Board of Trustees

The Village of Baxter Estates

2 Harbor Road, Port Washington, New York

September 10, 2009

7:30 PM

 

 

Present:      

 

Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

Trustee Charles Comer

Trustee Douglas Baldwin

Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

Treasurer Laurence Tuck

Village Attorney Chris Prior

Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

 

Absent: Trustee Ray Keenan

 

Also present:  Jim Cancel, Adam S. Walters, George O’Neil, Gene Caiola, Gary Alcon, for T-Mobile, Muriel Landsberg, Nina Bernstein, Richard McCabe, Phillip Gallo, James Eisenman

 

Mayor Nicholson opened the regular meeting at 7:40PM.

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to enter into Executive Session to discuss employment and personnel issues.

 

At 7:50PM, the Mayor stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken by the Board in Executive Session.

 

Mayor Nicholson re-opened the meeting at 7:52PM

 

1.               New business

 

A.   Nos. 21 and 23 Locust Avenue Stop Work Order

 

Richard McCabe and Phillip Gallo, respective owners of 21 and 23 Locust Avenue, addressed the Board on the issuance of a stop work order issued for safety issues on their building project at their residences.

 

Adjoining property owner Muriel Landsberg informed the Board that she was unhappy with the speed of the project and feared that construction debris would damage her property.

 

Environmental Commissioner Jake Eisenman presented photographs of the construction site to the Board.

 

Village Attorney Christopher Prior advised all in attendance that the Building Inspector was the sole person with authority to issue and rescind stop work orders, and that the Building Inspector would be available in the Village office on Wednesday September 16, 2009 to review the status of the order.

 

B.    T-Mobile Special Use Permit Application for Telecommunication Antennas on 299 Main Street property

 

Adam Walters addressed the Board on behalf of T-Mobile’s application to obtain a special use permit to install telecommunication antennas on the roof of the building at 299 Main Street.

 

The Board advised him to attend the next Board of Trustees meeting on October 1, with the owner of the building, to answer further questions the Board may have on the installation.

 

C.    Request for Boy Scout project

 

The Board discussed the request of Bailey Chan, 7 Bayside Avenue, for a Village project to fulfill the requirements of his Eagle Scout badge.

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Bailey Chan be approved for a Village Erosion Control and Beautification project under the supervision of Village representatives, for an amount not to exceed $2,500.00.

 

D.    Tree Report

 

Elvira Otto, 26 Overlook Drive was granted permission, by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of Tree Commissioner Lance Wagner, member of the tree committee, to remove a dead tree.

 

Noreen Tedone, 11 No.Washington Street, was granted permission, by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of Tree Commissioner Lance Wagner, member of the tree committee, to remove a dead tree.

 

Peter Randazzo, 2 Hilltop Road, was granted permission, by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of Tree Commissioner Lance Wagner, member of the tree committee, to remove two diseased trees.

 

John Reilly, 14 Overlook Drive, was granted permission, by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of Tree Commissioner Lance Wagner, member of the tree committee, to remove a dead tree.

 

E.    Building Department Report

 

The Board reviewed the Building Department Report for the months of July and August 2009.

 

2.               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 July 2, 2009 Board of Trustees meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the July 8, 2009 Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the July 30, 2009 Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

 

3                 Treasurer

 

A.      Abstract of Vouchers

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the audited Vouchers presented by Treasurer Tuck, dated September 10, 2009 for the General Fund totaling $37,969.54 be and hereby are approved as amended.

 

B.      Draft for Financial Statement for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2009.

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED  to approve the Financial Statements presented by Skinnon ,Faber & Heck.

 

 

C.      Budget Modification

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to increase the Court Clerk Budget Contingency account by $6,000

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to reduce the  Budget contingencey account by $6,000.00

 

D.      Hometown Insurance

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee  Peckelis,  it was unanimously RESOLVED to renew the Village Insurance  Bond with Hometown Insurance for the period  September 15, 2009- September- 15, 2010 in the amount of $291.00.

 

 

 

 

There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:36PM