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April 4, 2016 (47)
An Organizational and Regular Meeting of the Village Board was held April 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Incoming Trustee Maureen Granger Kelly was sworn in by Mayor Morreale.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno and Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were excused.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of the regular meeting
March 21, 2016 meeting as typed.
Sher Millis wrote a letter to the Board regarding the Corinth mural project and plans for a mural and community garden on Hamilton Ave. The Board is unable, due to municipal finance law, to contribute to the project, but discussed the possibility of providing some necessary materials through the Image Committees participation.
Stephen Doty, National Grid, submitted a letter to the Board stating it is not feasible to extend natural gas services to the Village at this time. Mayor Morreale has scheduled a follow-up meeting with National Grid representatives and Assemblyman Dan Stec.
A person identified only as JD wrote a note to the DPW personnel asking for installation of pet waste stations in Village parks, beach and the Jessups Landing walkway. Supt Lozier is pricing the items and will report back to the Board at the next meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 4/4/16 read & filed.
Two retired employees have contacted the Village asking if their spouses can be added to the Village plan at no cost to the Village with full premiums paid by the former employees. Atty Paltrowitz stated there is nothing precluding this in the union contract since those employees are covered under the Village policy as retirees.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved adding the spouses of
retired employees covered by the Village health plan at no cost to the Village.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication in the Post Star
and Pennysaver of public hearing regarding the proposed 2016/2017 budget to be
held April 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #20:
Payroll $29,018.72; General $57,646.31; Water $5,541.56; and Sewer $5,753.47.
Resolution #101 approved, budget transfers.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for March 2016 read & filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for March 2016 read & filed.
DPW was recently assisted by NY Rural Water Association in locating a line break which allowed the DPW to respond very quickly with no major impact to the system. A letter of thanks will be sent.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Berg was present, report for 4/4/16 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Mayor Morreale appointed Timothy Halliday as Deputy Mayor.
Resolution #102 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Clerk-Treasurer, 4-year term.
Resolution #103 approved, Mayoral appointment of Diane Kelley as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.
Resolution #104 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Planning Board Secretary, 1-year term.
Resolution #105 approved, Mayoral appointment of Lynn Summers as Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary, 1-year term.
Resolution #106 approved Mayoral appointment of Greg Berg as Building Inspector, 1-year term.
Resolution #107 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #108 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.
Resolution #109 approved, Fire Dept slate of officers as attached.
Resolution #110 approved, Investment Policy with revisions.
Resolution #111 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.
Resolution #112 approved, Water Emergency Plan with no revisions.
Resolution #113 approved, Board Meeting schedule through March 15, 2017.
Resolution #114 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 3, 2017.
Resolution #115 approved, mileage rate of $0.54 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.
Resolution #116 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.
Resolution #117 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.
Resolution #118 approved, Saratoga National designated official depository.
Resolution #119 approved, designation of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC as attorneys for the Village.
Resolution #120 approved, designation of Laberge Group as engineer for the Village, up to $165 per hour.
Resolution #121 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings with revision.
Resolution #122 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.
Morreale appointed the following liaisons to departments:
Discussions of the Zoning Update and Rules for the Reservoir Property were tabled.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Denno, authorized Trustee Kelly attendance
at the NYCOM session May 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, $295.
Resolution #123 approved, authorize submission of financing application for water & waste water funding through EFC grants.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Louise Kirkpatrick expressed her hope that natural gas would be available in the Village and encouraged the Board to purchase pet waste removal stations.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Denno & Mayor Morreale welcomed Trustee Kelly to the Board.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss collective bargaining and requested Supt Lozier attend.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 6:37 PM.
At 7:28 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:29 PM.