Board of Trustees

The Village of Baxter Estates

2 Harbor Road, Port Washington, New York

                                   December 3, 2009

7:30 PM





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




Also present:  Gary Alcon, Jim Cancel, Adam S. Walters, George O’Neil, Gene Caiola, Mariana Nieto for T-Mobile, Wayne Wellert, Jim and Marilyn Sacrestano,  Sally Olds, Doug Wood, Patti Wood, , Nancy Graham, Barbara Schafer, Peter Dejana,  Bill Wymperle,  Jim Neville.


Mayor Nicholson opened the regular meeting at 7:30PM, with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Treasurer Tuck.



Opened Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:30 PM


Public Hearing 7:35PM


Mayor Nicholson re-opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the October 19, 2009 issue of the Port Washington News, opened on  November 5, 2009 and adjourned to December 3, 2009 to consider an application from T-Mobile Northeast LLC for a Special Exception Permit to install wireless communications antennas mounted behind stealth screening on the roof of an existing three story building located at 299-305 Main Street, Port Washington, New York.


Mayor Nicholson announced that the Board would reserve decision on the application.


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



Public Hearing Closed at 9:25 PM


Regular Meeting  Opened at  9:25PM



1.               Village Clerk


A.    Minutes


On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Mayor Nicholson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the November 5, 2009 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved with corrections.


2.               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 December 3, 2009 for the General Fund totaling $ 44,851.80, be and hereby are approved.


3.               New Business


A.    Fire Department Contract


On the motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED to set the date for the Public Hearing for the review of the proposed Fire Protection Contract for the year 2010 to January 7, 2010


B.   Building Department Report

The Board reviewed the Building Department Report for the month of December 2009.


4.               Old Business

A.   Snow Removal Contract

On the motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Comer,  it was RESOLVED to accept the bid submitted by DeJana Industries for the 2009-2011 (three year) Snow Removal Contract..

B.     Connect-CTY Agreement


         The Board agreed that Trustee Peckelis, Clerk Whitcomb and Elisabeth   

         Roberts would attend the two hour Connect CTY training to be given on

                            December 9 and December 10, 2009.



C.   Tree-23 Hilltop Road


On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to award the removal of the tree to Hefferin Tree and Landscape Contracting, Inc., as lowest bidder, for an amount of $600.00.

Mayor Nicholson left the meeting at 11:41PM


Executive Session 11:42PM

Upon motion made by Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session. 

At 11:50:52PM, Trustee Comer 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  Baldwin,  it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 11:50PM.