Public Hearing June 22, 2021; Ristorante Gemelli
A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on TUESDAY, JUNE 15th, 2021. On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:45 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried, the Board entered into executive session at 5:15 p.m. to discuss current litigation, at which time the work session was ended on the motion of Trustee Bencivenga, seconded by Trustee Cardali and unanimously carried. On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Bencivenga and unanimously carried, the executive session ended at 6:20 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD VIA ZOOM
AVAILABLE TO BE VIEWED THROUGH THE YOUTUBE LINK:
ON THE VILLAGE OF BABYLON WEBSITE:
JUNE 22, 2021
Mayor Mary Adams
Trustee Robyn Silvestri
Trustee Dominic Bencivenga
Trustee Frank Seibert
Trustee Anthony Cardali
Attorney Matthew McDonough
The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Deputy Mayor Frank Seibert.
The Village Clerk read the legal notice:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM by video conference to consider the application of George Cosentino to expand the patio area to allow for additional outdoor seating at Ristorante Gemelli, 175 E. Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702.
Copy of application and plans may be examined by contacting the Village Clerk’s Office at (631) 669-1500, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
The public can view the livestream video conference from a link on the Village of Babylon website – www.villageofbabylonny.gov
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY LISTEN TO THE HEARING AND SHALL HAVE 14 DAYS THEREAFTER TO COMMENT BY EMAIL OR REGULAR MAIL DIRECTED TO:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
VILLAGE OF BABYLON
153 WEST MAIN STREET
BABYLON, NY 11702
George Cosentino Ristorante Gemelli
33 Pearsall Street 175 E Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702 Babylon, NY 11702
[Section 010/ Block 04/ Lot 053]
Mr. Cosentino explained his plans to the Board to expand the patio area to allow for additional space and outdoor seating. Due to the pandemic, some people are still hesitant to dine indoors or sit too close to others. Increasing the patio and seating [approximately 4 tables] gives him the opportunity to seat people further apart outside. The patio is seasonal only, as this is a restaurant, not a bar. The landscaping will be similar to the current landscaping, just pushed back to allow for the expansion, and will offer privacy yet still be visible enough so that people know there is outdoor seating.
On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, it was
RESOLVED to reserve decision.
No Comments were received regarding this application.
On the motion of Trustee Seibert, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the hearing adjourned at 7:08 p.m.