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Village Board Minutes

June 8, 2011 (1)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held June 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Winslow called the meeting to order and Sue Commanda led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Densmore & Trustee Enekes were present.  Trustee Denno & Trustee Lescault were excused.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on May 28, 2011 was held June 8, 2011 re: proposed change in the zoning of part of International Paper parcel #60.78-1-1.111 from Industrial to Village Business.

Sue Commanda, CEO of Hudson River Community Credit Union, spoke of the credit union’s purchase of a 9 acre portion of the former IP woodlot and their plans to build administrative offices on the site.  Ms. Commanda was accompanied by HRCCU board members Stuart Fields, Margaret Rabida, Carol Ann Pacco-Long, Chuck Pasquarelle, and Harold Jones.  Ms. Commanda will soon be presenting detailed plans to the Village Planning Board.

Atty Auffredou stated that notice of the potential zoning change was sent to surrounding communities as well as the Saratoga County Planning Board, which determined there was no county-wide impact from the zoning change.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

Mayor Winslow stated that comments he has received from community members regarding the credit union’s plans have been very positive.  The Village Board also expressed their enthusiasm for the project.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Winslow closed the public hearing at 6:06 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 8, 2011 at 6:06 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Densmore, approved minutes of regular meeting May 25, 2011 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #1 approved, adoption of Local Law 3-2011 amending zoning of parcel #60.78-1-1.111

 

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Cam Engert & Norma Winslow of the Wesleyan Church informed the Board of their plans for a “Block Party” on the soccer field on River Street.  The event will feature local businesses and vendors, activities and games for children, as well as a Red Cross blood drive.  The event will be held July 23 with a rain date of July 30.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board received a card from Grace Gurney thanking the Village for placing an ad in the Children’s Community Theatre program for their production of Oliver!.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 6/8/11 read & filed.

Resolution #2 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Atty Auffredou will prepare an agreement extending the intermunicipal agreement with the Town Ambulance Service for use of portions of the former DPW building through October 31.

Motion by Trustee Densmore, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #24: Payroll $26,150.73; General $23,080.79; Water $5,300.24; Sewer $2,735.89; Community Development $9,691.48; and Capital Reserves $2,341.99.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #3 approved, budget transfers.

 

Motion by Trustee Densmore, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved cancellation of the June 15 regular Board Meeting and authorized the Clerk/Treasurer to pay bills upon review by the audit committee.
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused, report for May 2011 read & filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for May 2011 read & filed.

The generator at River St has been installed; the DPW will be putting a new roof on the building.

At 6:30 PM Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 5/26/11 – 6/8/11 read & filed.

The Board discussed the code violations at 27 Walnut Street.  Insp Jacon will make another attempt to resolve the issues, but asked the Board for permission to proceed if no action is taken by the property owner.

Motion by Trustee Densmore, seconded by Trustee Enekes, authorized the Building Inspector to commence enforcement proceedings against the owner of 27 Walnut Street for violations of State and Village property codes.
Carried – 3- 0

ATTORNEY – Atty Auffredou was present, report for 6/8/11 read & filed.

A letter has been sent to property owners with encroachments on the Village-owned Wood Road property instructing them to remove the items by August 8.

OLD BUSINESS

No update on GWUDI.

Discussion on the proposed Nuisance Law tabled.

The Board discussed ways to educate residents about the Shared Services/Dissolution Committee's report.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the NYS law banning outdoor burning.  Atty Auffredou stated the State law supersedes any Village Codes.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Densmore that Board adjourn, 7:11 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer