Incorporated Village of Munsey Park
Board of Trustees Update February 2015
The Board of Trustees hopes all our residents made it through the recent snowstorms as well as possible. We also hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2015. Please see below for some of the highlights of what’s happening in and around the Village.
STORM MAINTENANCE: We would like to thank our dedicated staff and maintenance crew for their hard work maintaining and clearing the roads during the last few storms. We are grateful for their hard work and all the residents’ cooperation during these storms which ultimately makes getting around the Village a bit safer.
VILLAGE FEES: After hearing many residents complain of the complexities within the Village fee structure, the Board recently passed a resolution to simplify the fees. It was the Boards intent to transition the structure from a square foot plus percentage of costs of construction structure to a more flat rate structure, eliminating the percentage of cost of construction component. The Board studied the actual fees over the last few years and took the lower end of the averages as the new fixed rate. This takes the Village out of the guessing game of projecting projects costs, and allows residents to use the highest quality materials and appliances without worrying about an additional cost. A full list of the new fees will be posted on the Village website or available through Village Hall.
· In an effort to take advantage of the current rate environment, The Board of Trustees continues to research the possibility of refinancing the Village’s outstanding street bond. The goal would be to free additional funds to put to work on the roads while keeping the costs to residents unchanged.
· In conjunction with this refinancing the Village has begun work on filing a formal Request For Proposals to provide professional engineering services related to Village’s development of its Long Term Infrastructure Plan.
REFUSE COLLECTION: Please be reminded that all walkways must be cleared of snow so the sanitation workers can gain access to cans and bags for rear side pickup. Refuse collection is usually delayed after a snow storm, so please be patient as services take some time to resume back to normal. During a snow storm, refuse services are typically halted from the Town of North Hempstead so roads can be cleared for snow removal.
NEW VILLAGE COMMITTEES: We have received many offers from our residents that want to volunteer at the Village level. In an effort to get more residents involved in the Village and for them to gain experience in Village work, the Board will be creating three new committees: Beautification, Finance, and Legal with focus on updating the Code. These committees will allow the Village to aid the Trustees in their specific responsibilities and will consist of a Committee Chair and resident volunteers. If you have experience in any of these areas or are interested in volunteering, please contact any of the Trustees below.
MUNSEY PARK, On a Street Where You Live... The Manhasset Library has a six part series celebrating the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s role in the development of Munsey Park. The series will focus on the American Artists that the Village streets are named after. For more information please contact The Manhasset Public Library.
CONGRATULATIONS: The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Munsey Park residents Ken Wiegand and Mark Sauvigne on their recent election victories. We are looking forward to working with Ken in his role at the Park District, and Mark in his role at the MLWD.
VOLUNTEERS: If any residents have a desire to get involved with the Village, please reach out to Mayor DeMento or any of the other Trustees.
NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30pm.
For additional information please visit our website at www.Munseypark.org
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the trustees:
Mayor Frank DeMento firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Mayor Sean Haggerty email@example.com
Trustee Patrick Hance firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee John Lippmann email@example.com
Trustee Jennifer Noone firstname.lastname@example.org