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Village Board Minutes

July 6, 2022 (8)

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

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 Coltrain, approved minutes of June 15, 2022 regular meeting and June 21, 2022 special meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Kiley Crooks, Image Committee, wrote the Board requesting use of the Fire Department Boat Dock and Village electricity for Thursdays in July and August.

Motion by Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved use of the Emergency Boat Dock and Village electricity Thursdays in August for Image committee events with the stipulation that the Fire Department’s access to the boat be kept clear at all times.
Carried – 3 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 7/6/2022 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved payment of abstract #2: Payroll $40,939.45 (#0041-0043); Genera $191,502.97 (#0044-0082; 088; 0104-0106); Water $10,199.10 (#0075; 0081-0087; 0089-0091; 0096; 0105-0106); Sewer $11,652.62 (#0075-0076; 0078; 0081-0082; 0092-0096; 0104-0106); and Capital Projects $134, 743.27 (#0097-0103).
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed a recent request to allow emotional support animals at Pagenstecher Park.  Currently only service dogs are allowed in the Park, but the Board consensus was to allow emotional support animals.

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

Chief Kelley stated the firework display from the River St field went well, Mayor Pasquarell commended the Department for their assistance.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved the Firemen’s Association coin drop on West Maple St for July 29, 30, and 31st.
Carried – 4 – 0

 Chief Kelley thanked Supt Lozier and Clerk-Treas Colson for identifying a leak in the Firemen’s Association water line.  Water to the Pavilion is off until a repair can be made.

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

After some minor blacktopping and concrete work is completed in various Village locations, the DPW will begin reconstruction of White Street.

Supt Lozier noted a few valves at the WWTP are not working correctly and will be replaced under warranty.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 7/6/2022 read & filed.

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #12 approved, declaration of the Village Board as lead agency for the purpose of environmental review for Local Law 1 of 2022 amending Zoning Schedule 1 of the regulations for Gateway Corridor to add commercial storage units as a Special Permit Use Review Use, and Local Law 2 of 2022 amending Zoning Section 500-33 Procedures to change required member voting requirements.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jennifer Michelle, Healthy Corinth Coalition, spoke of potential grants available to the Coalition with municipal sponsorship.  The Coalition is still gathering information, but would like to know if the Board would be interested in acting as a sponsor.  The Board agreed to consider sponsorship when the information is available.

Maureen Kelley, Hudson River Mill Museum, informed the Board the Museum is completing documentation to take ownership of the timekeeping building for the museum.  The museum is considering a name change to the Papermakers’ Museum and will be having an event during the Town-wide Garage Sale Weekend, August 13-14.  Ms. Kelley also informed the Board the Library has received a $6,000 grant for the wireless access station at the Library.  The Board congratulated both the Museum and Library.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Brown stated it was wonderful to see so many people in the Village for the Independence Day Celebration, the Board echoed the sentiment.

Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss litigation with East National Water and Indeck.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 6:12 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 6:48 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

Resolution #13 approved, approve settlement agreement resolving the matter of East National Water, LLC vs. Village of Corinth, and authorizing the Mayor to sign the agreement taking all actions necessary to effectuate the terms of the agreement.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 6:49 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer