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October 18, 2017 (21)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 18, 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 Denno, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved minutes of October 4,
2017 regular meeting as typed.
Don Rhodes, Steven Adams, and Jason Krzanowski, of Laberge Group, gave a presentation on the design of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant. Don Rhodes explained the overall layout of the new plant and sequencing batch reactor (SBR) processing. The plant also includes plans for multiple reed beds for sludge treatment. Currently the Village trucks sludge for disposal, the reed beds will ultimately reduce costs to the Village. The new plant will offer the Village greater capacity for treatment which will accommodate future growth and development. It will also include energy savings, better removal of pollutants in effluent and be less labor intensive. Construction is targeted to begin Spring of 2018.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/18/17 read & filed.
Resolution #39 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of abstract #10:
Payroll $32,684.93; General $57,018.90; Water $149,859.78; Sewer $2,750.96; and
Capital Reserves $236,015.37.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was attending a fire call.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
Paving West Mechanic & Raymond St has been unavoidably delayed, but should be completed at end of October.
Trustee Kelly stated she had toured the WWTP and filtration plant and was extremely impressed with how well maintained & clean the crew keeps the plants.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 10/18/17 read & filed.
Insp Berg is preparing the work scope for remediation at 612 Palmer Ave.
The Board further discussed the potential of logging the Reservoir property and the Reservoir Committee’s suggestion of hiring a professional forester to do a survey. No final decisions were made.
NEW BUSINESS – none.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Leigh Lescault, Ash St, suggested discussing the Reservoir property logging directly with someone who buys the wood instead of hiring an intermediary. Ms. Lescault also urged the Board to schedule the joint meeting with the Town to discuss a special police protection and referred to recent vandalism.
Nancy Galvin, Main St, expressed concern with increased noise & traffic on Main St as well as her concern with potentially decreasing property values. Ms. Galvin also encouraged the Board to press for a joint meeting.
Mayor Morreale stated Village representatives had approached the Town regarding a meeting, but that the Town had other issues they were dealing with at the time. Mayor Morreale encouraged residents to attend the Town Board meetings as well to convey their desire for joint meetings.
Mary Neville, Main St, spoke of increased traffic and reckless driving. Ms. Neville also expressed concern with the number of young people on the streets in the early morning hours and requested the School Board also be a part of the joint meetings.
Karina Medina-Oquendo, Oak St, expressed concerns with property values and asked for the Village’s plan on bringing new businesses. Mayor Morreale explained the recently updated Comprehensive Master Plan and his discussions with Empire State Development Corp.
BOARD COMMENTS QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Denno referenced an email from Brad Winslow regarding vandalism at his Main St property and a letter from the Corinth Free Library regarding vagrants and suspicious activity behind the library. Trustee Denno also stated she has requested a joint meeting at the Town Board meeting and requested a formal invitation be sent to the Town to conduct a joint meeting on a specific date.
Mayor Morreale stated the letter from the library had been forwarded to the State and County law enforcement agencies.
Trustee Kelly volunteered to attend Town Board and School Board meetings as a way to increase communication between the Boards in the community.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn; 7:15 PM.