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Annual Organizational Meeting April 6, 2020

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

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ON THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WEBSITE:

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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph A. Scordino

Trustee Kevin S. Muldowney

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Trustee Mary E. Adams

Village Attorney Gerard Glass

Village Treasurer Andrew Reichel

Village Clerk Jean Marie Parker

Deputy Village Clerk Jeannine Finelli

ABSENT:

Trustee Anthony J. Davida

The Mayor opened the meeting at 7:16 P.M.

Mayor Ralph A. Scordino appointed KEVIN S. MULDOWNEY as DEPUTY MAYOR for one year.

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

RESOLVED that GERARD GLASS be appointed as VILLAGE ATTORNEY for one year as per the contract on file with the Village Clerk.

Trustee Muldowney – yes

Trustee Silvestri – yes

Trustee Adams – abstained due to conflict of interest

Trustee Davida – absent

Mayor Scordino - yes

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

RESOLVED that JEAN MARIE PARKER be appointed as REGISTRAR for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JAYNE BARTH be appointed as DEPUTY TREASURER for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JEANNINE FINELLI be appointed as DEPUTY VILLAGE CLERK for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JEANNINE FINELLI be appointed as DEPUTY REGISTRAR for one year.

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

RESOLVED that PATRICIA BRODERICK be appointed as DEPUTY COURT CLERK for one year.

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

RESOLVED that STEPHEN FELLMAN be appointed as SITE PLAN REVIEWER for one year.

Trustee Muldowney – yes

Trustee Silvestri – yes

Trustee Adams – abstained due to conflict of interest

Trustee Davida – absent

Mayor Scordino - yes

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

RESOLVED that BRUCE HUMENIK be appointed STANDING HEARING OFFICER for Civil Service Law Section 75 Disciplinary Cases at a rate of $100 per hour.

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

RESOLVED that JACKIE MARSDEN be appointed as VILLAGE HISTORIAN for one year at a salary of $1,200.

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

RESOLVED to appoint PATRICIA WALSH as MUSEUM CLERK for one year with a stipend of $1,600.

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

RESOLVED that TIMOTHY J. DUNN III be appointed as ASSOCIATE VILLAGE JUSTICE for one year at a salary of $100 per Court session.

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

RESOLVED that KAREN PETZ be appointed as COORDINATOR OF THE NATHANIEL CONKLIN HOUSE for one year at a salary of $1,600.

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

RESOLVED that TERESA ALLAR be appointed as VILLAGE ASSESSOR for one year with an annual salary of $36,000.

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

RESOLVED that ROBERT BRINK be appointed as ATTORNEY FOR THE PLANNING BOARD for one year at a rate of $175 per hour.

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

RESOLVED that THOMAS SPREER be appointed as SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON at a rate of $175 per hour.

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

RESOLVED that ANTHONY LAPINTA be appointed as SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE VILLAGE BOARD at a rate of $300 per hour for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JEANETTE YANTZ be appointed as SECRETARY to the ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JAMES GOWAN be appointed as SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR TAX AND CERTIORARI PROCEEDINGS for one year at a rate of $175 per hour.

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

RESOLVED to accept the contract of JENNIFER MESIANO, MESIANO CONSULTING, INC for GRANT WRITING SERVICES to the Village of Babylon for one year as per the contract on file with the Village Clerk.

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

RESOLVED that KATHY MATTY be appointed COURT REPORTER for a period of one year at a rate of $200 for Tuesday Court sessions and $210 for night sessions.

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

RESOLVED that DONNA JURASITS be appointed to produce the VILLAGE NEWSLETTER for one year at $1,800 for all editions.

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

RESOLVED that THE BEACON be appointed as the OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK COOPERATIVE LIQUID ASSETS SECURITIES SYSTEM (NYCLASS), T.D. BANK and FLUSHING BANK be designated as depositories for Village funds.

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

RESOLVED that the SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY of each month be designated as the official meeting night for the Board of Trustees.  The meetings will commence at 7:00 p.m. with a work session to be followed by the public meeting at 8:00 p.m.  In the event there is a public hearing(s) at 7:00 p.m., the work session will immediately follow.

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

RESOLVED that on the FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY of each month at 4:00 p.m. the Board of Trustees shall also hold a work session.

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

RESOLVED that the OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE CLERK, the OFFICE OF THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, the OFFICE OF THE COURT CLERK, the MAYOR’S OFFICE and the TREASURER’S OFFICE will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

RESOLVED that the VILLAGE TREASURER pay the miscellaneous bills of the Village twice a month.

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

RESOLVED that the MAYOR, TREASURER and DEPUTY TREASURER are authorized to sign checks for the Village of Babylon accounts.

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

RESOVLED that two signatures are required on all disbursements made by the Village that are $10,000 and over.

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

RESOLVED that the VILLAGE TREASURER pay the regular payrolls of the Village every other Friday.

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

RESOLVED that the VILLAGE OF BABYLON pay to the ARGYLE HOSE COMPANY a custodial fee of $2,500 for a period of one year.

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

RESOLVED that the BABYLON FIRE DEPARTMENT be given a 1/3 share of monies received from the two fire districts at the beach.

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

RESOLVED that the MAYOR be authorized to sign contracts, advertise and award bids, engage special counsel, engineering firms and other miscellaneous proposals for the Village of Babylon.

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

RESOLVED that the MAYOR be empowered to transfer funds from time to time within the budget structure.

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

RESOLVED to re-appoint JOHN CONROY to the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for a five-year term, which will be April of 2025.

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

RESOLVED that DEBORAH LONGO be appointed as SECRETARY TO THE PLANNING BOARD for one year.

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

RESOLVED that KRISTINA EVERITT be appointed as SECRETARY TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS for one year.

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

RESOLVED that JEANNINE FINELLI be appointed as SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES for one year.

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

RESOLVED to hire MONTE PLUMBING for servicing all Village plumbing needs and winterizing of water lines at the pool and dock areas, at an hourly rate of $70.00 per hour for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

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

RESOLVED that SAVIK AND MURRAY be appointed VILLAGE ENGINEERS for one year at a salary schedule on file with the Village Clerk.

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

RESOLVED that the VILLAGE OF BABYLON shall pay for the necessary expenses of the Village of Babylon Fire Chiefs for their attendance at an annual sanctioned FIRE CHIEFS’ CONVENTION.

On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried,

WHEREAS there is to be held during the coming official year, Training Schools, Association Meetings, Conferences and Seminars, and it is hereby determined by the Board of Trustees that attendance by certain municipal officials and employees at one or more of these meetings, conferences or schools benefits the municipality,

BE IT RESOLVED that OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES are hereby authorized to ATTEND these MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, etc., with approval by the Mayor as deemed appropriate for each case.

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

RESOLVED that the VILLAGE OF BABYLON PROCUREMENT POLICY attached is hereby available for the required annual review.

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

RESOLVED that the STORM WATER MANAGEMENT MS4 ANNUAL REPORT for the period ending March 2019 is available for review on the Village website and in the Office of the Village Clerk during regular business hours.

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

RESOLVED that all CAPITAL ASSET ACQUISITIONS with a value of $1,000 or greater be recorded in the VILLAGE’S CAPITAL ASSET INVENTORY SYSTEM and in Object Code .200 for budgetary purposes.

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

RESOLVED, that pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law section 104(b), Mayor RALPH SCORDINO, the TRUSTEES, JEAN MARIE PARKER, Village Clerk, IRENE IVANOFF, Court Clerk, CHARLES GARDNER, Superintendent of Public Works, SCOTT GLENN, SUZANNE SCHETTINO, DEBORAH LONGO, JEANETTE YANTZ, THOMAS STEFFANN, WILLIAM WHITTIER and JOSEPH FRACCALVIERI and MATTHEW ARUNDALE of the Babylon Village Fire Department, are responsible for purchasing.

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

RESOLVED that the ANNUAL SALARIES for the MAYOR, VILLAGE TRUSTEES and VILLAGE JUSTICE are as follows:

Mayor Scordino          $15,000

Trustee Muldowney   $  7,500

Trustee Davida           $  7,500

Trustee Adams           $  7,500

Trustee Silvestri         $  7,500

Judge John Rafter    $10,000

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

RESOLVED to approve the 2020/2021 EMPLOYEE SALARIES on file with the Village Clerk.

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

RESOLVED that the following COMPENSATION shall be provided annually to the following BOARD MEMBERS:

Architectural Review Board - Five members $1,000 each

Planning Board - Five members $2,750 each

Planning Board – Member / Secretary $3,250

Zoning Board of Appeals - Five members $3,000 each

Zoning Board of Appeals – Member / Secretary $3,500

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

RESOLVED that the FIRE MARSHALL receive an annual stipend of $2,000.

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

RESOLVED that EMT SERVICES be provided by MELISSA KALHORN and SEAN TRACY.

Mayor Scordino appointed the following committees:

            Municipal Pool:                                 Trustee Davida

            Health:                                                 Trustee Davida

            Docks:                                                  Trustee Muldowney

            Finance:                                               Mayor Scordino

            Highway, Sanitation, and Fire:       Mayor Scordino

            Insurance:                                            Trustee Silvestri

            Parks:                                                    Trustee Adams

            Computers/Communication:           Trustee Muldowney

            Social Media:                                       Trustee Adams

            Golf:                                                      Trustee Muldowney

            Recreation:                                          Trustee Adams

            Streetlights, Traffic Signals:             Trustee Silvestri

            Conklin House:                                   Trustee Silvestri

BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Board hereby establish the following as 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:

 Six-hour day

MAYOR’S SECRETARY, VILLAGE CLERK, TREASURER, VILLAGE JUSTICE COURT AND CLERICAL STAFF:

Seven-hour day

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND LABORER STAFF:

Eight-hour day


The Mayor thanked everyone for doing what they are doing to stay safe during this difficult period and concluded by reading the following poem by Kitty O’Meara:

“And the people stayed home.

And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 P.M.

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