Board of Trustees Meeting
Village of Baxter Estates
315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
July 8, 2015
7:30PM

 

 

 

Present:          Mayor Nora Haagenson

                        Deputy Mayor Charles Comer                       
                        Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
                        Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb
                        Treasurer Laurence Tuck
                        Village Attorney James Bradley

 

Absent:           Trustee Doug Baldwin, Trustee Chris Ficalora

 

Also present: Court reporter Jim Gill, Abby Orshefsky, Candace Stevens, Peter Salins, James Antonelli

 

Public Hearing 7:30PM

 

Mayor Nora Haagenson opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the June 17, 2015 issue of the Port Washington News to consider Bill No. 3 of 2015, a proposed Local Law to Increase Penalties for Violation of certain provisions of the Village Code, including, without limitation, provisions of Chapter 168, "Vehicles and Traffic" and Chapter 175, "Zoning"

 

Close Public Hearing 7:45PM

 

All those present wishing to speak having been heard, on motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to adjourn the public hearing on Bill No. 3 to August 6, 2015.

 

A verbatim transcript of the public hearing is annexed to and incorporated into these minutes.

 

Regular Meeting 7:46 PM

 

1.       Locust Ave Parking

 

Abigail Orshefsky addressed the Board on the difficulties of street parking for residents of Locust Avenue during the day.  The Port Washington Police are issuing tickets to residents for parking over one hour.

 

2.      Sidney B. Bowne & Son­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis,  it was unanimously RESOLVED that James Antonelli of Sidney B. Bowne & Son will prepare a proposal on the condition of all Village roads and recommend repairs needed , and also prepare  a proposal for the preparation of the 2016 Annual MS4 Storm Water Report.

 

3.      Architectural Review Board

 

Dr. Peter Salins recommended to the Board that the Village strengthen the property maintenance code.  He suggested that the Landmarks Preservation Commission could also act as an Architectural Review Board in order to tighten control over future construction in the Village.

 

4.      Bill 4 of 2015

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold a public hearing to consider Bill #4 of 2015, a proposed Local Law to amend Zoning Code to correct typographical error regarding the time when a variance that is granted lapses, at 7:30PM on August 6, 2015 at the Village Hall, to be duly noticed by publication and posting.

 

5.      Bill 5 of 2015

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold a public hearing to consider Bill #5 of 2015, a proposed Local Law to amend the Zoning Code Chapter 118, “Historic Preservation”, at 7:30PM on August 6, 2015 at the Village Hall, to be duly noticed by publication and posting.

 

6.      Bill 6 of 2015

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold a public hearing to consider Bill #6 of 2015, a proposed Local Law to create Chapter 24, “Filming” to establish rules and procedure for obtaining permits for filming within the Village, at 7:30PM on August 6, 2015 at the Village Hall, to be duly noticed by publication and posting.

 

7.      Village Hall Painting

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the proposal from Custom Touch Contracting for interior and exterior painting of the Village Hall in the amount of $13,900.00 be accepted, upon presentation to the Village Clerk of required insurances.

 

8.      Catch Basin Cleaning

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Dejana, as low bidder, be awarded the cleaning of the Village catch basins for an amount of $5,829.00.

 

9.      Cablevision Franchise Agreement Renewal

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that a Public Hearing be held on September 3, 2015, to consider the renewal of the Cablevision Agreement expiring on February 3, 2016.

 

10.  LOSAP Election Referendum

 

 The Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates will hold a Referendum on September 16, 2015 at the Village Hall, 315 Main Street, Port Washington, between the hours of  1:00PM and 9:00PM, for the purpose of considering amendment of a previously established Service Award Program  for the Port Washington Fire Department, to be duly noticed by publication and posting.

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was RESOLVED to appoint Angela Smith as Chief  Election Inspector and  Elisabeth  Roberts as Election Inspector.

 

11.  Street Lighting Contract

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to award the contract for Village Street Lighting maintenance for a one year contract, to Albertson Electric for $225.00 per month commencing July 9, 2015-July 2016.

 

 

12.  Village Clerk

 

A.      Minutes

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the June 4, 2015 Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved with modifications as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

13.    Village Treasurer

 

A.      Abstract of Vouchers           

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated July 8, 2015 for the General Fund totaling $194,051.95  be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

 

The vouchers included  the payment of  the second of five annual Bond  principal payments in the amount of $80,000 due July 15, 2015.

 

B.     Collection of Delinquent Village Taxes

 

On motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED  that Village Attorney Chris Prior is authorized to RELEASE  the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Tax liens with Nassau County on those Village properties of owners who were delinquent in paying village taxes.

 

Executive Session

 

11:05 PM the Board entered into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

At 11:14PM, Mayor Haagenson  stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken.

There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Deputy Mayor Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 11:15PM.