MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 10, 2018
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Trustee Antonio D’Angelo
Trustee Anthony M. Sabino
Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP
The Deputy Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.
JUSTICE REPORT for September was submitted and stated revenues in the total amount of $7,027.00.
POLICE REPORT for September 2018 was submitted and stated occurrences for Burglary Residence, Burglary Business, Robbery, Larceny Auto, and Criminal Mischief were none. Larceny (other than auto) were one incident. There were a total of 72 moving violations and 1 parking violation.
BUILDING REPORT for July 1, 2018 to October 9, 2018 was submitted and stated permit fees collected in the total amount of $52,010 with a total project value of $1,950,675.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW HIRE
Deputy Mayor Noone introduced the Village’s new hire Munsey Park resident Ted Boutzalis. Deputy Mayor Noone made a motion to hire Ted Boutzalis at the salary of $40,000 a year, seconded by Anthony M. Sabino and confirmed by all.
HUNT/EARLE/MORSE ROAD PROJECT
Deputy Mayor Noone reported that the Village is continuing to address the infrastructure needs of the Village, focusing on the worst rated roads. The Village received numerous bids for this project and called a special project meeting on October 2nd to select a contractor. The Village selected United Paving as the lowest responsible bidder at $118.750. The project consists of miling the road, repairing the concrete base and repaving the road with asphalt. It is expected that construction will begin sometime in November.
NORTHERN BOULEVARD MARIJUANA DISPENSARY
Deputy Mayor Noone discussed the recent proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 1575 Northern Boulevard, in the current location of the Sleep by Number Store. Deputy Mayor Noone explained that although this is not in our Village, Mayor DeMento has reached out to the New York State Department of Health, Richard Nicolello, Dina DiGiorgio, Elaine Philips, Judi Bosworth and Anna Kaplan so they can provide assistance advocating for Munsey Park residents against this location. Deputy Mayor Noone said the BOT will continue to follow this matter closely and provide pressure on our State Representatives. She concluded by urging residents to reach out to Judi Bosworth’s office to convey any concerns.
VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING/LIGHT THE NIGHT
In the past, the Munsey Park Woman’s Club (MPWC) has conducted an evening called Light the Night. Light the Night is an evening typically in December when residents purchase a light kit to put in front of their homes for charity. Greg LiCalzi presented to the Board his idea to bring back a Munsey Park Village Tree Lighting in conjunction with the annual Light the Night. This event will take place on Sunday, December 2nd with a raindate the following Sunday. Munsey Park is happy to co-sponsor this event which will include a coat drive, Light the Night, Caroling by the Boy Scouts, hot chocolate, games and the tree lighting (location to be determined).
The Village will provide assistance with parking and directing traffic to accommodate the influx of trick-or-treaters on Ryder Road. In addition, we reached out to the 3rd precinct to provide additional patrol and safety.
CAR AND HOME SAFETY
Trustee D’Angelo stated that there has been some robberies in our Village and he advised residents to be vigilant. He encouraged residents to attend a town hall meeting hosted by the Nassau County Police Department on October 26th from 7pm to 9 pm at Shelter Rock School.
NYS REQUIREMENTS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Village Attorney, Mr. Morici, stated that on October 1, 2018, Governor Cuomo mandated a law that all employers must set a policy regarding sexual harassment prevention. Trustee Sabino made a motion to adopt the new State mandated sexual harassment policy, seconded by Deputy Mayor Noone and confirmed by all.
Trustee Sabino attended the Port Washington/Manhasset Office of Emergency Management (PWMOEM) on October 4th. Currently we have an inter-municipal agreement with the TONH updated on November 2017. We also have two mutual aid agreements with neighboring villages with no expiration date. Trustee Sabino will continue to work on the Village’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).
Questions and comments were received from the following residents:
Dr. Richard Sousi
Motion to close the public meeting made by Trustee Sabino, seconded by Trustee Ceriello and confirmed by all at 8:28 PM.
Frank DeMento Tara Gibbons