Board of Trustees Meeting
Village of Baxter Estates
315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
February 5, 2015
7:30PM

 

 

Present:          Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

Deputy Mayor Charles Comer
Trustee Doug Baldwin
Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
Trustee Nora Haagenson
Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb
Treasurer Laurence Tuck
Village Attorney Chris Prior

 

Also present:  Gerald Hallissy

 

Executive Session 7:30PM

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

 

At 8:30 PM Deputy Mayor Comer stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken.

 

Open Regular Meeting

 

  1.  Old Business

 

A.            Port Washington Fire Department Contract 2015-2016

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Village accept and, through the Mayor’s signature, sign the contract from the Port Washington Fire Department for the year 2015-2016 in the amount of  $121,841.06.

B.             Port Washington Fire Department Lawsuit (LOSAP)

Mayor Nicholson addressed the Board on progress. 

 

  1. New Business 

A.        Landmarks Preservation Commission

    The Board of Trustees directed  the Village Clerk to ask the members of the commission if       they would like to be reappointed.

 

  1.     Village Clerk

A.    Minutes

On Motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Deputy Mayor Comer,  it  was unanimously RESOLVED  to   approve the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting of January 8, 2015 with

revisions.

 

  1. Village Treasurer

 

A.      Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was RESOLVED that the Abstract of Audited Vouchers, dated February 5, 2015, for the General Fund, totaling $25,338.89,  be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

 

Mayor Nicholson                    Aye

Deputy Mayor Comer             Aye

Trustee Haagenson                  Aye

Trustee Baldwin                      Aye

Trustee Peckelis                      Abstained

 

Trustee  Peckelis voiced objection to the Village wide street sweep authorized by Mayor Nicholson, that DeJana Industries, Inc.  performed on  January 2, 2015.

 

            Mayor Nicholson expressed that with heavy rains approaching, the monies spent would be far less             than having our catch basins cleared of all the debris.

 

            Mayor Nicholson stated that this will be his last meeting with the Board of Trustees. He has a             conflict on the same date of the March  Board Meeting. 

 

B.      Village Audit

Treasurer Tuck presented the proposals for the new fiscal year submitted by the Village’s current independent auditor,  Skinnon  and  Faber  P.C.  to the Board.

On the motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Village engage the services of Skinnon  and  Faber  P.C.  to perform an independent audit of the financial affairs of the Village for the fiscal period commencing June 1, 2014 and ending May 31, 2015 and to prepare an inventory of Village assets for a fee that will range between $6,500.00 and $7,000.00

 

 

There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at  9:05PM.