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April 24, 2018

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:05 p.m.

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

RESOLVED to enter into Executive Session at 7:06 p.m. to discuss sensitive properties.

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

RESOLVED to return to the Public Session at 7:20 p.m.

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

the meeting adjourned at 7:45 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 24, 2018

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Mary Adams

Attorney Gerard Glass

ABSENT:

Trustee Debbie Basile

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:03 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Muldowney.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2018, regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

The Deputy Clerk read the letter from the Fire Department dated April 19th, 2018:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held April 17, 2018, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

Placed on Sick Leave:

            Joseph Catanzaro as of April 4, 2018

            William Bender IV as of April 5, 2018

            James Shellhorn as of April 11, 2018

Took Off Sick Leave with Medical Clearance:

            John Snyder as of March 27, 2018

Accepted New Probationary Members:

            Sharon Storm – Sumpwams Hose Company #2

            Andie Cuiffo – Electric Hose Company #4

Accepted Resignation

            Joseph Santorelli – Hook & Ladder Company #1

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 Trustee Adams, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to maintain temporary signs at various merchants in the Village from April 27th through May 19th, 2018, to advertise the Arts by the Falls outdoor art exhibit.

ALSO RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to display temporary signs at the three entrances to the Village indicated below to advertise the Arts by the Falls outdoor art exhibit:

                        By the intersection of John Street and Cooper Street

                        Deer Park Avenue and Washington Street (by the Church)

                        East Entrance to the Village on Main Street

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to maintain temporary signs at various merchants in the Village from May 4th to May 19th, 2018 and at three entrances to the Village indicated below, to advertise the Puppet Show at the Gazebo on May 19th:

                        By the intersection of John Street and Cooper Street

                        Deer Park Avenue and Washington Street (by the Church)

                        East Entrance to the Village on Main Street

ALSO RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to maintain temporary signs at the Gazebo and Argyle Park on the day of the puppet show to advertise show times.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $25.00 to Benjamin Bring for the late fee paid for boat slip #45 at Boynes Canal.

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

RESOLVED to increase the Treasurer’s petty cash bank from $50 to $100.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $65.00 to John O’Farrell for switching from a 13’ wide slip at Main Dock (#8043) to sublet an 11’ wide slip at Lewis Pond (#5074).

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for April 24th, 2018:

General Account:                   $ 216,677.78                          

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:  $ 216,677.78

Trust Fund:                             $  13,548.70

TOTAL:                             $ 230,226.48

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $380.00 to Andrew Drossos for switching from an 18’ wide slip at Main Dock (#8025) to a 14’ wide slip at East Creek (#4064).

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $60.00 to John Pizzuto for switching from a 12’ wide boat slip at Main Dock (#8030) to an 11’ wide slip at Boynes Canal (#3031).

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Adams 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 28, 2018.  The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. at Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue, proceed south on Deer Park Avenue to Montauk Highway, then west to the Gazebo, where the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of the required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’, as well as a signed and notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ agreement.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Babylon Christ Episcopal Church to maintain temporary signs at various merchants in the Village from April 25th through May 12th, 2018, to advertise the Mother’s Day Plant Sale.

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

RESOLVED to schedule a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, to consider the application of Sal Cataldo of Long Island Beach Bowls, seeking approval to make changes to Long Island Beach Bowls, located at 14-B Railroad Avenue.      [Section 010/ Block 01/ Lots 017 & 19]

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

RESOLVED to hire Valerie Fronzo as an Accounting Consultant with a salary of $50.00 per hour effective April 11, 2018.

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

RESOLVED to schedule a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, to consider the application of Frank Bragaglia of 111 Restaurant Corp., seeking approval to add outdoor seating to the restaurant / bar, The Brixton, located at 111 Deer Park Avenue.    [Section 010/ Block 04/ Lot 007]

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

RESOLVED to hire John Campanelli as a full-time Sanitation Laborer with an annual salary of $29,120.00 effective April 16, 2018.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $240.00 to Jason O’Keefe for switching from a 14’ wide slip at Main Dock (#8033) to sublet a 12’ wide slip at East Creek (#4084).

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $50.00 to Mary Viverito for the return of one ZBA sign for partial refund for the property located at 17 Mortimer Avenue.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Babylon Christ Episcopal Church to hold the ‘Bike to Build’ bike ride benefitting Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Bellport to Babylon.  The approach into the Village from Montauk Highway will turn onto Willow Street, then right onto Prospect St. to the Church.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of the required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’, as well as a signed and notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ agreement.

The Mayor read the letter from Inspector Matthew Lewis of the First Precinct regarding the recent Bike ride-outs.  Lieutenant Palocelli of the First Precinct was present at the meeting to respond to questions and concerns of the residents.  (See below)

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

RESOLVED to accept the recommendations of the Babylon Fire Chiefs and Chairman of LOSAP as per the attached.

The meeting was opened to the public;

Addressing the issue of the Bike ride-outs:

            Lieutenant Palocelli of the First Precinct addressed the public and explained the actions that can/will be taken.

            Ray Fasano, 65 Lucinda Dr., addressed the Board and the Lieutenant with his questions and comments.

            Bill Whittier, Babylon Village Code Enforcement, also addressed some of the public’s concerns.

            Ann Curry, 16 Stuart Avenue, suggested/inquired about steps that could be taken.

Frank Curtin, 420 Fire Island Avenue, inquired about the public hearing for the Brixton.

The following people presented the Board with a petition to establish a code to protect and preserve historical buildings:

            Mary Gallagher, 17 Carll Ave., President, Babylon Village Heritage Conservancy

            Ann Curry, 16 Stuart Ave.

            J. Muller, North Babylon

Mary Gallagher requested a response from the Mayor and the Board after they have had chance to review the petition.

Others who spoke in regard to the petition:

Robin Morgenwick, 21 June Court, Bay Shore, a former Village Resident, spoke in favor of preserving the historical look of the Village.

Michael Golub, 1 Stuart Ave., explained the consequences he experienced owning historical homes in other areas.

Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

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