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Village Board Minutes

November 6, 2013 (29)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 6, 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, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders were present.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno approved minutes of special meeting Oct 9 and regular meeting Oct 16 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Chad Kortz, CT Male, was present to update the Board on the status of the filtration plant construction.  Construction is proceeding on schedule, concrete has been poured for the slab, and CT Male is processing submittals for equipment and materials.  Mr. Kortz has been in contact with DOH regarding approval for Walnut St bid documents and expects to receive approval in time to go to bid in January.

CORRESPONDENCE

Sheriff Department report for September.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 11/6/13 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of date of general election and positions to be filled.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved contribution of $186.50 toward award plaques for the EMS members that responded to the river rescue this summer.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board discussed the Food Pantry’s request to use space at the former police department building.  Mayor Morreale will request the Pantry’s Regional Food Bank contact information to discuss.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #11: Payroll $61,901.77; General $38,966.11; Water $13,258.63; Sewer $7,619.32; Community Development $20,250.00; and Capital Reserves $8,657.45.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #37 approved, budget transfers.

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

Chief Kelley discussed the weak attendance at daytime fire calls.  The department relies on mutual aid for back up.

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

Leaf & brush removal ends 11/18.  Street sweeping will be ending soon for the season.

The Board and Supt Lozier discussed the next phase of the water project.  Supt Lozier determined that Pine St is in the most need of repair after Walnut St.  The Board instructed Supt Lozier & Clerk/Treas Colson to request an engineering proposal from Laberge Group.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 11/6/13 read & filed.

The Sheriff Dept is done collecting evidence from the burned motor home in the Jack’s Place parking lot; Insp Berg has sent the owner a letter about its removal.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed the HOME grant project work scopes and determined that Insp Berg should inspect anything that would normally require a building permit under Village code, but that fees would be waived.

The Board reviewed the proposed changes to the Village code as part of the General Code project with Atty Buettner.  Atty Buettner will prepare a draft of the changes for the next meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS& CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

The Board discussed ways to promote recreational activities at the reservoir property now that the dam remediation is complete.  The Comprehensive Master Plan Committee is including this in their overall update of the plan as well.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 7:34 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer