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Public Hearing May 14, 2019; Sal's Pizza, 128 N Carll Ave.

PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM,

153 WEST MAIN STREET, BABYLON, NEW YORK,

ON TUESDAY,

MAY 14, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Mary Adams

Attorney Gerard Glass

The meeting opened at 7:02 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Adams.

The Village Clerk read the legal notice:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon will hold a Public Hearing at 153 West Main Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard to consider the application of Aldo Gervasi, President of Sal’s Famous Pizza, Inc., to amend the special use permit for his business at 128 North Carll Avenue, Babylon, NY, to include the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Copy of application and plans may be examined at the office of the Village Clerk, between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday.

All interested persons should appear at the above time and place and they will be given the opportunity to be heard.  All applicants and their duly appointed representatives must appear in person at the above hearing.

Applicant:                                                       Property:

Aldo Gervasi                                                   Sal’s Famous Pizza

33 West Jackson Avenue                             128 North Carll Avenue

Babylon, NY  11702                                       Babylon, NY 11702

                                                                          [Section 009/ Block 01/ Lot 031]

Mr. Gervasi addressed the Board to request permission to sell beer for on-premise consumption and for carry-out.  He assured the Board that I.D.’s would be checked before selling beer and that customers who purchase beer could only leave with it closed; no open containers would be permitted to leave the store.  Although his business is currently closed on Sundays, he may consider adding Sunday hours.

Attorney Glass advised that this application be considered amended to include Sunday hours in the event that Mr. Gervasi decides to open on Sundays and also asked Mr. Gervasi to submit an actual signed copy of the letter of consent from the landlord.  Attorney Glass suggested there be a stipulation to sell individual bottles of beer in connection with food purchase only, and possibly to eat-in only. 

The Board expressed concern over the sale of beer at this location due to the proximity of the train station and the current problems in this area.  They reiterated concern over individual bottle sales and stressed that sale of beer should only be in connection with food sales.   

Mr. Gervasi stated that he is willing to be flexible if restrictions or adjustments need to be made in order to proceed, then reevaluate at a later date.

The meeting was opened to the public; no one was present to speak for or against this application.

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

RESOLVED to reserve decision.

Meeting adjourned 7:25 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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