2022 7-12 Village Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes Draft

Village of Sackets Harbor Board of Trustees
July 12, 2022
Regular Meeting
112 N. Broad St.
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Present: Mayor Alex Morgia, Deputy Mayor Barbara Boulton, Trustee Ron Mildren, Trustee Mark Pacilio and Trustee Kelly Sova. Also present: Treasurer Shannon Mason.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES
The minutes from the June 14, 2022 meeting were approved as presented in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Trustee Mildren. Vote 4 ayes (Morgia, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays. Deputy Mayor Boulton abstained.

MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Morgia reported that he would like to use the Smart Tech grant money to upgrade the village wi-fi and replace the internet hardware here in the Municipal Building. He will get three quotes for this.
Jay Kramer and George McCullough offered to install a new sign at Washington Park. This was accepted in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
Resolution #4 of 2022 amending the lease with AT&T for space on the water tower for their cell tower was approved in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Trustee Sova. In a roll call vote there were 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
A grant application to be prepared by BCA for a stormwater study was approved in a motion made by Trustee Mildren and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays. It will be submitted by the end of July.
The Board wanted the golf cart idea put aside with no further spending on legal fees.
The DANC report was received with normal usage reported for the season.
The Infrastructure Agreement for Madison Barracks was changed again by the attorneys. The mayor was authorized to sign it in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays. There should be no additional changes.

PUBLIC COMMENT
George McCullough reported from the Lakeside Cemetery Committee that the fence replacement is underway. He is also very happy that the Stone Hospital in Madison Barracks has been purchased by Jake Johnson.
Mike Taber shared his observation that golf carts are a bad investment because they can only be used 2-4 months of the year due to the local weather.
Barb Pitkin requested a bike rack at the end of the Hotel parking lot on the West Main St. median.
Benton Gill reported that the speeding is getting atrocious. He also reported rabid foxes in the Village.
Public comment closed at 7:37 pm.

NEW BUSINESS
The Cruising in the Harbor Car Show event application was approved and the request for $250.00 towards its funding was approved in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Trustee Mildren. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
Trustee Sova volunteered to develop a funding request form for community organizations.

TRUSTEE REPORTS
Deputy Mayor Boulton reported that the 50th Can-Am Festival is this weekend. They still need volunteers. Don Matthews has arranged for a military helicopter fly-over.
In Hay Memorial Library news, there was a story walk in June and another in July. The summer reading program is in progress. There is a local author event on July 30 with 16 authors at the Ballroom.
Trustee Sova reported there is no Marketing Committee meeting in July and August. She has asked “Up River Marketing” for a price on a marketing plan.
The Fire Department plans to re-establish their Fowl Play fundraiser on Friday Nov. 18, 2022.
Trustee Mildren reported that they have had the best baseball season ever. The back stops will be installed this month on the baseball fields. The 3rd Bocce court is ready.
Trustee Pacilio reported that there will be fireworks on Saturday during Can-Am.
He believes the Zoning Law revision committee needs to be set up.
The Heritage area committee is working on bringing the Lakeside Cemetery into the Heritage Area. The committee is also monitoring the sale of the northern parcel of the LDC property. He feels that it is a significant historical property that needs to be preserved.

TREASURER’S REPORT
The Treasurer’s Report was accepted in a motion made by Deputy Mayor Boulton and seconded by Trustee Sova. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
The bills listed on Abstract #2 with vouchers V3000050 through V3000143 were paid in a motion made by Deputy Mayor Boulton and seconded by Trustee Sova. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
The Village Clerk was authorized to purchase a new Canon copier through Usherwood that is listed on the State contract for $4,002.00 with a $500.00 trade in on the old copier. This was done in a motion made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.

DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
Lynn Martin, DPW Superintendent, would like a Board resolution on defining Barn Alley as a road at the next meeting.
He reported that people are parking too close to the corner on General Smith Drive making it

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impossible for delivery trucks to make the turn onto Chapin Alley. He would like to paint a yellow “no parking” area there. He will also like to address the one-way street violations at the other end of Chapin Alley by the bank with better signage.
He plans to paint the back side of the Village welcome signs with a thank-you.
Kathy Keating, Visitors Center Coordinator, submitted a written report and mentioned the sandwich board sign is going up in front of the center.
Brandon Sparacino, BCA Engineers, reported that they will be preparing for the Wiia grant application date of September 9th.
A motion was made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton to award the bid for the Improvements and Rehabilitation at the Market Square Park REDI project to Lawman Heating and Cooling, Inc. for $ 2,493,847.30. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
John Gleason, Police OIC, reported that he had discussed the parking issues with Lynn Martin. Any overnight parking of boats at the public dock are told they can’t stay there by police.
Sackets Harbor Fire Department, submitted a written report.
Connie Barone, Village Historian, submitted a written report.
Dave Altieri, Heritage Area Director, submitted a written report.
A motion was made by Trustee Pacilio and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton to approve Resolution 5 of 2022 authorizing the Village to apply for a CFA grant. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.
Janet Quinn, Planning Board Chair, reported that the meeting scheduled for next week has been cancelled.

PUBLIC COMMENT
The meeting was opened to the public at 9:03 pm.
Craig Parker, Navy Point Marine, reported that several big boats docked for the night at the public docks.
Public comment was closed at 9:17 pm

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:19 pm in a motion made by Trustee Sova and seconded by Deputy Mayor Boulton. Vote 5 ayes (Morgia, Boulton, Mildren, Pacilio and Sova), 0 nays.

Minutes submitted by

Peggy Kelly
Village Clerk

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