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Mineola Village Board Notebook: June 1

Other news from the June 1 village board meeting.

The Mineola  held a meeting on Wednesday, June 1. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

New Village Hall and Fire Department Roofs

  • The village awarded the bids for the new roofs at the village hall and fire department to Atlas Restoration Corp. in the amount of $580,000.
  • Additional bids were also received from GTS Construction ($633,000) and NJK Contractors ($949,000).
  • “We all know about the condition of the roof here at village hall,”  said. “It’s atrocious and it’s getting worse by the rainstorm as is the building at headquarters for the fire department. It’s an expense that we need to incur.”
  • The money for the project would be paid out of the village’s unreserved funds.
  • At the request of Trustee Lawrence Werther, “since the funding needs to be put in place before the work can commence,” the board passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor at his discretion to “go into whichever funding vehicle (will) save the village money, is less expensive to the village.”

Community Center Usage

  • The Mineola Leisure Club requested the use of the  auditorium on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a general purpose room for line dancing instruction from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. from September 6, 2011 to June 5, 2012.
  • The Mineola Leisure Club will also be holding a board meeting in a general purpose room on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. and a meeting for new member registration on August 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mineola Fire Department

  •  Chiefs Joseph Pratt, Jeffrey Clark and Lenny Schmitt will attend the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Annual Conference from June 15 - 18.
  • Robert Wilgosz was approved as a new member of the Mineola Fire Department Company No. 1.
  • A transfer of $500 was made from the Mineola Fire Department budget from communications to stationary & printing.

Building Permits

  • Requests for a 90-day extension of a building permit were granted for a residence at 331 Mineola Blvd. and a warehouse at 75 Windsor Ave.
  • Building Department supervisor Dan Whalen said that the owner of the warehouse is “not a stranger” to village court, but the project was begun as part of a stipulation in 2008 and a problem exists with funding and completion, being about “two-thirds” completed.
  • No construction on the warehouse has reportedly been done for the last 18 to 24 months according to Whalen.
  • Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira suggested permitting the extension with the understanding that no further extensions would be given and the warehouse owner would have to apply for a new permit and pay another fee if construction goes beyond the extension.

Other Board News

  • The board rejected a bid for the  unisex handicap bathroom project. According to Village Clerk Joseph Scalero, there was one bidder on the project who failed to meet the community development grant criteria, which funded the project. The project would be rebid.
  • A request to install a handicapped reserved parking space in front of 489 Andrews Rd. was approved.
  • Superintendent of Public Works Tom Rini reported that the rehabilitation of Well No. 5 has been completed and the water tested by the Nassau County Health Department and “everything has come up fine.” The well is slated to go back into service for the summer.
  • After receiving complaints from residents about the traffic signal at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Emory Road, Rini reported that contractors were present Wednesday reinstalling the “two loops” and would be brought back into proper timing by the state.
  • The village renewed its agreement with Nassau County for the administration of federal funds and community development. The agreement is renewed every 3 years and at that time villages and other municipalities have the option of withdrawing from the program.

The next meeting of the Mineola Village Board will be on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the .

SLJ June 07, 2011 at 09:54 PM
I was told a about a year and a half agoat a village meeting, that residences didn't need to have to get extensions on their home projects--I wonder what changed?
Jeanne Falabella June 18, 2011 at 08:56 PM
It all depends on who the resident is, who and what he knows and who is desperate to keep him happy.

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