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September 23, 2020 (15)

An Organizational and Regular Meeting of the Village Board was held September 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were present. 

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of the regular meeting September 2, 2020 meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/23/2020 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #7: Payroll $33,931.34; General $71,134.62; Water $7,689.19; Sewer $6,757.37; and Capital Reserve $165,678.55.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed and agreed to the enhanced disinfection of the Village Hall the day following the November Presidential Election.  The Village Hall will open late that day.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Three firefighters were newly qualified for the dive team: Michael Blaich, Tiffany Lucia and Ryan Feulner, bringing the total dive team to a number of ten.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

All meters and meter pits that were to be installed by the DPW have been completed.  We are still waiting on Adam Lawrence and the Main St DDSO to have their meters installed by private contractors.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of hydrant flushing October 5 – October 9; and leaf and brush pick  up October 5 – December 4, or the first snowfall.
Carried – 3 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Mayor Pasquarell appointed Timothy Halliday as Deputy Mayor.

Mayor Pasquarell appointed Terry Miller to serve in the vacant Trustee position until the March Special Election.

Resolution #20 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Clerk-Treasurer, 4-year term.

Resolution #21 approved, Mayoral appointment of Annaliese Stautner as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.

Resolution #22 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Planning Board Secretary, 1-year term.

Resolution #23 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary, 1-year term.

Resolution #24 approved Mayoral appointment of Neil Hepner as Building Inspector, 1-year term.

Resolution #25 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #26 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #27 approved, Investment Policy with no revisions.

Resolution #28 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.

Resolution #29 approved, Water Emergency Plan with revisions.

Resolution #30 approved, Board Meeting schedule through March 17, 2021.

Resolution #31 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 5, 2021.

Resolution #32 approved, mileage rate of $0.575 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.

Resolution #33 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.

Resolution #34 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.

Resolution #35 approved, Saratoga National designated official depository.

Resolution #36 approved, designation of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC as attorneys for the Village.

Resolution #37 approved, designation of Laberge Group as engineer for the Village, up to $165 per hour.

Resolution #38 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings with revision.

Resolution #39 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.

Mayor Pasquarell appointed the following liaisons to departments:
Disaster Planning, Village & Town Emergency Response Plan: Mayor, Trustee Bedell, DPW Supt, & Fire Chief
Government Representative to the Town, County & State: Mayor & Trustee Halliday
Senior Citizens: Mayor
Auditors: Mayor Pasquarell & Trustee Bedell
Reservoir Property: Trustee Miller, Trustee Halliday, DPW Supt
Other Village Lands: Trustee Enekes
Historical Representative: Trustee Halliday
Policy Handbook & Village Codes (other than zoning): Trustee Miller & Village Clerk/Treasurer
Beach, Parks & Beautification: Trustee Halliday
Corinth Merchants Association: Mayor
Commercial Industrial Development: Mayor & Trustee Halliday
Capital Plan Development: Mayor, Trustee Enekes, Clerk/Treasurer, Fire Chief & DPW Supt
Image Cmte: Trustee Enekes
Crossing Guards: Mayor
Youth Services: Mayor & Trustee Halliday
Committees:
Workplace Violence Assessment Policy Committee: Mayor, Trustee Bedell, Clerk/Treas & DPW Supt
Task Force for Senior Living: Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday, along with Town Representative
Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Projects: Trustee Halliday, DPW Supt & Mayor
Comprehensive Plan: Mayor Pasquarell & Trustee Miller
Personnel Committee: Trustee Miller & Trustee Halliday
Liaisons:
Department of Public Works: Trustee Enekes
Fire Department: Trustee Halliday

The Village Board discussed a request from Supervisor Lucia to postpone the late fees on the Town water invoice for September.  The Clerk’s office has all new staff and they were delayed in producing the reports needed for the invoice.

Resolution #40 approved, postponement of late fees on Town of Corinth water invoice until October 12, 2020.

Resolution #41 approved, mayoral signature on Change Order #3 for WWTP Plumbing Contract, increase of $3,106.93 for a total contract price of $245,536.94.

There is a vacancy for a DPW MEO due to the recent resignation of Nicholas Burke.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of vacant MEO position.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board received a counter offer to the proposed Fire Protection Contract for 2021 from The Town of Corinth.  The Board discussed the counter offer in detail, Board consensus was to reject the counter offer and present another offer to the Town Board.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustees Halliday & Enekes congratulated the newly elected members and welcomed them to the Board.

Mayor Pasquarell thanked outgoing Mayor Dennis Morreale and Trustee Maureen Kelly for their years of dedicated service to the Village.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss litigation regarding Indeck.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 6:40 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:18PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 7:19 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer