Written by Alex Greco Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00
On the evening on Dec. 13, the Village of Sea Cliff’s Board of Trustees assembled for a regular meeting in Village Hall. The meeting started out with Mayor Bruce Kennedy wishing everyone a happy holiday and new year.
The mayor also praised members of the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee for its wonderful job decorating streetlights with wreaths, saying the village looks “much better as a result of their efforts.”
Trustee Carol Vogt spoke about the Mutual Concerns Holiday House Tour, saying it was a huge success. She also announced that the Sea Cliff Village Museum was in the process of starting a “then and now” exhibit and said that the museum would appreciate any donation of old household items.
Trustee Hayes thanked everyone in the village for their cooperation with the new leaf-bagging policy. According to a Public Works Report, delivered by John Mirando, the village saved a significant amount of money this year thanks to the policy.
On another note, Mr. Mirando also mentioned that the Department of Public Works is currently making changes to an attic at the Stetson Library and plans to improve the heating and insulation there.
There was inquiry from the public about a temporary water outage that occurred a few weeks ago to residents living on Ransom Avenue. Mayor Kennedy said this outage was a result of a mechanical malfunction at Aqua and that the problem was quickly addressed.
Resident Joe Krupinski raised concern about the new business hours that the new restaurant Olives by the Sea was granted by the village. He said that the current hours were “cramping their style” and making business difficult. Mayor Kennedy was quick to dismiss this, adding that the village, “granted them everything they asked for…in an expedient manner.” The mayor also said that the owners were more than welcome to discuss any concerns they had with the board.
The meeting adjourned at about 8:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 10, 2011 at 8 p.m. at Village Hall.