Incorporated Village of Munsey Park

Agenda

Board of Trustees

November 20, 2017

7:30 PM

 

INFORMATION/DECISIONS

 

1.  Review and approve contract for limited pruning of trees in the Village           right-of-way on Park Avenue and Manhasset Woods Roads.

 

2.  Public discussion

 

 

 

* Agenda items are set by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time.

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

WALDMANN MEMORIAL PARK BEAUTIFICATION:
The Waldmann Memorial Park beautification project is scheduled for completion on November 4. The project contractor, “Grounds Guys," is donating a day of service to set engraved rocks and plant trees and perennial gardens. The Munsey Park Women's Club, led by the hard work of Audrey Garvin, raised $33,230 for the project; 124 residents donated funds to purchase 4 benches, 17 trees, 107 engraved bricks, 3,000 square feet of pavers, and several engraved rocks.  In addition, Senator Elaine Philips awarded a $50,000 grant for the beatification project.  Thank you to the MPWC, the residents that made donations and Senator Elaine Philips for making making this project possible. 

ROADS UPDATE
Over the summer, the Village completed the Inness improvement project as well as the repavement of the corner of Manhasset Woods Road and Bellows Lane.  Various asphalt cutouts and gutter repairs were also completed throughout the Village.  The Village plans to undertake the road repair of Hawthorne Place and North Eakins Road next.  This project will commence in the spring of 2018.  If there is a road issue that concerns you, please contact Village Hall.  Road complaints are compiled on the Village complaint list and rated and ranked in order of importance and urgency.  All complaints are evaluated and reviewed from this list and addressed in this order.  We thank you for your patience as these issues get addressed. 

HALLOWEEN:
Please take special care when driving on Halloween and make sure you and your loved ones enjoy the holiday safely. As in past years, we expect a large tick-or-treating turnout on Ryder Road and ask that drivers avoid the area west of Manhasset Woods Road and south of Park Avenue from 3:30PM until Sunset. Please remember to respect your neighbors' homes and yards, while enjoying the holiday and respect the choice of those neighbors who decline to participate. When out trick-or-treating, also remember to lock your home and car doors. We have requested increased NCPD presence to ensure everyone's safety.

LEAF & BULK ITEM PICK UP:
Arrangements have been made with Meadow Carting for special leaf collection on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 4th.   Leaves should be bagged in clear or black bags and placed at the curb.  Residents are reminded that Meadow Carting is obligated to collect bulk items under our contract with them.  Residents must schedule the pick-up with Meadow by calling 516-338-0121.  Under no circumstances are items (other than leaves on the specified days) to be left at the curb (even on the day of pickup).  Items should be left on the driveway near the house in view of the street. Please make sure that any cars or other items blocking the path to the street are moved so that Meadow can easily move the items down the driveway into the truck.
 
TREES: 
The Village has ordered replacement White Oak trees for Manhasset Woods Road where there are gaps in the tree-line.  We have also ordered replacement planting of London Plane Trees on Park Avenue where needed.  Planting is estimated to occur in late October/early November, after the first frost.   The trees selected are beautiful specimen trees from one of the most highly regarded tree farms in the area.  The Village also continues to seek indications of interest from homeowners that would like trees planted in front of their homes.   We will be visiting with those homeowners over the next few weeks to discuss the viability of planting specimen trees in the requested locations. 

NCPD & TRAFFIC SAFETY:
The Board of Trustees continues to meet with the NCPD to ensure adequate resources are available for residents' safety and security. We are working together to increase police presence and slow traffic in the Village through increased enforcement and the use of traffic control devices. On November 15, the Acting Commanding officer of the 3rd pct., Deputy Inspector Greg Abruzzo, is holding a meeting with Community leaders, local government officials, school officials and residents.  The purpose is to discuss resources available to the community as well as address any questions or concerns within the 3rd Precinct. 
 
When:     November 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
 
Where:   Roslyn High School
                475 Round Hill Rd                                                                                                                    
                Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

ACCESS TO MUNSEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 
Once again, we thank Senator Elaine Philips for awarding a $50,000 grant to the Village and County Legislator Richard Nicolello for awarding a $70,000 grant to the School for this project. Unfortunately the bid for the Manhasset School District's planned Congregational-to-Munsey Park Elementary School walkway came in over budget. More information will follow regarding plans to move forward when it is available.

VOLUNTEERS:
Our Village is driven by residents volunteering for varying positions. If you have a desire to get involved any of the Village Boards, especially the Tree Committee, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.

NEXT MEETING:
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:

Mayor                       Frank DeMento                    fdemento@munseypark.org

Deputy Mayor         John Lippmann                    jlippmann@munseypark.org

Trustee                      Larry Ceriello                          lceriello@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Patrick Hance                          phance@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Jennifer Noone                         jnoone@munseypark.org

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF MUNSEY PARK

AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 11, 2017 


Village Justice Report  
    

ORAL REPORTS:    
        

INFORMATION / DECISIONS    
    

1.    THE NCPD WILL PRESENT ON HOME SECURITY AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.   

                                                                                                                 NCPD/John Lippmann
    

2.    TREES:                                                                                             Larry Ceriello

·    DISCUSSION OF ILLEGAL TREE PRUNING

·    REVIEW OF VILLAGE CODE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO
     THE CODE RE: TREE REMOVAL AND MAINTENANCE

·    DRAFTING NEW SECTION RE: PROHIBITING BAMBOO

·    UPDATE ON RE-PLANTING OF MWR AND PARK AVENUE

·    UPDATE ON RE-PLANTING ON ROW ON OTHER STREETS                 
    

3.    GARBAGE:                                                                                    Larry Ceriello 

·    FALL LEAF PICKUP
·    BULK ITEMS    

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

The Board of Trustees hopes this update finds our fellow residents well and enjoying a safe summer with family and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to keep our residents informed of various happenings in our Village. If any resident has additional questions, please contact our clerks Tara or Maureen at Village hall. 

VILLAGE APPOINTMENTS:

As many of you know, our Village Clerk’s, term had expired and as a result, Barbara Miller was a hold-over clerk.  She was not re-appointed as Village Clerk and retired from her position.  After an extensive search for a well-qualified Village Clerk, on Wednesday night the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Tara Gibbons for a two-year term.  Ms. Gibbons holds a BA in Business Administration, with a minor in Communications from Molloy College, as well as a Master's in Education from Hofstra University. She is well versed in the computing systems used at Village Hall and has excellent writing and communication skills.  Ms. Gibbons is also a Manhasset resident and we encourage all residents to stop by Village Hall to welcome her to the Village. Additionally, our Deputy Village Clerk, Maureen Mclean was re-appointed to a one-year term and Robert Farrer was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a five-year term.  You may contact the Village Clerk at tgibbons@munseypark.org and the Deputy Clerk at mpmclean@munseypark.org.

INNESS PLACE:

The Village is in the process of finalizing the equipment requirements under our agreement with United Paving, the contractor for Inness Place.  Construction will begin shortly.  United Paving will notify all Inness residents with a start date for construction. The construction dates will also be posted on the Village website.  Please be careful when driving in this area during construction.   

WALDMANN MEMORIAL PARK BEAUTIFICATION:

The Waldmann Park beautification project will begin in August, thanks in large measure to the hard work and perseverance of Dr. Audrey Garvin of the Munsey Park Woman's Club.  The MPWC raised $33,230 towards the project; 124 residents donated funds to purchase 4 benches, 17 trees, 107 engraved bricks, 3,000 square feet of pavers, and several engraved rocks.  In addition, Senator Elaine Philips has awarded the Village a $50,000 grant for the beatification project.  This grant now saves the Village the $50,000 budgeted for the park.  The savings will remain in the general fund and will be reallocated in the next budget cycle.  The beautification project was put out to bid and was awarded to Ground Guys who will complete the project for $47,200.  The project is ADA compliant, DEC compliant and, on Wednesday night, was approved by the Board of Trustees. A rendering of the approved project has been reviewed by our Building Inspector and is available on the Village website. 

ADA COMPLIANT ACCESS TO MUNSEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

The Board of Trustees approved the walkway project that will connect the Congregational Church parking lot and the auditorium at the Munsey Park Elementary School across Village property. The walkway will allow safe access to the school for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students whose parents must now park on Village streets or walk along Northern Boulevard to accompany their children to and from the school at drop off and pick up.  The walkway will also provide a safe alternative to residents who park on Village streets to attend special events at the school. We believe that the walkway will greatly decrease traffic and increase safety for Village residents and school children on our streets. Once again, we thank Senator Elaine Philips for awarding the Village a $50,000 grant and to County Legislator Richard Nicolello who awarded a $70,000 grant to the School, for a total of $120,000, for the walkway project. The project is currently out to bid and we hope that the walkway will be completed by the start of the school year.  We also thank Dr. Jean Kendall, (Principal of Munsey Park Elementary School), Rosemary Johnson (Deputy Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Armand Markarian (District Director of School Facilities), Dr. Vincent Butera (Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Charlie Cardillo (prior Superintendent of Manhasset Public Schools), Noreen LaBenne (SCA - Munsey Park President), Lisa Grygiel (SCA - Executive President), and Peggy Sica and Erin O'Connor (MPWC Co-Presidents) for their concern and commitment to the safety of our residents on this project.  Architectural drawings of the approved project is available on the Village website and more information will follow regarding guidelines for the walkway and traffic flow.   


SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Village Hall will close at 12 pm on Fridays until after Labor Day Weekend.  During the month of August, The Building Advisory Committee will meet once on Tuesday, August 29th, 7:30pm.

 VOLUNTEERS: 

Our Village is driven by residents volunteering for varying positions. If you have a desire to get involved any of the Village Boards, especially the Tree Committee, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.

 NEXT MEETING: 

The BOT will not meet during the month of August.  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:

 

Mayor                       Frank DeMento                    fdemento@munseypark.org

Deputy Mayor         John Lippmann                    jlippmann@munseypark.org

Trustee                      Larry Ceriello                          lceriello@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Patrick Hance                          phance@munseypark.org

Trustee                     Jennifer Noone                         jnoone@munseypark.org

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

Below are the Agenda Items for the Board of Trustee Meeting on July 12, 2017, 7:30pm

Minutes (June 1, 2017)

Building Inspector-

ORAL REPORTS: Clerk - Report

INFORMATION / DECISIONS 
1.  Village Appointments - Mayor & Board

2.  Inness Place - Roadwork - Update - Trustee Noone
 
3.  Waldmann Memorial Park – Update and Bid Results - Mayor & Board
  
4.  Village Walkway - Mayor & Board

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

Trees are one of the defining features of our Village.  Sadly however, many trees in the Village have been lost over the last few years due to storm, disease and other causes.  The Board of Trustees is embarking on a program to restore some of the lost trees.  At this point we are soliciting indications of interest from residents who would like a tree planted in the Village right-of-way in front of their homes.  We expect planting to begin in the Fall, 2017 and is subject to availability of funds.  While we expect to consult with the individual homeowners about the variety of tree to be planted, ultimate selection will made by the Village and depending, in large measure, upon site conditions.  We want to select trees that will thrive and provide a varied, beautiful streetscape. If you wish to be considered for this program, please contact the Village Hall.

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

June Board Of Trustees Update

Board of Trustees Update
Dear residents, we take this opportunity to keep you informed of some happenings and future projects in our Village. If any resident has additional questions, please contact Village Hall. We remind you that school is out, please drive carefully. Have a safe July Fourth Holiday.

VILLAGE CLERK:
The term of the Village Clerk has expired and the Village Board of Trustees has initiated the search for a well-qualified candidate. In general, the candidate should have strong customer service, finance, organizational and computer skills and be able to contribute to a more user-friendly environment for the residents of the Village. The position offers a pension, healthcare and a 9am - 4pm workday. Preference will be given to Munsey Park residents. If you are interested, please send a resume and salary requirements to Paul Pepper at ppepper@moricilaw.com.

VILLAGE TAXES:
Village taxes are due no later than July 3 without penalty. Village Hall hours are listed below.

GARBAGE CONTRACT:
The Village recently executed a new five-year garbage removal contract with Meadow Carting. Meadow has served our Village for many years and, in addition to being the lowest responsible bidder, is familiar with Munsey Park strict rules regarding garbage. Each year Meadow removes an average of approximately 1.75 tons of garbage from each home in the Village, excluding yard waste and recyclables. As part of the contract and in compliance with Village laws, the garbage must be removed from behind the house. In other words, garbage is not to be left at the curb. We pay extra for rear door pick up. Please do not leave garbage or trash at the curb. This is unsightly, is rude to your neighbors and is against the law. In response to an increase in complaints about garbage left at the curb, the Village will soon be sending warning letters to homeowners who violate the Village Code in this regard.

INNESS PLACE:
The Village received four bids from various contractors for the repaving and improvement of Inness Place. The official bids are posted on the Village website. The Board reviewed the bids with the road engineer and decided on a contractor. Road work should begin sometime in July. The Village will notify residents of the specific time periods of construction on the website once the contractor informs us of a start date.  Please watch out for road closures during this time and be careful when driving in this area during construction.

WALDMANN MEMORIAL PARK:
The Village has been working with the Munsey Park Women's Club to complete the
beautification of Waldmann Memorial Park. The Village has put the project out to bid and the beautification plans are posted on the Village website. Bids are due at the end of the month and the Board will review the bids and decide which contractor to use for the project.

WALKWAY TO MUNSEY PARK ELEMENTARY:
To decrease the congestion on our streets and increase safety for our children, the Village has put the walkway project out to bid. The walkway will allow parents to park at the Congregational Church and walk their children to school. The plans will be posted shortly on the Village website. The Board will review the bids and decide which contractor to use for the project.

SUMMER SCHEDULE:
Village Hall will be open Monday through Thursday from 9am - 4pm and close at 12 pm on Fridays, from June 30 - September 1.

VOLUNTEERS:
Our Village is driven by residents volunteering for different positions. If you have a desire to get involved on any of the Village Boards, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.

NEXT MEETING:
The next Board of Trustees meeting will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:30pm.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:

Mayor                  Frank DeMento                   fdemento@munseypark.org
Deputy Mayor   John Lippmann                   jlippmann@munseypark.org
Trustee                Larry Ceriello                      lceriello@munseypark.org
Trustee                Patrick Hance                     phance@munseypark.org
Trustee                Jennifer Noone                   jnoone@munseypark.org

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

The walkway project will allow parents to park at the Congregational Church and safely walk their children to and from school while avoiding the sidewalk along Northern Boulevard.  If you wish to look at the full plan, please visit Village Hall during normal business hours.

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

Dear Residents, please see the below proposed plan for the beautification of Waldmann Memorial Park.  This project is a dedicated joint effort led by the Munsey Park Women's Club and the Village.  This proposed plan will be available online, with the original at Village Hall, for your comment and suggestion until June 26, 2017.

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

Board of Trustees Update

Dear residents, we take this opportunity to keep you informed of some happenings and future projects in our Village. If any resident has additional questions, please contact our clerks Barbara or Maureen at Village Hall. Please have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.

STREET SWEEPING:

In an effort to combine municipal services and save capital for the Village, the Village has accepted the Village of Flower Hill's gracious offer to sweep Village streets this Saturday (weather permitting) May 27, 2017. The sweeping will begin on Manhasset Woods Road and Park Ave west, then into the western section side streets and the eastern side of the Village. Please keep your cars off the street, if possible.

VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR:

With regard to the newly created position of Village Administrator, current village employee Dan Breen has declined the appointment to the position and will continue in his capacity as member of the Village's Utility Crew. The Village Board of Trustees will continue its search for a well-qualified candidate, in an effort to increase efficiency within the Village, decrease delays in certain Village business, present an overall cost savings to the Village and in general to contribute to a more user-friendly environment for the residents of the Village.

GARBAGE CONTRACT:

Bids for a new garbage contract were solicited and due by March 31. Four bidders responded within the period set forth in the RFP.    The lowest, responsible bidder was Meadow Carting (the current service provider to the residents) and the Village accepted the five (5) year proposal by Meadow. The Village is finalizing the new contract with Meadow and expects the contract to be in place when the current contract expires on May 31.

INNESS PLACE CONTRACTOR BIDS:

The Village received four bids from various contractors for the repaving of Inness Place. The official bids are posted to the Village website. The Board will review the bids with the road engineer and decide which contractor to use for the project.

WATER TOWER DECISION:

The Appellate Division affirmed the Supreme Court's judgment declaring that the Code of the Village of Munsey Park does not apply to the proposed construction plan of the MLWD's new water tower and that the proposed construction plan is a Type II action not subject to review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The Village anticipates an improved inter-municipal relationship between the Village and the Water District moving forward.

PARKING:

Many roads in the Village are narrow and can not accommodate parking on both sides of the street. Please be aware where you and your visitors park in the Village. When possible, please park on one side of the street so Village roads stay clear in case of an emergency. Parking on both sides of the street blocks the flow of traffic and impedes large vehicles from traveling on the street, especially emergency vehicles.

HOLDAY SCHEDULE:

Village Hall will close at 12 pm on Friday, May 26 and will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

VOLUNTEERS:

Our Village is driven by residents volunteering for different positions. If you have a desire to get involved on any of the Village Boards, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.

NEXT MEETING:

So that all of our trustees may be available, our next meeting has been changed to Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30pm.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:

Mayor                    Frank DeMento                   fdemento@munseypark.org

Deputy Mayor     John Lippmann                   jlippmann@munseypark.org

Trustee                  Larry Ceriello                      lceriello@munseypark.org

Trustee                Patrick Hance                     phance@munseypark.org

Trustee               Jennifer Noone                   jnoone@munseypark.org

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean

In December, 2016, Sidney Bowne & Sons, performed a complete roadway condition assessment of all the the streets within the Village.  The results will enable the Village to plan and budget for the future and/or rehabilitation of the roads.

Pavement Program Map (2016)

Posted
AuthorVillage Administrator

               Village of Munsey Park
         Road Improvement Inness Place

 
                 Bid Opening Record
           Wednesday, May 24, 2017
 
Bidder                                                     Amount

American Paving & Masonry            $117,428.00
John McGowan & Son                      $122,070.00
Stasi Bros. Asphalt Corp.                 $133,307.50
United Paving Corp.                          $106,945.00
 
 The Board will review the bids at the next Village Board Meeting. 

Posted
AuthorBarbara Miller

Kenny Our Beloved Mailman

There have been several requests from our residents asking how they can help our beloved mailman Kenny Aluska and his family. 

Kenny said of his wife's split second action to push their daughter out of the way of an out of control car "was a beautiful thing". She gave up her own life for her child. Their daughter had to undergo surgery for her injuries. This tragedy occurred on Sunday, May 14, Mother's Day. Members of his community are raising money to help pay for expenses. There has been an outpouring of love and support for Kenny - our prayers are with him and his family at this difficult time.  

For your information (also available on facebook, "Manhasset Connection"), see link www.youcaring.com for ways in which to help the Aluska Family.

Thank you.

 

Posted
AuthorMaureen McLean