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Village Board Minutes

March 2, 2022 (40)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM via videoconference.

Deputy Mayor Halliday called the meeting to order.

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

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of February 16, 2022 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 3/2/2022 filed.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #18: Payroll $38,626.67 (#908-911); General $63,071.04 (#912-940, 954-955); Water $7,089.11 (#932-933, 941-947); Sewer $5,683.38 (932-933, 937, 940, 947-952, 954); and Capital Projects $6,340.00 (#953).
Carried – 4 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was excused.  Report for February 2022 is on file.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for February 2022 filed.

Deputy Mayor Halliday & the Board commended Supt Lozier & the DPW crew on their fantastic storm response last Friday.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 3/2/2022 filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of election notice in The Post Star and The Local First.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, authorized mayoral signature on contracts with Cleveland Brothers for fertilization and maintenance ($5,752.60) and annual flower planting ($7,504.00).
Carried – 4 – 0

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board that the Clerk’s office has not been able to find the original resolution setting up the Fire Equipment Reserve as a “Type” reserve or the resolution setting up the Tax Contingency Reserve.  Instead of spending more time & resources widening the time frame of Village minutes to search, Clerk-Treas Colson and Atty Buettner have prepared resolutions establishing those reserves for the Board to consider.

Resolution #47 approved, establishment of Fire Equipment Reserve.

Resolution #48 approved, establishment of Tax Contingency Reserve subject to permissive referendum.

The Board discussed the need to issue an addendum to the Palmer Ave Project bid.  Currently contractors are seeing delays of up to 300 days in the receipt of ductile piping, this makes the initially proposed Palmer Ave Project completion date unattainable.  As a result a bid addendum changing the completion date & an extension of the bidding need to be considered.

Resolution #49 approved, issuance of Addendum #1 for the Palmer Avenue Project and new bid opening date of March 18, 2022, 10:00 AM at Village Hall,

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jennifer Michelle, Locust Ridge Drive, requested the Board ask Cleveland Brothers to consider native plantings in next year’s contract.  Ms. Michelle also asked about the possibility of plantings at the Reservoir Property.  Trustee Kelly stated she is still researching the availability of a Master Gardner from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Program and suggested Ms. Michelle also approach the Town Board regarding plantings at the Town Transfer Station.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Brown thanked Clerk-Treas Colson and Atty Buettner for the thoroughness of their research into the Reserve accounts.

Trustee Kelly discussed the Library’s outside charging stations and stated she would share more information as bids are sought.  Trustee Kelly also pointed out the referendum period for the Town’s donation of the timekeeper’s building on Pine St to the Papermaker’s Museum expires March 12th.   Trustee Kelly and the Board congratulated the Corinth High School Girls’ Basketball team on a fantastic season which finished 21-1.

Trustee Halliday informed the Board he has a new email address, Village contact sheets have been updated with this information.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:24PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer