Better Babylon Party

June 23, 2015

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Basile and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:50 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 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 23, 2015

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Basile

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Carol Amelia

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

 

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:10 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Amelia.

Mayor Scordino requested all to remain standing as he made the following announcement:

“It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce the untimely passing of Patrick Kevin Brosnahan, a personal friend and Special Counsel to the Village of Babylon.  Kevin practiced law in our Village for more than thirty years.  He was generous to so many; he was passionate as an attorney and an advocate for those he represented.  He will be missed by his many clients, friends, and people he befriended and cared for over these many years.”

The Mayor requested a moment of silence in honor of Patrick Kevin Brosnahan.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the June 9th, 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 Council dated June 20th, 2015:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held June 16, 2015, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

Took off Sick Leave with Medical Clearance:

James Schellhorn as of May 8, 2015

Joseph Doukas as of June 15, 2015

William Bender III as of May 25, 2015

Placed on Sick Leave:

Matthew Arundale as of April 25, 2015

Joseph Toth as of May 8, 2015

William Tillinghast Sr. as of May 19, 2015

Joseph Doukas as of May 31, 2015

William Bender III as of June 10, 2015

Accepted as an Active Member following Completion of Probationary Period:

Rachel Serota

Accepted as Probationary Firefighter Member:

Sean McLaughlin

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 issue a refund in the amount of $55.00 to John O’Farrell for switching from Boat Berth #43 at Main Dock to Boat Berth #49 at Lewis Pond.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Cadman Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, July 4th, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  The Street will be blocked between Locust Avenue and Park 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 pro-rated refund in the amount of $1285.00 to Ann & Raymond Nettuno for Boat Berth #9 at Main Dock which they will no longer be using.

Trustee Muldowney announced the Jr. PGA Golf Tournament to be held at the Village Golf Course on June 29th, 2015.

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

RESOLVED in accordance with the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule,

MU-1, the items on the attached chart are to be disposed of:

Box#                Description                                                                   Years

946                  Daily Receipts                                                              2007-2009

956                  Tax Receipts                                                                 2008-2009

                         Resident Parking & Miscellaneous Licenses         2005-2011

969                  Tax Receipts                                                                2005-2008

969A               Taxi Driver Files           (to be Shred)                      2006-2010

                        Taxi Cab Files              (to be Shred)                         2008-2010

884                  Misc. Crabbing & Parking                                        2008

958                  Daily Receipts                                                             2008-2009

959                  Tax Receipts                                                                2008-2009

957                  Daily Receipts                                                              2008-2009

                        Boat Applications                                                         2012

                        Boat Applications                                                         2013

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Peter Delbianco of Fairfield Properties to maintain a temporary sign, 4’ high X 20” wide, on a 9’ pole, on the property located at 163 Fire Island Avenue, to advertise “Fairfield Victorian South Luxury Rental Residences”.  This permission is granted until the sign approval is granted by the ARB.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Peter Delbianco of Fairfield Properties to maintain a temporary sign, 4’ high X 20” wide, on a 9’ pole, on the property located at 10 Ellen Avenue, to advertise “Fairfield Victorian North Luxury Rental Residences”.  This permission is granted until the sign approval is granted by the ARB.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Peter Delbianco of Fairfield Properties to maintain a temporary sign, 4’ high X 20” wide, on a 9’ pole, on the property located at 158 Fire Island Avenue, to advertise “Fairfield Victorian South Luxury Rental Residences”.  This permission is granted until the sign approval is granted by the ARB.

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

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amounts indicated below to each of the applicants listed for the return of ZBA sign(s) for partial refund:

Amount:           Applicant:                                 Property located at:

$ 25.00            Joseph Nicotra                         43 Virginia Road

$ 25.00            Frank Farley                             103 Cooper Street

$ 50.00            Kenneth Behrens                      196 Siegel Blvd.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $25.00 to Robert Keneally of The Villager, for the return of one Board of Trustee Public Hearing sign for partial refund.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund to Corelogic totaling $11,713.33, for duplicate payment of taxes on the following parcels:

 Section/Block/Lot         Address                                   Amount

002-02-052                 223 Livingston Avenue         $ 1,575.12

003-02-134                 18 Lincoln Street                     $ 1,460.90

005-01-022                 42 Haab Avenue                      $    673.34

010-04-064                 36 Cooper Street                     $    695.74

015-01-058                 10 Cambridge Drive                $    895.80

016-02-006                 34 Reid Avenue                       $ 1,750.54

016-04-041                 18 Lewis Circle                         $ 1,565.41

019-03-016.28           12 Saltmeadow Rd.                 $ 2,092.44

022-02-021                 15 Hiawatha Road                  $ 1,004.04

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

RESOLVED to make adjustments to the 2015/16 Budget as indicated:

A.1325.400 to A.1325.101 – Transfer $17,000 

(Treasurer’s Office new hire is part-time rather than Contractual)

A.1640.100 to A.1640.101 – Transfer $20,000

(New hires are Part-time rather than Full-time)

A.3410.422 to A.3410.400.I – Transfer $7,000

(Duplicate account set up; using only A.3410.400.I)

Trustee Davida announced that the Village Pool will open for the season this Friday, June 26th at Noon, and swim lessons will begin Monday, June 29th.

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

RESOLVED to hire Cindy Angiporti as a part-time laborer in the greenhouse, with a salary of $8.50 per hour, effective June 16, 2015.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Mayhew Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, August 8th, 2015, from 12:00 Noon to 11:00 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, August 9th, 2015.  The Street will be blocked within the limits of the Village of Babylon, with barricades at Wilson Drive and Meade Avenue, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for June 23, 2015:

 General Account:                      $ 759,439.85

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:      $ 759,439.85

TRUST FUND:                            $          27.06

TOTAL:                                    $ 759,466.91

Trustee Amelia announced that registration for the Summer Recreation Program is under way, the last two sign-ups are tomorrow and Thursday. The basketball and tennis programs begin Monday, June 29th, and gymnastics begins on Tuesday, June 30th.

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

RESOLVED to grant a license to following applicant to drive a taxi cab for Sunset Taxi in the Village of Babylon:        William Jamieson                     

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

RESOLVED to grant a license to following applicant(s) to drive a taxi cab for Lindy’s Taxi in the Village of Babylon:                                       

Bruce H. Gibson                      

Joanni Hernandez                    

Daniel Shea     

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

WHEREAS a Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, be it hereby enacted the following Local Law is HEREBY ADOPTED:

Local Law #3 of 2015 to amend Chapter 365-33 of Village Code pertaining to enforcement of Covenants & Restrictions

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

WHEREAS a Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, be it hereby enacted the following Local Law is HEREBY ADOPTED:

Local Law #4 of 2015 to amend Chapter 343-21 of Village Code pertaining to parking.

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

WHEREAS A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, to hear the application of Michael Sparacino to open an express café at 223 Deer Park Avenue,  and WHEREAS the application was approved on May 26th, 2015,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to adopt the Covenants and Restrictions for Jack Jack’s Coffee House, 223 Deer Park Avenue, as per the attached.

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

WHEREAS A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, to hear the application of The Villager Inc., to change the building façade at 262 Deer Park Avenue,  and WHEREAS the application was approved on June 9th, 2015,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to adopt the Covenants and Restrictions for The Villager, 262 Deer Park Avenue, as per the attached.

Mayor Scordino made the following announcements:

Village of Babylon Offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.  Residents should not put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays.

The Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., to consider the adoption of Local Law #5 of 2015, which is a local law to amend the current Village Code with reference to the Flood Damage Prevention Section, 171-14 I, and to amend Zoning Article VI Section 365-26 A, to require applications for Building Permits to comply with provisions of this chapter and Chapter 171 Flood Damage Prevention.

The meeting was opened to the public:

Frank Curtin,

420 Fire Island Avenue

Mr. Curtin inquired about the public hearing that was originally scheduled regarding the Local Law for Parades.   Mayor Scordino explained that the Local Law was tabled for the time being, as it is to be discussed with Special Counsel.

Mr. Curtin also inquired about the Public Hearing regarding closed foundations on raised houses, which is scheduled for July 14th, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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