A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North was held on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 7:30pm at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York.

 

Present: Mayor - Thomas J. Pellegrino

Trustees - Steven Cohen

- Michael Schenkler

-                      Robert Weitzner

Attorney - Stephen Limmer

Clerk - Palma Torrisi

 

Excused: Trustee Levi

 

 

 

1. Public Hearing Bill 7A of 2004 Rezoning Delco Plaza

 

Mayor Pellegrino opened the public hearing, duly adjourned from December 16, 2004, to consider the adoption of Bill 7A of 2004, a proposed local law to re-zone the premises known as Section 4, Block Q, Lot 244 on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map from Economic Development A District to Business District. The Mayor adjourned the public hearing to consider the adoption of Bill 7A of 2004 to 7:30 p.m. on February 14, 2005 at the Village Hall.

 

2. Clerk

A.     On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it

was unanimously

RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting of November 8, 2004 and November 18, 2004 be waived and that they be and hereby are approved as prepared by Clerk Torrisi.

 

B. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the time, date and place of the next Village General Election are as follows:

 

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Time: 12 Noon to 9:00 pm

Place: Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, NY

 

C. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it

was unanimously

RESOLVED that on the 15thth day of February 2005, at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York 11050, the Board of Trustees and the Assessor will meet on GRIEVANCE DAY for the purpose of hearing complaints in relation to assessments from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

3. Treasurer

 

A.     On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it

was unanimously

RESOLVED that the reading of the General Fund Abstract of Vouchers # 34, totaling $186,943.38, and the Trust & Agency Abstract of Vouchers #1, totalling $4,781.28, be waived and that they be and hereby are approved as presented by Treasurer Stack.

 

B. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Budget Report as of November 30, 2004, showing the Fund Balance to be $1,169,191, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Stack.

 

4. Reports

 

A.     Building Department

 

On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Building Department report for the month of December 2004 be and hereby is accepted as submitted.

 

B.     Public Works

 

1. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen,

it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Public Works Department report for the month of December 2004 be and hereby is accepted as submitted by Superintendent McDonough.

2. Upon complaint by Veronica Mazur, the Board will inquire of Robert Keogh as to the pick up of leaves scheduled for December 16, 2004 in front of her home on Orchard Street.

 

5. Old Business

 

A. One Soundview Drive Appraiser

 

1. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that there be made a modification to the Budget, moving $1,750.00 from the Contingency Fund to an Appraisal Account.

 

2. On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village engage the services of Fitzgerald Valuation Services Inc. to prepare a complete summary appraisal report, as more particularly set forth in its letter to the Village dated January 7, 2005, for the premises at One Soundview Drive, designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map as Section 4, Block 125, Lots 10 & 20, providing that there will be not less than three comparables on the property, if possible.

 

B. NYS Local Government Records Management Improvement Grant

 

1. On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that there be made a modification to the Budget, moving $3,500 from Grants (line # 1620.440) to new item, SARA Grant.

 

2. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village enter into a contract with General Code at a cost not to exceed $13,621.00 to prepare, install and train the Village Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Building Inspector in the use of a Building Department document storage, search and retrieval system, as more particularly set forth in its proposal dated October 4, 2004, in a form to be approved by the Village Attorney.

 

6. New Business

 

A. Bill 13B of 2004 Rezoning Industrial Properties to E. D. A.

 

Mayor Pellegrino introduced Bill 13B of 2004, a proposed local law rezoning all properties within the Industrial A District of the Village of Port Washington North to the Economic Development A District. A copy of the bill was delivered to each of the members of the Board of Trustees present this evening. The Mayor also presented a short environmental assessment form prepared by the Village Attorney. On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Cohen, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS Bill 13B of 2004, rezoning all properties within the Industrial A District of the Village of Port Washington North to the Economic Development A District, has been submitted to the Board of Trustees for its consideration; and

WHEREAS a short environmental assessment form has been submitted on behalf of the Village; and

WHEREAS the members of the Board have carefully reviewed said assessment form; and

WHEREAS the subject bill concerns the legislative action of this Board;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board hereby designates itself as the lead agency for environmental review with regard to the adoption of the proposed local law and this Board determines that the proposed local law is an unlisted action as determined by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, and that it will not have an adverse impact on the environment, and sets a public hearing with regard to the proposed adoption of this local law for the 2nd day of February 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York.

 

A.     Regulating Traffic on The Mill

 

On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that no right turns shall be permitted for southbound traffic on The Mill at its intersection with Smull Place; and

Be it further RESOLVED that a stop sign shall be placed on the southwest corner of The Mill at its intersection with Smull Place, requiring all southbound traffic on The Mill, at said intersection, to come to a full stop.

 

7. Executive Session

 

On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Board enter into Executive Session to seek advice of counsel.

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Executive Session be closed and that the Regular Meeting is hereby reconvened.

 

Trustee Schenkler and Attorney Limmer went outdoors to invite the public to attend the reconvened meeting. Mayor Pellegrino stated that no business had been conducted in Executive Session.

 

8. Old Business (continued)

 

A. Sandy Hollow Associates

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that, subject to discussions between Trustee Schenkler and Sandy Hollow Associates to determine whether or not Sandy Hollow Associates will pay for the investigations, the Board engage the environmental services of Freudenthal & Elkowitz, at a cost not to exceed $3,000.00, to conduct further investigation into the composition of the mulch on the 8-acre parcel that is to be deeded to the Village by Sandy Hollow Associates.

 

 

On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

 

 

Palma Torrisi, Village Clerk