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Village Board Minutes

October 19, 2011 (22)

Two public hearings and a regular meeting of the Village Board were held October 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Mayor Winslow called the meeting to order and Trustee Enekes led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on October 13, 2011 was held October 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM  re: Local Law 3-2011, proposed change to the Zoning Board of Appeals requiring membership of three persons and allowing alternate members.

Atty Buettner stated Saratoga County Planning has determined there is no countywide impact of the proposed law.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jim Murray opposed the proposal to turn the five member ZBA Board into a three member Board.  Mr. Murray supported the proposal to add alternate members to the ZBA.

With no further comments from the public, Mayor Winslow closed the public hearing at 6:05 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on October 13, 2011 was held October 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM  re: Local Law 4-2011 adding Chapter 100 “Nuisance Abatement” to the Village Code permitting the Village to deal with nuisance properties based on an accumulating points system.

Atty Buettner explained the purpose of the proposed law was to address code violations and other issues by implementing a point based system in order to declare problem properties nuisances.  The point system would be based on property and code violations as well as penal law violations.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jim Murray and Jim Hopkins expressed support of the proposed law.

With no further comments from the public, Mayor Winslow closed the public hearing at 6:09 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 19, 2011 at 6:09 PM.

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of Sept 29, 2011 special meeting and Oct 5, 2011 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

DECISION ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAWS

Resolution #20 approved, enacting Local Law 4 of 2011 amending ZBA membership requirement and adding alternate members.

Resolution # 21 approved, enacting Local Law 5 of 2011 adoption of Chapter 100 “Nuisance Abatement”.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/19/11 read & filed.

Resolution #22 approved, adjustments to the water/sewer roll.

Clerk/Treas Colson noted that DPW employee Walt Everetts was retiring from service to the Village as of 10/28.

The Village was granted an extension from the Department of Health for compliance with the GWUDI determination.  The new deadline for operation of the filtration plant is now December of 2012.

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #9: Payroll $28,731.71; General $59,134.24; Water $6,921.38; Sewer $6,142.49; Community Development $890.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #23 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW – Supt Emery was present.

Supt Emery asked, and the Board agreed, to use millings from Sherman Ave on the road in Pagenstetcher Park.

WATER/WASTEWATER – Supt Lozier was present.

A water main break on Eggleston Street has been repaired.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 10/19/11 read & filed.

ATTORNEY – Atty Buettner was present, report for 10/19/11 read & filed.

No business is currently before the Planning or Zoning Boards, there will be no October meeting of either Board.

OLD BUSINESS

The surveyor will be staking the property on Wood Road to determine what encroachments are on the property.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #24 approved, calling for a referendum on the proposed dissolution of the Village of Corinth by the electors.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jim Hopkins asked if properties with previous property code violations will be receiving points under the new Nuisance Abatement Law.  Atty Buettner stated violations will be assigned upon review by the Building Inspector, if there are ongoing violations they will be assigned points.

Bob Hudak asked if the Village has inquired about the changes to the filtration plant with the Department of Health, Mayor Winslow stated the Board is addressing the issue.

Jim Hopkins asked for an update on the companies proposing projects at the IP property.  Mayor Winslow stated he and Supervisor Lucia have met with SEDC and will be setting up a committee with representatives from the Village, Town and School to meet with Moncada, IP and Waste Connections.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Densmore that Board adjourn, 6:30 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk/Treasurer