Better Babylon Party

June 14, 2016

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:33 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,

JUNE 14th, 2016

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 8:02 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led 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 May 24th, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

Mayor Scordino welcomed new Eagle Scout Andrew L. Klienitzke, who explained his Eagle Scout Project in which he refurbished the Playground on Park Avenue by the Tennis Courts.  He fixed broken benches, repainted, brought in sand, etc. to improve the playground.  The Mayor expressed appreciation and presented Andrew with a letter, Proclamation, and pin.

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

RESOLVED to hire the following employees with regard to the pool for the 2016 season:

Thomas Horstmann       Director                                                $16.00 / hour

Danica Schettino             Relief Manager                                   $14.00 / hour

Margaret Heartt              Relief Manager                                    $13.00 / hour

Laurie VanRossem          Swim Lesson Director                       $20.00 / hour

Laura Giusto                     Assistant Swim Lesson Director     $10.00 / hour

Gerard Horstmann         Filterman                                              $15.00 / hour

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

RESOLVED to hire the following:

Jennifer Goeren-Rodriguez, Swim Team Coach ($500 / season);

ALSO RESOLVED to have Michael Kamme teach the Lifeguard Training Course at the pool.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $10.00 to Innovative Design & Maintenance, LLC, for overpayment of Landscaping Permit #976.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund totaling $996.58 to Wells Fargo for duplicate payment of taxes on 15 Tappan Avenue, Section 8, Block 1, Lot 69.

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

RESOLVED to remove the current exemption and restore full assessment to the property listed below, and bill the new owner accordingly, for the Tax Year as indicated.

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

007-01-032        37 Smith Street                 Eligible Fund                 2016/17       $298.60                                  

Section 007   Block 01   Lot 032;  37 SMITH STREET – formerly owned by Constance Ann Demott with a Life Estate for Constance Hoernel, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 2000, and bill the new owner, Constance Ann Demott, a total of $298.60 for the 2016/17 Tax Year.

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

RESOLVED to remove the Eligible Fund exemption as per the attached Assessor Petition for 37 Smith Street  [Section 7 / Block 1 / Lot 32].

Trustee Davida commented that the pool will be open this weekend, June 18th and 19th.

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

RESOLVED to hire the following Directors with regard to the Summer Recreation Program:

            Gymnastics:      Alison Carty, $1,700 per season

            Basketball:        Dillon Kelly, $1,700 per season

            Tennis:              Robert Andrews, $1,700 per season

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $9.00 to Christopher Gargiulo for overpayment of taxes for the property located at 70 George Street.

[Section 11 / Block 2 / Lot 1]

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Arts Council to use the Conklin House porch and lawn for the ninth annual Summer Concert on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance, with the Village of Babylon listed as an “Additional Insured”, as well as the signed permission letter and signed & notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ Agreement.

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

RESOLVED that the Open Container Section of the Village Code, Chapter 256, is hereby waived for the following events and locations:

Event:                                        Date(s):                                          Location:

Annual Country Fair           September 18th, 2016                     Gazebo area of Argyle Park

                                                (Rain date September 25, 2016)

Tuna Tournament               August 5th, 6th, 7th, 2016                 Main Dock Area

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

RESOLVED that the following bands perform at our Summer Concert Program:

July 1, 2016:                 The Joel Sikowitz Orchestra

July 8, 2016:                 Soundtrac

July 15, 2016:               The Banjo Rascals

July 22, 2016:               The Linda Ciofalo Swing Band

July 29, 2016:               Piece of the Rock

August 5, 2016:            The Long Island Banjo Society

August 12, 2016:          Floyd Levy

August 19, 2016:          Jan Wickline & The Amber City Band

August 26, 2016:          New York’s Most Dangerous Bid Band

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for June 14th, 2016:

General Account:                      $  720,852.40

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:     $  720,852.40

TRUST FUND:                         $      3,369.87 

TOTAL:                                  $  724,222.27

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Tompkins Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with a rain date of September 11th, 2016.  The street will be blocked between Little East Neck Road South and just East of Mayhew Avenue, at #47 & #48 Tompkins Avenue, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $991.35 to Kelly Peckholdt for duplicate payment of taxes for the property located at 20 Bradish Lane.    [Section 12 / Block 1 / Lot 9]

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $25.00 to James Jackson for duplicate payment of Ramp Permit #34.

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

RESOLVED to terminate the employment of Robert Rago as a part-time Highway employee effective May 26, 2016.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of Charles Blackman as a part-time Highway employee effective May 25, 2016.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of William McCue as a part-time Highway Laborer effective June 11, 2016.

Trustee Muldowney mentioned that the Golf Course is open and doing well; Golf Gift Certificates are available and are very popular for Father’s Day.

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

WHEREAS  a Bid Opening was held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016, for Drainage Work at Various Locations,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to award the bid to:

Quintal Group

359 Main Street, Suite 1B

Islip, NY  11751

with a total bid amount of $200,205.00.  [*The lowest bidder, MP3 Construction, Inc., withdrew their bid in the amount of $159,650.00.  Quintal Group is the next lowest bidder at $200,205.00.]

Mayor Scordino made the following Announcement:

Join Senator Phil Boyle in the “Shed the Meds” day this Saturday, June 18th, 2016, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Drop off any expired or unwanted prescription medications to the Babylon Village Fire Department Parking Lot near the Highway Department on Carlston Place.

The meeting was opened to the public;

Frank Curtin, 420 Fire Island Avenue, asked about permits to park at the pool.

Meeting adjourned 8:26 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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