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December 5, 2018 (27)
Three public hearings and a regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order, led the Pledge of Allegiance, and requested a moment of silence to mark the passing of 41st President George H. W. Bush on November 30, 2018.
Roll Call: Trustee Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes & Trustee Halliday were excused.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on November 26, 2018 was held at 6:02PM to allow public comment on proposed Local Law 3 of 2018: changes to parking schedule to prohibit parking near the intersection of Main St and Eggleston St.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
John Moyer, Main Street, expressed concern with losing on-street parking around his property which he feels will be a hardship as well as lower his assessment. Mr. Moyer proposed exploring other options such as changing the Eggleston St exit from the school to an entry only and making the entry on Center St the exit, having someone direct traffic at the intersection during school dismissal periods, or making the intersection a three-way stop which would also slow traffic into the Village.
Holly Moyer, Main Street, also requested other options be explored as she frequently parks on the street since exiting her driveway during school hours is difficult and has concerns about limiting parking for visitors to their property.
Mike McKelligott, Oak Street, commented that 75 feet of no parking was extreme and less should be considered.
Mayor Morreale stated although he was closing the public hearing, no decision would be made until a full Board considered the public comments.
With no further comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:10 PM.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on October 29, 2018 and having been continued from November 7, 2018, was continued at 6:12 PM to allow public comment on proposed Local Law 2 of 2018: changes to the Zoning Code.
Jim Martin, the LA Group, outlined proposed changes that were a result of a committee formed to revise Zoning. Two previous public presentations to inform the public and solicit comments were held in the fall of 2017 and January 2018. The proposed amendments have received approval from Saratoga County Planning as of December 5, 2018.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mike McKelligott, Oak Street, asked if any materials had changed from the previous public hearing. They have not.
With no further comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:15 PM.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on November 26, 2018 was held at 6:15 PM to allow public comment on CDBG Grant #282PR-16 for construction of a new Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Clerk-Treas Colson explained the purpose of the $1,000,000 CDBG grant and the construction project.
With no comment from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:18 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held at 6:18 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved minutes of November 21,
2018 regular meeting as typed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved completion of long form
EAF regarding the zoning code updates and issued a negative declaration under
Resolution #34 approved, adoption of Local Law 2 of 2018 amending Chapter 500 Zoning.
Jim Martin thanked Matt Rogers and the Zoning Update Committee for their participation in the project and the Board thanked Mr. Martin for his work.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) none.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12-5-18 read & filed.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved payment of abstract
#12: Payroll $32,041.69; General $109,627.46; Water $4,029.36; Sewer
$12,178.35; and Capital Reserves $992,356.17.
The Board discussed changes in unit counts in the Town water districts and determined they would be handled in accordance with the policy in place for Village users, any changes would be reflected in the following quarter.
WWTP Operator Doug Gill has obtained his Grade IIA water license and is therefore entitled to a $1.25 per hour raise effective in the current pay period as per his hiring resolution, Resolution #70 of 2016. The Village Board asked Supt Lozier to congratulate Mr. Gill on their behalf and thank him for his service to the Village.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for November 2018 read & filed.
Laberge Group has submitted a grant request for FEMA funding for the replacement of air packs. 1st Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Granger assisted Laberge Group in completing the application.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for November 2018 read & filed.
Effluent disinfection at the WWTP is complete for the season. The new plant may require year round disinfection.
Mayor Morreale complimented the DPW on the holiday decorations in the Village.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT Insp Hepner was present, report for 12/5/18 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Resolution #35 approved, change order #1 on WWTP construction contracts #2-4; no change to contract amounts.
Resolution #36 approved, change order #2 for Tom Kubricky Co. Forcemain Project, decrease of $6,886, total contract $625,615.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Kelly informed the Board of new legislative bills being considered, trail preservation efforts, and Town Board Comprehensive Plan meetings. Trustee Kelly also brought up possible developments at the Reservoir property that may be eligible under the $8,000 trails grant. Mayor Morreale asked Trustee Kelly to join the Reservoir Committee to organize requests.
Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss proposed litigation against a contractor.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested by Mayor Morreale above, 6:42 PM.
At 7:09 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:10 PM.