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Village Board Minutes

December 1, 2021 (27)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Brown, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Bedell arrived at 6:25 PM.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of November 17, 2021 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Meg O’Leary, Saratoga County Public Health, presented the results of the Safe Routes to School Walk Audit as performed by the Healthy Corinth Coalition.  The program is intended to promote students walking to school.  Currently most students in the half mile radius for elementary and mile radius for high school not served by buses are brought to school via family car.  Concerns identified in the audit were traffic speed and volume, visibility of crosswalks, sections of roadway without sidewalks and lack of vegetation barriers between roadway and pedestrians.  Ms. O’Leary suggested steps to improve walkability including local laws, implementations in Comprehensive Panning and targeting specific areas with project improvements.  Ms. O’Leary also outlined potential funding sources and stated the Capital District Traffic Council was willing to meet with Village representatives.

At 6:25 PM Trustee Bedell arrived.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Corinth Merchants’ Association wrote the Board requesting funding assistance with business locator maps and other promotional expenses.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved $1,000 contribution to the Corinth Merchants’ Association promotional expenses including the business locator maps for the Village.
Carried – 4 – 0

Cheri Bovee, Main Street, requested the Board waive sewer rent for her property incurred in 2020.  The Board declined to waive the charges as they were legally incurred.

Lloyd Murdoch, Center Street, wrote the Board requesting investigation into County Waste recyclable disposal.  The Board will obtain literature from County Waste on recyclable separation and the split-body vehicles.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 12/1/2021 filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #12: Payroll $38,947.55 (#586-588); General $131,951.46 (#589-621; 633-635); Water $19,848.81 (#620-626; 631; 634); Sewer $8,451.67 (#618-619; 621; 626-631; 633-634); and Capital Projects $79,442.59 (#632).
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for November 2021 filed.

Chief Kelley stated the Ladies Auxiliary will host Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 4 from 8AM – 12PM. 

Chief Kelley gave the Board quotes for the replacement of the fire panel and alarm system at the Firehouse for their review.  Quotes were received from Mahoney Notify-Plus for $14,245.00 and New York Fire & Security for $11,850.00, no other companies offered quotes.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Mayor Pasquarell, approved replacement of fire alarm panel and related devices by New York Fire & Security for a cost of $11,850.         
Carried – 5 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for November 2021 filed.

Supt Lozier informed the Board that leaf & brush collection has been suspended until spring.

Resolution #27 approved, hiring of Kaleb Whaley to the vacant MEO position on or about 12/27/2021; $17.95 per hour.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 12/1/2021 filed.

The Board thanked Insp Hepner for a report he prepared on suggested signage improvement in the Village.

Mayor Pasquarell asked the status of the house numbering 9-1-1 compliance, Insp Hepner has been completing 2021 fire inspections, but assured the Mayor he would resume the inquiry.

OLD BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved revisions to Village COVID exposure policy to include provisions for employees that test positive.
Carried – 4 – 0

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #28 approved, resignation of Planning Board/ZBA Secretary Lynn Summers with gratitude for her service.

Resolution #29 approved, amendment to Resolution #25 changing Casey Mabb’s start date to 11/22/2021.

Resolution #30 approved, purchase of 2022 Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck from Mangino Chevrolet for $37,817.50 per NYS OGS Contract #PC68994.

Discussion of the Constructed Wetlands Group agreement tabled.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly gave an update on some scheduling changes to the Hometown Christmas celebration, new posters will be issued along with the COVID plan for Hometown Christmas Headquarters.  Mayor Pasquarell & Trustee Brown thanked Trustee Kelly for her efforts.

Trustee Bedell requested the Board consider repealing the COVID policy in favor of simply abiding by CDC guidelines.  Board consensus was to maintain the current policy.

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 litigation and East National Water litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, to adjourn to executive session as requested by the mayor above, 6:52 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

At 7:25 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #31 approved, settlement of Article 7 proceedings against the Town of Corinth with the 2020 proceeding discontinued, properties placed on the wholly exempt roll for 2021 & 2022, and the exemption continuing until Town Board Resolution removes the wholly exempt status.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 7:30 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer