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October 25, 2011

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WAS HELD IN THE BOARDAROOM OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING  153 WEST MAIN STRET, BABYLON, NEW YORK ON TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 25, 2011

PRESENT: Mayor Ralph Scordino
Trustee: Kevin Muldowney
Trustee: Debbie Basile
Trustee: Alice Vanderveldt
Trustee: Tony Davida
Attorney: Joel Sikowitz

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

Mayor Scordino opened the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

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

Mayor Scordino adjourned the meeting at 7:58 p.m.

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Vanderveldt

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

RESOLVED TO: approve the minutes of the previous meeting and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED TO: approve the actions taken at the Fire Council meeting October 18, 2011. Took Michael McCarthy off sick leave as of October 3, 2011 with medical clearance. Accepted Thomas McGurk as a Probationary member of Sumpwams Hose Company No. 2. Changed the status of Charles Aldrich II of the Electric Hose from Senior Member to Senior Inactive Member.

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

RESOLVED TO: change Alexander Weber from Part time Code Enforcement Officer to Full Time with an annual salary of $24,960.00 effective October 1, 2011.

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

RESOLVED TO: re-appoint George Smith to the Planning Board for a five year term
which will expire November of 2016.

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

RESOLVED IN ACCORDANCE with the Service Road Program a portion of the following service road is conveyed to the adjacent property owner:
Part of Section 5 Block 2 Lot 137.7 adjoining 33 Cadman Ave. (Section 5 Block 2 Lot 97)

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

RESOLVED TO: terminate the employment of Arlene Taubenfeld as a part time accounting clerk, effective October 12, 2011.

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

RESOLVED TO: appoint Lynne Dunlop to the Architectural Review Board for a three year term which will expire November of 2014.

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

RESOLVED TO: approve the following warrant for October 25, 2011.

General Fund; $356,252.48
Conklin House Fund: $ 1,825.62
Golf Course Account: $ 2,497.28
Fountain Account: $ 1,000.00
Total General Fund: $361,575.38
Trust Fund: $ 5,301.19
Total: $366,876.57

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

RESOLVED TO: grant permission to the Beautification Society to use the highway garage to cut up the greenery on the morning of Saturday, November 26th and also to use the Gazebo on Sunday, November 27th for the distribution of decorations for the lampposts as well as the use of the highway garage.

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

RESOLVED TO: accept the 2001 Chevy blazer donated by the Zwerlein/Schulhaus family for use as a working security vehicle by the Village of Babylon.

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

RESOLVED, that pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law section 104 (b),
Mayor RALPH SCORDINO, the TRUSTEES, PATRICIA C. CARLEY, Village Clerk,
IRENE IVANOFF, Acting Court Clerk, CHARLES GARDNER, Superintendent of Public Works, SUZANNE SCHETTINO, DEBORAH LONGO, TIMOTHY SHELLHORSE, and ANTHONY CARDALI and PAUL TWARDY, of the Babylon Village Fire Department are responsible for purchasing.

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

RESOLVED THAT: the Board of Trustees hereby acknowledges that pursuant to section 2019-A of the Uniform Justice Court Act, the required calendar year 2011 audit of the Justice Court of the Village of Babylon was performed by the Certified Public Accounting firm of Skinnon and Faber during October 2011.

On the motion of Trustee Basile, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried it was
RESOLVED TO: grant permission to the Beautification Society to use the porch of the Conklin House on Sunday, November 27th to hand out hot chocolate after the lamp decorating.

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

RESOLVED TO: re-appoint Mary Lou Bartsch to the Architectural Review Board for a three year term which will expire November of 2014.

Trustee Basile announced that Halloween at the Conklin House was a huge success.

On the motion of Mayor Scordino, seconded by Trustee Muldowney

WHEREAS A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NOW THEREFORE: be it resolved to approve the application of Joseph Sgambati Tidewater Grill and Tavern, One West Main Street with covenants and restrictions to be determined by the Village Attorney.

RESOLVED that Ralph A. Scordino, as Mayor of the Village of Babylon, is hereby authorized to submit funding applications to The New York State Department of Transportation, Consolidated Funding, Application on behalf of the Village of Babylon.
The applications will be submitted for the following projects:
1. Reconstruct Municipal Parking Lot
2. Repave MTA Parking Lot
3. Reconstruct Argyle Park
4. Restoration of Conklin House
5. Stormwater Filter Installation
6. Lewis Pond Bulkhead Reconstruction

RESOLVED that: the Board of Trustees will act as Lead Agency for the purpose of SEQRA for the following projects

1. Reconstruct Municipal Parking Lot
2. Repave MTA Parking Lot
3. Reconstruct Argyle Park
4. Restoration of Conklin House
5. Stormwater Filter Installation
6. Lewis Pond Bulkhead Reconstruction

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Babylon has determined that a proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact. Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: Argyle Lake Park
Action: Construct asphalt walkway adjacent to lake, and install landscape plantings.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon has determined that the proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: Conklin House
Action: Reconstruct existing floor system on first floor, reconstruct existing brick chimney.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Babylon has determined that the proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact. Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: Miscellaneous locations throughout the Village of Babylon.
Action: Install stormwater filters at various locations throughout the Village. Filters to be installed in vaults on pipes discharging to surface waters.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Babylon has determined that the proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact. Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: Lewis Pond.
Action: Construct new bulkhead and deck around Lewis Pond maintaining existing length of approximately 2,070 lineal feet.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Babylon has determined that the proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact. Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: Village of Babylon Municipal Parking Lot
Action: Reconstruct existing parking lot including concrete curb, asphalt pavement, landscaping and site lighting.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: the Village Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Babylon has determined that the proposed action described on the attached will not have a Significant Impact. Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.
Project Location: MTA Babylon Station
Action: Repave existing parking lot and provide new pavement striping.

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon are Lead Agency for the purpose of the State Environmental Quality Review of the following projects:
1. Reconstruct Municipal Parking Lot
2. Repave MTA Parking Lot
3. Reconstruct Argyle Park
4. Restoration of Conklin House
5. Stormwater Filter Installation
6. Lewis Pond Bulkhead Reconstruction

Be it RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees in their capacity as Lead Agency hereby ACCEPT the Negative Declaration NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE dated October 24, 2011 for these projects.

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

RESOLVED TO: issue the following applicant a license to drive a taxi in the Village of Babylon for Lindy’s taxi.
Raymond P. Bernsten

Mayor Scordino announced that Village offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2011 in observance of Veterans Day.

November 8, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting will be held upstairs in the Conference Room.

Meeting was opened to the Public

Mr. Keith Curtin
420 Fire Island Ave.

Mr. Curtin asked about the Service Rd. Program

Meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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