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February 1, 2023 (37)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held February 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Deputy Mayor Halliday led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Coltrain & Deputy Mayor Halliday were present. Mayor Pasquarell arrived at 6:43 PM.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of regular meeting
January 18, 2023 as typed.
Lorraine Tefft, Corinth Youth Commission, addressed the Board regarding the current Youth Program activities and future plans. In addition to the annual Fun Day, the Commission is offering flower decorating, cooking, baking, and self-defense classes. Ms. Tefft stated the importance of reaching out to children middle school age as previous activities were geared toward elementary school aged children. There are also programs being offered for adults. The Commission is planning to offer a program in Pagenstecher Park which would offer science, craft, and exercise-based activities and would like Village involvement. The program would be scheduled after the CCSD summer enrichment program. Ms. Tefft requested a Village Board member to act as liaison to the Commission. The Board expressed interest in the program and will discuss further involvement.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY) none.
CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 2/1/2023 read & filed.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the EFC has accepted the Palmer Avenue drawdown request and will be reimbursing over $800,000 that had previously been withheld.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #16 in
the amount of: Payroll $39,949.89 (#0751-0752); General $68,438.64 (#0753-0782;
0795-0797); Water $2,511.00 (#0781-0784;
0796); Sewer $10,124.36 (#0781-0782;
0784-0792; 0795-0796); and Capital Projects $25,000.00 (#0793-0794).
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for January 2023 read & filed.
Firefighters will be receiving annual OSHA and Workplace Violence Prevention training on Saturday.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for January 2023 read & filed.
Both sidewalk plows are currently out of service; snow hauling will resume Thursday.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 2/1/2023 read & filed.
Atty Buettner distributed sample laws related to penalties for repeated false fire alarm calls. The Board will review and give comments to Atty Buettner prior to the March Board meeting. Chief Kelley requested that the proposed law be specific in the definition of repeat calls, for example: alarms in different zones of a system or of a different type would not be considered consecutive.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, authorized mayoral signature on
contract for towing services with Interstate Northeast Towing.
Bids for WWTP Mixer Equipment were received January 26, 2023 as follows: Waste Water Solutions $29,497.00 and Pump Service Supply of Troy $37,196.00.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, set aside all mixer bids received
1/26/2023 and authorized publication of bid opening February 24, 2023 at 10:00
AM in the Village Hall with new bid specifications.
Mayor Pasquarell arrived, 6:43 PM.
Bids for Garbage & Recycling collection were received January 26, 2023 as follows: Casella 1-year term $249,308, 2-year term $510,992, 3-year term $785,669; County Waste 1-year term $228,141.12, 2-year term $463,014.24, 3-year term $704,821.32; Twin Bridges 1-year term $289,800, 2-year term $579,600, 3-year term $869,400.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, set aside all garbage and recycling
bids received 1/26/2023 and authorized publication of bid opening February 24,
2023 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall with new bid specifications.
Atty Buettner presented the proposed Local Law 1 of 2023 amending the Zoning Map to show parcel #60.78-1-1.2 as Industrial.
Resolution #48 approved, declaration of Village Board as lead agency in the unlisted action amending the Zoning Map as presented.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Mayor Pasquarell, approved publication of public
hearing for Local Law 1 of 2023 Amendment to Zoning Map to be held March 1,
2023 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Jennifer Michelle, Healthy Corinth Coalition, informed the Board the survey regarding CDTA bus service has closed and resulted in 359 responses with over 80% in favor of public transit service. Ms. Michelle will share and follow up with CDTA. Ms. Michelle did clarify the service being sought is an on-demand application for bus transportation, not a permanent set bus line in the Village.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Brown thanked Ms. Tefft for her work with the Youth Commission and stated he was encouraged by the positive response from the community for all the Town & Villages recent events which highlight the value of leadership and volunteers.
Deputy Mayor Halliday also thanked Ms. Michelle for her efforts to bring an option for public transit to the area.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:56 PM.