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December 20, 2017 (34)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Denno, Trustee Halliday, and Trustee Kelly were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of public hearing
& regular meeting November 29, 2017 as typed.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular
meeting December 6, 2017 as typed.
Minutes of joint meeting November 16, 2017 needed further review & clarification before approval.
The Village has received notification from NYS Homes and Community Renewal that the grant application for a $1 million CDBG grant to offset costs of the Waste Water Improvements has been approved. The grant will be used toward Force Main improvements.
Emanuel Valentin of the Saratoga Rowing Association wrote the Board requesting use of the Village Beach from June 10 – June 29 for a US Rowing Camp.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved use of the Village Beach
by Saratoga Rowing Association from June 10- June 29, 2018 upon receipt of
proper insurance and a hold harmless agreement.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/20/17 read & filed.
Resolution #51 approved, adjustment to water/sewer rolls.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Denno, approved payment of Corinth Youth
Hockey Scoreboard repairs under the Youth Program expenses, $565.
The Board discussed the Paid Family Leave insurance enacted by New York State. The Village is eligible to opt-out as a public employee. The Board elected to opt out at this time and will gauge employee interest in the program as more details become available. Trustee Denno recused herself from the vote.
Resolution #52 approved, The Village will opt-out of the Paid Family Leave program for the 2018 calendar year.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #14:
Payroll $31,713.54; General $43,076.08; Water $745.84; Sewer $3,598.25; and
Capital Reserves $304,807.35.
Resolution #53 approved, budget transfers.
Clerk/Treas Colson announced that the Comptroller had set the Property Tax Cap for Villages with a 6/1 fiscal year at 2% for the upcoming 2018/2019 budget.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 12/20/17 read & filed.
Matt Rogers, Rogers Planning, addressed the Board with a draft Reservoir Master Plan. The plan details existing conditions, maps out a vision and goals for the property, along with recommendations, and an implementation plan. The Plan suggests a Volunteer Advisory Committee to serve as liaisons to the Board of Trustees and a Volunteer Trail Crew which would be tasked with walking the trails and bringing any maintenance items to the DPW’s attention. The Plan recommends the Village formally end the cooperative agreement with NYSDEC as well as seek out other educational partnerships with Luzerne and Corinth Schools. The Plan also details many suggested long term improvements to the area including a dedicated mountain biking trail. Mr. Rogers requested the Board review the Plan, send it to Town and County officials for review, and hold public hearings or informational sessions for public input before formally adopting the Plan.
Matt Rogers, in his capacity as Chairman of the Main Street School Committee, also asked the Board to hold direct conversations with the School and Town Boards regarding the Main St School building. Mayor Morreale stated the preservation of the building was part of the Village’s Comprehensive Master Plan, but that ultimate control of the property was maintained by the School, therefore it is a School Board decision. Mayor Morreale stated he has met with Dr. Stratton to offer Village assistance in the form of an application for a Restore NY grant for the property.
The Board discussed in great detail the multiple options for replacement or repair of the public boating docks at the beach. Replacement options include a 4-boat slip for $34,000 or an 8-boat slip for $60,000. Trustee Kelly and Mayor Morreale were in favor of replacing the dock with an 8-boat slip as that was included in the current budget. Trustee Halliday was in favor of replacing the dock with the 4-boat slip, which would preserve and improve upon what is currently there. Trustee Denno was in favor of not purchasing new docks at this time and repairing what is currently in place.
Resolution #54 approved, award bid for 4-slip boat dock to Dock Doctors, LLC for $34,000 per their 5/3/17 bid.
The Board discussed easements between the Village & Town that need to be filed in order to maintain proper access to water mains in the newly created water district.
Resolution # 55 approved, dedication of infrastructure and granting of easements between Village and Town of Corinth.
Don Rhodes of Laberge Group informed the Board that there are approximately 30 homes in the Town that need water meters installed since they will not be serviced by the master meters. This may be eligible for funding under the drinking water project.
The Village Board discussed the Town’s refusal to sign the Fire Protection contract as was presented to them for their signature in April of 2017. Numerous options were presented for consideration in order to encourage the Town to continue the fire protection which currently expires December 31, 2017. Board consensus was to offer to lower the contract price by $15,000 due to the sale proceeds of a surplus fire truck.
PUBLIC COMMENT, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Denno requested advertisements for the January 3, 2018 public informational session regarding proposed Zoning changes.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss employment history of a particular person possibly resulting in action.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved adjournment to executive
session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 8:39 PM.
At 8:53 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Resolution #56 approved, authorizing settlement of Hudson River Community Credit Union v. Town of Corinth assessor, Town of Corinth board of assessment review and the Town of Corinth, Saratoga County. Amendment of 11/29/17 resolution.
Resolution #57 approved, extend deadline for Cliff Jensen attainment of valid CDL license until 1/3/18.
Trustee Denno, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 8:54 PM.