Board of Trustees
Village of Baxter Estates
315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
January 3, 2013
7:30PM 

 Present        Trustee Charles Comer
         Trustee Douglas Baldwin
                       Trustee Alice M. Peckelis
                       Trustee Nora Haagenson
                       Village Attorney Andrew Luskin
                       Village Clerk Yvonne Whitcomb
            Treasurer Laurence Tuck 

Absent:        Mayor Frederick E. Nicholson       

Also present:  Court reporter Jennifer Devlin, Port Washington Fire Department members; Assistant Chief, Brian Waterson, Treasurer, Chris Bollerman, Donald Alexander, Robert Kropacek, Daniel Cella, Tricia Trapp, Martin Masarik, Robert Piacquadio, Stuart Rosen, Max Caldwell, Stephen Maren, Lance Wagner.

Open Public Hearing 7:30PM

Trustee Comer opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the December 18, 2012 issue of the Port Washington News, to consider the proposed contract with the Port Washington Fire Department for service from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 at a cost to the Village of $118,481.00.

The Port Washington Fire Department will submit a corrected contract.

Trustee Comer thanked the representatives of the Fire Department for a their presentation.  Trustee Comer announced that the Public Hearing on the 2013 Fire Department Contract was closed at 7:50 PM.

Regular Meeting

  1. Village Clerk


    1. Minutes


On motion of Trustee Haagenson, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the December 6, 2012 Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.



B.      Village Election  

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that 315 Main Street, Port Washington be designated as the Official Polling Place for the Village Election to be held on March 19, 2013 from Noon to 9:00PM and be it further RESOLVED that the Village appoint Angela Smith and Cynthia Wrobel as Inspectors of Election for the next Village Election to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, and that Angela Smith be and is hereby designated as the Chief Inspector; and be it further RESOLVED that each election inspector shall be compensated at the rate of $15.00 per hour, and be it further RESOLVED that the Election Inspectors of the Village shall prepare the register of enrolled voters for said election, and be it further
RESOLVED that the Village Clerk is hereby directed to publish in the official newspaper of the Village, in accordance with Election Law Section 15-104(3)(b) and (4) by not later than March 9, 2013, the legal notice as to the polling place, hours of polls and names and addresses of all candidates, and the positions and terms for which nominated.

Take further notice that the offices to be filled at said Election are:

Mayor – Two Year Term
Trustee – Two Year Term
Trustee - Two Year Term

  1. Treasurer


A. Abstract of Vouchers


On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Abstract of Audited Vouchers, dated January 3, 2013, for the General Fund, totaling $89,973.80, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck.


Executive Session

8:53 PM the Board entered into Executive Session to consider possible litigation.

At 10:15 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 Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:17PM.

Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk