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August 21, 2019 (10)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held August 21, 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 Halliday, Trustee Kelly & Trustee Pasquarell were present.  Trustee Enekes was excused.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of August 7, 2019 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

The Town of Corinth issued a letter to the Village Board stating they do not believe there is a basis for charging the minimum value charge (MVC) on the vacant parcels located in Town Passarelli Water District which are currently undeveloped, but connected to the Village water system.  The Town letter expressed the opinion that although the properties had service connections at the main they were not “connected to the system”.  Atty Buettner will send the Town of Corinth a letter clarifying the definition of connected properties under the Village law which states if a property has a connection to the Village water main it will be charged the MVC regardless if there is a structure on the property or not.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS) – none.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 8/21/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #5: Payroll $40,882.93; General $91,752.56; Water $8,893.56; Sewer $3,124.47; Capital Reserves $168,761.06; and Community Development $6,440.00.      
Carried – 3 – 0

The Town of Corinth has not yet signed the Fire Protection contract, therefore the reserves contribution has not yet been transferred.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

After investigating the water used from the hydrant at the Fire Dept. Chief Kelley has determined it was used by the Firemen’s Association to fill pools.  Clerk-Treas Colson will invoice the Firemen’s Association.  In the future the Firemen’s Association will use a hydrant meter to measure the amount used for billing purposes.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

Supt Lozier stated the leak in the well house clearwell was repaired.

Supt Lozier reported a decrease in water usage with meters now installed which is resulting in less chemical treatment costs and electrical cost.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 8/21/19 read & filed.

Insp Hepner has been filling in for Town Building Insp Brooks this week.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication in the Post Star of second public hearing for CDBG Grant #282PR51-17 to be held September 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the firehouse.
Carried – 3 – 0

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved attendance at the NYCOM Fall Training school in Saratoga 9/16 – 9/20 for any interested employee at the cost of $335 plus expenses per attendee.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #24 approved, declaration of Palmer Ave utility improvements as Type II action under SEQRA.

Resolution #25 approved, authorizing mayoral signature on NYWIIA grant funding application for up to $3 million.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS –

Don Rhodes, Laberge Group, stated the remaining work on the railroad crossings will be completed by an International Paper contractor by the end of September.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Kelly stated we had a lifeguard quit at the beach which will force us to close the beach on Friday, August 23.  Trustee Kelly requested a formal thank you to the three remaining lifeguards who have completed the season.

Trustee Kelly requested Supt Lozier investigate the possibility of flashing stop signs at the River St/Sherman Ave intersection.  Supt Lozier will check if DOT approval is required.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn to executive session as requested by the mayor above, 6:45PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

At 7:19 PM the Board reconvened with no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, that Board adjourn, 7:19 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer