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VILLAGE OF OSSINING

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES - REGULAR MEETING

86-88 SPRING STREET

OSSINING, NEW YORK

DECEMBER 16, 2003

MAYOR

John Perillo

Board of Trustees

Miguel Hernandez Marcia MacNeill

Eugene Napolitano Anthony Parise

I. CALL TO ORDER

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held in the Police-Court Facility 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, New York 10562. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Mayor John Perillo. Members of the Board present were Trustee Napolitano, Trustee MacNeill, Trustee Parise and Trustee Hernandez. Others present were Village Manager Lynn McCrum, Corporation Counsel Richard Leins, Police Chief Joseph Burton, Administrative Intern Christina Papes and Village Clerk Mary Ann Roberts.

Santa arrived to deliver gifts from the Village Board to various department heads. Santa also reminded everyone to get to bed early on December 24th. Mayor Perillo extended his deep appreciation from the Board to the department heads from the bottom of our hearts.

Aaron Zimmerman was sworn in as a Police Officer by Mayor Perillo. Chief Burton stated that Patrolman Zimmerman is a resident as well as an Ossining High School graduate.

II. PUBLIC HEARING - In the matter of Introductory Local Law No. 11, 2003, Chapter 244 "Taxi Cabs".

At 7:50 P.M. Village Clerk Mary Ann Roberts opened the public hearing.

Bobby Williams, 168 Spring Street, discussed improving the taxi law by having cabs certified for safety of the public and passengers.

Mayor Perillo stated that the law was being revised due to public and owner complaints. Lt. McElroy and the Mayor worked on the revised ordinance which was derived from various other communities. The Mayor also stated that a tenant at 73 Croton Avenue is a taxi owner. This revised law is regulating the quality of taxis in Ossining.

Jose Cotto, 19 Hudson Watch, speaking on behalf of the taxi owners concerns over the new regulations. He requested that no decision be made this evening and schedule another public hearing. There are many legal issues that must be discussed. There has not been sufficient time to review this material.

Mayor Perillo stated that the Board should not be held responsible for the time not being available by the cab owners to review the information. The health, safety and welfare of the community is at stake. This revised law was fashioned after Sleepy Hollow, Irvington and Peekskill's laws. There were a number of complaints about the drivers being under the influence of drugs, alcohol as well as difficulty in communicating with them. There were problems with the rates being charged to the public as well as safe transport of the public with vehicles in disrepair. The New York City Taxi and Limo Service requests that the driver adhere to the following conditions: read and write English; be U.S. Citizens; passing a defensive driving testing; social security card and if original lost a replacement card be secured; legal residents; fingerprinted; lab tests for drugs and a taxi course. We, in Ossining, are trying to raise the bar. The applications will be completed in front of the Village Clerk to verify their knowledge of the English language.

Trustee Parise stated that there are far more cabs now than there were three years ago.

Trustee MacNeill stated that it was unfortunate that he didn't have an opportunity to review the material.

Trustee Hernandez stated that he received the material 3 weeks ago but didn't consult with the industry. He requested of the board to hold off for 3 weeks.

Tom Occhigrassi, Stone Avenue, stated it was time to have regulations changed, and that there was sufficient notice.

Rick Villanova, Deertree Lane, Briarcliff Manor, stated that the laws and rules don't make sense. How did you come up with the fee schedule? He objects to home addresses being displayed in clear view. He also objected to the taxi community not being asked for their input.

Mayor Perillo heard comments from his colleagues and requested that they review the material as soon as possible. There were several meetings at which concerns could be addressed.

Tom Langston, 33 Terrace Avenue, requested that the Board wait 3 weeks and that the law be posted on the website. A conversation with the Hispanic Community is necessary. Why pass a law that is flawed.

Trustee Parise stated that if you represent the Hispanic Coalition you should have followed our work sessions where this was discussed.

Cecelia Gutierrez of the Hispanic Coalition stated it was important to have input in the new law. The drivers need help to improve their language skills as communication is important.

Steve Kern, Waller Avenue, asked how many drivers are driving in Ossining who don't know anyone.

Trustee Hernandez asked the Mayor if we vote on this tonight will we review it? The Mayor replied yes. As a matter of fact, a work session will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Monday, December 22nd at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center to discuss this issue. The Clerk will telephone all Cab companies to advise of this meeting.

At 9:30 P.M., Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the public hearing be closed.

III. MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you to all Village employees and hoped everyone enjoyed their holiday card and the party. He thanked Recreation & Parks; Rocco Circosta and Paul Fraioli for the special Christmas package for the residents of Sabrina Lane. Beginning on December 22, 2003 they will begin having garbage pick up, snow removal and other Village services. The deeds have been filed and thus far no rejection notice has been received from the County.

Please get involved with your community. The snow must be removed within 6 hours of the cessation of the snow.

Harbor Square information was shared with the Board last night. There will e a public information hearing after all of the legal issues are completed. Please donate to the Baker Collyer Cheer Fund, GOTV, the Crèche as well as the Food Pantry.

Dedicated snow emergency streets are being worked on now. Other topics of discussion are garbage pick up; no left turn from Aqueduct Street; Havell Street one-way to Sabrina Lane; and Yale Avenue one-way towards Terrace Avenue.

The Mayor then gave a recap of the past twelve months: Rescinding of double digit increases, settlement of PBA Contract, relocation of day laborers, Beautification, Summer Concert Program, Double Arch Lighting, Tot Playground, Re-design of Park School, Planting of trees along Route 9, Modified Harbor Square Project, Tri community Meetings, Parking Lot - Wecandoit Wall, Overlook Lighting, Special Presentations, Employees of Distinction, Delivery of New fire truck, State Street Firehouse, Hawke's Avenue Firehouse, Handicap Ramp at Armory, 100 additional Commuter Parking spaces, 2.9% tax increase, Senior Week, Introduction of Columbus Lodge Italian Feast. The Mayor thanked the Board for the accelerated schedule where 2 years of work has been done in 1 year.

IV. VILLAGE BOARD LIAISON

Trustee Napolitano congratulated the Board on a good year. Happy Holidays to all. He also announced the OVAC membership drive. OVAC is in need of new members, a lot of good is done and saves lives.

Trustee MacNeill stated that the Board has worked hard during this past year. She also thanked everyone for their support.

Trustee Parise reported that Henry Atterbury would make this evenings report.

Trustee Hernandez extended his Holiday Greetings to all. He also thanked the community for participating in the election process. He stated that in Puerto Rico 75% of the electorate come out to vote. Trustee Hernandez thanked the Board and the Mayor for a wonderful job.

V. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Village Manager Lynn McCrum stated that the Mayor had reported all.

2. Police Chief Joseph Burton, reported that an underage drinking blitz took place before Thanksgiving. Of the 12 locations visited, only 1 establishment was sited for selling to a minor. There were 2,816 blotter entries in the month of November.

The First Assistant Fire Chief Santucci reported that they have responded to 550 alarms. The State Street Firehouse meeting went well and that the Hawkes Avenue Firehouse is moving along. The new truck is working out well.

3. Corporation Counsel Richard Leins, congratulated the Board on their accomplishments and wished everyone a Happy Holiday.

4. Personnel Director Linda Abels, reported that a 24 year employee, Roosevelt Sherrod, will be retiring at the end of the year. Happy Holidays to all.

5. Building Dept. Lou Caraisco, discussed the various projects downtown, such as the County Trust Building; 145 North Highland Avenue; the purchase and renovation of 31 Spring Street with upscale apartments; 95 Main Street cleaned up; the Pines at Bethel Nursing Hoem has been completed. Happy Holidays.

6. Director of Operations Rocco Circosta, thanked the Board for being a catalyst and for standing behind us. Leaves will be picked up. He wished everyone a Happy and Joyous season.

7. Superintendent of Recreation Henry Atterbury, wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. He also reminded everyone that Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 20th. The old fashioned Christmas is scheduled for Marked Square on Saturday afternoon.

8. Village Engineer Paul Fraioli, stated that the kickoff meeting for the State Street Firehouse was a success and the project should take 8 months to 1 year to complete. There will no longer be parking allowed in the State Street lot due to construction. The emergency repairs at the Indian Filtration Plant are underway.

VI. VISITOR RECOGNITION

John Muth, Iroquois Road, a representative of the Ossining Youth Hockey Association presented a plaque to Chief Burton as a thak you for the support of PAL. There were 3 Tournaments at the rink during the summer and there are 4 travel teams. OHS has a modified and varsity ice hocky Program. It was initially removed from the budget but was put back in. A scholarship has been sit up for kids to use the Elmsford rink for about 10 weeks. The Scholarship Fund is in memory of Kiernan Nunes who was killed in a tragic accident. This will keep his memory and spirit alive.

Maureen Redmond, 23 Sherwood Avenue, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce gave a schedule of events as follows: January 12th, Kick Off Membership, January 26th, Regular Meeting at Joseph G. Caputo Community Center at 7:00 P.M. with Bob D'Agostino from SCORE as guest speaker, December 20, 2003 Old Fashioned Christmas at 12:30 P.M. If it rains it will be held at the Joseph G. Community Center. There will be a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

Bobby Williams, Spring Street stated that John Muth should keep up the good work. He hoped the Ice Hockey will represent the community with the team having African American members. Happy Holidays.

Tom Occhigrassi, Stone Avenue, thanked the Board and the elected officials for a job well done this year. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

VII. VILLAGE BOARD RESOLUTIONS

A. Approval of Minutes - December 2, 2003

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Parise that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of Village of Ossining hereby approves the Minutes of the December 2, 2003 Regular Meeting as presented.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

B. Approval of Voucher Detail

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby approves the Voucher Detail dated December 16, 2003 in the amount of

$ 406,361.90.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

 

C. Fire Department - Appointment - Ossining Steamer Company No. 1

Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the following resolution be adopted.

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief, Christopher DeMilia, 32 Washington Avenue, North White Plains, New York was elected to active membership of Ossining Steamer for interior and exterior fire fighting at their monthly meeting held on September 4, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

D. Fire Department - Appointment - Ossining Steamer Company No. 1

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief, Lisa Thombs, 15 Hunter Street, Ossining, New York was elected to active membership of Ossining Steamer Company for interior fire fighting at their monthly meeting held on October 2, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

E. Fire Department - Appointment - Ossining Steamer Company No. 1

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief, Jeffrey South, 41 Claremont Gardens, Ossining, New York was elected to active membership of Ossining Steamer Company No. 1 for interior and exterior firefighting at their monthly meeting held on September 4, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

F. Fire Department - Appointment - Independent Hose Co., No. 6

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief, Federico Polzella, 22 Hawkes Close, Ossining, New York, was elected to active membership of the Independent Hose Company No. 6 for interior and exterior firefighting at their monthly meeting held on November 6, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

G. Fire Department - Appointment - Ossining Hose Company, No. 1

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief Bryan Variano 53-B Van Cortlandt Avenue, Ossining, New York was elected to active membership of the Ossining Hose Company, No. 1 for interior and exterior fire fighting at their monthly meeting held on December 4, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

 

H. Fire Department - Appointment - Ossining Hose Company, No. 1

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief, Darren Hallock, 92 Linden Avenue, Ossining, New York was elected to active membership of the Ossining Hose Company, No. 1 for interior and exterior fire fighting at their monthly meeting held on December 4, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

I. Fire Department - Removal - Ossining Hose Company, No. 1

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Ossining Fire Chief, the Board of Trustees hereby removes the name of the late James D'Emidio from the active rolls of the Ossining Hose Company, No. 1.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

J. Police Department - Appointment

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez 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, Aaron Zimmerman 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 Laws of New York, hereby appoints Aaron Zimmerman to the position of probationary police officer of the Village of Ossining Police Department, effective 5 January 2004 at an annual salary of $36,227. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of eighteen months.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

K. Police Department - Appointment

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee Parise 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, Joseph Bracero 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 Laws of New York, hereby appoints Joseph Bracero to the position of probationary police officer of the Village of Ossining Police Department, effective 5 January 2004 at an annual salary of $69,812. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of eighteen months. Police Officer Bracero is a New York City Police Officer.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

L. Personnel - Constable - Appointment - John Hamilton

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED: that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby appoints John Hamilton as Constable for a two-year term effective January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

M. Justice Court - Appointment - Village Justice

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

RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby appoints Raymond R. Barlaam as Village Justice for a term of Office beginning on January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

N. Justice Court - Appointment - Acting Village Justice

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

RESOLVED: That the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby appoints Andrew N. Grass, Jr. as Acting Village Justice for a term of Office beginning January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

O. Call for a Special Meeting - December 29, 2003

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby calls for a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees to be held December 29, 2003 at 12:15 P.M., in the Administrative Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Second Floor, Ossining.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

P. Call for a Public Hearing - Introductory Local Law No. 12, 2003, Parking in Municipal Lot Sixteen (WECANDOIT Lot)

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby calls for a Public Hearing in the matter of Introductory Local Law No. 12, 2003, Parking in Municipal Lot Sixteen, to be held January 6, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. in the Police Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, New York 10562.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

 

Q. Call for a Public Hearing - 24 Aqueduct Street - Application for Special Permit

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby calls for a Public Hearing in the matter of an application for a Special Permit for 24 Aqueduct Street to be held January 6, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. in the Police Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, New York 10562.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

R. Inter-Municipal Agreement - Westchester County - Enhanced 911 Service

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining authorizes the Village Manager to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with Westchester County, Office of the County Executive, Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, New York 10601 for the operation of the Enhanced 911 system for the five year term commencing July 11, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

S. Personnel - Agreement - Workers Compensation - Triad Group

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining authorizes the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with Triad Group, 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, New York 10546 for Workers Compensation Claims Administration for the period January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

T. Surplus Equipment

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

RESOLVED, that the Village Manager is authorized to dispose of the following surplus computer equipment:

1. DELL XPS T500 Service Tag #5NTJI CPU only

2. DELL XPS T500 Service Tag #4FIJ4 CPU only

3. DELL DIMENSION P166V Service Tag #818SL CPU only

Motion Carried: Unanimously

U. Adoption of 2004 Fee Schedule

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

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 126-1 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining, the Board of Trustees hereby adopts the Fee Schedule for the year 2004 as annexed hereto and made a part hereof.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

V. Building Department -Awning Application - 47 Spring Street

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Parise that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby approves the application of Dorothy and Robin Stephens for an awning permit for Fatou African Hair Braiding in accordance with the application dated October 20, 2003, as amended.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

W. Recreation - Authorizing the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids to

construct an Indoor Swimming Pool Facility at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway.

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby authorizes the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids to construct an Indoor Swimming Pool at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

X. Adoption of Local Law No. 11, 2003, (Introductory Local Law No. 11, 2003), Chapter 244 - "Taxi Cabs".

Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Parise that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby adopts Local Law No. 11, 2003 amending the Village Code of the Village of Ossining by repealing existing Chapter 244 entitled " Taxi Cabs" and enacting a new Chapter 244 entitled "Taxi Cabs".

Motion Carried: Unanimously

Roll Call Vote: 5 - 0 - 0

Ayes: Trustees Napolitano,

MacNeill, Parise, Hernandez &

Mayor Perillo

Y. 200 Main Street - Determination Of Non-Significance On The Proposed Acquisition By Gift Of Real Property From John Gouveia To The Village of Ossining

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

WHEREAS, the Village of Ossining proposes to receive as a gift and conveyance from John Gouveia real property known as 200 Main Street, Ossining, New York, which premises is designated on the Tax Assessment Map of the Village and Town of Ossining as Section 3, Plate 10, Block 24, Lot 1; and

WHEREAS, the property is located within a designated critical environmental area due to its proximity to the Hudson River, as well as an historic area; and

WHEREAS, the Village intends to use the property for general municipal purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Village has prepared a Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining by resolution adopted December 2, 2003 designated itself lead agency for the purposes of conducting an environmental review pursuant to SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees caused the EAF to be circulated to any involved or interested agencies for their review and comment; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has reviewed the proposed action, the EAF and any comments received from any agencies, and as the only involved agency, has made the following determination pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617 (SEQRA):

The Village proposes to acquire the subject premises from John Gouveia, and has determined that the subject property will serve a valuable community function as an adjunct to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, which will provide much needed additional space for Village programming. The property consists of a parcel of land of approximately .18 acres, improved with a former bank building, which is not currently in use. The Village’s ownership of the property will result in the preservation and enhancement of the existing building and property, as well as the surrounding historic area. Among other matters, there will be no substantial adverse change to existing air and water quality, traffic and noise levels, nor impairment of environmental characteristics of a critical environmental area as a result of the Village’s ownership of the property. The use of said property will be consistent with those uses in the area, effectively not dissimilar to the former use, and will be accommodated within the existing resources, including parking, available in the immediate area and at the Joseph G. Community Center. There are no significant environmental impacts arising out of the change of ownership and the Village’s acquisition of the property. To the contrary, the acquisition of the property by the Village will result in a positive impact on the property, the surrounding area and the environment.

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has taken the requisite hard look at potential significant impacts on the environment pursuant to SEQRA, including Part 617.7(c) ; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees after due deliberation has determined in accordance with the requirements of Part 617 of SEQRA that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the environment;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby adopts a determination of non-significance on the proposed acquisition of the property by the Village and a draft environmental impact statement will not be prepared.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

Z. 200 Main Street - Acquisition By Gift of Real Property

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

WHEREAS, by offer of gift, John Gouveia has offered to give and convey to the Village of Ossining certain real property owned by him situate at 200 Main Street, Ossining, New York, which premises is designated on the Tax Assessment Map of the Village of Ossining as Section 3, Plate 10, Block 24, Lot 1; and

WHEREAS, the aforesaid proposed gift is unconditional and without restrictions as to use; and

WHEREAS, the said real property shall be used for general municipal purposes, and the Board of Trustees has reviewed the potential uses of the subject premises and has determined that the subject premises will serve a valuable community function as an adjunct to the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, will provide much needed additional space for Village programming, and that the acceptance of the aforesaid offer of gift of real property and the acquisition of same is in the best interest of the Village of Ossining; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has had an opportunity to have the subject premises examined and inspected by an engineer for the purpose of determining the condition of same and for the purpose of a Phase I Environmental Report, and the Board is satisfied with the results of such reports; and

WHEREAS, the donor has requested that the Village consider incorporating his name in the name of the building, which consideration the Village is agreeable to making, and the donor is further agreeable to donating up to the sum of $1000.00 towards the cost of two signs to be placed upon the building; and

WHEREAS, the donor has incurred certain expenses in connection with the gift to the Village and the Village is agreeable to reimbursing him for such expenses incurred at the behest of the Village, namely the sums of $2500.00 for an environmental study and $4365.00 for landscaping installed at the subject premises; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and local law, the Board of Trustees designated itself as Lead Agency in connection with the subject transaction, and determined that the subject action is a Type I action under same; and

WHEREAS, the subject premises is located within a Local Waterfront Revitalization District and Critical Environmental Area, a long form Environmental Assessment Form and Coastal Assessment Form has been filed, and the Board of Trustees has reviewed the proposed action and found it to be consistent with the policies and objectives of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Part 617 of NYCRR, Article 8 (SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Board of Trustees has considered all of the impacts of the action being considered and has determined that the proposed action described above will not have a significant effect on the environment, and has adopted a Negative Declaration, and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby adopts and incorporates the recitations and statements set forth above as if fully set forth and resolved herein; and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby accepts the offer of John Gouveia to gift to the Village of Ossining the real property owned by him at 200 Main Street, Ossining, New York, which said premises is designated on the Tax Assessment Map of the Village of Ossining as Section 3 , Plate 10, Block 24 , Lot 1 and to deliver Bargain and Sale with Covenant Deed conveying the aforesaid premises to the Village of Ossining for general municipal purposes, without conditions, reservations or restrictions; and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Mayor of the Village of Ossining or the Village Manager is hereby authorized to accept a Deed conveying said premises from John Gouveia to the Village of Ossining for recording, to execute any documents on behalf of the Village to enable the same to be accepted for recording, and to incur such expenses as are set forth hereinabove, along with reasonable and necessary expenses in connection with the acquisition of such property, including but not limited to, expenses for title insurance and related charges, survey expense and charges incurred in connection with the recording of the deed to the subject premises.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

AA. MTA - Amendment to Agreement - Ferry Service

Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, That the Village Manager is authorized to sign an amendment dated December 11, 2003, to an agreement concerning Docking Rights in the Village of Ossining for the Haverstraw to Ossining Ferry Service, dated June 29, 2000, for installation of a bubbling system and barge, to alleviate icing conditions, subject to review and approval of agreement by Corporation Counsel.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

BB. DPW - Bid Award - Contract No. 03-14, One (1) Heavy-Duty, Multi-Use Dump Body

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

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby awards the bid for Contract No. 03-14, One (1) Heavy-Duty Multi-Use Dump Body, to Trius, Inc., 458 Johnson Avenue, Bohemia, New York 11716, in the amount of $50,544.00.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

CC. DPW - Bid Award - Contract No. 03-16, One (1) 25-CY Packer and One (1) 11-Foot, Power-Reversing Hydraulic Plow

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

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby awards the bid for Contract No. 03-16, One (1) 25-CY Packer in the amount of $45,648.00 and One (1) 11-Foot, Power-Reversing Hydraulic Plow, in the amount of $16,884.00, for a total bid amount of $62,532.00, to Empire Equipment Sales Co., 34-09 126th Street, Flushing, New York 11368.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

VIII. OLD BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

There was no old business of the Board.

IX. NEW BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

Mayor Perillo requested the Clerk read the certified numbers for the Village Elections received from the Board of Elections.

Mayor Perillo related an e-mail received from Linda Mangano regarding shopping locally. Trustee MacNeill, Trustee Parise and Mayor Perillo went on a shopping spree on Saturday spending nearly $900 in assembling 5 baskets for various department heads. The majority of the shopping was done locally at C-Town, Food Emporium, Chilmark Variety and Big Top with $79 being spent at Tarrytown Gourmet. The Mayor felt this should be made public since he didn't know how far this e-mail went.

X. ADJOURNMENT

At 12:10 P.M. Mayor Perillo moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the Regular Meeting be adjourned in memory of James D'Emidio.

 

 



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