Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

March 6, 2014

7:30PM

 

Present: Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

Trustee Charles Comer

Trustee Douglas Baldwin

Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

Trustee Nora Haagenson

Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

Treasurer Laurence Tuck

Village Attorney Chris Prior

 

Mayor Nicholson led all present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Public Hearing 7:35PM

 

Mayor Nicholson opened the public hearing duly advertised in the January 22, 2014 issue of the Port Washington News with respect to Bill 4 of 2013, a local law amending the Village Code of the Village of Baxter Estates to add a new Chapter 147, requiring site plan approval for certain improvements to and uses of land within the village.

 

Close Public Hearing 7:45PM 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to defer action on Bill 4 and vote on April 3, 2014.

Open Regular Meeting 7:50PM 

Mayor Nicholson and the Board of Trustees presented Treasurer Laurence Tuck with a framed Certificate of Recognition from the New York Conference of Mayors for thirty years of Public Service to the Village of Baxter Estates.

1. Treasurer 

A.      Abstracts of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Abstract of Audited Vouchers, dated March 6, 2014, for the General Fund, totaling $34,016.05, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck. 

B. BZA refunds of deposits 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to refund the BZA deposit money of $618.69 to Ronald Restivo of 7 Columbia Place.

C. Amend January Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was
unanimously RESOLVED to amend the Abstract of Vouchers dated
January 15, 2014 to $104,025.12.

D.                On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED to DELETE Paragraph C (Bond Interest payment) from the January 15, 2014 minutes.

 

E.                 Budget

On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold a Public Hearing on April 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM for the budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2014 and ending May 31, 2015.

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F.                  Bill 1 of 2014

On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Haagenson it was unanimously RESOLVED hold a public hearing on April 3, 2014 with respect to Bill 1 of 2014, a proposed local law to authorize the Village of Baxter Estates to implement a tax levy in excess of the limit established in New York State General Municipal Law 3-c, within the Village.

2. Village Clerk

A.            Minutes

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the February 6, 2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

Mayor Nicholson Aye
Trustee Peckelis Abstained
Trustee Comer Aye
Trustee Baldwin Aye
Trustee Haagenson Aye

3.      New Business

A.          Street Sweeping Contract 2014

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED to ratify and confirm the award of the 2014 Street Sweeping Contract to Dejana Industries, as awarded at the May 2013 Board of Trustees meeting and reflected in the May 2, 2013 minutes. Street sweeping will commence the first two weeks in April, upon approval of Mayor Nicholson.

B. Landscaping Maintenance of Village Hall, 315 Main Street

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to award maintenance of the Village Hall property, 315 Main Street, to Robert Keogh for the sum of $2,505.00.

Spring Clean up $645.00 Lawn Maintenance : 28 cuts
Gutters $150.00 per season $930.00
Lawn Chemical program $450.00

 

C. Alternate Election Inspector

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Elisabeth Roberts serve as alternate election inspector.

D.              Tianderah Road

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to re-open Tianderah Road to vehicular traffic on April 1, 2014.

E.               Annual Storm- water Meeting

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold the meeting on April 3, 2014.

 

Executive Session 10.00 PM

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session.

At 10:30 PM, the Mayor stated that Executive Session had concluded, and that no action had been taken by the Board.

There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is closed at 10:30 PM.