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Village Board Minutes

October 2, 2019 (17)

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held October 2, 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 & Trustee Pasquarell were present.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of September 18, 2019 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 4 – 0

CORRESPONDENCE

Corinth Merchants Association requested $1,000 toward the Corinth Locator maps.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, approved payment of $1,000 toward Corinth Merchants Association locator maps.
Carried – 4 – 0

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk/Treas Colson was present, report for 10/2/2019 read & filed.

No transfer to Fire Dept reserves as a signed contract from the Town has not yet been received.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #8: Payroll $37,057.43; General $66,132.61; Water $15,369.89; Sewer $9,212.78; Capital Reserves $453,951.82; and Community Development $38,350.00.
Carried – 4 – 0

Resolution #31 approved, budget transfers.

Clerk/Treas Colson informed the Board the upcoming Village Election would be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 due to St. Patrick’s Day.  NYS Election Law does not allow voting on St. Patrick’s Day.  The Board discussed the fact that the 18th was also a board meeting night.  The board will consider cancelling the Board meeting that night if there is no pressing business before the Board.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present, report for September read & filed.

Mayor Morreale inquired about the brush truck, Chief Kelley stated it was working well and was recently used to access a fire three miles off the road.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present, report for September read & filed.

DPW is making progress installing meter pits that were not completed by East National Water.

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved publication of leaf & brush pick-up October 7, 2019 until the first snow fall and hydrant flushing November 4 – November 7, 2019.
Carried – 4 – 0

Trustee Kelly inquired as to additional leaf & brush pick-up days.  Supt Lozier stated in the spring the DPW will begin leaf & brush pick-up every Monday, Tuesday if there is a Monday holiday.  The new schedule will be published.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for October 2, 2019 read & filed.

Insp Hepner stated there has been an increase in building permits.

OLD BUSINESS – none.

NEW BUSINESS

The Town of Corinth has requested they be billed for Minimum Value Charges (MVC) only on the December billing of Town Water Districts as they implement meter readings.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved Town of Corinth water districts billing of  MVC only on the December third quarter billing, MVC plus usage billing will begin March 2020.
Carried – 4 – 0

Relocation of the electrical transformer at the new WWTP per National Grid’s requirements result in an increase to the electrical contract of $6,000.

Resolution #32 approved, mayoral signature on WWTP Electrical Contract Change Order #3 to increase Harold R. Clune Inc. contract by $6,000 for a total contract of $787,879.

The construction observation of the Trunk Sewer project exceeded the proposed 1,000 hours by 200 hours due to unforeseen circumstances.

Resolution #33 approved, mayoral signature on Laberge contract addendum for Trunk Sewer Project increasing construction observation by $25,930.70 for a total contract of $214,330.70.

A DPW employee was involved in a minor parking lot accident with a Village vehicle on August 28, 2019.  Damage to an individual’s vehicle was minimal.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, approved payment of auto repair claim to Boulder Junction in the amount of $932.61 for repair of a claimant’s vehicle.
Carried – 3 – 0 – 1 abstain

Resolution #34 approved, re-appointment of Paul Pacco to Zoning Board of Appeals for a term ending September 2022.

Atty Buettner and the Board discussed property between Beech St and Sycamore St.  Tax maps show a Village alley which has never been dedicated or maintained by the Village.  Adjoining property owners have approached the Village about purchasing the property.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell,  to convey the Village’s interest, whatever it shall be, in a portion of the alley abutting property owned by Michael T. Shamulka and Susan M. Shamulka to Michael T. Shamulka and Susan M. Shamulka, and directing the attorney for the Village to perform all necessary legal work to effectuate the transaction, including but not limited to preparing the necessary transfer documents and contacting a surveyor to obtain a deed description for the property to be conveyed.
Carried – 5 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Mayor Morreale expressed concern that the Village has been unable to fill the vacant crossing guard positions despite posting the vacancies and asking the School, Senior Citizen Center & local churches to spread the word.  The mayor requested Trustee Halliday spearhead a recruitment effort.  Trustee Halliday agreed.

Mayor Morreale requested an executive session to discuss Article 7 litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Halliday, that board adjourn to executive session as requested by the mayor above, 6:32 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

With no action taken in executive session, the Board reconvened at 6:37 PM.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:37 PM.
Carried – 4 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk/Treasurer