Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

June 5, 2014

7:30PM

 

 

Present:††††††††† Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

Deputy Mayor Charles Comer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

††††††††††††††††††††††† Trustee Douglas Baldwin††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

††††††††††††††††††††††† Treasurer Laurence Tuck†††††† ††††††††††††

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Village Attorney Andrew J. Luskin

 

Absent:Trustee Nora Haagenson

 

Also present: Demetrois Logan

 

Public Hearing 7:30PM

 

Mayor Nicholson reopened the Public Hearing on Second Hand Merchandise.

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded byDeputy Mayor Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED to adjourn the Public Hearing to July 17, 2014.

 

Regular Meeting 7:35PM

 

New Business

 

  1. Village Clerk

 

A.†† Minutes

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the April 3, 2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be, and hereby are, approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

Adoption of Minutes for Board Meeting of May 1, 2014 was postponed.

††††† 2.†† Treasurer

A.†† Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated June 5, 2014 for the General Fund totaling $31,265.48 be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

B.      Budget Modification

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to adopt the Treasurerís recommended Budget Modification for the year ending May 31, 2014.The Budget Modification is attached to these minutes.

Mayor Nicholson arrived 8:10PM

3.      †††Catch Basin Repair-2 Shoreview Road

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve the catch basin repair proposal submitted by Robert Keogh, Inc., for a total cost of $1,260.00.

4.      Demetrois Logan

Mr. Logan, owner of a business on Main Street, addressed the Board for a second time, requesting that the penalties for paying 2013 village taxes late be waived and refunded to him.Attorney Prior explained that taxes were due regardless of billing, and that the village had no discretion over payment of penalties.

  1. Smoke and Carbon Dioxide Detectors

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED to accept the proposal of Albertson Electric for the installation of smoke and carbon dioxide detectors in the village hall, for a total not to exceed $1,300.00.

  1. Shore Road Development Committee

Deputy Mayor Comer reported that the Committee had met with the owner of 25 Shore Road, Peter Dejana, Consultant David Wasserman and Architect David Mammina, on June 3rdto discuss concerns regarding the proposed development.

  1. Port Washington Fire Department Lawsuit (LOSAP)

Mayor Nicholson addressed the Board on progress.

  1. MS4 Storm Water Report

Deputy Mayor Comer reported that the 11th Annual Storm Water Report, for the year ending March 9, 2014, had been submitted on time to the NYS DEC.

†††††† 9.Change in July Board of Trustees Meeting Date 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold the regularly scheduled July 3rd Board of Trustee Meeting on July 17th at 7:30PM.

  1. ††††† McCabe-21 Locust Ave- Board of Zoning Fees

Richard McCabe requested the Board consider a payment schedule for the reimbursement to the village of fees incurred from his Board of Zoning application.The village attorney will draft a contract.

 

 

Executive Session 10.15 PM

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

At10:30 PM, the Mayor stated that Executive Session had concluded.

Deputy Village Clerk

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the annual salary ofElisabeth Roberts commencing June 1, 2014 be $38,000.00.

Mayor Nicholson directed the Treasurer to prepare a Budget Modification for year ending May 31, 2015 to reflect the approved salary of theDeputy Clerk and the related payroll taxes.

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

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk