Board of Trustees
Village of Baxter Estates
315 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
May 2, 2013
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, Kristin von Korff, Stuart Rosen

Regular Meeting 7:30PM


Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Nicholson.

Public Hearing 7:40PM

Mayor Nicholson opened the Public Hearing duly advertised in the April 9, 2013 issue of the Port Washington News, to consider Bill No. 1 of 2013, a proposed local law to amend 152-1, “Permit Required” of Chapter 152, “Streets and Sidewalks,” of the Village Code of the Village of Baxter Estates, to provide that no curb cut shall be allowed for ingress and egress for any parcel within the Village unless approved by the Board of Trustees, upon application, with notification to neighbors.

All those present wishing to speak having been heard, Mayor Nicholson closed the Public Hearing at 7:45PM.

A verbatim transcript of the public hearing is annexed to and incorporated into these minutes.

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED Bill No. 1 of 2013 be adopted as Local Law No. 1 of 2013.

Regular Meeting 7:50PM

  1. Village Clerk


    1. Minutes


On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the April 4, 2013 Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.


On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the April 23, 2013 Emergency Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees be waived and they be and hereby are approved as presented by Clerk Whitcomb.


Mayor Nicholson Aye Trustee Haagenson Aye

Trustee Comer Aye Trustee Peckelis Abstained

Trustee Baldwin Aye


  1. 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 May 2, 2013, for the General Fund, totaling $34,827.74, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Tuck



New Business


    1. Street Sweeping Contract

The Board received proposals submitted to the Village for Street Sweeping Contract..

On motion of Trustee Comer, seconded by Trustee Baldwin, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the contract for Street Sweeping be awarded to Dejana Industries, the lowest responsible bidder, for a two year period, 2013 - 2014 .

    1. Village Potholes

On motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Haagenson, it was unanimously RESOLVED to pay Robert Keogh Inc. a total of $660.00 to repair and fill the village potholes.

    1. Village Hall : Building Maintenance.



On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED to authorize maintenance of Baxter Estates building not to exceed $2.000 a year.



    1. Village Hall Window Cleaning

On motion of Trustee Baldwin, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED to pay Michael Flyer a total of $100.00 to clean the windows on the first floor of the Village Hall.

  1. Old Business

    1. Storm Water MS4

Trustee Comer reported that the annual storm water report had been signed by Mayor Nicholson and a copy will be placed in the Port Washington Public Library. The report will be submitted on time to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Kristin von Korff: 3 Sandy Hollow Lane.

Update on tree stump removal located at 26 Overlook Drive. Safety and removal issues were discussed for the welfare of her rare bunny rabbits.

Robert Keogh will be asked to discuss possibilities with Mr.von Korff.

Executive Session

9:05PM the Board entered into Executive Session

At 9:15PM, Mayor Nicholson stated that Executive Session had concluded and that no action had been taken.


There being no further business before the Board, on motion of Mayor Nicholson, seconded by Trustee Comer, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:15PM.





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Yvonne Whitcomb, Village Clerk