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December 4, 2013 (32)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 4, 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 & Trustee Saunders were present.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting Nov 6, 2013 and special meeting Nov 20, 2013 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Therian Miller, Lemont Ave resident, addressed the Board regarding concerns with the appearance and structural integrity of the former DPW building.  Mayor Morreale stated he would speak with Supt Lozier about the building and the American Legion about the truck on the property.

Chad Kortz of CT Male updated the Board on the progress of the filtration plant construction and discussed the timeline of Walnut Street reconstruction.  The plans for Walnut Street are at DOH for approval and the project should be ready to send to bid for a Feb 12 bid opening.  Construction would take place April – September of 2014.

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/4/13 read & filed.

An error at the post office led to the water/sewer bills being received by residents two days later than expected.  The Board agreed to allow a grace period to make up for the delay.

Resolution #39 approved, adjustments to water/sewer roll.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #13: Payroll: $30,640.31; General $209,120.41; Water $8,988.72; Sewer $13,952.67; and Capital Reserve $12,760.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #40 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk/Treas Colson informed the Board of the Village’s upgraded financial rating with Standard & Poor’s.  The Village’s rating is now A+ with a Stable outlook.  This rating will allow the Village to borrow and bond at lower interest rates.

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

Chief Kelley discussed necessary repairs to the tanker truck.  The head gasket and one of the pistons are damaged, the block is fine.  An engine rebuild will cost up to $15,000.  The Board agreed to transfer the money from fund balance.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, authorized payment of up to $15,000 to Atlanta DDA of Latham for engine rebuild upon negotiation of acceptable warranty terms.
Carried – 4 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused, report for November read & filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/4/13 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS - none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Saunders, authorized mayoral signature on an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Corinth to provide fill at the former fireman’s field.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, authorized mayoral signature on a memorandum of understanding with Corinth Senior Housing Development LLC agreeing to give preference under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program to the proposed senior housing development.   
Carried – 4 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jim Murray, Village resident, expressed concern over a recent early dismissal from the Elementary School in which the crossing guards were not notified.  The school has been provided with phone numbers for all of the crossing guards.

Therian Miller, Village resident, stated his opinion that the $9,000 in the Fire Department Repair & Maintenance budget appropriation should have been used before the $15,000 increase from fund balance was approved.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Saunders stated he would not be present at the 12/18/13 meeting.

Mayor Morreale informed the Board he is working with the food pantry to find a more suitable location; the Knights of Columbus Hall has been suggested as a potential option.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:12 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer