Tarrytown Board of Trustees 3/5/12

St. Patrick's Day Parade March 11; Easter Egg Hunt, March 31; Tarrytown No Longer in Need of Urban Renewal Agency; Day Camp Director Appointed


Liaison Reports

Trustee Robert Hoyt announced the Tarrytown Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-8 will take place on Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Patriot's Park.

The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 11 beginning on Main Street at 1:30 p.m.

Administrator's Report and Public Comments

The county paper shredder, scheduled for May 12, to the truck.

In response to resident Lori Semeraro's question about the legality of a tattoo given at the  on January 10 before the shop was officially opened, Village Administrator Michael Blau said the shop was in full compliance of the law because a temporary certificate of occupancy had been issued.

Blau's answer did not satisfy Semeraro who insisted that on January 10 the shop had not yet been given permission to operate in compliance with the Rockland Sanitary Code.

"This was a controversial issue," said Semeraro. "I would have expected that we would follow the letter of the law."

On another issue, also raised by Semeraro, Blau said he had requested but not yet received the air monitor calibration data from AAA Fire and Security, Inc.

Semeraro filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get the preventive maintenance data from the Village that she said should be routinely filed by AAA.

"All I got was a bill for the services," said Semeraro. "I am not saying they are falsifying data. I am saying we don't have any data."

Also during the public comments period, a resident from Martling Avenue took the opportunity to congratulate the Board on its efforts to reduce energy use.


The Board agreed to retain a company to provide an uninterrupted power source (UPS) for the police department. Apparently, when the power supply fails, there is a 15-second time lapse before the generator kicks in, causing communication interruption. The UPS will resolve that issue.

Responding to a request by the New York State Legislature, the Board agreed to repeal the Tarrytown Urban Renewal Agency. The agency was set-up in the '60s, according to Deputy Mayor Tom Basher, to clean-up blighted areas of Tarrytown. Since the agency has been inactive for some time, it is being abolished by the State as a way to downsize government.

Ryan Fisher of Ardsley, New York, has been appointed Summer Camp Director for the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Day Camp at a salary of $7,000 for the season.

The Board approved the disposal of three vehicles including at 2001 Chevy Dump Truck, a 2000 Chevy Pick-up, and a 1998 Crown Victoria.

The Board approved bill payments in the amount of $609,554 and adjourned to executive session to discuss personnel matters.

DeeplyConcernedabout T-town March 08, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Thank you.
Krista Madsen March 08, 2012 at 01:05 PM
They've decided to adopt the Rockland Sanitary Code because Westchester doesn't regulate tattoo parlors. That's my understanding.
Wonderboy March 08, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Adrian, people will protest against things they don't like (tattoos in this case) and continue, becasue of personal feelings, to try to hurt certain people within the village Government in any shape or form. We get the point, move on. Except for those elected, the overpaid village employees will go nowhere.
Elaine Marranzano March 08, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Following is the clarification I received from Michael Blau, Tarrytown Village Administrator. First, the tattoo parlor does not require a Westchester County permit. All that is required is that the tattoo parlor is in compliance with the Rockland County Sanitary Code relating to tattoo parlors. The tattoo parlor was inspected on December 16, 2011 and a listing of actions required of the owner were provided to him. The parlor was reinspected on December 29, 2011. Based upon the reinspection and the letter from the Sanitarian relating thereto, a temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued by the Building Department. It is correct that the Sanitarian did not certify the tattoo parlor. The reason that the Sanitarian did not certify is the fact that the Building Department had not issued a permanent Certificate of Occupancy. The reason why a permanent C of O had not been issued was that the owner of the building (not the owner of the tattoo parlor) was in the process of changing out the heads on the smoke detectors. Thus, it was the proverbial Catch 22.
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town March 08, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Ok, but why is a Rockland code being enforced in Westcheser? Don't we have enough legal barriers in place here for any new business?


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