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Village Board Minutes

June 16, 2021 (3)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 16, 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 June 2, 2021 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board referred requests for reimbursement of expansion tank repairs from Lynn Summers & Terry Ryfa to Atty Buettner to add to the East National Water litigation.

A thank you card from Stephen and Kathleen Weaver was received in reference to water meter installation.

Corinth Merchants Association requested use of the Firehouse on July 5, 2021 for their monthly meeting.  The Board approved the request with adherence to the CDC masking guidelines and a sign in sheet for contact tracing.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/16/2021 filed.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #1: Payroll $44,550.59; General $475,779.68; Water $17,971.90; Sewer $7,500.36; and Capital Reserves $323,494.44.
Carried – 5 – 0

Resolution #3 approved, budget transfer for 2020/2021 fiscal year.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved publication of second public hearing for the 2019 CDBG grant to be held July 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Carried – 5 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Trustee Kelly asked for the trees on Palmer Ave to be checked for moth infestation.

Trustee Brown expressed appreciation for all of the work done by the DPW, the Board echoed the sentiment.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 6/16/2021 filed.

Mayor Pasquarell thanked Insp Hepner for attending to a matter on Maple St.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #4 approved, Change Order #6 for slip lining project, decrease of $1,633 in payment to Arold Construction; total contract $$605,817.

At 6:26 PM Chief Kelley was excused.

At 6:28 PM Trustee Brown was excused.

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, explained information regarding the Village’s failed Green Infrastructure Grant application.  The Village had requested $3 million for the Palmer Avenue project.  Post award debriefing indicated the request was too high given the number of applications for funding that were received.  Board consensus was to reapply in the next round with a $1 million request limited solely to streetscape and road narrowing.  Pavement can be paid for under the CWSRF.  Mr. Rhodes will have a proposal for the next meeting.

Mr. Rhodes also discussed the planting of the WWTP reed beds with the Board.  CWG has not yet received complete approval from DEC to plant phragmites in the reed beds.  As startup of the plant is projected to be mid-July, Mr. Rhodes suggested the Board authorize soliciting a proposal from a local contractor to install conventional wetland plantings in two of the reed beds to ensure there are no delays.  The Board concurred.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly informed the Board she would be sharing a community survey completed by the Corinth Free Library, and that the Mill Museum will be hosting walking tours this summer.

Trustee Halliday & Trustee Bedell complemented the DPW on the appearance of the Village.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss ENW litigation.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by the Mayor, 6:49 PM.

At 7:02 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Carried – 3 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:03 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0 

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer