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Village Board Minutes

November 6, 2019 (22)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 6, 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 arrived at 6:04 PM.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting October 16, 2019 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 11/6/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #10: Payroll $34,598.98; General $51,920.01; Water $16,364.37; Sewer $2,802.07; Capital Reserves $785,463.42; and Community Development $9,280.00.
Carried 3 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board a signed Fire Protection contract has still not been received from the Town, therefore no Equipment Reserve entry has been made.

At 6:04 PM Trustee Halliday arrived.

The Board discussed various options for traffic control at the bridge during the Hometown Christmas Celebration. Options presented included using DPW employees or hiring an outside security company. Chief Kelley stated he would approach the Fire Police to see if anyone was willing to volunteer for traffic control before the Board makes a final decision.

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for October read & filed.

Normal maintenance is underway, the boat and dock have been removed from the river.

The Fire Department responded to 10 calls for downed power lines last Friday due to the storm.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 11/6/19 read & filed.

Mayor Morreale commended Insp Hepner for conducting fire inspections recently.

OLD BUSINESS none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #36 approved, hiring William Potter to the Head Crossing Guard position as of 11/8/19; $14.55 per hour.

Resolution #37 approved, acceptance of resignation of MEO Chad Bardin from DPW as of 11/9/19.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of DPW MEO vacancy.
Carried 4 0

Clerk-Treas Colson explained the Town Board would like an option of requiring meter pits installed in all new construction to avoid having their building department responsible for ensuring plumbing requirements. A new rate & fee schedule has been prepared with a water connection fee for meter pit install.

Resolution #38 approved, water/sewer rate & fee schedule with additions.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday asked what the current crossing guard situation is. Mayor Morreale responded that we still need one afternoon guard for the Palmer Ave/Main St intersection and we need substitutes. The Board also discussed if raising the hourly wage would encourage more applicants.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 6:22 PM.
Carried 4 0

At 6:24PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #39 approved, termination of contract dated January 17, 2019 with East National Water, LLC.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:26 PM.
Carried 4 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer