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Village Board Minutes

March 6, 2013 (50)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 6, 2013, at 6:00 PM, in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Halliday, and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of regular meeting Feb 20, 2013, and special meetings Feb 25, 2013 and Feb 26, 2013 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY)

Edd Von Seggern, Fred Koch and Reverend Aldridge spoke in support of the tree proposal for Main Street and encouraged the Board to add trees to other streets, such as Oak and Walnut St.  The gentlemen stated tree lined streets make a neighborhood inviting, attractive and homey.  They also stressed the added resale value and lure to businesses and visitors as being worth the extra care and expense for trees.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/6/13 read & filed.

Resolution #54 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #18: Payroll $28,668.31; General $127,457.26; Water $6,248.14; Sewer $24,687.06; and Capital Reserves $52,991.64.
Carried – 3 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson informed the Board of a recent bond refinancing.  The refinancing of the bonds will save the Village approximately $20,000 per year in debt service payments and a total of $350,000 over the life of the bonds.  The bonds refinanced were originally sold for construction of the firehouse and rehab of Center St and Hamilton Ave.

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

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

Supt Lozier stated DPW employees Tim Monica, Mark Maille and Shane Russell recently fabricated a new undercarriage for the street sweeper, saving the Village over $3,000.

The skid for the filtration plant pilot study is currently being fabricated.  The trickling filter column has been rebuilt and is being installed at the WWTP.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 3/6/13 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Trustee Denno will be meeting with Supt Lozier and an arborist to go over the streetscape proposal to identify work that can be completed by the DPW.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, instructed Atty Buettner to draft a local law using the Town of Wilton’s noise ordinance as a model, with the Town of Moreau’s fee schedule and incorporating the Village’s current exceptions for Village sponsored celebrations and DPW activities.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #55 approved, authorize mayoral signature on contracts with Cleveland Brothers for pesticide and fertilizer application, property maintenance and flower planting in the amounts of $4,698, $990 and $3,148.74.

The Board asked Atty Buettner to draft a law for consideration amending the DPW Superintendent term to four years.

The Village will be entering into negotiations with Curtis Palmer on extending the current tax agreement.  Representatives from the Village, Town, School and Curtis Palmer will be meeting on March 27.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, authorized the Village to enter into an agreement with the Town of Corinth and Corinth Central School to hire Lou Lewis of Lewis & Greer to act as special counsel during Curtis Palmer negotiations and split his fee of $200 per hour three ways.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #56 approved, John Sherrange resignation accepted effective March 5, 2013.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication in the Pennysaver and Post Star of Assistant Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator vacancy.
Carried – 3 – 0

Mayor Morreale stated the organizers of the Donkey Basketball game were looking for a participant from the Village Board if anyone was interested.

PUBLIC COMMENTS QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mr. Von Seggern asked if the proposed noise ordinance would address loud mufflers, it will.  Jim Hopkins thanked the Board for drafting the law for consideration.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Saunders requested that the arborist also evaluate costs for the protection of the trees on Hamilton Avenue.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:50 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk/Treasurer

 

A budget workshop meeting of the Village Board was held March 6, 2013, at 6:55 PM, in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Halliday, and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Clerk/Treas Colson discussed proposed budget expenditures for 2013/2014 in detail with the Board.   The tentative budget will be presented at the March 20, 2013 Board meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 8:10 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk/Treasurer