MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 9, 2014
- Mayor Frank J. DeMento
- Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty
- Trustee Patrick M. Hance
- Trustee Jennifer Noone
- Trustee John Lippmann
- Robert Morici, Village Attorney
- Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m
MINUTES for the meeting of March 12, 2014 was approved by all with corrections.
CLAIMS for March/April were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $67,578.10. Budget Adjustments were made in the amount of $38,150.32. After review, the Board approved all for payment.
JUSTICE REPORT for March 2014 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $9,079.00.
INTRODUCTION LOCAL LAW #3 – 2014
The Village Attorney presented to the Board the draft of Local law #3 –2014 “Amending Section 200-37(k) of the Village Code, Regarding Permanent Fences Permitted at the Outside Perimeter of Munsey Park Including Northern Boulevard and Port Washington Boulevard.” The Board discussed the proposed local law and it was moved by Mayor Frank J. DeMento to hold a public hearing for the purpose of adopting such local law on May 14, 2014 at 7:30pm, seconded by Deputy Sean Haggerty and unanimously carried.
Motion made by Deputy mayor Sean Haggerty that the adoption of the proposed local law under SEQRA will not result in any significant adverse environmental impact and that the Board make a negative declaration under SEQRA, was seconded by Mayor Frank J. DeMento, and unanimously carried. A copy is available at the Village Hall.
The Clerk is directed to provide notice of this public hearing as required, and to forward copies of the proposed local law and SEQRA determination to the Nassau County Planning Commission as required by §239-m of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
Trustee Patrick Hance explained that originally he was hoping that the tax rate would remain the same, but due to the tremendous increase in the garbage contract the tax rate will increase approximately 1.2%. The final assessment roll had numerous properties that had their assessment lowered. The budget is not exceeding the 2% tax cap. Motion to close the public hearing made by Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and approved by all. Motion to adopt the budget for 2014/2015 made by Trustee Hance seconded by Trustee Noone and approved by all.
Trustee Noone advised the Board and those residents in attendance that the garbage contract bids were received. Unfortunately, there was only one bidder, Meadow Carting with a bid 16% over the present year. Trustee Noone said that she negotiated with Meadow Carting to spread that 16% over the three years. The result is the cost for garbage pick-up for 2014/2015 -$390,220; 2015/2016 - $419,020 and 2016/2017 - $445,960. A motion was made by Trustee Patrick Hance to approve the new garbage contract to begin June 1, 2014, seconded by Mayor Frank DeMento and approved by all.
Paul Critti and Linda Gurino appeared before the Board to go over security and the date and time of the SCA Fair. The fair will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm rain or shine. Hopefully it won’t rain, as there is no rain date. Linda Gurino explained to the Board that usually the big rides are parked at Macy’s the day before, but this year Macy’s won’t allow the trucks to be parked there. On a motion made by Mayor Frank J. DeMento, seconded by Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty, the Board unanimously approved the application.
MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE WATER DISTRICT
John Lippmann spoke to The Board about the meeting that took place on the water tower. Mayor Demento has requested that the water district supply the Village of Munsey Park specifications on a new tower or a ground station. Any residents who have questions should e-mail to Trustee Lippmann.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.
Frank DeMento Barbara C. Miller