MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 13, 2016
Mayor Sean Haggerty
Trustee Frank J. DeMento
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick M. Hance
Trustee Jennifer Noone
Robert Morici, Village Attorney
Barbara C. Miller, Clerk/Treasurer
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
The Mayor reported that the Oath of Office had been taken by the following, elected at the Annual Election on March 15, 2016:
Trustee Jennifer Noone – 72 votes
Trustee John Lippmann – 72 votes
MINUTES for the meeting of March 9, 2016 was approved by all with corrections.
CLAIMS for March/April were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $63,408.43. After review, the Board approved all for payment.
JUSTICE REPORT for March, 2016 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $6758.00.
The Board of Trustees passed the budget for fiscal year 2016/2017, commencing on June 1, 2016. The budget will be approximately 2% over prior year and over the tax cap of .12%. The Village again experienced a reduction in its total tax base as a number of homes successfully argued for reduced assessments. Motion to close the public hearing made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Trustee Jennifer Noone and approved by all. Motion to adopt the budget made by Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento, seconded by Trustee Hance and approved by all.
VILLAGE CLERK REPORT
Board members were given binders, which included different areas of village business. The Mayor explained to the Village Clerk that the binders were nicely done, but he wanted the report simpler. The Mayor wants all members to be knowledgeable on what is going on in all areas of the village. Future board members will be able to look back on any given month and know what was done and completed in the village. Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento explained to the Board that he had met with the village clerk and addressed needed changes and additions as well as the expected content of the report. The Board reviewed and addressed each section and what needs to be reported. The Village Clerk and Deputy Clerk explained that it is a work in progress.
ANNUAL KIDS CHARITY FUN RUN
The Munsey Park Women’s Club requested to have their Annual Kids Charity Fun Run on Saturday – June 4, 2016. On a motion made by Mayor Sean Haggerty, seconded by Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento and approved by all.
Linda Gurino, Chairperson for the SCA Fair, advised the Board that the SCA Fair will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm on the Munsey Park School Field. The security is the same as last year and hopefully the weather will be perfect. The Board approved the fair.
FENCE - 60 SULLY DRIVE
Mrs. Ohlmann, 60 Sully Drive, submitted a building application to replace her existing fence with a stockade fence with the Symtec wall fence on the inside exactly the same as the Ashenberg’s approved application. Motion to approve the fence made by Deputy Mayor Frank Demento, seconded by Mayor Sean Haggerty and approved by all.
BASKETBALL HOOP – 235 KENSETT ROAD
Mr. Neil Glosman, 235 Kensett Road, made application to install a permanent basketball hoop on his driveway. He submitted a signed approval letter from his neighbor. Motion to approve the permanent basketball hoop made by Deputy Mayor Frank DeMento, seconded by Mayor Sean Haggerty and approved by all.
Motion to go into executive session made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor Sean Haggerty and confirmed by all.