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October 16, 2019 (20)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 16, 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 Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Halliday was absent.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved minutes of October 2,
2019 regular meeting as typed.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 10/16/2019 read & filed.
The Village has yet to receive a signed Fire Protection contract from the Town, therefore no contribution has been made to reserves.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #9:
Payroll $34,311.62; General $41,955.59; Water $8,935.33; Sewer $9,062.77;
Capital Reserves $59,562.19; and Community Development $14,170.00.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved publication of offices
& their terms for the March 18, 2019 General Village Election.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the Village has maintained its A+ Stable Outlook bond rating with Standard & Poors. The Village achieved an A+ rating in 2013 and has maintained the rating since. The board credited Clerk-Treas Colson with maintaining the rating; Clerk-Treas Colson stated the credit was shared by excellent communication and work on budgets by the Department Heads as well as sound financial decisions made by the Boards. Clerk-Treas distributed the full report to the Board, which will also be available on the Village website.
Clerk-Treas Colson requested an executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular individual.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, supplemental report for September 2019 read & filed.
Chief Kelley stated this is Fire prevention week, Kindergarten & First grade classes will be touring the firehouse on Friday.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present.
Supt Lozier reported there are thirteen meter installs left in the Village and five in the Town.
Pine Street & Sixth Street paving is completed with minor punch list items remaining.
Water storage tank was inspected, Supt Lozier will forward the Board the report.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 10/16/2019 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved crossing guard rain
gear policy with changes.
The proposed Laberge contract amendment for WWTP subsurface investigation was deemed unnecessary due to new findings from test pit drilling. A new approach was proposed that would remove unsuitable fill material, install temporary sheeting to support the existing embankment during excavation, and install structural backfill.
Resolution #35 approved, mayoral signature on change order #4 for WWTP construction General Contract with W. M. Schultz for increase of $111,000; total new contract price $12,308,717.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved acceptance of Laberge proposal to complete required
engineering of King Ave, Gobel Ave, and Bleeker St, for full restoration
including water/sewer mains and assist in bidding the projects; $42,100.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly informed the Board that her comments to the Times Union regarding the Main Street School were her personal opinions and she did not represent herself as a Board member. Trustee Kelly stated she had also addressed the issue with Dr. Stratton.
Trustee Kelly also noted that the first all-female spacewalk was scheduled for October 18.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive
session to discuss the employment history of a particular individual as
requested by Clerk-Treas Colson, 6:28 PM.
At 6:46 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:46 PM.