Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 02/21/17

Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 02/21/17

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Long Beach City Council was held on 2/21/2017. Present were City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Chumi Diamond, Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore. Also present was Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi and City Manager Jack Schnirman. This meeting was also live streamed on Facebook at facebook.com/LongBeachCOA. The meeting was packed with standing room only and a number of media outlets in attendance. Item #4 (Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances) was the subject of the most discourse with numerous people making statements on the matter. PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 78 West Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Restaurant PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 143 East Park Avenue (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Clothing/Shoe Store PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Fire Prevention and Protection. 1. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Fire Prevention and Protection. Legislative Memo: This amendment allows the City to create a position for a third assistant chief (which is an unpaid position) within the Fire Department, in order to continue best practice methods for the department. PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Ocean Beach Park. PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance Authorizing Financing for Cost of Separation Payments To or For the Benefit of Employees of the City, Stating the Estimated Total Cost Thereof is $2,450,000, Appropriating Said Amount Therefor, and Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $2,450,000 Bonds of Said City to Finance Said Appropriation. 2. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 78 West Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Restaurant 3. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 143 East Park Avenue (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Clothing/Shoe Store 4. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Ocean Beach Park. Legislative Memo: This amendment would allow for the sale of limited alcoholic beverages at the concession stands adjacent to the boardwalk, pursuant to the strict terms and conditions to be placed in their concession leases with the City. 5. Ordinance Authorizing Financing for Cost of Separation Payments To or For the Benefit of Employees of the City, Stating the Estimated Total Cost Thereof is $2,450,000, Appropriating Said Amount Therefor, and Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $2,450,000 Bonds of Said City to Finance Said Appropriation. Legislative 6. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the Removal, Furnishing and Installation of a Sludge Collection System at the City’s Water Pollution Control Plant with the Lowest Responsible Bidder. Legislative Memo: The sludge collection system has outlived its useful life and must be replaced as it is the mechanism used for the removal of settled solids in the facility. Funding is provided through the Capital Improvement Plan. 7. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Miscellaneous General Hardware Items on an “As NeededBasis. Legislative Memo: This item provides the City with the ability to make hardware purchases “as needed” during the course of performing daily jobs, which require no delivery and are limited to “pick-up” at the local supplier’s place of business. ITEM #8 was tabled. 8. Resolution Authorizing the Publication of a Notice of Joint Public Hearing to Discuss the Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan and Environmental Assessment for the City of Long Beach Pursuant to Requirements of New York State General City Law and New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Legislative Memo: The Comprehensive Plan provides an overall guide for the City over the next twenty years, encompassing elements such as transportation, infrastructure, housing, land use and the economy. After the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, and the economic recession prior to the storm, it was apparent that an updated Comprehensive Plan was needed with a focus on resiliency and economic sustainability measures and to insure good development decisions to protect against over development. Over the past two years, extensive City-wide public outreach was undertaken. The City held ten public meetings; five community advisory committee meetings; four high need area meetings; and two focus group meetings on arts/culture and the economy. Grant funding was awarded for this project from New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of State (DOS).
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Lady goes H.A.M. @ Long Beach City Council Meeting.

Lady goes H.A.M. @ Long Beach City Council Meeting.

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Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17

Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17

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Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17 HD Present were Long Beach City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo, Scott Mandel, Chumi Diamond and Anissa Moore. Also present was Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. 1. Resolution Authorizing an Amendment and Extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Civil Service Employees Association. Legislative Memo: This contract will generate both short and long-term savings, particularly in the form of health care contributions, which the City will be receiving for the first time. This Agreement was voted on and approved by the union membership. 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the Rental of Portable Restroom Trailers for the Ocean Beach Park. Legislative Memo: After the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, the City rebuilt five ADA compliant comfort stations. Again this summer season, the City wants to supply four portable restrooms, two of which are ADA compliant. Funding is being provided through public assistance grant monies from FEMA. 3. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the City Comptroller to Transfer Funds within the 2016-2017 Budget. Legislative Memo: Every year in order to prepare for the closing of the budget cycle, a Council resolution is placed on the Agenda giving the City Manager and the City Comptroller the authority to transfer unexpended funds within the current fiscal year.
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Franklin Pleads with Long Beach City Council to Fix 2017 Budget

Franklin Pleads with Long Beach City Council to Fix 2017 Budget

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Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/19/17

Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/19/17

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Long Beach City Council Meeting held on 7/19/17 at 7PM. This video is provided by the LongBeachCOA. Present were Long Beach City Council Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Chumi Diamond, Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore. Also present were Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. Absent from this meeting was Long Beach City Council President Len Torres. On the agenda tonight is: 1. Resolution Authorizing Publication of the General Summary of the Capital Improvement Program for the Next Five Years, and Authorizing Publication of the General Summary of the Proposed Budget for Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, and Notice of Public Hearings Thereon. 2. Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendments to the General Fund for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. Legislative Memo: This amendment appropriates additional revenue received by the City from DPW masonry fees, a New York State Senior Grant (which will provide senior yoga classes, film, music and art appreciation courses, and host a senior artist show) and Earth Day donations. http://longbeachcoa.com #longbeach
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Long Beach City Council City Manager Update 04/04/17

Long Beach City Council City Manager Update 04/04/17

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Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman delivers the City Manager's update at the April 4, 2017 regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council. According to a chart contained in a New York Newsday article published November 29, 2016, Mr Schnirman was the highest paid leader of any city or town. Additionally, Jack Schnirman is candidate for the position of Comptroller in Nassau County New York as part of a Nassau Forward campaign.
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Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 01/03/17

Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 01/03/17

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The regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council was held on 1/3/17. Present were Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore. Also present was Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. Council President Len Torres was absent. Council Member Eileen Goggin was not present due to successfully winning a judgeship in the recent election and she will no longer serve on the Council. At the beginning of the meeting a proclamation was given to the City workers who searched exhaustively through piles of garbage to recover a residents lost property and successfully recovered same. Great Work! City Manager Jack Schnirman provided a City update and stated that Resident Parking Permits are now on sale in the City Clerks office. He also advised that the Carry Out Bag Ordinance will take effect on April 2. On 1/16 the MLK Day parade will be held with a ceremony both before and after the parade. He also mentioned the Snowflake Race and the Polar Bear Plunge. PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 34 East Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Foot Spa 1. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 34 East Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Foot Spa 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Various Chemicals for the Water Purification Plant from the Lowest Responsible Bidders. Legislative Memo: This item is awarded on an annual basis giving the City the ability to purchase these chemicals, on an as needed basis, at the lowest prices available. 3. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Traffic Signs on an “As NeededBasis from the Lowest Responsible Bidders. Legislative Memo: This item gives the City the ability to purchase traffic signs, on an as needed basis, at the lowest prices available. 4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement for Disaster Management Response and Recovery Consulting Services. Legislative Memo: To continue to assist the City in its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, it’s recovery plan, and maximizing reimbursements from FEMA. Said Agreement shall be reviewed by FEMA in order to insure that it meets with all FEMA requirements. Good and Welfare At the start of the session Council Vice President Anthony Eramo advised residents that the Good and Welfare was not a Question and Answer session. He also advised that an email address was being set up LBCITYCOUNCIL2017@longbeachny.gov to accept applications to be the replacement on the City Council. A resident spoke about the process for using the Long Beach Trolley Bus. The resident stated that email requests for information went unanswered. The resident stated that a party was picked up by the Trolley and driven to the Buoy Bar. Mr. Schnirman stated “the facts are not necessarily as you presented them” in response to the statement. A resident spoke about the City Council rotation. The resident spoke about a law that is needed, but implores the Council to get back to him, as he doesn’t want to keep waiting for a reply. He then stated “take action for the people who put you there.” A resident asked about the status of the volunteer boards, and what was the selection process. She stated that in the past the boards met rarely, if ever. Mr. Schnirman states that they will be looking at the boards soon. A resident asked what the qualifications are that the current Council is looking for to be on the City Council. Anthony Eramo replied that the only requirement was to be a resident for two years. Eramo also stated that “the Charter is clear, we are going to appoint to fill Ms. Goggin’s seat.” A resident spoke about that the East End trash pickup is on Mondays and that most holidays are also on Mondays. She stated that there used to be pickups on Tuesdays when holidays were on Mondays. She also stated that some members of the Civic Association was unaware that there was no pickup this week. A resident asked if there was any progress on his suggestion to paint a mural on City Garage since he last asked. There was also a question on monitoring overtime costs.
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Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 12/06/16

Regular Long Beach City Council Meeting 12/06/16

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The regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council was held on 12/6/16. Present were Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Scott Mandel, Anissa Moore and Eileen Goggin. Also present was Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. 1. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement for Water/Sewer Testing at the Water Treatment Plant with the Sole Responsible Bidder. Legislative Memo: This is a standard annual contract that the City has always had in place for the testing of water and sewer at the Water Treatment Plant. The City is required by the New York State Dept. of Environment Conservation and the Nassau County Department of Health to perform said testing. 2. Resolution Authorizing Settlement of Certiorari Proceedings. Legislative Memo: These are anticipated settlements and were budgeted for in the current fiscal year. 3. Resolution Authorizing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing of an Application to Waive the Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 34 East Park Avenue (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Foot Spa Good and Welfare A resident read a letter from the Beach to Bay organization regarding the Oceanside/Long Beach Alternative Use Plan. Ms. Goggin stated that she is against FEMA monies being spent in Oceanside. Ms. Moore encouraged the resident to pursue action. A resident made statements about the City Council Presidency rotation. A resident spoke about the Brady Risk Environmental program not being licensed plumbers in the City. Mr. Agostisi states that Brady subcontracts to licensed Long Beach plumbers, but he does not have the information with him as to who they are. The resident stated that when she called City Hall no one could tell who was licensed. Ms. Moore asks that the information be posted. A resident asked what the protocol is to appoint a new councilperson when Ms. Goggin leaves. Mr. Torres states that the City Council has not yet met but that there will be a vetting process. Mr. Torres also states that it has been protocol to interview candidates and then take a vote. Ms. Goggin asked what the protocol is for a special election. Mr. Agostisi states that the City has to ask the Governor to conduct a special election. A resident spoke about Carbon Monoxide at the Ice Arena and implored the City to get CO detectors. The resident suffered a personal family loss due to Carbon Monoxide. Mr Schnirman states that CO detectors have now been installed at the Ice Arena and have been ordered already for all other City facilities. A resident spoke about handicap parking being important, and asked about the Transportation Improvement Program. There was a question about the proposed hiring of a grant coordinator and what the hiring process will be. Additional comments on cameras for busses and City Garage, bus shelters and bus dispatcher overtime. The Council was unable to provide answers to the questions at this time. A resident asked for an update on the Council President issue. A question on what the threshold is for the Council to vote on certiorari settlements and should the pubic be made aware of lesser settlements. A question was asked if the City received a violation for not having CO detectors at the Ice Arena. Mr. Schnirman states the City received no violation. Ms. Goggin states the City Manager turned down her request to put a Council Presidency vote on the agenda because members Torres, Eramo and Mandel do not want it. She states last caucus meeting was cancelled. Mr. Torres stated that he was not in Puerto Rico on vacation but was caring for his 100 year old father. A resident discussed possible enhancements to bus service particularly for the summer and offered suggestions including possible “hopper” passes to allow rides all day. A resident discussed issues including the recent Newsday article, the revolving Presidency, Brady Risk, the upcoming LGBTQ festival preparation, Social Bikes and stated that residents honored with ornaments on the City tree were not notified nor was information on why they were honored available. Mr Schnirman stated that Social Bikes is in the 2nd year of contract and has not yet become profitable to trigger payments to the City. He hopes the 3rd year will be profitable. He also states that the LGBTQ festival will have a planning process and that he does not believe it will be like Irish Day. The meeting concluded.
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Long Beach City Council Meeting 03/21/17

Long Beach City Council Meeting 03/21/17

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Long Beach City Council was held on 3/21/2017. Present were City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Chumi Diamond and Anissa Moore. Also present was City Manager Jack Schnirman. Absent were Council member Scott Mandel and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. This meeting was also live streamed on Facebook at facebook.com/LongBeachCOA. PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 1013 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Insurance Agency Office PUBLIC HEARING: For the purpose of providing all persons and representatives of organizations with significant social, economic and environmental interests an adequate opportunity to publicly present their views on and propose activities for the City’s Community Development Program for the 2017-2018 (43rd Year). 1. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re: Premises 1013 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Insurance Agency Office 2. Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application with the County of Nassau for the Purpose of Undertaking a Community Development Program, Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as Amended, and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as Amended, for Inclusion in the City’s Community Development Program for 2017-2018 (43rd Year). Legislative Memo: The public hearing gives citizens the opportunity to provide input and make their comments known regarding what type of eligible activities the City of Long Beach should apply for in the 43rd year application. Eligible activities include but are not limited to: Homeownership Assistance and Housing Rehabilitation Programs; Public Facility and Public Improvement Projects; Public Service Programs; Economic Development & Business Assistance. Eligible activities must meet one or more of the three national objectives listed in federal statutes as follows: (i) Provide benefits to low and moderate income persons, (ii) Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or (iii) Provide funding for projects that have a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community March 21, 3. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase an Ambulance for the City’s Fire Department. Legislative Memo: This new ambulance will be the primary 24 hour paramedic ambulance. The Fire Department will be removing a 14-year old ambulance from use. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Plan. 4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Amend the Current Agreement for the Furnishing and Planting of Various Trees in the City and to Transfer Funds. Legislative Memo: Funding is now available through the use of a Community Development Block Grant, for the planting of eighteen Regal Prince Oak trees to replace trees that have died along JJ Evans Boulevard. 5. Resolution to Schedule the Second Regular Council Meeting of April for Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Legislative Memo: Due to the holiday of Passover, the members of the City Council desire to schedule said meeting for Wednesday, April 19th Copies of all Long Beach City Council videos are archived and linked on www.longbeachcoa.com
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Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17 Facebook Live Feed

Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17 Facebook Live Feed

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Long Beach City Council Meeting 04/04/17 Facebook Live Feed Present were Long Beach City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo, Scott Mandel, Chumi Diamond and Anissa Moore. Also present was Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. 1. Resolution Authorizing an Amendment and Extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Civil Service Employees Association. Legislative Memo: This contract will generate both short and long-term savings, particularly in the form of health care contributions, which the City will be receiving for the first time. This Agreement was voted on and approved by the union membership. 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the Rental of Portable Restroom Trailers for the Ocean Beach Park. Legislative Memo: After the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, the City rebuilt five ADA compliant comfort stations. Again this summer season, the City wants to supply four portable restrooms, two of which are ADA compliant. Funding is being provided through public assistance grant monies from FEMA. 3. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the City Comptroller to Transfer Funds within the 2016-2017 Budget. Legislative Memo: Every year in order to prepare for the closing of the budget cycle, a Council resolution is placed on the Agenda giving the City Manager and the City Comptroller the authority to transfer unexpended funds within the current fiscal year.
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Long Beach City Council Meeting 05/02/17

Long Beach City Council Meeting 05/02/17

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Long Beach City Council Meeting held on 5/02/17 at 7PM. This video is provided by the LongBeachCOA. Present were Long Beach City Council President Len Torres, Long Beach City Council Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Chumi Diamond, Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore. Also present were Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. On the agenda is: PUBLIC HEARING: For the purpose of giving citizens an adequate opportunity to publicly present their views on the General Summary of the Proposed Budget for the year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 1. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for Emergency Sanitary Sewer Replacement at the Intersection of West Beech Street and Connecticut Avenue from the Lowest Responsible Bidder. Legislative Memo: This resolution is required for the replacement of approximately 210 linear feet of failing sanitary sewer main. Funding is available through the Capital Improvement Plan. 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for Street Lighting Maintenance and Repairs with the Sole Responsible Bidder and to Transfer Funds. Legislative Memo: The City is terminating its contract with the current vendor and entering into a new agreement for said services with Welsbach Electric Corp, who has successfully worked with the City since 1997. 3. Resolution Fixing and Providing for the 2017 Season of the Ocean Beach Park. LATE ADDITION ON NIGHT OF MEETING 4.Resolution Authorizing Publication for Hearing of an Ordinance Authorizing Various Capital Projects In and For the City of Long Beach, Nassau County, New York, Stating the Estimated Total Cost Thereof is $14,973,000, Appropriating Said Amount Therefor, Including the Expenditure of $5,525,950 Expected to be Received in State or Federal Aid, Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $14,973,000 Bonds of Said City to Finance Said Appropriation; and Further Authorizing Any Amounts Received from the United States of America and/or The State of New York to be Expended Toward the Cost of Certain of Such Capital Projects as Indicated Herein, or Redemption of any Notes And Bonds Issued Therefor or to be Budgeted as an Offset to the Taxes For Payment of the Principal of and Interest on Said Notes and Bonds
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Long Beach City Council City Manager Update 02/07/17

Long Beach City Council City Manager Update 02/07/17

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Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman delivers the City Manager's update at the February 7, 2017 regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council.
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Long Beach City Council Meeting 03/07/17

Long Beach City Council Meeting 03/07/17

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Long Beach City Council was held on 3/7/2017. Present were City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo and Council Members Chumi Diamond, Scott Mandel and Anissa Moore. Also present was Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi and City Manager Jack Schnirman. This meeting was also live streamed on Facebook at facebook.com/LongBeachCOA. 1. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement for Disaster Management Response and Recovery Consulting Services. Legislative Memo: This allows the City to retain another consultant to continue to assist the City in its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, its recovery plan, and maximizing reimbursements from FEMA. Funding for this is provided through FEMA. 2. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Amend the Current Contract for Engineering/Design and Construction Administration Services for the Rehabilitation of the 600 Block of West Hudson Street (between Grand and Lindell Boulevards). Legislative Memo: Additional work is required in the engineering phase for the rehabilitation of the 600 block of West Hudson Street. Funding is provided though the Capital Improvement Plan. 3. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase a Shallow Water Boat and Trailer for the City’s Fire Department from the Sole Responsible Bidder. Legislative Memo: This boat will be used for shallow water rescues by the Fire Department. Funding is provided through grant monies the City received. 4. Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application with the County of Nassau for the Purpose of Undertaking a Community Development Program, Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as Amended, and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as Amended, for Inclusion in the City’s Community Development Program for 2017-2018 (43rd Year). Legislative Memo: This resolution calls for a Public Hearing to be held on March 21, 2017, affording all persons the opportunity to publicly present their views and propose activities for Community Development Programs. 5. Resolution Authorizing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing of an Application to Waive the Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 1013 West Beech Street (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Insurance Agency
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Occupy Long Beach Disrupts City Council Meeting

Occupy Long Beach Disrupts City Council Meeting

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In the largest show of civil disobedience in Occupy Long Beach's one-month existence, about 40 group members disrupted Tuesday night's city council meeting in an attempt to force the council to address OLB's request that Lincoln Park be fashioned temporarily into a 24-hour-per-day "free-speech zone" that allows for the use of tents.
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Long Beach NY Regular City Council Meeting 10/05/16

Long Beach NY Regular City Council Meeting 10/05/16

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City of Long Beach NY City Council Meeting held on 10/5/2016 1. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the Furnishing and Installation of Wardrobe and Box Lockers at the City’s Ice Arena Legislative Memo: Flood waters from Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage to the City’s Ice Arena, destroying the lockers used by skaters. Funding for this rehabilitation is being provided through public assistance grant monies from FEMA and through the Capital improvement Plan. 2. Resolution Establishing Base Proportions in Accordance with Provisions of Article 19 of the Real Property Tax Law. Legislative Memo: This is an annual resolution which provides the Tax Assessor’s Office with the formula necessary to calculate property tax rates, pursuant to the Real Property Tax Law, which is levied upon homestead (residential) and non-homestead (commercial) properties as directed by the State of New York. This legislation was passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor. 3. Resolution Authorizing Publication for Hearing of an Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Carryout Bags. Legislative Memo: The intent of this ordinance is to promote the use of reusable bags over carryout bags, in order to reduce the negative environmental and economic impacts associated with carryout bags. It is our finding that imposing a bag fee on the customer can create a shift in consumer behavior toward the use of reusable bags and significantly reduce the amount of carryout bags within our City. 4. Resolution Authorizing Publication for Hearing of an Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach Re: Plumbing. Legislative Memo: In 1979 the City amended the Code of Ordinances to allow reciprocal agreements for licensed plumbers with other towns, cities and villages located within Nassau County. In the months following Superstorm Sandy, the demand for plumbers in Long Beach was tremendous due to saltwater intrusion in homes and businesses throughout the City. That demand was also evident in so many other areas across Long Island hit hard by the storm. This amendment shall allow reciprocal agreements to be entered into with other towns, cities and villages within Nassau and Suffolk. This affords residents the ability to hire from a greater pool of licensed plumbers without resorting to unlicensed and/or inadequately supervised plumbers, and conversely allowing Long Beach licensed plumbers to work in such other entities. 5. Resolution Authorizing Publication of a Notice of Public Hearing of an Application to Waive the Off-Street Parking Requirements for Premises: 58 West Park Avenue (street floor), Long Beach, New York. Re: Retail Store and Wine Bar. Present were Long Beach City Council President Len Torres, Vice President Anthony Eramo, Council members Eileen Goggin, Scott Mandell and Anissa Moore. Also present were Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Corporation Counsel Robert Agostisi. Good and Welfare Residents spoke against over development in Long Beach and the 530 W Broadway project in particular. A large number of people were present with signs and tee shirts in opposition to the project. Councilwomen Goggin and Moore both stated that they were opposed to the project. A resident pleaded with the Council to "respect the character of Long Beach." Question on if there would be a presentation to explain the Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Torres states there will be a presentation. Congratulations to Corp Counsel on recovering 2.5 million in unpaid taxes. Question on possible half day beach passes. Question on West End speedbumps. A discussion that all streetlights have been retrofitted to energy efficient LED fixtures but complaints are being received about glare from these lights. The City has ordered 50 Glare Shields to defelct light away from residents homes where needed. Discussion that some valves in the Canals are stuck open due to debris and that Kirkwood Street flooded during last nor'easter. Valves can only be cleaned at low tide due to lack of a boat. A regular maintenance routine was suggested. The bid for roof repairs at the MLK Center is due in Public Works on 10/6 and a restoration contract may be before the Council at the next meeting. A resident questioned if there was a way to abate the odors emanating from the sewer plant. The Long Beach COA read a letter previously sent to Council Members asking for information that some Council members had not yet answered. A resident asked about repairs to a cold water shower available to women who use the steam room at the Recreation Center. Mr. Torres aided the resident by translating the request from Spanish.
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Long Beach Streetcar Proposal: City Council

Long Beach Streetcar Proposal: City Council

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1/22/17 - Fixed auto-generated subtitles! On January, 17th 2017 I brought my streetcar proposal before the Long Beach City Council for the first time. I hope they liked the DVDs I made them!
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