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December 21, 2011 (31)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 21, 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 Enekes, and Trustee Lescault were present. Trustee Densmore was excused.
Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Enekes approved minutes of regular
December 7, 2011 meeting as typed.
Andre Marcotte, owner of the property adjoining the Village’s Wood Road property, appeared to propose a boundary line adjustment of the two properties. The proposed adjustment would allow the Village to have access from the road by deeding part of Mr. Marcotte’s property to the Village and by allowing an easement for additional access. The Village would in return deed a portion of their property to Mr. Marcotte to allow his lot to be used as a building lot. The arrangement would lead to better access to the water main for the Village. The Board agreed to retain Dave Barrass, surveyor, in order to determine metes and bounds of the boundary adjustment and to appear before the Town Planning Board on behalf of the Village and Mr. Marcotte. Mr. Marcotte will pay half of Mr. Barrass’ fee and each party will be responsible for the filing of the respective deeds.
Resolution #32 approved, employ Dave Barrass to obtain Town Planning board approval for boundary adjustment as depicted on map created by Mr. Barrass as of 12/21/11 for an $800 fee to be split with Mr. Andre Marcotte.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/21/11 read & filed.
Resolution #33 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes approved payment of abstract #13:
Payroll $26,822.47; General $44,298.90; Water $4,681; Sewer $2,760.36 and
Community Development $5,015.
Resolution #34 approved, budget adjustments.
Clerk/Treas Colson reported that a $2,080 partial payment for lumber at the DPW garage has been received. Payments will follow for the remaining lumber on the DPW property and lumber from the reservoir property.
Clerk/Treas Colson submitted the annual cell phone usage report, which shows a decrease in minutes used and charges incurred since 2010.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
Chief Kelley informed the Board of an accident during firefighter training involving the ATV and resulting in a severe foot injury for one of the firefighters. A firefighter involved is currently under suspension and will be meeting with the Fire Council.
DPW – Supt Emery was present.
The radio at the DPW garage was damaged & will be repaired next week.
WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
A 6-inch water main on West Mechanic was repaired with no loss of pressure and no boil water advisory necessary.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 12/21/11 read & filed.
Insp Jacon reported on his inquiry into restaurant grease disposal. All restaurants checked have separate containers for grease and do not put anything other than dishwashing water down the drains. Trustee Lescault suggested Insp Jacon also check with Grand Union.
The Board discussed garbage containers being left in the streets causing problems for snowplows.
Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication in the
Pennysaver of an ad requesting residents bring take their garbage containers
off the curb within 24 hours of pick-up.
ATTORNEY – Atty Buettner was present, report for 12/21/11 read & filed.
The Planning Board meeting scheduled for 12/22 has been cancelled. The project proposed for William Street will be discussed at the January Planning Board meeting.
Atty Buettner stated she is developing a social media policy for the Village.
Resolution #35 approved, mayoral signature on contract with Laberge for additional dam remediation work, $4786.57.
A sewer problem on Saratoga Avenue led to 8 Saratoga Ave having damage due to sewage back up. Cheryl Kussius has submitted a claim for reimbursement for cleanup costs related to the issue. The problem with the village sewer line has been repaired.
Resolution #36 approved, reimbursement to Cheryl Kussius for damage and cleanup relating to sewer problem on Saratoga Avenue.
Dept of Health has not made a decision regarding the size and capacity of filtration plant required. Therefore, CT Male has agreed to rescind their contract for additional engineering until the scope of the project is definite.
Resolution #37 approved, rescind Resolution #15 to pay CT Male $50,000 for additional engineering.
Resolution #38 approved, appointment of Valerie Milligan and Joan Smead as election inspectors for 1/17/12 vote.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
The Board asked Clerk/Treas Colson to send JP Trucking a letter commending them on their neat & efficient refuse removal.
Trustee Lescault, seconded by Trustee Enekes that Board adjourn, 6:30PM.