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December 7, 2011 (29)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Mayor Winslow called the meeting to order and Trustee Denno led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Densmore, Trustee Enekes and Trustee Lescault were present.
Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Densmore approved minutes of regular
meeting, November 16, 2011 as typed.
Mayor Winslow read a letter from the local Daisy Girl Scout troop requesting the use of the Village Hall once a week for meetings. The Board did not feel that the Hall was a suitable location for the meetings and asked Clerk/Treas Colson to notify the troop leader.
Jeanne Forkeutis, of Morgan Stanley, appeared before the Board to offer an update of the Villages investments for the Length of Service Award Program for the firefighters. Ms. Forkeutis stated interest rates were still low and were not expected to rise until 2013. The fund is still performing above actuarial projections. 35% of the fund is invested in stock holdings; the balance is in fixed income holdings.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/7/11
Resolution #29 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Densmore approved attendance by Clerk-Treas
Colson at Village Election Workshop in Albany on January 5, 2011 at the cost of
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Lescault approved payment of abstract #12:
Payroll $27,148.20; General $322,279.90; Water $17,879.30; Sewer $20,168.08;
Community Development $1,160.00; and Capital Reserves $3,496.83.
Resolution #30 approved, budget transfers.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for November 2011 read & filed.
DPW Supt Emery was present, report for November 2011 read & filed.
Trustee Denno stated she has received numerous compliments on the work done to smooth the railroad crossing on Main Street. Supt Emery stated the plows operate better over the repairs also.
WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for November 2011 read & filed.
Supt Lozier stated that a seal at the WWTP is not working properly and will need to be replaced; he is gathering price quotations.
Supt Lozier discussed the repeated pumping of grease accumulation at the River Street pump station. Supt Lozier is concerned a local restaurant may not have the proper grease traps and disposal units. The Board instructed Insp Jacon to investigate.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Jacon was present, report for December 7, 2011 read & filed.
ATTORNEY Atty Buettner was present, report for December 7, 2011 read & filed.
The Planning Board will meet on December 22 to discuss a proposal for a 15-unit apartment development on William Street. Supt Lozier stated the sewer system put in place would require a pump, but the water hook up would not be an issue. Insp Jacon stated that the original sub-division application for that property was approved for single family housing only, a subsequent proposal for development was denied.
The Village is still negotiating with the Department of Health regarding the GWUDI project.
December 17 is the deadline for the removal of encumbrances from the Wood Road property.
Resolution #31 approved, appointment of Renee Baker, Annie McMahon and Lloyd Murdoch to two-year terms on the Grant Review/RLF committee.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Bob Hudak asked about the status of the $50,000 contract amendment with CT Male for the filtration plant. Mayor Winslow stated the amendment will be rescinded until the DOH finalizes their requirements.
Ray Bush asked about the Mayors recent meeting with IP representatives. The Mayor stated the meeting went well and IP is ahead on their demolition schedule.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Enekes thanked the Image Committee, the fire department and the volunteers for another fantastic Hometown Christmas celebration.
Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Enekes that the Board adjourn, 6:40 PM.