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May 26, 2015

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:26p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:03p.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,

 MAY 26, 2015

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Carol Amelia

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

ABSENT:

Trustee Basile

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Amelia.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the May 12th, 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 May 20, 2015:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held May 19, 2015, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

Placed on Sick Leave:

Matthew Arundale as of April 25, 2015

Joseph Doukas as of May 8, 2015

Kelly Maier as of April 27, 2015

Sean Hartill as of May 4, 2015

Richard Gremple as of May 10, 2015

William Bender III as of May 2, 2015

Took off Sick Leave with Medical Clearance:

Christopher Bradley as of March 16, 2015

James Slack as of May 5 2015

Jeffrey Bridges April 11, 2015

Added to Driver’s List:

John McSweeney Unit 1-2-4

Accepted as Probationary Members: 

Jessica Sasuk- EMS Fire Patrol

Hannah McGlinchey- EMS Phoenix Hose

Amanda McKay- EMS Phoenix Hose

Dillon Clancy Firefighter -Argyle Hose

Jordan Strump Firefighter- Argyle Hose

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 Davida and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for May 26, 2015:

General Account:                    $ 241,557.38

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:   $ 241,557.38

TRUST FUND:                        $     1,737.58

TOTAL:                                    $ 243,294.96

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

RESOLVED to accept the assessment changes for the 2015/16 Tax Year as per the attached Assessor’s Petitions [for the parcels indicated].

 S/B/L                 Address                     Prior A/V        Corrected A/V

004-02-117        21 Paumanke Ave.      1744                3488    (Sr. Citizen Exemption)

008-03-036      78 Litchfield Ave.      8285                7285   

022-03-044      67 Yacht Club Rd.      6930                6330

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

RESOLVED to re-appoint JAMES GOWAN as SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR TAX AND CERTIORARI  PROCEEDINGS for one year at a rate of $175 per hour.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Ewell Street to hold a Block Party on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The Street will be blocked within the limits of the Village of Babylon, [with baracades on the North side of #48 Ewell Street and on the East side of #61 Ewell Street], subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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 Brooke Jankow of Swell Taco for the return of two (2) Board of Trustee Public Hearing signs for partial refund.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $30.00 to Chase Drossos, as he switched from boat berth #15 at Southeast Lewis to #6 at East Creek.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $110.00 to Andrew Shea, as he switched from boat berth #4 at Southeast Lewis to #102 at East Creek.

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

RESOLVED to hire John Farrelly as a part-time clerk in the Treasurer’s Office with a salary of $15.00 per hour effective May 11, 2015.

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

RESOLVED to hire Anthony Crimi as a part-time Highway Laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective May 5, 2015.

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

RESOLVED to hire Robert D’Andrea as a Highway Laborer with an annual salary of $20,800 effective May 11, 2015.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of David Lofton as a part-time Sanitation Laborer effective May 7, 2015.

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

RESOLVED to hire summer employees pre-season to work on registration for the pool at $7.25 per hour.

ALSO RESOLVED to hire summer employees pre-season to work on clean up of the pool, at $8.50 per hour, with changeover of duties occurring on June 26, 2015, with the opening of the pool.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Chris Figalora of Lifetime Seamless Gutter Company to maintain a temporary sign on the building located at 20 Deer Park Avenue, until approval of the awning from the Architectural Review Board.

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

RESOLVED to re-appoint PATRICK KEVIN BROSNAHAN as SPECIAL COUNSEL to the Village of Babylon for one year, at a rate to be determined.

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

RESOLVED to accept the attached agreement between the Village of Babylon and Chris Stafford for maintenance of the Perennial Gardens at the Conklin House, from April 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

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

WHEREAS A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015,  BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the application of Michael Sparacino, Principal of Jack Jack’s Coffee House, to open an express Café at 223 Deer Park Avenue, subject to Covenants and Restrictions to follow.

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

RESOLVED to hire Steve Murphy as a part-time Highway Laborer with a salary of $8.50 per hour effective May 19, 2015.

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

RESOLVED that the starting salary for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be $7.25 per hour, except for those students who do special jobs which have more responsibility.

ALSO RESOLVED that the attached is the salary schedule for the Summer Youth Employment Program for 2015.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the First Presbyterian Church to maintain a 3’ x 15’ temporary sign on the building located at 79 East Main Street, (for a time period to be determined), to advertise their “Saturday Night Alive” Free Live Music the second Saturday of every month.

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

RESOLVED to re-appoint THOMAS SPREER as SPECIAL COUNSEL to the Village of Babylon for one year at a rate of $175 per hour.

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

RESOLVED to accept the attached change order from Higbie Collision regarding the contract for towing services.  This is to amend the fee for impounding four wheel/all wheel drive cars to include an additional $50.00.

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

WHEREAS, the Village of Babylon supports efforts to improve to improve the economy and quality of life within the Village of Babylon; and

WHEREAS, through the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program, the County of Suffolk participates with local governments in the development, support and funding of projects located in Suffolk County that will have an important and sustainable impact on downtowns and business districts; and

WHEREAS, as part of the application process in conformity with Suffolk County Resolution No. 808-1998, the County of Suffolk requires a resolution of the Village Board showing local support for the proposed project; and

WHEREAS, upon the County's approval of the project, the Village would be required to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the County under Article 5G of the General Municipal Law pursuant to which the Village of Babylon would be required to undertake and complete the project and the County would be responsible for providing financing for all or part of the cost of the project; and

WHEREAS, in order to provide County financing for all or part of the project, the County of Suffolk must obtain a leasehold, easement or other real property interest in the site of the project; and

WHEREAS, the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce is desirous of proposing that the Village of Babylon participate in such program in connection with street lighting improvements on Locust Avenue in the vicinity of North Carll Avenue, and the Village will be applying for an amount $25,000, out of a total project cost of $30,000; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Babylon will provide $5,000 matching funds in support of the project, should the grant be awarded; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of the Village of Babylon hereby states its support of the proposed street lighting improvements on Locust Avenue in the vicinity of North Carll Avenue, as proposed by the Babylon Chamber of Commerce pursuant to the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program through the Village of Babylon; and be it further

RESOLVED, the that Village Board authorizes the Mayor to sign any and all necessary documents, including but not limited to the required easement/lease documents and an intermunicipal agreement, subject to review and approval of the Village Attorney, to participate in the above referenced program.

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

WHEREAS a Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, be it hereby enacted the following Local Law is HEREBY ADOPTED:

Local Law #2 of the year 2015 to repeal Local Law #1 of 2015, which was a local law authorizing a property tax levy increase in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law § 3-C.

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

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

Meeting was opened to the public;

Richard Viverito, 50 Kingsland Place, addressed the Board to commend the current Administration and the employess of the Village of Babylon.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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