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Village Board Minutes

July 7, 2021 (5)

A public hearing & regular meeting of the Village Board were held July 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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

Mayor Pasquarell opened the second public hearing on the 2019 CDBG sewer line slip lining project, 6:00 PM.

PUBLIC COMMENT, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

With no comment from the public, Mayor Pasquarell closed the public hearing at 6:02 PM.

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 7, 2021 at 6:02 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of the June 16, 2021 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Katie Keary, of the Alzheimer’s Association, requested the firehouse rental fee be waived for a public informational meeting to be held in September, with the specific date to be announced.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved waiving the firehouse rental fee for the Alzheimer’s Association for a September rental with adequate hold harmless documentation.
Carried – 3 – 0

Hudson River Community Credit Union & RISE requested the firehouse rental fee be waived for a public informational meeting to be held July 12, 2021 regarding the affordable apartment project.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved waiving the firehouse rental fee for the Hudson River Community Credit Union & RISE for a public informational meeting to be held July 12, 2021 with adequate hold harmless documentation.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Trustees received an invitation to Old Timers Night at the firehouse Saturday, July 10th.

PUBLIC COMMENT, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk- Treas Colson was present, report for 7/7/21 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #2: Payroll $39,414.58; General $152,630.28; Water $9,337.91; Sewer $13,227.13; and Capital Reserves $523,423.83.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #5 approved, budget transfer.

The Board confirmed that the Village Hall and Firehouse could cease contact tracing sign in sheets.

Clerk-Treas Colson reported that the Village would receive $249,749 from the ARPA Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that meter reads will be taken monthly for the time being in order to provide Continuous Leak notifications more frequently than quarterly, giving homeowners a chance to address any plumbing issues in a more timely manner.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for June 2021 read & filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for June 2021 read & filed.

Supt Lozier stated there are lower flows at the WWTP due to the completion of the sanitary sewer slip lining.

Trustee Brown stated the storm sewer replacement on Center Street was done well and appreciated by the residents.

Supt Lozier asked the Board about buoys at the beach.  The board decided to leave the buoys in place even though the beach is closed.

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

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized mayoral signature on land use agreement with Saratoga Snowmobile Association for access to the Reservoir Property.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #6 approved, resignation of Mike McKelligot from the Zoning Board of Appeals as of June 30, 2021 accepted with regret & gratitude.

Resolution #7 approved, authorize Mayor Pasquarell to sign application for Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) funding for the proposed Palmer Avenue Reconstruction Project.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on proposal from Laberge Group to prepare and submit a 2021 GIGP funding application; $3,000 plus expenses.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

John Tangora, Town resident & Village property owner, addressed the Board on a wide range of topics including praising the Fire Department for their equipment and training and the DPW for the way the infrastructure and streets are maintained.  Mr. Tangora also expressed appreciation for the Village Board and the infrastructure improvements in the Village.  Mr. Tangora did express concern with the number of vacant buildings in the Village suggesting increasing Code Enforcement to a full-time position and implementing ordinances to limit vacancies with penalties.

Louise Kirkpatrick, Village resident & property owner, echoed some of Mr. Tangora’s Code Enforcement suggestions and requested more accountability for landlords and fines for residents dumping on their properties.  Ms. Kirkpatrick also stated the problem with late night fireworks has increased in frequency.  Mayor Pasquarell stated the Sheriff Dept is enforcing the Noise Ordinance.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly emphasized some of the recent developments in the area including the Mill Museum project, Palmertown Range Trails, and potential redevelopment of Mt McGregor.  Trustee Kelly also expressed appreciation for prior Boards that spearheaded the vast update of the Village infrastructure.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:44 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer