Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00
The New York area is in the middle of the biggest and most unforgiving snow blizzard season in memory. Members of the Village of Massapequa Park are reading the same weather reports as everyone else and are adapting with budget modifications and inter-fund budget transfers.
Such topics were a major part of the most recent Village of Massapequa board of trustee meeting, one held Jan. 24.
Budget modifications went toward snow removal and tree trimming funds. For instance, the BOT approved moving $16,595 from the State Retirement budget towards Snow Removal. It also approved sending $4,802 from the Workers Compensation budget to that same Snow Removal budget.
In a lesser amount, the BOT approved $700 from a Contingency Account to the Tree Trimming portion of the budget.
In addition, the BOT authorized the several Inter-fund budget transfers.
From the General Fund, it approved moving $27,000 from the Street Administration, Equipment portion of the budget and $1,000 from the Contingency Account all to the Capital Fund. The transfers will be used for replacement of fuel tanks in village trucks.
In other news, the BOT approved a Dry Well Easement agreement with an establishment on Merrick Road. It also approved a sign permit applications for Long Island Checker Cab, located on Front Street. The BOT also tabled, until its next meeting, a sign permit application from Vantastic Autos, located on Sunrise Highway.
Finally, the BOT approved an advertisement for a Grievance Day to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15 between the hours of 4 to 8 p.m. in Village Hall, 151 Front St.