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April 16, 2014 (51)
A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 16, 2014 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.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on April 9, 2014 was held April 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM re: proposed 2014/2015 budget. Mayor Morreale read the notice as published and opened the public hearing.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
With no questions from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:01 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 16, 2014 at 6:01 PM.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of regular meeting
April 2, 2014 as typed.
Sheriff report for February 2014 is on file.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ONLY) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/16/14 read & filed.
Resolution #65 approved, adjustments to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract #22:
Payroll $30,851.29; General $44,769.86; Water $714.81; Sewer $9,531.07; Capital
Reserve $195,842.70; and Community Development $2,000.
Resolution #66 approved, budget transfers.
Resolution #67 approved, adoption of the 2014/2015 budget.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for March 2014 read & filed.
DPW will begin ten hour/ four day work weeks as of April 28, 2014.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of hydrant
flushing April 28 – May 1 and spring clean-up May 5 – May 19, in the Pennysaver.
Supt Lozier informed the Board he will be inviting Sternberg Lighting representatives to the May 21 board meeting to discuss upgraded lighting for the Village owned street lights that offer significant energy savings.
Supt Lozier is in need of a new water line locator, the current one at the water department has stopped working.
Resolution #68 approved, budget transfer for $4,500 to purchase line locator.
Supt Lozier discussed a recent water break in front of the Town Hall on Palmer Ave, the line was not mapped. Supt Lozier expressed his admiration for his DPW and Water Department staff for their outstanding response to water breaks. The Board concurred.
Supt Lozier stated he has some concerns with the draft sewer study report submitted by Chazen and informed the Board he will be setting up a meeting with all involved parties to discuss.
Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on
contract for payment of up to $20,000 to Troy Motor to repair the #2 Trickling
Filter at WWTP upon attorney review.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 4/16/14 read & filed.
The burned motor home at 8 Sherman Avenue is in the process of being removed.
Insp Berg is in discussions with the owners of the MARS buildings on Mill St and Maple Ave about an alternative energy heating system.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Mayor Morreale appointed Timothy Halliday as Deputy Mayor.
Resolution #69 approved, Mayoral appointment of Alice Lissow as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.
Resolution #70 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Planning Board Secretary, 1-year term; and Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary, 1-year term.
Resolution #71 approved Mayoral appointment of Greg Berg as Building Inspector, 1-year term.
Resolution #72 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #73 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #74 approved, Fire Dept slate of officers as attached.
Resolution #75 approved, Investment Policy with no revisions.
Resolution #76 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.
Resolution #77 approved, Water Emergency Plan with no revisions.
Resolution #78 approved, Board Meeting schedule through April 1, 2015.
Resolution #79 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 6, 2015.
Resolution #80 approved, mileage rate of $0.56 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.
Resolution #81 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.
Resolution #82 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.
Resolution #83 approved, TD Bank designated official depository.
Resolution #84 approved, designating Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes as attorneys for the Village.
Resolution #85 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings without revisions.
Resolution #86 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.
Morreale appointed the following liaisons to departments:
The Board discussed the proposed purchase of a 2014 Tahoe to replace the Fire Chief’s current vehicle. The expenditure is included in the 2014/2015 budget, but is cheaper if bought before June 1 and piggybacked with the Onondaga County contract price. The Board agreed to purchase the vehicle now and amend the 2014/2015 budget.
Resolution #87 approved, purchase of 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe from Driver’s Village for $32,728.
Resolution #88 approved, budget transfer of $32,728 from fund balance.
Resolution #89 approved, adjustment to 2014/2015 budget to remove $32,000 from FD equipment line.
Mayor Morreale asked Board members to contact the Clerk/Treasurer’s office at least a week in advance if they are unable to attend a meeting.
Trustee Denno informed the Board that the Comprehensive Master Plan Committee is concentrating on three areas in the update of the Master Plan: the reservoir property, IP property and downtown area. Trustee Denno asked the Board to form a committee of nine or ten volunteers made up of Town and Village residents to concentrate on development ideas for the reservoir property while attempting to maximize public use. The Mayor asked Trustee Halliday and Trustee Saunders to solicit members.
Resolution #90 approved, resignation of Adam Vincent effective May 2, 2014.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Saunders expressed his appreciation for the Comprehensive Master Plan Committee members’ work.
Mayor Morreale asked the Board to review proposals from US Light Energy to install solar panels on the DPW garage and the water filtration plant. The mayor will be inviting representatives from USLE to attend a future Board meeting.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn, 6:57 PM.