Minutes of the regular meeting of the Village of Nyack Board of Trustees held at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at Nyack Village Hall, 9 N. Broadway, Nyack New York
Hon. Jen Laird-White:
PRESENT: Jen Laird-White Mayor
Steve Knowlton Trustee/Deputy Mayor
Louise Parker Trustee
Marie Lorenzini Trustee
Doug Foster Trustee
ALSO PRESENT: Walter Sevastian Village Attorney
Jim Politi Village Administrator
Mary E. White Village Clerk
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
Regular meeting –May 10, 2012
Moved by Trustee Lorenzini, seconded by Trustee Knowlton to approve minutes as presented. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT (3 minute limit per person)
The following person also spoke during Public Comment:
Barbara Noyes publically ‘thanked’ the Board for the ongoing support of the annual Penguin Plunge.
Quenetta Gulifield (Tenant Rep/Waldron Terrace) inquired as to the status of the Breakfast program and what funding may be available. Mayor Laird-White will meet with her in the next few days for further discussion on this matter.
REPORTS TO THE BOARD
Orangetown Police Department
‘New Parking rules’ meeting report
Amended policy approved with a motion from Trustee Parker, seconded by Trustee Knowlton. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Signage proposal report (Teubner)
MS-4 Annual report
Trustee Knowlton moved, Trustee Parker seconded motion approving Brooker Engineering proposal to prepare said report. Motion passed unanimously.
Trustee Lorenzini made a motion to award Garden State Fireworks the contract ($9,000) for the Village fireworks display to be held Wednesday, July 4th, 2012. Trustee Knowlton seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
O & R Utilities report
Alternate side parking signage report
Treasurer’s report (March 2012)
Budget Transfer requests
Trustee Parker moved to approved recommended budget transfers with the exception of $21,250
(Planner). Trustee Knowlton seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Audit response to NYS Comptroller
-At 8:17pm, Trustee Knowlton moved, Trustee Parker seconded request for Executive Session to discuss a matter of litigation. Motion passed unanimously
J. Donnellan proposed an early renewal of his existing lease (slip contract) for the Marina (houseboat). After discussion, Trustee Knowlton moved to offer a 3yr renewal/2yr mutual option (rent stable) to Mr. Donnellan. Trustee Lorenzini seconded the motion which passed unanimously. The Village Attorney will draft renewal lease. Motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING (if any)
Public Works & Building
Trustee Knowlton reported on:
55 Catherine Street project
Economic Development – No report
Information Technology – No report
Trustee Knowlton made a motion to approve ‘free parking’ (Artopee lot only- May 12th) in connection with the African American Day Parade/Festival. Trustee Lorenzini seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Housing – No report
Inter-Governmental Relations – No report
Parks & Recreation – No report
Tappan Zee Bridge – No report
Budget, Finance, and Administration – No report
Marina update (Trustee Knowlton)
23 Main Street (Village Attorney)
Nyack Homeless Project – Hook Mountain Challenge
Trustee Knowlton moved, Trustee Parker seconded request to use Memorial Park for this event (August 11, rain date August 12) subject to receipt of the necessary insurance documentation.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Swim for Life
Trustee Lorenzini moved, Trustee Parker seconded request to use the Marina/Boat Launch for this event (September 15th) subject to receipt of the necessary insurance documentation.
NEW BUSINESS (3 minute limit per person for public comments)
At 8:29pm, Trustee Lorenzini moved to go into Executive Session to discuss matter of personnel and pending litigation, Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
At 8:44pm, it was moved by Trustee Knowlton seconded by Trustee Lorenzini to come out of Executive Session. Motion passed unanimously.
There being no further business, nor anyone present wishing to be heard, Mayor Laird-White moved to close the regular meeting. Trustee Lorenzini seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously at 8:45pm
Mary E. White,