September Village Board Meeting

Thursday, September 01, 2016

September Village Board Meeting

In the chilliest meeting room to date, Mayor Maria Moore called the monthly session to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance at precisely 7:00 pm.

(There seemed to be thermostatic issues.)

Following the recommendation by the Westhampton Beach Planning Board, a Special Exception for a Change of Use to allow a "dance studio" at 202 Montauk Highway, was un­animously approved, 3-0, Trustee Brian Tymann absent.

Another Special Exception, also reccommended by the Planning Board, was approved for Espressio Cafe on the corner of 65 Main Street at Mitchell Road to have three outdoor tables, 12 Chairs and and two umbrellas.

Espressio Cafe this evening, on the way home from the Village Board Meeting
Espressio Cafe had gotten a jump on its municipal approvals.
In other matters before the Board...

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton was authoriz­ed to use the Yacht Basin property for the 5th Annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with a rain date of Sunday October 9.

The Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center was authorized to use the Village Green and conduct a 5K Walk per route on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for lunch and festivities.

The FBI National Academy Associates were authorized to use Rogers Beach Pavilion on Friday, September 23 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm for a BBQ lunch for members (of the Associates, not Village residents).

The Westhampton Beach High School Student Government was authorized to hold the Annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 16 from 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm along Mill Road and down Main Street.

Beach United Methodist Church was authorized to use the Village parking lot on Mill Road on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am for registration purposes and as a staging area for the Beach Pedal Family 5K Race.

The Board of Trustees authorized Maeghan Mackie to transcribe the necessary information in re "Edelman v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Westhampton Beach," brought in New York State Supreme Court at the standard rate of $150.00 per session and $5.50 per page outside of her normal work day.

The Village Attorneys, Esseks, Hefter, Angel, Di Talia & Pasca, LLP, were authorized to represent the Village's Zoning Board of Appeals in the Article 78 proceeding captioned "Edelman v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Westhampton Beach" brought in New York State Supreme Court, at a discounted hourly municipal rate of $300.00.

The Village Board accepted the Proposal for Services submitted by National Water Main Cleaning Company to provide a video inspection of the drainage piping under Main Street in the amount of $6,510.00.

Also accepted was a Proposal for Services by Bartlett Tree Experts to remove various diseased trees around the Village in the amount of $2,715.00.

A Proposal for Services by A+ Technology for a three year Maintenance Agreement for the Village's security cameras was accepted in the amount of $7,285.351.

Caitlyn Gallagher was appointed a Beach Attendant for the remainder of the 2016 season at $10.00 per hour effective August 22, 2016.

The Board accepted the resignation of Irina Richardson from the Village Architectural Review Board, effective September 1, 2016.

The Board also accepted the resignation of Bruce Howson as School Crossing Guard, effective September 19, 2016.

The Board authorized the payment of a 2012/13 through 2015/16 property tax reduction in the sum of $2,500.00 to Scott DeSimone as ordered by the NYS Supreme Court.

Following a Public Comment portion dominated by Jack O'Dwer during which he attempted to instruct everyone on his Constitutional Right to speak as long as he wanted without being subjected to the tyranny of Village Clerk Elizabeth Lindtvit's five-mimute egg-timer, and lashed out at Anheuser-Busch for selling out to a German conglom­erate, the Village Board adjourned at 7:22 pm and retired into Executive Session for a discussion of personnel involv­ing the departments of Police and Public Works.

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