Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

December 2, 2010

7:30PM

 

 

Present:          Trustee Charles Comer

                        Trustee Douglas Baldwin

                        Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

                        Trustee Michael Taylor

                        Village Attorney Christopher Prior

                        Treasurer Laurence Tuck

                        Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

 

Absent:            Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

        

  

Also present:  Attorney William A. Diconza, Nina Bernstein, Warren Bernstein

 

Trustee Charles Comer opened the meeting at 7:35PM.

 

1.                  New Business

 

A.   Attorney William A. Diconza (on behalf of Landsberg, in the Gallo

        dispute.)

 

Attorney Diconza addressed the Board, requesting that the Board facilitate a speedy resolution to the dispute over the illegally constructed wall on the Gallo property adjoining the Landsberg’s property.  He stated that he would like the matter to be on the schedule of the next Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, to be held on January 26, 2011.

 

B.      Village Parkland

 

Trustee Peckelis informed the Board that the Village Parklands were not being used in an appropriate manner.  She requested the Clerk to install signage as required by the Village Code.  Sections 139.3. 139.4 and 139.5 of the Code state that use of the Parkland is restricted to the hours between sunrise and sunset and that bicycles, motorbikes and similar vehicles are prohibited.  Punishment for each offense is a fine of up to $250.00, 15 days imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment.

 

C.      Catch basin cleaning

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve an additional sum of $75.00, on top of the approved $6,000.00 amount previously approved to clean the 27 village catch basins.

 

D.      Richard Mosquera-19 Shore Road-tree resolution

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the resolution of 2008 stand, but that the time stated for planting trees be extended until April 2011.

 

E.       Fire Department Contract for 2011

 

On the motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Taylor, it was unanimously RESOLVED to set the date for the Public Hearing for the review of the proposed Fire Protection Contract to February 3, 2011.

 

 

2.                  Village Clerk

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was  RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the October  7, 2010

Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as amended and presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

 

Trustee Comer                   Abstained

Trustee Peckelis                 Aye

Trustee Baldwin                  Aye

Trustee Taylor                    Aye

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was  unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the November 4, 2010 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

3.         Treasurer

A.     Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Taylor, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the audited vouchers presented by Treasurer Tuck, dated December 2, 2010 for the General Fund totaling $ 52,290.17 be and hereby are approved.

 

Executive Session 10:40PM

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

At 10:50 PM, 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 Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 11:30pm.

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                                                           Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk