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Village Board Minutes

June 17, 2020 (3)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order.

Roll Call:  Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly, and Trustee Pasquarell were present.

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

CORRESPONDENCE

Becky Robarge wrote the Board on behalf of the parent group for the Class of 2022 requesting use of the beach for the Duck Race on July 4, 2020.  The group has a safety plan in place that would not allow bystanders and will have safety precautions for the ten volunteer participants.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved the parent group’s use of the beach for the Duck Race on July 4, 2020 with a signed Hold Harmless agreement.
Carried – 5 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/17/2020 read & filed.

Clerk-Treas Colson requested the Board read the Comptroller update regarding the severe impact COVID-19 is having on sales tax revenue.  Clerk-Treas Colson also referred the Board to the memo she issued which showed projections of a 30% decrease in sales tax for this fiscal year.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract #1: Payroll $43,378.68; General $490,438.26; Water $7,764.75; Sewer $12,774.85; and Capital Reserves $65,787.50.
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley stated the Department is conducting more training and calls are already at 150 this month.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report read & filed.

Insp Hepner stated he was confirming outdoor dining distances and occupancies & having no difficulties.

Trustee Enekes mentioned complaints about the old bus garage, Insp Hepner is addressing the issue with Atty Bitter.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the purchase of a new Chevy Tahoe Fire Chief’s vehicle.  Trustee Pasquarell stated he would not be voting, but was in favor of purchasing the vehicle at this time.  The other Trustees and Mayor Morreale stated they were not comfortable making the purchase at this time due to uncertain financial factors including loss of revenue and potential impact to the Fire Protection Contract with the Town.  Board consensus was to hold off on the purchase and revisit it at a later date.

At 6:32 PM Trustee Pasquarell was excused.

The Board discussed potentially having a firework display to celebrate Labor Day.  Concerns with a resurgence of COVID-19 and financial constraints led to a Board consensus not to schedule a firework display for September.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved Thursday July 2, 2020 as the observed Independence Day holiday for DPW.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of MEO vacancy.
Carried – 4 – 0

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday stated he would contact Supt Lozier on Monday regarding speed sign placement.

Trustee Kelly stated if the Board does decide to open the beach this summer the lifeguards form last season are willing to return.  Trustee Kelly also expressed appreciation for the drone footage Don Rhodes of Laberge Group shot of the new WWTP.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:40 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer