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October 16, 2013 (27)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 16, 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 Enekes, and Trustee Halliday were present. Trustee Saunders was excused.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday approved minutes of regular meeting
October 2, 2013 as typed.
SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none
CORRESPONDENCE – none.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/16/13 read & filed.
The Pagenstecher Park attendants reported 6,816 visitors to the park during the hours the attendants were on duty from May – October. The park has been winterized, attendants are no longer on duty, but the park will remain open throughout the winter.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #9:
Payroll $29857.71; General $53,511.44; Water $3,832.89; Sewer $9,438.16;
Community Development $400.00; and Capital Reserves $689.94 and abstract #10:
General $5,000.00 and Community Development $11,279.25.
Resolution #33 approved, budget transfers.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
Chief Kelley thanked the DPW for installing the fence at the boat dock and running the conduit for the security cameras.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
The site clearing for the filtration plant is progressing, the site is currently being dewatered; rebar installations should start at the end of the month and concrete work will begin in November.
Supt Lozier referred to the October 11 water break at Fifth St and Palmer Ave which dropped the systems pressure below 20psi and triggered a boil water advisory. The break was repaired that day and all water tests were normal. The boil water advisory was lifted Sunday Oct 13. Mayor Morreale thanked all staff and the Emergency Management coordinators for their response to the break.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved new water/sewer hook-up
at 114 Beech Street upon payment of $2,500 connection fee.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 10/16/13 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved attendance at NYCOM
Training School for Supt Lozier, Oct 21 – Oct 23 for $245 registration fee plus
The Department of Health has determined that the Village no longer needs a separate operating certificate for the ambulance service and can be covered under the Town’s certificate.
Resolution #34 approved, to include Village within Town of Corinth Ambulance Operating Territory.
The Village issued a negative declaration for SEQRA in declaring two parcels of property as surplus and authorizing the sale of said property. The Corinth Senior Housing LLC has expressed interest in purchasing the former firemen’s field and the Village parking lot across from the beach.
Resolution #35 approved, declaration of village owned real estate as surplus and authorization of sale.
Resolution #36 approved, grant of $86,000 of CDBG funds to Corinth Senior Housing Development, LLC.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Jack Kelley, Corinth Senior Housing LLC, distributed materials to the Board which will be presented to the Planning Board and asked Supt Lozier to mark the water lines on the fireman’s field and parking lot for the surveyor.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
National Grid has informed Mayor Morreale that the Village is under consideration for natural gas lines, they will be surveying local interest next year. A franchise agreement with the Town and Village would need to be reached.
Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss pending litigation and the employment history of a potential contractor.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes that the Board enter into executive
session as requested above, 6:41 PM.
At 6:53 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved contract with Laberge
Group to act as Village designated engineer to review the Corinth Senior
Housing proposal and perform the Phase 1 environmental study of the fireman’s
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:57 PM.