November 2016


Published by the Nassau County Village Officials Association

Post Office Box 484, New Hyde Park, NY 11040



NCVOA November 2016

             GeneralMembership Meeting


(Please note date change in deference to Election Day  )

Westbury Manor-6:30PM

1100 Jericho Turnpike

Westbury, NY


Guest Speakers

Hon. Thomas Roach


Mayor of the City of

White Plains


Wade Beltramo

Counsel to NYCOM


Distressed & Abandoned Properties: Understanding the New Zombie Property Law

2016 was a momentous year in New York for efforts to deal with distressed and abandoned properties.  The State enacted new zombie property legislation that requires mortgagees to inspect and maintain properties that have been abandoned by the owner.  Wade Beltramo will provide an overview of these changes and how local officials can use them to address distressed and abandoned properties that are blighting their communities.



Geordie Thompson from Moodys discussed how his company rates the fiscal health of municipalities

Baxter Estates Deputy Mayor Charles Comer and Thomaston Mayor Steven Weinberg

Bayville Mayor Paul Rupp and Westbury Mayor and NCVOA Past President Peter Cavallaro

Bayville Mayor Paul Rupp, Baxter Estates Village Clerk Chrissy Kiernan and Mayor Nora Haagenson

East Williston Mayor and NCVOA Past President Dave Tanner, Farmingdale Mayor and NCVOA Treasurer Ralph Ekstrand, North Hills Mayor and NCVOA Past President Marvin Natiss, and Lynbrook Trustee Hilary Becker

North Hills Village Administrator Marianne Lobacarro and Trustee Gail Cohen

Old Brookville Mayor and NCVOA President Bernie Ryba, Plandome Heights Trustee Al Solomon, and NCVOA Executive Director Warren Tackenberg

Saddle Rock Mayor Dr. Dan Levy and Garden City Mayor Nick Episcopia

Upper Brookville Mayor Elliot Conway and Centre Island Mayor Larry Schmidlapp

East Williston Mayor and NCVOA Past President David Tanner, Geordie Thompson from Moodys, NCVOA President Bernie Ryba, and Standard and Poors Representatives Matthew Reining and Raul Jain

S and Ps Matthew Reining also explained the various aspects of a municipality’s fiscal operation that affect its credit rating