,000; total new contract price $12,308,717.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes,  approved acceptance of Laberge proposal to complete required engineering of King Ave, Gobel Ave, and Bleeker St, for full restoration including water/sewer mains and assist in bidding the projects; $42,100.
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly informed the Board that her comments to the Times Union regarding the Main Street School were her personal opinions and she did not represent herself as a Board member.  Trustee Kelly stated she had also addressed the issue with Dr. Stratton. 

Trustee Kelly also noted that the first all-female spacewalk was scheduled for October 18.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular individual as requested by Clerk-Treas Colson, 6:28 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:46 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:46 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer