Better Babylon Party

October 8, 2013

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting was opened at 7:00 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Amelia and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 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,

OCTOBER 8, 2013

PRESENT:   

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Debbie Basile

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Carol Amelia

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Trustee Davida.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2013 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to remove the following exemptions, and restore full assessment to the properties listed below, as per the attached.

Section   /  Block  /  Lot                      Address:

001 – 02 – 047                                    503 Gywnn Street

009 – 02 – 013.001                             77 Argyle Avenue

012 – 01 – 068                                    14 Bacon Lane

017 – 01 – 129                                    16 Tompkins Avenue

019 – 02 – 043                                    27 Annuskemunnica Road

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Section 1   Block  2   Lot  47

503 GYWNN STREET – formerly owned by Louis & Anna Dieterich, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 300, and bill the new owners, Michael & Brandye Drennen, $38.16 for the 2013 /14 tax year.

 (318 days @ .12₵ per day)

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 Section 9   Block  2  Lot  13.1   (New Owners 2/26/13 through 7/18/13)

77 ARGYLE AVENUE – formerly owned by Katherine T. Fallon, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 5000, and bill the new owners, Jean J. Brown and Richard G. Fallon, Jr., Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Fallon, a total of $262.70;  which is $169.10 for the 2012/13 tax year and $93.60  for the 2013 /14 tax year.

(2012/13   95 days @ $1.78 per day)

(2013/14   48 Days @ $1.95 per day)

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Section 9   Block  2   Lot  13.1    (New Owner as of 7/19/13)

77 ARGYLE AVENUE – formerly owned by Jean J. Brown and Richard G. Fallon, Jr., Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Fallon, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 5000, and bill the new owner, Peter LaSpina, a total of $618.15 for the 2013 /14 tax year.

(2013/14   317 days @ $1.95 per day)

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Section 12   Block  1   Lot  68

14 BACON LANE – formerly owned by Jane & Robert Smith, an Alternative Veterans Combat Exemption with an assessed value of 500, and bill the new owners, C. Miller, R., T., & C. Smith, $70.20 for the 2013 /14 tax year.

(351 days @ .20₵ per day)

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Section 17   Block  1   Lot  129

16 TOMPKINS – formerly owned by Joan Feeney Trust, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 950, and bill the new owners, James & Madeline Lunz, $113.22 for the 2013 /14 tax year.             

 (306 days @ .37₵ per day)

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Section 19   Block  2   Lot  43

27 ANNUSKEMUNNICA – formerly owned by John & Erna Cusik, an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 1050, and bill the new owners, John Marmo, $116.03 for the 2013 /14 tax year.

(283 days @ .41₵ per day)

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Post Office Café to have live bands, with no more than six (6) members, perform approximately once a month on a Friday night from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m, for a three (3) month period of time, starting October 9th through January 9, 2014;  to be reviewed after that time.

Trustee Basile announced the Apple Pie Contest at the Conklin House on Sunday Oct. 13th. The following weekend is the Apples & Art Festival; Friday Night, Oct. 18th, is the Artist Reception at the Conklin House from 6:00pm - 9:00 pm;  Saturday, October 19th, is the Apples & Art Festival.  The Conklin House will be open all weekend.

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

RESOLVED to change the status of Marietta Menchini from part-time clerical to full-time Clerk/Typist, as of Monday, October 7, 2013, with an annual salary of $26,000.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Carriage House to maintain a temporary sign on the southwest corner of their building located at 21 Fire Island Avenue. The wording of the 3’ x 10’ sign will be “Now Booking Holiday Parties”. This permission is for 45 days; any additional time will require a new application for approval.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for October 8, 2013:

 

General Account:

           

 

$ 271,406.31

Conklin House Account:                     

       2,537.08

Golf Course Account:                   

     16,758.63

Fountain Fund

          793.22

Total General Fund:            

$ 291,495.24

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

RESOLVED to issue refund in the amount of $411.88 for court ordered Tax settlement on the attached for the 2011 tax year.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Village Historical & Preservation Society to host the annual Babylon Village Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 8th, 2013, followed by the Wassail Bowl at the museum.  The Historical Society will make the necessary arrangements with the Fire Department.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Tres Palms to have an outdoor barbeque and outdoor music on October 27, 2013, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm., to acknowledge the accomplishments of so many people on the one year anniversary of Sandy.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Tompkins Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, October 26th, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 10:00p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, October 27th, 2013.  The street will be blocked between Little East Neck Rd. South and #47 and #48 Tompkins Avenue, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

RESOLVED to approve and grant licenses to the following applicants to drive a taxi cab for Lindy’s Taxi in the Village of Babylon:

Alexander Celestin          

Stephen Hochman                  

John Limpert             

Robert Preziose

Alfred Utter

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

RESOLVED to approve and grant licenses to the following applicants to drive a taxi cab for Sunset Taxi in the Village of Babylon:

Janice Forbes          

Jenny Friedman       

Elbert Hines   (approval contingent upon receipt of Dr.’s note)                    

Ryan O’Sullivan      

Christopher Pavelglio

Mary Remmers       

John Seeley 

Robert Donnelly           

Mayor Scordino made the following announcement:

Village of Babylon offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Monday, October 14, 2013, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

Residents cannot put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays.  These items should be put out the following week on your regular scheduled rubbish/recycling day.

The meeting was opened to the public:

The following residents addressed the Board regarding Reserved Parking:

Anna McGoldrick, 71 Wyandanch Ave.

Rosa Bynon, 51 Lincoln St

Debra Larson, 4 Bradish Lane

Anna McGoldrick

John Fredericks, of 65 Cedar Lane, addressed the Board with concerns regarding the cones being left by Utility Companies doing work in the area.

J. Tepper, of 44 Oak Street, addressed the Board regarding people hanging out around the train station, concerned about possible drug use/sale.

Meeting adjourned 8:25 p.m.

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