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July 20, 2022 (11)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held July 20, 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 Bedell, Trustee Brown & Trustee Coltrain were present. Trustee Halliday was absent.
Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of July 6, 2022
regular meeting and July 14, 2022 special meeting as typed.
Kiley Crooks, Image Committee, requested the use of the Beach bathrooms from 5PM-8PM Thursdays July August for use during the musical events. The Board discussed with Supt Lozier & Clerk-Treas Colson the staffing implications and un-budgeted funds required to keep the bathrooms open.
Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved Beach bathroom access
for July 28, 2022 only, with the request to be reconsidered at the August 3rd
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 7/20/2022 read & filed.
Motion by Trustee
Bedell, seconded by Mayor Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract #3: Payroll $82,152.81 (#0107-0113); General
$26,474.01 (#0114-0129; 131-136; 150-154); Water $223.86 (#0137; 0150-152); and
Sewer $11,614.36 (#0138-0153).
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board of a Community Solar subsidy program which uses NYS subsidies to reward participants with electrical savings. Several of the Villages accounts are eligible and offer a potential 10% saving on costs. Clerk-Treas Colson will pursue enrollment.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present.
Supt Lozier stated he has received all materials necessary to begin White Street.
Phragmites have been received at WWTP, are being watered and are ready to schedule planting.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 7/20/2022 read & filed.
NEW BUSINESS none.
The Board discussed the necessity of obtaining funding for the Palmer Ave & Gobel Ave projects through the NYS Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF). Board intention is to seek as many grants as possible and bond the remainder through DWSRF.
Resolution #14 approved, authorize the issuance of $2,500,000 serial bonds for the construction or reconstruction of drinking water infrastructure in the Village at a project cost of $6,000,000.
Resolution #15 approved, authorize mayoral signature on submission of DWSRF Loan Application for the Water Project.
Resolution #16 approved, authorize mayoral signature on submission of NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (NYWIIA) grant application for the Water Project.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss litigation settlement with East National Water.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 6:17 PM.
At 6:23 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:23 PM.