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VILLAGE OF OSSINING

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – REGULAR MEETING

BIRDSALL/FAGAN – POLICE/COURT FACILITY

86-88 SPRING STREET

OSSINING, NEW YORK

FEBRUARY 15, 2005

7:30 P.M.

MAYOR

Eugene Napolitano

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                        Miguel Hernandez                             Catherine Borgia

                        Marlene Cheatham

            Public comments are a privilege not a right, under the open meetings law. Failure to abide by these conditions will be cause to forfeit your participation in public comments. You will be asked to stop speaking, sit down, or leave the meeting.

The undersigned agrees to participate in public comments under visitors’ recognition and board resolutions with the following conditions:

            1)  Adhere to time limit: maximum allotted time 7 minutes per person, unused time is lost and may not be yielded to another.

            2)  No mention of names of village employees, only their title and/or job description. (You may follow up your concern with the Board of Trustees, Village Manager or appropriate department head, in writing.)

            3)  Comments and responses are expected to be voiced courteously and in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect. Comments are to be directed to the Board and confined to Village of Ossining issues only.

AGENDA

I.          CALL TO ORDER

            The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held in the Birdsall/Fagan Police/Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, New York. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor Eugene Napolitano. Members of the Board present were Trustees Hernandez, Borgia and Cheatham. Others present were Village Manager Lynn McCrum, Corporation Counsel Richard Leins, Assistant Village Manager Linda Abels, Police Chief Burton, Administrative Intern Christina Papes and Village Clerk Mary Ann Roberts.

II.        PUBLIC HEARING – In the matter of the Application of Omnipoint       Communications, Inc., for cellular antennas to be installed on an existing        building at 117 South Highland Avenue.

            The Public Hearing was opened at 7:32 P.M.

           

            Cara Bonamolo from Snyder & Snyder gave a brief description of the law and discussed the structural certification which ensures the health and safety of the community as well as the affidavit of the Radio Frequency Study that was done. There also was a Visual Resource Evaluation that was completed.

            Russ Bogie from the Center for Municipal Solutions advised that he had made a site visit of this location to verify all of the above.

            Corporation Counsel Richard Leins stated that this was the second installation with a third being proposed. There were also comments presented from the Planning Board. The Nextel Group of antennas are atop the penthouse with 2 antennas on each end of the building for a total of 4.There is not much of a visual impact as it is far from view as possible. The center of the building is not an appropriate location as it must be higher in order to be able to radiate the air waves. The applicant must provide proof of need of the antennas.

            Trustee Hernandez questioned whether the antennas could be placed on the edge of the building. The antennas could be placed at the edge of the building, however, it could cause a problem with the opening and closing of the windows.

            Tom Occhigrossi, Stone Avenue, questioned the word “radiation” that was used by a prior speaker. Mr. Bogi stated that by Federal Law the antennas cannot be denied as long as the standards are met. The standards have been met in this instance.

            Clark Fendrick, Highland Terrace, questioned safety and was assured that the community is safe due to the standards in place.

            At 7:56, Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the Public Hearing be closed.

III.       PUBLIC HEARING – In the matter of the Application of Sprint Spectrum,         L.P. for cellular antennas to be installed on an existing building at 117 South             Highland Avenue.

            The Public Hearing was opened at 7:57 P.M.

            Cara Bonomola, Snyder & Snyder, gave a brief description of the 12 small panel antennas and that 117 South Highland Avenue is a top priority location. All of the necessary documentation has been submitted to the Board. Mayor Napolitano questioned whether they all had to be placed on 117 South Highland Avenue or could they be placed on surrounding buildings. They must be placed on 117 South Highland Avenue as the other buildings would be blocking the link to the north with 70 Croton Avenue.

            Trustee Hernandez questioned whether all of the antennas would have to be moved on the same building to allow coverage to the north. The other buildings will block the frequency. There are already 4 or 5 facilities located on this building.

            At 8:00 P.M., Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the Public Hearing be closed.

            SWEARING IN OF OFFICERS

            James Baker was sworn in by Mayor Napolitano as a Police Officer in the Village of Ossining. James is a 1994 graduate of Ossining High School and was a police officer in New York City. Chief Burton met James when he was in the 8th grade.

            George Byrne was sworn in my Mayor Napolitano as the first Hispanic Sgt. in the Village of Ossining. George had spent 2 ½ years in New York City before coming to Ossining. George has also run the New York Marathon in 4 hours and 40 minutes.  Sgt. Byrne thanked the Mayor, the Board, the Chief and the whole department for everything they have done for him and he looks forward to working with everyone.

            Daniel Slater was sworn in by Mayor Napolitano as a Lt. in the Village of Ossining Police Department. Danny has been on the force since 1987 and spent 2 years in the New York Transit Police before coming to Ossining. He is an instructor as well as a member of the Entry Tactical Team .

            Lt. William Sullivan was promoted to the rank of Detective Lt. in the Ossining Police Department. Bill has been a member of the force since 1973 and is a graduate of John Jay School of Criminal Justice. He has lead the Detective Division since 1994.

            Scott Craven was sworn in by Mayor Napolitano to the position of Captain in the  Village of Ossining Police Department, Chief Burton reported that Scott will complete 20 years with the department in June. He has a Master’s Degree in History. Scott initiated the Bike patrol and is a very important part of our department. Scott has a unique way of traveling to and from work. He rides his bike across the Bear Mountain Bridge and the roadway leading to Route 9 to Ossining.

His return trip is a bit different in that he takes the ferry to Haverstraw and then rides his bike to his home. At the mandatory meeting held on February 4th with the entire department, once the announcement was made of the new structuring of the department the entire room burst into applause.

IV.       MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

            The Village Board, Planning Board and the Zoning Board met again to discuss the future of the Village of Ossining. This meeting as was the previ9ous one was very productive. A third meeting is planned for March 9th. On Monday evening the Trustees interviewed four of the candidates who provided resumes for the position of Village Trustee. On Wednesday they will interview seven more candidates. A meeting will be scheduled with special counsel as well as Louis Cappelli, his attorney as well as the Village Board and the appropriate attorneys and personnel. This will possibly occur early next week. The Board anticipates a Public Informational Meeting in early March..

 

            Trustee Borgia announced that the Ossining Community Cadres Group will sponsor several workshops for “Parents Who Care”. There will be five free seminars at Ossining High School Library beginning February 17th. Some of these will be in Spanish and some in English.

 

V.        SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Lynn M. McCrum

 

            Mr. Lynn M. McCrum will be leaving the employ of the Village of Ossining on Febrary 25th. Mayor Napolitano presented Village Manager McCrum with a proclamation and  proclaimed Wednesday, February 16, 2005, be known as Lynn M. McCrum Day in the Village of Ossining. Mr. McCrum thanked the Mayor for proclamation and declared that Ossining was a great place to work.

 

VI.       SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT  

            Appointment - Lt. Sullivan to Detective Lieutenant

VII.     ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

            1.  Village Manager Lynn McCrum had no report this evening.

            2.  Police Chief Joseph Burton had no report this evening.

            3.  Corporation Counsel Richard Leins reported that he has been busy with vari9ous legal matters. He also commented that it was nice to see Board Members visiting the second floor. The Administration in conjunction with the EAC have been working on the Tree Ordinance which will be put forth to the public at the next meeting of the Board.

            4.  Village Engineer Paul Fraioli reported that the department met with Captain Craven regarding snow removal, road improvement etc. The annual bid documents will be made available mid-March. The Croton Avenue Sidewalk Improvement bid opening is scheduled for February 25, 2005. The Train Station Lighting Project will be completed when the weather permits. Phase II Storm Water Report is on track for a June filing date. A colored coded calendar has been sent out for refuse collection as well as the recycling schedule. Paul thanked Lynn for all of his support since he joined the employ of the Village of Ossining. He wished Lynn well in whatever is the next stage of his life.

            5.  Superintendent of Public Works Michael Sterlacci reported on the Pool Project and stated that the first slab was poured last week and the second will be poured later this week. The steel shop drawings will be completed by the end of the week. There will be a 2 day shut down of the building in order to reset the transformer. Three fire hydrants that have been in operation since 1888 will be changed. New spurs to increase water flow will be put in. The new duct work will be installed at 16 Croton Avenue this week. Hector in the Building Department will be leaving the department at the end of the month. The Health Department is still not pleased with the ice forming in the sedimentation basins at the Indian Brook Filtration Plant and have given us until April 30th to come up with a solution. A violation was written for the sludge in the basin.

           

            6.  Superintendent of Recreation Henry Atterbury reported that the tennis court would be refurbished and at this time there are 4 adult team as well as an OHS team. The summer basketball league is in need of coaches. Stash the Trash will take place on April 9, 2005 with the Interact Group from Ossining High School and the Briarcliff Recreation participating.

            7.  Assistant Village Manager Linda Abels reported that the next round of the CDBG grants is due by June 1, 2005 with the funding taking effect 2006. Linda also thanked Lynn and stated that he was never a part-time and that she will miss him and wished him well.

            8.  Treasurer Rose Sickenius reported that collection of Village taxes was $6.6 million which is 50% of 2005 and that we are right on track. Pay on line will be available in January and July for taxpayers as these are the penalty free times. Easy Pay Program for water bill payments will be available at the end of March for payments made directly from your account. The Finance Department is closing out the year 2004 with the auditors coming in for the Village on March 28th and Town of April 22 nd. The adopted 2005 Budget is available for review on the website, the Public Library and the Village Clerk’s office. Rose also told Lynn she would miss him and wished him all the best for a wonderful future.

            Village Clerk Roberts wished Lynn McCrum well in his future and reminisced about various incidents from the past when he was Village Manager in Briarcliff.

VIII.    VILLAGE BOARD RESOLUTIONS – 3 minutes per person (with participation conditions.)

            A.  Approval of Minutes – February 1, 2005 Regular Meeting

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby approves the Minutes of the February 1, 2005 Regular Meeting as presented:

                                                                        Motion Carried: Unanimously

            B.  Approval of Voucher Detail

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby approves the Voucher Detail Report dated February 15, 2005 in the amount of $536,379.58 for the year 2004 and $289,168.45 for the year 2005.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            C.  Call for a Public Hearing in the Matter of Local Law No. 1-2005, Trees

 

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the following resolution be adopted:

            Call for a Public Hearing in the matter of Local Law No. 1, 2005, Trees, enacting Chapter 248 entitled “Trees” of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining, to take place at the Birdsall Fagan Police & Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street in Ossining at 7:30 on March 1, 2005.

 

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

            D.  Police Department – Appointment – Captain – Scott A. Craven

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the following resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustee hereby appoints Scott A. Craven to the position of Police Captain, at the annual salary of $98,689.00.

 

                                                                        Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

            E.  Police Department – Appointment – Lieutenant – Daniel J. Slater

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustee hereby appoints Daniel J. Slater to the position of Police Lieutenant, effective February 21, 2005, at the annual salary of $92,233.00.

 

                                                                        Motion Carried:  Unanimously

 

            F.  Police Department - Appointment – Sergeant – George Byrne

Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees hereby appoints George Byrne to the position of Police Sergeant effective February 21, 2005, at the annual salary of $83,093.00.

                                                                        Motion Carried: Unanimously

            G.  Police Department – Appointment – James R. Baker

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

           

            Whereas, the County of Westchester Personnel Office has certified to the Village of Ossining a list of eligible candidates containing at least three names for the permanent appointment position of police officer; and

           

            Whereas, James R. Baker, is ranked on the aforesaid list of eligible; now therefore, it is         

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Civil Service Law and the Unconsolidated Law of New York, hereby appoints James R. Baker to the position of probationary police officer of the Village of Ossining Police Department, effective February 21, 2005 at an annual salary of $37,547.  This appointment is subject to a probationary period of eighteen months.  Police Officer Baker is a New York City Police Officer.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            H.  Cellular Antenna - Omnipoint Communications Inc. - 117 South Highland Avenue

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 246 of the Code of The Village of Ossining entitled “Telecommunication Facilities Wireless,” Omnipoint Communications, Inc. as agent for Omnipoint Facilities Network 2, L.L.C. has made an application to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining for a special Use Permit to construct an unmanned wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of an existing building owned by Parkview Apartment Corp. located at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of State Environmental Quality Review Act (S.E.Q.R.A.) and Local Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining has been designated the Lead Agency for compliance with the provisions of S.E.Q.R.A. and Local Law and for all actions undertaken by the Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board of the Village of Ossining has reviewed the application of Omnipoint and recommended to the Board of Trustees that the Special Use Permit be granted; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing upon the application of Omnipoint was duly held on February 15, 2005 at which time all interested parties were permitted to be heard thereon; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has reviewed the full Environmental Assessment Form submitted by Omnipoint and determined that the construction of the wireless telecommunication facility at 117 South Highland Avenue in accordance with the application will not have a significant effect upon the environment and that the issuance of a Special Use Permit therefore is a Type II Action required no further environmental review; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that the application of Omnipoint complies in all respects with the provisions of Chapter 246 of the Code of the Village of Ossining regulating wireless telecommunications facilities within the Village of Ossining; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby reaffirms its designation as the “Lead Agency” for the purposes of S.E.Q.R.A. review and compliance in connection with the application of Omnipoint for a Special Use Permit for the construction of an unmanned wireless telecommunication facility on an existing building at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York; and it further

RESOLVED, construction of a wireless telecommunication facility at 117 South Highland Avenue in accordance with the application will not have a significant effect upon the environment and that the issuance of a Special Use Permit therefore is a Type II Action requiring no further environmental review; and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby issues a Special Use Permit to Omnipoint Communication Inc. as agent for Omnipoint Facilities Network 2, L.L.C. for the construction of an unmanned wireless telecommunication facility on property owned by Parkview Apartments Corporation at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York upon the following conditions:

1.         All provisions of Chapter 246 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining are hereby made a part of this Special Use Permit;

2.         The unmanned wireless telecommunication facility shall be constructed in accordance with the submitted application and plans therefore;

3.         Omnipoint and Parkview Apartments Corp. at their sole cost and expense shall execute and file with the Village Clerk a performance bond in the amount of $15,000 issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state of New York to insure faithful performance of all of the terms and conditions of Chapter 246 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining including the removal of the constructed facilities as required by Section 246-24 thereof prior to issuance of Building Permit; and

4.         Omnipoint shall secure and at all times maintain in full force and effect public liability insurance for personal injuries, death and property damage in the amounts specified by and in accordance with the requirements of Section 246-27 thereof and file a certificate evidencing such insurance with the Village Clerk; it is further

            RESOLVED, that this Special Use Permit shall expire five years from the date hereof unless Omnipoint recertifies compliance with the terms and provisions of Chapter 25 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining in accordance with the provisions of Section 246-21 thereof.  

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            I.  Cellular Antenna - Sprint Spectrum L.P.  - 117 South Highland Avenue

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 246 of the Code of The Village of Ossining entitled Telecommunication Facilities Wireless;” Sprint Spectrum L.P. has made an application to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining for a special Use Permit to construct an unmanned wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of an existing building owned by Parkview Apartment Corp. located at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of State Environmental Quality Review Act (S.E.Q.R.A.) and Local Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining has been designated the Lead Agency for compliance with the provisions of S.E.Q.R.A. and Local Law and for all actions undertaken by the Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board of the Village of Ossining has reviewed the application of Sprint Spectrum L.P. and recommended to the Board of Trustees that the Special Use Permit be granted; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing upon the application of Sprint Spectrum L.P. was duly held on February 15, 2005 at which time all interested parties were permitted to be heard thereon; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has reviewed the full Environmental Assessment Form submitted by Sprint Spectrum L.P. and determined that the construction of the wireless telecommunication facility at 117 South Highland Avenue in accordance with the application will not have a significant effect upon the environment and that the issuance of a Special Use Permit therefore is a Type II Action required no further environmental review; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that the application of Sprint Spectrum L.P. complies in all respects with the provisions of Chapter 246 of the Code of the Village of Ossining regulating wireless telecommunications facilities within the Village of Ossining; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby reaffirms its designation as the “Lead Agency” for the purposes of S.E.Q.R.A. review and compliance in connection with the application of Sprint Spectrum L.P. for a Special Use Permit for the construction of an unmanned wireless telecommunication facility on an existing building at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York; and it further

RESOLVED, construction of a wireless telecommunication facility at 117 South Highland Avenue in accordance with the application will not have a significant effect upon the environment and that the issuance of a Special Use Permit therefore is a Type II Action requiring no further environmental review; and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby issues a Special Use Permit to Sprint Spectrum, L.P. for the construction of an unmanned wireless telecommunication facility on property owned by Parkview  Apartments Corporation at 117 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, New York upon the following conditions:

1.         All provisions of Chapter 246 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining are hereby made a part of this Special Use Permit;

2.         The unmanned wireless telecommunication facility shall be constructed in accordance with the submitted application and plans therefore;

3.         Sprint Spectrum, L.P. and Parkview Apartments Corp. at their sole cost and expense shall execute and file with the Village Clerk a performance bond in the amount of $15,000 issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state of New York to insure faithful performance of all of the terms and conditions of Chapter 246 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining including the removal of the constructed facilities as required by Section 246-24 thereof prior to issuance of Building Permit; and

4.         Sprint Spectrum, L.P. shall secure and at all times maintain in full force and effect public liability insurance for personal injuries, death and property damage in the amounts specified by and in accordance with the requirements of Section 246-27 thereof and file a certificate evidencing such insurance with the Village Clerk; it is further

            RESOLVED, that this Special Use Permit shall expire five years from the date hereof unless Sprint Spectrum, L.P. recertifies compliance with the terms and provisions of Chapter 25 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining in accordance with the provisions of Section 246-21 thereof.  

                                                                        Motion Carried: Unanimously

            J.  Authorization for Settlement of Claim – Pizzirusso vs. Village of Ossining

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

            Resolved, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby authorizes and directs Corporation Counsel to settle the matter of Patrick Pizzirusso vs. Village of Ossining, and authorizes payment in connection with full settlement of same in the sum of $50,000.00.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

           

                        K.  Resolution – Expressing Support for Westchester County’s Application to Host the Empire State Games in 2007

            Trustee Borgia moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

            WHEREAS, Westchester County has recently submitted an application to host the Empire State Games in 2007; and

            WHEREAS, The Empire State Games is the largest competition of its kind in the United States, a multi-sport event for amateur athletes patterned after the Olympic Games; and

            WHEREAS, The Empire State Games in Westchester are expected to attract 6,000 athletes, their families, friends and coaches to the County, boosting the economy for local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and entertainment and recreational venues; and

            WHEREAS, Westchester’s many student-athletes and excellent athletic programs stand to benefit if Westchester hosts the Empire State Games in 2007; and

            WHEREAS, Hosting the Empire State Games is a great opportunity for the County to publicize its cultural, recreational and historical attractions to the entire State of New York; and

            WHEREAS, Westchester County has never been given the opportunity to host the Empire State Games before; and

            WHEREAS, Every Westchester municipality stands to benefit from Westchester County Hosting the Empire State Games in 2007;

            THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Village of Ossining supports Westchester County’s application to host the Empire State Games in 2007 and will encourage our residents to also support the application; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, the Village of Ossining urges Governor George Pataki to select Westchester County as the host of the 2007 Empire State Games; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, A copy of this resolution be transmitted to Governor George Pataki, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Bernadette Castro and Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            L.  Recreation – Authorization to advertise for Bids – Planting of 120 Flower Barrels.

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the following resolution be adopted:

            RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is authorized to advertise for Bids for planting of 120 Flower Barrels, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

 

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

            M.  Recreation - Authorization to advertise for Bids – 130 Hanging Flower Baskets.

 

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

 

            RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is authorized to advertise for Bids for planting of 130 Hanging Flower Baskets, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.   

 

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

            N.  Recreation - Authorization to advertise for Bids – for a selection of various plants for gardens around the Village, plants will be a mix of perennials and annuals.

            Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the following resolution be adopted:

           

            RESOLVED, that the Village Clerk is authorized to advertise for Bids for a selection of various plants for gardens around Village, plants will be a mix of perennials and annuals, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            O.  Resolution - Police – Standard Workday

Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Borgia that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees hereby establishes the standard workday as eight hours for members covered under the Police Union Contract for the purpose of determining days worked reportable to the New York State Police and Fire Retirement System.

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

            P.  Resolution – Finance - Mileage Allowance

Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that wherever it shall be appropriate to compensate Village officials and or Village employees for mileage, they shall be reimbursed at a rate of $0.405 per mile to be paid upon claim voucher, after audit and approval.

 

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

            Q.  Fire Department – Appointment – Holla Hose Company No. 5

 

            Trustee Cheatham moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the following resolution be adopted:

 

            RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief, Joseph Apollonio, 21 Davids Lane, Ossining, New York was elected to active membership of Holla Hose Company, No. 5, for interior and exterior fire fighting at their monthly meeting held on January 3, 2005.

 

                                                                                    Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

IX.       VISITOR’S RECOGNITION – 7 minutes per person (sign-in sheet with participation conditions.)

            Thomas Occhigrossi, Stone Avenue, congratulated Mr. McCrum on his retirement and wished him well. He also discussed the problems that have been going on for many years regarding illegal apartments at 25 – 31 Campwoods Road. He discussed other similar situations in the Village and feels there is a double standard in the Building Department. He again requested assistance from the Board in solving this age old problem.

            Clay Tiffany, Town resident, Dirge for the Charlatans, discussed several issues including super bowls and various police situations.

            L.M.Caruso, resident, stated that the website looks good, but felt that it was incorrect to allow Habitat for Humanity to advertise on the Village’s website. There were no advertisements of the new parking fines. A thank you was given to Patrolman James Kastanis who has just returned after 10 months in Iraq.

            Bobby Williams, Spring Street, discussed the new Captains’ position as well as congratulating Village Manager McCrum on his retirement.

            Regina Rubenstein, Cedar Lane Terrace, discussed the development of the waterfront, the Master plan and the Open Meetings Law.

X.        OLD BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

            There was no old business of the Board.

XI.       NEW BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

            There was no new business of the Board.

XII.     ADJOURNMENT

            At 11:00 P.M., Mayor Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee Cheatham that the Regular Meeting be adjourned in memory of John Custons.

 



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