Board of Trustees
July 1, 2010
Present: Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson
Trustee Charles Comer
Trustee Douglas Baldwin
Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
Trustee Michael Taylor
Village Attorney Christopher Prior
Treasurer Laurence Tuck
Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb
Also present: Stenographer Jennifer Devlin, James and Marilyn Sacrestano, Les Read, Debbie Cohen with Patch.com
Meeting opened at 7:30PM with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Comer.
Mayor Nicholson opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the June 11, 2010 issue of the Port Washington News, 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.
A verbatim transcript of this public hearing is annexed to and incorporated into these minutes.
Mayor Nicholson announced that the Public Hearing was closed.
A. Resolution after Public Hearing authorizing Transfer of Funds from Village's Highway Snow Removal and Road Repair Reserve Fund:
On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Board, having conducted a duly noticed public hearing with respect to the subject matter hereof, does hereby authorize and approve the transfer of $30,000 from the Village's Highway Snow Removal and Road Repair Reserve Fund, to the Village’s Land and Building Capital Reserve Fund;
B. Resolution authorizing Expenditure from Village's Capital Reserve Fund, subject to permissive referendum:
RESOLVED, that the Board appropriate the sum not to exceed $30,000 from the Village's Capital Reserve Fund to finance costs of repairs, renovations and alterations to the premises leased by the Village and located at 315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, that this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum as provided by law.
1. Village Clerk
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Taylor,, it was RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the May 6, 2010 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.
Aye Alice Peckelis Abstained Mayor Nicholson
Aye Trustee Comer
On motion of Trustee Peckelis, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the June 3, 2010 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb
On motion of Trustee Peckelis, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the July 1, 2010 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.
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 July 1, 2010 for the General Fund totaling $91,378.86 be and hereby are approved.
3. New Business
discussed the continuing issues involving storm water run-off from
The Village has obtained input from Vachris Engineering on a possible fix, and the residents advised the Board that they agree with the approach proposed by Vachris. The Board advised the Sacrestanos that the Board is willing to expend not more than $10,000 on such fix, provided that the Sacrestanos agree that the Village will not expend additional funds to address the existing problems, even if the proposed fix does not prove satisfactory to the Sacrestanos. Mr. Sacrestano acknowledged that such an approach, with such limitation, would be acceptable to the Sacrestanos.
After discussion, upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was RESOLVED, that Village shall expend not more than $10,000 to address the current storm water run-off problems involving the premises at 15 Hillside Avenue and affecting the Sacrestanos, through remediation work as proposed by Vachris Engineering, as discussed with the residents at the Board’s July 1, 2010 meeting, conditioned upon the understanding, based upon the statements of Mr. Sacrestano, that the residents will accept such expenditure by the Village as the final expenditure by the Village to resolve the current storm water run-off issues affecting the Sacrestanos’ property at 15 Hillside Avenue.
Nicholson Aye Trustee
Comer Aye Trustee
Trustee Peckelis Aye
B. Painting of
On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the exterior of 315 Main Street be scraped, primed and painted for a sum not to exceed $10,000.00.
C. No August Board of Trustees Meeting
On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the next Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on September 2, 2010.
On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED as follows:
Don Alberto, Building Inspector in nearby Village of North Hills, and a registered architect, is hereby authorized to perform the functions of Building Inspector for the Village during those periods in August of 2010 and September 2010 when Building Inspector Joseph Saladino is unavailable, on an as-needed basis, as determined by any two of the Mayor, Building Department liaison Trustee Doug Baldwin and Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb, and the Village shall compensate Mr. Alberto, as an independent contractor, at a rate of $125 per hour expended in such service.
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