MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 22, 2018

PRESENT:                                                  ABSENT:   

         
Mayor Frank DeMento                               Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone                  Trustee Antonio D’Angelo    
Trustee Anthony M. Sabino                    
Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

Mayor DeMento called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

Road Repair Hathorne/Eakins

Deputy Mayor Noone reported that five bids have been received and reviewed by Jim Antonelli, Village Engineer, and his recommendation is to hire the lowest and responsible bidder, United Paving.  United Paving’s bid was $249, 075 and they are willing to continue to negotiate that price.  Deputy Mayor Noone added that all residents affected by construction on these streets will be directly notified by the Village regarding the timing of the project, the various upgrade options available and other restrictions that will occur while construction is underway.

Deputy Mayor Noone made a motion to approve United Paving for the road construction work, which was seconded by Trustee Sabino and confirmed by all.

Motion to close the public meeting made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all at 7:35 PM.  

_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk
 

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AuthorMaureen McLean


MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 9, 2018

PRESENT:                                                       ABSENT:   

         
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone                      Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Antonio D’Angelo                             Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Trustee Anthony M. Sabino                    
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

Deputy Mayor Noone called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

JUSTICE REPORT for April 2018 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $4,780.00.  

POLICE REPORT for April 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Burglary Residence, Burglary Business, Robbery, Larceny Auto, 2 Larceny incidents (other than auto) and Criminal Mischief were none.  There were a total of 35 moving violations and 14 parking violations. 

BUILDING REPORT for June 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount of $241,497.75 with a total project value of $7,839,070.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Munsey Park resident, Greg LiCalzi Jr., spoke to the Board about his idea to have a Memorial Day ceremony at Waldmann Park.  Mr. LiCalzi, who lost his brother Mike to the Iraq War, wanted to honor all of the fallen soldiers and particularly those who lived in Munsey Park.  The Park was named after Lt. George Waldmann, who in 1943, was the first resident of Munsey Park to die at war.  The ceremony will take place on Monday, May 28, at Waldmann Park at 9 am.  Deputy Mayor Noone spoke for the entire Board to express the Village’s support of Mr. LiCalzi and will help facilitate his efforts.

Village Entry-Way Beautification Update

Deputy Mayor Noone read an update from Trustee Ceriello regarding the Village Entry-Way Beautification project.  The Manhasset Woods Road/Northern Boulevard, Park Avenue and  Copley Road entrances will be revamped and the Port Washington Boulevard entrance will be groomed within the next two weeks.  During that time, the Village will also be planting 18 Right Of Way (ROW) trees.  Homeowners who are interested in the fall planting should contact the Village and they will be placed on a priority list along with those residents who indicated an interest, but did not get a tree for the spring 2018 planting.


Speed Limit and Safety Update

Trustee D’Angelo stated that the Village has been calling respective businesses to let them know the regulations regarding commercial vehicle traffic in our neighborhood.  In addition, we are also working with the police department on enforcement.


Road Update Hawthorne/Eakins

Trustee Noone stated that the Village received four bids for the road work.  Our engineer, Jim Antonelli, is going to review the bids and submit an analysis.  In an effort to move the project forward, the Board will hold a special meeting on May 22 to discuss the road bids and vote on a contractor.
  
Questions and comments were received from the following resident:

Mrs. Deborah Miller 

Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Trustee D’Angelo and confirmed by all at 7:54 PM.  

_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean


MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 April 10, 2018

PRESENT:                                                                         ABSENT:   

Mayor Frank DeMento         
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone                                
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello            
Trustee Antonio D’Angelo
Trustee Anthony M. Sabino                    
Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

JUSTICE REPORT for March, 2018 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $5,836.00.  

POLICE REPORT for February 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Burglary Residence, Burglary Business, Robbery, Larceny Auto, Larceny (other than auto) and Criminal Mischief were none.  There were a total of 38 moving violations and 12 parking violations. 

BUILDING REPORT for June 1, 2017 to April 5, 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount of $229,326.75 with a total project value of $7,224.960.
 

The Mayor administered the Oath of Office to Anthony M. Sabino and Jennifer Noone, who were elected in the Village’s annual election on March 20, 2018.  Trustee D’Angelo was also sworn in again for the vacant trustee seat for the 2018-2019 official year.

Mayor DeMento moved into the annual meeting by reading the following appointments and resolutions:

The Mayor reported that the Oath of Office had been taken by following, elected in the Village’s annual election on March 20, 2018:

Trustee:                 Jennifer Noone          2 Years
                              Anthony M. Sabino    2 Years

Village Justice:     John Turano               4 Years

The Mayor further announced the appointment of Antonio D’Angelo, to the vacant Trustee seat for the 2018-2019 Official Year.

The following Resolution was proposed:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and the Board of Trustees serve without compensation for the current fiscal year, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to §4-400 of the Village Law of the State of New York, The Board of Trustees approves the following appointments by the Mayor:

TARA GIBBONS, be re-appointed VILLAGE CLERK/TREASURER for a term of two (2) years, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

MAUREEN MCLEAN, be re-appointed DEPUTY CLERK for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;

ANTHONY DiPROPERZIO, be re-appointed BUILDING INSPECTOR, for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;

PATRICIA MILLER, be re-appointed ACTING VILLAGE JUSTICE, for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;


ROBERT MORICI, Morici & Morici, LLP, be re-appointed VILLAGE ATTORNEY for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;

LAURA DILIMETIN, be re-appointed VILLAGE PROSECUTOR for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of § 7-712 of the Village Law of the State of New York, Joseph Russo is appointed to the Board of Zoning and Appeals for a term of five (5) years;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the firm of SATTY, LEVINE & CIACCO, CPA’s, be re-appointed to provide accounting services and the Village’s annual audit, for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2019;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the MANHASSET PRESS, a newspaper published in Manhasset, Town of North Hempstead, New York, be and hereby is designated as OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park for the official year ending on the first Monday of April 2019, pursuant to §4-412 of the Village Law of the State of New York; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Investment Policy is updated to reflect that the First National Bank of Long Island will remain the Village’s Official Bank;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the First National Bank of Long Island is hereby designated as the OFFICIAL DEPOSITORY for the current official year and that the Clerk/Treasurer be authorized to deposit funds as outlined in the Investment Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees on January 14, 1987 and amended June 12, 1996; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Accounting Policy that all bills are reviewed by the Mayor and all accounting entries are reviewed by Robert Kordic, of ALBRECHT, VIGGIANO, ZURECK & CO., P.C., Certified Public Accountants, for any adjustments and reconciliation;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all meetings of the Village Board of Trustees shall begin at 7:30p.m.; and
    
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Meeting dates for the forthcoming Official Year are as follows:

        April 10, 2018
        May 9, 2018
        June 13, 2018
        July 11, 2018
        August – No Meeting
        September 12, 2018
        October 10, 2018
        November 14, 2018
        December 12, 2018
        January 9, 2019
        February 13, 2019
        March 13, 2019

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Zoning & Appeals (BZA) meetings shall be held as needed on the Third Monday of the month and begin at 7:00p.m.;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees has determined that attendance by certain municipal officers and employees at one or more meetings during the coming official year will benefit the municipality and the Clerk/Treasurer or Deputy Clerk/Court Clerk be, and hereby is authorized to attend the regular meetings of their respective State, county and local associations; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Mayor and the Board of Trustees are authorized to attend any training schools as required or deemed appropriate;
    
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Justice and Acting Village Justice are authorized to attend State or County continuing Judicial Education Programs; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Building Inspector is authorized to attend the annual State Building Officials Conference; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees shall approve reimbursement to such officers or employees for actual expenses and/or for mileage at the rate per mile set by the Internal Revenue Service for travel in their personal automobiles to these meetings, schools and conferences;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Pursuant to §4-400 of the Village Law of the State of New York, Mayor Frank DeMento, hereby appoints Jennifer Noone as Deputy Mayor for the upcoming official year.

The forgoing resolution was moved by Trustee Noone and seconded by Trustee Sabino and adopted as follows:
    Frank DeMento, Mayor    -    Aye
    Jennifer Noone, Trustee    -    Aye
    Lawrence Ceriello, Trustee    -    Aye
    Antonio D'Angelo, Trustee    -    Aye
    Anthony Sabino, Trustee    -    Aye

Final Budget 

Trustee D’Angelo presented the final budget for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2019.  He informed the Board that the final budget will be available on the Village website on April 11, 2018.  Motion to adopt that budget made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Trustee Sabino and approved by all.

SCA Fair Approval

Mayor DeMento read a letter sent by SCA Fair Chairperson, Annie Young, requesting the Village’s assistance with parking signs.  The SCA Fair is May 5, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Munsey Park School.

Commercial Traffic in Village

On April 2, 2018, Mr. Kennedy, wrote an email to the Board of Trustees to express his concerns over increased construction traffic on Manhasset Woods Road.  Mr. Kennedy attended the April 10th meeting and briefly summarized the on-going issue with construction traffic from Northern Boulevard to Manhasset Woods Road.  The Board agreed that this is a concern for the Village and will look further into the matter.  The Board will present their findings to Mr. Kennedy at the next meeting.  

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

Mr. Jim McGivney
Ms. Deborah Miller 


Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all at 8:09 PM.  

_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk
 

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AuthorMaureen McLean


MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 March 14, 2018

PRESENT:                                                                 ABSENT:   

Mayor Frank DeMento         
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                                
Trustee Antonio D’Angelo            
Trustee Jennifer Noone                                  
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello                    
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Councel

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

Local Law #1 – 2018 – “OVERRIDE OF TAX LEVY LIMIT”

Village Counsel presented to the Board the Local Law #1 – 2018 “A local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-C.”  Mayor DeMento made the motion to adopt Local Law #1- 2018, which was seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all.  


Proposed Budget

Trustee D’Angelo presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2019.  He stated that the objective of the budget is to keep the Village fiscally sound while addressing needed improvements in infrastructure, maintenance and beautification. Trustee D’Angelo informed the Board that the proposed budget, which is a work in progress, will be available on the Village website on March 15, 2018.      


MPWC Annual Kids Charity Run

Mayor DeMento read a letter sent by Ms. Aline Lennon, Co-Chair of the MPWC Kids Fun Run Event.  The letter states that the event will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 between 9 am – 10:30 am.  The race will begin and end at Polliwog Pond.  Motion made by Trustee Lippmann to approve the charity run, which was seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all.  

Speed Radar Signs

Trustee Lippmann updated the Board on traffic safety in the Village.  He stated that he has had continued dialogue with the Nassau County Police Department regarding safety enforcement particularly during rush hour.  He was pleased to learn that the Town of North Hempstead will be distributing radar speed signs to Villages on the North Shore, including Munsey Park.  The Village has been in contact with the Town to ensure our participation and determine exact locations when the signs become available.  

Update on Hawthorne/Eakins Road Improvements

Trustee Noone updated the Board on the Hawthorne/Eakins Road improvement project.  Survey work is still in progress due to the three nor’easters that prevented the surveyor from completing the work.  Trustee Noone explained that accurate surveying of the road section cannot be completed with any snow on the road shoulder.  The engineer is in the process of preparing the bid books for the project, bids should be completed by the end of the month and bidding will commence shortly thereafter.  Bids will be presented to the Board in April or May and voted on.

Board Meeting Times

Trustee Noone suggested to the Board the possibility of having an afternoon Board of Trustee Meeting to accommodate residents who cannot attend the evening meetings.  The Board agreed that further discussion will be held on meeting times.

The Mayor then thanked Deputy Mayor John Lippmann for his four years of service.

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

Mr. Nicolaides, Mrs. Jeanne Ceriello, Mrs. Kim Farkouh, Mr. Armando Mejia, Mr. Tim Fulton, Dr. Richard Susi, Mr. Jim McGivney, Ms. Deborah Miller, Ms. Nathine Yakaitis and Ms. Tara Kirkwood 

Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all at 8:32 PM.  

_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 February 14, 2018

 

PRESENT:                                                      ABSENT:  

 

Mayor Frank DeMento                                   Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                               

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo                              

Trustee Jennifer Noone                                 

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello                             

Robert Morici, Village Attorney

 

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

The pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Mayor requested a moment of silence for all those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

TRUSTEE APPOINTMENT

The Mayor presented Trustee Patrick Hance’s letter of resignation.  Patrick Hance resigned from the Board of Trustees citing time constraints due to new business endeavors. The Mayor introduced Hance’s replacement, Antonio D’Angelo.  The Mayor read Mr. D’Angelo’s bio.  Mr. D’Angelo served on the Village Architectural Review Board. Antonio is a Partner in the New York office of Deloitte Tax LLP and is the U.S. National Tax Managing Partner of the Consumer & Industrial Products Industry. Antonio has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting with extensive experience serving large multinational public and privately held companies. Antonio is a Certified Public Accountant (NY) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Antonio has an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and a master of taxation from St. John’s University. Antonio resides on Abbey Road with his wife and three children. Following, the Mayor appointed Mr. D’Angelo as Trustee and administered the Oath of Office. 

ELECTION INSPECTORS

Edgar Fitzsimons, Linda Fitzsimons and Kathryn McDonald were approved as election inspectors for the March 20, 2018 election.  

INTRODUCTION OF LOCAL LAW 1 -2018

Robert Morici, Village Attorney, introduced Local Law 1 -2018 for the Tax Levy Override which will be voted on at the next Village meeting on March 14, 2018.

SURVEY PROPOSAL FOR HAWTHORNE/EAKINS ROAD

Trustee Noone updated the Board on the Hawthorne Place and Eakins Road road improvement project.  Motion to engage with Russell H. Lewis Company for a total of $14,000 to survey the existing roadway (Hawthorne/Eakins Road) made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Mayor DeMento and confirmed by all.  Trustee Noone explained that staking out the roadway will begin the week of February 11, 2018.  She stated that residents have been notified of the plan and construction will begin in the spring. 

Questions were taken from the following residents:

  • Mr. Nicolaides (295 Park Avenue)
  • Ms. Susan Auriemma (36 Burnham Place)
  • Ms. Deborah Miller (6 Sargent Place)

Motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter with regard to a particular person was made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all.

Motion to come out of executive session made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all.

Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Ceriello, seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all at 8:17 PM. 

 

_________________________________                     ______________________________

                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons

                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 January 10, 2018


PRESENT:                                                      ABSENT:   

Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                      Mayor Frank DeMento                                                                                      Trustee Lawrence Ceriello                                                                                                                                                      Trustee Patrick Hance                                                                                                                                                              Trustee Jennifer Noone                                                                                                                                                          Robert Morici, by Paul Pepper, Village Attorney

 

The meeting was called to Order by Deputy Mayor Lippmann at 7:34 pm.  

OFFICIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

Trustee Noone updated the Board on the January 4, 2018 blizzard.  She praised the crew for clearing our roads and ensuring the safety of our residents. 

Trustee Noone also reminded residents that during inclement weather conditions and emergency situations, Village Hall is available for those in need of power and shelter.

Motion to close the public meeting and move to executive session was made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Deputy Mayor Lippmann and confirmed by all at 7:36 PM.

 

 

_________________________________                     ______________________________

                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons

                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

December 13, 2017


PRESENT:                                                                                ABSENT:   
 Mayor Frank DeMento                                                           Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                                           Trustee Lawrence Ceriello                                                                                                                                             Trustee Patrick Hance                                                                                                                                                       Trustee Jennifer Noone                                                                                                                                                         Robert Morici, Village Attorney                                                                                                                                         Paul Pepper, Village Attonney  
 

The meeting was called to Order by Mayor DeMento at 7:48 pm. 

 

ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION

Trustee Ceriello proposed a Resolution to declare November 30th Arbor Day in the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. Trustee Hance moved to adopt the resolution, Mayor DeMento seconded the motion, and the motion was adopted unanimously.

VILLAGE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Mayor DeMento read the proposed 2018 Holiday Schedule for the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. Trustee Ceriello moved to adopt the schedule, and Trustee Hance seconded the motion, and it was adopted unanimously.

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Trustee Noone discussed the repaving of Hathorne/North Eakins roads and engaging James Antonelli to be the engineer to oversee the repaving project. A motion to engage Mr. Antonelli to be the engineer on the project was made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Hance, and adopted unanimously.

Motion to close the public meeting made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Noone and approved by all at 9:30 PM.





 

_________________________________                     ______________________________

                    Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons

                           Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 November 20, 2017

PRESENT:                                                     ABSENT:   

Mayor Frank DeMento                                  Deputy Mayor John Lippmann  
Trustee Jennifer Noone                                Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney


The meeting was called to Order by Mayor DeMento at 7:40 pm. 

OFFICIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
Trustee Ceriello offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption: 
RESOLUTION TO PRUNE TREES ON PARK AVENUE AND MANHASSET WOODS ROAD
Whereas, consistent with Section 172-1(a) of the Code of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park, the Board of Trustees finds that the trees lining the Village right of way along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road are significant to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Munsey Park and to maintaining the natural, scenic and esthetic values and the physical and visual qualities of the environment of the Village of Munsey;

Whereas, the Board of Trustees finds that care, conservation and preservation of the trees lining the Village right of way along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road are critical to the aforesaid concerns and goals;

Whereas, the Board of Trustees finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Munsey Park and its residents that the Village undertake to prune where needed and appropriate the trees lining the Village right of way along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road;

Whereas, the Village has solicited bids from 4 qualified arborists, two of which have experience working near, alongside, beneath or above utility lines and two of which were selected randomly, in order to perform the pruning described aforesaid on 217 trees lining the Village right of way along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road;

Whereas, three arborists responded to the solicitation for bids and one arborist declined to participate;

Whereas, the bids from the three arborists that responded to the solicitation ranged from $46,464.34 to $21,049.00;

Whereas, the Board of Trustees finds that the bid from SavaTree for $22,954.00 is the lowest responsible bid for the pruning as described above and is in the best interests of the Village due to the experience that this arborist has generally and its experience working near, alongside, beneath or above utility lines;

Now therefore, the Board of Trustees authorizes the approval of a contract with Savatree consistent with its proposal received by the Village Clerk on November 14, 2017 to prune where needed and appropriate the 217 trees lining the Village right of way along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road.

The Forgoing resolution was moved by Trustee Ceriello and seconded by Mayor DeMento, and adopted as follows:

Frank DeMento, Mayor                  -             Aye
John Lippmann, Deputy Mayor      -             Absent
Patrick Hance, Trustee                  -              Absent
Larry Ceriello, Trustee                   -              Aye
Jennifer Noone, Trustee                 -             Aye

Public Comment:
The meeting was opened to public for Public Comment:


Barbara Burke - 317 Park Avenue.  Mrs. Burke expressed her concerns regarding falling tree branches and limbs on Park Avenue.

Robert Thompson - 339 Park Avenue. Mr. Thompson would like the trees to be saved at any cost.  He believes all residents share in the beauty of the trees on Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road.

Harry Nicolaides - 205 Park Avenue. Mr. Nicolaides stated that he prefers a semi-annual check of the Village trees via a Village aborist.  

Deborah Miller - 6 Sargeant Place – Ms. Miller expressed her concerns regarding all of the trees on the Village’s Right of Way on every street.

Mr. McGivney – 234 Abbey Road. Mr. McGiveny read his written statement regarding maintenance of Village trees.

Motion to close the public meeting made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all at 8:06 PM.


_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
held on November 8, 2017

PRESENT:                                                                                    ABSENT:   

Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                                                   Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Jennifer Noone                    
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney

The meeting was called to Order by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann at 7:32pm. 
The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, led by the Board of Trustees.


The Deputy Mayor mentioned a ceremony renaming a portion of Port Washington Boulevard in honor of Sgt. James “Jimmy” Regan, a U.S. Army Ranger who grew up in Manhasset and died in combat in Iraq, to be held on November 9th, 2017.

OFFICIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING POLLING PLACE AND HOURS OF POLLS
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the next General Election for 2 Trustees and Village Justice for the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park, will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Section 15-104 (3) (b) of the Election Law of the State of New York states that the Village Board of Trustees must designate by Resolution the polling place in each election district, and the hours during which polls are open;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the one (1) polling place in the Village of Munsey Park will be in the Village Hall, 1777 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, New York 11030; and 

 Polls will be open for the General Village Election to be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, between the hours of 12 noon and 9:00 pm. 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is authorized to publish a Notice stating the polling place and the hours polls will be open at least sixty (60) days prior to the General Village Election. The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and unanimously adopted by all present Trustees.

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello:


Trustee Ceriello reported to the Board and the residents in attendance on the ongoing discussion of tree maintenance within the Village as well as the ongoing discussion within the Village concerning the proposal of a Local Law concerning bamboo in the near future.

Public Comment:

The meeting was opened to public for Public Comment:
James McGivney: Mr. McGivney sought an update on the Board’s consideration of a correspondence he sent to the Villge concerning Trees and Tree Pruning.
Vince Syracuse: Mr. Syracuse took to the floor to discuss the issue of the possible Local Law concerning bamboo within the Village, as well as trees and tree pruning. 

A Motion to enter executive session to discuss specific personnel matters within the Village was made by Trustee Ceriello, seconded by Trustee Noone and unanimously approved at 7:55pm. 

ADJOURNMENT:

A Motion by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann to exit Executive Session and close the Meeting was seconded by Trustee Patrick Hance and unanimously carried at 8:20 p.m.

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

                                               MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
                                                           BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                                                October 11, 2017


PRESENT:                                                               ABSENT:             
Mayor Frank DeMento                                           Trustee Patrick Hance
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                 
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone                    
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Tara Gibbons, Treasurer/Clerk
Maureen McLean, Deputy Clerk

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 8:06 p.m. 

The Mayor welcomed Officer Steve Krukowski and Officer Dan Hedgecock from POP (Problem Oriented Policing) from the Third Precinct.  

POP
The officers updated the Board on the Village’s home security and traffic safety.  The officers invited community members to join the Third Precinct for a community forum.  The Acting Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Greg Abruzzo, is holding a meeting with community leaders, local government officials and residents.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss resources available to the community and to address any questions/concerns within the Third Precinct.  This meeting will be held on November 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Roslyn High School – 475 Round Hill Road, Roslyn Heights.

The Mayor thanked the officers for their time and continued to move the discussion to garbage pick-up in the Village.

GARBAGE
Leaf pick-up will commence the first Saturday in November and will continue for four consecutive Saturdays.  The discussion continued to review the rules regarding residential pick-up for bulk items.  It was noted that residents must inform Meadow Carting when they have bulk items for pick-up.  Items should be placed on the side of the resident’s home and at no time should items be placed at the curb.

The Mayor then moved the discussion to Village trees.   

TREES
Trustee Larry Ceriello updated the Board on various tree projects and discussed a planned review of the tree law and the maintenance of the trees in the Village’s Right of Way (ROW).  

The Mayor then opened the meeting to questions/comments.  

Ms. Miller expressed her concerns regarding trees in the Village in general and tree pruning by the electric company. 

Mr. McGivney expressed his concerns regarding the maintenance of trees in the Village’s ROW.

Motion to go into executive session was made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor Frank DeMento and confirmed by all.

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 PM.

_____________________                __________________________
Frank DeMento                                 Tara Gibbons                                        

Mayor                                                Treasurer/Clerk
 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

                                            MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
                                                         BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                                           September 13, 2017

PRESENT:                                                                   ABSENT:             
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann                                  Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Patrick Hance                                               Trustee Jennifer Noone
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello                    
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Tara Gibbons, Treasurer/Clerk
Maureen McLean, Deputy Clerk

Deputy Mayor John Lippman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of July 12, 2017 were already approved and posted on Village website.

JUSTICE REPORT for July and August 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $21,670.00.  After questions by the Trustees, the report was accepted.

Trustee Ceriello offered updates on road construction work and tree removal and replacement efforts.

Trustee Lippmann announced the names of the Village residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and provided a moment of silence: Thomas Burke, Paul R. Casio, James Connor, Joseph J. Dickey, Jr., John F. Iskyan, Timothy C. Kelly and Frank Salvaterra.
Trustee Lippmann opened the meeting to questions/comments.

Ms. Miller expressed her concerns regarding Waldman Park, a Village arborist and the sidewalk in front of Munsey Park School.

Mr. Givney expressed his thoughts regarding the agenda for monthly meetings.

Motion to go into executive session made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Patrick Hance and confirmed by all.

_____________________                __________________________
Frank DeMento                                 Tara Gibbons                                        

Mayor                                                Treasurer/Clerk
 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 12, 2017

PRESENT:                                                                        ABSENT:    
Mayor Frank DeMento                                                   None
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Maureen McLean, Deputy Clerk

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of June 1, 2017 were approved by all with corrections.
CLAIMS for April/May were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $217,743.21.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for June, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $6,791.00. 

APPOINTMENTS
Mayor Frank DeMento explained that the term of the Village Clerk, Barbara Miller, expired and she was not re-appointed as Village Clerk and retired from her position.  After consideration of 14 applicants for the position of Village Clerk, Mayor DeMento appointed Tara Gibbons to two-year term as Village Clerk.  Ms. Gibbons is a Manhasset resident and holds a BA in Business Administration, with a minor in Communications from Molloy College, as well as a Master's in Education from Hofstra University.  Mayor DeMento also re-appointed Deputy Village Clerk, Maureen Mclean to a one-year term and Robert Farrer was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a five-year term. 

Following public discussion (including an opportunity to question the Board), Motion by Frank DeMento to approve Village appointments, seconded by Patrick Hance and voted on as follows:
 
Mayor Frank DeMento –    YES
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann –   YES
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello-  YES
Trustee Patrick Hance –    YES
Trustee Jennifer Noone –    YES
 
INNESS PLACE
Trustee Jennifer Noone updated the board on the status of Inness Place.  The Village signed the contract with contractor, United Paving Corp., on June 28, 2017.  James Antonelli, the engineer hired to oversee the project, is finalizing the equipment requirements under the contract and construction should begin shortly. Trustee Noone informed residents that the contractor will provide notice of a start date for construction to all Inness residents and that the Village will post these dates on the website for all Village residents. 

WALDMANN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Mayor Frank DeMento explained that the Village in cooperation with and financial assistance by the Munsey Park Woman’s Club has considered the renovation and re-landscaping of Waldmann Park.  The project has been planned for about two years. The Mayor recognized the hard work and perseverance of Dr. Audrey Garvin of the Munsey Park Woman's Club.  Dr. Audrey Garvin spoke of the project and informed the residents in attendance that the MPWC raised $33,230 towards the project; 124 residents donated funds to purchase 4 benches, 17 trees, 107 engraved bricks, 3,000 square feet of pavers, and several engraved rocks.  The Mayor thanked Senator Elaine Phillips for the $50,000 grant that she awarded to the Village for the project.  This grant now saves the Village the $50,000 budgeted for the park.  The savings will remain in the general fund and be reallocated in the next budget cycle. 
Tony DiProperzio had reviewed the plan and determined that the plan is ADA compliant and is DEC compliant.  The plans of the project are posted on the Village website.  Additionally, the Mayor informed the board that the beautification project was put out to bid and was awarded to Grounds Guys who will complete the project for $47,200. 

Motion by Trustee Noone to approve the plans of the Waldmann beautification project and award the bid of the project to Ground Guys, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and approved by all.
 
VILLAGE WALKWAY
Anthony DiProperzio presented the plans for the Village walkway explaining the ADA requirements and lighting specifications.  Additionally, the Mayor discussed the walkway plans that will connect Congregational Church parking lot and the entrance to the auditorium at the Munsey Park Elementary School by crossing a portion of Village property. The Mayor informed those in attendance that the walkway will allow safe access to the school for the elementary students whose parents must now park on Village streets or walk along Northern Boulevard to accompany their children to and from the school at drop off and pick up.  The walkway will also provide a safe alternative to residents who park on Village streets to attend special events at the school.  The Mayor opened the meeting up for discussion and comments for almost an hour.  Residents from Sargent Place and Allston Place provided comments and concerns regarding increased vehicle traffic along their blocks and parents using Sargent Place as a drop off point.  Trustee Ceriello ensured these residents that the Village would make every accommodation to prevent parents using their blocks as an extension of the school’s driveway by not allowing the circle to become a pick up and drop off location. 
 
The Mayor thanked Senator Elaine Philips for awarding the Village a $50,000 grant and to County Legislator Richard Nicolello who awarded a $70,000 grant to the School, for a total of $120,000, for the walkway project. The project is currently out to bid.  Dr. Jean Kendall, (Principal of Munsey Park Elementary School), Rosemary Johnson (Deputy Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Armand Markarian (District Director of School Facilities), Noreen Labenne (SCA - Munsey Park President), Lisa Grygiel (SCA - Executive President), and Peggy Sica (MPWC Co-Presidents) were in attendance to advocate the necessity for the walkway.  A rendering of the approved project is available on the Village website.
 
Motion by Mayor DeMento to approve the plans of the Village walkway, seconded by Trustee Hance and approved by all.

Motion to close the hearing made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Lippmann and confirmed by all.


_____________________                                                        ___________________________
Frank DeMento, Mayor                                                             Maureen McLean, Deputy Clerk    

                                                                                   

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 1, 2017


PRESENT:                                                                      ABSENT:
    
Mayor Frank DeMento   
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Cieriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of May 10, 2017 were approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for May were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $16,565.03.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for May, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $6,784.00. 

WALDMANN PARK – FINAL PLAN

Mayor DeMento requested that the Deputy Clerk speak to the Board on final plans for Waldmann Park.  The Deputy Clerk presented the anticipated plans to the BOT, the Mayor requested that the inlay pavers by pond be removed from the plan.  The plans for the park will be revised according to comments and placed on the website for residents to review.  The Village is still awaiting confirmation from Senator Philip’s office on the amount of the requested grant.  Following this, the plans will be put out to bid.

INNESS PLACE BID RESULTS

Trustee Noone explained to the Board that there were four bidders for the road construction job for Inness Place.  The Engineer contracted to oversee the project, Jim Antonelli, went over all the bids for accuracy.  “I have analyzed the bids which were opened at Village Hall on May 24, 2017.  Four bids were received…I have checked the bids, references and the contactors’ experience with similar projects and I find that the apparent low bidder is qualified.  I recommend that the bid be awarded to United Paving of Mill Neck, NY for the amount of $106,945.00.”  Trustee Noone also explained to the Board that this project will be funded from the CHIPS money.  The measure was approved,  a motion to approve United paving as contractor for Inness Place improvement made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Mayor DeMento and confirmed by all.

GARBAGE CONTRACT

Trustee Ceriello explained to the Board that the new garbage contract became effective on 6/1/17 and has a five-year term.
 
VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR

Mayor Frank DeMento spoke about the position and announced that Dan Breen has decided not to accept the position. Residents discussed with the Board the reason for the position and Trustee Ceriello explained in complete detail.  Conversations continued and the topic was closed.

SCANNING

The Village of Flower Hill has offered its scanner to the Village of Munsey Park for any large documents that need immediate scanning, otherwise the documents would be sent to Central Blueprint.  The remainder of the scanning project should be completed by the end of this year.

Motion to close the hearing made by Mayor Frank DeMento, seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and confirmed by all.


__________________________       __________________________    

Frank DeMento                                      Maureen P. Mclean
Mayor                                                        Deputy Village Clerk

 

 

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 10, 2017

PRESENT:                                                                                    ABSENT:   
Mayor Frank DeMento   
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Cieriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 8:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of April 5, 2017 were approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for April/May were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $162,212.13.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for April, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $5,363.00. 

PETER MCGUGGART – 21 STUART

Mr. McGuggart addressed the Board to inquire on the outcome of his situation involving his neighbor’s tree damaging his retaining wall and steps.  He had met prior with the Village building inspector and former Mayor Sean Haggerty.  Mr. McGuggart stated, “There has not being any decision or outcome to my situation.”  Trustee Ceriello offered to handle this immediately and have a response to Mr. McGuggart no later than Friday, May 12, 2017.         

GARBAGE BIDS

The garbage bid results were addressed by Trustee Ceriello.  There were four companies that bid and the lowest responsible bid was Meadow Carting.  Motion to approve Meadow Carting as the lowest responsible bidder for a term of five (5) years for a total of $2,368,680.00 made by Trustee Ceriello, seconded by Mayor Frank DeMento and approved by all.

RESOLUTION FOR NEW POSITION – VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR

Mayor Frank DeMento read the following resolution:

Be it resolved that the position of Village Administrator be created for the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. Said Position will be as follows:
 
A. Establishment of position.
In order to provide the most economical and efficient overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities and operations of the Village of Munsey Park, to minimize the administrative details now handled by the Mayor, Board of Trustees and other Village officers, to provide centralized direction and control of all Village employees and appointed officers and to formalize the staff and advisory functions which are necessary to the foregoing, there is hereby established in the Village of Munsey Park the position and job of Village Administrator. This position shall not be interpreted or construed to be a public office, either appointed or elected, as defined in Article 3 of the Village Law or Article 2 of the Public Officers Law or as may be defined in any other law of this state.
 
B. Term.
The Village Administrator will be hired and retained, as well as disciplined and dismissed by the Board of Trustees pursuant to such terms and conditions and for such remuneration and for such period or periods of time as shall be established by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
 
C. General Statement of Duties:
To oversee and participate in the operational aspects of the village including, directing, supervising and participating in maintenance and construction activities within the Village, including roadwork, weather management and clean-up, maintenance to Parks and Village property, as well as clerical/office work related to the operational aspects of the Village; performs any and all related duties as required and provide reports to the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
 
D. Duties and functions.
The duties and functions of the Village Administrator shall be subject to the direction and control of the Mayor and Board of Trustees and are the following:
A.  To oversee and coordinate the activities of all the Village departments  and all Village employees and to Supervise and direct all functions and activities of the village and of its officers and employees, except that of the Justice Court, Village Prosecutor, Village Attorney, Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and Boards of Review;
B.   Prepares work schedules and detailed maintenance reports, and maintains accurate records;
C.  To oversee the enforcement of the rules, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, local laws and Code of the Village of Munsey Park, New York, so that they are administered efficiently and fairly;
D.   To see that all inquiries by residents of the Village or other interested persons are referred to the appropriate Village official or department head for investigation and response;
E.   To conduct a continuing study of all functions and activities of the Village for the purpose of devising ways and means of obtaining greater efficiency and economy; Make reports to the Mayor and Board of Trustees on the affairs of the village and recommend to them such measures as he may deem necessary or appropriate for the purpose of obtaining greater efficiency and economy in the government and operation of the village;
F.  To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to measures or programs which he or she believes will improve the efficiency or economy of the Village;
G.   To keep abreast of available grants-in-aid from other levels of government, pursue these revenues and make and follow through on applications;
H.   To supervise the purchase of services, materials, supplies and equipment by means of Village purchase orders and oversee inventory control that is needed to maintain an up-to-date inventory; Supervises the maintenance of materials, supplies, and equipment inventories; Recommends the purchase of maintenance equipment;
I.     Supervises the preventive maintenance program for equipment, tools, and vehicles;
J.    Plans, coordinates, and supervises maintenance and repair of Village property, parks, roads, and walkways;
K. To attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and also to make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees on matters affecting the administration of the Village and Village personnel;
L.    Exercise general supervision over all expenditures of the village in accordance with the budget and keep the Board of Trustees fully advised of the financial condition of the village and its future financial needs;
M.  To assemble data and prepare requests for utility rate adjustments;
N.  To coordinate the planning and construction of major projects, maintain liaison with consulting engineers, inspect the work performance of contractors and ensure adherence to contract specifications;
O.   To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning the establishment of priorities or work projects; prepares maintenance program budget recommendations;
P.   To inform the Board of Trustees and other Village officials of changes in federal, state and county legislation and rules pertaining to Village operations;
Q.   To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning Village plans, updates and filing;
R.   To be responsible for preparation of plans and specifications on minor or routine projects for approval by the Board of Trustees;
S.   To perform such other duties pertaining to this position as prescribed by local law or as determined by the Board of Trustees;
T. Code Enforcement
 
E. Interpretation of duties and functions.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed as abolishing, transferring, impeding or curtailing any powers or duties or any elected or appointed official or of the Board of Trustees or of the Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer or Attorney, as prescribed by the Village Law or other applicable laws of the State of New York. 
 
The Motion was seconded by Trustee Noone and unanimously approved by all.

Village attorney, Bob Morici, then made a statement that Daniel Breen was eligible to be appointed to the position and that his appointment would be compliant with applicable law and the Village Code, specifically, the Ethics Policy. 

It was also stated that the Mayor would not supervise Daniel Breen and that Daniel Breen would be subject to the direction and control of the Board of Trustees.

Deputy Mayor Lippmann then made a motion to appoint Daniel Breen as the Village Administrator for a one year term at a salary and benefits to be decided later.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Noone and voted on as follows.

Motion to appoint Dan Breen as the Village Administrator for a one year term at a salary and benefits to be decided later as follows:

Mayor Frank DeMento –    Abstain
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann –   YES
Trustee Patrick Hance –    NO
Trustee Jennifer Noone –    YES
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello –   YES

It should be noted that the public was allowed to make comments and ask questions prior to the Board voting on both of the motions above.

Motion to close the hearing made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor Frank DeMento and confirmed by all.

 

__________________________       _________________________

 Frank DeMento                                      Barbara C. Miller
 Mayor                                                        Village Clerk/Treasurer

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 5, 2017


PRESENT:     ABSENT:
     
Mayor Frank DeMento   
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Cieriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

The Mayor reported that the Oath of Office had been taken by the following, elected at the Annual Election on March 21, 2017:

Mayor – Frank DeMento – 71 votes

Trustee Patrick Hance – 71 votes

Trustee Lawrence Cierello – 71 votes


MINUTES for the meeting of March 8, 2017 was approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for March/April were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $105,027.07.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for March, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $9,286.00. 

BUDGET – 2017/2018

Trustee Patrick Hance reviewed the new budget explaining that the biggest line item in the budget is the garbage collection.  This year the Village will go over the annual tax cap and will place approximately $250,000 towards village roads. 
Motion made to decrease roads to $325,000 and to reapportion the $25,000 difference, $10,000 to village hall improvements and increase parks and grounds to $20,000 made by Deputy Mayor Lippmann, seconded by Mayor DeMento and approved by Trustee Noone and Trustee Ceriello. Trustee Hance opposed.  Motion to pass the budget for 2017/2018 as amended made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor DeMento and approved by Trustee Noone and Trustee Ceriello.  Trustee Hance opposed.

 

ANNUAL MEETING  

For the information of the Board, the Mayor referred to various sections of the Village Law of the State of New York and the Zoning Ordinance for the Village of Munsey Park concerning the action to be taken.

It was moved by Mayor Frank J. DeMento and seconded by Trustee John Lippmann that the following resolution be adopted:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Board of Trustees serve without compensation for the current fiscal year and,

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to §4-400 of the Village Law of the State of New York, the Board of Trustees approves the following appointments by the Mayor:


Patricia Miller, be re-appointed ACTING JUSTICE for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April, 2017;


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Manhasset Times, a newspaper published in Manhasset, Town of North Hempstead, be, and hereby is, designated OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER for the official year 2017-2018, pursuant to §4-412 of the Village Law of the State of New York; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that First National Bank of Long Island is hereby designated the OFFICIAL DEPOSITORY for the current official year and that the Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to deposit funds as outlined in the Investment Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees on January 14, 1987 and amended June 12, 1996; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that meeting dates for the 2017/2018 official year are as follows:

2017
June 14
July 12

August(no meeting)  
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

2018
January 10
February 14
March 14
Aprill 11


          Pursuant to §4-400 of the Village Law of the State of New York, Mayor Frank J. DeMento appoints John Lippmann as Deputy Mayor for the 2017-2018 Official Year.        

GARBAGE BIDS

There were four bids received for the garbage contract and were being reviewed by the Board.  Two additional bidders requested an extension of time to submit bids.  No action was taken by the Board on this request.

Motion to go into executive session made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor Frank Demento and confirmed by all.

 

Posted
AuthorBarbara Miller

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                   March 8, 2017


PRESENT:     ABSENT:
     
Mayor Sean Haggerty   
Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee John Lippmann
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of February 8, 2017 was approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for February/March were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $54,727.69.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for February, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $5,683.00. 

LIOLIS – 55 MANHASSET WOODS ROAD

Mr. T. J. Costello, architect for Mr. & Mrs. Liolis, 55 Manhasset Woods Road, is requesting to build a small retaining wall on the corner of the property.  Presently, there is a brick wall that is crumbling and the new retaining wall will continue further along the property.  On a motion made By Trustee Lippmann to approve the application, seconded by Deputy Mayor DeMento and approved by all.

COMPREHENSIVE ROAD PLAN

In connection with the comprehensive road plan delivered in January to the Village, Sidney Bowne developed a five phase improvement plan that covered 2.1 miles of Village roads at approximate cost of $3,610,000.  This cost includes construction and engineering fees, as well as Belgian block curbing for each phase.  The Board will use this information to come up with the road improvement strategy for the Village.  Trustee Noone indicated that Inness will be repaved in the Spring and that the Village will continue to make minor improvements through cut outs and patching, as well as budgeting more money towards roads in the future.

SPEED LIMIT

Walter Turturro, 69 Eakins, wrote a letter to the Board requesting that the Village speed limit go from 30 mph to 25 mph.   Commuters cut through Munsey Park on Manhasset Woods Road and then take Eakins to the railroad station.  Trustee Lippmann explained that this speed limit is according to the Vehicle and Traffic Law and that 5 mph will not slow anyone down.  He also stated that he has been back and forth with the police department to have more patrol during commuting times.  The Board will continue to monitor this situation.

GARBAGE BIDS

The garbage bid will go out to the contractors who have showed interest to bid in the past.  Trustee Noone requested that the bid specifies three (3) year or five (5) year terms, so the Village can save on this cost.  The legal notice will be placed in the Manhasset Times.

VILLEGE ELECTION

The Village Clerk reminded the Board that the Village Election is March 21, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 9:00pm.  It has also be posted on the web site.

 

Motion to go into executive session made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann and confirmed by all.

 

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                   February 8, 2017


PRESENT:     ABSENT:
     
Mayor Sean Haggerty   
Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee John Lippmann
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Paul Pepper, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

MINUTES for the meeting of January 11, 2017 was approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for January/February were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $74,475.96.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for January, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $7,189.00. 

PETER MCGUGGART – 29 STUART

Mr. McGuggart appeared to request information concerning the timeline on when there will be a decision on the neighbor’s tree.  The Mayor stated that this situation is complicated and it is presently being reviewed by the Village Attorney.  As soon as a decision is made, Mr. McGuggart will be notified.

CREDIT CARD FOR VILLAGE

The Village Clerk explained to the Board that she is using her credit card to pay for the web site and that the Mayor is using his credit card for the village email account.  The Mayor asked the village clerk to look into purchasing a credit card to use in the above two accounts.  The Village Clerk also needs to get an account from the Mayor on what he personally has spent, so the village can reimburse him.


WHEREAS, a meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, to authorize the purchase of a credit card from First National Bank of Long Island at an maximum credit of $5,000, and

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the resolution to authorize Barbara C. Miller to purchase the credit card and be the authorize signer, was adopted as follows:

 Mayor Sean Haggerty  -  Aye
 Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento -  Aye
 Trustee Patrick Hance   -  Aye
 Trustee Jennifer Noone  -  Aye
 Trustee John Lippmann  -  Aye


INNESS PLACE

Trustee Noone presented to the Board four proposals for engineering services for the repaving of Inness Place.  Some residents from Inness Place were also in attendance to express their concern over the street. State money from Chips will be able to pay for most, if not all of the construction expense of Inness and the Village will be required to pay for the engineering fees. The road strategy is to begin repaving the worst roads in the Village, starting with Inness. Trustee Noone presented quotes to the board from four engineering firms - D & B Engineering, Cashin Associates, Sidney Bowne and James Antonelli, P.C.

After discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Noone for the Village to engage an engineer to prepare the design, bid and construction phases of Inness Place, seconded by Deputy Mayor DeMento and affirmed by Trustee Lippmann.  Mayor Haggerty and Trustee Hance voted “NO”.


Motion to go into executive session made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann and confirmed by all.


Motion to come out of executive session made by Deputy DeMento, seconded by Trustee Lippmann and confirmed by all.


Motion to approve James Antonelli, PC as the lowest responsible bidder at a cost not to exceed $17,160.00 made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Deputy Mayor DeMento and approved by all.


Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Hance, seconded by Deputy Mayor DeMento and confirmed by all.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                                   January 11, 2017

 

 

PRESENT:                                         ABSENT:

 

                                                 

Mayor Sean Haggerty                            Trustee Patrick Hance

Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento

Trustee John Lippmann

Trustee Jennifer Noone                                                         

Paul Pepper, Village Attorney

Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

 

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

MINUTES for the meeting of December 14, 2016 was approved by all with corrections.

 

CLAIMS for December/January were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $60,095.87.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

 

JUSTICE REPORT for December, 2016 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $6,857.00. 

 

LOCAL LAW #1 -2017 – “OVERRIDE OF TAX LEVY LIMIT”

 

The Village Attorney presented to the Board the Local law #1 –2017 “A local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-c.”  The Mayor opened the public hearing on the adoption of this local law, and all who wished to be heard, were heard. After review, the hearing was closed on a motion made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann, and unanimously carried. Mayor Sean Haggerty made the motion to adopt Local Law #1 – 2017, which was seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and confirmed. (A copy of the local law will be annexed to these minutes.)

 

 

LICENSE PLATE READERS (LPR) IN THE VILLAGE

 

Mayor Sean Haggerty introduced Deputy Inspector Gregory Abruzzo, Commanding Office Inspector Dan Flanagan and Det. Lt. Ken Stragaro from the Nassau County 3rd precinct.  Det. Lt. Stragaro is the individual in charge of the IT Department.  He spoke about how the license readers would work and that the base of the reader would be held at the Nassau County Police’s main headquarters.  He has dealt with LSAG as a vendor. The LPR’s have been placed in the Village of Woodsburgh.

Officer Inspector Flanagan informed the Village of the crime rates in Munsey Park.  For the past three years, Munsey Park has had around a 1% burglary rate. Trustee Noone suggested that the Board create a committee on security meet to gather the information to present to the Board.  Resident Abe Bronchtein offered to be on the committee.  Prior to leaving the Mayor asked the Commanding Officer Inspector Flanagan to introduce the POP (problem oriented policing) officers in the back of the room.  Mayor Haggerty thanked all of the police officers for coming and thank them for all their hard work.

 

MACCONANAIGH – 289 NASSAU AVENUE

 

Architect Jim Gilhooly appeared along with Mr. & Mrs. Macconanaigh to appeal the decision of the Building Advisory Committee (BAC).  The BAC had approved plans for a new roof line; however, according to Mr. Gilhooly, the original house plans were incorrect which caused his drawings to be inaccurate.  Mr. Gilhooly did an amendment to the original plans, but never went back to the BAC.  Both the contract and Mr. Gilhooly were issued tickets to appear in court in February, 2017.  Since the Village Building Inspector was not in attendance, the Board decided to adjourn the discussion and will meet with the Building Inspector, and the Chairwoman of the BAC, and do a site review.

 

 

Motion to go into executive session made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann and confirmed by all.

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AuthorBarbara Miller

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                   December 14, 2016


PRESENT:     ABSENT:

     
Mayor Sean Haggerty   Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee John Lippmann
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.


MINUTES for the meeting of November 9, 2016 was approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for November/December were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $115482.29.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for November, 2016 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $7,157.00. 

INTRODUCTION OF LOCAL LAW #1 -2017 – “OVERRIDE OF TAX LEVY LIMIT”

The Village Attorney presented to the Board the draft of Local law #1 –2017 “A local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-c.”  The Board discussed the proposed local law and it was moved by Trustee Patrick Hance to hold a public hearing for the purpose of adopting such local law on January 11, 2017 at 7:30pm, seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and unanimously carried.

Motion made by Trustee Patrick Hance that the adoption of the proposed local law under SEQRA will not result in any significant adverse environmental impact and that the Board make a negative declaration under SEQRA, was seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone, and unanimously carried. A copy is available at the Village Hall.

The Clerk is directed to provide notice of this public hearing as required, and to forward copies of the proposed local law and SEQRA determination to the Nassau County Planning Commission as required by §239-m of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.


LICENSE PLATE READERS IN THE VILLAGE

After recent burglaries in the Village, Mayor Sean Haggerty asked two license plate reader companies to come to the meeting tonight to explain how the license readers work and any other information that would enlighten everyone. A+ Technology and NDI Recognition Systems separately explained how the recognition systems continuously scan and read license plates under various lighting and weather conditions.  Resident Malinda Gillan was opposed to the cameras, as she felt it was an invasion of privacy and did not want anyone to know her whereabouts.  She also believed that it was a waste of money considering only six houses have been broken into.  Mayor Sean Haggerty explained that this was just a preliminary meeting to find out how the scanners operate.  If at such time, the Village Board decides to go ahead with the cameras, a formal bid process would take place.
 
Motion to go into executive session made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann and confirmed by all.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                   November 9, 2016


PRESENT:     ABSENT:

     
Deputy Mayor Frank J. DeMento  Mayor Sean Haggerty
Trustee John Lippmann
Trustee Jennifer Noone      
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.


MINUTES for the meeting of October 12, 2016 was approved by all with corrections.
 
CLAIMS for October/November were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $80,402.55.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

JUSTICE REPORT for October, 2016 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $11,071.00. 

169 KENSETT ROAD - DRIVEWAY

Mr. Ryan Miller appeared before the Board to seek approval to maintain his driveway as it currently is.  The driveway is larger than the required dimensions in today’s Village code.  Mr. Miller presented a letter from the former owner, Mrs. Grace Pitti, stating that the driveway has not been changed since as far back as 1968.  Mr. Miller is seeking approval to maintain the driveway as it is.  The Board requested that Mr. Miller submit a permit application to maintain the driveway as is, as well as a survey indicating the dimensions of the driveway.  It should be submitted to the Building Inspector for review.

82 BORGLUM ROAD – FENCE & GATES

Donald Higgins, attorney for Mr. & Mrs. Mansoor Beg, made an application to continue a fence along the side of 82 Borglum to match the existing fence on the neighboring property.  He also requested two gates - one on with wide of the rear of the house.  Mrs. Beg’s dog was severely attacked years ago in a different neighborhood.  She just wants to make sure that her dog is safe.  Deputy DeMento offered the best solution is intertwining turkey wire into the existing bushes.  The turkey wire is very strong and accepted by the Village with no permit.  On a motion to approve the two gates that are not visible from the road approved by Deputy Mayor Demento, seconded by Trustee Lippmann and confirmed by all.

CRACK SEALANT FOR VILLAGE ROADS

Trustee Noone explained to the Board that the crack sealant on the Village roads has been completed at a cost of $24,000.  The company did have to come back to the Village to correct some areas, and a few areas were added.  The Village plans to do additional roads next year.

TREE REPLACEMENT FORM

The Village Clerk explained to the Board that many residents were replacing 80 foot trees with little cherry trees or crepe myrtle trees at a height of 5 feet.  She put together a form to be used in conjunction with the tree application permit.  Deputy Mayor Demento suggested that it would be best just to copy section 172-7 of the code instead of only naming certain trees.  Motion to adopt the amended tree replacement form approved by Trustee Lippmann, seconded by Deputy Mayor DeMento and confirmed by all.

REIMBURSEMENT RESOLUTION – 2016


At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Munsey Park, Nassau County, New York, held at Village Hall, in Manhasset, New York, in said Village, on the 9th day of November, 2016, at 7:30 o’clock P.M., Prevailing Time.
The meeting was called to order by Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento, and upon roll being called, there were
PRESENT: 
Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Jennifer Noone
Trustee John Lippmann

ABSENT:
Mayor Sean Haggerty

The following resolution was offered by Deputy Mayor Frank Demento, who moved its adoption, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann, to wit:

RESOLUTION DATED NOVEMBER 9, 2016.

RESOLUTION OF INTENT REGARDING THE TEMPORARY EXPENDITURE OF GENERAL FUND MONIES PRIOR TO THE PROPOSED SALE AND ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND/OR NOTES OF THE VILLAGE OF MUNSEY PARK, NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK, IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING $5,100,000 FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF ROADS AND THE PURCHASE OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT IN AND FOR SAID COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the Village of Munsey Park, Nassau County, New York (the “Village”), has the power and authority to issue general obligation bonds of the Village for the purpose of, among other things, paying the cost of the reconstruction of roads and the purchase of highway equipment, including original equipment, machinery, apparatus, appurtenances, and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law of the State of New York (the “Act”); and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village is considering to proceed under the provisions of the Act to authorize, sell and issue its general obligation bonds and/or notes in anticipation thereof, for said purpose, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in one or more bond resolutions in an aggregate principal new money amount not to exceed $5,100,000 to be adopted thereafter in accordance with requirements of the Act; and
WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the United States Treasury Department regulations promulgated thereunder (together, the “Code”) require that an issuer who intends to reimburse itself for monies to be advanced and expended for a capital project from the proceeds of a debt obligation of the issuer, adopt a declaration of official intent to so reimburse not later than sixty days after the payment of any such original expenditures paid with such advanced monies; and
WHEREAS, the Code provides that such declaration may be made in the form of a resolution of the issuer;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Munsey Park, Nassau County, New York, as follows:
Section 1. The Board of Trustees of the Village hereby finds and determines:
(a) By virtue of the Act, the Village has been vested with all powers necessary and convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of the Act and to exercise all powers granted to it under the Act.
(b) It is the intent of the Village to authorize, sell and issue its general obligation bonds and/or notes in the aggregate new money principal amount not exceeding $5,100,000 (the “Bonds” and the “Notes”) for the purpose of paying the cost of the paying the cost of the reconstruction of roads and the purchase of highway equipment, including original equipment, machinery, apparatus, appurtenances, and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith (the “Project”), pursuant to the provisions of the Act.
(c) It is expected that under Section 149(e) of the Code, interest on the Bonds and/or Notes will not be includable in gross income for federal income tax purposes.
(d) In anticipation of the issuance of the Bonds and/or Notes, the Village hereby states its intention to reimburse general fund monies of the Village heretofore and hereafter expended in an amount not to exceed $5,100,000 in connection with the Project through the issuance of the Bonds and/or Notes, such reimbursement allocations to be made not later than eighteen months after the date the original expenditure is paid and such expenditure of general fund monies is hereby authorized pursuant to resolutions of this Board of Trustees authorizing said Project.
Section 2. A copy of this resolution shall be placed on file in the office of the Village Clerk where the same shall be available for inspection during business hours.
Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
The question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
           Mayor Sean Haggerty      -Absent
            Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento   - Aye
Trustee John Lippmann- Aye
Trustee Jennifer Noone- Aye
    Trustee Patrick Hance- Aye
The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.
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2017 VILLAGE ELECTION

The Village Clerk advised the Board that the next Village Election will be on Tuesday – March 21, 2017 from noon to 9:00pm.  The three positions are Mayor and Two trustees for a two year term.  The legal was placed in the Manhasset Times for the week of November 14, 2016.


Motion to close the hearing made by Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento, seconded by Trustee John Lippmann and confirmed by all.

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