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Village Board Minutes

March 6, 2019 (41)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 6, 2019 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 Halliday, Trustee Kelly, and Trustee Pasquarell were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of special meeting February 13, 2019 and regular meeting February 20, 2019 as typed.
Carried - 3 – 0


Reverend Dr. Stuart Bond, First Presbyterian Church, addressed the Board regarding snow removal in front of the church on Palmer Ave,  Dr. Bond had inquired with Village Hall when the snow would be removed in front of the church, had been told it would be removed the following day and it was not.  Mayor Morreale explained the Village suffered equipment breakdowns which caused delays in the regular removal schedule.  Dr. Bond requested if a similar incident occurred in the future the church be notified.  Edd VonSeggern, on behalf of the church, also distributed a list of activities and organizations he feels warranted special attention during the winter.


Rebecca Fasulo, Corinth Free Library Director, submitted a packet to the Board which includes a listing of the location of historical markers in the Village and Town along with pictures of each marker.  Ms. Fasulo compiled the listing for a scavenger hunt held during the Bicentennial celebration and has since distributed the listing for reference.



CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 3/6/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #18: Payroll $35,867.53; General $20,955.01; Water $3,454.09; Sewer $5,593.18; Capital Reserve $324,155.00; and Community Development $38,229.60.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #46 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk/Treas Colson requested an executive session to discuss negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for February read & filed.

Chief Kelley stated the Firemen’s Association had asked for an exemption from the water rents.  The Village currently charges all water users regardless of nonprofit status.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for February read & filed.

Supt Lozier stated WWTP effluent disinfection would resume April 1.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 3/6/19 read & filed.

Insp Hepner reminded the Board he would be attending training March 12 – 14.



Resolution #47 approved, mayoral signature on UBS corporate resolution for LOSAP investment accounts.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved mayoral signature on Hudson Grove water IMU.
Carried – 3 – 0

Trustee Kelly and Deputy Clerk/Treas Stautner have interviewed a candidate for Youth Program Director for the 2019 summer season.  The candidate is a licensed social worker, available all required hours, and has familiarity with lifeguarding.  Trustee Halliday recused himself from the appointment discussion and vote.

Resolution #48 approved, appointment of Linda Rohne as Youth Program Director with a stipend of $1200.

Bids for the garbage and recycling contract were received and opened March 4, 2019 as follows:
Waste Management, 1-yr $197,553.20; 2-yr $389,092.10; 3-yr $592,279.08
Casella; 1 yr $130,593.60; 2-yr $265,106.00; 3-yr $403,654.40
County Waste; 1-yr $219,310.80; 2-yr $445,172.13; 3-yr $677,779.85

The Board discussed current issues with Casella’s collection and determined they would award the contract to Casella with a one-year term beginning June 1, 2019.

Resolution #49 approved, award garbage & recycling collection to low bidder Casella for one-year term at $130,593.60.


Edd VonSeggern, Mechanic Street, commended the DPW for doing a great job in a difficult winter.

Mike McKelligott, Oak St, stated vehicles are still using the handicap crosswalk to access and depart Stewart’s.  Supt Lozier has ordered crosswalk signs.


Trustee Kelly stated the Mill Museum committee met and is moving in a positive direction.  Museum charter and nonprofit status have been received.


Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss collective bargaining as requested by Clerk/Treas Colson, 6:28 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:01 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.


Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:05 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson