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Village Board Minutes

April 7, 2021 (46)

A public hearing and regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 7, 2021 at 6:05 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.

A public hearing as published in The Post Star March 31, 2021 was held at 6:05 PM via videoconference regarding the proposed 2021/2022 budget.

Clerk-Treas Colson outlined the proposed budget for the public.  The proposed tax rate for 2021/2022 is maintained at $5.20 per thousand; water Minimum Value Charge is expected to decrease to $271/year; sewer Minimum Value Charge is expected to increase to $357/year.   Major purchases in the 2021/2022 budget include two plow trucks for DPW.   Equipment purchases for the Fire Department include AEDs, thermal imaging cameras, and the replacement of 12 air packs.  There is a proposed reserve contribution for the DPW of $100,000; proposed Fire Department reserve contribution is $126,800.   There is also $100,608 in the budget for a potential Special Police Protection contract.


With no comments or questions from the public, Mayor Pasquarell closed the public hearing at 6:19 PM.

Nicole M. Colson

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 7, 2021 at 6:20 PM via videoconference.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved minutes of regular meeting March 17, 2021 and special meeting March 24, 2021 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0


Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Corinth Merchants’ Association annual membership; $50.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board received a request from Robert Baldwin to use Jessup’s Landing Park for the Youth Lacrosse team.  The Board consensus was if there was minimal DPW work in order to get the field ready, and if an appropriate contract could be prepared they would be interested in rescinding the surplus designation of the property.  DPW, Atty Buettner & Supt Lozier were directed to evaluate the field condition and prepare documents for review at the next meeting.

Corinth Little League notified the Village Board they will be playing baseball this season, but will not have the opening day parade.


CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 4/7/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved payment of abstract #20: Payroll $34,897.30; General $75,809.72; Water $7,703.36; Sewer $21,293.03; and Capital Reserves $272,896.49.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #102 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for March 2021 filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused, report for March 2021 filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 4/7/2021 filed.



The Board discussed guidelines for opening Pagenstecher Park for pavilion reservations.  COVID compliance guidelines must be prepared.  The Mayor instructed Atty Buettner to prepare a use form including language relating to COVID guidelines.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved mayoral signature on Santore’s Fireworks contract for firework display July 3, 2021 upon attorney review; $8,000.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #103 approved, hiring of Johnathan Freebern as part-time seasonal laborer; $13.40 per hour.

Bids for garbage & recycling service were received April 5, 2021 and opened via videoconference at 2:00 PM.  Bids were received as follows:
County Waste (recycling with toters only): 1-year $160,626; two-year $321,396; three-year $482,310
Twin Bridges (recycling with toters only): 1-year $161,170; two-year $327,175.10; three-year $519,141.45
Casella (same price with or without toters): 1-year $171,083; two-year $347,296; three-year $533,437
Casella (bi-weekly trash collection): 1-year $173,343; two-year $351,884; three-year $540,423
Waste Management (recycling without toters): 1-year $206,392; two-year $418,974; three-year $637,934

Resolution #104 approved, award garbage & recycling collection contract to County Waste for a two-year term provided the appropriate performance bond and insurance is submitted before contract execution; $321,396.

Resolution #105 approved, increase vacation time for WWTP Head Operator Gary Holmes to 20 days beginning June 1, 2021.

The Board discussed a change order for the Arold slip-lining project which would extend the paving by 100 feet to cover a pothole & utility cut in the roadway.  This work is outside of the scope of the grant and would need to use Village funds.

Resolution #106 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Change Order #5 for Arold Construction, slip-lining project, increase of $4,468 in Village funds; total project cost $607,450.00.

At 7:00 PM Chief Kelley was excused.

Resolution #107 approved, adoption of 2021/2022 budget as presented with the addition of $53,000 in the Street Light Equipment budget line.
Trustee Bedell – no; Trustee Brown – yes; Trustee Halliday – yes; Trustee Kelly – yes; Mayor Pasquarell – yes


Trustee Brown commented that although the Board needs to address current issues and concerns, they should also be looking at the possibilities available to the Village.  Trustee Kelly concurred.


Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:27 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson