MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 5, 2017
Mayor Frank DeMento
Deputy Mayor John Lippmann
Trustee Patrick Hance
Trustee Lawrence Cieriello
Trustee Jennifer Noone
Paul Pepper, 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 21, 2017:
Mayor – Frank DeMento – 71 votes
Trustee Patrick Hance – 71 votes
Trustee Lawrence Cierello – 71 votes
MINUTES for the meeting of March 8, 2017 was approved by all with corrections.
CLAIMS for March/April were presented, as detailed in the Abstract of Vouchers in the amount of $105,027.07. After review, the Board approved all for payment.
JUSTICE REPORT for March, 2017 was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $9,286.00.
BUDGET – 2017/2018
Trustee Patrick Hance reviewed the new budget explaining that the biggest line item in the budget is the garbage collection. This year the Village will go over the annual tax cap and will place approximately $250,000 towards village roads.
Motion made to decrease roads to $325,000 and to reapportion the $25,000 difference, $10,000 to village hall improvements and increase parks and grounds to $20,000 made by Deputy Mayor Lippmann, seconded by Mayor DeMento and approved by Trustee Noone and Trustee Ceriello. Trustee Hance opposed. Motion to pass the budget for 2017/2018 as amended made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor DeMento and approved by Trustee Noone and Trustee Ceriello. Trustee Hance opposed.
For the information of the Board, the Mayor referred to various sections of the Village Law of the State of New York and the Zoning Ordinance for the Village of Munsey Park concerning the action to be taken.
It was moved by Mayor Frank J. DeMento and seconded by Trustee John Lippmann that the following resolution be adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and 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:
Patricia Miller, be re-appointed ACTING JUSTICE for a term of one (1) year, expiring on the first Monday of April, 2017;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Manhasset Times, a newspaper published in Manhasset, Town of North Hempstead, be, and hereby is, designated OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER for the official year 2017-2018, pursuant to §4-412 of the Village Law of the State of New York; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that First National Bank of Long Island is hereby designated 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 meeting dates for the 2017/2018 official year are as follows:
Pursuant to §4-400 of the Village Law of the State of New York, Mayor Frank J. DeMento appoints John Lippmann as Deputy Mayor for the 2017-2018 Official Year.
There were four bids received for the garbage contract and were being reviewed by the Board. Two additional bidders requested an extension of time to submit bids. No action was taken by the Board on this request.
Motion to go into executive session made by Deputy Mayor John Lippmann, seconded by Mayor Frank Demento and confirmed by all.