Board of Trustees

Village of Baxter Estates

315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

February 2, 2012

7:30 PM

 

 

Present:           Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson

                        Deputy Mayor Charles Comer

                        Trustee Douglas Baldwin

                        Trustee Alice M. Peckelis

                        Trustee Nora Haagenson

                        Attorney Christopher Prior

                        Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb

            Treasurer Laurence Tuck

 

 

Also present:  Jennifer Devlyn, Court Reporter, Emi Endo, Newsday, Phil Daly, Rick Krainin, Patrick Griffin, Anthony Swanwick, Lance Wagner. Hedi Astor Gustafson, Paul Mauriello. Port Washington Fire Department Members- Beverly Reese, Chris Bollerman Robert Kropacek, Michael Tedeschi, Chief Brian Waterson , D.J. Alexander, .Martin Masarik  &  John Olszewski.

 

Open Regular Meeting 7:30p.m.

 

Treasurer Tuck opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

Public Hearing 7:44pm.

 

Mayor Nicholson opened the public hearing duly advertised in the January 17, 2012 issue of the Port Washington News to consider the proposed contract with the Port Washington Fire Department for service from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 at a cost to the Village of $117,363.00.

Board of Directors Chairperson Bob Kropacek stated that the proposed budget for 2012 reflected an increase of $1,403.over last year $115,596.

 

The Mayor thanked the representatives of the Fire Department for a their presentation.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Public Hearing was closed.

 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Village accept and, through the Mayor’s signature, sign the contract from the Port Washington Fire Department for the year 2012 in the amount of  $117,363.00.

 

Regular Meeting 8:12PM

 

  1. New Business

 

A.      Richard Krainin-tree planting

 

Richard Krainin addressed the board and distributed a listing of responses to a survey he had conducted of residents of Hilltop Road regarding tree planting.

 

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to plant trees on Hilltop Road for a total not to exceed $10,000.00.

 

2.  Treasurer

                  A.   Abstract of Vouchers 

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Abstract of Audited Vouchers, dated February 2, 2012, for the General Fund, totaling $67,780.19, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.

B.       Budget Modification

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED to adopt the Budget  Modification  as  prepared and presented by Treasurer Tuck.

 

  1.  Village Clerk

 

A  .Minutes

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the December 1, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the January 5, 2012 Board of Trustees Meeting be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by. Acting Secretary Alice Peckelis.

 

Executive Session 9.06PM

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, the Board voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

At 9.50 PM, the Mayor 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 Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is closed at 10:30 PM.

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                                          Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk