Better Babylon Party

September 10, 2019

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:18 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 4:01 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Davida, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

A work session was held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting opened at 7:14 p.m. On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Adams and unanimously carried, the Board entered into Executive Session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss current litigation.  On the motion of Trustee Silvestri, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, the Executive Session ended at 8:05 p.m.  On the motion of Trustee Muldowney, seconded by Trustee Silvestri and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 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,

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Ralph Scordino

Trustee Kevin Muldowney

Trustee Mary Adams

Trustee Robyn Silvestri

Attorney Gerard Glass

ABSENT:

Trustee Tony Davida

Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees opened at 8:08 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Trustee Silvestri.

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

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the August 13th, 2019 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and dispense with the reading of the same.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the Post Office Café to hold the 28th Annual 5K for MPS on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.  This permission is granted contingent upon timely receipt of the 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 Adams, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried, it was

RESOLVED to grant permission to the American Legion, Babylon Post 94, to hold the annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2019.  The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. at Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue, proceed south on Deer Park Avenue, turn west onto Montauk Highway, turn onto North Carll Avenue, and east onto Grove Place to Babylon Post 94, where the ceremony will be held. 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 a signed and notarized ‘hold harmless’ agreement.

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

RESOLVED in accordance with the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule MU-1, to dispose of the items on the attached chart from the Treasurer’s Office.                                 

Items:

Years:

Bank Statements

2009/10

2010/11

Treasurer Journal Entries

2010/11 (2 Boxes)

2009/10

Journal Entries and Bank Recs

2009/10

General Ledger

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2000/01

Warrant Books:    # 6005

2011/12

                                  672

2011/12

                                  671

2010/11

                                  670

2009/10

A/P Reports:    Book # 669              

Budget Workpapers

2009/10

CR Journal

1999/00

CR/CD Journal

2000/01

Quarterly Payroll Reports:

2008 (2 books)

2009 (2 books)

2010 (2 books)

1st & 2nd Quarters 2011

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

RESOLVED in accordance with the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule MU-1, to dispose of the following items from the Village Clerk’s Office:

Items:                                                         Years:

Tentative Assessment Rolls:                2013-14

                                                                    2012-13

Miscellaneous Tax Correspondence:  2013-14

                                                                    2014-15

On the motion of Trustee Adams, seconded by Trustee Muldowney and unanimously carried,

WHEREAS a Bid Opening was held on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 for Shoreline Stabilization Materials,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to award the bid to:

            G & M Earth Moving, Inc.

            345 Ellsworth Street

            Holbrook, NY  11741

with a total bid price of $ 431,475.00.

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

RESOLVED to hold a Bid Opening at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, for the Argyle Falls Restoration.  Bid Specifications will be available in the Office of the Village Clerk, beginning Thursday, September 12th, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the residents of Gamecock Lane to hold a Block Party on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from Noon to 11:00 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, September 21st.  The street will be blocked between Little East Neck Road and Greenway Terrace, subject to parking restrictions for emergency purposes.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to the United Methodist Church, 21 James Street, to maintain a 2’x 6’ temporary sign on their fence facing Deer Park Avenue from October 18th to December 1st, 2019, to advertise the James Street Players live performances being held between November 22nd and December 1st, 2019.

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

WHEREAS a Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the application of Margaret Drew of MADD Bartini Inc., to amend the covenants and restrictions for Bartini, 124 North Carll Avenue, to allow for scheduled nightly entertainment.

ALSO BE IT RESOLVED to approve and adopt the attached covenants and restrictions for Bartini, 124 North Carll Avenue.                           [Section 009 / Block 01 / Lot 032]

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

RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Babylon hereby authorize and direct the Babylon Village Justice Court to apply for a JCAP grant in the 2019-2020 grant cycle up to $30,000.00, and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the New York State Unified Court System for such financial assistance to this court.

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

RESOLVED to approve the following warrant for September 10th, 2019:

General Account:                    $ 276,373.11

TOTAL GENERAL FUND:   $ 276,373.11

Capital Fund:                          $ 183,899.15    

Trust Fund:                             $   12,912.47

TOTAL:                               $ 473,184.73

Trustee Silvestri announced the upcoming one-man art show featuring the artwork of Don Bartsch, at the Conklin House this weekend, September 20th through 22nd; Friday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from Noon to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Trustee Silvestri also mentioned that on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, there will be historical trolley tours of Babylon Village.

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

RESOLVED to remove the Eligible Fund exemption on the parcel located at 14 Nehring Avenue as per the attached Assessor Petitions and bill the new owner the Exempt Property Restoration totaling $2,239.50, for the Tax Years 2017 through 2019.

S/B/L

Address

Exemption/

Assessed Value

Prior Owner

New Owner

Tax Yr.(s)

Total Bill Amount

012-01-087

14 Nehring Ave.

Eligible Fund

A/V 5,000

Koval, Frank P.

Koval, Marie

Estate of Marie Koval

17/18

18/19

19/20

Total

Due:

$  746.50

$  746.50

$  746.50


$2,239.50

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

WHEREAS a Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, to consider the application of Frank Bono, Principal of OG Ramen, to open a ramen noodle restaurant at 14-A Railroad Avenue, and

WHEREAS the application was approved at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held August 13, 2019, subject to Covenants & Restrictions to follow,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve and adopt the attached Covenants & Restrictions for OG Ramen, 14-A Railroad Avenue.   [Section 010 / Block 01 / Lots 017 & 019]

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Kevin McCaffrey, Suffolk County Legislator, to maintain temporary lawn signs from now until November 5th, 2019, regarding the upcoming election.

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

RESOLVED to hire Michael Hayden as a part-time sanitation laborer with a salary of $10.50 per hour effective August 5, 2019.

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

RESOLVED, for the 2019/20 Budget, to increase the Debt Services Serial Bond Interest account, A-9710.7, by $61,689.64, and decrease the Restricted Fund Balance Account (Reserved for Debt), A-0902, by $61,689.64.

ALSO RESOLVED, for the 2019/20 Budget, to increase the Mayor Vehicle Account, A-1210.200.V, by $12,950.20, Fire Department Boots, Coats and Helmet Account, A-3410.413, by $26,870.40, Off-Street Parking Meter Equipment Account, A-5650.200 by $39,551.25, and decrease the Unassigned Fund Balance Account, A-909, by $79,371.85.

Trustee Muldowney commented that the golf course leagues have finished and stated that the fall is a great time to play golf.

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

RESOLVED to grant permission to Tres Palms to hold their Oyster Fest on Sunday, October 6th, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, including permission to allow parking in the Village Pool parking lot. 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.

                                                   YES       NO

     Mayor Scordino                   x         ___

     Trustee Muldowney           x          ___

     Trustee Adams                    x          ___

     Trustee Silvestri                  x         ___

     Trustee Davida                    - Absent -

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

RESOLVED to grant a license to the following applicant(s) to drive a taxi cab for Lindy’s Taxi in the Village of Babylon:

                                                Robert Preziose           Richard Romanowski

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

WHEREAS; the property at 41 Reid Avenue, Babylon, NY, has not been maintained by the owner of record and

WHEREAS; in violation of Village Code, the property is overgrown with bamboo that is encroaching on Village property, and accordingly represents a public nuisance and

WHEREAS; the Village Building Department has reported these conditions represent a nuisance in violation of Village Code, and

WHEREAS; the property owners of record have been notified of this violation and have given permission to the Village of Babylon to abate this nuisance,

BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to Village Code Section 237, the Village of Babylon is authorized to remediate the offending nuisance condition and assess the cost of bamboo removal in the amount of $12,980.00 on the premises’ tax bill. 

[Suffolk County Tax Map District 102, Section 013, Block 02, Lot 016]

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

RESOLVED to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of the following proposed Local Laws:

            Local Law 7 of 2019 regarding Chapter 281, Rental Properties

            Local Law 8 of 2019 regarding Chapter 153, Fences & Hedges

The Mayor made the following announcement:

The Village will hold the 28th annual “Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Day” on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, at the Village Highway Truck Bay on Carlston Place. 

On the same day, the Village will host our annual “Shred Day” from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., also at the Village Truck Bay on Carlston Place.

The Mayor thanked the Babylon Beautification Society for the all the effort and work that went into the annual fair as well as the many volunteers who donated their time to help out with this event.

The Mayor asked everyone to keep all those lost in the September 11th tragedy in their memories and prayers.  He also expressed condolences for the recently lost members of our community, Fire Department Chief Malcolm Lewis, and a good friend of the Village, Steve Ferrara.

The meeting was opened to the public;

Stacy Pagluica, Village Greenhouse Employee, addressed the Board regarding the summer employment program. She spoke about the fantastic job the Greenhouse summer girls did working with her and her co-worker, Cindy Angiporti, also present at the meeting.  At the conclusion of the program, the three summer employees, Katrina Caputo, Erin Collum, and Claudia Pascale, each painted a rock to place under one of the three small trees recently planted at Hawley’s Lake, as a reminder of their work throughout the Village this summer.  As a way of showing their appreciation to the Mayor for giving them this opportunity, they presented the Mayor with a personalized rock and a large Blue Spruce tree which will also be planted at Hawley’s Lake.

The meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

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