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Village Board Minutes

May 17, 2023 (59)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.

Deputy Mayor Brown called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown, Trustee Coltrain & Trustee Halliday were present. Mayor Pasquarell was excused.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, approved minutes of May 3, 2023 public hearing & regular meeting as typed.
Carried 4 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Cheri Bovee, 517 Main St, wrote the Board requesting they waive overdue penalties on her outstanding sewer bill. Trustee Halliday stated Ms. Bovee has remedied the issue with her irrigation system & installed a deduct meter.

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved request by Cheri Bovee to waive overdue penalties on her outstanding sewer bill.
Carried 4 0

The Town of Corinth Community Fun Day Committee wrote requesting donations toward the Corinth Community Fun Day to be held June 17, 2023 (June 18 rain date).

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved $1,000 contribution to the Corinth Youth Commission for the Community Fun Day June 17, 2023.
Carried 4 0

The Board received a letter from Supervisor Butler requesting negotiation of the 2024 Town Fire Protection Contract. Board consensus was for Trustee Halliday & Trustee Coltrain to meet with two Town representatives to discuss. The Board also discussed having a subsequent meeting with Chief Kelley present.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK-TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 5/17/2023 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Coltrain, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved payment of abstract #23 in the amount of: Payroll $33,204.47 (#1116); General $106,712.24 (#1118-1151; 1158-1159); Water $3,187.61 (#1144; 1148; 1150; 1152-1153; 1158); Sewer $8,903.12 (#1144-1145; 1148; 1150; 1154-1159); and Capital Projects $ 0.50 (#1147).
Carried 4 0

Resolution #82 approved, budget transfer.

FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present.

The Chief stated the Fire Company is preparing for the Memorial Day Parade & celebration.

At 6:15 PM Chief Kelley was excused.

DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was excused, report for April filed.

BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 5/17/2023 read & filed.

Deputy Mayor Brown thanked Insp Hepner for addressing issues at 417 Palmer Ave.

OLD BUSINESS none.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution #83 approved, authorize mayoral signature on 2023/2024 tax warrant ($1,811,948.48).

Resolution #84 approved, new water/sewer rate schedule in effect June 1, 2023.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved American Legion Coin Drop May 27 and May 28, 2023 with signed hold harmless agreement.
Carried 4 0

Resolution #85 approved, hiring of Joel Jenkins as Park Attendant, $16.50 per hour.

Resolution #86 approved, reappointment of Jim Robbins as Planning Board Alternate with a term expiring May 31, 2024.

Resolution #87 approved, authorize mayoral signature on Change Order #3 for WWTP Mechanical contract with Harold Clune increase of $6,934.04; total contract $403,403.04.

Resolution #88 approved, appointment of Mayor as Labor Standards Officer under the CDBG program.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Jennifer Michelle, Locust Grove, asked if the WWTP change order addressed the odor complaints. It does not.

Mike McKelligott, Oak St, questioned the toter situation for the change in garbage companies. Residents will receive a new recycling toter, residents will continue to use the garbage toters they currently have.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Coltrain announced he would miss both June meetings due to work commitments.

Deputy Mayor Brown spoke of an article in the National Review about taking active responsibility to fix the country. Deputy Mayor Brown thanked the public for attending and reminded them the next meeting is June 7.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Coltrain, that Board adjourn, 6:24 PM.
Carried 4 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer