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Village Board Minutes

May 4, 2022 (54)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

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

Roll Call: Trustee Brown, Trustee Coltrain & Trustee Halliday were present. Trustee Bedell arrived at 6:04 PM. Mayor Pasquarell was excused.

Motion by Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of April 20, 2022 regular meeting as typed.
Carried 3 0

CORRESPONDENCE none.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 5/4/2022 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved payment of abstract #22: Payroll $34,006.93 (#1151-1153); General $72,094.59 (#1154-1172; 1181-1182); Water $4,750.44 ( #1171-1174; 1179; 1181-1182); Sewer $16,063.84 (#1171; 1172; 1175-1179; 1181-1182); and Capital Projects $1,200.00 (#1180).
Carried 3 0

Resolution # 84 approved, budget transfers.

The Board discussed recent CDC designation of Saratoga County as high COVID transmission status & instructed that all CDC guidelines continue to be observed at Village buildings, which includes requiring masks for entry.

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for April 2022 read & filed.

Chief Kelley stated the current firehouse janitor needs to be replaced.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved publication of vacant janitorial position in The Post Star.
Carried 3 0

At 6:04 PM Trustee Bedell arrived.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for April 2022 read & filed.

Supt Lozier informed the Board the latest Annual Water Quality Report is available on the Village website.

Supt Lozier stated Head Operator Gary Holmes was able to get the effluent sampler working at the WWTP. Trustee Halliday questioned the status of reed beds at the plant. Supt Lozier stated Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, will be issuing the Board a recommendation for their consideration at the next meeting.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was excused, report for 5/4/2022 filed.

OLD BUSINESS none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #85 approved, hiring of Justin Byrnes to the vacant MEO position at $17.95 per hour.

Resolution #86 approved, adoption of revised water/sewer rate schedule as attached.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the CPA that has been completing the Village audits, Steve Lubbe, has retired. Mr. Lubbe recommended an audit firm that is willing to complete the audit for the same fee he has charged the Village.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, authorized mayoral signature on an engagement letter with CHS Wealth Management to complete the 2022 audit at $13,995.
Carried 4 0

Resolution #87 approved, hiring of Joel Jenkins as crossing guard; $13.65 per hour.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jennifer Michelle, Locust Ridge, informed the Board the Healthy Corinth Coalition has elected officers, she will provide the list to the Board. Ms. Michelle is the Treasurer. The next meeting is May 19 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse and is open to the public.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, that Board adjourn, 6:18PM.
Carried 4 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer