MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

November 12, 2014

 

PRESENT:                                        ABSENT:

Mayor Frank J. DeMento

Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty

Trustee Jennifer Noone                                                    

Trustee Patrick M. Hance

Trustee John Lippmann    

Robert Morici, Village Attorney

Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer

 

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

 

MINUTES for the meeting of October 8, 2014 was approved by all with corrections.

 

CLAIMS for October/November were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $105,221.01.  After review, the Board approved all for payment. 

 

JUSTICE REPORT for October, 2014 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $11,474.00.

 

 

634 PARK AVENUE

 

Mrs. Lee appeared before the Board concerning the replacement of the stone on her house.  Trustee Hance requested that before she places the stone on her house, a representative from the Board will inspect it to ensure that it is the correct stone.  Trustee Hance instructed the Village Clerk to send a letter to Mrs. Lee of this requirement.

 

5 STRICKLAND - HEDGES

 

Mr. Gilbreth appeared before the Board to request permission to plant trees along Park Avenue.  This is to keep her children safe.  Deputy Haggerty wants to make sure that the trees are not in the Village right-of-way. The Board will have the building inspector review the final survey and the placement of the trees and report back to Mr. Gilbreth.

 

324 PARK AVENUE - FENCE

 

Mrs. Najarian appeared before the Board to request permission to maintain the fence that was installed without a permit in her rear yard.  The Board requested that she first obtain a survey to ensure that the fence is on her property.  Once she has this, she can return to the Board for a decision.

 

10 STUART PLACE - ROOF

 

Mr. Paul Becker appeared before the Board to request that he be allowed to change his roof from slate to shingles.  Mr. Becker stated that he should not be forced to have slate and discussed his reasons why and referenced Local Law 87-3.  Deputy Haggerty said that the Village attorney will review the local law as well as any other pertinent laws and the Board will be in contact with Mr. Becker.

 

37 STUART – RETAINING WALL

 

Mr. Kim requested permission to legalize the retaining wall on his property.  When he bought the house a year ago, he was unware that the retaining wall did not have a permit.  The Deputy stated since this was a last minute addition to the agenda, the Board will review and follow up with Mr. Kim.

 

 

INTRODUCTION LOCAL LAW #7 – 2014

 

The Village Attorney presented to the Board the draft of Local law #7 –2014 “Amending Fees By Adding Driver Responsibility Fee.”  The Board discussed the proposed local law and it was moved by Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty to hold a public hearing for the purpose of adopting such local law on December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm, seconded by Trustee Hance 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 Trustee Hance, 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.

 

INTRODUCTION LOCAL LAW #8 – 2014

 

The Village Attorney presented to the Board the draft of Local law #8- 2014 a new local law entitled “A Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law 3-C.”  The Board discussed the proposed local law and it was moved by Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty to hold a public hearing for the purpose of adopting such local law on December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm, seconded by Trustee Hance and unanimously carried that a public hearing would be scheduled for December 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm on the Local Law #8 -2014.

 

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 Trustee Hance 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.

 

SCHOOL PARKING

 

Trustee Noone explained that the new school parking signs were in place on Revere, Abbey, Hunt & Remington.  There have been very few complaints.  Once we see how the parking situation is doing, some of the signs will be removed or moved to another location. 

 

SPEED SIGNS

 

Trustee Lippman advised the Board that Port Washington North’s engineer, Steve Kaplan, has been able to locate and loan the Village a speed sign.  The Village is looking into purchasing up to three speed signs at approximately $5,000 per sign.

 

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

 

Road improvements will hopefully begin in the Spring.  The Village Engineers have indicated that Inness Place is one of the worst roads, but the Village has to review the funds before any roadwork can commence.  Also for the next meeting, the Board will be looking into a bond counsel to review the village’s present Public Improvement Bond.  The purpose is to lower the Villages’ debt service and obtain a bond with lower interest rates.

 

 

MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE – ZONING MEETING

 

Village Attorney advised the Board by proposing the attached resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees on November 12, 2014, addresses the matter of the planned construction project of the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District, of an elevated water storage tank and communications facility, within the boundaries of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park;

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees has referred the matter to the Board of Zoning and Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park, to conduct a hearing evaluating the jurisdictions of the Village with regard to the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District’s Munsey Park Tower Project, taking into consideration the factors as stated in the matter of County of Monroe v. City of Rochester.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park, has requested that the BZA, render a decision concerning the jurisdiction of the Village with regard to the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District’s Munsey Park Tower Project

 

Motion made by Trustee Lippman, seconded by Trustee Noone, to refer this matter to the Board of Appeals and approved by all.

 

The Village Clerk was requested to schedule a date as soon as possible.

Motion to go into executive section made by Trustee Lippmann, seconded by Trustee Noone and confirmed by all.

 

 

 

__________________________                   __________________________                                             Sean Haggerty                                                Barbara C. Miller

 Deputy Mayor                                                Village Clerk/Treasurer

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