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Village Board Minutes

September 1, 2021 (15)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held September 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Deputy Mayor Halliday called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Mayor Pasquarell was excused.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of August 18, 2021 public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Saratoga County Treasurer, Andrew Jarosh, issued a letter requesting all Villages that relevy to the Town & County tax bills have their files in to the County by November 1st instead of the previous November 15th deadline.  Clerk-Treas Colson assured the Board the Village taxes are submitted to the County by the end of October.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 9/1/2021 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #6: Payroll $38,190.88; General $62,865.52; Water $2,019.59; Sewer $3,928.53; and Capital Reserves $101,410.77.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

Chief Kelley informed the Board the new air packs have been received and put into service.

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

The DPW completed Second Street reconstruction.

Deputy Mayor Halliday commented on the new crosswalk pattern near the school which is part of a transportation grant.  Supt Lozier asked if the Board wished to continue the pattern until the paint was depleted, the Board agreed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 9/1/2021 read & filed.

The Board discussed the issue on Mill St with cars parked on the sidewalk and blocking a homeowner’s driveway.  Insp Hepner will inform the Sheriff’s Department and there is a potential to have the cars on the sidewalk towed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Board discussed a request by the Image Committee to use Jessup’s Landing Park and the Beach for a Fall Festival on October 16 (October 17 rain date).   Hold harmless agreements and certificate of insurance naming the Village and Town as additional insured from each vendor involved will be required.  The Village agreed to waive the licensing fees for vendors, but require them to complete an application.  The Village also agreed to have a dumpster on site and have DPW employees periodically empty public garbage cans throughout the event.  Access to Village electrical outlets will be granted.  A COVID Safety plan for the event in conformance with CDC guidelines, NYS and Saratoga County guidelines and requirements must be submitted to the Village Board by September 30th.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved use of Jessup’s Landing Park and the Beach (excluding bathrooms) for a Fall Festival on October 16 (October 17 rain date) conducted by the Image Committee with proper legal and insurance documentation and COVID Safety Plan to be submitted by September 30 for Board review
Carried – 4 – 0

Consideration of appointment of Jim Robbins as Planning Board Alternate was tabled.

Resolution #13 approved, appointment of Kelly Peris to vacant ZBA seat; term ending September 2024.

Resolution #14 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Change Order #8  for WWTP Construction General Contract, W. M. Schultz, increase of $25,566; total contract $12,097,454.97.

COVID Response resolution was tabled.

Resolution #15 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Change Order #9  for WWTP Construction General Contract, W. M. Schultz, increase of $10,800; total contract $12,108,254.97.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Chief Kelley requested the portion of Sherman Ave from Main Street to Densmore’s Funeral Home be designated no parking.  The Board instructed Supt Lozier to take measurements and report back to the Board.

Chief Kelley also requested a radar speed sign in front of the Firehouse.  The Board instructed Supt Lozier to investigate the cost of purchasing additional signs.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:49 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer