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Village Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 15, 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 Bedell, Trustee Brown & Trustee Coltrain were present.  Trustee Halliday was excused.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of June 1, 2022 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Eric Butler & Kiley Crooks, representing the Image Committee, addressed the Board regarding permission to hold a parade and use of the Village Beach to hold a boat race during the Independence Day Celebration, July 2, 2022.  Numerous activities are proposed for that day at various locations in the Village.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved use of the Village Beach by the Image Committee on July 2, 2022 to conduct a boat building contest, and approved access to the bathrooms at 10:00 AM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Mayor Pasquarell, authorized the Image Committee to conduct the Independence Day parade at noon on July 2, 2022.
Carried – 4 – 0

Ms. Crooks also stated the Image Committee plans on having a summer music series in the parking lot of the post office every Thursday in July and August and will be submitting a request to use the Fire Department boat dock.

CORRESPONDENCE

Sunny Nealey wrote on behalf of the Image Committee requesting permission to conduct the Firecracker 5K registration in Pagenstecher Park, July 2, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and requested the bathrooms be open.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved use of Pagenstecher Park for Firecracker 5K registration, July 2, 2022, 8 – 11:00 AM with bathroom access.
Carried – 3 – 0

Kelly Gilbert wrote on behalf of the parent group for the Class of 2024 requesting use of the Village Beach to conduct the Annual Duck Race, July 2, 2022.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved use of the Village Beach by the Parent Group of the Class of 2024 on July 2, 2022 for the Annual Duck Race, with signed hold-harmless agreement.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/15/2022 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved payment of abstract #25: General $52,263.05 (#1289-1306; 1309-1311); Water $256.59 (#1305; 1307); and Sewer $1,048.34 (#1305-1306; 1308; 1312).
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved payment of abstract #1: Payroll $45,438.92 (#0001-0003); General $512,032.68 (#0004-0038; 0040); Water $1,606.34 (#005; 0038; 0040); and Sewer $3,708.41 (#0005; 0038-0040).
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #9 approved, budget transfers for 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board Primary Election voting on June 28 will result in the Clerk’s Office being closed.  Residents will still be able to place payments in the black drop box & there will be a Facebook post to inform the public.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved DPW installation of water & sewer lines at 133 Lemont Avenue to facilitate the homeowner’s connection to the new laterals.
Carried – 3 – 0

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Atty Buettner reviewed two proposed changes to the Zoning Code.  The first would allow for storage units in the Gateway Corridor with a Special Use Permit granted by the Village Board of Trustees.  The second local law would modify Section 500-33 Procedures to reflect the three member Zoning Board of Appeals and a two member quorum and variance authorization.  The Board agreed to the text of both laws; these laws will need to be reviewed by the Saratoga County planning Board at the July meeting.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved publication in The Post Star of August 3, 2022 public hearing to consider Local Law 1 of 2022 addition of storage units as Special Use Permit use in the Gateway Corridor; and Local Law 2 of 2022 modification to Section 500-33 Zoning Procedures to be held consecutively beginning at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved mayoral signature on Laberge Group proposal to prepare EFC project listing for the Intended Use Plan for the lump sum of $4,500 plus reimbursable expenses.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #10 approved, revised SEQR issuing a determination of No Significance for Drinking Water and Sewer Collection Improvements.

Resolution #11 approved, hiring of Mark Knapp as Pagenstecher Park attendant; $15.50 per hour.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Kiley Crooks, Image Committee & Town Councilwoman, questioned the duties of the Park Attendant.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 litigation with Indeck.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 6:38 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:00 the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, that Board adjourn, 7:00 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer