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April 22, 2014


A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:05p.m. On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:00p.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 22, 2014

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 8:03p.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 April 8, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with reading of the same.

The Village Clerk read the letter from the Fire Department dated April 17, 2014:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held April 15, 2014, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

Took the following off sick leave with medical clearance:           As of:

Argyle Hose                 James Clancy                                                   March 26, 2014

Sumpwams Hose          Salvatore Casciola                                        March 21, 2014

Accepted as an Active Member following completion of Probationary Period:

Sumpwams Hose          Michael Vadala

Accepted as a Probationary Member:

Fire Patrol (EMS)         Rachel Serota

Added to Driver’s List:

Unit 1-2-10                  Eric Rhodes

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

RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

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

RESOLVED to increase the salary of Elizabeth Waters $1000 annually effective April 21, 2014 having completed the six month probationary period.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Bicycle Shows U.S. to hold their annual Ride to Montauk bicycle event from the Babylon Long Island Railroad Station to Montauk on May 31, 2014.  Set up will begin the afternoon of Friday, May 30th, and be gone by Sunday afternoon, June 1st.

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

RESOLVED to reduce the assessments on the 2014/15 Tax Roll as per the attached Assessor’s Petitions.

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 listed below, and bill the new owners accordingly, for the 2013/14 Tax Year.

Section/Block/Lot         Address                                   Exemption Type           Bill Amount

009-02-077.2              21 Litchfield Avenue                 Exempt Property            $131.95

011.1-01-128              133 Whaler’s Cove Rd.            Alternative Veterans         $  16.00

016-03-013                 266 Fire Island Avenue             Eligible Fund                  $  37.05

022-02-016                 150 Annuskemunnica Rd.         Eligible Fund                $265.20

Section  009 Block 02  Lot 077.2 ;     21 Litchfield Avenue – formerly owned by Suffolk County, an Exempt Property Exemption, with an assessed value of 5195, and bill the new owner, Kim Y. Vance, a total of $131.95  for the 2013/14 tax year.  (65 days @ $2.03 per day)

Section  011.1 Block 01  Lot 128;     133 Whaler’s Cove Rd. – formerly owned by Jane Davidson and Robert Bertschi, an Alternative Veterans Exemption, with an assessed value of 500, and bill the new owner, Anna-Maria Cagnina-Reilly, a total of $16.00  for the 2013/14 tax year.  (80 days @ .20₵ per day)

Section  016 Block 03  Lot 013;       266 Fire Island Avenue – formerly owned by Andrew Coccari, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 1000, and bill the new owner, The Estate of Andrew Coccari, a total of $37.05 for the 2013/14 tax year.(95 days @ .39₵ per day)

Section  022  Block 02  Lot 016;     150 Annuskemunnica Rd. – formerly owned by Suzanne Strohschein, an Eligible Fund Exemption, with an assessed value of 5000, and bill the new owners, Andrew H. Lorch, Jr, and Kristen E. Fletcher, a total of $265.20  for the 2013/14 tax year.  (136 days @ $1.95 per day)

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the American Legion Babylon Post 94 to hold the annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance on Monday, May 26, 2014, beginning at 11:00 am at Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue.  The parade will proceed south on Deer Park Avenue to Montauk Hwy., then west to the gazebo where the annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held.

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

RESOLVED to hire Raymond A. Peterson as a full-time Parking Meter Officer with an annual salary of $24,960 effective April 21, 2014.

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

RESOLVED to adopt the attached Covenants and Restrictions for The Villager, 262 Deer Park Avenue, Section 10, Block 1, Lot 16.2.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition to maintain temporary signs from April 23rd to May 7th, 2014, at various merchants in the Village to advertise their “Chefs for a Cause” fundraiser event.

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

RESOLVED to approve and grant license to Joseph Trapani to drive a cab for Sunset Taxi in the Village of Babylon.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for April 22, 2014:

 General Account:

$ 186,472.81

Conklin House Account:         

          620.00

Golf Course Account:         

       4,269.94

Total General Fund:     

$ 191,362.75

Total:                         

$ 191,362.75

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

RESOLVED to deny permission to Jennifer Gross of A.G.’s Cupcakery to maintain temporary signs on the building located at 14A and 14B Railroad Avenue, advertising products they sell as well as types of parties, events and occasions that can be held at their location.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of Gerald Sean O’Hehir as a Parking Meter Officer effective April 10, 2014.

Trustee Basile reminded everyone about the One Man Art Show, featuring the works of Ed Bates, at the Conklin House this weekend; The artist reception will be Friday April 25th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Artwork will be on display Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th , from 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm.

Trustee Basile also announced the Plant Sale that will be held at the Conklin House on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Mayor Scordino made the following announcement:

The Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:00 pm to consider the application of Pei Fang Ling, 62-11 136th Street, Flushing, NY 11367, to open a Japanese Restaurant, Ginza, at 111-117 Deer Park Avenue.

 Mayor Scordino wished everyone a “Happy Earth Day” and commented on the many efforts of the Village in recycling, reusing and restoring.  All our many positive actions help to make the Village a healthy, ‘green’ area in which to live.

One of our recent projects that has proven successful is the fish ladder that was installed by the falls at Argyle Park.  Seatuck has been monitoring the cameras installed inside the fish ladder and recently recorded the first alewive in 125 years to pass through from the falls to the lake.

Meeting was opened to the public; the following residents addressed the Board:

Christopher Walsh, 40 Stowe Avenue

Linda Balducci, 51 Stowe Avenue

Meeting adjourned 8:45 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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