May Village Board Meeting

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May Village Board Meeting

The meeting again started late this evening due to Black Sheep Television's tardy arrival with, according to video­grapher Jacques Dittes, a new high definition camera.

(Exactly what that has to with with the 7:10 pm start time was not immediately clear.)

Mayor Maria Moore announced that the June Village Board Meeting would be held June 8 instead of June 1 due to Trustee availability... two of the Board will be else­where engaged on the usual day.

An approval for six outdoor tables and 12 chairs, less than the requested 24 chairs, was given The Claddagh Restau­rant at 141 Montauk Highway.

A similar Special Exception for outdoor dining at The Mill Road House (Mechanic's Hall) was tabled for a future date.

A new section (Chapter 80) of the Village Code for an Entertainment Special Permit and fee schedule ($150.00) was discussed, then following intra-Board colloquy and input from attendees, Deputy Mayor Ralph Urban read the proposed new code, with amendements on the fly. It was adopted by a vote of 5-0.

The firm of Satty, Levine and Ciacco was appointed to audit the Village's financial statements for the fiscal year 2016-17 at a cost of $22,100.00, plus an audit of the Village Justice Court at a cost of $3,750.00.

Beaver Lake Condominium was authorized to use the Trustee Meeting Room on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to hold their annual election meeting.

Ocean Dunes Club Condominium was authorized to use the Village Hall Board Meeting Room on Sunday June 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to Noon for their Annual Condominium Meeting.

Harbor House Cooperative was authorized to use the Village Hall Meeting Room at on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:30 am to Noon for their Annual Election Meeting.

The Westhampton Cultural Consortium was authorized to conduct outdoor concerts each Thursday beginning June 29, 2017 through September 7, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the Village Green.

The Westhampton Beach Historical Society was authorized to use the Great Lawn from Friday July 21, 2017 to Sunday July 23, 2017 for a Revolutionary War Re-Enactment with the following conditions:

  1. Lights out by 11:00 pm.
  2. No Sunday morning noise prior to 12:00 pm.
  3. Replacement of any displaced grass or soil.
  4. A limit of one (1) banner on the corner of the property and one (1) activity schedule sign.

 

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce was authorized to use the Village Green on Saturday June 3, 2017 and Sunday June 4, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Maggie Burbank Arts and Crafts Show.

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce was authorized to use the Municipal Parking Lot on Mill Road on Saturdays starting May 13, 2017 and ending October 28, 2017 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for the seasonal Farmers Market.

The Board of Trustees approved the Westhampton Free Library's applications for Use of Village Property at Rogers Beach for sundry events from July 3, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Various permit approvals for outdoor tables and chairs, and outdoor music, were authorized:

  • Funcho's Fajita Grill
  • Dee Angelo's
  • Boom Burger (formally "Big City Burger")

 

Seasonal Rogers and Lashley Beach Personnel, and Village Marina Personnel were appointed at rates ranging from $10.00/hour to $25.00/hour.

Ralph Allocca and Noah Hanyo were appointed as Part-Time DPW Laborers, while the retirement of Highway Laborer Mark Giedra was accepted effective May 30, 2017.

Robert Benjamin, Joseph E. Loria, Jeffrey Platt, Joseph R. Loria, Mark Weiss, Nicholas Tyson and John Rankin were appointed as Seasonal Police Officers at an hourly rate of $22.00, while Louis Bancroft and Anthony Walsh were appointed as Seasonal Traffic Control Officers at an hourly rate of $14.00, effective May 15, 2017.

The Board of Trustees accepted the retirements of Police Sergeant Nicholas Fusco and Police Detective Edwin Hamor, effective May 25, 2017.

The infrastructure at Rogers Beach Pavilion was improved with the authorization, at a cost of up to $2,865.00, a kitchen exhaust fan, and six (6) Xlerator Hand Dryers at a cost not to exceed $500 each.

The most controversal action of the even was passed without discussion, comment or raised eyebrow: the Village elected to extend eligibility for health care coverage to the Domestic Partners of its employees, vestees and retirees using the NYSHIP eligibility criteria.

Pontoon Paddler, Inc. which holds a permit for a canoe/kayak/paddle board rental service concession at the Village Marina that extends through December 31, 2018, was granted leave to expand its permitted activities to to conduct two-to-three hour chartered cruises for 6-8 customers on the permit holder's pontoon boat.

(The "Party Boats" are coming.)

The entire meeting, from belated start to finish took just one hour.

Comments

1. Jeanne Speir said...

Are they boating their customers out to less polluted water?

Open water, because it moves more freely, is always preferable to "crick water."

What I don't get is the description of the pontoon boats as taking people on "tours," which suggests points of specific interest to sight-seers.
Dean

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