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March 1, 2023 (41)
A public hearing & regular meeting of the Village Board was held March 1, 2023 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 excused.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in The Post Star on February 15, 2023 was held at 6:00 PM re: Local Law 1 of 2023 changes to Zoning Map.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
With no comment from the public, the public hearing was left open until such time as Saratoga County Planning Board can review the proposed law.
A regular meeting of the Village Boardwas held March 1, 2023 at 6:01 PM.
Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved minutes of February 15,
2023 regular meeting as typed.
CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 3/1/2023 read & filed.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved abstract #18 in the amount of: Payroll $36,101.00 (#0853-0854);
General $ 86,372.03 (#0855-0877; 0893-0894); Water $20,442.69 (#0877-0885; 0890);
Sewer $18,947.19 (#0877; 0886-0890; 0893-0894); and Capital Projects
$2,790.50 (#0876; 0891-0892).
Resolution #49 approved, budget transfer.
The Board scheduled a Special Board Meeting: Budget Workshop for March 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Village Hall.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for February 2023 filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for February 2023 read & filed.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 3/1/2023 read & filed.
Insp Hepner requested the Board consider enacting regulations to address short term rentals in the Village.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved publication of a public
hearing to be held March 15, 2023 6:00 PM in the Firehouse to consider a
Special Use Permit for 28 Saratoga Avenue construction of storage units.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved reimbursement of $542.74
to Mr. Fred Nichols for damage to his vehicle incurred by a fire truck.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, authorized mayoral signature on
Cleveland Brothers contract for Firehouse fertilization, $825, and optional
tick control, $132.60.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Mayor Pasquarell, authorized mayoral signature on
Cleveland Brothers contract for grounds maintenance, $5,420, and optional tick
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, authorized mayoral signature on
Cleveland Brothers contract for flower planting and maintenance, $8,990.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, authorized mayoral acceptance of National
Grid LED streetlight replacement proposal.
The Village received one bid for WWTP tank mixer equipment at a bid opening February 24, 2023 in the amount of $21,001 from Pump Service & Supply of Troy.
Resolution #50 approved, purchase of WWTP tank mixer equipment for $21,001 from Pump Service & Supply of Troy.
Village received the following garbage & recycling bids on February 24,
Weekly Garbage & Biweekly Recyclable Removal: Casella $237,153 1-year contract; $486,076 2-year contract; $747,352 3-year contract. County Waste $228,141.12 1-year contract; $466,669.30 2-year contract; $715,593.88 3-year contract. Twin Bridges $289,800 1-year contract; $579,600 2-year contract; $869,400 3-year contract.
The Board discussed the bids & determined County Waste could not be considered a responsible bidder due to multiple issues during their current contract period.
Resolution #51 approved, authorize mayoral signature on three-year contract with Casella for weekly garbage collection & biweekly recyclable collection; $747,352.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
Mayor Pasquarell requested an executive session to discuss the employment history and performance of a certain employee.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Mayor Pasquarell above, 6:10PM.
The Board reconvened at 6:11 PM with no action taken in executive session.
Resolution 52 approved, termination of employment of Kaleb Whaley for cause as of March 2, 2023.
Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved publication of MEO
The Board discussed a property on Palmer Avenue with a fence damaged by snowplow equipment. A recent survey determined the fence is on Village property. The Board requested the attorney send a letter informing the property owner the fence is on Village property and will not be repaired.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, that Board adjourn, 6:17PM.