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A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 4, 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.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of November 20,
2019 regular meeting as typed.
Mayor Morreale read a letter on behalf of a resident at 8 Saratoga Ave requesting an additional garbage container at no charge due to extenuating circumstances.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved the loan of a
garbage container free of charge to 8 Saratoga Ave to be returned to the
Village when no longer necessary.
PUBLIC COMMENTS QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)
Diana Buehler, Overlook Drive, indicated if the Village was unable to provide the garbage container she would pay for it. The Board thanked her, but the Village will provide one to the resident.
CLERK/TREASURER Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 12/4/19 read & filed.
Trustee Pasquarell, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract
#12: Payroll $33,426.15; General $99,658.84; Water $14,477.70; Sewer $3,192.97;
Capital Reserves $1,273,518.60; and Community Development $21,345.00.
FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Kelley was present, report for November read & filed.
Chief Kelley stated the Village was not awarded the FEMA grant funding for the air pack replacement. Chief Kelley requested the Board submit another application for the upcoming round of funding. The board agreed, Clerk-Treas Colson will request a proposal from Laberge.
DPW/WATER/WWTP Supt Lozier was present, report for November read & filed.
The Board informed Supt Lozier that many positive comments were received regarding the DPW response to the most recent storm.
BUILDING INSPECTOR Insp Hepner was present, report for 12/4/19 read & filed.
OLD BUSINESS none.
Laberge has completed the Headworks Loading Analysis Report for the proposed discharge of International Paper landfill leachate into the new WWTP.
Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Pasquarell, approved submission of the
Headworks Loading Analysis Report to the NYSDEC for their approval.
Mayor Morreale, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of $250 to the
Saratoga PLAN annual fund.
Trustee Halliday reported he had spoken with the DOT regarding placement of radar speed signs. DOT states placement is a Village decision since it is a municipal road. Trustee Halliday suggested Palmer Ave & Main St as locations. Trustee Halliday will check with Karla regarding any necessary local law modifications involved and will get pricing.
PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mike McKelligott, Oak St, asked if the Town had responded to the Villages letter regarding the fire contract. They have not.
Diana Buehler, Overlook Drive, asked when she will receive a response to her FOIL requests; Clerk-Treas Colson stated she would receive a response Friday.
BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
Mayor Morreale stated Deputy Mayor Kelly would be attending the Hometown Christmas parade in his place and invited the other board members to participate.
Trustee Kelly referred to the Palmertown Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding and stated the next meeting is December 16 at the Wilton Town Hall.
Trustee Halliday commended a neighbor that alerted him to the sound of running water at a temporarily vacant home which led to the discovery of a broken pipe situation.
Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, that Board adjourn, 6:29 PM.