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Village Board Minutes

May 19, 2021 (53)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 19, 2021 at 6:00 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 Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of regular meeting May 5, 2021 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUEST

Allison Millis, from the Class of 2023 Parent Group, appeared before the Board to request the use of the Village Beach for the annual Duck Race on July 3rd.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved use of the Beach for the Annual Duck Race on July 3, 2021 provided a hold-harmless agreement is signed.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 6:09 PM Trustee Bedell recused himself from the meeting.

Sheriff Zurlo & Undersheriff Castle appeared before the Board to discuss the potential Special Protection contract.  The Board, Sheriff & Undersheriff discussed in detail the types of crimes prevalent in the County and the Village.  Sheriff Zurlo stated the proposed three year contract would allow for an additional Deputy to be hired.  The Sheriff also described the patrol in the Village as community policing and stated the deputy would walk the downtown area.

Resolution #117 approved, authorize mayoral signature on three-year Special Protection contract with Saratoga County Sheriff Department for 56 hour per week dedicated Village patrol for a total cost of $413,093.49.

Resolution #118 approved, authorize Clerk-Treasurer to make a budget transfer in the 2021/2022 budget.

At 6:54 PM Trustee Bedell rejoined the meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved American Legion request to hold a coin-drop May 29-30 near the Hamilton Ave/West Maple St intersection with a signed hold harmless agreement.            Carried – 4 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 5/19/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #23: Payroll $35,566.31; General $71,615.41; Water $3,511.46; Sewer $11,923.48; and Capital Reserve $35,771.50.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #119 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Trustee Kelly thanked Chief Kelley & the Board members that attended School Night at McDonald’s.  Chief Kelley expressed appreciation that owner Renee Reardon actively supports the community including making a financial donation to the Fire Department.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was excused.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was excused, report for 5/19/2021 was filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #120 approved, authorize mayoral signature on 2021/2022 tax warrant ($1,914,705.66).

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved mayoral signature on Laberge Group addendum for $164,600 increase in WWTP construction administration and observation.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Clerk-Treas Colson’s attendance at the July 8 – July 29 virtual annual conference of the Government Finance Officers Association, $225.
Carried – 5 – 0

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly has COVID signage wording she will send to the Board and Atty Buettner.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 7:06 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer