March 3, 2011
Present: Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson
` Trustee Charles Comer
Trustee Douglas Baldwin
Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
Trustee Michael Taylor
Village Attorney Christopher Prior
Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb
Absent: Treasurer Laurence Tuck
Also present: Nancy Solomon with Long Island Traditions, Katie Piacentini with the Anton News, Anne Skuda, Abigail Jackson, Nina and Warren Bernstein, Patrick Fife, Attorney for Landsberg, Lynn and Perry Rengepis
Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Taylor.
1. New Business
A. Landmarks Preservation Committee Grant
After discussion, upon motion duly made seconded and unanimously carried, the Board RESOLVED as follows:
That the request of Long Island Traditions, by its officer Nancy Soloman, to conduct a review of Village properties for potential historic significance, using proceeds of a state grant be, and it hereby is, approved, conditioned upon the fact that nothing in this resolution is intended or shall be deemed to provide Ms. Soloman, or Long Island Traditions, access to any property in the Village without first obtaining the approval of the owner thereof, and conditioned upon there being no village funding committed to any aspect of such study, and that inquiries made by Ms. Soloman, or Long Island Traditions, of Village personnel shall be accomplished in a manner that is not disruptive to the conducting of Village business, and conditioned upon such study being completed within nine months of the adoption hereof.
B. William and Murial Landsberg
Attorney Patrick Fife addressed the Board on behalf of his clients Mr. And Mrs. Landsberg. He requested immediate action regarding the Gallo walls.
Lynn Rengipis, and Ann Kromer
voiced their opinions on the gabion wall
All present were asked to attend the Board of Zoning Hearing on this matter to be held on March 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM.
On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Comer, the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session.
At 10:00 PM Trustee Comer stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken by the Board of Trustees.
motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED
to approve an amount not to exceed $ 5,000.00 authorizing the Engineering firm
of Mueser Rutledge to inspect and report on the gabion wall at
C . Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the completed CEMP be filed with the Port Washington Manhasset Office of Emergency Management.
On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED to accept the proposed retainer agreement of Ackerman, Levine, Cullen, Brickman and Limmer LLP for the year 2011-2012.
Trustee Comer reported that the next meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 7, 2011 will be the Annual Village Stormwater Meeting.
On motion of Trustee Peckelis, seconded by Trustee Baldwin,
it was unanimously RESOLVED to re-open
On motion of Trustee Taylor, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the February 3, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.
On motion of Trustee Taylor, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the February 12, 2011 Special 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 prepared by Treasurer Tuck, dated March 3, 2011 for the General Fund totaling $29,389.92 be and hereby are approved.
B. Tentative Budget Workshop 2011-2012
On the motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED that there will be a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9:00am at the Village Hall, 315 Main Street, Port Washington, for the purpose of working on the Tentative Budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2011 and ending May 31, 2012, with Treasurer Tuck.
There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:40PM
Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk