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VILLAGE OF OSSINING

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES - REGULAR MEETING

POLICE/COURT FACILITY

86-88 SPRING STREET

OSSINING, NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 2, 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 Trustees Napolitano, MacNeill, Parise and Hernandez. Others present were Interim Village Manager Lynn McCrum, Corporation Counsel Richard Leins, Police Chief Joseph Burton, Village Clerk Mary Ann Roberts and Administrative Intern Christine Marx.

II. MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The maintenance at the Ossining Post Office has been brought to the attention of Congresswoman Nita Lowey. The Village does not maintain this facility. There will be an Executive Session of the Board on September 9, 2003 regarding the LADA for Harbor Square. (Meeting was postponed because of Primary Day, September 9, 2003.) The Brandreth Street Parking Lot will be the location for the parking garage. The DOT has indicated they have a problem with the signs the Village installed on Route 9 and have scheduled a meeting for September 15, 2003.

III. SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Helaine Uliano - Village Manager Lynn McCrum received the presentation on

on behalf of Ms. Uliano who was unable to attend the meeting. Ms. Uliano has shown her expertise on the Zoning Board by spearheading it. George Behling commented on the good job that she did and also appreciated the help from the Village.

IV. EMPLOYEES OF DISTINCTION

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Jeffrey C. Parthmore, Sr. was hired as a Police Officer on January 17, 1983 and retired as Records Officer in the Police Records Division on July 30, 2003. Chief Burton accepted on his behalf. Wednesday, September 3, 2003, has been dedicated as Jeffrey C. Parthemore, Sr. Day in the Village of Ossining.

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Frank A. Valvano was hired on November 20, 1989 as a Laborer in the Sanitation Department. He is a hard worker and takes every opportunity to put in extra effort. Thursday, September 4, 2003 has been dedicated as Frank A. Valvano Day in the Village of Ossining. Village Manager McCrum stated that Frank was a team player. Mr. Valvano thanked the Board for this honor and also asked the community to respect your sanitation workers and work together to have a cleaner Ossining.

V. VILLAGE BOARD LIAISON REPORTS

Trustee MacNeill stated the bids for the State Street Firehouse are being reviewed at this time. The first step has been taken too re-new the Village website. Trustee Napolitano said a call has been placed to Assembly woman Sandy Galef's office to assist with the problem with the DOT. Trustee Parise reported that a concert had to be cancelled due to the weather. There will be a concert at market Square on Saturday, September 6th and September 13th, 2003. Trustee Hernandez stated that at recent IFCA meeting, which he attended, there was discussion regarding a year round public marketplace. It is being proposed as an indoor facility, which would be like an anchor store. If you support the concept please contact Judy Herguth at IFCA.

Mayor Perillo said the Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a Smooze Event at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. The Chamber is alive and well. Budget meetings will begin this month and he requests that the community participate in this process.

 

VI. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Village Manager Lynn McCrum, reported on two successful summer events without any injuries which include the Day Camp Program with 450 children in attendance and Senior Swim held twice a week.

2. Police Chief Burton requested a resolution be put on the agenda at a future meeting for acceptance of an $18,000 Community Block Grant. On August 28th there was a report of a runaway child with special needs and at this time he would like to thank the Ossining Fire Department for sending out 50 men to do a search for the child as well as the Westchester County Public Safety for their helicopter and bloodhound. The State Police also sent their bloodhound to assist in the search. The Chief also said there were more arrests made in the drug sweep, which originally netted 19, and the total is now 23 with more to come. School is open, please drive safely.

3. Corporation Counsel Richard Leins is working on a host of Village issues.

VII. VISITOR'S RECOGNITION

Bobby Williams, Spring Street, discussed the VA Hospital and the possibility of closing the out patient unit. Mr. Williams also told residents to introduce themselves to the Mayor and reminded everyone of Primary Day on Tuesday, September 9, 2003.

George P. Cuatt, Everett Avenue, discussed overnight parking and commercial vehicles.

Don DeBar, Ferris place, discussed the Primary Election. He also discussed the Ethics Law regarding the Brandreth Pill Factory. He felt that a Trustee and a member of the Environmental Council have violated the Ethics Law.

Mayor Perillo stated that there was no issue before the Board at this time regarding the Ethics Law.

Linda Caruso, Village resident, discussed a variety of subjects including meeting time limits, parking enforcement discrimination and the Cappelli Project.

Michael Harris, Park Avenue, commended the Police Department on their efforts in drug arrest. He also discussed the cost to taxpayers at the Bank for Savings.

Mayor Perillo stated that the Bank Building is being donated and that the $2 million is not an accurate number for renovation but a benchmark. The parking structure will address the parking needs.

Charlene Deck, Waller Avenue, discussed the Cappelli Project.

Steven Kern, Waller Avenue, discussed the feelings of the general public regarding the waterfront plan.

VIII. VILLAGE BOARD RESOLUTIONS

A. Approval of Minutes

 

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 approves

the Minutes of the August 19, 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 approves the Voucher Detail dated September 2, 2003 in the amount of $ 406,887.15.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

C. Fire Department - Removal - Senate Hook & Ladder Company

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, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby removes the name of Herbert T. Miller (deceased) with deep regret, from the active membership rolls effective July 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

D. Fire Department - Removal - Monitor Hose Co. #4.

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, the Board of

Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby remove the name of Joseph Taxiera, (deceased) with deep regret, from the active membership rolls effective August 21, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

E. Fire Department - Removal - Holla Hose Company No. 5

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

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief, the Board of

Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby remove the name of Dan Slattery, 14 Linden Avenue, Ossining, New York from active membership of the Ossining Steamer Company effective July 7, 2003.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

F. Call for a Public Hearing - Introductory Local Law No. 7, 2003

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees directs the Village Clerk to advertise for a Public Hearing connection with the adoption 0f Introductory Local law No. 7, 2003 a Local Law amending Chapter 250 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining entitled

"Vehicles and Traffic", to make various modifications and changes to parking and traffic flow on Edward Street and Mains Street, to be held on September 16, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. at the Police/Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining, at which time all interested parties will be heard.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

G. Zoning - Special Use Permit - 135-139 Main Street - Frank Racanelli

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

WHEREAS, by Resolution duly adopted on September 7, 1999, the Board of Trustees granted a Special Use Permit to Frank Racanelli to construct a total of 17 apartments on the second, third and fourth floors of the building known as the Ossining Trust building, 135-139 Main Street, Ossining, New York, also shown and designated as Section 3, Plate 11, Block 25, Lots 30A and 31 on the Tax Map, in accordance with Site plan prepared by David Graham, Architect, last revised April 15, 1999; and

WHEREAS, by Resolution duly adopted on May 21, 2002, the Board of Trustees granted an extension of the special Use permit at the request of Racinelli, which extension was conditioned upon the obtaining of a Building permit and the commencement and completion of construction within the time period provided by said Building Permit; and

WHEREAS, a Building permit was issued to Racanelli for foundation and structural steel installation at the subject premises, such permit subsequently expired and was granted a six month extension by the Building Department in order to complete the work; and

WHEREAS, Racanelli has requested that the Board of Trustees extend the special Use permit for an additional period of time; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that the extension of the Special Use permit is in the best interest of the Village;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Special Use Permit issued to Frank Racanelli on September 7, 1999 as extended is granted a further extension to December 6, 2003, provided that Racanelli complete all required work within the time period provided by said Building permit and further provided that Racanelli diligently proceed with all other necessary work in connection with the Special Use permit heretofore granted.

Motion Carried: 4 - 1 - 0

Ayes: Trustees Napolitano, MacNeill

Hernandez & Mayor Perillo.

Nay: Trustee Parise

H. DPW - Award Bid - Wheelchair Assessable Ramp at the Ossining Operations

Center.

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 authorizes the Village Manager to enter into a contract with Vernon Hills Construction Corp., 395 MacQuestin Parkway, Mount Vernon, New York, for construction of a wheelchair assessable ramp at the Ossining Operations Center in accordance with the Request for proposal and the requirements of the Westchester County Department of planning in an amount not to exceed $64,885.00.

I. Recreation - Authorizing the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids to construct a

Swimming Pool at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.

Trustee Napolitano 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

authorizes the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids to construct a 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

J. Recreation - Authorizing the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids for (1)

Jeep Liberty 4 x 4.

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 authorizes the Village Clerk to advertise for bids for (1) Jeep Liberty 4 x 4 for use by the Recreation Department, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

K. DPW - Authorizing the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids for Sidewalk Improvements on Croton Avenue

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 authorizes the Village Clerk to advertise for bids for sidewalk improvements on Croton Avenue, in accordance with the requirements of the Westchester County Department of Planning, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

L. Resolution - Recreation - Authorizing the Village Clerk to Advertise for Bids to Construct a Pedestrian Bridge at Sparta Park

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 authorizes the Village Clerk to advertise for bids to construct a Pedestrian Bridge at Sparta Park, to be returnable to the office of the Village Clerk.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

IX. OLD BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

Trustee Napolitano thanked the PBA for the invitation to their annual picnic.

Mayor Perillo encouraged everyone to shop locally and support our local merchants. He also thanked the Highway, Recreation and Administration for their hard work.

X. NEW BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

There was no new business of the Board.

XI. ADJOURNMENT

At 9:45 P.M., Trustee Napolitano moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez to adjourn the meeting in memory of Herbert T. Miller. The Board would then go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel.

 



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