Board Of Trustees – April 12, 2012

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Village of Nyack Board of Trustees held at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 12th,  2012 at Nyack Village Hall, 9 N. Broadway, Nyack New York


Hon. Steve Knowlton presiding:


PRESENT:                  Steve Knowlton                                 Trustee/Deputy Mayor

Doug Foster                                        Trustee

Louise Parker                                      Trustee                                                 


ALSO PRESENT:                  Walter Sevastian                                 Village Attorney

Jim Politi                                             Village Administrator

                                    Mary E. White                                                Village Clerk   


ABSENT:                   Jen Laird-White                                  Mayor                                       

                                   Marie Lorenzini                                  Trustee 





            Regular meeting –March 228, 2012

Moved by Trustee Parker, seconded by Trustee Knowlton to approve minutes as presented.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.


PUBLIC COMMENT (3 minute limit per person)

Chamber of Commerce – Classic Car Show

Village Clerk directed to secure details of proposed event.  To be discussed next regular    meeting (4/19).



Orangetown Police Department

            National police Week – deferred to 4/19

Village Administrator


            -Catherine St. project


            -Memorial Park construction

-Deputy Mayor Knowlton moved to approve Treasurer’s recommendation to enter into a 3-year energy renewal agreement with Consumer Energy Solutions.  Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed by unanimous vote.

-Trustee Parker moved, Deputy Mayor Knowtlon seconded approval of budget transfer request ($122,870.341 in unused Snow removal funds).  $65,000 to acct#5110.430 – Tar,Oil; $57,870.34 to acct#199.400 – Contingency.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.  

Village Treasurer

            Monthly report




Village Attorney

At 7:45pm, Trustee Knowlton moved, Trustee Parker seconded request for Executive Session to discuss a matter of pending litigation.  Motion passed unanimously.

Village Clerk



**Deputy Mayor Knowlton stated that no vote will be taken on any of the Public Hearings due to the absence of 2 board members.


At 7:47pm, Deputy Mayor Knowlton opened the Public Hearing to discuss amending Chapter 263 of the Village of Nyack Code, entitled Property Maintenance.  Held open to 4/19.

Held open– To consider adoption of the General Fund Budget and Water Department

                Budget for fiscal year June 1st, 2012 – May 31st, 2013.

Held open To amend Sections 360-3.2(E)(6) & (7), entitled “use Specific Standards”, as applies to the   

                 standards applicable to Outdoor Dining Permits and Sidewalk Café Permits.

Held open – A local law to amend Chapter 330-54 of the Code of the Village of Nyack, entitled   

                “Overnight alternate side of the street parking”.



Public Works & Building – No report

Infrastructure – No report

Economic Development – No report

Information Technology

      Trustee Foster reported on:

            Building Department software update

            Digital Work Clock system

 Residential – No report

 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 – ‘The Hook Mountain Challenge’ 

Village Clerk was directed to secure information regarding alternate date due to the scheduled construction in Memorial Park.


NEW BUSINESS (3 minute limit per person for public comments)



At 7:50pm, Deputy Mayor Knowlton moved to go into Executive Session to discuss matter of pending litigation, Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

At 8:04pm, it was moved by Deputy Mayor Knowlton seconded by Trustee Parker to come out of Executive Session. Motion passed unanimously.


There being no further business, nor anyone present wishing to be heard, Deputy Mayor Knowlton moved to close the regular meeting.  Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously at 8:06pm

                       Respectfully submitted,

                       Mary E. White, Village Clerk