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January 28, 2015

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:20 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Basile, 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 WEDNESDAY,

JANUARY 28, 2015

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Debbie Basile

Trustee Tony Davida

ABSENT:

Trustee Carol Amelia

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:05 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Basile.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2015 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

The Village Clerk read the letter from the Fire Department dated January 21, 2015:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held January 20, 2015, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:       

Placed on Sick Leave:

    James Kelly as of December 23, 2014

    Robert Santos as of January 10, 2015           

    Richard Oehrlein as of January 14, 2015

Accepted Resignation of Probationary Member:     Shant Malhas

Added to the Driver’s Lists

    Kevin Kelland, Unit 1-2-7

    Michael Vadala, Unit 1-2-10

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile 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 appoint Poll Inspectors and Alternates for the Village Election to be held March 18, 2015, as per the attached list.

Payment for the day will be $160, with an additional $10 for the Chairperson at each Election District.

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

RESOLVED to remove and replace on the Tax Roll for the 2015-2016 Tax Year:

Senior Citizens Exemptions in the amount of 89,937 in assessed value, and approve additional applications in the amount of 38,572 in assessed value, as per the attached.  The total assessed value of Senior Citizen Exemptions increased by 51,983 for 2015.

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

RESOLVED to remove and replace on the Tax Roll for the 2015-2016 Tax Year:

Eligible Funds Veterans Exemptions in the amount of 40,400 in assessed value, and renew exemptions in the amount of 377,877 in assessed value, as per the attached listing.

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

RESOLVED to remove and replace on the Tax Roll for the 2015-2016 Tax Year:

Alternative Veterans Exemptions in the amount of 4,100 in assessed value, and approve additional applications in the amount of 5,781 in assessed value.

Total Alternative Veterans Exemptions (Combat & Non-Combat combined)  for the 2015-2016 Tax Year are 135,029 in assessed value as per the attached listing, which is an increase in the amount of 36,288 in assessed value from 2014.

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

RESOLVED to remove and replace on the Tax Roll for the 2015-2016 Tax Year:

Disability Exemptions in the amount of 2,495 in assessed value for the 2015-2016 Tax Year.

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

RESOLVED to extend the Requirements Contract for Drainage Work with Woodstock Construction Corp., one additional year to February, 2016.  The terms and conditions of the existing contract will remain the same.

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

RESOLVED to accept the attached contract from All Shore Marine Construction, Inc. to provide ice breaking services to the Village of Babylon at the rate of $100 per hour.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Beautification Society to use Argyle Park and the Gazebo area for the 2015 Annual Country Fair to be held on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, with a rain date of Sunday, September 20th, 2015, including permission for the use of the Trolley on fair day.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance.

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

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

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

004-02-059.1     16 Ketewamoke Ave.    Alt. Veteran           2014/15          $  44.79

                                                                        Senior Citizen                                $  97.50

                                                                                                        Total Due:       $142.29

Section 4   Block 2   Lot 59.1

16 KETEWAMOKE AVE. – formerly owned by Clare Herter, an Alternative Veteran Exemption with an assessed value of 300, and a Senior Citizen Exemption with an assessed value of 653, and bill the new Property Owner, a total of $142.29 for the 2014/15 Tax Year.

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

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that as per the attached, Babylon Village Court will enter into an agreement with nCourt LLC, as the vendor to facilitate on line credit card payments for parking tickets only.  The user fee will be included in the payment transaction.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for January 28, 2015:

General Account:          $ 142,055.39

Total General Fund:    $ 142,055.39

Trust Fund:                    $     1,677.27

TOTAL:                     $ 143,732.66

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

RESOLVED that the Receiver of Taxes for the Village of Babylon be authorized to close the Tax Year 2014-2015 on January 27, 2015, and return the Tax Roll and Warrant as required by Section 1426 of the Real Property Tax Law.

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

RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees or a majority thereof shall constitute the Board of Assessment Review to hear complaints in relation to assessments on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Municipal Building, 153 West Main Street, Babylon, New York, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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

RESOLVED to hire Charles Pfankuchen as an independent snow removal contractor at a rate of $42.00 per hour effective January 26, 2015.

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

WHEREAS a Bid Opening was held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, for the Community Development Project-Commercial Sidewalks, Curbs, Aprons, Red Brick Sidewalks, Lamp Bases,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to award the bid to:

Laser Industries, Inc.

P.O. Bos 315

1775 Rt. 25

Ridge, NY  11961

with a bid amount of $99,450.

Mayor Scordino made the following announcements:

Village of Babylon Offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of the President’s Day Holiday.  Residents should not put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays.  These items should be put out the following week on your regularly scheduled rubbish / recycling day.

Please be advised that Summer Applications will be available in the Mayor’s Office starting on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Applicants for summer jobs must be at least 16 years old.  However, applications will be accepted for residents 15 years of age, and these applications will be kept on file and only used if additional students are needed.

The Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., to consider the adoption of Local Law #1 of the year 2015, which is a local law authorizing a property tax levy increase in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law §3-C.

Mayor Scordino thanked the Fire Department for being on standby all night during the storm.  He also thanked the residents for heeding the warnings and requests to keep vehicles off the roads during the storm.

The Meeting was opened to the public;

Frank Curtin, 420 Fire Island Avenue, asked about the Board of Assessment Review and Grievance Day.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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