August Village Board Meeting

Thursday, August 03, 2017

August Village Board Meeting

After opening the meeting acknowledging that Clerk of the Village Elizabeth Lindtvit has been Certified by the New York State Society of Municipal Finance Officers and tossing some kudos at Westhampton Beach Police Detec­tive Steve McManus for his efforts in illegal pharmaceutical diversion, Mayor Maria Moore got down to business with a Special Exception Application for Entertainment Permit for The Claddagh Restaurant.

Following a recommendation by the Planning Board, a final approval of The Claddagh's permit was contingent on re­submitting a completed application.

Although the actions occurred this past April, the real news to emerge from the Village Board meeting was that due to the joint efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Village Police Department, an investigation was successfully concluded with the arrest of Rite Aid phar­ma­cist John Zauner.

(According to the DEA, Zauner had been illegally providing "a friend" with a Schedule IV controlled substance for several months. Not surprisingly, the pharmicist was summarily terminated.)

In routine municipal business, the Village Board, flying one short with the abserce of Trustee Brian Tymann, approved:

  • Approve the use of Great Lawn on Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the Annual Paragon Art Show and Sale.
  • Authorize the use of Village Property for Parking at Lashley Beach bay side for resident Alfred P. Tobin, on Saturday August 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for 20 cars provided there is the availability, and at Rogers Beach for residents Martine and Stanley Fleishman on Sunday August 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 25 cars provided there is the availability.
  • Authorize the use of Rogers Beach upper deck by Elaine Schickman on Thursday August 10, 2017 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for a memorial gathering.
  • Authorize Jamie Betham of Mambo Kitchen to the use of the Rogers and Lashley Beach parking lots on Thursday August 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for 30 cars for a voluntary beach clean-up project provided there is the availability.
  • Authorized the Home Shopping Network to use the Rogers Beach parking lot and two private locations on Main Street on Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the purposes of filming.
  • Authorized the Westhampton Beach Fire Department ito use Rogers Beach on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the Annual Fire Department BBQ.
  • Authorized Seafield Center to use the Rogers Beach Pavilion on Friday, September 8, 2017 (rain date September 14, 2017) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the 22nd Annual Wellness Day.
  • Approve Westhampton Free Library's request to use the Village Green on Friday September 1, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for an additional Music Class.
  • Authorized Mayor Moore to sign a one (1) year maintenance service contract with Eclipse Elevator Co. LLC for the maintenance of the two (2) elevators in Village Hall at a cost of $500.00 per month.
  • Authorizes the Mayor to execute any and all Service Agreement(s) with Lightpath for the maintenance and service of the data/phone lines including the telephone equipment at a monthly amount not to exceed $2,349.00 per month for a term not to exceed three years.
  • Following a review of the Village's telephone and data connectivity requirements, the Board authorized Mayor Moore to execute a service agreement with Lightpath for comprehensive telecommunication services.

The Board also promoted a number of Beach personnel, with attendant raises in hourly rates, effective August 4, 2017.

Also appointed as Seasonal Public Safety Dispatcher was Kristin Kiernan at an hourly rate of $18.00 effective August 4, 2017.

In the Public Portion of the meeting, Main Street commercial landlord David Assaulti (the former Weixelbaum's Market) asked cogent questions about the Village's plans for Main Street, including sewers, as did this blogger and Stillwaters resident Michael Nobiletti.

Pressed on costs and timetables, the Board assured everyone that various plans and options were being discussed and that all would be revealed to residents and taxpayers at a special meeting, perhaps as early as this September.

We remain dewy in anticipation.


1. Damiel Cohen said...

Thanks for the write-up Dean. This is why I read your blog.

To the extent that you or yours got "written up," you're quite welcome.
– Dean

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