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Village Board Minutes

April 20, 2022 (52)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Pasquarell called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Brown, Trustee Coltrain, Trustee Halliday were present.  Trustee Bedell was excused.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved minutes of Organizational Meeting, April 4th and Public Hearing and Regular Meeting, April 6th as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS – none.

CORRESPONDENCE

Donna Briner, Corinth Little League, requested permission to hold a Little League parade April 30th at 10am.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approval of Little League Parade, April 30th, 10am.
Carried – 4 – 0

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Stautner was present, report for April 20, 2022 read & filed.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #21:  Payroll $34,258.49 (#1083-1085); General $ 64,318.54 (#1086-1128; 1145-1082); Water $2,466.36 (#1129-1133; 1145-1149); Sewer $4,768.54 (#1132-1134; 1142; 1067; 1145-1149; 1082); and Capital Projects $121,039.31 (#1143-1144).
Carried – 4 – 0            

Resolution #79 approved budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Chief Kelley stated the brush truck is back in service at the Firehouse, but still required additional parts.

A surplus engine tanker is currently listed on Auctions International with a starting price of $3,300.00 and a final price will be presented to the Board at a later date for approval.

Trustee Halliday inquired if the Fire Department had encountered many issues with the April 18th snowstorm. A brief timeline and location of areas heavily impacted by the storm were provided by Chief Kelley.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present and stated that spring cleanup had begun but was briefly put on pause due to snow and would commence as weather improved. Supt Lozier thanked the Fire Department for their efforts in aiding the DPW as they cleared snow.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for April 20, 2022 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #80 approved, Change Order No. 1 for Dan’s Hauling and Demolition to extend completion date of WWTP Demolition Contract to June 1, 2022 and for the removal of project signage; No net change to contract price.

Resolution #81 approved, authorize Mayor to sign the 2023 Town of Corinth Fire Protection Contract in the amount of $513,313.00.  

Resolution #82 approved, authorize the expenditure of funds to three employees for reimbursement of tax preparation services and penalties incurred as a result of an inadvertent reporting error on the part of the Village relating to retirement funds upon receipt of proof of payment by the employees.

Resolution #83 approved, authorize the purchase of a John Deere excavator from United Construction & Forestry in the amount of $78,965.00 under New York State contract.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Maureen Kelly, Walnut Street, inquired about Change Order No. 1 within the Dan’s Hauling and Demolition contract and what project it was associated with. Mayor Pasquarell and Supt Lozier explained that the change order dealt with the WWTP Project and the removal of project signage. Ms. Kelly also inquired if excess rubble from demolition that was not used as backfill at the current WWTP site was still present and was informed by Supt Lozier that it still remains at the site.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday commended the Fire Department for their efforts in the April 18th snowstorm.

Trustee Coltrain informed the Board that his personal computer was not functioning and that his phone was being used to access and respond to email.

Mayor Pasquarell expressed his appreciation for both DPW and Fire Department efforts during the April 18th snowstorm as Chief Kelly complimented the DPW for effectively clearing the Firehouse parking lot and Village streets.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:10 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0            

Annaliese Stautner
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer