MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
held on February 11, 2019
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Noone Mayor Frank DeMento
Trustee Lawrence Ceriello
Trustee Antonio D’Angelo
Trustee Anthony M. Sabino
Paul Pepper, Morici & Morici, LLP
The meeting was called to order by Trustee Ceriello at 7:39 pm.
The meeting was opened with the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, said by all.
VOTE LOCAL LAW 2 – 2019 MARIJUANA LAW
Paul Pepper read Proposed Local Law 2 – 2019 Marijuana Law which is a local law amending section 200-24(C) of the Village Code, regarding the “Prohibited Uses” in the Business District of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park. After public comments, Trustee Ceriello made the motion to adopt Local Law #2 – 2019, which was seconded by Trustee Sabino and confirmed by all. (A copy of the local law will be annexed to these minutes).
62 BORGLUM ROAD
Ms. Karacholies, 62 Borglum Road, presented to the Board her application for a rear Simtek Fence and an aluminum side fence. Trustee Ceriello stated that a turkey wire side fence with appropriate landscaping would be best for a cohesive aesthetic within the Village. The rear fence was conditionally approved pending further review and discussion of material with the Village Architect, Mr. Anthony DiProperzio.
JUSTICE REPORT: The Monthly Justice Report for January 2019 was presented by Trustee Sabino stating total fines assessed in the amount of $19,175.00.
POLICE REPORT: The Police Report for December 2018 was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating 6 aided cases other than auto, no Burglary-Residence, no Burglary-Business, no Robberies, none Larceny-Auto incident, one Larceny (other than auto) incidents, no Criminal Mischief incidents and a total of 121 summonses (116 movers, 5 Parkers).
BUILDING REPORT: The Building Report was presented by Trustee Sabino, stating that between June 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, a total of 102 permits have been issued totaling $112,716.40 in Building Permit Fees.
VOTE ON LOCAL LAW 1 – 2019 TAX CAP
Paul Pepper read Proposed Local Law 1 – 2019 Tax cap which is a local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law § 3-C. Trustee Ceriello made the motion to adopt Local Law 1 – 2019, which was seconded by Trustee Sabino and confirmed by all. (A copy of the local law will be annexed to these minutes).
2019 ROAD PROJECTS
Deputy Mayor Noone stated that there are two sections of Munsey Park that the Village is aiming to resurface. The first road project will be Bellows Lane (between Eakins Road and Manhasset Woods Road), Stuart Place (between Bellows and Hunt Lane), Eakins Road (between Inness Place and Hunt Lane) and Burnham Place. The project includes repaving, curbing and belgian blocks. The second road project will be Kensett Road (beginning of Borglum Road to Trumbull Road). This project includes only resurfacing. The Village Engineer is currently preparing the specifications and Deputy Mayor Noone anticipates bids will be accepted this spring.
Trustee Sabino stated that on February 5, 2019, ExteNet Systems Incorporated submitted a formal application for the placement of a small cell installation for communication purposes within the Village of Munsey Park. At the suggestion of the Village Board, this small node tower will not be placed in front of any home in the Village. It will be located on the triangle of the northwest intersection of Manhasset Woods Road and Park Avenue. The tower will be in the form of a flagpole standing at 50 feet. Trustee Sabino said that this proposal will be subject to the strictest review by the Board of Trustees. He assured residents that this will be dutifully discussed at an upcoming scheduled public hearing where residents will have the opportunity to attend and ask all necessary questions. Trustee Sabino also addressed the compliance report in respect to radio frequency emissions. The Board has researched this issue thoroughly and the placement of these cell towers is strictly a matter of Federal Law. There is little to nothing that local Villages can do to oppose or question the site of these facilities. Federal law does, however, mandate that cell tower contractors (ExteNet) comply with Federal law on the radio frequency emissions. This small cell installation will have a radio frequency emission of less than one percent of the federally allowed limit which is significantly under the safety margin. Trustee Sabino will continue to communicate with the residents of Munsey Park on this matter and in respect to the upcoming public hearing.
A Motion to close the meeting and go into executive session to discuss litigation was made by Trustee Ceriello, Seconded by Trustee Sabino and unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.
Questions and comments were received from the following residents:
Mr. John Boyle
Terri West, Manhasset Times