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Village Board Minutes

May 20, 2024 (70)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held May 20, 2024 in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

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

Roll Call: Trustee Bedell, Trustee Clark, Trustee Kirchhoff & Trustee Stollery were present.  Mayor Miller was excused.

Motion by Trustee Clark, seconded by Trustee Stollery, approved minutes of April 29, 2024 special meeting and May 6, 2024 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0


Nicole Allen, Laberge Group, addressed the Board regarding Comprehensive Master Planning process and funding.  Ms. Allen outlined the function of Comprehensive Master Plans (CMP) to identify projects and guide growth planning.  Having a CMP in place may also result in stronger grant applications for certain projects.  Ms. Allen outlined the process of a Board determining how much public participation will be involved in the planning and how input will be gathered and stated the entire planning process usually takes about 12 months.  Ms. Allen also informed the Board of grant funding available for the CMP process and how those funding sources can be leveraged together.


Town of Corinth Youth Commission requested a donation for their annual Community Fun Day June 22, 2024 (rain date June 23).

Motion by Trustee Bedell, seconded by Trustee Stollery, approved donation of $1,500 for 2024 Community Fun Day June 22, 2024.
Carried – 4 – 0


Jennifer Kietzman, Pine St, asked if the Comprehensive Master Plan is a requirement for grants and if the Planning would follow the same process as before.  Ms. Allen stated the CMP is not a requirement but strengthens the application and that the Board would determine the process.

Bob Hudak, Ash St, asked if the new CMP would replace the old.  Ms. Allen stated it would as CMPs should be updated every 10 – 15 years, but would be an update of the current CMP, not started from scratch.

Jim Murray, Center St, requested electric charging stations be addressed in the CMP.  Ms. Allen stated there are grants available for charging stations and that the CMP could address policies of charging stations in the Village and perhaps offer incentives for including them in Planning Board applications.


CLERK-TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 5/20/2024 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Kirchhoff, seconded by Trustee Clark, approved payment of abstract #24 in the amount of: Payroll  $ 40,636.26 (#1138-1139); General $49,154.38 (#1140-1167; 1175-1179); Water $756.44 (#1168-1169; 1176-1177; 1179);  Sewer $ 37,724.50 (#1166-1167; 1170-1173; 1175-1179); and Capital Projects $24,446.05 (#1174).
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #94 approved, budget transfers.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Motion by Trustee Stollery, seconded by Trustee Kirchhoff, approved Firemen’s Association Coin Drop July 26 – July 28 with signed hold harmless agreement.
Carried – 4 – 0

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 5/20/2024 read & filed.

Insp Hepner stated the Rise apartment complex on Pine St is almost finished.



Resolution #95 approved, appointment of Charles Pasquarell to the Zoning Board of Appeals for vacant term ending September 2026.

Chief Kelley has received three verbal quotes from vendors for repair of the lower unit assembly on the boat: Castaway Marina $3,659.79; Hyde RV and Boat $3,400 shipping not included; and Edinburg Marina $3,200.

Motion by Trustee Kirchhoff, seconded by Trustee Clark, approved purchase and installation of lower unit assembly on 2012 Yamaha outboard engine from Edinburg Marina for $3,200.
Carried – 4 – 0

The Board considered a special event application from the Free Methodist Church to hold Outreach and Fellowship meetings at the Village Beach Saturdays June – August.  No Village staffing is required, use of the bathrooms and power supply are requested.

Motion by Trustee Stollery, seconded by Trustee Kirchhoff approved the special event permit for the Free Methodist Church to hold Fellowship meetings at the Corinth Beach Saturdays June – August with hold harmless and insurance provided with the understanding that the restrooms will not be open if the beach is not open.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #96 approved, water/sewer rate sheets with rate changes only, as attached.

Motion by Trustee Clark, seconded by Trustee Stollery, amending approval of American Legion Coin Drop to dates of May 25 and May 26.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #97approved, payment of 40 hours unused vacation time for Doug Gill, Water/Waste Water Operator.

Resolution #98approved, declaration of Christopher Smith as disabled firefighter eligible for LOSAP lump sum payment calculated as of May 9, 2024.

Motion by Trustee Kirchhoff, seconded by Trustee Clark, to publish public hearing for Local Law 2 of 2024 amending Chapter 467 “Vehicles and Traffic” to prohibit parking on Mallery St to be held June 3, 2024 at 6:30 PM in the Firehouse.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #99 approved, hire Terry Towers as Crossing Guard; $16.00 per hour ($18.00 2024/2025 budget).

Resolution #100 approved, appointment of Marie Lytle as Head Crossing Guard; $16.50 per hour ($18.50 2024/2025 budget).


Bob Hudak, Ash St, asked about the verbal quotes for the boat repairs.   Verbal quotes are required under the Procurement Policy.  Mr. Hudak also asked if there is a vacation payout policy.  The Village is currently developing one for non-Union employees.

Jennifer Kietzman, Pine St, addressed the Board with requests for new signage at the Reservoir Property and to consider building a hiking registry kiosk.  Ms. Kietzman is hosting a hiking challenge on the trails in July which has been expanded to include kayaking paddles and bike rides, she will provide the Board with more information.  Ms. Kietzman also inquired if there are vacancies on the Planning Board & ZBA.  Currently the only open seats are alternates. 


Deputy Mayor Bedell asked Clerk-Treas Colson to advertise the alternate positions on the Facebook page and website.


Motion by Trustee Stollery, seconded by Trustee Kirchhoff, that Board adjourn, 7:03 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson