Mineola Village Board Notebook: June 6

Other news from the June 6 village board meeting.

The Mineola  held a meeting on Wednesday, June 6. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary Clob Honoree

  • The Mineola and Garden City Rotary Club held their annual dinner on June 27 at the Stewart Manor Country Club.
  • The group will be honoring Mineola resident Lucy Gaglione, a firefighter in the Williston Park Fire Department and who is heavily involved with the Long Island chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • “She spends a lot of her time going down to Fort Bragg, making sure the soldiers know how we feel about them,” trustee Lawrence Werther said. “She spends countless hours at veteran’s hospitals taking care of soldiers and making sure that they know that what they are doing is appreciated.”


  • A 6-year certified building inspector of the building department made a request for a salary adjustment. Village clerk Joseph Scalero explained that “because of a timing issue the next building inspector to be hired will actually be coming in at a higher than this person we hired. Out of fairness... the department is requesting a $2.95/ hour raise; this would put him on par with that.” This is a non-union position.
  • A list of four seasonal employees to be hired in the sanitation department, two of which are returning, was approved.

Building Department

  • The board denied the installation of a third electric meter for the basement area at 179 Cleveland Ave. which was proposed to be used only by the owner. Building superintendent Dan Whalen stated that even though the owner submitted a letter explaining why they want a third meter, reportedly for ancillary lighting and smoke detectors, “it is not necessary.” The building was an existing non-conforming two-family dwelling.
  • The board approved the installation of a “handicapped reserved” parking sign in front of 208 Andrews Road. The spot is not reserved for the resident as anyone with a handicapped permit can park in the space.
  • A request for a 90-day extension of a building permit for a kitchen renovation at 19 Shortridge Drive was approved.

May Financial Report

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

  • 34 residential permits issued for $10,650
  • 18 commercial permits for $3,362.50
  • 12 applications for rental registration for $3,375
  • 30 plumbing permits for $4,895; 25 electrical permits for $2,000
  • 26 title searches for $2,268.75
  • 20 certificates of occupancy for $500
  • two applications for the board of zoning appeals: one for a subdivision for $3,000
  • 15 licenses for new businesses for $3,550
  • for a subtotal of $33,601.25.
  • There were court dispositions in the amount of $7,050 for a grand total of $40,651.25.

Other Board News

  • announced that a company is looking to lease or purchase a section of the green space adjacent just east of the on the south side of East Jericho Turnpike and develop it into a parking lot.
  • A request from the for the use of the picnic area for their annual picnic on August 4 from 10 .m. to 7 p.m. was approved.
  • Special use permits were approved by the board for the on Herricks Road and a on the corner of Roslyn Road and Second Avenue.


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