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Village Board Minutes

June 5, 2013 (1)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 5, 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 and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Denno and Trustee Halliday were excused.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting May 15, 2013 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Don Rhodes, of the Laberge Group, addressed the Board regarding a potential change order for the dam remediation project.  Based on observation of the dam repairs during the heavy spring flows, it appears the center of the spillway channel experienced some erosion.  Laberge and the contractor have recommended improving the spillway outlet channel and reinforcing it with extra heavy Rip Rap bulkheads and stone.

Chad Kortz, CT Male, presented the Board with a proposed timeline of bidding for the first stage of the water project including the filtration plant and Walnut St rehabilitation.  The Board expressed concerns that with the proposed bidding schedule, actual construction on Walnut St would not begin until early September.  Clerk-Treas Colson explained that a delay at EFC meant the Village would not be able to close on the short term financing until August.  Clerk-Treas Colson and Mr. Kortz also stressed the importance of having the official approval letters of the bid packets from DOH.  Sherry Mann, resident of Walnut St, asked the Board to consider sending a letter to the property owners on Walnut Street explaining the possible delay in rehab work.  The Board agreed that if the project was to be delayed a letter would be sent.  The Board decided to discuss the Walnut Street project bidding further when a full Board was present at the next meeting.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved accepting bids for the water filtration plant construction after June 26 and publication of a bid opening to be held July 24 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall, 244 Main Street to open filtration plant bids.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Corinth Merchants Association has requested a $1,000 donation from the Village; the Board directed Clerk-Treas Colson to ask the CMA for details about how the donation would be used for economic development.

Mayor Morreale read the Sheriff’s report for March and April 2013.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)

Sherry Mann, Walnut St, questioned the Board about further details of the rehabilitation of Walnut Street.

Jim Murray, Center St, asked the Board to consider limiting height of fences and hedges at intersections when developing a fence code.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier & Asst Supt Jensen were present, report for May 2013 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved advertisement for part-time seasonal help on the DPW crew.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:25 PM Supt Lozier was excused.

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/5/13 read & filed.

Resolution #1 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Resolution #2 approved, new water hook up in the Passarelli water district.

The Board authorized use of Pagenstecher Park June 6 and June 13, the DPW will open the restrooms.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #24: Payroll $51,084.70; General $24,383.77; Water $2,143.60; Sewer $9,123.21; and Capital Reserves $8,650.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #3 approved, 2012/2013 budget transfers.

Clerk-Treas Colson requested two executive sessions: one to discuss litigation of a Revolving Loan Fund delinquency, and a second to discuss a future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense regarding theft of services.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for May 2013 read & filed.

Chief Kelley requested and received permission for the fire department to hold a coin drop July 26 – July 28 on Saratoga Avenue.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was excused, report for 6/5/13 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS

The Board tabled discussion of the fence code for consideration by a full Board.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #4 approved, change order to dam remediation project to reinforce spillway in the amount of $25,960.

Resolution #5 approved, authorized mayoral signature on Laberge proposal to oversee change order and develop dam inspection and maintenance plan.

Resolution #6 approved, designation of Clerk-Treasurer as recipient of notices of claims served upon the Secretary of State.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved publication in the Post Star and Pennysaver notice of public hearing regarding the HOME grant application to be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Enekes stated he will be meeting on Monday with the Image Committee to discuss the Independence Day Celebration.  He will be reporting to the Board as well as the Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department & DPW.

Mayor Morreale expressed his frustration with the Walnut Street project.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn to executive sessions as requested by Clerk-Treas Colson to discuss litigation of a Revolving Loan Fund delinquency and a future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense regarding theft of services, 7:05 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:22 PM Asst. Supt. Jensen was excused after the first executive session ended.

At 7:29 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 7:30 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer