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December 19, 2018 (30)
A public hearing and a regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly, and Trustee Pasquarell were present. Trustee Enekes was excused.
A public hearing having been duly advertised in the Post Star on December 11, 2018 was held at 6:00 PM to allow public comment on the proposed renewal of franchise agreement with Time Warner/Charter Communications. Kevin Egan, Director of Government Affairs, was present to discuss the proposed 15 year agreement.
Trustee Kelly asked Mr. Egan questions regarding the current litigation involving Charter, Mr. Egan stated he believes Charter has met the legal obligations at issue and Charter will continue to meet obligations.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Fire Chief Andrew Kelley requested naming clarification. Mr. Egan explained Charter is branded as Spectrum and still operates as Time Warner.
With no further questions from the public, Mayor Morreale closed the public hearing at 6:12 PM.
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 19, 2018 at 6:12 PM in the firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved minutes of public
hearings and regular meeting December 5, 2018 as typed.
Saratoga Rowing Association requested use of the Village beach for US Rowing Development Camp again June 16 – July 3, 2019.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved use of the Village
Beach by Saratoga Rowing Association from June 16- July 3, 2019 upon receipt of
proper insurance and a hold harmless agreement.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)
Mike McKelligott, Oak Street, asked if any decisions were made on Local Law 3-2018. Mayor Morreale stated he had passed the suggestions and comments from the public hearing on to the school board.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 12/19/18 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract
#13: Payroll $74,096.29; General $109,627.46; Water $6,218.41; Sewer
$16,158.69; Capital Reserves $315,576.90; and Community Development $1,400.00.
Clerk/Treas Colson noted the CSEA contract expires in May of 2019.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.
Chief Kelley notified the Board the Fire Department would be adding an additional line officer position in April. A 4th Assistant Chief position will be added to the chain of command at the election in order to alleviate the workload of the other Assistant Chiefs. The Board had no objection to the additional position.
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.
The DPW has been locating curb stops in the Town of Corinth water districts in order to ensure the meter installations in the Town go smoothly.
Hamilton Ave sewer pump station alarm has been installed and will be fully operational December 20.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 12/19/18 read & filed.
Insp Hepner mentioned a solar webinar he attended and offered to send the information on to whoever was interested. He also stated he should have his certifications completed by June.
The Board discussed Local Law 3-2018, additional No Parking on Main St and Eggleston St and determined that pending input from the school board they were not interested in pursuing the proposed law. Upon input from the school board the Board of Trustees may revisit the issue and possibly propose another amendment to the Parking law which would require another public hearing.
Chief Kelley stated he had visited firehouses to determine which thickness of floor resurfacing would be required in the equipment bay. The chief recommended the low bidder of the 1/8-inch floor.
Resolution #37 approved, accepting bid opened Nov 2, 2018 from Performance Industrial to restore the firehouse apparatus bay floor at 1/8-inch thickness next fiscal year at the cost of $57,700.
Resolution #38 approved, renewal of Time Warner cable television franchise for 15 years commencing on the date of approval by the Public Service Commission.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of public
hearing to be held January 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse, regarding
proposed amendments to the Water Law, Chapter 480.
Resolution #39 approved, appointing Michael McKelligott to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term to end September 2021.
Resolution #40 approved, appointing Annie McMahon to the Grant Review/Revolving Loan Fund Committee for a term ending December 2020.
Resolution #41 approved, appointing Lloyd Murdoch to the Grant Review/Revolving Loan Fund Committee for a term ending December 2020.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved Insp Neil Hepner
attendance at training in Troy Feb 12 – 14, 2019, March 12-14, 2019, April
9-11, 2019, May 7-9, 2019, and June 4-6, 2019 with paid expenses.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
The Board wished all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:41 PM.