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January 16, 2019 (33)
A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on January 11, 2019, was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comment on the proposed Local Law 1 of 2019 which would add clarification to the definitions in Chapter 480 of the Village Code "Water". Mayor Morreale read the proposed definition.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS - none.
With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:02 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 16, 2019 at 6:02 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of December 19,
2018 public hearing and regular meeting as typed.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, submitted a decision of no
environmental significance and no environmental impact regarding completion of
the EAF for proposed Local Law 1 of 2019.
Resolution #42 approved, adoption of Local Law 1 of 2019 changes to Chapter 480 "Water" of the Village Code.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation invited Board members to a press event February 21, 2019 highlighting the dangerous and illegal passing of school buses. Board members interested in attending will contact Clerk-Treas Colson.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) - none.
CLERK/TREASURER - Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 1-16-19 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of abstract
#14: Payroll $32,377.51; General $314,309.75; Water $15,636.99; Sewer
$5,382.17; Capital Reserves $31,289.31; and Community Development $2,400.00.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #14:
Payroll $32,186.62; General $60,281.85; Water $9,004.75; Sewer $12,105.05;
Capital Reserves $52,295.27; and Community Development $11,000.00.
The Board agreed to schedule a budget workshop for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Clerk-Treas Colson reported the Village has received a $1,100 Pomeroy Foundation Grant to place an historical folklore marker at Pagenstecher Park commemorating the lumberjack and folklore hero Bill Greenfield and his exploits on the Hudson River.
FIRE DEPARTMENT - Chief Kelley was present.
DPW/WATER/WWTP - Supt Lozier was present, report for December 2019 read & filed.
Supt Lozier informed the Board the WWTP exceeded 600,000 gallons in the month of December due to the heavy rains, which will trigger a DEC violation. Supt Lozier stated that the number of months exceeding our treatment limit over the past year would surely trigger a mandate if the Village had not already begun the process to replace the plant. The new plant will be designed to handle 1 million gallons. Supt Lozier also stated the Laberge study on Inflow & Infiltration will help the Village identify problems such as leaking manhole covers and illegal connections from sump pumps, fixing these will reduce flows at the plant.
BUILDING INSPECTOR - Insp Hepner was excused, report for 1-16-19 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS - none.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on
the First Wilderness 2014 Implementation Plan.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of
advertisement for a Youth Program Director.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved ZBA Chairman Tim Murphy's
attendance at the Saratoga County Planning & Zoning Conference February 10,
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved Trustee Kelly's
attendance at NYCOM Legislative Conference in Albany, February 10-12, 2016 at
$125 plus expenses.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved reimbursement of
$524.69 for Corinth Youth Hockey supplies.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved building feasibility
study of former police department building and the Village Hall by Laberge
Group under the fee schedule set by their contract for general engineering
services to the Village.
The Board discussed two responses to the RFP for towing and impound services from JR Automotive, 321 Old Corinth Road, Hadley and Downing’s Towing & Recovery, 400 Walnut Street, Corinth.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, authorized mayoral signature
on a contract with Downing's Towing to provide towing and impound services as
needed with expenses to be paid by the owner of the towed vehicle.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mike McKelligott, Oak St, asked if a car parked blocking his driveway would be subject to towing and was answered yes it would be a violation of parking regulations.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly stated the EMS gave their annual update at the recent Town Board meeting and she was impressed with their rotation of vehicles to avoid excessive wear as well as their response time averages of three minutes in the Village, six minutes in the Town and twenty minutes in the Town of Day. Trustee Kelly commended them for a well run EMS.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss the employment history and job performance of a particular employee.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 6:31 PM.
At 6:47 the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:47 PM.