Board of Trustees
The Village of Baxter Estates
2 Harbor Road, Port Washington, New York
June 4, 2009
Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson
Trustee Charles Comer
Trustee Ray Keenan
Trustee Douglas Baldwin
Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
Treasurer Laurence Tuck
Village Attorney Jim Bradley
Also present: Stenographer Jim Gill
Mayor Nicholson opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the May 18, 2009 issue of the Port Washington News, to consider Bill No 1 of 2009, a proposed local law amending Chapter 108, “Flood Damage Prevention” of the Code of the Village of Baxter Estates to repeal existing and replace in its entirety in order to adopt new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps promulgated by Federal Emergency Management Agency and comply with recommendation of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Floodplain Management Section, and ensure continued eligibility of Village to participate in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Keenan, it was RESOLVED to adjourn the Public Hearing to July 2, 2009.
Mayor Nicholson Aye Trustee Keenan Aye
Trustee Comer Aye Trustee Peckelis Aye
1. New Business
A. Nassau County Planning Commission
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Keenan, it was RESOLVED to approve and sign the proposal for expedited treatment of submissions of Land Use Applications to the Nassau County Planning Commission.
2. Village Clerk
On motion of Trustee Keenan, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the May 7, 2009 meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.
A. Abstract of Vouchers
On motion of Trustee Keenan, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated June 4, 2009 for the General Fund totaling $71,573.23 be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.
Trustee Baldwin arrived.
4. Old Business
A. Storm Water Report
Trustee Comer reported that the annual storm water report had been completed on time and mailed in to the DEC Central Office in Albany, NY. He stated that he would be manning the Manhasset Bay Protection Booth at the Harborfest on June 7, 2009 and distribute informational brochures on protecting our waters.
B. LIPA project
Mayor Nicholson reported that the LIPA project had started on Central Drive. He spoke with Tom Tiernan, Superintendent of Highways at the Town of North Hempstead, who had agreed to work with the Village on the possible installation of new storm drains along Central Drive.
C. Village Web site
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve a total of $450.00 for a trial three month period for the maintenance of the Village web site by Mainly Marketing, as per their proposal submitted on June 2, 2009.
D. Local Government Consolidation proposal
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Keenan, it was unanimously RESOLVED to write to Senator Johnson, Assembly Member Schimmel, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Senate minority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Minority Leader Bian Kolb, Governor David Patterson, and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to state the Village’s opposition to proposed legislation consolidating and dissolving local governments.
E. Nassau Urban County Consortium
On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Keenan, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Village of Baxter Estates join the Nassau Urban Consortium in order to facilitate obtaining federal grant funds for Village programs.
F. Building Department Report
The Board reviewed the Building Department Report for the month of June 2009.
On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Keenan the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.
At 9:52PM, the Mayor stated that Executive Session had concluded, and that no action had been taken by the Board in Executive Session.
There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Keenan, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:00PM.