MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on May 8, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Lawrence A. Ceriello

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Trustee Joseph Williams

Robert Morici, Morici & Morici, LLP

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

A motion to open the meeting was made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and approved by all. Mayor Ceriello called the meeting to order at 7:35pm.

MINUTES

The minutes for the April 8, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting were approved by all.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Trustee D’Angelo reported that at the last meeting the BOT passed the Village’s fiscal budget for the 2019/2020 year. Closing out fiscal year 2019 revenue from the Village’s building permits was $138,047 and revenue from traffic fines/penalties was $70,000. Currently at month’s end traffic fines/penalties total $9,522. Trustee D’Angelo also reminded the Board that the tax bills will be sent out the end of May and are due July 1, 2019.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT

JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for April 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino with total fines assessed in the amount of $12,380.00.

POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for March 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 4 Auto Accidents, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, no Larceny-Auto incident, no Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 85 summonses (79 movers, 6 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, a total of 149 permits have been issued totaling $138,047.48 in Building Permit Fees.

VILLAGE ROADS REPORT

Deputy Mayor Noone updated the Board that our Village Engineer, Jim Antonelli, is preparing the bids for the South Eakins, Bellows and Stuart Road improvement project. The project includes new curbing, asphalt and Belgium blocks with a projected July construction date. Deputy Mayor Noone also added that the Village is currently improving the compromised structural components of our catch basins/sewers. The sewers/catch basins are being reinforced, cleaned out and the streets will be swept during the month of June.

PROCLAMATION

Mayor Ceriello read a Proclamation in honor of P.O. Glen Demeo, who served Munsey Park for 23 years, on the occasion of his retirement. The Mayor expressed his deepest gratitude to Officer Demeo on the service he provided to Munsey Park and wished him well in his retirement.

NEW BUSINESS

575 Park Avenue – Application for a Permanent Basketball Hoop

Trustee Williams made a motion to approve the application for a permanent basketball hoop in the rear of 575 Park Avenue, seconded by Trustee Sabino and approved by all.

305 Kensett Road – Application for a Rear Yard Fence on the Village Boundary

Trustee Noone made a motion to approve the application for a 4-foot wood fence in the rear yard line of 305 Kensett, seconded by Trustee Williams and approved by Mayor Ceriello and Trustee Sabino. Trustee D’Angelo voted no.

24 Vanderlyn Drive – Application for a Rear Yard Stone Planting Wall

Trustee Sabino made a motion to approve the application for a re-grading in the rear yard to accommodate a stacked stone planting wall, seconded by Trustee Williams and approved by all.

82 Borglum Road – Appeal to Keep Existing Garage Door

TJ Costello, Architect - Hierarchy, came before the Board to appeal to keep the existing garage door at 82 Borglum Road. The original catalog cut that was presented to the Building Advisory Committee (BAC) by Heiracrchy was incorrect as the sample showed the garage doors having glass. The intended garage door was a solid panel (no glass) similar to the pre-existing garage door. Mayor Ceriello acknowledged Hierarchy’s error and agreed that fairness dictates to approve the garage door that was installed. Trustee Williams made a motion to approve the existing garage doors, seconded by Trustee Sabino and approved by all.

369 Ryder Road – Filing to Maintain Existing Retaining Wall

TJ Costello, Architect - Hierarchy, came before the Board to discuss the amendment to the approved plans for a retaining wall in the rear yard at 369 Ryder Road. The work done to construct the retaining wall was completed contrary to what was originally approved by the BAC. Mr. Costello did submit an amendment to the original plans and applied for approval but it was indeed after the fact. Mayor Ceriello agreed to approve the completed work but will consult with the Village’s Building Inspector to confirm the status of any open violations and/or fines associated with this project. Trustee Sabino made the motion to approve the existing retaining wall, seconded by Trustee Williams and approved by all.

Audited Financial Statements – Village Justice Court

Trustee Sabino made a motion to approve the Audited Financial Statements for the Village Justice Court for year-end May 31, 2018, seconded by Trustee Williams and approved by all.

Memorial Day

Deputy Mayor Noone announced that the Village will be holding its Second Annual Memorial Day Service at Waldmann Pond to honor all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Greg LiCalzi, Munsey Park resident, is once again organizing this wonderful event which takes place on May 27th at 9 am.

A Motion to close the meeting and go into executive session to discuss litigation and personnel matters was made by Deputy Mayor Noone, Seconded by Trustee Sabino and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 pm.

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Lawrence A. Ceriello Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on April 10, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Lawrence A. Ceriello

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Trustee Joseph Williams

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

A motion to open the meeting was made by Trustee Noone, seconded by Trustee Sabino and approved by all. Mayor Ceriello called the meeting to order at 7:36pm.

ADMISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE

Village Justice John Turano administered the Oath of Office to Lawrence A. Ceriello, Antonio D’Angelo and Joseph Williams.

ANNUAL MEETING

Mayor Ceriello moves into the annual meeting by reading the following appointments and resolutions:

The Mayor reports that the Oath of Office had been taken by following, elected in the Village’s annual election on March 19, 2019:

Mayor: Lawrence Ceriello 2 Years

Trustee: AntonioD’Angelo 2 Years

Joseph Williams 2 Years

The following Resolution is 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:

MAUREEN MCLEAN, be re-appointed DEPUTY CLERK for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

ANTHONY DiPROPERZIO, be re-appointed BUILDING INSPECTOR, for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

PATRICIA MILLER, be re-appointed ACTING VILLAGE JUSTICE, for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

ROBERT MORICI, Morici & Morici, LLP, be re-appointed VILLAGE ATTORNEY for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

LAURA DILIMETIN, be re-appointed VILLAGE PROSECUTOR for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April 2020;

AMY URBAN, AIA, be re-appointed VILLAGE Architect for a term of one (1) year, expiring the first Monday of April 2020;

JAMES ANTONELLI, be re-appointed VILLAGE ENGINEER for a term of one (1) year, expiring the first Monday of April 2020;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of § 7-712 of the Village Law of the State of New York, Dr. Richard Susi 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 2020;

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 2020, 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 Trustee Antonio D’Angelo 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, 2019

May 8, 2019

June 12, 2019

July 10, 2019

August – No Meeting

September 11, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 11, 2019

January 8, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

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;

The Mayor made the following assignments to the Trustees for various responsibilities of Village government for the 20019/2020 official year.

LAWRENCE CERIELLO, Mayor

• Liaison - Tree Committee

• Village Code

• Village Right-of-Way

• Parks & Grounds

• Liaison - state, county, town, municipalities and districts

• Village Hall/Personnel

JENNIFER NOONE, Deputy Mayor

• Liaison - Munsey Park Elementary School

• Liaison - Munsey Park Women's Club

• Special Events/Community Events

• Resident Communications

• Roads - including sidewalks, gutters, street lights, street markings, street signs, sewers, sweeping and parking

ANTONIO D'ANGELO, Trustee

• Liaison – Police

• Finances and Budget

• Technology

• Traffic Control and Electronic Speed Signs

ANTHONY M. SABINO, Trustee

• Utilities, Electric, Cable, Extenet

• Liaison - Board of Zoning Appeals

• Litigation

• Liaison – Press

• Emergency Management

• Grants

JOSEPH WILLIAMS

• Garbage and Leaf Removal

• Liaison - Building Advisory Committee

• Snow Removal

• Liaison - Ethics Committee

Standing Committees:

• Trees

• Ethics

• Special Events/Community Events

• Technology

• Liaison - state, county, town, municipalities and districts

Trustee Sabino made a motion to approve the resolution for the annual appointments, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and approved by all.

MINUTES

The minutes for the March 13, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting were approved by all.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Trustee D’Angelo reported that the budget will be considered at a public meeting on April 15, 2019 and voted on by the Board on April 29, 2019. Trustee D’Angelo gave a brief overview on the proposed budget which has a 2% increase and is within the allowed tax cap. This increase was driven by a number of factors. First, the projected decline in home sales will result in a decrease of building and permit fees for the Village. In addition, other major drivers for the increase include garbage removal and a decrease in State funding of CHIPS for our road projects. The Village is projecting to spend $500,000 on the new road improvement project which includes lower Eakins Road, Bellows Lane and Stuart Place. The road project is currently in the preliminary phases and is expected to commence this summer. Trustee D’Angelo also reported that the State Comptroller’s Office announced the results of the Village’s yearly Fiscal Stress Test. This is the third consecutive year that our Village has a “No Designation” score which indicates the Village is in excellent financial shape.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Ceriello updated the Board on several items:

• The PSEG utility upgrade project is underway which affects certain poles on Nassau Avenue, Munsey Place, Thayer Road (between Nassau and Park Avenue), Park Avenue up to Manhasset Woods Road and Manhasset Woods Road to Northern Boulevard. The Village will continue to monitor the installation of the new poles and wires, as well as the pruning to the ROW trees.

• The Mayor announced that the New York State Budget has passed and the Village received $7,500 from AIM (Aid and Incentives for Municipalities) Funding. Mayor Ceriello stated that grants are critical to all village’s finances. In fact, last year Senator Phillips was able to secure approximately $250,000 in grants for Munsey Park, which is about ten percent of our budget. Mayor Ceriello attended a mayor’s meeting with Senator Anthony D’Urso and he pledged to continue to help secure village grants. Mayor Ceriello will also be attending a meeting on April 16th with Congressman Thomas Suozzi.

• The Mayor would like all members of all boards in the Village to receive NYCOM webinar training on open meetings laws and ethics. Further information to follow.

• The Mayor reported that the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department is holding its annual awards night on May 2, 2019. The Mayor publicly thanked the firefighters for their continued service to the Village.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT

• JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for March 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino with total fines assessed in the amount of $13,347.00.

• POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for March 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 7 Auto Accidents, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, no Larceny-Auto incident, four Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 51 summonses (46 movers, 5 Parkers).

• BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and April 4, 2019, a total of 137 permits have been issued totaling $134,297.48 in Building Permit Fees.

5 BARNARD PLACE

The residents of 5 Barnard Place came before the Board to address certain items that were identified in a March 29, 2019 letter sent by our building inspector listing “items constructed that were not in accordance to approved plans”. The open items discussed are as follows:

1. Front portico

2. Window above portico

3. Exterior light fixtures

4. Stone water table

5. Grill pattern of first floor windows

6. Shutters

7. Triple casement window

Mayor Ceriello asked the homeowners to allow the Board to consider the project in its entirety and come back to them with one answer that will resolve all the open items. The Mayor also agreed to an extension to allow the residents to continue work on their home and remedy the on-going open items.

VILLAGE ROAD /PARKS REPORT

Mayor Ceriello announced that all lamp posts are currently being painted. In addition, all street signs are either being replaced or painted. The Tree Replacement Program continues and the Mayor encouraged all residents interested in a ROW (Right of Way) tree to call Village Hall.

PROCLAMATION

Mayor Ceriello read a Proclamation in honor of P.O. Scott Ferrara, who served Munsey Park for many years, on the occasion of his retirement.

EXTENET

Representatives from ExteNet Systems Incorporated, associated engineers, contractors and an expert witness gave an extensive presentation to the Board and the general public. The presentation was based on their formal application for the placement of a small cell installation for communication purposes within the Village of Munsey Park. At the suggestion of the Village Board, this small node tower will not be placed in front of any home in the Village. It will be located on the triangle of the northwest intersection of Manhasset Woods Road and Park Avenue. The tower will be in the form of a flagpole standing at 50 feet. The majority of the presentation focused on radio frequency emissions. The Board has researched this issue thoroughly and the placement of these cell towers is strictly a matter of Federal Law. There is little to nothing that local Villages can do to oppose or question the site of these facilities. Federal law does, however, mandate that cell tower contractors (ExteNet) comply with Federal law on the radio frequency emissions. This small cell installation will have a radio frequency emission of less than one percent of the federally allowed limit which is significantly under the safety margin. The entire Extenet slide show presentation is available at Village Hall. In addition, the Board prepared a FAQs packet and all of the materials submitted by ExteNet are available at Village Hall for public inspection. The FAQs are also posted on the Munsey Park Website. Trustee Sabino and the entire Board will continue to communicate with the residents of Munsey Park on this matter.

A Motion to close the meeting and go into *executive session to discuss litigation was made by Trustee Sabino, Seconded by Trustee Noone and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 pm.

*See addendum reflecting minutes of executive session taken by Paul Pepper, Morici &Morici.

Questions and comments were received from the following Flower Hill residents:

Arthur Behal

Kate Hirsch

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Lawrence A. Ceriello Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on March 13, 2019

PRESENT:

Mayor Frank DeMento

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The meeting was called to order by Mayor DeMento at 7:33pm.

The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for February 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $11,174.00.

POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for January 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 4 aided cases other than auto, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, none Larceny-Auto incident, one Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 124 summonses (124 movers, 0 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and March 7, 2019, a total of 119 permits have been issued totaling $121,433.40 in Building Permit Fees.

RESIDENTS OF 62 BORGLUM ROAD (FENCE APPLICATION)

Mr. and Mrs. Karacholies, 62 Borglum Road, presented to the Board their application for a rear Simtek Fence. The rear fence was conditionally approved at the April 11, 2019 BOT meeting pending further review and discussion of material with the Building Inspector. The Board approved the proposed eight foot Simtek fence. In addition, the homeowners agreed to patch the dilapidated rear stockade fence and provide landscaping in front of the Simtek fence on the Borglum Road side.

PAT O’NEIL – 388 PARK AVENUE

Pat O’Neil, architect, presented to the Board the grading plan for the proposed new house at 388 Park Avenue. James Antonelli, Village Engineer, reviewed the application and submitted his comments. The Board reviewed the findings, discussed the grading and approved the proposed plan.

BALLOT ANNOUNCEMENT, ELECTION – MARCH 19, 2019

Mayor DeMento announced the ballot for the election on Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Lawrence Ceriello - Mayor, Antonio D’Angelo – Trustee and Joseph Williams – Trustee.

MPWC KIDS RUN

The board unanimously approved the Munsey Park Woman’s Club Kids Run for Charity on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The race will be from 9:00 am – 10:30 am starting and ending at Polliwog Pond. The fair following the race will also take place at Polliwog Pond.

APPROVE SURVEY WORK FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT

Trustee Noone stated that the new road project will include Stuart Place, Eakins Road (from Inness Place to Hunt Lane) and Bellows Lane. Trustee Noone asked the Board to approve the land surveying services of Russell H. Lewis Company for the total amount of $24,800. A motion to approve the amount and start the road project was made by Trustee Sabino, Seconded by Mayor DeMento and approved by all.

EXTENET – Re: Public Meeting April 10, 2019

Trustee Sabino announced there will be a public hearing at the next Board meeting on April 10, 2019. ExteNet will be in attendance with expert witnesses to testify before the Board as they are required by law. The Board prepared a FAQs packet and all of the materials submitted by ExteNet are available at Village Hall for public inspection. The FAQs are also posted on the Munsey Park Website. Trustee Sabino encouraged all residents to attend the public hearing.

PSEG

Trustee Ceriello updated the Board on the meeting he had with the leadership team from PSEG on Monday, March 11th regarding the FEMA funded pole replacement project that will affect certain streets in Munsey Park. The Village recently received notification from PSEG, the utility providing electrical service to the Village, that they planning to replace certain utility poles and overhead electrical wires along Manhasset Woods Road (from Northern Blvd to Park Ave.), Park Avenue (from Manhasset Woods Road to Thayer Road), Thayer Road (from Park Avenue to Nassau Avenue) and Nassau Avenue (from Thayer Road to Munsey Place).

PSEG has identified parts of the Village as particularly vulnerable to power outages due to the age and condition of the poles and wires and PSEG has received FEMA grant funds to update these critical components of a reliable electrical grid.

Trustee Ceriello stated that installation of the poles is expected to begin in early April and will entail placement of the new pole as close as possible to the existing pole. Since PSEG is not responsible for moving telephone and cable lines to the new poles, he expects that there will be a period of time while both the old poles and the new poles co-exist. The Village intends to push for removal of the old poles as soon as possible but we will not be able to control the telephone or cable companies schedules. Once all utility lines are transferred to the new poles, the old poles will be removed and the ground restored.

Installation of the new poles will also require some limited tree pruning along the right-of-way. The Village has been fiercely protective of its right-of-way trees and we have received assurances from Asplundh (the tree pruning service engaged by PSEG), that only those tree limbs absolutely requiring pruning or removal will be affected. A member of the Village road team will be present to monitor this work and ensure that the interests of the Village residents are protected. Trustee Ceriello’s report was unanimously approved by the Board.

Deputy Mayor Noone and the entire Board thanked Mayor DeMento for his six years of service to The Village of Munsey Park.

A Motion to close the meeting was made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and approved by all. The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 pm.

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

Ms. Malinda Gillan

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Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on February 11, 2019

PRESENT: ABSENT:

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone Mayor Frank DeMento

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The meeting was called to order by Trustee Ceriello at 7:39 pm.

The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

VOTE LOCAL LAW 2 – 2019 MARIJUANA LAW

Paul Pepper read Proposed Local Law 2 – 2019 Marijuana Law which is a local law amending section 200-24(C) of the Village Code, regarding the “Prohibited Uses” in the Business District of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. After public comments, Trustee Ceriello made the motion to adopt Local Law #2 – 2019, which was seconded by Trustee Sabino and confirmed by all. (A copy of the local law will be annexed to these minutes).

62 BORGLUM ROAD

Ms. Karacholies, 62 Borglum Road, presented to the Board her application for a rear Simtek Fence and an aluminum side fence. Trustee Ceriello stated that a turkey wire side fence with appropriate landscaping would be best for a cohesive aesthetic within the Village. The rear fence was conditionally approved pending further review and discussion of material with the Village Architect, Mr. Anthony DiProperzio.

JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for January 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $19,175.00.

POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for December 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 6 aided cases other than auto, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, none Larceny-Auto incident, one Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 121 summonses (116 movers, 5 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, a total of 102 permits have been issued totaling $112,716.40 in Building Permit Fees.

VOTE ON LOCAL LAW 1 – 2019 TAX CAP

Paul Pepper read Proposed Local Law 1 – 2019 Tax cap which is a local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law § 3-C. Trustee Ceriello made the motion to adopt Local Law 1 – 2019, which was seconded by Trustee Sabino and confirmed by all. (A copy of the local law will be annexed to these minutes).

2019 ROAD PROJECTS

Deputy Mayor Noone stated that there are two sections of Munsey Park that the Village is aiming to resurface. The first road project will be Bellows Lane (between Eakins Road and Manhasset Woods Road), Stuart Place (between Bellows and Hunt Lane), Eakins Road (between Inness Place and Hunt Lane) and Burnham Place. The project includes repaving, curbing and belgian blocks. The second road project will be Kensett Road (beginning of Borglum Road to Trumbull Road). This project includes only resurfacing. The Village Engineer is currently preparing the specifications and Deputy Mayor Noone anticipates bids will be accepted this spring.

EXTENET

Trustee Sabino stated that on February 5, 2019, ExteNet Systems Incorporated submitted a formal application for the placement of a small cell installation for communication purposes within the Village of Munsey Park. At the suggestion of the Village Board, this small node tower will not be placed in front of any home in the Village. It will be located on the triangle of the northwest intersection of Manhasset Woods Road and Park Avenue. The tower will be in the form of a flagpole standing at 50 feet. Trustee Sabino said that this proposal will be subject to the strictest review by the Board of Trustees. He assured residents that this will be dutifully discussed at an upcoming scheduled public hearing where residents will have the opportunity to attend and ask all necessary questions. Trustee Sabino also addressed the compliance report in respect to radio frequency emissions. The Board has researched this issue thoroughly and the placement of these cell towers is strictly a matter of Federal Law. There is little to nothing that local Villages can do to oppose or question the site of these facilities. Federal law does, however, mandate that cell tower contractors (ExteNet) comply with Federal law on the radio frequency emissions. This small cell installation will have a radio frequency emission of less than one percent of the federally allowed limit which is significantly under the safety margin. Trustee Sabino will continue to communicate with the residents of Munsey Park on this matter and in respect to the upcoming public hearing.

A Motion to close the meeting and go into executive session to discuss litigation was made by Trustee Ceriello, Seconded by Trustee Sabino and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

Mr. John Boyle

Terri West, Manhasset Times

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on January 9, 2019

PRESENT: ABSENT:

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone Mayor Frank DeMento

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The meeting was called to order by Deputy Mayor Noone at 7:33 pm.

The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for December was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $12,377.00.

POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for December 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 9 Auto Accidents, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, one Larceny-Auto incident, two Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 125 summonses (125 movers, 0 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and January 7, 2019, a total of 96 permits have been issued totaling $108,298.68 in Building Permit Fees.

ELECTION INSPECTORS

Deputy Mayor Noone announced that Mr. and Mrs. Toole of 289 Crabapple Road and Mr. Peter Caparelli of 74 Parkwoods Road will serve as election inspectors for March 19th election at the rate of $150 for the day. Deputy Noone made a motion to approve the inspectors, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and approved by all.

PARK AVENUE FLOODING

Deputy Mayor Noone discussed the flooding issue on Park Avenue at Waldmann Park. On January 10th Citywide Sewer and Drain Service will clean out the drain and then insert a camera to see the condition of the piping that runs North to South on Park Avenue. The Board will present their findings at the next Board meeting.

ICE SKATING EVENT

The Board is looking into insurance policy guidelines regarding a Village sponsored ice skating event at Copley Pond.

A Motion to close the meeting was made by Deputy Mayor Noone, Seconded by Trustee Sabino and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 pm.

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Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on December 12, 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 meeting was called to order by Mayor Frank DeMento at 7:35 pm.

The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.

LOCAL LAW 2 – 2018

Trustee Ceriello presented the proposed amendment to the code which bans the sale of marijuana and marijuana products. It was unanimously decided to continue to discuss this agenda item and present it again at a later date.

JUSTICE REPORT

The Monthly Justice Report for November 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $13,425.

POLICE REPORT

The Police Report for November 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 2 Motor Vehicle Collisions (all at the intersection of Norther Boulevard and Port Washington Boulevard), no aided cases, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, no Larceny-Auto incident, no Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 110 summonses (96 movers, 14 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT

The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between July 1, 2018 and December 10, 2018, a total of 73 permits have been issued totaling $62,710 in Building Permit Fees.

APPROVE MINUTES

Trustee Sabino made a motion to approve the minutes for the November 2018 meeting, seconded by Trustee D’Angelo and approved by all.

2019 VILLAGE HALL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Mayor DeMento read the 2019 Village Hall Holiday Schedule which can be found on the Munsey Park website.

GARBAGE RECYCLING REMINDER

Trustee Ceriello reminded residents that newspaper and cardboard have to be tied up and put in a clear bag in the driveway visible from the street. In addition, metal and glass should be in a recycling can that is either blue or orange. These guidelines are currently on our website and will also be in included in the next VMP newsletter.

EXTENET UPDATE

Trustee Sabino stated that in anticipation of Extenet’s submission of another application, the Village is making a proactive, collaborative effort to work with Extenet on their upcoming proposal. Trustee Sabino will continue to advocate for and inform the residents on the progression of this proposal.

COMMUTER PARKING

Mayor DeMento presented the proposed Section B of Article 1: Traffic and Parking Regulations which would place certain parking restrictions within the Village. After much discussion, Trustee Sabino suggested to deliberate upon this topic further and work towards a closer consensus.

NASSAU COUNTY TAX REASSESSMENT

Trustee D’Angelo stated that Nassau County is in the process of tax reassessment which is an estimate of the fair market value of your home. The Village of Munsey Park adopts Nassau County’s Assessment Roll to calculate the Village Tax Rate. Trustee D’Angelo will keep the Village informed regarding Village taxes as we await the final tax roll from the County.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

John Boyle, resident of Munsey Park

Jay Eric, resident of Locust Valley

Joy Suisi, resident of Munsey Park

A Motion to go into executive session to discuss ongoing litigation was made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Sabino and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 pm

____________________ _________________

Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

held on November 14, 2018

PRESENT: ABSENT:

Mayor Frank DeMento

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony Sabino

Robert Morici, Village Attorney

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

The meeting was called to Order by Mayor Frank DeMento at 7:47 pm. The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, led by the Board of Trustees.

JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for October 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $14,532.00.

POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for September 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 3 Motor Vehicle Collisions (all at the intersection of Norther Boulevard and Port Washington Boulevard), 4 aided cases, 1 Burglary-Residence (September 1, 2018), no Burglary - Business, no Robberies, 1 Larceny-Auto incident, 3 Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 103 summonses (90 movers, 13 Parkers).

BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between July 1, 2018 and November 9/2018, a total of 59 permits have been issued totaling $58,685 in Building Permit Fees.

OFFICIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING POLLING PLACE AND HOURS OF POLLS:

Mayor Frank DeMento offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption: WHEREAS, the next General Election for Mayor and 2 Trustees, each for a 2-year term for the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park, will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 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: 1. 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 2. Polls will be open for the General Village Election to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 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 Ceriello and unanimously adopted by all present Trustees.

RESOLUTION CONCERNING MODIFICATIONS TO THE 2018-2019 BUDGET:

Upon periodic review of the by Trustee D’Angelo, it was proposed that slight modifications be made to the Budget, having no impact on the overall budget for the current fiscal year. As such a Motion was made by Trustee Sabino to make the appropriate modifications to the budget, the Motion was Seconded by Trustee Noone and unanimously adopted by all present Trustees.

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CERTAIN VILLAGE OWNED PROPERTY AS PARKLAND:

Trustee Ceriello offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Village owns the strip of land bordering the Village to the south along Northern Boulevard and to the east along Port Washington Boulevard; WHEREAS, the property was dedicated to Village upon its formation; WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has concluded that the formal dedication of this land as parkland is in the best interests of the Village and its residents; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village owned property bordering the Village to the south along Northern Boulevard and to the east along Port Washington Boulevard, as heretofore described, be formally designated as parkland; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor, Village Clerk Treasurer and/or the Village Attorney are hereby authorized and directed to execute any and all necessary documents to effectuate the Resolution herein; The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Trustee D’Angelo and unanimously adopted by all present Trustees.

PROPOSAL OF A LOCAL LAW AMENDING SECTION 200-24(C) OF THE VILLAGE CODE: “PROHIBITED USES” IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MUNSEY PARK.

Trustee Ceriello proposed an amendment to Section 200-24(C) of the Village Code to include as a ‘Prohibited Use’, the following: The fabricating, manufacturing, growing, cultivating, displaying for retail or wholesale, dispensing, or the selling of marijuana, marijuana-related products, or any products containing cannabis (whether naturally occurring or manufactured) or containing tetrahydrocannabinol or derivatives thereof (whether naturally occurring or manufactured), whether for medicinal use or other use, and/or the paraphernalia that facilitates the use or consumption of marijuana and/or marijuana-related products. A Public Hearing and Vote on the Proposed law, known as proposed Local Law 2-2018, will be held at the next regularly scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees on December 12, 2018. Notice of the Public hearing on Proposed Local Law 2-2018, will be published in the official paper of the Village no less than 7 days prior to the Public Hearing in accordance with Section 21-2100 of the Village Law.

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 23rd AS ARBOR DAY IN THE VILLAGE:

Trustee Ceriello: As part of the Village’s recertification by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA Village, a motion was made to Designate November 23rd , 2018, as Arbor Day in the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park and proposed as follows: NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park hereby proclaims November 23rd as Arbor Day in the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. The Forgoing Resolution was moved by Mayor DeMento, Seconded by Trustee Ceriello and was unanimously adopted by all present Trustees. Trustee Ceriello read the Proclamation declaring November 23rd Arbor Day in the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park.

TREE REPORT: Trustee Lawrence Ceriello:

Trustee Ceriello reported to the Board and the residents in attendance on the ongoing efforts to maintain and replace trees within the Village, specifically along Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Road. Trustee Ceriello further informed the Board and Residents in attendance that approximately 2000 daffodil bulbs have been planted along Park Avenue and installation of lighting on the bridge arches being planned.

STATUS OF REQUEST FOR CELLULAR NODE PLACEMENT WITHIN THE VILLAGE: Trustee Sabino:

Trustee Sabino updated the Board and the residents in attendance as to the status of Extenet’s request to place a cellular node within the Village. While no formal application has been filed, representatives of Extenet have approached the Village concerning a desire to install a cellular node with in the Village. Discussions are ongoing, and the Village will keep the residents informed concerning any developments or the filing of an application.

STREET PARKING / TRAFFIC: Mayor DeMento

Mayor Demento updated the residents in attendance concerning the Board’s ongoing efforts to address traffic concerns and commuter parking in the Village. The Board continues to explore possible remedial measures and the Mayor expects a further update at the December Meeting.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: Trustee Noone:

Deputy Mayor Noone relayed the specifics of the Village’s tree lighting ceremony which is being held by the Village, in conjunction with the Munsey Park Women’s Club, on December 2, 2018. The ceremony will start at 5:30pm at Waldmann Memorial Park with hot chocolates, treats and carolers and the festivities will move to Copley Park for the tree lighting at 6:00pm and the much-anticipated arrival of Santa at approximately 6:15pm. All residents are encouraged to attend.There will be some parking restrictions in effect on the date of the event. In the event of unfavorable weather, the rain date for the event is December 9, 2018.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

The meeting was opened to public for Public Comment:

Melissa Reali of Kensett Road thanked the Board and Village staff for the smooth and speedy process on her building permit.

Jessica Parks of the Manhasset Times informed the Board thanked the Board for their demeanor and cooperation during her time covering the Village for the Manhasset Times.

A Motion to close the meeting was made by Mayor Demento, Seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:16pm.

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 10, 2018

PRESENT: ABSENT:

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone Mayor Frank DeMento

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

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

The Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

JUSTICE REPORT for September was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $7,027.00.

POLICE REPORT for September 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Burglary Residence, Burglary Business, Robbery, Larceny Auto, and Criminal Mischief were none. Larceny (other than auto) were one incident. There were a total of 72 moving violations and 1 parking violation.

BUILDING REPORT for July 1, 2018 to October 9, 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount of $52,010 with a total project value of $1,950,675.

INTRODUCTION OF NEW HIRE

Deputy Mayor Noone introduced the Village’s new hire Munsey Park resident Ted Boutzalis. Deputy Mayor Noone made a motion to hire Ted Boutzalis at the salary of $40,000 a year, seconded by Anthony M. Sabino and confirmed by all.

HUNT/EARLE/MORSE ROAD PROJECT

Deputy Mayor Noone reported that the Village is continuing to address the infrastructure needs of the Village, focusing on the worst rated roads. The Village received numerous bids for this project and called a special project meeting on October 2nd to select a contractor. The Village selected United Paving as the lowest responsible bidder at $118.750. The project consists of miling the road, repairing the concrete base and repaving the road with asphalt. It is expected that construction will begin sometime in November.

NORTHERN BOULEVARD MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

Deputy Mayor Noone discussed the recent proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 1575 Northern Boulevard, in the current location of the Sleep by Number Store. Deputy Mayor Noone explained that although this is not in our Village, Mayor DeMento has reached out to the New York State Department of Health, Richard Nicolello, Dina DiGiorgio, Elaine Philips, Judi Bosworth and Anna Kaplan so they can provide assistance advocating for Munsey Park residents against this location. Deputy Mayor Noone said the BOT will continue to follow this matter closely and provide pressure on our State Representatives. She concluded by urging residents to reach out to Judi Bosworth’s office to convey any concerns.

VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING/LIGHT THE NIGHT

In the past, the Munsey Park Woman’s Club (MPWC) has conducted an evening called Light the Night. Light the Night is an evening typically in December when residents purchase a light kit to put in front of their homes for charity. Greg LiCalzi presented to the Board his idea to bring back a Munsey Park Village Tree Lighting in conjunction with the annual Light the Night. This event will take place on Sunday, December 2nd with a raindate the following Sunday. Munsey Park is happy to co-sponsor this event which will include a coat drive, Light the Night, Caroling by the Boy Scouts, hot chocolate, games and the tree lighting (location to be determined).

HALLOWEEN

The Village will provide assistance with parking and directing traffic to accommodate the influx of trick-or-treaters on Ryder Road. In addition, we reached out to the 3rd precinct to provide additional patrol and safety.

CAR AND HOME SAFETY

Trustee D’Angelo stated that there has been some robberies in our Village and he advised residents to be vigilant. He encouraged residents to attend a town hall meeting hosted by the Nassau County Police Department on October 26th from 7pm to 9 pm at Shelter Rock School.

NYS REQUIREMENTS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

Village Attorney, Mr. Morici, stated that on October 1, 2018, Governor Cuomo mandated a law that all employers must set a policy regarding sexual harassment prevention. Trustee Sabino made a motion to adopt the new State mandated sexual harassment policy, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Trustee Sabino attended the Port Washington/Manhasset Office of Emergency Management (PWMOEM) on October 4th. Currently we have an inter-municipal agreement with the TONH updated on November 2017. We also have two mutual aid agreements with neighboring villages with no expiration date. Trustee Sabino will continue to work on the Village’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

Dr. Richard Sousi

Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all at 8:28 PM.

_________________________________ ______________________________

Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OCTOBER 2, 2018

PRESENT: ABSENT:

Mayor Frank DeMento Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Robert Morici, Morici & Morici, LLP

Deputy Mayor Noone called the meeting to order at 7:34 p.m.

Road Repair Hunt Lane/Morse Lane/Earle Place

Deputy Mayor Noone reported that five bids have been received by the Village and reviewed by James Antonelli, Village Engineer. Mr. Antonelli’s recommendation is to hire the lowest and responsible bidder, United Paving. United Paving’s bid was $118,750 and they are willing to negotiate that price.

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.

Trustee Sabino made a second motion to authorize the Village Engineer to enter into negotiations with United Paving in regard to respective pricing. The Village Engineer will exercise his best efforts to obtain a better price to complete this job. Motion was seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all.

Motion to close the public meeting made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all 7:51 PM.

______________________________ ______________________________

Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

September 5, 2018

PRESENT:

Mayor Frank DeMento

Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone

Trustee Lawrence Ceriello

Trustee Antonio D’Angelo

Trustee Anthony M. Sabino

Robert Morici, Village Attorney

Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP

Pledge of Allegiance - said by all.

Mayor DeMento called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m.

JUSTICE REPORT for July 2018 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $8,716 and August $8,724.

BUILDING REPORT for June, July and August 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount $45,692.

EXTENET

Mr. Morici, Village Attorney, explained to the Board that Extenet applied for a special use permit to install a cell node on Manhasset Woods Road, north of Park Avenue. Extenet then sued the Village to toll the statute of limitations on completing the application. Subsequently, Extenet withdrew their application and voluntarily discontinued the lawsuit against the Village.

BUDGET- FIRST QUARTER REPORT

Trustee D’Angelo explained that currently the Village is getting close to concluding our audit for the year ending May 31, 2018. In addition, we are on budget for the first quarter (June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018).

ROAD UPDATE

Deputy Mayor Noone updated residents on the Hawthorne /Eakins Road Project which was completed over the summer. The Village’s engineer, James Antonelli, will be assessing the remaining “red” roads as depicted on the road rating map and from there will decide the next project. The Village is anticipating tackling another road project in the fall and is working on a three to five year road plan with the Village engineer.

NO PARKING SIGNS

The Village has installed signs at all three entrances that prohibit commuter parking. These signs will allow the Village to enforce commuter parking laws while alleviating placement of signs on homeowner’s property.

NO SOLICITATION LIST

Deputy Mayor Noone explained that various organizations have been soliciting Village residents asking for their support or contributing to a certain cause. In response, the Village is creating a Do Not Solicit List. Residents can call Village Hall and be placed on this list which will prohibit solicitors from approaching your home.

PWM OEM MEETING

Trustee Sabino will be attending The PWM OEM meeting in October. Local Villages on the Northern peninsula along with the Town of North Hempstead have joined together to form the Port Washington Manhasset Office of Emergency Management to better plan for and coordinate their response to an emergency. Trustee Sabino will report back to the Board on developments to assure that our Village is prepared if an emergency should arise.

Questions and comments were received from the following residents:

John Morrison

CJ Severly

John Hsin

Deborah Miller

Motion to close the public meeting and go into executive session to discuss personnel issues was made by Deputy Mayor Noone, seconded by Mayor DeMento and confirmed by all at 8:17 PM.

_________________________________ ______________________________

Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons

Mayor Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean

MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 11, 2018

PRESENT:                                                       ABSENT:   

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

Pledge of Allegiance  - said by all. 

Mayor DeMento called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m.

JUSTICE REPORT for June 2018 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $3,161.

 
POLICE REPORT for May 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Burglary Residence (0), Burglary Business (0), Robbery (0), Larceny Auto (0), Larceny incidents (0) and Criminal Mischief (0).  There were a total of 40 moving violations and 13 parking violations. 

Questions and comments were received from the following resident:

Mrs. Miller


Motion to close the public meeting and go into executive session to discuss litigation was made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all at 7:42 PM.  

_________________________________                     ______________________________
                     Frank DeMento                                                             Tara Gibbons
                            Mayor                                                                   Treasurer/Clerk

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AuthorMaureen McLean


MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
June 13, 2018

PRESENT:                                                      ABSENT:   

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

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

JUSTICE REPORT for May 2018 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $6,074.  

POLICE REPORT for May 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Aided Cases (11), Burglary Residence (0), Burglary Business (0), Robbery (0), Larceny Auto (1), Larceny incidents (1) and Criminal Mischief (0).  There were a total of 46 moving violations and 21 parking violations. 

BUILDING REPORT for June 1, 2017 to June 11, 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount of $260,517.43 with a total project value of $8,589,825

Road Update


Deputy Mayor Noone presented an update on the North Eakins and Hawthorne road improvement project.  The BOT selected United Paving at a special board meeting at the end of May.  United will be providing us with a start date for construction by next week.  The Village sent a notification of construction letter to all affected residents.  Residents on North Eakins and Hawthorne will also receive an expedited permit process from Village Hall for any driveway and apron upgrades.

Street Sweeping and Gutter Cleaning
 

Deputy Mayor Noone informed the BOT that gutter cleaning will commence this week.  In addition, street sweeping is scheduled to take place on June 25th.
 

VMP and MPWC Family Movie Night – June 25th

The Village of Munsey Park and The Munsey Park Woman’s Club (MPWC) will be co-sponsoring Family Movie Night on June 25th.  MPWC selected the movie Goonies and it will begin at sundown (8:30 pm).  MPWC will be sending out invitations to their members and the Village will also be advertising the event.  All residents are welcome to attend.  Popcorn will be served.

Village Taxes Due July 2, 2018

Trustee D’Angelo announced that Village Tax invoices were mailed to MP residents and are due by Monday, July 2nd.

Questions and comments were received from the following resident:

Mrs. Yakaitis
Dr. Susi 

Motion to close the public meeting and go into executive session to discuss litigation and personnel issues was made by Mayor DeMento, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all at 7:44 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 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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