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APRIL 14, 2015

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:10 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:10 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WAS HELD IN THE BOARDROOM,

153 WEST MAIN STREET BABYLON, NEW YORK,

ON TUESDAY,

APRIL 14, 2015

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Debbie Basile

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Carol Amelia

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

 

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:02 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Amelia.

On the motion of Mayor Scordino, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the March 24, 2015 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

The Mayor read the letter from the General Convention of the Fire Department dated April 9, 2015:

The annual meeting of the General Convention of the Babylon Fire Department was held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 9, 2015, as prescribed by Article III, Section 1 of the Department Bylaws.

The purpose of the Convention was to elect nominees for the office of Chief of the Department, First Assistant Chief, Second Assistant Chief and Third Assistant Chief.

The nominees receiving the plurality of votes were as follows:

            Chief of the Department                     Michael A. Sasuk

            First Assistant Chief                           Scott A. Glenn

            Second Assistant Chief                      Michael A. Golub

            Third Assistant Chief                          Joseph F. Fraccalvieri

Please forward the results of the General Convention to the Village Board for their confirmation.

The Mayor congratulated the Chiefs, acknowledged the members of the Fire Department present, and thanked the entire Fire Department for their service.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to approve a fee increase for Employee Parking permits to be $35.00, effective June 1, 2015.

The Village will receive $25.00 per permit and the Chamber of Commerce will receive $10.00 per permit. 

**It will be the responsibility of the Chamber of Commerce to give an annual report to the Village Board of Trustees indicating how the income from these permits was allocated to enhance the Business District in the Village of Babylon.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to approve the following fee increases as of the dates indicated:

Item:                                                                Fee:                            As of:

STREET OPENING PERMITS                    $ 100.00                   4/14/2015

LANDSCAPER PERMITS                           $  40.00                      6/01/2015

TAXI DRIVER LICENSES                          $  35.00                      6/01/2015

TAXI CAB PERMITS ***                            $ 125.00                      6/01/2015       

RESIDENT PARKING PASS                      $  35.00                      6/01/2015

***Fees regarding Taxi Cabs:

If a taxicab comes in for inspection and fails, there will be a $25 fee to be re-inspected.

If the vehicle fails and has to come back a third time, there will be an additional $50 fee.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to remove the current exemptions and restore full assessment to the properties attached, and bill the new owners accordingly, for the Tax Year(s) as indicated.

S/B/L                 Address                         Exemption Type          Tax Yr.        Bill Amt

001-01-005      348 Livingston Ave.      Eligible Fund             2014/15       $   51.62

004-01-080     112 Wyandanch Ave.     Eligible Fund             2014/15       $ 111.54

008-02-037      40 Loweree Street        Eligible Fund             2014/15       $ 512.50

012-01-027      413 West Main Street   Eligible Fund             2014/15        $ 192.70

013-01-058      34 Belton Rd.                Alt. Veterans             2014/15         $   19.74

017-02-106      7 Waters Edge Ct.         Alt. Veterans              2014/15        $   44.52

018-01-024      32 Lucinda Dr.              Alt. Veterans              2014/15        $   25.87

Section 1   Block 1   Lot 5;   348 LIVINGSTON AVE. – formerly owned by The Roever 2012 Trust, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 700, and bill the new owners, Marilyn Pegollo & Lillian Johnson, a total of $51.62 for the 2014/15 Tax Year. (178 days @ .29 per day)

Section 4   Block 1   Lot 80;  112 WYANDANCH AVE. – formerly owned by Leona Hanish, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 1,900, and bill the new owners, Donald J. Middleton, Jr., & Michele V. Middleton, a total of $111.54 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (143 days @ .78 per day)

Section 8   Block 2   Lot 37;  40 LOWEREE STR. – formerly owned by Robert Kalland, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 5,000, and bill the new owners, J.W. Thompson Jr. & Rosa Moscova, a total of $512.50 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (250 days @ $2.05 per day)

Section 12   Block 1   Lot 27; 413 WEST MAIN STR. – formerly owned by Guy Tonner, Trustee of the Irene Tonner Irrev. Trust, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 5000, and bill the new owner, Guy Tonner, a total of $192.70 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (94 days @ $2.05 per day)

Section 13   Block 1   Lot 58;  34 BELTON RD. – formerly owned by Paul Robin, successor Trustee of the PL Robin Trust, an Alternative Veterans Exemption with an assessed value of 500, and bill the new owners, Paul Krug & Kristen Roche-Krug, a total of $19.74 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (94 days @ .21 per day)

Section 17   Block 2   Lot 106;  7 WATERS EDGE CT. – formerly owned by Jeffrey William Thompson, an Alternative Veterans Exemption with an assessed value of 500, and bill the new owners, Bradley Prokopowicz & Patricia Adams, a total of $44.52 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (212 days @ .21 per day)

Section 18   Block 1   Lot 24;  32 LUCINDA DR. – formerly owned by John Kazmerski, Sr. & Frances G. Kazmerski, an Alternative Veterans Exemption with an assessed value of 300, and bill the new owners, Michael R. & Kelly A. Schmitt, a total of $25.87 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.  (199 days @ .13 per day)

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to Suffolk Marine to use the Village Municipal Dock from Saturday, June 6th through Sunday, June 7th, 2015, for the Striped Bass Tournament to be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015.   This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance, with the Village of Babylon listed as an “Additional Insured”.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Tuna Club for the following 2015 Events, contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance, with the Village of Babylon listed as an “Additional Insured”:

August 6th – August 9th        Invitational Tuna Tournament at the Village Docks

August 15th                             Snapper Derby Clinic, Village Dock, Finger Pier

                                                 (9:00 to Noon)

August 21st                            Annual Youth Day at the Village Docks

August 22nd                           Annual Snapper Derby at the Village Docks

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to issue a pro-rated refund in the amount of $157.00 to Craig Farrell for returning reserved parking sticker # 873, as he no longer resides in the Village.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to increase the salary of Shawn Barnes to $9.25 per hour, effective April 6, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Adam Ciabattari as a part time highway laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective March 23, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire William Sharkey as a part time parking meter officer with a salary of $8.25 per hour effective March 28, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Michael Kennedy as a part time sanitation laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective March 24, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Christopher King as a part time highway laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective March 23, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to increase the salary of Raford Toomer to $9.00 per hour, effective April 6, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amounts indicated below to each of the applicants listed for the return of ZBA sign(s) for partial refund:

Amount:          Applicant:                               Property located at:

$50.00             400 West Main Street LLC  400 West Main Street

$50.00             Dr. Bruce Zappia                    575 Deer Park Avenue

$50.00             Robert Brink                           585 Deer Park Avenue

$50.00             Richard Kopf                          1 Alexander Street

$25.00             Patricia Terry                          18 Park Avenue

$25.00             Theodore Aerni                       147 Annuskemunnica Rd.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to maintain temporary signs, each 4’x3’, from May 1st through May 17th, 2015, at the following locations:

            Cooper Street & John Street

            Deer Park Avenue by the Lutheran Church

            Rt. 231 Entrance into the Village

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED that the attached be placed as liens on the 2015-2016 Tax Roll.

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the calendars for the appointed and elected officials listed on the attached chart, (if required) are hereby accepted as an accurate accounting of the average number of days worked per month per year.

And therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of the Village of Babylon, hereby establish standard workdays for the purpose of determining days worked reportable to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement system:

All Elected and appointed Officials:  5 day work week, six hour day

Mayor’s secretary, Treasurer, Village Clerk, Village Justice Court, all clerical staff:

5 day work week, seven hour day

Superintendent of Public Works and laborer staff: 5 day work week, eight hour day

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for April 14, 2015:

General Account:       $     143,951.93

Trust Fund:                 $      39,097.56

TOTAL:                      $183,049.49

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to accept the assessment changes for the 2015/16 Tax Year as per the attached Assessor’s Petition [for the parcels indicated].                                                                                                               

009-01-044.4   6-8 Livingston            (Lots 40.1 & 44.3 Joined-New A/V:   1825 / 17025)

012-01-027      413 W. Main Street     (Remove Elig. Fund Exempt. with A/V of 5000)

013-01-058      34 Belton Rd.             (Remove Alt. Vets. Exempt. with A/V of 705)

017-01-003      60 Alton Rd.               (Remove Sr. Cit. Exempt with A/V of 2320)

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to Girl Scout Troop 510 to sell Girl Scout Cookies on April 18th and April 26th, 2015 in front of the following Babylon Village Establishments:

Glen’s Dinette, 23 E. Main Street

Cooper Street, 217 E. Main Street

This permission is contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance, with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’.

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition to maintain temporary signs at various merchants located in the Village, from April 18th through May 20th, 2015, to advertise the Chefs for a Cause Fundraiser to be held on May 20th, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to increase the salary of Denise Yaremko to $8.75 per hour effective April 14, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Joseph A. De’Sa as a part time mechanic with a salary of $10.00 per hour effective April 2, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Russell Bubel as a part time highway laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective March 30, 2015.

Trustee Basile announced that the Conklin House will be hosting an art show featuring the work of Kathy Herzy this weekend, Friday April 17th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm.

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to hire Kyle Fall as a part time highway laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective March 30, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to increase the salary of Hykiem Manning to $9.25 per hour, effective April 6, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOVLED to accept the resignation of William Fisher as a Highway Laborer effective March 21, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Rotary Club to maintain temporary signs at various merchants located in the Village, from July 15th to August 1st, 2015, to advertise the Babylon Village Classic 10K Dirty Sock Run, to be held on August 16, 2015.

ALSO BE IT RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Rotary Club to maintain signs from August 1st to August 17th, 2015, advertising the Babylon Village Classic 10K Dirty Sock Run at the entrances to the Village:

            Cooper Street & John Street

            Deer Park Avenue & Clinton Street

            Route 109 and Montauk Highway

            Route 231 and Montauk Highway

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the United States Power Squadron to maintain temporary signs at various merchants located in the Village, from April 16th to May 16th, 2015, to advertise their “Ready, Set, Wear It” Safe Boating Event on May 16th, 2015.

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to amend the Residential building department fees as per the attached.

On the motion of Mayor Scordino, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

On the motion of Mayor Scordino, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to adopt the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

                                                            YES                NO

            Trustee Basile                     _X_                 ____

            Trustee Muldowney          _X_                 ____

            Trustee Davida                   _X_                 ____   

            Trustee Amelia                   _X_                 ____

            Mayor Scordino                 _X_                 ____

On the motion of Mayor Scordino, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant a license to the following applicant to drive a taxi cab for Lindy’s Taxi in the Village of Babylon:        Jean Michel Alazie

Mayor Scordino made the following Proclamation:

I, Ralph A. Scordino, Mayor of the Village of Babylon, do hereby designate Saturday, April 18th, 2015, as BABYLON LITTLE LEAGUE DAY in the Village of Babylon.  I ask all residents to cooperate with the Little League in its program.

Meeting was opened to the public; no one addressed the Board.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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