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February 15, 2017 (36)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday and Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Denno was excused.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular
meeting February 1, 2017 as typed.
Annaliese Stautner, Director of the Youth Program, presented information regarding the Summer Youth Playground Program. Ms. Stautner stated she has had trouble staffing the program and complying with State requirements for operation of the playground. Compliance would require hiring onsite medically trained staff and finding a location with bathrooms. Ms. Stautner met with Clerk-Treas Colson to discuss the Youth Program budget and both recommend the Board discontinue the joint Commission with the Town of Corinth (which has not been established by memorandum or local law) and implement a standalone program which would cover the beach and a summer Youth Field Trip program. The Village would no longer seek reimbursement from the County Division of Youth Services since the funding has been cut to a minimal level. The Field Trip program would consist of 6-8 field trips sponsored by the Village (some more expensive trips may require a participation fee) staffed by Village employed chaperones. The trips would be open to children from the Village and Town of Corinth. The Playground Program would be discontinued. The Board agreed with the plan and asked the Attorney and Clerk-Treasurer to work with Ms. Stautner on legal and budget issues. Mayor Morreale will meet with Supervisor Lucia to discuss the Board’s decision.
Robin Bowers-Millington contacted the Board requesting use of Pagenstecher Park in April to hold a fundraiser to assist in her daughter’s attendance on a People to People trip. The Board regretfully denied the request, fundraisers not sponsored as part of a Village program are not allowed in the park. In addition, there is no guarantee that the park will be free of snow and mud in April.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/15/17 read & filed.
The Board requested Clerk/Treas Colson send a letter to Craig & Debbie Stollery requesting more detailed information regarding the proposal submitted for development of the former Firemen’s Field property. They also directed Atty Buettner to send the developers previously interested in the property a letter regarding responsibilities under the previous agreement.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #17:
Payroll $32,789.09; General $53,635.16; Water $1,244.63; Sewer $8,045.18;
Community Development $1,100.00; and Capital Reserves $34,432.49.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
March 11, 2017 the Firemen’s Association will hold a benefit breakfast for “Corinth Community Stands Against Cancer” in order to help local residents battling cancer with basic expenses. The benefit will be a breakfast, 8AM – 12PM at the firehouse and will feature raffle items.
The new fire truck is expected to be delivered in the second week of March; upgrades to the design will be made free of charge in lieu of compensation for late delivery.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
In-ground fuel tanks at the former DPW are scheduled for removal in March.
Mayor Morreale shared the compliments of residents on snow removal in the Village streets.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 2/15/17 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Atty Buettner has distributed a proposed water ordinance to the Board for their review and input from Supt Lozier and Don Rhodes of Laberge Group.
Resolution #73 approved, appointment of Michael McKelligott to Zoning Board of Appeals for term ending 9/2018.
Resolution #74 approved, re-appointment of Annie McMahon and Lloyd Murdoch to the Grant Project Review Committee for terms ending 12/2018.
The Board discussed the possibility of holding a joint meeting with the Town Board to discuss certain agenda items to be determined. Mayor Morreale will work with Supervisor Lucia to establish an agenda and schedule.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly stated she is volunteering to serve on the committee for the IP Mill Museum.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:00 PM.