April Village Board Meeting

Thursday, April 07, 2016

April Village Board Meeting

Mayor Maria Moore opened the meeting at 7:07 pm, and delved quickly into the 2016-17 Tentative Village Budget.

After making a brief statement that due to conscientious fiscal management and some increases in property as­sessments, there would be a slight reduction in Westhamp­ton Beach's tax rate, and there being no public comment, the budget was approved, 5-0, as other matters required the Board's attention.

  • The Special Exception application for additional tables and chairs for Sydney's Taylor Made Cuisine at 32 Mill Road was referred to the Village Planning Board for review and recommendation.
  • The Outdoor Sales/Display Permit application for Shock Kids, at 99 Main Street was also referred to the Village Planning Board for review.

The Board approved or otherwise authorized...

  • ...the renewal of an Outdoor Dining Permit for Dee Angelo's at 149 Main Street for 2016 to place eight bistro tables or four standard tables and 16 chairs.
  • ...the 2016 Renewal of Sydney's Taylor Made Cuisine Outdoor Dining Permit for 2016 for three tables and nine chairs to be placed on the West side of the building at 32 Mill Road.
  • ...the 2016 Renewal of the permit for Firehouse Pizza at 196 Montauk Highway for outdoor tables and chairs/benches.
  • ...the 2016 Renewal of the permit for Shock Ice Cream for three outdoor tables, chairs attached benches at 99 Main Street.
  • ... Authorize 2016 renewal of Shock Ice Cream's outdoor music permit, subject to the standard requirement that the volume of the amplification shall not be so excessive as to annoy or disturb a reasonable person of normal auditory sensitivity.
  • ... Approve Use of Village Property, the Great Lawn, by Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center from Tuesday, July 19, 2016 through Monday July 25, 2016 for, among other things, a Casino Night Fundraiser, a Teen Gala and cele­brated "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Milan.
  • ...Bicycle Shows U.S. is hereby authorized to use the Village streets and roads on Saturday May 21 from 7:45 am to 1:30 pm.
  • ...the Westhampton Cultural Consortium to con­duct outdoor concerts each Thursday beginning July 7, 2016 through September 8, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the Village Green.
  • ...the Ocean Dunes Club Condominium to use the Village Hall Board Meeting Room on Sunday May 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for their Annual Condominium Meeting.
  • ...a review by the Planning Board, Atlantic Outdoor Living for Outdoor Sales Display for the placement of a 7'6" x 9' louvered pergola which will be remov­ed in November 2016, and the placement of two chairs at 121 Main Street, Unit D.

The Board of Trustees also...

  • ...accepted the resignation of Part Time Police Officer Justin Solof effective March 30, 2016.
  • ...approved the purchase of one Tall Crane Foun­tain from Robinson Iron for the Glover's Lane Park in the amount of $6,600.00 plus shipping to be paid from the Park Fees Fund.
  • ...approved the purchase of four steel folding tables and 12 metal folding chairs from Loom Britannia Ltd. for the Glover's Lane Park in the amount of $1,976.00 plus shipping to be paid from the Park Fees Fund.
  • ...accepted the proposal of A+ Technology & Secu­rity Inc. in the amount of $15,017.86 for video hardware infrastructure and camera licenses to complete the upgrade of video cameras throughout the Village.
  • ...approved the proposal submitted by Bartlett Tree Experts for Tree Pruning on Main Street in the amount of $7,590.00.
  • ...approved the proposal submitted by H2M Engineers for professional engineering services related to improvements for Main Street in the amount of $15,500.00.

Finally, the Board published and approved the Beach Rates and Rules for 2016, unchanged since 2015.

In the Public Comment portion of the meeting, Joseph Grady of Hurricane Deli pointedly questioned the Board about their proposed operation for what has heretofore been a food concession at Rogers Beach Pavilion this coming Summer.

After protracted inquiries as to how thoroughly the Village was prepared for such an undertaking, Mayor Moore, incredibly, informed the gentleman that he was welcome to make a statement, but not question the Board.

Grady persevered, however, and it was clear that he had considerable knowledge about such an undertaking, and the Board did not, apparently trusting the the man they'd hired to run the enterprise.

It became contentious, with the Mayor becoming de­fensive, and Trustee Bryan Tymann aggressively respond­ing to Grady before Village Attorney Stephen Angel did what every good Village Attorney does: he stepped in and in no uncertain terms, protected his Board.

The Village is presently committed to this venture, so we shall see what we shall see.

There being no further colloquy of import, the Mayor closed the meeting at 7:45 pm.


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