MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 8, 2013
Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty Mayor Frank J. DeMento
Trustee Patrick M. Hance Trustee Matthew Seidner
Trustee Susan Auriemma
James A. Bradley, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m
MINUTES for the meeting of April 10, 2013 were approved.
CLAIMS for April/May were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $126,962.62. After review, the Board approved all for payment. Budget Adjustments were also presented for a total of $19,130.
JUSTICE REPORT for April, 2013 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $10,065.00
POLICE REPORT for April, 2013 was distributed to the Board. During the month of March, the following activity was noted:
- Auto Accidents, 2
- Aided Cases, 4
- Burglary, 0
- Robbery, 0
- Larceny, 0
- Summonses, VTL 59, Parkers 28
LOCAL LAWS 3 & 4 - 2013
Due to the absent of the Mayor and one trustee, Deputy Mayor Haggerty suggested that in the interest of the residents, it would be best to adjourn the two local laws until June, 2013. A motion was made to adjourn Local Law 3 and Local Law 4, 2013 until the June meeting by Deputy Mayor Haggerty, seconded by Trustee Auriemma and approved by all. The Village Clerk was instructed to resubmit the legal ads for the local laws in the Manhasset Press.
SALE/AUCTION OF VILLAGE EQUIPMENT
Deputy Mayor Haggerty advised the Board that there is an excess of old or unused maintenance equipment. The Village will sell, auction or donate any of the equipment. The Village Attorney suggested that an appraisal be done of the equipment prior to any sale, auction or donation. Any equipment left will be discarded.
ETHICS POLICY AND COMMITTEE
Deputy Mayor Haggerty advised that he would be the Chairman of the Ethics Committee along with Mr. Blaine Klusky. A third member will be named shortly. The Committee will be updating the Village Ethics policy as well as Article 18 of the General Municipal Law. Recommendations will be submitted to the Board of Trustees.
VILLAGE TREE STUMPS
There are 47 tree stumps that still remain in the Village from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Village Clerk advised the Deputy Mayor and Board that the village stump removal will begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
PARKS AND MONUMENTS
Deputy Mayor Haggerty explained to the Board of Trustees that at least one name is missing from the Waldmann Park monument, James J. Regan. He is also checking to make sure no other names have been omitted. He also would like the grounds better maintained and some of the trees need to be pruned back. The monument at Park and Manhasset Woods Road needs to have the shrubs cut back for site. Copley Park Pond is in need of a major overhaul. He will reach out to the Munsey Park Women’s Club and other avenues to help with the restoration.
499 HUNT AVENUE
Mr. & Mrs. Tarsio appeared in regards to a “No Parking” sign on their property. They would like the sign put back to their driveway or to the west of their property. Trustee Auriemma will look into the situation with the road superintendent and report back to the Board.
FILM “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU”
There were some issues with the parking on Park Avenue as some of the film staff and residents parked on both sides of Park Avenue. That problem was taken care of. The filming is scheduled to begin on May 20, 2013.
Resident Rita Syracuse wanted to know from the Board when the next newsletter would be going out. Trustee Auriemma explained the newsletter is costly and maybe the next would be sent via e-mail with some hard copies at Village Hall. Mrs. Syracuse requested that the Board talk about dogs and owners picking up after the mess.
There being no further business, the meeting was declared adjourned at 8:55pm.
Barbara C. Miller