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Village Board Minutes

August 17, 2022 (16)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 17, 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 Halliday, approved minutes of August 3, 2022 public hearings and regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board revisited a request by Kiley Crooks, Image Committee to have access to the Beach bathrooms during music events, Thursdays in August.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved use of Beach bathrooms for music events in August.
Carried – 3 – 0

The Board discussed a request by Kiley Crooks, Image Committee to use Jessup’s Landing Park for a fall festival on October 22, 2022 (rain date of October 23) with access to the bathrooms, electricity, silencing of the fire siren and waiver of all vendors fees.  The Board tabled the request until more details were submitted.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 8/17/2022 read & filed.

Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the September water/sewer bills will include an insert regarding the NYS Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) administered by the Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance.  Income eligible households may receive assistance with water & sewer bills.

Motion by Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved payment of abstract #5: Payroll $38,441.83 (#0195-0197); General $30,912.96 (#0198-0225; 0234); Water $1,828.87 (#0220; 0224-0228; 0234); Sewer $3,845.48 (#0219-0220; 0225; 0229-0232; 0234); Capital Projects $230,000.00 (#0233).
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier informed the Board of possible lead/copper contamination in a home on Palmer Ave.  Appropriate measures are being taken to identify the source of possible contamination.  Supt Lozier also informed the Board of upcoming DOH requirements for all water systems to have a plan for a lead & copper survey by 2024.  Supt Lozier stated the Village had done so many water main replacements that we are ahead of the curve, but a plan will need to be formulated.  Supt Lozier will keep the Board apprised of developing requirements.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 8/17/2022 read & filed.

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

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #23 approved, settlement of 2016-2022 Real Property Tax Law Article 7 proceedings entitled Indeck-Corinth Limited Partnership v. The Assessor for the Town of Corinth, the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Corinth, the Town of Corinth in the County of Saratoga, New York, and authorizing Atty Buettner to sign the Consent Order and Settlement resolving this matter.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, authorized publication of upcoming MEO vacancy in The Post Star.
Carried - 4 – 0

Resolution #24 approved, mayoral signature on Laberge Group contract addendum and proposal for Palmer Avenue Project Construction Administration and Observation; $826,500.
Carried – 3 – 0

Mayor Pasquarell discussed the recent Hudson River Mill Museum open house attended by three members of the Board and requested the Board consider issuing a letter of support for the Museum’s upcoming grant applications.  The Board concurred.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Halliday requested Atty Buettner provide the Board with information regarding the land easements involved with the Champlain-Hudson Power Express Project.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, that Board adjourn, 6:26 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer