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October 20, 2021 (21)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 20, 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 Brown, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of October 6, 2021 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Christina Brownell of the PTSA was present to discuss pedestrian crossing signs purchased by the PTSA with grant funds.  The PTSA would like Village permission to place them in crosswalks near the school that do not have crossing guards.  The Board discussed in detail where the signs will be located, verified the PTSA is taking full responsibility for their placement and removal and the signs will not be used during the snow season.  The Board directed Atty Buettner to draft an agreement with the PTSA outlining the specifics of placement and holding the Village harmless.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, authorized mayoral signature on an agreement with the PTSA, drafted by Atty Buettner, for placement of pedestrian crossing signs.
Carried – 4 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 10/20/2021 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #9:Payroll $36,813.27 (#446 – 449); General $21,890.31 (#450-476, 492 – 496 & 500; #477 deleted); Water $2,872.61 (#478 – 482, 492 – 494, 497 & 499); Sewer $4,318.55(#483 – 489, 492 – 499); and Capital Projects $146,977.36 (#490 -491 & 498).
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board of a situation with Saratoga County and the Village relevied property taxes.  The County is currently unwilling to make the Village whole for the property tax amount that includes water relevies.  Atty Buettner & Clerk-Treas Colson have a conference call planned with County representatives later this week.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved publication of MEO vacancies in The Post Star.
Carried – 4 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 10/20/2021 read & filed.

Trustee Kelly asked for information regarding the recent vandalism on Mallery Street and stated residents have been satisfied with Insp Hepner’s addressing the issue.  Insp Hepner stated the landlord was responsive to the issue and is addressing it with his tenants.

Mayor Pasquarell asked about ensuring buildings have a visible address for emergency response.  Insp Hepner stated he was generating a letter to owners with missing address markings.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS – none.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly thanked the Village Hall and DPW staff for their work on the Fall Festival preparations.  The Board echoed that it was appreciated and the Festival was well received by the community.

Trustee Kelly also updated the Board on the Library’s recently completed Comprehensive Plan which outlined the objectives of highlighting services to the community, such as the fresh food program; enhancing Wi-Fi services by adding a small weather protected kiosk to the property; and implementation of a Gateway Explorer program to allow children to earn badges for utilizing recreational infrastructure such as the Jessup’s Landing Walkway.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:38 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer