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Village board Minutes

August 19, 2020 (11)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.


Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved minutes of August 5, 2020 regular meeting as typed.
Carried 3 0


Sue Commanda of Hudson River Community Credit Union appeared before the Board with Paula and Sybil from Transitional Services to discuss a potential housing project on land donated by the Credit Union. Plans call for 40- 50 units in the building with a possible small clinic run by Saratoga Hospital as well. The apartments would be a combination of permanent housing for individuals needing assistance with daily living and the remainder being offered as affordable housing. Paula indicated they would be interested in utilizing a PILOT agreement. Sybil stated materials with details of the proposed project would be provided.


CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 8/19/2020 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract #5: Payroll $34,231.87; General $91,372.98; Water $961.56; Sewer $5,745.26; and Capital Reserves $101,077.06.
Carried 3 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present.

Mayor Morreale & Trustee Pasquarell commended the Fire Department on recent efforts at the scene of an accident.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present.

Smith Drive curbing and sidewalks are complete, blacktop will be completed when Town crews are available to assist.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 8/19/2020 read & filed.



Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on agreement with Saratoga Snowmobile Association to cross Reservoir Property.
Carried 3 0

The meter repair necessary at the Corinth School resulted in one quote from Crisafulli Bros. for $6,880.00 to correct substandard installation by East National Water and will be submitted for reimbursement under the water project.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved mayoral signature on proposal from Crisafulli Brothers to repair school meter installation for $6,880.00.
Carried 3 0

The Board discussed expansion tank repairs caused by ENW not making system pressure adjustments prior to installation. DPW has replaced some of the tanks and will continue to make repairs on a case by case basis for the next 6 months.

Resolution #13 approved, hiring of Cody J. Mabb as MEO at $17.25 per hour subject to CSEA contract.

Bids for the slip-lining of sewer lines were received and opened August 7, 2020 with results as follows:
National Water Main Cleaning: $619,475.00; Kenyon Pipeline Services $558,220.00; Green Mountain Pipeline Services $548,020.00; and Arold Construction $526,020.00.
Laberge group issued a recommendation to hire the low bidder Arold Construction with one no cost change order to clarify contract.

Resolution #14 approved, authorize mayoral signature on award of Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Repair to Arold Construction Company in the amount of $526,020.00 with no cost change order.

Due to the unavoidable construction delays at the new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Laberge Group presented an addendum to increase construction observation services for the project by $249,800. There is enough contingency to cover the cost of the addendum without increasing the projected project budget.

Resolution #15 approved, mayoral signature on contract addendum with Laberge Group to increase construction observation at WWTP by $249,800.

Chief Kelley presented a request to purchase a 3,000 gallon tanker to replace ETA-211. Total cost is expected to be $671,000 under Sourcewell contract. Chief Kelley requested the Board transfer $65,000 into reserves in order to allow purchase of the truck. Board members expressed concerns that the current economic situation could results in necessary cuts to the budget, especially if the Town of Corinth does not pay the full requested amount for the 2021 Fire Protection Contract. After extensive discussion, the Board tabled the request in order to give Atty Buettner time to review the Sourcewell documentation for legal sufficiency and give more time for consideration by the Board.


Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation with East National Water and matters relating to the employment of two specific individuals.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested above, 7:37 PM.
Carried 3 0

Trustee Pasquarell recused himself from the employment discussion and excused himself from the meeting immediately following the litigation discussion.

At 8:37 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #16 approved, require Nicholas Burke to obtain valid CDL license by October 19, 2020.

Resolution #17 approved, require Ryan Pasquarell to obtain valid CDL license within thirty (30) days of return from medical leave.



Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 8:40 PM.
Carried 3 0

Nicole M. Colson