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Village Board Minutes

July 17, 2013 (9)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 17, 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 Denno, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of public hearing and regular meeting June 19, 2013 and special meeting July 10, 2013 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0


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

Chief Kelley thanked the Board for their quick response to the department’s need for a new boat for water rescues.  The boat that was purchased will perform well in any rescue.

At 6:03 PM Chief Kelley was excused to attend a County dive team meeting.


Reverend Aldridge addressed the Board on behalf of the Corinth Community Churches regarding the “Down by the Riverside” event August 11, 2013.  Also representing the Churches were Joel Cochran, Lloyd Murdoch, Tim Murphy and Edd VonSeggern.  The Board agreed to allow use of the Beach for the event with an insurance certificate to be provided by the First Presbyterian Church.  The DPW will provide access to the electrical outlets, traffic cones, extra garbage bags and containers.

Reverend Aldridge and Dr. Murdoch also addressed the Board regarding use of the former police department for the food pantry.  The Regional Food bank is requesting the local pantries be designed in a “market” style to allow people to choose their own items instead of prepackaged boxes.  The current location at the Town Hall cannot accommodate that arrangement.  The mayor stated the Emergency Management Committee had already approached the Board about using the patrol room for storage of emergency cots and other supplies.  The Board will explore ways to allow usage of the building by the DPW, EMRC and food pantry.


Mayor Morreale read the Sheriff’s report for May 2013.



CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 7/17/13 read & filed.

Resolution #15 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved amendment of bid opening date for the water filtration plant to July 31 at 2PM in the Village Hall.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #3: Payroll $33,189.94; General $125,065.58; Water $4,313.28; Sewer $14,690.16; Capital Reserve $83.75; and Community Development $5,200.00.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #16 approved, budget transfer.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for June 2013 read & filed.

Rehab of the water storage tank will begin in August.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication in the Pennysaver of the hydrant flushing scheduled for July 29 – August 1.
Carried – 3 – 0

The DPW will be installing a new 2” connection at the DDSO home on Lemont Ave for a fire suppression system.  The DDSO will be paying the cost of the install.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Jacon was present, report for 7/17/13 read & filed.


The Board decided to discontinue consideration of a implementing a fence code.

Mayor Morreale stated the Board has received a letter of intent from Garry Olsen regarding building a senior housing complex in the Village.


Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized mayoral signature on a request for extension of compliance with the DOH GWUDI stipulation to May 1, 2014.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #17 approved, hiring Adam Vincent as Water/Wastewater Operator Trainee at $17.95 an hour effective when a new MEO takes his place in the DPW.

The Board discussed a second streetscape proposal for the downtown area and requested alternate prices on tree removal and stump grinding.  The Board also came to a consensus on type of tree and to add tree guards.  A revised proposal will be presented based upon these requests.

The Board discussed a proposed local law to amend the zoning in the Village Business district to add multifamily dwellings and retirement communities as uses requiring site plan review.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication in the Post Star of a public hearing to be held August 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse to consider adoption of changes to the Village Business district zoning law.
Carried – 3 – 0


Edd VonSeggern expressed the opinion that the Independence Day celebration fireworks are better every year and that the rental of portable bathroom units should be considered to accommodate the increasing crowd.  Mr. VonSeggern also inquired about the status of street light repair.

Kate Halliday complimented Corinth Youth Program Director Craig Falkenbury on his management of the summer playground program.  Ms. Halliday also inquired about the new school zone signage.

Joel Cochran recommended the Village reference the Saratoga County tree removal bid.

Christine Morreale expressed her approval of the response to the recent water rescues by the Emergency volunteers as well as the Board of Trustees.


Trustee Saunders expressed his appreciation for the Independence Day Celebration and the performance of the volunteers involved.

Mayor Morreale informed the Board he and Supervisor Lucia have discussed the possibility of honoring the emergency responders for their performance in recent rescues.


Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss (1) the proposed sale or lease of real property in which the value could be affected by public discussion; (2) medical or employment history of an unnamed employee, and (3) the employment history and matters leading to the possible discipline, dismissal or removal of an unnamed employee.

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Halliday, to adjourn to executive session for the purposes requested by the mayor above, 7:10 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk/Treas Colson was excused at 8:10 PM.

At 8:45 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized mayoral signature on a letter of intent by Garry Olsen to purchase Village owned property (Tax Map # 59.82-2-2 and Tax Map #73.26-2-4) upon attorney review and approval.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 8:45 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson