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February 11, 2020

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:10 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:10 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried, the Board entered into Executive Session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss current litigation.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the work session adjourned at 7:21 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the Executive Session ended at 8:02 p.m.

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,

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Mary Adams

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Attorney Gerard Glass

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:05 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 January 28, 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 Adams and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the James Street Players, United Methodist Church, 21 James Street, to maintain a 3’x 6’ temporary sign on the fence facing Deer Park Avenue from March 1st to April 25th, 2020, to advertise the James Street Players April performances.

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

RESOLVED to authorize the Mayor to sign the attached agreement with Fair Hill Properties LLC, to lease a portion of the parking lot located at 42 Fire Island Avenue [Suffolk County Tax Map No. District 102/ Section 014 / Block 01/ Lot 013]. The six (6) year lease will be from February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2026.                                                            (#1428)

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Argyle Falls Restoration Committee to use the Village Pool facilities on Thursday, July 16th, 2020, from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. for the Taste of Babylon fundraiser event.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of the required Certificates of Insurance with the Village of Babylon listed as an additional Insured, as well as signed & notarized hold harmless agreements from all vendors participating in this event.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for February 11, 2020:

General Account:                     $ 209,110.87

Conklin House:                        $        583.50

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:    $ 209,694.37

TOTAL:                                     $ 209,694.37

Trustee Adams announced that this Sunday, February 16th, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. is the Winterfest at the Argyle Lake parking lot.  

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $100.00 to Maxine Sterlacci of The Green Fork Babylon for the return of two Board of Trustee Public Hearing signs.

Amount           Applicant                    Address                                               Public Hearing Date

$100                Maxine Sterlacci         The Green Fork, 101 Deer Park Ave              1/14/2020

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

RESOLVED to accept the attached Traffic Signal Agreement with Suffolk County for the installation and maintenance of the traffic signal devices located at the intersection of CR50, Park Avenue, at Livingston Avenue, Babylon.                                                       (#1535)

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Babylon Lions Club to maintain temporary signs at various storefronts in the Village from February 14th to March 29th, 2020, to advertise their 52nd Annual Pancake Breakfast to be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri 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

Ernest & Danielle Alveari

195 Livingston Avenue

$50.00

Eric Aull

173 Melbury Road

$50.00

Richard Bronchick

18 Bradish Lane

$50.00

Center for Communication Care, LLC

10 James Street

$50.00

Rosemarie Esposito

55 Waterman Court

$50.00

Thomas Gargiulo

58 Annuskemunnica Road

$50.00

Ramon & Madeline Rodriguez

42 Cooper Street

$50.00

Robert & Janice Sweet

154 Cedar Lane

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

RESOLVED to schedule a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of proposed Local Law 1 of 2020, a local law authorizing a property tax levy increase in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law 3-C.  Complete text of proposed Local Law 1 of 2020 will be available in the Office of the Village Clerk and on our website beginning February 13, 2020.

Mayor Scordino clarified that this local law does NOT mean that the Village intends to pierce the tax cap; it is something that must be done each year for the budget.

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

RESOLVED that proposals are hereby requested by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon, 153 West Main Street, for the Food Concession at the Village Pool.  Sealed proposals should be submitted to the Office of the Village Clerk by 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020.

The Request for Proposal may be obtained at the Office of the Village Clerk during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or via email request to jparker@villageofbabylonny.gov.

Mayor Scordino made the following announcements:

  • Village of Babylon Offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.  Residents should not put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays.
  • Please be advised that Summer Job Applications will be available in the Mayor’s Office starting Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  Applicants for summer jobs must be at least 16 years old.  However, applications will be accepted for residents 15 years of age, and these applications will be kept on file and only used if additional students are needed.
  • Grievance Day will be held in the Upstairs Conference Room of the Municipal Building, 153 W. Main Street, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 3:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Scordino read the following Tree City Announcement:

“I am proud to announce that on Friday, February 7th, 2020, Babylon Village for the first time has been approved and will be designated as a Tree City, U.S.A by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Becoming a Tree City, U.S.A. is a National designation and one that is well

recognized in communities throughout the country.  Becoming a Tree City adds value to our homes and increases desirability to our community. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, property values increase between 7-20%.

There are more than 3,400 tree city communities across the country and now,

Babylon Village has that designation.

I would like to congratulate and thank the Babylon Beautification Society for

all their efforts and hard work in obtaining this designation for our residents

and our Village.

As they prepare to renovate the triangle near the Railroad Station on Depot

Place, a spectacular Arbor Day celebration will be taking place on Saturday, April 25th right at the triangle location.  I encourage all our children, residents and guests to be a part of this special day.”

Mayor Scordino thanked Trustee Adams for her dedication, effort, and time that went into getting this designation for the Village.

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

RESOLVED to schedule a public hearing for March 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of proposed Local Law 2 of 2020, regarding a Moratorium on 24 hour uses in the Business District.  Complete text of the proposed Local Law will be available in the Office of the Village Clerk and on our website beginning February 27, 2020.

The meeting was opened to the public;

            Ira Pollack, 704 Freedom Street, North Babylon

            John Boyle, 37 Annison Avenue, North Babylon

            Stephanie Lopes, 11 Jackson Avenue West

            Joe Riccardi, 84 Sumpwams Avenue, Babylon

The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

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