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Village Board Minutes

April 5, 2023 (51)

A public hearing & regular meeting of the Village Board were held April 5, 2023 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 Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Coltrain & Trustee Halliday were present.

A public hearing having been duly advertised in The Post Star on March 30, 2023 was held at 6:00 PM re: Proposed 2023/2024 Budget.

Clerk-Treas Colson outlined the proposed budget stating the proposed tax rate is $5.72 per thousand, a 10% increase over last year’s rate.  Overall general fund spending is $282,616 less than the prior year.  $147,497 is proposed to be appropriated from fund balance.  Equipment purchases include the replacement of various items at the Fire Department along with the upgrade of one hydraulic ram.  DPW does not have any equipment purchases in the budget but will be requesting $230,000 be released from the Equipment Reserve to purchase a new sidewalk plow.  There are no reserve contributions being made this year.

Water fund budget is a $13,509 decrease over last year and sewer budget is a $145,678 increase over last year.  Sewer budget increase is due to the first long-term debt payment for the infrastructure as well as a significant increase in treatment chemicals.  One pick-up will be purchased with the cost split between the water & sewer funds.  Proposed water Minimum Value Charge (MVC) will be $238 per year and sewer MVC will be $384 per year, a net decrease of $5 over last year’s rates.


The following people posed questions regarding the recent settlement of the Indeck Article 7 litigation: Louise Kirkpatrick, Dunn Ave; John Tangora, Wall St; and Jennifer Keitzman, Pine St.

John Tangora, Wall St, questioned several expense lines in the budget & expressed his dissatisfaction with the water & sewer billing method   Trustee Bedell & Trustee Brown offered to set up a meeting with Mr. Tangora to discuss his concerns.

With no further public comment, Mayor Pasquarell closed the public hearing at 6:37 PM.

Nicole M. Colson

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held April 5, 2023 at 6:37 PM.

Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved minutes of special meeting March 8, 2023, regular meeting March 15, 2023, special meeting March 21, 2023 & special meeting March 29, 2023 as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0


Tanya Lewis, CCSD, requested the DPW hang banners of the graduating seniors on the utility poles in the Village.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved hanging of senior banners on the utility poles by the DPW crew.
Carried – 4 – 0

Corinth Volunteer Firemen’s Association issued an invitation to the Board for Old Timers Night April 8th.

Robert Baldwin, Axe & Eagle Youth Lacrosse, requested use of the Jessup’s Landing Park field and bathrooms for games April through June 30th.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, authorized mayoral signature on a contract with the Axe & Eagle Youth Lacrosse team for use of the Jessup’s Landing Park field and bathrooms beginning when Supt Lozier deems the field in suitable condition through June 30, 2023.
Carried – 4 – 0

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved the 2023 Memorial Day Parade on Tuesday May 30th at 5:00 PM with a rain date of May 31st  as requested by Randy Dollinger, American Legion.
Carried – 4 – 0


Louise Kirkpatrick, Dunn Ave, supported the hanging of the senior banners in the Village.


CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 4/5/2023 read & filed.

Motion by Mayor Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved payment of abstract #20 in the amount of: Payroll $37,722.98 (#0981-0982); General $80,317.73 (#0983-1017; 1033-1036); Water $11,427.55 (#1016-1023; 1030; 1034-1035); Sewer $23,752.37 (#1015—1017; 1023-1030; 1033-1035); and Capital Projects $2,950.00 (#1031-1032).
Carried – 5 – 0

Resolution #72 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for March 2023 read & filed.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for March 2023 read & filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR - Insp Hepner was present, report for 4/5/2023 read & filed.


Mayor Pasquarell stated the Saratoga County Planning Board has approved the proposed Local Law 1 of 2023 Zoning Amendment, therefore the public hearing is closed.

Atty Buettner has provided the Board with a draft Fire Alarm Law for their review.  Clerk-Treas Colson asked for clarification regarding where the form for alarm systems would be filed.  Chief Kelley stated his opinion that the form should be filed with the Fire Department.  The Board will review the law and submit any input to Atty Buettner before the next meeting.


Resolution #73 approved, adoption of Local Law 1 of 2023: Zoning Map Amendment.

Resolution #74 approved, adoption of the proposed 2023/2024 Budget as presented with the modification of an additional $2,500 in Youth Expense.

Resolution #75 approved, mayoral signature on Palmer Ave Project Change Order #2 with John Kubricky & Sons to modify construction of storm drainage; no change in contract cost.

Resolution #76 approved, acceptance of resignation of Cody Mabb as of April 7, 2023.

Resolution #77 approved, declaration of the following DPW equipment as surplus: Two (2) 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-ups, 1991 International Log Loader and 1986 Chevrolet Van.


Jennifer Michelle, Locust Ridge, informed the Board the Healthy Corinth Coalition will be holding a clean-up day on April 22, 2023, she will provide a flyer.  Ms. Michelle also asked about native plantings for the Village flowers.  Mayor Pasquarell stated the Village will address the issue with Cleveland Brothers for the 2024 contracts.

John Tangora, Wall St, asked if the garbage collection contract was awarded to the current company, the Board assured him it was not.

Jennifer Keitzman, Pine St, stated she is conducting a local hiking challenge, Jason Kemper will be providing maps of the Reservoir Property.   Ms. Keitzman also requested the Board look into replacing the map posted at the property.  Ms. Keitzman also requested there be public posting of monthly Sheriff reports.


Trustee Halliday inquired into the status of a Maple St property, Insp Hepner will investigate.

Mayor Pasquarell thanked Trustee Halliday for his years of service as the Deputy Mayor.  At the Organizational Meeting Trustee Brown was appointed Deputy Mayor.


Motion by Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, that Board adjourn, 6:57 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson