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August 7, 2019 (8)
A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday, Trustee Kelly and Trustee Pasquarell were present.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of July 17, 2019
regular meeting as typed.
Mayor Morreale stated the Pomeroy Foundation sent a letter regarding available grants.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.
CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson present, report for 8/7/19 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #4:
Payroll $81,771.17; General $62,611.25; Water $451,452.31; Sewer $17,947.25;
Capital Reserves $291,538.91; and Community Development $15,100.00.
Resolution #22 approved, budget transfers.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board the Fire Department equipment reserve contribution has still not been made due to the lack of a signed contract with the Town.
Clerk-Treas Colson informed the Board an extension had been granted by the Comptroller’s office for completion of the Annual Update Document due to the lack of information necessary from the LOSAP program, OPEB computations & information from the State Retirement system. The report must be filed by October 1.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for July read & filed.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on
contract with the Corinth Volunteer Fireman’s Association for providing traffic
control at the Independence Day Celebration for $615 to be prepared by Atty
DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for July 2019 read & filed.
There is an issue with the power at Pagenstecher Park, it is being addressed by an electrician.
Supt Lozier noted a loss of water on a few dates in June that do not correlate with fires or hydrant flushing. Chief Kelley stated the water was used for the Fire Department training drills. The Board requested the Fire Department use the metered access at the Firehouse or use a hydrant meter to account for water loss in order to assist the water department with reconciliation.
BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 8/7/19 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell inquired as to the status of 402 Oak Street, Insp Hepner stated he was contacting the owner to determine their intentions.
OLD BUSINESS – none.
Resolution #23 approved, adoption of Election Policy allowing employees up to three hours off for voting purposes with proper notice.
Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved mayoral signature on
First Wilderness agreements #C1007159 and #C1000267.
Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, discussed a proposal to prepare an application on behalf of the Village for a grant under the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (NYWIIA) to replace deteriorated water lines on Palmer Avenue. If possible, Main Street would also be considered for replacement. The NYWIIA grant provides up to 60% of project costs with a maximum award of $3 million. The remaining cost of the project would be eligible for funding through the Village’s current 0% interest financing through the State Revolving Loan Fund.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on
Laberge proposal to prepare NYWIIA grant application for $2,500 plus expenses.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved mayoral signature on
NYWIIA grant application documents.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Trustee Halliday inquired about IP’s remediation of the railroad crossings. Mayor Morreale stated IP has a work proposal under consideration for remaining repairs.
Trustee Kelly stated the Village Beach received an inspection from the NYS Dept of Health with zero violations. Mayor Morreale commended Trustee Kelly, the Youth Director, and the lifeguards for their efforts.
Atty Buettner requested an executive session to discuss litigation.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive
session as requested above, 6:33 PM.
The Board reconvened at 6:46 PM with no action taken in executive session.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:46 PM.