May Village Board Meeting

Thursday, May 07, 2015

May Village Board Meeting

Decent attendance for this evening's 24-minute monthly meeting of the Westhampton Beach Village Board and with seven weeks and only one more monthly meeting before the annual elections, only one of the four announced can­di­dates was on view: Hank Tucker... but then he's an incum­bent and expected to be there.

(Not that there's not a valid reason for Pat DiBene­detto's absence, but challengers Rob Rubio and Brian Tymann? C'mon, just how committed to Village Gov­ernment are you!)

In actual actions taken by the four-person Board, Public Hearings were set for the June Village Board meeting to amend the Village Code regarding Permitted Signs and Peddling and Soliciting.

Additionally, the wireless telecommunications antenna and facility within the existing steeple of St. Mark's Church was renewed for another five years.

And for the June 19 Village Election, a Chairperson, three Election Inspectors and two Poll Clerks were appointed at a rate of $15.00 per hour, approximately 10% above the rate provided by the Suffolk County Board of Elections for General Elections and Primaries.

Various Uses of Village Property were approved for entities such as East End Little League, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Hurricane Education Foundation and Beaver Lake Condominium.

There being no adverse reports having been filed with the Westhampton Beach Police Department, renewals of Per­mits for Outdoor Music and/Tables were rubber-stamped for Funcho's Fajita Grill, Shock Ice Cream and Firehouse Pizza.

Gave approval to newly-hired (March) grant-writer Jennifer Mesiano Higham to prepare and submit a grant application for the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Grant Pro­gram, her $150/hour fee to be capped at $3,000.

(Details of what might be realized from this appli­ca­tion were not provided.)

A new seasonal wrinkle was added with the awarding of a kayak/canoe/paddle board concession at the Village Marina to Pontoon Paddler Inc., whose high bid of $11,978 (cute!) swamped their two competitors.

(Good luck, ladies.)

In other money matters, a Police Department 2002 GEM vehicle and a DPW 2000 Ford F5D Stake Body Truck have been declared surplus and are being put up for auction.

The demolition costs related to the recently built empty lot at #9 Griffing Avenue is being levied against the property, owner George Guldi not having the necessary $63,838 in his prison commissary account at this time.

There being little else for the Village Board to address, the meeting was closed at 7:26 pm.


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