Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

2 Harbor Road, Port Washington, NY

June 3, 2010

7:30pm

 

 

Present:            Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

                        Trustee Charles Comer

                        Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

                        Trustee Douglas Baldwin

                        Trustee Michael Taylor

                        Village Attorney Christopher Prior

                        Treasurer Laurence Tuck

                        Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

 

           

 

Also present:    Court Reporter Jennifer Devlin, James and Marilyn Sacrestano, Bill Jackson of Hawkins and Delafield, Patch Reporter Debbie Cohen, Janet and Anthony Demelas, Nina Alvaro, Nina Bernstein and Warren Bernstein

 

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

Public Hearing 7:40PM

Mayor Nicholson opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the May 6, 2010 issue of the Port Washington News, to consider Bill No.1 of 2010, a proposed Local Law clarifying the continued exemption of the Village of Baxter Estates from the Village’s own local laws and regulations.

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

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to close the public hearing.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Bill No. 1 of 2010 be adopted as Local Law No. 1 of 2010.

 

Regular Meeting 7:40pm

1.                  Treasurer

 

A.      Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated June 3, 2010 for the General Fund totaling $ 25,182.31 be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

B.       Tax reduction

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve the  settlement negotiated by  Attorney Bradley for the  tax reduction for  Dejana  properties  Sec: 5                          Blk: 33  Lots 128,26,27  &  Sec:5  Blk: 4-1, Lots 101-102.

2.                  New Business

A.   Bond Financing

Bill Jackson of Hawkins and Delafield discussed the requirements for  the Village about Bond Security and Taxing Ability.

B.      Janet Demelas-52 Sandy Hollow Road

Janet Demelas discussed ownership of land abutting the back of her property. She requested that the Village determine who the owners were as various trees were in dire need of attention.  Deputy Mayor Comer will address the issue.

C.      Storm water report

Trustee Comer reported that the annual storm water report had been signed by Mayor Nicholson and submitted on time to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.

D.      Transfer of Funds-Resolution to hold a Public Hearing

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to hold a public hearing on July 1, 2010 at the new Village Hall, 315 Main Street, at 7:30pm to consider a transfer of $30,000.00 from the Village’s Highway Snow Removal and Road Repair Reserve Fund to the Village’s Land and Building Capital Reserve Fund.

            E.   Transfer of Funds

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to transfer $2,000.00 from the General Reserve Fund to the Checking Fund.

 

3.                  Old Business

 

A.      Hillside Avenue storm water drainage

Trustee Baldwin reported that he had spoken with the Charles Vachris engineer, of Vachris Engineering. P.C.

 

Executive Session 10:50pm

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to enter into Executive Session to address potential litigation.

At 11:30pm, 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 Peckelis, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is closed at 11:40pm.

 

                                                                                    Yvonne Whitcomb

                                                                                    Village Clerk