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Village Board Minutes

April 8, 2024 (56)

An Organizational Meeting of the Village Board was held April 8, 2024 at 6:10 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Miller called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Miller appointed Tyler Kirchhoff to fill the vacant Trustee seat until the March Special Election.

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Clark, Trustee Kirchhoff & Trustee Stollery were present. 


Mayor Miller appointed Mike Bedell as Deputy Mayor.

Resolution #62 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Clerk-Treasurer, 4-year term.

Resolution #63 approved, Mayoral appointment of Annaliese Stautner as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, 1-year term.

Resolution #64 approved Mayoral appointment of Neil Hepner as Building Inspector, 1-year term.

Resolution #65 approved, Mayoral appointment of Nicole M. Colson as Budget Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #66 approved, Mayoral appointment of Arthur Lozier III as Damage Assessment Officer, 1-year term.

Resolution #67 approved, Fire Department slate of officers.

Resolution #68 approved, Investment Policy with revisions.

Resolution #69 approved, Procurement Policy with no revisions.

Resolution #70 approved, DPW Management Clothing Policy with revisions.

Resolution #71 approved, Water Emergency Plan with revisions.

Resolution #72 approved, Board Meeting schedule through March 17, 2025.

Resolution #73 approved, Organizational Meeting date established as April 7, 2025.

Resolution #74 approved, mileage rate of $0.67 paid to employees & officials when using personal vehicles.

Resolution #75 approved, Glens Falls Post Star designated official newspaper.

Resolution #76 approved, certain claims to be paid prior to audit.

Resolution #77 approved, Saratoga National designated official depository.

Resolution #78 approved, designation of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC as attorneys for the Village.

Resolution #79 approved, designation of Laberge Group as engineer for the Village, up to $275 per hour.

Resolution #80 approved, Rules of Procedures for meetings with revision.

Resolution #81 approved, permission for officials & employees to attend training sessions.

Mayor Miller appointed the following assignments and committees:
            Disaster Plan, Village & Town Emergency Response Plan: Mayor, Deputy Mayor, DPW Supt, & FireChief
            Government Representative to the Town, County & State: Mayor &Deputy Mayor
            Senior Citizens: Mayor & Trustee Stollery
            Auditors: Trustee Bedell& Trustee Kirchhoff
            Reservoir Property: Trustee Clark, Trustee Bedell, DPW Supt
            Other Village Lands: Trustee Bedell
            Historical Representative: Trustee Kirchhoff
            Policy Handbook & Village Codes (other than zoning): Trustee Bedell, Village Clerk/Treas& Insp Hepner
            Beach, Parks & Beautification: Trustee Stollery
            Corinth Merchants Association: Mayor& Trustee Kirchhoff
            Commercial Industrial Development: Mayor, Trustee Clark & Village Clerk/Treasurer
            Capital Plan Development: Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Clerk/Treasurer &DPW Supt
            Image Cmte: Trustee Stollery& Trustee Bedell
            Crossing Guards: Mayor & Trustee Stollery
            Youth Services: Trustee Bedell

Workplace Violence Assessment Policy Committee: Mayor, Trustee Clark, Clerk/Treas &DPW Supt
Task Force for Senior Living:  Mayor, Trustee Stollery, along with Town Representative
Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Projects: Trustee Clark (Trustee Bedell as alternate), DPW Supt & Mayor
Comprehensive Plan: Mayor & Trustee Stollery
Personnel Committee: Mayor& Trustee Bedell


Mayor Miller stated that the Board will be reviewing the Procurement Policy


Jim Murray, Center St, suggested term limits for Board members to keep fresh & new ideas.  Mr. Murray also stated the Village needs a police force and recounted numerous incidents of suspicious activity in his neighborhood as well as a recent motor vehicle accident that took 45 minutes for police to be on the scene.  Mayor Miller responded that the Board will be reviewing the Special Protection Contract with the Sheriff and asking them to target more specific times/areas.  The mayor will also begin sharing the Sheriff’s reports at the Board meetings.

John Tangora, Wall St, Requested the Board video record meetings and post them for others to view.  Mr. Tangora also stated residents want to know about Dissolution of the Village, and also creation of a Fire District.

Chuck Pasquarell, Overlook Drive, congratulated the new Board members and wished them luck.

Josh Lytle, Main St, requested more frequent crosswalk painting and investigation into underage vaping.

Mike Woodcock, Pine St, addressed the Board regarding odor from the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Mayor Miller stated he is evaluating options with the WWTP Operator.


Motion by TrusteeBedell, seconded by Trustee Stollery, that Board adjourn, 7:01 PM.
Carried – 5 – 0

Nicole M. Colson