Better Babylon Party

December 8, 2020

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2020, via Zoom and available to be viewed through the YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnyFstcqshRUfoPSgKucQuA?view_as=subscriber

on the Village website:  www.villageofbabylonny.gov

On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Seibert and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:05 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the Board entered into executive session at 7:10 p.m. to discuss current litigation, at which time the work session was ended on the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Seibert and unanimously carried.

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

WAS HELD VIA ZOOM

Available to be viewed through the YOUTUBE LINK:

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ON THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WEBSITE:

www.villageofbabylonny.gov

ON TUESDAY,

DECEMBER 8, 2020

PRESENT:

Mayor Mary Adams

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Dominic Bencivenga

Trustee Frank Seibert

Attorney Gerard Glass

ABSENT:

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Seibert.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the November 24th, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Long Island Yacht Club to erect a seasonal tent for various events held at the Yacht Club. Tent size is not to exceed the 35’ wide x 75’ long concrete pad. This permission is granted contingent upon the Long Island Yacht Club acquiring the proper tent permit from the Building Department at a fee of $100.00, to expire December 31st, 2021.  Board of Trustee approval is required for all renewal permits.

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

RESOLVED to issue refunds in the amounts indicated to the applicants listed on the attached chart for the return of ZBA sign(s) for partial refund.

Refund:

Applicant

For Property located at:

$  50.00

Angel Aponte

146 Litchfield Avenue

$  50.00

Richard & Joanne Bounaparte

28 Cooper Street

$  50.00

Bethel A.M.E. Church

46 Cooper Street

$  50.00

Joseph & Kristina Greve

14 Smith Street

$  50.00

Mark H. Harris

392 Deer Park Avenue

$  50.00

Sherry Hirschman

126-128 North Carll Avenue

$  50.00

Glenn Hopps

43 Bulger Street

$  50.00

Elaine Jurs

169 North Railroad Avenue

$100.00

Thomas O’Brien

29 Cambridge Drive

$  50.00

Ten Penny Development Corp.

107 Cooper Street

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

RESOLVED to appoint Nancy Iglesias-Gillen to the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill the unexpired term of Frank Seibert which is to April 2021, effective December 8th, 2020.

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

RESOLVED to appoint Jeff Weber as Secretary of the Zoning Board of Appeals with an additional stipend of $500.00 annually, effective December 8th, 2020.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for December 8, 2020:

            General Account:                                $ 357,561.67

            Conklin House:                                   $     2,094.50

            TOTAL GENERAL FUND:               $ 359,656.17

            Capital Fund:                                       $              .00

            Trust Fund:                                          $     3,856.30

            TOTAL:                                                 $  363,512.47

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Christ Episcopal Church to maintain temporary 8.5” x 11” signs at various businesses in the Village and a 4’x 6’ sign at 12 Prospect Street, from December 10th to December 25th, 2020, regarding the Christmas Eve Carols & Prayers to be held on the front lawn of Christ Episcopal Church, 12 Prospect Street.

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

RESOLVED to grant the application of Thomas DelFranceso of T.D. Vending Corporation to operate a Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck in the Village of Babylon for the 2021 season.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of required Certificate 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 Seibert, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to appoint Meredith McCaslin to the Architectural Review Board to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Iglesias-Gillen which is to January 2022, effective December 8th, 2020.

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

RESOLVED to remove the exemption as per the attached Assessor Petition and bill the new owner the Exempt Property Restoration for the Tax Year as indicated on the attached chart.               

S/B/L

 Address

Exemption/

Assessed Value

Prior Owner

New Owner

Tax Year

Total

EPR Bill Amount

005-02-133

128 Frederick Ave.

Eligible Fund

A/V 300

Joan Forte

Estate of Joan Forte

2020

$ 24.48


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

RESOLVED to schedule a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 by video conference to consider the application of Grace Iazbeck of Haus of Grace, LLC, to open a Beauty Parlor at 10 James Street, the former location of the Center for Communication Care. The public can view the livestream video conference from a link on the Village website, www.villageofbabylonny.gov, and will have 14 days after the hearing to comment by mail or email.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of Gerard Glass as Village Attorney effective upon the date a successor is appointed/hired.

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

BE IT RESOLVED that the Village of Babylon Historical and Preservation Society, which is housed at 117 W. Main Street, be allowed to maintain a museum and do society business for the next 99 years at said address.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to St. Joseph’s Church to maintain four temporary 2’x3’ signs at 39 N. Carll Avenue regarding Christmas Masses, to be displayed from December 11th to December 28th, 2020 as follows:

-          1 on the lawn of church facing Babylon High School

-          1 on the lawn of church facing North Carll Avenue

-          1 in front of the Nursery School facing North Carll Avenue

-          1 at the Parish Center parking lot

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to St. Joseph’s Church to maintain 16’ pole banners by the front walkway of the church from December 11th, 2020 to January 8th, 2021.

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

RESOLVED to appoint Karl Anderson to the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill the unexpired term of John Conroy which is to April 2025, effective December 8th, 2020.

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

RESOLVED that the permanent Mud Creek Dock Program will include only the fifteen (15) slips rented in the 2020 Season listed below, each at a fee of $400.00 per slip per season. 

              Mud Creek slip #’s:

                          #3 through #9

                          #11

                          #13 through #17

                          #19

                          #19-2

Trustee Bencivenga reported that the golf course remains open but due to the cold weather the opening time may be later. Most boaters have removed their boats from the Village marinas. Those boaters who have not removed their boat or secured winter mooring yet should contact the Clerk’s Office.

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

RESOLVED to accept the retirement of Anthony J. Davida as Trustee of the Village of Babylon effective December 31, 2020.

Trustee Davida spoke about his service to the Babylon Village community, 50 years in the Fire Department and 18 years as Village Trustee.  He reminisced about his years as Trustee, since 2002, the life-long bond he shared with Mayor Ralph Scordino, and the time spent with his good friends, Ralph Scordino and Kevin Muldowney, noting that the untimely passing of Mayor Scordino changed everyone’s life.  Trustee Davida expressed his thanks to the Board and to the staff at Village Hall, assured all that they had his support and wished everyone well.

Mayor Adams spoke of her memories of Trustee Davida, particularly his remarkable achievement of restoring the pool in just one year after it had been destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.  She spoke of the S.T.O.P. programs and Shred programs that Trustee Davida ran, and thanked him for his many contributions to this community.

The Mayor and Board all wished Trustee Davida well, thanking him for his dedication and for the degree of service he has given to the Village. 

Mayor Adams made the following announcements:

-        There will be no second Board meeting in December.

-        Village of Babylon Offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Friday, December 25th, 2020, and Friday, January 1st, 2021 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day Holidays.  There will be a special pick up of holiday wrappings, etc., no recycling or large items, on Monday, December 28th for those regularly scheduled for Friday rubbish pickup.  Residents should not put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays.

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

RESOLVED to appoint Anthony Cardali as Trustee of the Village of Babylon effective January 1, 2021, to fill the unexpired term of Trustee Anthony Davida until April 2021.

Mayor Adams welcomed newly-appointed Trustee Anthony Cardali to the Board, mentioning that he is a life-long resident of Babylon Village, a 35-year member of the Babylon Village Fire Department, serving as Chief from 2010 to 2012, and has been involved in various Town, County, State and International Fire Associations. Mayor Adams congratulated Mr. Cardali on this appointment.

Mayor Adams stated that the changes over the past few months are positive because they are in the best interest of the Village and keep progressing Babylon Village forward to be the great place it is to live, work, enjoy, and raise a family.

On behalf of the Board, the Mayor wished everyone a happy, healthy holiday season and asked everyone to continue to be “Babylon Village smart” and wear face masks, practice social distancing, remember to sanitize, and stay safe.

On the motion of Mayor Adams, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

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