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Village Board Minutes

October 5, 2011 (19)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Winslow called the meeting to order and Atty Buettner led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Densmore, and Trustee Lescault were present; Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Densmore approved minutes of regular meeting of September 14, 2011 and special meeting of September 19, 2011 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS  

Sherry Mann, representing the Corinth Playground Committee, presented the Board with details of its harvest Festival fund raiser to be held October 21 from 2 to 7 PM to benefit the elementary school playground. It will be held at the former EMS building/River Street Curtis Park. Scheduled events include a costume contest, face painting, and a chili contest. She requested that River Street from Sherman to Palmer Avenues be shut down for the event. Both Chief Kelley and Supt Emery stated they did not have concerns over the street closure. The Board thanked Ms. Mann for the presentation.

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Densmore approved the closure of River Street from Sherman Ave to Palmer Ave. on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 2 PM to 7 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/5/11 read & filed.

Resolution #19 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Lescault , approved payment of abstract #8: Payroll $28,374.63; General $39,766.41; Water $7,638.44; Sewer $9,165.77; Capital Reserve $5,000.00; and Community Development $20,718.00.
Carried – 3 - 0

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication in the Pennysaver for leaf/brush pickup from October 17 through November 18, 2011.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson reported that the Village received a valid petition for dissolution on September 15, 2011.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for September 2011 read & filed.

Chief Kelley reported that annual maintenance is being performed on the fire trucks.

WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Densmore, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved Art Lozier III and Gary Holmes to attend a water seminar in Saratoga on October 13, 2011 for $70.00 and for Art Lozier III to attend the NYCOM Public Works conference in Saratoga from October 24 through October 26, 2011 for $250.00
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Lescault , approved publication in the Pennysaver for hydrant flushing from November 14 through November 17, 2011.
Carried – 3 – 0

DPW – Supt Emery was present, report read & filed.

Supt Emery noted that the sidewalks on Sherman Ave have been completed; Sherman Ave will be milled starting next week and paved the week after.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 10/5/11 read & filed.

Trustee Denno asked about conditions of a residence on upper Main St. Insp Jacon reported that Dr. Pitkin had inspected the house several months ago and found no violations. Insp Jacon will contact Dr. Pitkin and ask that he make another inspection.

ATTORNEY – Atty Buettner was present, report for 10/5/11 read & filed.

Mayor Winslow introduced Atty Karla Williams Buettner from the firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart, Rhodes as the new Village Attorney. Atty Buettner thanked the Board and noted that her colleague, Stefanie DiLallo Bitter will serve as attorney for the Planning and Zoning Boards.

There are 2 public hearings scheduled for October 19, 2011 to discuss changes in local laws. Proposed Local Law 4 of 2011 would reduce the number of Zoning Board members from 5 to 3 and allow for alternate members. Proposed Local Law 5 of 2011 would create a nuisance abatement law.

OLD BUSINESS

The Village is still waiting for DOH approval of the water filtration project. The Village has been awarded hardship status from the Environmental Facilities Corporation, making it eligible for a zero percent interest loan.

The Board agreed to discuss the Wood Road property in executive session.

NEW BUSINESS

Supt Emery discussed the milling of Sherman Ave. and a portion of Mallery Street.

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno approved mayoral signature on a contract with Kubriky Construction  to mill Sherman Ave and a portion of Mallery Street for $3700.00
Carried – 3 – 0

Atty Buetnner has reviewed the contract with Albert Lescault to log the DPW and reservoir properties. Profits from the logging will be divided equally between Mr. Lescault and the Village.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Densmore, approved mayoral signature on a contract with Albert Lescault to log the DPW and reservoir properties.
Carried – 3 – 0
Present & Voting:
Trustee Melanie Denno – aye
Trustee Pauline Densmore – aye
Mayor Brad Winslow – aye
Trustee Leigh Lescault – abstain

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Christopher Roe inquired about the legal proceedings of the neighboring McArthur property on Walnut Street. Atty Buettner responded that since Brett McArthur’s court appearance on September 6, 2011, the property has been cleaned up. The trial date that had been set for October 4 was cancelled and the charges withdrawn without prejudice. The Village can bring proceedings against Mr. McArthur if further code violations are noted. Mayor Winslow pointed out that the proposed Nuisance Abatement Law would apply to this situation.

Mr. Roe also asked for a contact number for the Sheriff to report an ongoing issue in the neighborhood. Mayor Winslow supplied him with Chief Deputy Rooney’s telephone number.

Bob Hudak commented that the Dept of Health should be held responsible for the additional $50,000 change to the water filtration plant, since they originally approved the system design for average flow rather than peak flow.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss potential litigation issues with respect to the Wood Road property as requested by Mayor Winslow, 6:30 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:37 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 6:37 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Alice M. Lissow
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer