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Village Board Minutes

May 15, 2019 (54)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 15, 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 Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly, and Trustee Pasquarell were present.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of regular meeting May 1, 2019 as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0; Trustee Halliday – abstained


Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, addressed the Board regarding the Inflow and Infiltration Study.  Chris Wren, the main author of the study, was also present to answer any questions.  The study focused on several streets in the Village and identified areas of inflow and infiltration.  Palmer Ave was a significant contributor through poor drainage of storm water and brick manholes in the sewer system.  Numerous manholes in the Village were identified as causing surface inflow due to water pooling on manholes and filtering into the system.  Heath St, West Maple St, Winslow Rd & Gurney Lane were also significant contributors due to older pipe conditions, in some cases clay pipe.  Numerous residential sump pumps are also illegally connected to the sanitary sewer system contributing to excessive flows during wet weather conditions.  Key recommendations from the study included ceasing illegal sump pump connections and a planned replacement program of manholes throughout the Village to reduce infiltration.   Mr. Rhodes suggested the Village consider a project to replace piping and install storm sewer drainage on Palmer Ave.  This would be a large scope project that could be considered under the Village’s current Revolving Loan funding through EFC.  Mr. Rhodes also suggested applying for grant funding for a relining project on West Maple St.  Pipe relining would insert a plastic sleeve in the sewer pipe which would be inflated and UV or steam cured in place.  Relining is a regularly used method to enhance the strength of the current pipe and prevent infiltration of surface water.  Average life cycle of relined pipes are 50 -80 years.




CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 5/15/19 read & filed.


Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #23: Payroll $37,832.68; General $30,145.80; Water $1,047.81; Sewer $1,583.54; Capital Reserves $12,398.10; and Community Development $950.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #84 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk/Treas Colson presented the Board with quotations for a new color printer/copier for the Village Hall.  The current machine is over 12 years old and requires frequent maintenance calls.  The Board agreed to purchase a color copier for $7,636.45, State contract pricing from Repeat Business, Clerk/Treas Colson will prepare the appropriate budget transfer for their approval at the next meeting.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley thanked Supt Lozier and the DPW for work done at the firehouse to prepare for the replacement of the apparatus bay floor.  The contractor will begin the floor repairs on June 3.

Chief Kelley asked the Board if unused funds from the fire budget could be transferred to the next fiscal year in order to complete the repair of the parking lot since it could not be completed in this fiscal year.  The Board had no objection, the Clerk/Treasurer will prepare the necessary budget transfer for their approval at the next meeting.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

May 28 is the last day of leaf & brush pick-up.  DPW will be spot checking until then and picking up as needed.

The Upper & Lower Reservoirs have been stocked with fish for the season.

There have been complaints of illegal parking causing an unsafe condition on Warren Street.  The DPW will be repainting the curbs & “No Parking” signage is already installed.  Mayor Morreale will notify the Senior Center that cars should not park there or they risk being ticketed or towed if necessary.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 5/15/19 read & filed.

Insp Hepner completed training on International Residential Code on May 9.

Trustee Enekes requested Insp Hepner investigate numerous cars without license plates at the corner of Sixth St and Palmer Ave.  Trustee Kelly requested Insp Hepner begin red tagging properties with maintenance violations.



Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on Laberge proposal to prepare and submit a $1 million grant application with the Community Development Block Grant program for slip lining of West Maple Street at a fee of $7,500 plus expenses.
Carried – 5 – 0

Resolution #85 approved, submission of CDBG grant application and publication of public hearing to be held June 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized issuance of Request for Quotations for engineering services in relation to the CDBG grant project.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized issuance of Request for Proposals for grant administration for CDBG grant project.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #86 approved, rescind Resolution #80 hiring John & Jill Sobon as crossing guards.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of bid opening for portable lifts for the DPW garage to be held June 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Village Hall.
Carried -4 – 0

Resolution #87 approved, hire John Vaughn as MEO at $16.60 starting June1, 2019.

On May 12, 2019 Charles Brown, former Town Councilman and co-chair of the joint Town and Village Emergency Management Response Committee, passed away.  Mr. Brown was a lifelong resident and constant contributor to the betterment of his community.   The mayor offered a resolution honoring Charles Brown’s lifelong contributions to Corinth.

Resolution #88 approved, honoring Charles Brown and expressing sympathy at his passing on May 12, 2019.



Mayor Morreale informed the Board they are all invited to participate in the Memorial Day parade on May 30; the Mayor will be unable to attend; Deputy Mayor Kelly will take his place.


Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:58 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson