Better Babylon Party

July 14, 2020

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020.  On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:14 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the work session ended at 5:31 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:07 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the work session ended at 5:55 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020, via Zoom and available to be viewed through the YouTube link:

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On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:04 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Davida and unanimously carried, the Board entered into executive session at 7:19 p.m. to discuss current litigation and adjourned the work session. On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the executive session ended at 7:51 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WAS HELD VIA ZOOM

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ON THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WEBSITE:

www.villageofbabylonny.gov

ON TUESDAY,

JULY 14, 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 8:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Silvestri.

The Mayor began the meeting with a moment of silence in the memory of a true Babylonian, John (Jack) Conroy.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the June 23, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to hire the following Directors with regard to the Summer Recreation Program:

                        Outdoor Yoga:          Kelly Walsh                  $16.00 per hour

                        Tennis:                       Gerard Gravina           $16.00 per hour

                                                             Ryan Carty                   $16.00 per hour

                        Science Fridays:       Paige Bzdyk                 $11.50 per hour

                        Art Monsters:           Kathleen Gennings:    $16.00 per hour

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $260.00 to Anthony Piromalli for switching from boat slip #2 at Boynes Canal to slip #6 at Mud Creek for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a pro-rated refund in the amount of $406.00 to Steven Janczy for the return of non-resident parking decal #2258 which expires January 31, 2021.

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

RESOLVED to issue a pro-rated refund in the amount of $406.00 to Kleo J. King for the return of non-resident parking decal #2245 which expires January 31, 2021.

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

RESOLVED to schedule a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. by video conference concerning the special use permit granted to Daniel O’Donnell of Jodi Girl Enterprises, Inc., to operate Tres Palms, 16 East Court, as a restaurant with a bar with seasonal outdoor dining.  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.

Trustee Adams commented that the summer programs are going extremely well.  The cooking class will be held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $90.00 to Gregory Chero for switching from Lewis Pond slip #100 to Lewis Pond slip #15 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $450.00 to Kevin Coughlin as he will not be subletting Lighthouse slip # 3 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $50.00 to Peter Curry for switching from Argyle Basin slip #12 to East Creek slip #99 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $2,893.70 to Lereta LLC for duplicate payment of 2020 Taxes on the following parcels:

Section–Block–Lot

Owner

Property Address

Refund Amount

022–02–066

Guercio, Alice

582 Fire Island Ave.

$1,523.00

022–03–042

DeCanio, A. & Ciano,R.

59 Yacht Club Rd.

$1,370.70

TOTAL:

$2,893.70

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for July 14, 2020:

            General Account:                                 $ 504,185.83

            TOTAL GENERAL FUND:                $ 504,185.83

            Trust Fund:                                           $     4,971.43

            TOTAL:                                                  $ 509,157.26

Trustee Silvestri mentioned the upcoming events being held through the Conklin House and recommended checking the Conklin House Facebook page for additional information.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of John Farrelly as a part-time employee in the Treasurer’s Office effective July 11, 2020.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $110.00 to Scott Jankow for switching from Boynes Canal slip #47 to East Creek slip #16 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $225.00 to Thomas Larkin for switching from Argyle Basin slip #4 to East Creek slip #40 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $10.00 to Kurt Lutz for switching from Boynes Canal slip #40 to Lewis Pond slip #45 for the 2020 boating season.

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

RESOLVED to remove the Eligible Fund exemption from the parcel listed below for tax years 2019 and 2020, as per the attached Assessor Petitions.

S/B/L

Address

Exemption/

Assessed Value

Prior Owner

New Owner

Tax Yr.(s)

004–01–034

95 Wyandanch Ave.

Eligible Fund

A/V 850

Chiavoli,

John & Anne

Estate of

John & Anne Chiavoli

19/20

20/21

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of Sean Tracey as parking meter officer effective June 23, 2020.

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

RESOLVED to accept the resignation of Mary Lou Assante as a starter at the golf course effective June 23, 2020.

On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri 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 2020 and the Varsity Girls’ Golf team practices and games in the Spring of 2021, from 3:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 Silvestri and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to issue a refund in the amount of $104.51 to Cronin & Cronin Law Firm for the Tax year and parcel listed, per the Scar Settlement and Assessor Petition dated July 14, 2020.

S/B/L

Address

Owner

Assessment

From / To

Tax Yr

Refund Amount

004–02–058.001

521 Deer Pk Ave.

Fernan, Scott

16,700 / 16,000

2019/20 

$104.51







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

RESOLVED to accept the GOVERNMENTAL LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT NO. 008-0794421-300, Dated as of July 8, 2020:

A resolution authorizing the negotiation, execution, and delivery of Governmental Lease-Purchase Agreement No. 008-0794421-300 dated July 8, 2020 (the “Lease”), in principal amount not to exceed  $19,236.36, between Village of Babylon, 153 West Main Street, Babylon, NY  11702 and TCF National Bank, 1111 West San Marnan Dr, Suite A2 West, Waterloo, IA  50701-8926; and prescribing other details in connection therewith.

WHEREAS, Village of Babylon, (the "Lessee") is a political subdivision duly organized and existing pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Lessee is duly authorized by applicable law to acquire such items of personal property as are needed to carry out its governmental functions and to acquire such personal property by entering into lease-purchase agreements; and

WHEREAS, Lessee hereby finds and determines that the execution of a Lease for the purpose of leasing with the option to purchase the property designated and set forth in Attachment 2 to the Lease is appropriate and necessary to the function and operations of the Lessee; and

WHEREAS, TCF National Bank, (the "Lessor") shall act as Lessor under said Lease; and

WHEREAS, the Lease shall not constitute a general obligation indebtedness of the Lessee within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the State;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF Village of Babylon:

Section 1.  The Lease, in substantially the form as presently before the governing body of the Lessee , is hereby approved, and the Mayor of the Lessee, is hereby authorized to negotiate, enter into, execute, and deliver the Lease and related documents in substantially the form as presently before the governing body of the Lessee, with such changes therein as shall be approved by such officer, and which Lease will be available for public inspection at the offices of Lessee.

Section 2.  The Lessee shall, and the officers, agents and employees of the Lessee are hereby authorized and directed to take such further action and execute such other documents, certificates and instruments as may be necessary or desirable to carry out and comply with the intent of this Resolution, and to carry out, comply with and perform the duties of the Lessee with respect to the Lease.

Section 3.  The Lessee’s obligations under the Lease shall be expressly subject to annual appropriation by Lessee; and such obligations under the Lease shall not constitute a general obligation of Lessee or indebtedness of Lessee within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the State of New York.

Section 4.  All other related contracts and agreements necessary and incidental to the Lease are hereby authorized, ratified and approved.

Section 5.  Lessee reasonably anticipates to issue not more than $10,000,000 of tax‑exempt obligations (other than "private activity bonds" which are not "qualified 501(c)(3) bonds") during the current calendar year and hereby designates the Lease as a “qualified tax‑exempt obligation” for purposes of Section 265(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 

Section 6.  This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption and approval.

Mayor Scordino read the following tribute to John (Jack) Conroy:

“As we conclude this evening’s meeting, I would like to pay tribute to a man who was not only a mentor and confidante to me personally…he inspired so many. His devotion to the Village of Babylon was one of selflessness, passion, and tradition.  We honor the legacy of John Conroy.

As many of us in the community will remember him as “Jack”, he was born in Babylon Village in 1930, attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School and Babylon High School.  Jack was active in sports, drama, and the Debate Club. Jack loved to learn.  He received a Business Degree at Providence College in 1952 and studied the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Jack received two Masters Degrees in higher education as well as an Administrative Degree through Stony Brook University.

After college, Jack served in the United States Air Force and was a flight navigator in the Starfire jet and served in Air Force bases all over the world.

Jack met the “love of his life”, Maureen Ann Hopkins, while working a summer job at the Fire Island Ferry terminal.  They were married for 63 years and had four daughters who grew up in the same house Jack did on Lakeland Avenue in Babylon Village.

Jack taught Fifth grade for over 33 years at Deer Park Elementary School in North Babylon and he also ran the Gifted and Talented Program for the District as well.  Jack was president of the North Babylon Teacher’s Organization and Administrator for the evening Adult Education program.

Jack loved conversation, documentaries, news programs, sports (The Mets were his favorite) and all politics.  In the 1960’s Jack ran for Suffolk County Executive as a Conservative Party candidate. Jack and his brother Don, along with other Village residents formed a new political party for Babylon Village community called The Better Babylon Party.  Joined together, this team helped elect E. Donald “Don” Conroy as Babylon Village Mayor.

For many years, Jack was at the helm and forefront of the Better Babylon Party.  Jack loved statistics and everything was done with his pad and pencil, not a computer.  He had foresight and relied on knowledge, facts, history and intuition.

Jack was also an active member of other community groups, committees and organizations.  This included the Babylon Lions Club, Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Hibernian Festival Singers, Babylon Village Historical Society, the Conklin House Committee, the E. Donald Conroy Scholarship Fund Committee and for years, served on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

He was a man of principal, values and tradition.  He stood firm and was diplomatic on issues and challenges. Jack was extremely kind-hearted and always showed great concern for people over himself.

Jack’s love for the Village of Babylon, its people and community will be sorely missed.  However, we can all learn by the example that Jack has set:  to reach out and care about those around us, preserve our history and traditions, and always be proud of this wonderful community we call home…Babylon Village.

Thank you, Jack Conroy, for your years of service to the Better Babylon Party and to the Village of Babylon Community.  Thank you for being my friend, my mentor and for all you have done for my family as well.  Until we meet again, Jack.

Our love and prayers go to Jack’s wife, Maureen, and the entire Conroy family.”

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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