Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

June 2, 2011

7:30 PM


Present: Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

` Trustee Charles Comer

Trustee Douglas Baldwin

Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

Trustee Nora Haagenson

Village Attorney Christopher Prior

Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

Treasurer Laurence Tuck



Also present: Court Reporter Joanne Horrocks, Frank Ferrantello, L.S., Peter Pickow, Amy Appleby, Inge Castrissiades, Susan deSicoria, Edward deSicoria, Darrin Lewis



Regular Meeting 7:35PM


Trustee Comer opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.



  1. New Business


    1. Castrissiades-54 Sandy Hollow Road Tree Removal Request


On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, Inge Castrissiades was granted permission by the Board of Trustees, after inspection, to remove a spruce tree in the front of the property.


Public Hearing 7:35PM Planning Board

Mayor Nicholson opened the public hearing duly advertised in the May 12, 2011 issue of the Port Washington News, to hear the Application of Peter Pickow, Trustee, for Pickow Family Trust as owner, with regard to the premises at 7A Locust Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, also known as Section 5, Block 10, Lots 212 and 225 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map, in Residence A District of the Village, to subdivide the Subject Premises, now improved with a single family home, into two separate lots, each to be developable with a single-family home.



A stenographic transcript of the public hearing was made and is appended to these minutes.


Executive Session 9:15PM

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

At 9:55PM, Mayor Nicholson Comer stated that Executive Session had concluded, and that no action had been taken by the Board in Executive Session.

Public Meeting re-opened at 10:00PM


Following Board discussion, the Village Attorney at the request of Mayor Nicholson read the proposed form of a resolution with respect to the Pickow application under which the Board declared itself lead agency, and adopted a negative declaration under SEQRA pursuant to an uncoordinated review of the application.


On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve the resolution, including the negative declaration under SEQRA, proposed by counsel.

After further discussion, on motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve the subdivision request with certain conditions, including, without limitation that the approval is contingent upon the Village Board of Appeals granting any and all variances required with respect to the sub division, and the Board directed the Village Attorney to prepare a written decision setting forth the Board’s findings and all conditions identified by the Board, to be considered for adoption at a subsequent meeting.

Regular Meeting re-opened at 10:05PM 

    1. William Haagenson-Proposal to amend Village Code

William Haagenson addressed the Board to request that Village Code Section 175-17b and Section 175-51 be amended.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED to introduce and set a Public Hearing date of August 4, 2011, with respect to Bill No. 2 of 2011, a proposed local law amending Village Code Sections 175-17B and 175-51 to exempt retaining walls from the current three foot setback, and to clarify the language in the zoning code that restricts re grading of property.



C.   No July Board of Trustees Meeting

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the next Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on August 4, 2011.

  1. Hosoda-Katayama-5 Harborview Road Tree Removal Request

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin it was unanimously RESOLVED that Hosoda/Katayama be granted permission by the Board of Trustees, to remove two locust trees in the right side of the rear yard, conditional upon at least three Trustees advising the Village Clerk that they had inspected the premises and approve the removal.


  1. Sprinkler System


On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that Sprink-o-matic, which submitted the low proposal, be awarded the job of installing sprinklers at the Village Hall at 315 Main Street, upon proof of insurance and submission of Federal ID number, to be paid in full upon completion of the job.


  1. Acting Village Justice Appointment


Mayor Nicholson made the following appointment, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, for a term of one official year.


Acting Village Justice Elizabeth Case Johnson


On the motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the aforesaid appointment made by the Mayor be hereby approved.


G. Building Report


The Board reviewed the Building Department Report for the month of May 2011.



  1. Village Treasurer


A.      Abstract of Vouchers

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Audited Vouchers dated June 2, 2011 for the General Fund totaling $ 32,343.17 be and hereby are approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck;

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Peckelis, it was unanimously RESOLVED to approve the following. for 2011-2012 fiscal year.


Village Clerk $44,400.00

Village Treasurer $25,100.00

Village Court Clerk $60.00 per hour



  1. Village Clerk


    1. Minutes


On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the May 5, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.



Executive Session 10:55PM


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

At 11:20 PM, Trustee Comer stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken.

 

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























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