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Village Board Minutes

June 20, 2018 (4)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 20, 2018 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 Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present.  Trustee Halliday arrived at 6:41 PM.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly approved minutes of public hearing & regular meeting June 6, 2018 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0


Jeanne Forkeutis, of Morgan Stanley, addressed the Board regarding the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) asset investments.  Ms. Forkeutis outlined the basic strategy of investments which keeps approximately 46% of the portfolio in equities and the remainder in short term investments, such as bonds, and cash in order to cover monthly pay outs of the program.  Overall, the return on the portfolio has been above projected target of 5% return.  In the past six years, the portfolio has earned 7.85% return; in 2017 it earned 8.47%.  Ms. Forkeutis also discussed plans for investing the 2018 Village contribution and received approval from the Board to execute proposed investments.


Stephen Cernek, of the Hudson River Mill Museum, contacted the Board to invite them to meet the Museum Board on Saturday, July 7, from 10 -11AM at the former IP Timekeeper building.  The Board discussed sending two Board members to the meeting.

Diane Bunting, of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee, has requested permission to paint fire hydrants along the parade route in patriotic colors as part of a fundraiser for the Bicentennial celebrations.  The hydrants will be painted with DPW approved paint through August.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved the request to allow painting fire hydrants on the parade route as part of the Bicentennial celebration.
Carried – 3 – 0

Saratoga Economic Development Corporation invited the Board to an informal roundtable discussion of economic projects on Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 8-9AM in Saratoga Springs.



CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/20/18 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #1: Payroll $37,596.43; General $515,840.58; Water $4,107.01; and Sewer $3,357.09.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #2 upon review by the audit committee the week of July 2, 2018.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed water main connections on two Village parcels that were capped on the property after demolition of buildings, but were not disconnected from the water main per the requirements in the new Water Code.  The Board determined the property owners had complied with the code at the time of demolition and at the owner’s requests the DPW would remove the connections at the main without charge.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that properties owned by the Catholic Church and Hudson River Community Credit Union be granted a waiver of charges for disconnection from the water mains.
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Mayor Morreale, approved mayoral signature on contract with Corinth Fireman’s Association to provide security on the bridge during the Independence Day Celebration firework set-up and display for $630.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:41 PM Trustee Halliday arrived.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Berg was present, report for 6/20/18 read & filed.

Insp Berg informed the Board of an order to remedy issued for 26 Fourth Street and discussed further steps being taken, including asking the Humane Society to remove animals from the property.



Resolution #4 approved, designation of Renee Hala as Fair Housing Officer for the Village.

Resolution #5 approved, designation of Mayor Morreale as Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the Village.

Resolution #6 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Laberge Group proposal for construction administration and observation of the Forcemain Improvements project, $105,700.

Resolution #7 approved, hiring Mason Walker as part-time seasonal DPW laborer starting 6/25/18; $12.45 per hour.

Resolution #8 approved, hiring Schyler Scacchetti and Alyssa Starzec as lifeguards as of 6/29/18; $15 per hour.

Resolution #9 approved, hiring Kaitlyn White as Youth Program chaperone as of 7/6/18 at $12.45 per hour.



The Board discussed possible additional signage on the boat docks to indicate there is no jumping or swimming off the docks.  Mayor Morreale informed the Board that the Saratoga Rowing Association was enjoying the new docks.  Mayor Morreale also informed the Board that Warren County Planning Dept has confirmed the Corinth public dock extension and addition of additional slip will be part of their grant proposal.


Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:13PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson