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Village Board Minutes

January 6, 2021 (29)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held January 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Miller & Trustee Mulligan were present.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of December 16, 2020 public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 -0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 1/6/21 filed.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Mulligan, approved payment of abstract #14: Payroll $72,527.63; General $50,824.67; Water $4,538.05; Sewer $9,001.88; and Capital Reserves $475,454.74.
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson requested an executive session to discuss the employment history of certain Village employees.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for December 2020 filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for December 2020 filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 1/6/21 filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS

The Board tabled appointment of Planning Board and ZBA alternates.

Resolution #55 approved, designation of March 16, 2021 as Village Special Election & Village Hall as polling place.

Resolution #56 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Change Order #3 for slip-lining project removal of 12/20/2020 as manhole & pipe lining completion date by Arold Construction; no change to project completion date.

Resolution #57 approved mayoral signature on 2021 contract with Downing Towing.

Motion by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved publication of bid opening for garbage and recycling collection to be held February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM via videoconference.
Carried – 4 – 0

Mayor Pasquarell appointed Trustee Bedell & Trustee Miller to a committee for water/sewer rate analysis along with Don Rhodes, Clerk-Treas Colson, Supt Lozier and Head Operator Gary Holmes as necessary.  The Trustees are instructed to report to the Board at the January 20 meeting.

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, reviewed recommendations for streetscape and drainage improvements as part of the Palmer Ave reconstruction project.  Proposed changes include   changing the width of the lanes, installation of green street tree planters, full depth reconstruction of utilities, and modification of the River St intersection.  The Board instructed Mr. Rhodes to proceed with recommended changes in order to apply for Green Initiatives grant funding.

Chief Kelley informed the Board of an issue with air packs beginning to fail.  He requested the Board consider transferring $121,616.47 to the Fire Equipment budget in order to make a purchase of 17 air packs from Municipal Emergency Services at NY State contract pricing.  Chief Kelley stressed the urgency of the situation given the packs have a 6-8 week order window.  The Board requested more details and documentation and scheduled a special meeting of the Board for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Miller thanked Supt Lozier & the DPW for the efficient handling of snow removal.  The Board echoed the sentiment.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss the employment history of certain Village employees as requested by Clerk-Treas Colson, 7:29 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 7:43 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Mulligan, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:43 PM.         
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer