Better Babylon Party

September 12, 2017

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WAS HELD IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM,

153 WEST MAIN STREET, BABYLON, NEW YORK,

ON TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Debbie Basile

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Mary Adams

Attorney Joel Sikowitz

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Muldowney.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the August 8th, 2017, regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the August 15th, 2017, work session of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to hire Tajuan Crum as a full-time Highway laborer with an annual salary of $29,120.00, effective August 14, 2017.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of David Gardner as a Parking Meter Officer effective August 28, 2017.

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

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amounts indicated below to each of the applicants listed for the return of ZBA sign(s) for partial refund:

Amount:            Applicant:                                Property located at:

$  50.00           Michael Dunn                           16 Edward Avenue

$100.00           Christ Church                          12 Prospect Street

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

RESOLVED to appoint Jean Parker as Secretary to the Architectural Review Board with an annual salary of $1,000.00, to fill the unexpired term of Elizabeth Waters Fraker, effective September 5, 2017.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for August 29th, 2017:

General Account:                      $ 131,375.86

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:     $ 131,375.86

TOTAL:                                  $131,375.86

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for September 12th, 2017:

General Account:                      $ 268,311.01

Conklin House:                         $        395.00

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:    $ 268,706.01

TRUST FUND:                        $        104.50

TOTAL:                                 $268,810.51

Trustee Davida commented that the Pool is officially closed for the season; Mayor Scordino thanked Trustee Davida for working so hard to ensure such a great season at the pool.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Post Office Café to maintain temporary signs in the Village of Babylon, at the 4 locations listed, to advertise the 26th Annual 5K Run to be held October 21, 2017:

            Signs    :           - Rt. 231 & Montauk Hwy.

                                    - Union St. & Cooper St.

                                    - Rt. 109 & Montauk Hwy.

            Banner: - Store Front of Post Office Café, 130 W Main St.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Post Office Café to hold the 26th Annual 5K for MPS on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’, as well as a signed and notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ Agreement.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $13.72 to the Kamilaris Family Trust for overpayment of 2017 taxes on 136 Lucinda Drive.  [021–01–017]

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salary of Luigi DellaMonica $1,000.00 effective September 13, 2017 having completed his six month probationary period.

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

RESOLVED that the Village has an established policy, as of October 1, 2005, with regard to the period when health benefits go into effect.  This policy is inclusive of all employee benefits – dental, vision, life, and health.  Employees who are entitled to receive these benefits will become eligible on the first of the month following 30-days of employment with the Village.

Trustee Adams commented on the great summer concert series at the Gazebo this summer and the successful Country Fair run by the Beautification Society this past weekend.  Mayor Scordino said the success is a tribute to the incredible amount of volunteerism in this Village.

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

RESOLVED to issue a pro-rated refund in the amount of $152.00 to Karen Marvin of South Shore Paddleboards for the return of Special Ramp Permits numbered 2 through 8.

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

RESOLVED to increase the annual salary of Jose Carbajal $1,000.00 effective September 6, 2017 having completed his six month probationary period.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Litchfield Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.  The street will be blocked between Park Avenue and Pine Street, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

RESOLVED to remove the exemptions from the 2017 Final Roll as per the attached Assessor Petitions.

ALSO RESOLVED to bill the new owners the exempt property restoration accordingly, for the Tax Years as indicated on the attached chart.

 S/B/L

 Address

 Exemption Type/ Assessed Value

 Prior Owner

 New Owner

 Tax Yr.(s)

 Total Bill Amt

002–01–093

194 Cadman Ave.

 

Eligible Fund/    700

Keipert, Robert & Barbara

Keipert, Barbara

2017/18

$ 104.51

003–02–049

193 Siegel Blvd.

Eligible Fund/  3,250

Senior Citizen/ 1,194

Albert, G. & M.

Estate of

Albert, G.


2017/18

$ 520.52

008–01–168

10 Bradish Lane

Vets. Combat/     705

Tsokris, N.

Kuehn,

F.& J.

2017/18

$   91.64

010.2–01–301

1 Greenmeadow

Eligible Fund/  4,150

McGinnis, P.

Estate of

McGinnis, P

2016/17

2017/18

$ 692.70

021–02–038.4

112 Midway St.

Vets. N-C /         423            

McKenna, G.

Wider, J. & Kuhn, J.

2016/17

2017/18

$   66.55

Section 002   Block 01   Lot 093;  194 CADMAN AVE. – formerly owned by Robert & Barbara Keipert, remove the Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 700, and bill the new owner, Barbara Keipert, a total of $ 104.51 for the 2017/18 Tax Year.

Section 003   Block 02   Lot 049;  193 SIEGEL BLVD. – formerly owned by Gertrude & Martin Albert, remove the Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 3,250, and the Senior Citizen Exemption with an assessed value of 1,194, and bill the new owner(s), the Estate of G. Albert, a total of $ 520.52 for the 2017/18 Tax Year.  (286 days @ $1.82 per day)

Section 008   Block 01   Lot 168; 10 BRADISH LANE. – formerly owned by Nicholas Tsokris, remove the Veteran’s Combat exemption with an assessed value of 705, and bill the new owner(s), Frederick C. & Jill H. Kuehn, a total of $91.64 for the 2017/18 Tax Year.  (316 days @.29 cents per day)

Section 010.2   Block 01   Lot 301; 1 GREENMEADOW DR., 301. – formerly owned by Patrick McGinnis, remove an Eligible Fund Exemption with an assessed value of 4,150, and bill the new owner(s), the Estate of Patrick McGinnis, a total of $ 692.70 for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Tax Years. (2016/17: 43 days @ $1.70 per day = $73.10; 2017/18: entire year: $619.60)

Section 021   Block 02   Lot 038.4;  112 MIDWAY ST. – formerly owned by Gregory McKenna, remove a Veteran’s Non-Combat Exemption with an assessed value of 423, and bill the new owner(s), Jennifer Wider & Jennie Kuhn, a total of $66.55 for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Tax Years.  (2016/17: 20 days @ .17 per day = $3.40; 2017/18: entire year: $63.15)

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the West Babylon School District to use the Sumpwams Creek Golf Course for the JV Boys’ Golf Team practices and games in the Fall of 2017 and the Varsity Girls’ Golf Team practices and games in the Spring of 2018, from 3:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’, as well as a signed and notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ Agreement.

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

RESOLVED to hire Alex Parache as a part-time Highway laborer with a salary of $10.50 per hour, effective August 14, 2017.

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

RESOLVED to issue a [pro-rated] refund in the amount of $437 to Joseph Hubbard for boat slip # 15 at Main Dock.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund to Herman Cangemi & Clyne LLP, in the amount of $1,568.54, as per the attached court-ordered settlement for the Tax Years listed, on behalf of Capa Realty Corp., for the property located at 184 East Main Street, Babylon.

S/B/L

Address

Owner

Tax Year

Assessed Value Changed From/To

Amount of Reduction

Refund

14-2-30.1

184 E. Main St.

Capa Realty Corp.

2012/13

32,860/31,980

880

114.22

2013/14

32,860/30,720

2,140

304.73

2014/15

32,860/30,900

1,960

292.62

2015/16

32,860/31,020

1,840

274.71

2016/17

32,860/30,910

1,950

291.13

2017/18

32,860/30,910

1,950

291.13

 TOTAL

1,568.54

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Junior-Senior High School to use the Sumpwams Creek Golf Course and facilities for the 2017 Fall season for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an ‘Additional Insured’, as well as a signed and notarized ‘Hold Harmless’ Agreement.

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the calendars for the appointed and elected officials listed on the attached chart, (if required) are hereby accepted as an accurate accounting of the average number of days worked per month per year.

And therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of the Village of Babylon, hereby establish standard workdays for the purpose of determining days worked reportable to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement system:

All Elected and Appointed Officials:  5 day work week, six hour day

Mayor’s secretary, Treasurer, Village Clerk, Village Justice Court, all clerical staff:

5 day work week, seven hour day

Superintendent of Public Works and laborer staff:   Five day work week, eight hour day.

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

RESOLVED to confirm the appointment of Anthony LaPinta as special counsel to the Village at a rate of $300.00 per hour effective June 27, 2017.

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

WHEREAS A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, be it hereby enacted that the following Local Law, proposed as Local Law #9 of 2017, is HEREBY ADOPTED as:

Local Law 9 of 2017, adding Chapter 268 to Village Code, pertaining to

“Registration of Defaulted Mortgage Property”

                                            In Favor:            Opposed:

Trustee Basile                     X                     _____

Trustee Muldowney        X                     _____

Trustee Davida               X                     _____

Trustee Adams              X                     _____

Mayor Scordino                      X                     _____

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

RESOLVED that Ralph A. Scordino, as Mayor of the Village of Babylon is hereby authorized and directed to file an application for funds not to exceed the maximum allowable amount of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the New York State Unified Court System for such financial assistance to this municipality for the Justice Court Assistance Program.

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

RESOLVED that the Village update and establish a Retirement policy with regard to insurance benefits.  Employees prior to October 1, 2017 are required to have 10 years of credited service with the Village and be the minimum age of 55.  As of October 1, 2017; Tier I, minimum age requirement 55, with 5 years of credited service with the Village.  Tier II, III, and IV; minimum age requirement of 55 with 30 years of credited service with the Village or 10 years of credited service with the Village and the minimum age of 62.  Tier V is minimum age requirement 62 with 10 years of credited service with the Village.  Tier VI is minimum age requirement of 63 with 10 years of credited service with the Village of Babylon.  Credited service is in the New York State and Local Retirement System (ERS).  All employees who pay an employee share for benefits while actively employed will continue paying their share into retirement.

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

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

Mohammad Ashraf                                          

Dean Basciano                                    

John Hargrove                         

Amir  Savas Mohamed

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

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

Michael Gaudioso

Nicholas Gioglio

Barry V. Perri  

Richard Romanowski

Mayor Scordino made the following announcements:

 - Residents are invited to an informal Village meeting on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, for “Coffee and Conversation with the Mayor” to share and discuss any questions or concerns regarding the Village.

- The Village will hold the 26th annual “Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Day” on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, at the Village Highway Truck Bay on Carlston Place.  On the same day, the Village will host our annual “Shred Day” from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., also at the Village Truck Bay on Carlston Place.

- The Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following:

Application of Sal Cataldo of Long Island Beach Bowls to open an Acai Fruit Bowl Café at 14 B Railroad Ave.  Copy of application and plans may be examined at the Office of the Village Clerk, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Proposed Local Law #10 of 2017, to amend Chapter 343 of Village Code, regarding    parking restrictions.  Complete text of this proposed Local Law will be available in the Office of the Village Clerk, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning September 14th, 2017.

The meeting was opened to the public; the following residents addressed to the Board:

Frank Curtin, 420 Fire Island Ave.:  inquired about Local Law 9 of 2017

Gary McGlinchey, 151 Sumpwams Ave.:         requested support from Board/Village regarding the ‘Neighborhood Watch’ established this July with installation of street light and signs

Sean O’Mara, 143 Sumpwams Ave:                 believes lighting is needed at end of block

Beatrice Noguier, 178 Sumpwams Ave.:          believes the neighbors living on the end of the block should have input before any lighting is added

Meeting adjourned 8:30 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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