Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

August 7, 2014

7:30PM

 

 

Present:          Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

Deputy Mayor Charles Comer                                               

                        Trustee Nora Haagenson

                        Trustee Douglas Baldwin                  

                        Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

                        Treasurer Laurence Tuck                     

                        Village Attorney Chris Prior

 

Absent:           Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

 

Also present: David Wasserman, Adam Haber, Peter Faccibene, Bill Haagenson, Darrin Lewis, Chuck                    

                        Idol, Giulio Varsi

 

Mayor Nicholson opened the meeting at 7:30PM.

Attorney Prior led all assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

New Business

 

  1. Dejana Project

 

David Wasserman spoke on behalf of Peter Dejana.  They have been looking into traffic patterns and other matters, and would like to do a presentation for draft narrative at the Port Washington Public Library in mid-September.

 

  1. Adam Haber-Candidate for State Senate

 

Adam Haber introduced himself to the Board and stated he is a candidate for State Senate running in the Election in November 2014.

 

  1. Chuck Idol-8 Sandy Hollow Lane

 

Chuck Idol addressed the Board on the issue of the recently installed PSEG utility poles.

He requested that the Board consider issuing a resolution to oppose chemically treated poles in the Village. 

 

  1.  Appointments

 

 Mayor Nicholson made the following appointments subject to the approval of the Board of  Trustees for terms of one  year, said terms to expire April 2015.

 

Chris Ficalora-Board of Zoning Appeals

Joseph Saladino-Village Building Inspector

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson it was unanimously RESOLVED that the aforesaid appointments made by the Mayor be hereby approved.

 

  1. Village Clerk

 

A.   Minutes

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the June 5, 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 July 17, 2014 was postponed.

 

  1. Treasurer

 

            A.   Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated August 7, 2014 for the General Fund totaling $27,795.62 be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

B.   Justice Court Audit

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Village engage the services of Skinnon & Faber to perform an independent audit of the financial affairs of the Village Court for the fiscal period commencing June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014 for a fee not to exceed $850.00.

C.  McCabe-21 Locust Ave

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Richard McCabe make monthly payments of $250.00  to pay all fees owed, a total of  $6,694.39 for his Board of Zoning Appeals fees.

D.  Keogh-Village Hall Landscape Maintenance

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve Robert Keogh to weed and mulch the backyard along new fence, for a total of $445.00.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve Robert Keogh to remove large hydrangea,  level backyard with three yards of top soil, seed and roll for a total of $470.00.

E.   Village Street Maintenance

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Building Inspector inspect all village streets and report to the Board all repairs that need to be performed on roads, sidewalks, curbing and aprons.

7.      NCVOA Annual Testimonial Dinner

On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED
to make reservations for Charles Comer, William and Nora Haagenson, to attend the NCVOA Annual Testimonial Dinner on September, 18, 2014 for a total of $300.00.

  

Executive Session

9:05PM the Board entered into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

At 9:15PM, Mayor Nicholson stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken.

There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:15PM.