A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North was held on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Soundview Drive, Port Washington, New York.

 

Present:       Deputy Mayor        -        Robert Weitzner

                   Trustees                -        Steven Cohen

-                      Gary Levi

-                      Michael Schenkler

Attorney                -        Stephen Limmer

                   Clerk                      -        Palma Torrisi

 

Excused:  Mayor Pellegrino

 

 

1.  Public Hearing – Bill 7A of 2004

 

Deputy Mayor Weitzner opened the public hearing, duly adjourned from October 13, 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. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the public hearing to consider Bill 7A of 2004 be and hereby is adjourned to 7:30 p.m. on December 13, 2004 at the Village Hall. 

 

2.  Clerk

         

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

RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings of September 13, 2004 and October 4, 2004 be waived and that they be and hereby are approved as prepared by Clerk Torrisi.

 

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

RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees designates the following offices as vacant at the end of the current official year, to be filled at the Village Election to be held on March 15, 2005 for the following terms:

                            

Mayor                              - Two Years

                             Trustee                  - Two Years

                             Trustee                  - Two Years

 

          C.  The Board directed that public hearing notices be posted on Village bulletin boards.

 

3.  Treasurer

 

A.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the reading of the Abstract of Vouchers #32, totaling $136,006.36, be waived and that it be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Stack.

 

          B.       On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Budget Report as of September 30, 2004, showing the ending fund balance to be $1,219,478, be and hereby is approved as prepared by Treasurer Stack. 

 

4.  Reports

 

A.                 Building Department 

 

1.       On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee

Schenkler, it was unanimously

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

                   2.  The Board directed the Building Department to measure the size of the parking spaces in front of Eckerts for compliance with the 9 ˝ foot requirement.

                  

B.                 Public Works

 

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

RESOLVED that the Public Works report for the month of October 2004 be and hereby is accepted as presented.

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

RESOLVED that an amount not in excess of $2,200 for the erection of a fence and large debris removal and an amount not in excess of $1,000 for plantings be and hereby are authorized to be expended on the northerly parcel of the Thomas J. Pellegrino Waterfront Recreational Park.

                  

5.  Old Business

 

A. Village Parks Maintenance

 

Clerk Torrisi reported that the following bids for parks maintenance had been received by 12:00 noon on November 8, 2004 at the Village Hall:

 

                                                          2004/5                           2005/6

E. Cook Industries Inc.            $11,560.                        $12,560.

Dom’s Lawnmaker Inc.              26,400.                          26,400.

Robert Keogh Inc.                       5,800.                            6,600.

 

Superintendent McDonough recommended Robert Keogh Inc. as the lowest responsible bidder.  On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village enter into a contract with Robert Keogh Inc. for the provision of maintenance services at Villlage-owned parks, as more particularly set forth in a written proposal dated November 8, 2004.

 

B.  Valet Parking Permit Application – 37 Shore Road

 

The Board reviewed the Valet Parking Permit Application of Tease restaurant at 37 Shore Road.  Inspector Korn recommended the approval of the permit.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the valet parking permit application of Tease at 37 Shore Road be and hereby is approved upon the condition that, to the extent possible, vehicle headlights will not be directed at residential properties.

 

          C.  Sandy Hollow Associates

 

Attorney Limmer reported that he had received proposals in the amounts of $1,800.00, $1,900.00 and $2,500.00 from firms to prepare a Phase I Environmental Report for the eight acres owned by Sandy Hollow Associates, which is to be transferred to the Village.  On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village engage the services of Frudenthal & Elkowitz, at a cost not to exceed $1,800.00, to prepare a Phase I Environmental Report for the eight acres owned by Sandy Hollow Associates and designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax map as Section 4, Block J, Lot 754.

 

6.       New Business

 

A.        Bill 12 of 2004 – Regulating Commercial Signs

 

Deputy Mayor Weitzner introduced Bill 12 of 2004, a proposed local law providing that all commercial signs require the approval of the Board of Trustees. The Deputy Mayor also presented a short environmental assessment form prepared by the Village Attorney.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS Bill 12 of 2004, providing that all commercial signs require the approval of the Board of Trustees, 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 13th day of December 2004 at 8:00 pm at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York.

 

B.        Leaf Removal

 

Clerk Torrisi reported that the following bids for the fall leaf removal had been received by 12:30 noon on November 8, 2004 at the Village Hall:

                                                        

Dejana Industries Inc.             $30,125.

Dom’s Lawnmaker Inc.              28,000.                         

Robert Keogh Inc.                      18,800.

 

Superintendent McDonough recommended Robert Keogh Inc. as the lowest responsible bidder.  On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village enter into a contract with Robert Keogh Inc. for the removal of leaves from Villlage streets, as more particularly set forth in a written proposal dated November 8, 2004, waiving the requirement for a performance bond and a labor & material bond.

 

          B.  Maintenance Requirements

 

Superintendent McDonough recommended that the Village exercise its option for the extension of the maintenance requirements contract with E. Cook Industries Inc. for the year 2005.  On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village is hereby exercising its option to extend for the year 2005 the Maintenance Requirements contract with E. Cook Industries Inc., as provided for in the current contract.

 

          C.  Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Service

 

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

RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North will hold a public hearing on December 13, 2004 at 7:30 pm at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York, with regard to a proposed contract with the Port Washington Fire Department, Inc. for the furnishing of fire protection and emergency medical service within the Village for the period of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, at a cost to the Village of $224,136.00.

 

          D.  Cow Bay Contracting’s request for a building permit fee reduction was deemed to have been resolved satisfactorily by Inspector Korn.

 

7.  Executive Session

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Board enter into executive session to seek the advice of counsel.

 

On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the executive session be adjourned and that the regular meeting be reconvened.

 

Deputy Mayor Weitzner stated that no action was taken in executive session.

 

On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 11:00 p.m.

 

 

                                                        Palma Torrisi, Village Clerk