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May 28, 2013

 

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney, and unanimously carried, the meeting was opened at 7:09p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Amelia, and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55p.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 28, 2013

 

PRESENT:  Mayor Ralph Scordino

                      Trustee Kevin Muldowney

                      Trustee Tony Davida

                      Trustee Carol Amelia

                      Attorney Joel Sikowitz

 ABSENT:   Trustee Debbie Basile

 

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:00 p.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 14, 2013 regular Board of Trustees meeting and dispense with the reading of the same. 

 

The Village Clerk read the letter from the Fire Department:

At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held May 21, 2013, the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

  1. Placed Richard Oehrlein of the Electric Hose on sick leave as of April 22, 2013.
  2. Placed Robert Dreher of the Sumpwams Hose on sick leave as of May 2, 2013.
  3. Placed Sean Hartill of the Electric Hose on sick leave as of May 6, 2013.
  4. Accepted FFE Matthew Brennan as an Active Member following satisfactory completion of his Probationary Period.
  5. Accepted, with regret, the resignation of William Tillinghast Jr. of the Hook & Ladder from the department.
  6. Dropped FFE Aaron Perkins from the rolls of the Department.
  7. Accepted the resignation of FFE Kristen Dugan from the Department.
  8. Accepted Richard Dahlstedt as a Probationary Member of the Argyle Hose.

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

RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for May 28, 2013

 

General Account:

   $   76,463.65

Conklin House Account:

               77.72

Golf Course Account:

          2,500.74

       Total General Fund:

   $   79,042.11

Trust Fund:

          1,596.34

Total:

   $   80,638.45

 

 

 

 

 

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Cameron Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with a rain date of  Sunday, June 23, 2013.  The street will be blocked between Litchfield Ave. and Argyle Ave., subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

 

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

Whereas a bid opening was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, BE IT HEREBY

RESOLVED to award the bid for Residential Sidewalks, Curbs and Aprons, to

Sager Concrete Co., Inc.

276 Phelps Lane

North Babylon, NY  11703

 

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

Whereas a bid opening was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, BE IT HEREBY

RESOLVED to award the bid for Cast Iron Lamp Post Luminaries and Lamp Bases to

Spring City Electrical

P.O. Box 19

Spring City, PA  19475

 

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salaries of the members of the Planning Board by $250 each, effective June 1, 2013.

 

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

RESOLVED to increase the salaries of the members of the Zoning Board of Appeals by $500 each, effective June 1, 2013.

 

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

RESOLVED to issue refund in the amount of $ 50.00 to Danny O’Donnell for the return of two Board of Trustee Public Hearing signs for 16 East Court.

 

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

RESOLVED to remove the exemption with an assessed value of 1250, restore full assessment, and bill 2013/2014 taxes to Section 4  Block 2  Lot 55, 543 Deer Park Ave., as this property no longer qualifies as an Exempt property.

 

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

RESOLVED to remove the following exemption and restore full assessment to

Section 10.2  Block 1  Lot 401,  13 Greenmeadow Drive, # 401

- formerly a Life Estate for Lillian Keating, an Alternative Veterans Exemption with an assessed value of 700 and bill the new owners, Kathleen Loubar, $ 99.68,  which is for 356 days at .28¢ per day for the 2013-2014 tax year.

 

Trustee Muldowney announced that the building was delivered to the Golf Course and that it should be up and running in approximately three (3) weeks.

 

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salary of John Conroy, as secretary of the Zoning Board of Appeals by $250, effective June 1, 2013.

 

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salary of Deborah Longo as secretary to the Planning Board by $500, effective June 1, 2013.

 

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

 Sherry Hirschman                                         126-128 North Carll Avenue

 Martha Rohl                                                   123 Prospect Street

 Mark and Carla Whelan                               126 Midway Street

 Alfred Sutton                                                  136 Lucinda Drive

 Richard Gany                                                  31 Annuskemunnica Road

 Victor Aquanno                                              324 Deer Park Avenue (Parking Lot)

 ANJ Realty                                                      198 Deer Park Ave. (Rear Parking Lot)

 Anthony Gardini                                            134 N. Carll Avenue (Rear Parking Lot)

On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried by all, WHEREAS, the Village of Babylon supports efforts 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 grant application process 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 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 Village of Babylon Chamber of Commerce proposes that the Village of Babylon  participate in such program in connection with the installation of informational and wayfinding signage and kiosks in the Village business district;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of the Village of Babylon hereby states its support of the installation of such signage and kiosks, within the business district; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Village Board authorizes the Mayor or appointed designee to sign any and all necessary documents, including but not limited to the required easement/lease documents and an inter-municipal agreement, subject to review and approval of the Village attorney, to participate in the above referenced program.

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

RESOLVED to dispose of the following records as per the New York State archives records retention schedule MU-1:  Warrant vouchers dated June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007.

 

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Farmers Market to maintain temporary signs on various buildings throughout the village from May 23, 2013 to June 23, 2013.  The signs will advertise the Farmers Market to be held in the parking lot north of the Babylon train station, Sundays from 8:00a.m. until 1:00 p.m., June 2nd through November 24th, 2013.

 

Trustee Davida announced that this weekend there will be swim lesson and pool registration.  The target date for the pool opening is still June 22, 2013.

 

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salary of Kristina Everitt as secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals by $500, effective June 1, 2013.

 

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

RESOLVED to approve the attached change order proposal by DM Restoration Inc. regarding the re-pointing work at the Village Hall and Fire Department Municipal building.

 

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

WHEREAS A PUBLIC HEARING was held on May 14, 2013, for 450 Fire Island Avenue,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the application of Ralph Delgatto to open a shave ice company, Fire Island Shave Ice Inc., subject to Covenants and Restrictions.

 

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

RESOLVED to issue refund in the amount of $ 25.00 to Ralph Delgatto for the return of one Board of Trustee Public Hearing sign for 450 Fire Island Ave.

 

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Bicycle Shows U.S. to hold their annual Ride to Montauk bicycle event from the Babylon Long Island Railroad station to Montauk on June 1, 2013.  Set-up will begin on the afternoon of Friday, May 31st and be gone by Sunday afternoon, June 2nd.

 

Mayor Scordino opened the meeting to the public

Those in attendance who addressed the Board:

 

Frank Curtin

420 Fire Island Ave.

 

Jeff Thompson

8 Waters Edge Ct.

 

Meeting adjourned 8:16 p.m.

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 Village Clerk

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