Floral Park village moves money around as summer arrives

Mayor Dominick A. Longobardi speaking at a village Board of Trustee meeting. Photo by Tom McCarthy

As the summer approaches, the Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees moved money around for severance funds, gave seasonal workers and nonunion personnel raises, and approved projects and legal settlements.

At a meeting Tuesday, the board approved allocating $345,695 toward the “Police Personnel-Severance” account. According to village Clerk Susan Walsh, this financial move was made because “quite a few” police officers have retired in the village.

Mayor Dominick A. Longobardi was authorized to set the budget for the Floral Park Volunteer Fire Department at $91,000 for June 2019 to May 2020.

The board authorized an hourly increase to $13 for public works seasonal laborers in the parks and highway departments. Nonunion personnel were granted a salary increase of 1.75 percent. The salaries for both starting and returnee seasonal staff members were also  increased.

The board also approved a schedule of accounts payable to the following funds: $1,405,908.27 for the village’s general fund, $9,204 for the swimming pool and $65,939.07 for the capital fund. 

A project to install a recharge basin on a parcel of land at Belmont Park was also approved. On the plan to install a device to manage stormwater runoff in a field, Longobardi said “we finally got all the design plans down” for the project and said it will help ease the flow of water throughout the park.

The village agreed to authorize a final settlement of liability claim in a case involving a motor vehicle accident that occurred on December 15, 2017, for an amount of $55,000.



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