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June 12, 2023 (1)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held June 12, 2023 (rescheduled from June 7) at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Deputy Mayor Brown called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Brown & Trustee Halliday were present. Mayor Pasquarell & Trustee Coltrain were excused.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved minutes of regular
meeting May 17, 2023 as typed.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Image Cmte (Sunny
Nealey) request to use Pagenstecher Park July 1, 2023 from 9AM 11AM with
bathrooms to be opened by the DPW.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved use of the Beach by the
Class of 2025 for the Duck Race July 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM with signed hold
Request by Pastor Becky Brady of the Methodist Church to use Beach property for outreach ministry was tabled with a request for a special event form to be completed.
The Board discussed a letter from Matthew Breheny requesting permission to install a drink machine at the Beach. The Board declined to grant the request.
Terry Towers, Finance Officer of the American Legion requested an additional $200 be included in the donation to the Legion for a total of $4,000.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved donation of $4,000 to
the American Legion with the additional funds to be taken from the Trustees
Expense budget line.
The Board acknowledged receipt of a letter from Mastrianni Associates regarding changes to the waiting list procedures for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS ONLY)
Jason Petrovitch, Pine St, inquired if a request for approval of a pie eating contest was received, no such request was received.
Kendra Schieber, Overlook Drive, asked if there is a water fountain at the Beach, there is not.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 6/7/2023 read & filed.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #24
in the amount of: Payroll $41,442.51 (#1160-1161); General $47,629.02 (#1162-1203;
1216-1219); Water $9,098.57 (#1199; 1201; 1203-1209; 1217-1219); Sewer $13,028.19
(#1200; 1203; 1210-1213; 1216-1219); and Capital Projects $34,032.75 (#1213-1215).
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of abstract #1
in the amount of : Payroll $42,402.99 (#0001); General $475,390.89 (#0002-0009);
Water $126.00 (#0009); and Sewer $105.00 (#0009).
Resolution #1 approved, budget transfers.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved request by Corinth Central
School to conduct a graduation parade on June 23, 2023 immediately following
the graduation ceremony.
Clerk-Treas Colson discussed an oversight in the Village Code on Garbage, Refuse and Recycling which does not set a cap on number of units eligible for garbage & recycling collection. It has been an unwritten policy to only allow collection at properties four units or less. The Board asked Clerk-Treas Colson to gather information on how many multi-unit properties are in the Village for their discussion at the next meeting.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was excused, report for May filed.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for May read & filed.
DPW has prepared the Beach for opening.
Trustee Halliday requested Supt Lozier research temporary speed bump installations for Pine St and the intersection of Main St and Eggleston St.
Trustee Bedell asked if there had been any additional odor complaints related to the WWTP, there have not.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved acceptance of bids
offered on surplus equipment totaling $27,800 through Auctions International.
Supt Lozier requested an executive session to discuss the job performance of a certain employee.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 6/7/2023 read & filed.
Insp Hepner reported the framing on the Rise project will begin this week.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Brown, approved acceptance of proposal by
The Sign Studio to repair and repaint the Pagenstecher Park and Corinth Beach
signs for $2,650.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on
proposal from Laberge Group to prepare a CDBG Planning Grant on behalf of the
Village for $7,500 plus reimbursables.
Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved mayoral signature on an
audit engagement letter with CHS Wealth Management for the 2022/2023 audit in
the amount of $16,500.
Resolution #2 approved, hire of Isabelle Cook as Lifeguard at $20 per hour.
Resolution #3 approved, re-appointment of Audrey Marion to the Planning Board for a term ending June 2028.
Motion by Trustee
Brown, seconded by Trustee Bedell, approved publication of notice of public
hearing regarding the CDBG #282PR103-20 grant to be held at June 21, 2023 at
6:00 PM in the Firehouse.
Resolution #5 approved, hire of Dwayn Burke as Part-time Janitorial at the Firehouse at $16 per hour.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Jennifer Keitzman, Pine St, notified the Board of traffic issues on Oak St and Pine St alley in relation to the Palmer Ave detour. Ms. Keitzman also stated she would be providing information to the Board regarding a hiking challenge.
Kendra Schieber, Overlook Dr, thanked DPW employees for their assistance in installing the new sign at Pitkin Park and cleaning up the area at the Park. Ms. Schieber also requested the Board consider alternatives to speed bumps and inquired about pothole repair.
John Tangora, Wall St, had questions regarding the budget and how payroll is coded, Clerk-Treas Colson offered to meet with him to discuss in detail.
Jason Petrovitch, Pine St, proposed a four-way stop at the Pine and Sixth St intersection. Mr. Petrovitch also inquired about Reservoir Property trail maintenance and the possibility of reforming the volunteer committee that helped maintain the trails.
Dwayn Burke, Oak St, thanked the Building Inspector for addressing issues at a property on Main St and thanked the Board for rehiring him for the janitorial position.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Halliday noted that Corinth was named as one of the friendliest communities on Facebook. Trustee Halliday also reported to the Board on his meeting with Supervisor Butler regarding the Fire Protection contract, there will be further discussions, but he was encouraged by the spirit of cooperation.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Supt Lozier to discuss the job performance of a certain
employee, 7:01 PM.
At 7:12 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that Board adjourn, 7:13 PM.