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Public Hearing December 10th, 2019 - Local Laws 9, 10, and 11 of 2019

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:12 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM,

153 WEST MAIN STREET, BABYLON, NEW YORK,

ON TUESDAY,

DECEMBER 10, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Tony Davida

Trustee Mary Adams

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Attorney Gerard Glass

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Davida.

The Village Clerk read the legal notice:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held at the Municipal Building, 153 West Main Street, Babylon, NY, on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard to consider the adoption of proposed

Local Law #9 of the year 2019

to amend current Village Code, Chapter 365, Article IV, 365-13, Residence A-11 Districts.

Complete text of the above Local Law is available in the office of the Village Clerk, on the Village website: www.villageofbabylonny.gov, or can be requested by calling the Village Clerk’s Office at (631) 669-1500.

All interested persons should appear at the above time and place, and they will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Attorney Gerard Glass explained that this Local Law comes on the heal of the moratorium that the Village established a year ago that is set to expire at the end of this year.  The current code for A-11 zoning district allows for a minimum of 11,000 square feet and a minimum lot width requirement of 100 feet. This new code raises the width requirement to 125 feet and increases the requirements for a sub-dividable lot.  Property owners are still able to apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the character of the neighborhood would control what might be approved.  This new code increases the dimensional requirements and decreases the likelihood of subdivision.

The Board was in favor of this proposed change that would help to maintain the character of the A-11 neighborhoods and prevent over-building.

The meeting was opened to the public; those who commented on this local law:

            Ronald Lasley, 6 Overton Place

            Douglas Smith, 57 Melbury Road     

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

RESOLVED to reserve decision.

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The Village Clerk read the legal notice:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held at the Municipal Building, 153 West Main Street, Babylon, NY, on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard to consider the adoption of proposed

Local Law #10 of the year 2019

to amend current Village Code, Chapter 365, Article IV, 365-20, Subsection A (4) Retail Business Districts.

Complete text of the above Local Law is available in the office of the Village Clerk, on the Village website: www.villageofbabylonny.gov, or can be requested by calling the Village Clerk’s Office at (631) 669-1500.

All interested persons should appear at the above time and place, and they will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Attorney Glass explained that this is the culmination of a number of moratoriums, adjustments and tweaks in dealing with restaurants in the business district.  This doesn’t change the special permit application process, but does establish a minimum number of parking spaces to be set aside, unless waived by the Board of Trustees.  The Board is concerned about maintaining a diverse business district; they do not want to become a Village of restaurants.

The Board was in favor of these minimum parking requirements which will help maintain and promote retail in a vibrant business district.

The meeting was opened to the public; those who commented on this local law:

            Ronald Lasley, 6 Overton Place

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

RESOLVED to reserve decision.

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The Village Clerk read the legal notice:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held at the Municipal Building, 153 West Main Street, Babylon, NY, on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard to consider the adoption of proposed

Local Law #11 of the year 2019

to amend current Village Code, Chapter 343, Article XI, 343-67, Stop Intersections.

Complete text of the above Local Law is available in the office of the Village Clerk, on the Village website: www.villageofbabylonny.gov, or can be requested by calling the Village Clerk’s Office at (631) 669-1500.

All interested persons should appear at the above time and place, and they will be given an opportunity to be heard.

Attorney Glass explained that this is a stipulation of the County for the stop signs which were installed on Park Avenue at the intersection of Livingston Avenue.

The Mayor thanked the Suffolk County Executive for spurring the County Highway Department / Department of Transportation to complete a 6-month survey of the area to determine the need for these stop signs.  The Board agreed that the stop signs have greatly improved that intersection.

The meeting was opened to the public; those who commented on this local law:

            Douglas Smith, 57 Melbury Road

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

RESOLVED to reserve decision.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

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Village Clerk

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