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March Minutes: Village Board 3/25/2010

Nyack, April 2 — Here are the yet-to-be-approved minutes from the Nyack Village Board meeting on March 25. Highlights include:

  • The Nyack Center will be hired to run Camp Nyack this summer. Nyack’s Summer Food program was also approved.
  • A parade route was approved during Earth Week (April 17-25) from Riverspace to Memorial Park via Main and Broadway.


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Village of Nyack Board of Trustees held at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at Nyack Village Hall, 9 North Broadway, Nyack New York

Hon. Richard Kavesh presiding:

PRESENT Richard Kavesh

Doug Foster

Steve Knowlton

Louise Parker





ALSO PRESENT:      Walter Sevastian                                 Village Attorney

Mary E. White                                                Village Clerk

ABSENT:                        Jen Laird-White                                  Trustee

John Cincotta                                                Village Treasurer

Pledge of Allegiance

Led by Steven Cea

**Special Presentation ‘€“ Hudson Valley Greenway/Nyack Greenway Trail (Marie Lorenzini)

Not present

Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the regular meeting of March 11, 2010 were approved as presented with a motion by Trustee Parker.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Knowlton and passed with a unanimous vote.

Public Comment

–       Trustee Knowlton moved to adopt by resolution that the village will contract with the Nyack Center to run Camp Nyack in the summer of 2010. Financials will be determined at a later date.  Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

–       Trustee Parker moved to adopt by resolution that the village will contract with Von Charpentier to run Nyack’s Summer Food program in 2010.  Mayor Kavesh seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Trustee Parker will notify Ms. Charpentier’s training requirements for the program.

The following signed up to speak during the additional public comment session:

–       Marianne Olive made a presentation to the Board regarding upcoming ‘€œEarth Week’€ events to take place (April 17th ‘€“ April 25th).  After discussion of her amended proposal, the temporary banner application was referred to the Building Department for approval.  At the recommendation of Parking Authority Supervisor John Lavelle, the parade route was amended to assemble and begin in the parking lot to the west of Riverspace and then to proceed east on Main St., south on Broadway, east on Depew to Memorial Park. A memo from Captain. Zimmerman (OPD) was also noted.

Village Clerk White informed the board that the insurance requirement for the banner had not been met.  Ms. Olive assured the board that insurance will be faxed to the Clerk’s office tomorrow.  To date, insurance certificates have not been received for the Earth Week events.

Reports to the Board

Orangetown Police Department

Village Treasurer

Village Attorney

-Attorney Sevastian provided a memo the board with the status of Cemetery Lane issue.  He asked for direction from the board.  After discussion, it was determined that the applicant (H. Dean-400 High Ave. Corp) should provide results of fact-finding measures (contact with adjacent property owners, alternate site plan, etc.).  The Village Attorney will contact DPW, Fire Department, and Orangetown P. D. and inquire as to what uses they have with this roadway and report back to the board.

-Status of meeting with Tan Wax

Village Clerk

-Franchise renewal (Cablevision) was referred to the Village Attorney; current contract expires 9/17/2012.

-Trupin Insurance Services contract renewal deferred, to 4/8/2010 meeting, at the

request of the Treasurer.

Parking Authority

Water Department

Public Hearing

Committee Reports

Public Works & Building

-Status report on the Nyack Marina (see attached memo)

Trustee Knowlton wanted to publically commend all employees who went ‘€˜above and beyond’ during and after recent storm.  Special thanks to Public Works employees and Parking Authority employees.

-Meeting with Jan Degenshein (Blue Gate Development) regarding Zoning Code revisions.


Economic Development

‘€˜Superblock’ RFP list soon to be available

Information Technology




Inter-Governmental Relations

– Mayor Kavesh reported on Trustee White’s Washington D.C. visit to the offices of Congressman Engel and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

Parks & Recreation

Budget, Finance, and Administration


The following dates were scheduled for Budget workshops:

3/25 ‘€“ 6pm, 4/1 ‘€“ 7pm, 4/8 ‘€“ 6pm. The public hearing on the budget will be held on April 22nd.

Old Business

Affordable Housing requirement-Village Clerk to remove this item from agenda


–       Tr. Parker moved to approve request from the American Legion to hold

Its annual Memorial Day parade on May 31, 2010 and to allocate $500 towards the

cost.  The motion was seconded by Mayor Kavesh and was passed unanimously.

–       Trustee Knowlton made a motion to approve request from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to have their Annual Hudson River Swim for Life on Sunday, September 12th, 2010 subject to confirmation of extent of required usage of Marina/boat launch.  Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed by unanimous vote.

–       Moved by Trustee Parker, seconded by Trustee Foster to approve temporary Banner application from Friends of the Nyacks for its Mostly Music Concert series to be hung at the S. Broadway/Hudson St. location (6/18-8/18).  Motion passed with unanimous vote. 

New Business

Memorializing Resolution (Congressman John Lewis)

Mayor Kavesh read resolution (see attached) proclaiming April 8th as John Lewis Day in Nyack into the minutes. It was adopted unanimously, with a few minor amendments, on a motion by Mayor Kavesh and seconded by Trustee Knowlton.

The resolution will be presented to Congressman John R. Lewis at the Nyack NAACP Dinner on April 8th by Trustee Parker on behalf of the Village.

It was moved by Mayor Kavesh, seconded by Trustee Parker to publically acknowledge and congratulate Valencia Douglas (Nyack Public School Superintendent) and Earl Miller (President, Nyack College) who are also being honored by the Nyack NAACP.

-Drew Burke spoke to the board regarding the following:

Nyack Center evening programs (noise, lack of supervision)

Senior Center (usage fees)

Orangetown Police patrol/enforcement

Executive Session


There being no further business nor anyone present wishing to be heard, Mayor Kavesh moved to close the regular meeting.  Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously at 8:27 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary E. White, Village Clerk

Village of Nyack

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