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Village Board Minutes

February 17, 2021 (36)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

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

Motion by Trustee Mulligan, seconded by Trustee Miller, approved minutes of February 3, 2021 public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Mary Beth Farmer, 5 Hill Avenue, wrote the Board requesting reimbursement for repair of her hot water heater she feels is a result of the expansion tank installed by East National Water.  The Board asked Atty Buettner to add this claim to the current litigation and send Ms. Farmer a letter.  Trustee Bedell requested an executive session to discuss the litigation.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 2/17/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Mulligan, approved payment of abstract #17: Payroll $35,939.31; General $51,453.54; Water $4,422.51; Sewer $14,955.90; and Capital Reserves $175,266.96.
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Trustee Miller asked for an estimate of costs to the Village for the fire at the new WWTP.  Atty Buettner stated expenses were being paid by Schultz’s insurance company.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 2/17/2021 filed.

Trustee Bedell asked about the complaint at 334 W. Maple St, Insp Hepner stated it was investigated and resolved.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Mulligan, seconded by Trustee Miller, authorized publication of Village Special Election March 16, 2021 and list of candidates for office.
Carried – 3 – 0

Supt Lozier discussed necessary upgrades to the SCADA system at the filtration plant in order to comply with DOH requirements of having a backup for the system.  The upgrades also increase system security.

Motion by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Mulligan, approved acceptance of quote from General Control Systems to upgrade the SCADA system at the water filtration plant in the amount of $15,582.
Carried – 3 – 0

Garbage and recycling collection bids were received at bid opening February 10, 2021 as follows:
Casella: $166,100 – 1 year; $337,183 – 2 year; $517,903 – 3 year
Twin Bridges: $215,945 – 1 year; $436,945 – 2 year; $664,145 – 3 year

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Mulligan, approved one-year contract with Casella for garbage and recycling services at $166,100.
Failed – 2 – 2
Trustee Bedell – no; Trustee Miller – no; Trustee Mulligan – aye; Mayor Pasquarell – aye

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Miller, approved rejection of all garbage and recycling collection bids received February 10, 2021.
Carried – 3 – 0

Water/Sewer rate analysis committee will report at the March meeting.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Mulligan, that Board adjourn to executive session to discuss litigation as requested by Trustee Bedell, 6:20 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:05 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Mulligan, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 7:06 PM,
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer