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April 8, 2014

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:23 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 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 8, 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 8:05p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Davida.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the March 25, 2014 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with reading of the same.

The Mayor read the letter from the Fire Department dated April 4, 2014:

The annual meeting of the General Convention of the Babylon Fire Department was held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014 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 majority 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.

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

RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

The Mayor read the letter from the Fire Department dated April 5, 2014:

The following Members have been elected as officers of their respective Companies:

Hook & Ladder:                                             Phoenix Hose:

Captain Robert Carlock                               Captain Mathew Arundale

1st Lieutenant Andrew Hoyt                        Lieutenant  Kenneth Witkin

2nd Lieutenant Jonathan Zocchia

Sumpwams Hose:                                           Argyle Hose:

Captain Shawn Johnston                              Captain Kelly Maier-Hartill

1st Lieutenant Stephen Faranello                 Lieutenant Robert Fredericks            

2nd Lieutenant James Kelly

Electric Hose:                                                  Fire Patrol:

Captain Michael McCarthy                          Captain Giuseppe Pergolotti

1st Lieutenant Jeffrey Bridges                      Lieutenant John Snyder

2nd Lieutenant William Sadousky

Rescue Squad:                                                  Marine Unit:

Captain Merrick Fenkohl                               Captain Bradford Maier

Lieutenant Dawn Losee                                 Lieutenant James Slack

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

RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

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

RESOLVED to issue refund in the amount of $75.00 to Diane Aquino, as she moved to a smaller boat berth on East Creek from Main Dock.

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

RESOLVED to approve the Budget adjustment for the 2013/14 Fiscal year, to increase the Law Contractual Expenses (A.1420.400) $15,924 and increase Bond Anticipation Notes Received by $15,924 (A.5730).

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

RESOLVED that Marietta Menchini receive the customary $1000 salary increase as she has completed her 6 month probationary period as of April 7, 2014.

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

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amount of $25.00 to each of the applicants listed below for the return of one (1) ZBA sign for partial refund:

Applicant                                Property located at:

Scott Lockwood                     127 N. Railroad Avenue

Felicia Breen                           190 Sumpwams Avenue

Rose Ann Norman                  173 Fire Island Avenue

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Junior-Senior High School to use the South field on Locust Avenue to host the 3rd Annual Peter Figoski Memorial Softball Game.  The revised date and time will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for April 8, 2014:

General Account:

$1,120,550.94

Conklin House Account:         

            137.92

Golf Course Account:       

          4,127.96

Total General Fund:   

$ 1,124,816.82

Trust Fund:           

          6,224.93  

Total:                         

$ 1,131,041.75

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

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amount of $50.00 to each of the applicants listed below for the return of two (2) ZBA signs for partial refund:

Applicant                                Property located at:

Darrell Conway                       179 Little East Neck Road

On the motion of Trustee Amelia, seconded by Trustee Davida 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

008-01-157                  43 Nehring Avenue                 Alt.Vet. Exemp.          $ 12.84 

012-02-038                  401 W. Main Str.                    Vet. Eligible Fund      $ 78.40

Section  008  Block 01  Lot 157;  43 Nehring Avenue – formerly owned by Ralph and Eileen Sposito, an Alternative Veterans Exemption with an assessed value of 300, and bill the new owner, Suzanne Sposito, a total of $12.84 for the 2013/14 tax year.

(107 days @ .12₵ per day)                                

Section  012  Block 02  Lot 038;  401 W. Main Street – formerly owned by Emeline Muller, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 1250, and bill the new owners, Michael Nussbaum and Tiana Gratta, a total of $78.40 for the 2013/14 tax year.

(160 days @ .49₵ per day)

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

RESOLVED to issue refund in the amount of $140.00 to Andrew Amelia for return of Reserved Parking Decal #721.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce to hold the following events in 2014:

Event:                                                                          Date:                           Rain Date:

Village Easter Egg Hunt                                           April 12th                    (April 19th)

Chinese Auction at the American Legion Hall    May 8th

Art & Music Spring Festival                                    June 7th & 8th            (June 14th & 15th)

Fall Harvest Festival*                                               October 18th              (October 25th)

            (*with partial road closure of Deer Park Ave.)

Annual Old Fashioned Village Christmas           December 5th             (December 12th)

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

WHEREAS A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the application of  Niall Crowe, to open a Craft Beer Pub, The Villager, at 262 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, subject to Covenants and Restrictions to be to be determined by the Village Attorney.

Trustee Basile announced the One Man Art Show, featuring the works of Ed Bates, to be held at the Conklin House Friday April 25th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm.

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

RESOLVED to reinstate Village of Babylon Taxi Driver License #1616, issued to James Gagliardi, as he has cleared up his parking violations.

Mayor Scordino made the following announcement:

Village of Babylon Offices will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 18, 2014, in observance of Good Friday.

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

Meeting adjourned 8:19 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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