April 26, 2022

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022. On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:02 PM. On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, the Board entered into executive session at 7:02 PM to discuss resident issues and human resources. On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, the executive session ended at 7:35 and the Board returned to the work session. On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Seibert and unanimously carried, the work session ended at 7:55 PM.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON

WAS HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM,

153 WEST MAIN STREET, BABYLON, NEW YORK,

ON TUESDAY,

APRIL 26, 2022

PRESENT:

Mayor Mary Adams

Trustee Frank Seibert

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Trustee Dominic Bencivenga

Trustee Anthony Cardali

Attorney Matthew McDonough

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:02 PM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Silvestri.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the following meetings and dispense with the reading of the same:

          - April 4, 2022 Annual Organizational meeting

          - April 12, 2022 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees

    The Village Clerk read the letter from the Fire Department dated April 25, 2022:

    At the regular monthly meeting of the Fire Council held April 19th, 2022 the Fire Council took the following actions and we await your approval:

    Accepted as Probationary Member(s):

            Joseph Marino - Argyle Hose

    Accepted as Full Member(s):

           Lucas Ramalho - Phoenix Hose

    Accepted Resignation:

           None

    Removed from Sick Leave with Medical Clearance:

           Peter Arebalo - March 21st, 2022

           Adam Ahlers - April 5th, 2022

    Placed on Sick Leave:

           Richard Oehrlein - April 10th, 2022

    Added to Drivers List:

           None

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

    RESOLVED to accept the Fire Department actions as read.

    On the motion of Trustee Cardali, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, it was

    RESOLVED to hire Samantha Spurlin as a per diem EMT for Babylon Fire Department at an hourly rate of $18 per hour effective April 25, 2022.

    On the motion of Trustee Cardali, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, it was

    RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amounts indicated to the applicants listed below for the return of ZBA signs for partial refund.

    Refund      Applicant/Property Owner                                 Property Location                          Hearing Date

    $100.00      Sangeet Ahuja (Fit to Function Therapy)        46 Little E. Neck Rd.                     4/20/22

    $100.00      Ryan Bliss & Rebecca Lang                                  128 Frederick Ave.                        4/20/22

    $ 50.00        Michael DeMaio                                                      11 Park Ave.                                    4/20/22

    $ 50.00         Robert Silverberg, Esq.                                         West side of Cottage Row         4/20/22

    $ 50.00         Lynn Spinnato                                                          25 Frederick Ave.                          4/20/22

    On the motion of Trustee Cardali, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried,

    WHEREAS a budget hearing was held on Monday, April 4, 2022 to consider the adoption of the proposed budget for the 2022/23 fiscal year,

    BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to adopt the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.

                                               Yes:           No:

      Mayor Adams                 X

      Trustee Seibert              X

      Trustee Silvestri             X

      Trustee Bencivenga      X

      Trustee Cardali               X

      On the motion of Trustee Cardali, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried,

      Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program -Resolution Supporting the Proposed Project:

      WHEREAS, the Village of Babylon is always desirous to improve the economy and quality of life within the Village of Babylon; and

      WHEREAS, through the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program, the County of Suffolk participates with local governments in the development, support and funding of projects located in Suffolk County that will have an important and sustainable impact on downtowns and business districts; and

      WHEREAS, as part of the application process in conformity with Suffolk County Resolution No. 808-1998, the County of Suffolk requires a resolution of the Village Board showing local support for the proposed project; and

      WHEREAS, upon the County’s approval of the project, the Village would be required to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the County under Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law pursuant to which the Village of Babylon would be required to undertake and complete the project and the County would be responsible for providing financing for all or part of the cost of the project; and

      WHEREAS, in order to provide County financing for all or part of the project, the County of Suffolk must obtain a leasehold, easement or other real property interest in the site of the project; and

      WHEREAS, the Village of Babylon is desirous to participate in the program to make improvements and repairs for safety and ease of movement for those with disabilities and all pedestrians on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of Deer Park Avenue and West Main Street, including widening the handicap access ramps, concrete and red brickwork, and the Village will be applying for $50,000 under the program;

      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon hereby states its support of the project to make improvements and repairs for safety and ease of movement for those with disabilities and all pedestrians, pursuant to the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program through the Village of Babylon; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Village Board authorizes the Mayor to sign any and all necessary documents, including but not limited to the required easement/lease documents and an intermunicipal agreement, subject to review and approval of the Village Attorney, to participate in the above referenced program.

      On the motion of Trustee Cardali, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried,

      Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program – Lead Agency / SEQRA resolution:

      The Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon, duly convened, does hereby declare as follows:

      WHEREAS the Board is considering participation in Suffolk County’s Downtown Revitalization Program which will provide funding to the Village of Babylon for the safety improvements and repairs on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of Deer Park Avenue and West Main Street (hereinafter the “Proposed Action”); and,

      WHEREAS the Board of Trustees reviewed this proposed action and preliminarily determined that the same is an Unlisted action; and,

      WHEREAS coordinated review of an Unlisted action is optional, and was not undertaken by the Board of Trustees;

      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees:

      THAT, the Board of Trustees hereby designates itself as lead agency pursuant to the implementing regulations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act with respect to the proposed action, and,

      THAT, this resolution shall take effect immediately.

                                          Yes:              No:

      Mayor Adams              X

      Trustee Seibert           X

      Trustee Silvestri          X

      Trustee Bencivenga   X

      Trustee Cardali            X

      Trustee Cardali commented that the new playground equipment has been delivered to the pool and will be installed shortly. The first registration for swim lessons will be held May 14th. More information will be in the newsletter that has been mailed. Trustee Cardali also mentioned the successful Shred Day held this past weekend.

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

      RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Tompkins Avenue to hold a Block Party on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from Noon to 11:00 PM, with a rain date of Sunday, July 24, 2022. The street will be blocked between Little East Neck Road South and just east of Mayhew Avenue, by #47 & #48 Tompkins Avenue, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

      RESOLVED to grant permission to the Chamber of Commerce to maintain temporary signs as indicated below, from April 30th through May 11th, 2022 to advertise the Spring Fling:

      36” wide x 48” high street signs at:

             - Main St. and Rt 109 intersection

             - Main St. and Rt. 231 intersection

      24” wide x 36” high street signs at:

             - John St. and Cooper St. intersection

             - Deer Park Ave. between Clinton St. & Washington St. (by Cross of Christ Lutheran Church)

             - Park Avenue and Little East Neck Rd.

        12” wide x 18” wide posters in the windows of various merchants in the Village


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

        RESOLVED to accept the attached contract with Traditional Air for air conditioning and heating maintenance and for service on the HVAC equipment, starting 12/17/2021 until notice of termination is given, subject to price revisions on the anniversary date of 12/17/2022. [#1430]

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

        RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for April 26, 2022:

                General Account:                   $ 170,512.00* (* To be corrected 5/10/22;

                 Conklin House:                               $ 466.99* Total warrant amt. is the same)

                 TOTAL GENERAL FUND:      $ 170,978.99

                 Capital Fund:                             $ 59,755.00

                  Trust:                                             $ 2,405.78

                  TOTAL:                                     $ 233,139.77

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

        RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Public Library to hold the 2022 Events as per the attached. This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of the required certificates of insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an additional insured and a signed and notarized hold harmless agreement.

        Event

        Location

        Date(s)

        Time

        Movie Nights:

        Luca

        Encanto

        Gazebo


        Thursday, June 30

        Wednesday, August 17


        8:30 PM

        7:45 PM

        Where is the Librarian?

        Storytimes

        Various locations in the Village

        Tuesdays:

        July 5, 12, 19, 26

        1:30–2:00 PM

        Storytimes

        Argyle Park

        Fridays:

        July 8, 15, 22, 29

        August 5, 12

        10:00 – 10:30 AM

        Mid-Summer:

        Family Celebration

        Dance Party

        Gazebo


        Wednesday, July 13

        Monday, July 25


        3:30 – 4:30 PM

        7:00–8:30 PM

        Nature Walk

        Argyle Park

        Friday, July 22

        7:00–8:30 PM

        Dinoman!

        Gazebo

        Saturday, August 13

        12:00 NOON

        Spooky Movie Night

        Costume Contest

        Movie

        Gazebo

        Thursday, October 27


        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

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

        RESOLVED to grant permission to Mondays at Racine to maintain temporary 8 ½ x 11 ½ signs at various merchants in the Village from May 7th to May 21st, 2022, to advertise Mondays Cancer Care Health & Wellness Fair at Argyle Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

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

        RESOLVED to hold a Bid Opening at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 for Plastic Bags.   Bid Specifications will be available beginning April 28th, 2022 in the Office of the Village Clerk, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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

        Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Grant – Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Easement Agreement and an Intermunicipal Agreement with the County of Suffolk:

        The Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon, duly convened, does hereby declare as follows:

        WHEREAS, under the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program, when the County of Suffolk has approved funding to the Village for safety improvements and repairs on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of Deer Park Avenue and West Main Street; and,

        WHEREAS, the execution of an inter-municipal agreement and an easement agreement with the County of Suffolk will be necessary to receive the Program funding; and,

        WHEREAS, the Board finds that the project will improve Village infrastructure,

        NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees:

        THAT, the Mayor and Village Attorney are authorized to negotiate and execute an intermunicipal agreement and an easement agreement with the County of Suffolk for the purpose of receiving the funds; and,

        THAT, this resolution shall take effect immediately.

                                                   Yes:         No:

        Mayor Adams                   X

        Trustee Seibert                X

        Trustee Silvestri               X

        Trustee Bencivenga        X

        Trustee Cardali                 X

        On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, it was

        RESOLVED to hire James McCarthy as a part-time Golf Starter at an hourly rate of $9.25 effective April 9, 2022.

        On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, it was

        RESOLVED to hire John Pirapato as a part-time Golf Starter at an hourly rate of $9.25 effective April 21, 2022.

        On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, it was

        RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $20.00 to Joseph Whitenack for switching from Beach Canal slip #2014 to Boynes Canal slip #3052 permanently as of the 2022 season.

        On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, it was

        RESOLVED, in accordance with the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule LGS-01, to dispose of the items [from the Village Clerk’s Office] listed on the attached chart.

        Box #

        Description

        Years

        Board of Trustees – Copies of Agendas, Minutes, Resolutions

        2013-2014

        839

        Boats

        2015

        999

        Daily Reports January-May 2015

        2015

        1000

        Daily Reports May-Dec

        2014

        992

        Daily Transaction Reports 3/1/2014 Cash Receipt Reports, Copies of Tax Deposits

        2013-2014

        994

        Daily Transaction Reports 5/30/2013 – 2/28/2014

        2013-2014

        Miscellaneous Parking Reports

        2013-14

        Old FOIL Requests

        2021

        1004

        Parking - Apartment, Reserved, Non-Resident & Dock Parking,

        Landscaping Applications

        Crabbing Permit Applications

        Taxi Driver

        2013-2014

        1003

        Resident & Reserved Parking & Boats/Winter Mooring

        2014-2015

        990

        Street Opening Permits 2/2012 thru 12/2013

        2012-2013

        996

        Tax Receipts

        2013-2014

        995

        Tax Receipts 82700-83839

        2013-2014

        987

        Tax Receipts and Reports

        2012-2013

        993

        Taxes – Miscellaneous Reports, Daily Receipts, Third Party Letters

        2013-2014

        998

        Taxes – Online Payments, Treasurer Reports, Write Offs

        2014-2015

        Tentative Assessment Roll

        2016-17

        Tentative Assessment Roll

        2017-18

        Website Paperwork

        2008

        On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried,

        Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Grant – Negative Declaration pursuant to SEQRA

          The Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon, duly convened, does hereby declare as follows:

          WHEREAS, the Board is considering participation in the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Program which will provide funding to the Village for safety improvements and repairs on the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of Deer Park Avenue and West Main Street (hereinafter the “Proposed Action”) and,

          WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees declared itself, by Resolution, the lead agency for the proposed action, pursuant to the implementing regulations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and,

          WHEREAS the Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has caused to be prepared the attached Short Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) to evaluate potential significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, and has reviewed the aforesaid Short EAF and agrees with the contents thereof;

          NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees:

          THAT, the Board of Trustees, as lead agency for the action contemplated herein, after review of the proposed action hereby determines that the project is an Unlisted action; and,

          THAT, based upon the information contained in the Short EAF and other relevant information before the Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees, as lead agency for the action contemplated herein, and after due deliberation, review and analysis, hereby determines that the proposed action will not result in significant adverse impacts to the environment, and hereby adopts a Negative Declaration for the proposed action; and,

          THAT, this resolution shall take effect immediately.

                                                   Yes:

          Mayor Adams                 X

          Trustee Seibert              X

          Trustee Silvestri             X

          Trustee Bencivenga      X

          Trustee Cardali               X

          Trustee Bencivenga announced the golf course news; two people got a hole-in-one:  Noel Nixon and Frank Bustamante. The golf course will close at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 28th, for the school golf teams to hold their golf tournament.

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

          Jim O’Rourke, 25 Lucinda Drive, Babylon, NY 11702

          Ron Lasley, 6 Overton Place, Babylon, NY 11702

          On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:37 PM.

          _____________________

          Village Clerk

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