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Mineola Village Board Notebook: April 4

Other news from the April 4 village board meeting.

The Mineola  held a meeting on Wednesday, April 4. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Reimbursement Check

  • Village clerk Joseph Scalero reported that the village had received a reimbursement check for his last year.
  • The cost of the trip was covered by two scholarships obtained by the village, coming at no cost.
  • “I appreciate the opportunity to take advantage of that,” Scalero said.

Pool Shuttle

  • The board authorized a public bid for the for the 2012 pool season.
  • Each year the village bids the shuttle service for local pickups and drop-offs throughout the village.
  • According to Scalero the pickup locations and schedule would remain the same, “this is strictly to solicit those bids for operators.”

Bruce Terrace Flood Mitigation

  • The is about “95 percent complete with engineering,” according to superintendent of public works Tom Rini.
  • “Right now they’re working on the barrier wall that has to be installed down in our drainage basin to separate the two areas for drainage fields.”
  • On April 5 Rini met with the village engineers and representatives from National Grid to review the streets which may be impacted due to the project – Dow and Liberty – which are having drainage lines installed as well as potentially moving a gas line on Dow and Denton.
  • Rini estimated that the village may go out to bid in late April or early May on the project.
  • The village was in receipt of the from the Town of North Hempstead on April 4 and was signed.

Wilson Park Parking Restrictions

  • A “No Commercial Vehicle Parking, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.” parking restriction will be installed in Parking Field No. 13 at the parking lot on Union Street.
  • “Over the last year-and-a-half or so I’ve seen a great deal of commercial vehicles using the parking lot as a storage area,” Rini said, “and over the winter it’s increased. It’s a lot of landscapers, moving companies, dump trucks, things like that and unfortunately with the season now upon us, now seeing them filling gas cans and oil cans and everything else out there we could have a spill out there and that’s not the reason for our parking field.”


  • The village awarded the contract for uniforms to Eighth Street Designs, the sole bidder. The village has used Eighth Street Designs for the past several years.
  • The board authorized the job posting for a half-time parking enforcement officer. Several years ago the village had two half-time enforcement positions but upon their retirements the positions were not filled in hopes of seeking efficiencies using existing parking enforcement officials that the village does employ. “We have noticed an increased violations down at the railroad station and in the downtown area that would justify probably bringing at least one person on at this time to try to keep traffic moving down at the station and also in the downtown area,” Rini said.
  • A request for proposal was drafted and will be advertised for a smart-growth redevelopment for the northeast corner of First Street and Third Avenue, formally the site of the satellite parking garage behind .
  • A contract for the was awarded to Tri-State Paving, LLC with a bid of $263,996.45. The village has not worked with the company, but has conducted a background check.

Budget Transfers

  • A budgetary transfer in the 2011-12 fiscal year budget in the amount of $146,426.67 from the general fund was approved. A transfer from the water fund for fiscal 2011-12 was made in the amount of $16,278.76. A transfer from the library fund for fiscal 2011-12 was made in the amount of $25,897.85. A transfer from the pool fund for fiscal 2011-12 was made in the amount of $5,322.
  • Budgetary transfers for the in a total amount of $27,818.10 were made from the following lines: from personal services ($25,408.88), annual installation & inspection ($.32), insurance jr. firefighter ($490), bond anticipation note interest ($8.90) to contractual personal services ($1,200), equipment – chief’s car ($18,605.94), fitness equipment ($6,020), serial bond interest ($.16) and services award admin exp ($82); from defensive driving ($410) to badges & plaques ($410); from repairs of buildings ($1,500) to turnout gear ($1,500).

March Financial Report

The financial reports for the village for the month of March is as follows:

  • 25 residential permits issued for $14,632
  • 14 commercial permits for $10,891
  • one application for the board of zoning appeals for $100
  • 49 applications for rental registration for $22,925
  • 16 plumbing permits for $2,870
  • 18 electrical permits for $6,450
  • 27 title searches for $2,504.50
  • 26 certificates of occupancy for $725
  • 43 licenses for new businesses for $5,790
  • for a subtotal of $66,887.50.
  • There were three notices of violations and 10 summonses issued during the month.

Other Board News

  • The requested the use of Wilson Park Field for its summer department picnic on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The 2012 Mineola Street Fair will be conducted on Sunday, September 23 with a raindate of September 30.
  • The Mineola School District requested use of Wilson Park to conduct the ’s annual kindergarten class picnic on Tuesday, June 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The village will plant a tree on Friday, April 27 at 8 a.m. in honor of Arbor Day in front of the where a tree was lost in the recent hurricane storm this past year.
  • Boy Scout Troop 45 will make use of the auditorium for a specialized first aid course reportedly relating to a merit badge on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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