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Village Board Minutes

September 18, 2019 (15)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Deputy Mayor Kelly called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes & Mayor Morreale were excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of September 4, 2019 public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Carried 3 0



Mike McKelligott, Oak Street, questioned the proposed location of the school pedestrian crossing signs. The signs would be placed in the crosswalks in front of the high school & middle school.


CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 9/18/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #7: Payroll $35,193.63; General $22,659.32; Water $10,329.71; Sewer $2,847.43; Capital Reserves $269.60; and Community Development $11,700.00.
Carried 3 0

Clerk/Treas Colson stated no transfer to the Fire Department reserves has been made since there is still no response from the Town regarding the Fire Contract.

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier stated he and Laberge Group are working with Kubricky Construction to correct the incorrectly installed blacktop on Sixth St & Pine St.

DPW is trying to complete the remaining meter and meter pit installations; 29 in the Village and 4 in the Town. Supt Lozier will work with Village Hall to notify residents.

Riegel Rail has scheduled repair of the Main Street and Palmer Avenue railroad track crossings owned by IP for September 30 October 2.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 9/18/19 read & filed.

Insp Hepner informed the Board that the building at 402 Oak Street had been demolished and removed.



Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, informed the Board that more excavation was necessary at the WWTP project in the reed bed system due to unsuitable soil.

Resolution #28 approved, change order for WWTP construction increasing W.M. Schultz contract $27,655 for a total contract of $12,197,717.

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, informed the Board that International Paper had agreed to take ownership of some of the contaminated soil discovered during the Trunk Sewer construction. IP may be able to reuse some of the materials on their property, otherwise they will dispose of the soil. Atty Buettner has drafted an agreement giving ownership of the soil to IP, this will reduce the cost of landfill disposal for Kubricky Construction.

Resolution #29 approved, change order #3 for Trunk Sewer project, decrease Kubricky Construction contract by $33,180 for a total contract of $2,279,659.

Resolution #30 approved, authorize Deputy Mayor to sign soil management agreement with International Paper.

Corinth Central School is interested in purchasing pedestrian crossing signs for the crosswalk in front of the Oak Street School. The School is requesting board permission to place them in the crosswalks as it is a Village roadway.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, gave permission for school staff to place pedestrian crossing signs in the crosswalks on Oak Street.
Carried 3 0

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, discussed options for the planned building feasibility study. The Board directed him to explore options that included shared municipal space.


Greg Cromer showed the Board two aerial photographs of Corinth he had taken. The photographs, and photographs of other communities, are for sale on his website.


Deputy Mayor Kelly requested an executive session to discuss litigation.


Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, to adjourn to executive session to discuss litigation as requested by Deputy Mayor Kelly, 6:46PM.
Carried 3 0

The Board reconvened at 7:20 PM with no action taken in executive session.


Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:21 PM.
Carried 3 0

Nicole M. Colson