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VILLAGE OF OSSINING

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES - REGULAR MEETING

POLICE/COURT FACILITY

OSSINING, NEW YORK 10562

MAY 20, 2003

MAYOR

John Perillo

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Miguel Hernandez Marcia MacNeill

Eugene Napolitano Anthony Parise

 

I. CALL TO ORDER - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - ROLL CALL

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 MacNeill, Hernandez and Parise. Trustee Napolitano arrived at 8:17 P.M. Others present were Deputy Village Manager Linda Abels, Police Chief Joseph Burton, Interim Treasurer Lynn McCrum, Village Corporation Counsel Thomas G. Barnes, Village Clerk Mary Ann Roberts and Assistant Intern Christina Marx.

II. MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor started the meeting by again thanking the Parks Department, Henry Atterbury, DPW, Rocco Circosta and the many who have volunteered their time to the Beautification Program. A parking area is being developed behind the "We Can Do It Wall." As soon as there is water at Sassinoro Plaza it will be planted. On May 17th twelve dogwood trees were planted at Nelson Park as a living Memorial to those who died in both Gulf Wars. An SPCA Tag Sale held on May 17th raised $3000.

Senior Citizens week begins on May 27th with letters from 6th graders in an "Adopt a Senior Citizen" program. On Wednesday the seniors will go to the Multiplex for a movie, popcorn and soda. There will be a picnic at Cedar Lane Park on Thursday. There will be a buffet dinner dance at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center on Friday from 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. There will be a banner across Route 133 announcing Senior Week.

The Beautification Program is well underway with the hanging baskets. The Mayor also gave a Cappelli up-date. June 14th is the Village Fair. The new location for the day workers at the Community Center has been a success. The Mayor thanked the Village Manager and Henry Atterbury for their assistance in making this program a success.

III. PUBLIC HEARING - In the matter of Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemptions

The Public Hearing was opened at 7:45 P.M.

At 7:50 P.M. Trustee Hernandez moved and it was seconded by Trustee MacNeill that the Public Hearing be closed.

IV. PUBLIC HEARING - In the matter of Introductory Local Law #2 - 2003, Property Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities.

The Public hearing was opened at 7:50 P.M.

At 7:51 P.M. Trustee MacNeill moved and it was seconded by Trustee Hernandez that the Public Hearing be closed.

V. VILLAGE BOARD LIAISON REPORTS

Trustee Miguel Hernandez - Trustee Hernandez announced that Union State Bank provided banking services for day laborers. Thank you to the Mayor, Trustees, Henry Atterbury, Rocco Circosta and Paul Shew as well as Diego Santiago for all of their Assistance with the day laborers. The IFCA Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday at 7:30 P.M. at Scarborough Presbyterian Church with subject matter being a Public market in the Village of Ossining. This is also National EMS week.

Trustee Marcia MacNeill announced that the Ossining Fire Department State Street Project is moving along nicely and anticipates going out to bid by the end of the month. Trustee MacNeill also thanked those working with the day laborers'. She will be attending a planning meeting on June 11, 2003 in New York City. She also thanked the day laborers' for their cooperation.

Trustee Anthony Parise announced that the Recreation Department has many activities including concerts, magic shows, etc. Drop by the Recreation Department for brochures with additional information.

Mayor John Perillo advised that an Adult Swim would be part of the summer events. There will be additional programs at Market Square and the Nelson Sitting Park. On June 4th Immigration lawyers will be speaking to the day laborers'.

VI. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1. Deputy Village Manager

Linda Abels thanked Lt. Craven, Patrolman Santiago, Rocco Circosta and Henry Atterbury for their assistance with the day laborers'.

2. Police Chief

Chief Burton read a letter from Tom Occhigrassi commending Police Officers Perrigino, Yearwood, Giorgio and Bryne for a job well done in handling a situation. The PBA gave out awards to a number of officers for a variety of reasons.

Detective Apostalico advised the Board that the PBA has a new website Ossining PBA.Com. The PBA celebrated Police Memorial Week and also presented a check in the amount of $250 for flowers to be used in the Beautification Program.

Mayor Perillo commented that Friday night was a very moving tribute and that the work session on May 27th will be dedicated to the Police with the Chief bringing his

Lts. with him.

3. Corporation Counsel

Corporation Counsel Barnes stated that he has received the papers for the dedication of Sabrina Lane. He will review them and place them on the next meeting agenda. Mayor Perillo announced that Corporation Counsel Barnes would be retiring as of August 2, 2003. Richard Leins will assume the position of Corporation Counsel. The mayor stated that resumes are being accepted for Deputy Corporation Counsel.

Rocco Circosta reported that the Village would be receiving $55,000 for the February 17th snowstorm. They are also working on Capital Projects.

Paul Fraoli advised that Intersection Improvements are being worked on especially Revolutionary Road/Rockledge Avenue, Water Street, Noel Drive Drainage and the Killbrook Storm water.

Lou Caraisco - No Report

Henry Atterbury commented on the basketball Youth League, day camp, summer concert series and the pool.

Paul Fraoli stated that the Culvert Improvement Project was a 2-month project.

Linda Abels stated they were processing the paperwork for summer employees

Leonie Douglas stated that they were working on fixed assets with historical cost.

VII. VILLAGE BOARD'S EMPLOYEES OF DISTINCTION

Retired Lt. Raymond A. Stevens was presented a plaque in recognition of his more than 25 years of service. He was hired as a Patrolman November 10, 1969 and retired as Lt. Detective Division February 25, 1995. His wife accepted the award with him. May 21, 2003 is dedicated as Retired Lt. Raymond A. Stevens Day in the Village of Ossining.

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James T. Kastanis was hired on August 5, 2002 as a Patrolman. He is also a member of the Army National Guard. Chief Burton stated that James was a New York City cop who was trained in the Bronx. May 22, 2003 is James T. Kastanis Day in the Village of Ossining.

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Thomas C. Strauss was hired as a Police Officer on April 19, 1993. Tom is a member of the Army National Guard. His wife Kathy and his children were by his side when he received his award. Chief Burton stated that he stole Tom from Mount Vernon. May 23, 2003 has been designated as Thomas C. Strauss Day in the Village of Ossining.

David P. Whitney Jr., was hired on January 1, 1992 as a Police Officer. David is also the Firearms Trainer. As a member of the Marine Corp Reserve he has been called up to active Duty, and has served in the Gulf War. May 24, 2003 has been dedicated as David P. Whitney Jr. Day in the Village of Ossining. David thanked everyone for the support he has been given by the department and the Board. Chief Burton stated that David was his first hire as Chief. David was called to duty in the first Desert Storm and reported for duty 8 hours after he was married.

VIII. SPECIAL PRESENTATION

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Ossining Hardware

Michael and Mildred Puchir opened Ossining Hardware in Ossining in 1949 and have provided service to the community for 54 years. Their son-in-law, Steve, who now runs the day-to-day operation, thanked the Village of Ossining, Village of Briarcliff Manor and the Town of Ossining for all of their support. He also thanked everyone for supporting the business. May 25, 2003 has been dedicated as Ossining Hardware in the Village of Ossining.

IX. VISITOR'S RECOGNITION - 7 Minutes per person

(Sign-in sheet with participation conditions)

Jon Lattin, Duers Court, did not speak but will support the comments of other speakers from Duers Court.

John Codman III, Ferris Place, commended the Board on the new Police Contract and the beautification program.

Thomas Occhiograssi, Stone Avenue, requested that ashtrays be placed outside of the Police/Court Facility. He asked if the new Building Inspector is able to go out on his own. Has Cappelli Enterprises paid the monies that he owed?

Sal Strzezetski, Duers Court, requested that a proper barrier be implemented at the Operations Center including 12-15' evergreens with expanded drainage. He also requested that the ball field lighting be turned off. They apparently are on a timer from 5:30 - 10:30 P.M. rain or shine.

Edward P. Isakson, Duers Court, commented on the new building at the Armory.

Bobby Williams, Spring Street, wished Corporation Counsel Tom Barnes luck on his retirement.

Nicholas Caputo, Ferris Place, commented on the ceremony honoring the Police Officers and the Armed Forces. He also commented on the April 15th meeting.

L.A. Mangano, Brooklyn, New York discussed a house on Ellis Place that has had an illegal apartment since 1995; parking permits and the Building Department file on her home. She also thanked Recreation, the DPW, Chief Burton and a building Inspector for their assistance in the SPCA tag sale. There were many volunteers from the SPCA.

Nick Ripostella discussed an article in the North County News regarding affordable housing in Ossining. He appreciated the comments of the Mayor.

 

X. VILLAGE BOARD RESOLUTIONS - 3 minutes per person (with participation conditions)

A. Approval of Minutes - May 6, 2003

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 approves the Minutes of the May 6, 2003 regular Meeting as presented.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

B. Approval of Voucher Detail - May 20, 2003

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 approves the Voucher Detail dated May 20, 2003 in the amount of $412,062.83.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

C. Fire Department - Tax Exemptions for 2004

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 approves the following Fireman's Tax Exemptions for the 2004 year:

Motion Carried: Unanimously

FIREMEN’S EXEMPTION - 2003

FOR YEAR 2004

OSSINING, NEW YORK

INDEPENDENT HOSE FIRE COMPANY

SEC. PL. BL. LOT

Albert Kamp 39 Narragansett Ave. 1 4B 29 10

Frank Vassallo 37 Lincoln Ave. 1 4B 35 39

Owen J. Donohue 22 Oakbrook Road 1 4D 12 20

Thomas Petrovich 204 N. Highland Ave. 2 1 1 13

William G. Pointer 10 Forest Avenue 2 5 12 9

William Burton 56 Sherwood Ave. 2 5A 5 5

Richard S. Kamp 18 Forest Avenue 2 5A 11 7

Robert B. Davis 86 Sherwood Avenue 2 5B 7 8

Michael J. Duffy 28 Flavelle Place 2 5B 9 2

Frank Valenzo 73 Clinton Avenue 2 16 30 9

John J. Dias IV 20 Ramapo Road 2 18B 76 5

Anthony Montague, Jr. 20 Fuller Road 4 8A 54 93

David Feldman 122 Underhill Road 2 16A 31 58

James C.Brady 31 Lincoln Avenue 1 4B 33 1

Robert F. Connolly 79 Ferris Place 2 4 5 82

David Kamp 14 Belle Avenue 2 9 10 6

Angelo DiSisto 11 Campwoods Rd. 2 8 9 13

Stephen Adams 39 Briarcliff Dr., S. 1 3 24 3/9

 

CATARACT HOSE FIRE COMPANY

Anthony Gulotta 10 First Avenue 1 4B 28 13

Gerald H. Focken 41 Audubon Drive 1 10A 23 123

Louis DiLoreto 9 Upper Croton Avenue 2 9 10 17

Frank Tassini 50 Elizabeth Street 2 19 39 10

Steven J. Kress 8 Acker Avenue 3 25 62 40

Donald Farrell 16 Butler Place 2 16 30 89A,90

Albert Rivera 10 Briarbrook 1 4D 12 39

Robert Reaman 13 Pershing Ave. 1 4B 32 1

Ryan, Timothy 203A Eastern Ave. 2 16B 32 29A

 

HOLLA HOSE FIRE COMPANY

Joseph F. Doyle 4 Eldridge Avenue 2 16 30 16

Raymond M. Braxton State Street 3 17 41 5

George Losee 9 Agate Avenue 3 25 62 20

Gerald Mansfield 60 First Ave. 1 4C 30 2

Mark Massari 59 Linden Ave. 2 15 25 30

Frederick J. Dalzell 55 Linden Avenue 2 15 25 13

Peter Connolly 10 Second Avenue 1 4B 31 2

Douglas Offner 13 Hudson Point Lane 3 27 70 1/13

MONITOR HOSE FIRE COMPANY

Sam J. Gizzi 13 Ramapo Road 2 18B 73 36

Joseph DeCrenza 6 Prospect Place 2 19 38 20

Ronald Dexter 38 Elizabeth Street 2 19 39 2

Frank Barreiro 17 Linden Avenue 2 20 41 23

Mauro Santucci 9 Osage Dr. E. 2 18E 81 17

Joseph A. DeCrenza, Jr. 22 Justamere Dr. 1 6A 18 56

Gino Santucci 15 Linden Avenue 2 20 41 24

John E. Shook 10 Park Avenue 2 5 1 19E

Kevin Kouril 12 Forest Ave. 2 5A 11 ½

Steven Pendzuk 50 Lincoln Pl. 2 23 53 42

OSSINING STEAMER COMPANY

Robert J. Whiting 7 Grandview Avenue 1 4C 13 69

James Brundage 13 Iroquois Road 2 18A 72 2

John J. Manocchi 50 Belleview Avenue 2 20 42 23

Howard See 141 Underhill Road 2 16 30 116

William Finch 38 Campwoods Grounds 2 6 7 15

WASHINGTON HOOK & LADDER COMPANY

Peter Carosella 12 Second Avenue 1 4B 31 1

Joseph V. Maccarrone 4 Briarbrook Road 1 4D 12 51

Joseph G. Clarke, Jr. 76 Audubon Drive 1 10A 23 100

Thomas A. O'Connor 53 Sherwood Avenue 2 4 5 56

Jerome Nestor 65 Stone Avenue 2 6 7 33

Frank J. Sylvester 5 Butler Place 2 16 30 79

Michael L. Battista, Sr. 65 Prospect Avenue 2 16A 31 9

Richard Wheeler 13 Osage Drive, E. 2 18E 81 15

Frank D. Palmietto 22 Osage Drive, E. 2 18E 81 35

William J. Bulger 54 Eastern Avenue 2 21 48 15

Gregory Tavano 143 Underhill Rd. 2 16 3 115

Donald DiRito 11 Martin Road 4 8A 54 89

Michael Lorenz 52 Lincoln Avenue 1 4A 13 63

Henry Grossman 2 Collyer Drive 1 4F 12 19

Lawrence Carron 5 Overton Road 2 21 46 6

Donald Berretta 66 Dale Ave. 2 13 22 16

Jose Costa 28 Lee Ave. 1 4B 35 41

Anthony Martinez 11 Ramapo Rd. 2 18B 73 38

Richard DiCioccio 79 Stone Ave. 2 6 7 21

 

OSSINING HOSE COMPANY

Rocco J. Trapasso 43 Pershing Avenue 1 4A 13 75

Donald L. Apostolico 52 Ferris Place 2 4 5 38

Thomas Occhiogrossi 81 Stone Avenue 2 6 7 19

Brendan M. Farrelly 45 Stone Avenue 2 7 8 35

Dominick Savino 49 Dale Avenue 2 10 13 8

Joseph Williams 8 Garden Street 2 12 20 17

Gerard A. Gendron 28 Lafayette Avenue 3 24 61 2

Michael Scarduzio 18 Maurice Ave. 4 8 54 9

Joseph Taxiera 39 Calam Avenue 2 5B 9 15

Anthony DeAngelis 97 Ferris Place 2 4 5 59C

Frederick G. Steneck 3 Narragansett Ave. 2 6 7 12 & 9A

Kenneth Kouril 15 Osage Dr. East 2 18E 81 14

SENATE HOOK & LADDER COMPANY

Herbert Miller 86 Croton Avenue 2 15 25 4

Howard Johnston 9 Montgomery Street 3 7 12 33

Kenneth Quast 5 Eldridge Ave. 2 16 30 83.1

James Covert 35 Narragansett Avenue 1 4B 29 12

Gerald Trizinsky 54 Dale Ave. 2 13 22 34

Felisberto Nabico 4 Stone Ave. 2 7 9 2

William R. Palmer 21 Collyer Dr 1 4F 12 11.

James Lynett 12 Jenkins Ct. 2 2 3 14.6

OSSINING FIRE POLICE

Charles M. Italiano 41 Narragansett Avenue 1 4B 29 9

Richard J. Joyce, Sr. 9 Terrace Avenue 2 11 18 30

John H. Engel 22 Terrace Avenue 2 12 20 8

Rodney Edwards 20 Belleview Avenue 2 15 26 19

Joseph P. Leggio 5 Maurice Avenue 2 23 53 6

Eric Peffers 46 Lincoln Ave. 1 4A 13 66

Jose Ferrao, Jr. 58 Narragansett Ave. 1 4 12 25.2

William McAnally 3 Terrace Ave. 2 11 18 27

David See 52 Dale Ave. 2 13 22 10

Jose DaSilva 17 Acker Ave. 3 22 54 4

Carmelo Leggio, Jr. 20 Clinton Ave. 2 20 41 2

D. Personnel - Constable - Appointment Robert R. Daraio

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 Robert R. Daraio as Constable for a term effective May 20, 2003 through December 31, 2004.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

E. DPW - Advertise for Bids - Sediment/Erosion Controls, Stormwater Runoff Treatment and Stream Bank Stabilization, Contract # 03-01, General Construction

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 contract #03-01, Sediment/Erosion Controls, Stormwater Runoff Treatment and Stream Bank Stabilization, Contract # 03-01, General Construction.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

F. DPW - Advertise for Bids - Noel Drive Drainage Improvements

Trustee Hernandez 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 for contract #_03-04 Noel Drive Drainage Improvements.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

G. IMA - Cablevision Franchise

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

WHEREAS, the Towns of New Castle, Mount Pleasant and Ossining and the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville and Sleepy Hollow, (the "Municipalities") have each commenced proceedings to consider the renewal of their respective cable television franchise agreements with Cablevision in accordance with applicable Federal and New York State statues and regulations; and

WHEREAS, Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York authorizes municipal corporations of the State to enter into agreements for the performance among themselves or one of the other of their respective functions, powers and duties on a cooperative or contract basis or for the provision of services; and

WHEREAS, the Municipalities have engaged Rice, Williams Associates, (the "Consultant") to provide cable television franchise renewal consulting services in accordance with the Consultant’s proposal dated January 28, 2003 (the "Services"); and

WHEREAS, the Municipalities wish to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement in substantially the form annexed (the "IMA") providing, among other things, that the Town of New Castle shall take the lead in processing all invoices from the Consultant for the Services and collecting from the other Municipalities their equitable and agreed share of such costs as set forth in the IMA.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees hereby approves the IMA in substantially the form annexed; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to execute the IMA in substantially the form annexed.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

H. Fire Department - Mutual Aid

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

RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees approves participation by the Ossining Fire Department in the Westchester County Fire Mutual Aid Plan as now in effect and as amended from time to time and certifies to Westchester County, through its Commissioner of Emergency Services, that no restriction exists against "outside services" by such fire department within the meaning of Section 209 of the General Municipal Law which would affect the power of such fire department to participate such plan; and be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be filed with the Westchester County Commissioner of Emergency Services.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

 

I. Fire Department - Resignation - Washington Hook & Ladder Co.

Trustee MacNeill 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 accepts the resignation of Ian Donohue as an active member of Washington Hook & Ladder Company effective immediately.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

J. Fire Department - Resignation - Washington Hook & Ladder Co.

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 accepts the resignation of Robert Bergenson as an active member of Washington Hook & Ladder Company effective immediately.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

K. Senior Citizen Tax Exemption

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

WHEREAS, the State of New York has increased the income limitations for local option tax exemptions available to senior citizens and tenant-shareholders of cooperative apartment corporation pursuant to Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining is desirous of granting the maximum permissible tax exemption to its senior citizens and tenant shareholders of cooperative apartment corporations who qualify, now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining hereby adopts the following schedule of annual income limitations for senior citizens and tenant-shareholders of cooperative apartment corporations applicable to Village of Ossining Real Property taxes, effective immediately;

ANNUAL INCOME % EXEMPTION

$0 to $21,500.00 50%

$21,500.01 to $22,499.99 45%

$22,500.00 to $23,499.99 40%

$23,500.00 to $24,499.99 35%

$24,500.00 to $25,399.99 30%

$25,400.00 to $26,299.99 25%

$26,300.00 to $27,199.99 20%

$27,200.00 to $28,099.99 15%

$28,100.00 to $28,999.99 10%

$29,000.00 to $29,899.99 5%

$29,900.00 0%; and it is further

RESOLVED, that for the purposes of computing income pursuant to the provisions hereof, income shall not include veteran's disability compensation as defined in Title 38 of the United States Code; and it is further

RESOLVED, that the notice provisions of Section 467 (4) of the Real Property Tax Law may be met by a notice or legend sent on or with each tax bill to each person owning residential real property in the Village which reads as follow: YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SENIOR CITIZEN TAX EXEMPTIONS. SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE UNTIL June 1, 2003 to apply for such exemptions. For information please call or write: Assessor's Office, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York 10562 or call (914)(941-8274.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

L. Local Law # 2, 2003 - Increasing Real Property Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities

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

A LOCAL LAW AMENDING Article III of the Village Code entitled, "Property Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities," Section 241-17, "Exempt persons and income," to increase the amount of allowable permissible income to allow for the maximum real property tax exemption for persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 459-c to the New York Real Property Tax Law.

BE IT ENACTED, by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, as follows:

Section 1. Article III of the Village Code of the village of Ossining, entitled, "Property Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities," Section 241-17, "Exempt persons and income," is hereby amended to read and provide as follows,

Section 241-17 Exempt persons and income.

A. Real property owned by one or more persons with disabilities, as defined in New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 459-c, or owned by husband, wife or both or by siblings, at least one of whom has a disability, and whose income or combined incomes is limited by reason of such disability, shall be exempt from taxes up to a maximum of 50% of the assessed valuation, pursuant to the following schedule and subject to the following conditions:

PERCENTAGE OF VALUATION

ANNUAL INCOME EXEMPT FROM TAXATION

$0 to $21,500.00 50%

$21,500.01 to $22,499.99 45%

$22,500.00 to $23,499.99 40%

$23,500.00 to $24,499.99 35%

$24,500.00 to $25,399.99 30%

$25,400.00 to $26,299.99 25%

$26,300.00 to $27,199.99 20%

$27,200.00 to $28,099.99 15%

$28,100.00 to $28,999.99 10%

$29,000.00 to $29,899.99 5%

$29,900.00 0%

B. The income of the owner or the combined income of the owners of the property from all sources as set forth in the New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 459-c for the income tax year immediately preceding the date of making application for exemption must not exceed $29,900.00. Income Tax year shall mean the twelve month period for which the owner or owners filed a federal personal income tax return, or if no such return is filed, the calendar year.

Section 2. All of the remaining provisions of Section 241-17 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining shall remain the same.

Section 3. This local law shall take effect immediately upon posting and publishing as required by law.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

M. DPW - Contract for Services - Lydon E. Amy, Construction Inspection Services

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

RESOLVED, that the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the Village Manager to retain Lydon E. Amy, P.E., 807 Eagle Bay

Ossining, New York 10562 to perform construction inspection services as needed for Contract No. 01-08, Water Street and Rockledge Avenue and Contract No. 2001-03, Culvert Replacement or Repair at Three Locations at a rate of $25.00 per hour, conditional upon his execution of a Hold-Harmless Agreement releasing the Village from liabilities for personal injuries.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

N. Calling for Public Hearing Introductory Local Law No. 3, 2003

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby directs the Village Clerk to advertise for a public hearing to be held at the Village of Ossining Police Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30 PM, in connection with the adoption of INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 3, 2003, A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 250 of the Village Code of the Village of Ossining entitled, "Vehicles and Traffic," Article VI, "Schedules," Section 250-49, "Schedule XII: Prohibited Parking at all Times," to prohibit parking on the east side of Sherman Place from Croton Avenue distance of 125 feet north, and section 250-50, "Schedule XIII: No Stopping," to prohibit stopping on the Secor Road Bridge, commonly known as the Railroad Station Bridge, on the north side from Secor Road/Water street to Westerly Road and on the south side from the easterly end of the bridge structure to Secor Road/Water Street.

Motion Carried: Unanimously

XI. OLD BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

Mayor Perillo requested an update on the clean up of the old Sewage Treatment Plant.

XII. NEW BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

Trustee MacNeill requested from Chief Burton that a police presence continue at the new site for day workers.

Mayor Perillo thanked the Village Clerk for reading the resolutions and also Christina Marx for all of her work.

Chief Burton gave a brief history of patrolman Gerald Birdsall and Patrolman James Fagan. Gerald Birdsall was killed in a motor vehicle accident while investigating a motor vehicle accident in 1933; and Patrolman Fagan was killed in April 1941 during a prison break from Sing Sing.

 

 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

At 10:47 P.M., Mayor Perillo moved and it was seconded by Trustee Napolitano that the meeting be adjourned in memory of Officer Gerald Birdsall and Officer James Fagan.

 

Motion Carried: Unanimously

 

Approved: ____________________________

Mary Ann Roberts / Village Clerk

 



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