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Village Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Village Board was held December 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Ave.

Mayor Morreale called the meeting to order & led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:  Trustee Enekes, Trustee Halliday & Trustee Kelly were present.  Trustee Pasquarell was excused.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved minutes of December 18, 2019 regular meeting as typed.
Carried – 3 – 0

SPECIFIC REQUESTS

Susan Garnett, of Story Press, appeared before the Board regarding the potential placement of a “Little Free Library” on Village owned property.  An eleven-year-old has built a small library unit as a literacy project.  If the unit is placed on Village property it will be maintained by the child and responsibility for the unit would pass to another child in the program when the current child ages out of the program.  Ms. Garnett proposed a few different locations including the small park on Mechanic and Main Street.  The Board asked Clerk-Treas Colson to check with the insurance company regarding any concerns.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board has received the following:
Letter from Town of Corinth regarding the fire protection contract.

Letter from Michael & Diana Buehler regarding reimbursement for a sewer back up.

Letter from NYMIR regarding a risk assessment of Village properties.

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS (AGENDA ITEMS)

Diana Buehler, Overlook Drive, clarified her reasons for submitting her letter to the Board.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CLERK/TREASURER – Clerk-Treas Colson was present, report for 12/18/19 read & filed.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved payment of abstract #13: Payroll $38,278.88; General $56,331.31; Water $3,430.19; Sewer $10,985.45; Capital Reserves $32,799.98; and Community Development $3,200.00.      
Carried – 3 – 0

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Chief Kelley was present.

Tiffany Lucia and Michael Blaich have successfully completed the Fire Fighter 1 course.

DPW/WATER/WWTP – Supt Lozier was present.

There are 13 meters left to be installed in the Village and 5 in the Town.  Installations will most likely not be completed until spring due to the early onset of winter weather.

Both new DPW trucks should be received by the end of January.

BUILDING INSPECTOR – Insp Hepner was present, report for 12/18/19 read & filed.

Insp Hepner has been covering the Town Building Inspector’s position due to vacation.

OLD BUSINESS

Trustee Halliday has not received any further information on radar speed signs, but expects to receive it by the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Halliday, to publish 2020 Street Project bid opening for January 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Village Hall.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #41 approved, the polling place for the Wednesday, March 18, 2020 General Election will be Village Hall, 244 Main Street, with polls open 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Carried – 3 – 0

Resolution #42 approved, extension of contract with Downing’s Towing & Recovery for towing of illegally parked vehicles under current contract terms.

The Board discussed a proposal from Laberge Group to prepare a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grant application for personal protective equipment at a fee 50% less than their usual fee.  Chief Kelley stated the cost to fully outfit a firefighter in protective gear is about $12,000.

Motion by Trustee Enekes, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved mayoral signature on Laberge Group proposal to provide grant services on an application for the FEMA AFG grant at the reduced cost of $1,500.
Carried – 3 – 0

Trustee Kelly indicated an updated MOU for the Palmertown Cooperative has been distributed, she will forward it to Atty Buettner.  Trustee Kelly stated the group was developing a mobile app that lists trails in the Palmertown area and also highlights other businesses and services available in the area.  The Village could request the Reservoir Property be listed on the app as well.  Trustee Kelly emphasized that no changes to the uses of the trails is proposed and no State regulations, such as those pertaining to hunting, would be affected.

Motion by Trustee Halliday, seconded by Trustee Kelly, approved publication of public hearing for Local Law #1 of 2020 establishing “No Parking” area on Mill Street between Maple and Mallery Street to be held January 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the Firehouse, 16 Saratoga Avenue.
Carried – 3 – 0

PUBLIC COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS – none.

BOARD COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

Trustee Enekes wished everyone a happy and safe holiday, the Board echoed the sentiment.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Trustee Kelly, seconded by Trustee Enekes, that Board adjourn, 6:32 PM.
Carried – 3 – 0

Nicole M. Colson
Clerk-Treasurer