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Village Board Minutes

November 17, 2021 (25)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held November 17, 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 Brown, approved minutes of November 3, 2021 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Dan White of Corinth Youth Hockey was not present.  Trustee Kelly informed the Board and public that the Youth Hockey program is in need of a new ice hockey rink and helmets.

CORRESPONDENCE

Indeck wrote the Board requesting late fees be waived on their second quarter water/sewer billing, the check was mailed, but not received by the Village.  The Board declined the request.

Letters were received from Joshua & Marie Lytle requesting the Village Board amend the COVID Procedure.  The Board will discuss this as an agenda item under New Business.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 11/17/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #11: Payroll $35,352.73 (#546-549); General $458,926.73 (#550-573; 581-585) ; Water $10,716.22 (#550,574; 0581-585); and Sewer $15,750.83 (#550, 552; 575-585).
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #24 approved, budget transfer.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier expressed appreciation for Asst. Supt Jensen and the DPW crew, which is currently severely short staffed, for the vast amount of work they accomplished the previous week while he was on vacation. 

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 11/17/2021 filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #25 approved, hiring of Casey Mabb to the vacant MEO position as of 11/29/2021; $17.95 per hour.

Resignation of Planning/Zoning Board Secretary Lynn Summers was tabled.

Resolution #26 approved, membership of James Robbins, Greg Hutchinson & Levi Barss as Volunteer Firemen.

Trustee Kelly requested permission for the Hometown Christmas Parade on behalf of the Image Committee.  The parade is scheduled for 3:00 PM, Saturday December 4th and will include Village of Corinth Volunteer Fire Department, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, Jessup’s Landing EMS, Horace D. Washburn Post 533, Carl Dearborn & Sons, Warren-Washington County Draft Animals Association, Corinth Youth Hockey, Santa Claus, and representatives of the family of Corporal Walter Smead.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved the Image Committee’s Hometown Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM.    
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board discussed a quote from Donnelly Construction, Inc. to provide traffic control during the Hometown Christmas fireworks.  A contract was offered to the Volunteer Fireman’s Association as has been past practice, but the Association has not agreed to sign the contract.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved provision of traffic control by Donnelly Construction on December 4, 2021 for $2,047.73.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board discussed remaining Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds which are interest free funds currently earmarked for the water meter installation project.  The Board consensus was to use the remaining funds for the reconstruction of Palmer Avenue and use local funds for any judgement that results from litigation with East National Water and instructed Laberge Group to prepare the appropriate forms.

The Village’s current COVID Procedure Policy specifically addresses employees that are exposed to COVID; the Board discussed amending the policy to address employees that have tested positive for COVID.  The Board instructed Atty Buettner to draft amendments that require an employee diagnosed with COVID to obtain a negative COVID test or a note from their physician allowing them to return to work after they have completed the quarantine period.  The policy will be applied to a certain employee at this time, before ratification by the Board.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly invited Board members to participate in the parade and apologized if she had accidently missed inviting anyone.

Trustee Brown expressed gratitude for all co-workers and residents and wished all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Trustee Bedell also wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 7:04 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer