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Board Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2014 (55)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held May 7, 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, and Trustee Saunders were present.  Trustee Halliday was delayed until 6:51 PM.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on April 29, 2014 was held May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM re: Local Law #1 of 2014 codifying local laws and ordinances into the Code of the Village of Corinth.  Mayor Morreale read the public notice as published and opened the public hearing.


With no questions from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:01 PM.

Nicole M. Colson

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 7, 2014 at 6:01 PM.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of public hearing and regular meeting April 16, 2014 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0


Changes to the proposed law include language requested by Saratoga County Planning Department as well as a revision to the water code to reflect Village policy.  The revisions also add a section requiring that horses wear containers to collect feces while ridden or led in the Village.  SEQR was completed with a negative declaration of no significant impact.

Resolution #91 approved, adoption and enactment of Local Law 1 of 2014 with codification changes.


Chad Kortz of CT Male briefed the Board on progress at the filtration plant construction site and informed the Board that construction on Walnut Street would begin on May 9th.

Marcia Murray of US Light Energy, along with the company’s CEO, appeared before the Board to discuss the placement of the inverter at the firehouse, as well as possible placement of solar arrays at the DPW garage.


Sheriff report for March on file.



CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/7/14 read & filed.

The NYS Comptroller’s Office has conducted an audit of the property tax cap filing for the Village and determined the filing was done properly and the Village is in compliance.

The Board approved the use of Pagenstecher Park on June 4 (rain date June 6) by the King’s School and June 16 (rain date June 18) by the Corinth Elementary School.  Supt Lozier will make sure an attendant is on duty.

The Village has received a donation from Maureen Bogle and Barbara Telasky in memory of their mother, Betty Bogle for flower planting in the Village.  This has been an annual donation for over eight years.  A flower planter will be placed at the Village Hall in Betty Bogle’s honor as a result of the donations.

Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Saunders, approved payment of abstract #23: Payroll $61,524.35; General $97,888.59; Water $16,275.34; and Sewer $15,857.53.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #92 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for April 2014 read & filed.

Hudson River Community Credit Union has donated $2,000 for the lettering of the new Chief’s vehicle.

Docks will be placed in the river on May 30.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Leaf and brush removal is underway & will end on May 19.

At 6:51 PM Trustee Halliday arrived.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT – Insp Berg was present, report for 5/7/14 read & filed.

Insp Berg has completed preliminary inspections of 225-227 Main Street for the possibility of a restaurant.

Insp Berg completed his Class 9-C certifications.



Resolution #93 approved, mayoral signature on water contracts with Town of Corinth and Lake Luzerne.

Resolution #94 approved, mayoral signature on fire protection contact with Town of Corinth, $319,573.

Motion by Trustee Saunders, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved publication of the mayor’s letter to Village residents in the Pennysaver upon Board review.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board considered a proposal by Matt Rogers, from Rogers Planning and Research, to prepare a Reservoir Property Recreational Master Plan.    Atty Buettner stated that her firm also represents Rogers Planning which does not pose a conflict at this time.

Resolution #95 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on contract with Rogers Planning to provide a Reservoir Property Recreational Master Plan at the cost of $$3,500.

Laberge Group presented a proposal to submit a CDBG grant application on behalf of the Village to help cover the costs of the sewer line replacement in the streets being rehabbed through the water project.

Resolution #96 approved, accept Laberge Proposal if an application is viable and authorize mayoral signature on a contract for grant writing and administration services for $6,400, subject to attorney review.

Daniel Stone and Sean Doty appeared before the Board to discuss the recently submitted preliminary engineering report of the Sewer System Evaluation.  Jason Denno of EFC was also present; the Village has obtained a grant from the EFC to pay a portion of the study.  Supt Lozier and the Board discussed their concerns with the report based on comments submitted by Rob Streeter of the DEC which preclude approval of the report as written.  August 1st is the deadline for the report to be completed to the Village and DEC’s satisfaction in order to obtain funding from the EFC.  Chazen agreed to meet with Supt Lozier and Mr. Streeter early next week in order to address the concerns and work toward completion of the report.



Trustee Enekes requested an executive session to discuss proposed acquisition of real property.


Motion by Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested above, 8:06 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board reconvened at 8:38 PM with no action taken in executive session.


Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Saunders, that Board adjourn, 8:38 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson