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Village Board Minutes

February 19, 2020 (36)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 19, 2020 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 Halliday, Trustee Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting February 5, 2020 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 2/19/2020 read & filed.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board of changes to the Primary Voting schedule.  Polls are now open at 6 AM instead of noon as previously.  Therefore the Clerk’s Office will be closed April 28 and June 23 for voting.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #17: Payroll $37,623.92; General $276,684.22; Water $2,320.88; Sewer $8,681.93; and Capital Reserves $258,629.11.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #55 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

The Department responded to over 40 calls for downed wires during the February 7 storm.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier stated the DPW has been busy with plowing & snow removal.  He has also submitted his preliminary budget numbers for 2020/2021.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 2/19/2020 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board decided to purchase one solar power radar speed sign with battery.  Trustee Halliday will request quotes to place an order.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of Village General Election to be held March 18, 2020 and the candidates for office.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #56 approved, hiring of Nicholas Burke as MEO as of February 24, 2020; $16.60 per hour.

The Board discussed contracts from Cleveland Brothers for grounds maintenance and flower planting.  Cleveland brothers have not raised the cost of these contracts in several years, they also reduce the rate for the Firehouse.  The Board is very appreciative of their rates and services.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on Cleveland Brothers contract for fertilizing of the Firehouse lawn; $632.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly approved mayoral signature on Cleveland Brothers contract for fertilization and maintenance of Village properties; $4,313.90.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved mayoral signature on Cleveland Brothers contract for flower installation and maintenance; $6,498.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Village issued a Request for Proposals for program delivery services for the 2019 CDBG grant.  One proposal was received from Laberge group.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved Laberge group proposal for program delivery services for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant to be reimbursed through the grant.
Carried – 3 – 0

Bids for garbage/recyclable pick-up and dumpster services were received and opened February 12, 2020 as follows:
Waste Management: $204,998 for 1-year contract; $416,145 for 2-year contract; $633,626 for 3-year contract.
Casella: $163,100 for 1-year contract; $329,500 for 2-year contract; $499,200 for 3-year contract.

The Board discussed these bids and the ongoing issues with our current service provider, Casella.  The Board decided to table any award for further discussion.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mike McKelligott, Oak St, asked Insp Hepner about two properties on Palmer Avenue.   Insp Hepner is addressing the issues.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that board adjourn, 6:25 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer