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Village Board Minutes

May 5, 2021 (51)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 5, 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.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of regular meeting April 21, 2021 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 5/5/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #22: Payroll $34,685.25; General $51,143.01; Water $1,664.67; Sewer $19,231.81; and Capital Reserves $309,247.85.            Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #111 approved, budget transfers.

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

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for April 2021 filed.

Supt Lozier & the Board discussed meeting with Laberge Group and Consolidated Wetlands Group at the WWTP in order to hear more details on the reed bed technology.  The Board is also interested in having both representatives attend a future Board meeting.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 5/5/2021 filed.

Trustee Bedell asked the status of a partial foundation collapse, Insp Hepner stated the contractor is ready to begin work.

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #112 approved, amended standardwork day & reporting for elected officials in NYS Retirement System.

Resolution #113 approved, adoption of water/sewer rate schedule effective June 1, 2021.

Resolution #114 approved, WWTP Change Order #4 for electrical contract Harold Clune, increase of $4605.75; total contract $792,484.75.

Supt Lozier provided the Board with a quote for an oil/water separator sewage pump for installation at the DPW garage.  The pump can be installed by the crew and will eliminate the need to maintain a SPDES permit and pump the tank out annually.

Resolution #115 approved, purchase of sewage pump system from Siewert Equipment as sole source purchase; $7,223.00.

Chief Kelley provided the Board with a quote to place an order for 12 air packs to replace expiring tanks.  The purchase is included in the 2021/2022 budget. 

Resolution #116 approved, purchase of 12 air packs from Municipal Emergency Services at NYS contract pricing; $102,092.63.

At 6:21 PM Trustee Bedell recused himself from the meeting.

Mayor Pasquarell stated that although he is an employee of Saratoga County, he is not employed by the Saratoga County Sheriff Department and therefore there was no reason he needed to recuse himself from the discussion of entering into a special protection contract.

The Board discussed a proposed special protection contract with the Saratoga County Sheriff Department which would cost $413,093.49 over the next three years.  Special protection would include 56 hours per week of a dedicated Village patrol in addition to the current zone coverage.  The Sheriff Department has provided data on the number of calls in the Village and Town by month, by day, and by hour for the 2020 year.  Trustee Brown and Trustee Kelly requested more detailed information regarding what the calls consisted of for a broader time frame.  Mayor Pasquarell will obtain the information for the Board’s review and will invite the Sheriff and Undersheriff to attend the next Board meeting.

At 6:53 PM Trustee Bedell rejoined the meeting.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly reported on the progress of the Papermaker Museum which include potential purchase of the time keeper’s building from the Town and incorporating virtual museum elements while the building is renovated.  Trustee Kelly also stated the Corinth Free Library is updating their Comprehensive Plan.  Trustee Kelly invited the Board members to participate in “School Night” at McDonald’s, May 13th, Corinth School teachers will be acting as carhops from 3PM – 7PM.  Chief Kelley received permission from the Board to bring a firetruck to the event.

Trustee Brown shared his conversations with two families new to the Village regarding their satisfaction with the community.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, Seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 7:02 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer