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October 5, 2022 (23)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 5, 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 Brown & Trustee Coltrain were present. Trustee Halliday was excused. Trustee Bedell was absent.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved minutes of September 21,
2022 regular meeting as typed.
Yvonne Melville, 215 Oak Street, requested reimbursement for plumbing damage claimed to be from the meter installation by East National Water (ENW). The Board denied the claim as the litigation with (ENW) has been settled.
Jason Vanderheyden, owner of 4-6 Mill Street, submitted a complaint regarding his recent water/sewer billing. Mayor Pasquarell has contacted Mr. Vanderheyden.
NYS Department of Health issued a letter regarding required updates to the Water Supply Emergency Response Plan. Supt Lozier & Head Operator Holmes have already updated the Villages plan to meet the new requirements.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 10/5/2022 read & filed.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved payment of abstract #8 in
the amount of: Payroll $25,561.14 (#0356-0357); General $33,704.71 (#0358-0374;
0382-0384); Water $81,056.62 (#0373-0374; 0376; 0383-0384); Sewer $ 259,940.29
(#0372-0380; 0382-0384); and Capital Projects $2,000.00 (#0381).
Resolution #33 approved, budget transfer.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for September 2022 read & filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for September 2022 read & filed.
Supt Lozier stated White Street curbing would begin this week.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 10/5/2022 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS none
The Board discussed a request by Jennifer Michelle, Healthy Corinth Coalition, for support of a CDTA bus line from Corinth to Saratoga Springs. Board consensus was to send a letter of support to CDTA, followed by a phone call from Mayor Pasquarell.
Resolution #34 approved, hiring of Nicholas Burke as DPW MEO beginning October 12, 2022; $19.45 per hour.
Town Supervisor Butler contacted the Village Board requesting the Board consider the reversal of late fees on the current Corinth Rural Cemetery water bill. The Cemetery Association is currently disbanded, and the Town will be paying the water bill.
Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved penalty reversal on the
second quarter water bill for the Corinth Rural Cemetery due to current lack of
leadership from the Cemetery Association.
Resolution #35 approved, Special Use Permit fee is set at $100 with subsequent renewal fee set at $75.
The Board discussed instituting a policy reimbursing training necessary to certain job titles on a sliding repayment scale based upon length of subsequent employment with the Village. The Board instructed Atty Buettner to draft a policy with a three-year sliding repayment schedule upon leaving employment of 100%/75%/50% for their consideration and potential ratification by the Collective Bargaining Unit.
The Board also discussed potential hiring of part-time seasonal help at the DPW during the winter season in order to have enough equipment operators available for snow removal. The Board instructed Atty Buettner to obtain approval from the Collective Bargaining unit for such hires.
PUBLIC COMMENT, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Jennifer Michelle, Healthy Corinth Coalition, thanked the Board for support of a proposed CDTA bus line and stated Senator Tedisco issued a letter of support. Ms. Michelle will also be requesting information from Rise Services for any data they have on local transportation needs.
Maureen Granger Kelly, Image Committee, detailed plans for the Hometown Christmas celebration. Ms. Kelly will be requesting permission to hold a parade and will be locating a Christmas Headquarters in the Village for the visits with Santa. As a member of the Mill Museum board Ms. Kelly also informed the Board that the museum building will be open for the Fall Festival October 22nd and will be conducting a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 18th. Ms. Kelly also informed the Board that the Corinth Free Library Board may be using a local contractor for the wi-fi kiosk purchase whose price may allow them to install two kiosks instead of one.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Brown commented on his recent positive experience at NYCOM training.
Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, that board adjourn, 6:22 PM.