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Village Board Minutes

April 3, 2013 (57)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

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

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

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on March 26, 2013 was held on April 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM regarding the proposed 2013/2014 budget.

Mayor Morreale read the notice of public hearing as published and opened the public hearing.

Clerk/Treasurer Colson went over the budget in detail.  The proposed tax rate for the 2013/2014 tax year is $5.49 per thousand, unchanged from last year’s rate.  Overall increase to the general fund budget is 4% over 2012/2013.  The general fund budget calls for a proposed expenditure of $276,254 from fund balance; no expenditures from fund balance have been made over the past five years.  The proposed increase to water rent is $4 per year; the proposed increase to sewer rent is $12 per year.  The proposed budget calls for $96,381 to be put in water reserves, $15,629 in sewer reserves, $98,000 in Fire Dept reserves and $200,000 in DPW reserves.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jim Murray requested the budget worksheets label line item A3120.403, currently labeled Miscellaneous, Saratoga County Sheriff Contract.

With no further comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:21 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting March 20, 2013 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board received a request from Kendra Schieber of the Corinth Youth Commission’s Summer Theatre Workshop to use a portion of the beach property for their summer performance of A 1920’s Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 25-28, 2013.  The performances will be held at 6:30 PM with a live jazz band, and refreshments sold to benefit the workshop.   Ms. Schieber appeared before the Board to discuss the request and thanked the Board for their donations toward scholarships for last year’s program. 

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved use of the beach by the Theatre Workshop with the proper hold harmless and insurance requirements in place, as well as the Village providing an attendant to have the restrooms open during the performance.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/3/13 read & filed.

Resolution #78 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #20: Payroll $26,179.38; General $49,301.19; Water $5,996.49; Sewer $17,460.71; and Capital Reserve $21,504.04.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved Trustee Halliday and Mayor Morreale’s attendance at the APA Conference in Lake Placid April 24 – April 25 at a cost of $289.50; and attendance for Mayor Morreale at the NYCOM Spring Training in Saratoga May 5 – May 7 at a cost of $250.
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report will be submitted next meeting.

Chief Kelley noted that the Fire Department’s Old Timer’s Night is April 6 and the Board is invited to attend.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT – Insp Jacon was present, report for 4/3/13 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

Discussion on the streetscape proposal was tabled until Supt Lozier and Trustee Denno are present.

The Board discussed several changes to the proposed Noise Ordinance and decided to move forward with a public hearing incorporating those changes.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication in the Post Star of a public hearing to be held at 6:00 PM on April 17, 2013 in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave. regarding adding a proposed noise ordinance to the Village Code.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved publication in the Post Star of a public hearing to be held immediately following the first at 6:00 PM on April 17, 2013 in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave. regarding changing the DPW Superintendent term to four years.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #79 approved, adoption of the 2013/2014 budget as presented.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #80 approved, authorized mayoral signature on contract with Avalon Associates to prepare HOME grant application at the cost of $4,500; and authorize program administration.

Resolution #81 approved, authorized payment of $6,200 to Vellano Utility Service for valve replacement at River Street pump station.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kate Halliday thanked the Board for allowing the Saratoga Rowing Association to use the beach for their camp.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss pending litigation with Curtis Palmer.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor above, 7:09 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:25 PM, the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:26 PM.
Carried – 3- 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer