Village of Pomona

Trustee News Website


Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Monday Oct 26, 2020 at 8PM Via Zoom. Link to Meeting below.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83124629436?pwd=NEY5Y3FRNVpRb1ZCU3cxbVhsSU40Zz09
Passcode: 10970

Or Telephone:
1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 831 2462 9436
Passcode: 10970


Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Thursday Oct 15, 2020 at 8PM Via Zoom. Link to Meeting below.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83124629436?pwd=NEY5Y3FRNVpRb1ZCU3cxbVhsSU40Zz09
Passcode: 10970

Or Telephone:
1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 831 2462 9436
Passcode: 10970


Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 8PM Via Zoom. Link to Meeting below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83124629436?pwd=NEY5Y3FRNVpRb1ZCU3cxbVhsSU40Zz09

To join via Telephone: Dial 929 205 6099 
Webinar ID: 831 2462 9436 Passcode: 10970


To all Village of Pomona residents

I have worked with Trustee Mendy Lasker for the past year and a half, and I can say with heartfelt sincerity that Mendy cares for all residents of the Village. During this period, he has worked diligently to find ways to save residents as much money as possible. He has also done his best to ensure that Pomona residents get the best services. He is continuously looking at ways to reduce costs to residents and to improve services.

Unfortunately, Pomona has a long history of heated politics as well as legal issues that the current administration inherited. Notwithstanding this, I can say that Mendy has supported initiatives in getting a number of lawsuits resolved and deterring potential lawsuits from occurring.

I pledge my support to Mendy Lasker and hope that the Pomona residents can show their appreciation and also pledge their support in this upcoming Special election on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 with your vote.

Trustee Carol McFarlane


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Pomona will conduct an emergency Village Board Meeting on August 31, 2020, commencing at 12:30 PM to consider any matters that may be brought. There is no physical meeting location in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Village residents, but for the purposes of compliance with the applicable law, the Meeting will be conducted via video / tele-conferencing and the Board Members as well as members of the public may participate in the Meeting by videoconferencing, access to which is shared by the weblink provided below.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83646095468?pwd=SEVUdlQrVjI2WXJLbExTSysxK0JNUT09

Passcode: 10970

Or Telephone: US: +1 929 205 6099  

Webinar ID: 836 4609 5468 Passcode: 10970

MEETING CALLED UPON THE REQUEST OF TRUSTEE CAROL MCFARLANE AND TRUSTEE ILAN FUCHS.

The Meeting is being held in accordance with the New York State Public Officers Law and Executive Order 202.1 (“EO 202.1”) issued on March 12, 2020, and subsequent Executive Orders by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, which suspended Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing such meetings to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceedings.

Accordingly, NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS PERMITTED FOR THE MEETING. Public comment will be permitted.

Date: August 27, 2020


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Pomona will conduct an emergency Village Board Meeting on August 21, 2020, commencing at 10:00 AM to consider any matters that may be brought. There is no physical meeting location in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Village residents, but for the purposes of compliance with the applicable law, the Meeting will be conducted via video / tele-conferencing and the Board Members as well as members of the public may participate in the Meeting by videoconferencing, access to which is shared by the weblink provided below.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77738626178?pwd=UXdNVXk1RHd0R2NyS2hkL3Btakw2QT09

Meeting ID: 777 3862 6178
Passcode: 10970

The Meeting is being held in accordance with the New York State Public Officers Law and
Executive Order 202.1 (“EO 202.1”) issued on March 12, 2020, and subsequent Executive
Orders by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, which suspended Article 7 of the Public
Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions
authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing
such meetings to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public
has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding.
Accordingly, NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS PERMITTED FOR THE MEETING. Public
comment will be permitted.
MEETING CALLED UPON THE REQUEST OF TRUSTEE CAROL MCFARLANE.

Date: August 20, 2020


Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Monday, Aug 17, 2020 at 8PM Via Zoom. Link to Meeting below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83646095468?pwd=SEVUdlQrVjI2WXJLbExTSysxK0JNUT09

To join via Telephone: Dial +1 929 205 6099  
Webinar ID: 836 4609 5468 Passcode: 10970


Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Monday, Aug 10, 2020 at 8PM Via Zoom. Link to Meeting below.

https://zoom.us/j/96143172528?pwd=RDdUeDR2b2NQRmtoV1B6dkxERkd5dz09#success

To join via Telephone: Dial 6465588656
Webinar ID: 961 4317 2528 Passcode: 10970


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MONDAY, June 8, 2020 8:00PM

Webex Meeting number: 126 048 5272 pass: 10970

Join by phone: 408 418 9388 access code: 1260485272

Meeting Audio Recording


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 8:00PM

Webex Meeting number: 126 788 0791 pass: 10970

Join by phone: 408 418 9388 access code: 1267880791

Meeting Audio Recording


Sighting of Bears and Coyotes in the Village.

Due to an increasing number of calls and emails with concerns about local wild life (specifically bears), I am attaching some information sheets from the N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC). The link for their website is www.dec.ny.gov. There is a Search tab on the far right where you can type in your topic; bears, coyotes, snakes, etc.

Please note the Ramapo Police Department and the NYSDEC limit what action can be taken with respect to bears. Unless there is unusual or aggressive behavior, not much can be done. Remember, the main thing bears are looking for is food. Bring your garbage cans in. Spraying the outside of garbage cans with bleach or ammonia will deter them. If you have bird feeders, this will attract them as well. Generally the bears will not bother you and will run away if you make a loud noise. Be cautious if there are cubs with a mother. In these instances if a mother bear feels her cubs are threatened she may become more aggressive. If you can put your garbage out early on the day of collection, it will help limit your garbage being ravaged.

Coyotes present a danger for small pets and small children. Do not leave your children or pets unattended.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Monday, May 11, 2020 8:00PM
Webex Meeting number: 627 374 838 Password: 10970

Join by phone 408-418-9388 Access code: 627 374 838

Meeting Audio Recording


Village of Pomona adopted budget 2020/21

The budget for 2020/21 was approved and adopted 4-1 at the last board meeting on Thursday April 30, 2020 (audio link for the Meeting Audio Recording) Attached is a copy of the resolution and budget schedule 1 which was approved.


Sorry for the confusion as finally a blast from Village Hall was sent out for tonights meeting so we are sharing it with the residents and the meeting will be with the Zoom option:

https://t.co/1NwBTgjSoR?amp=1
Meeting ID: 363 577 2577
Password: 10970


Information UPDATE about the Thursday 4/30/2020 Board Meeting

The go to webinar to adopt the 2020/2021 budget will be on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00pm. To join the webinar go to www.bit.ly/3fa9uVp

Per the Village Clerk the internet connection was not working properly today that being said the Webinar link may have issues for tonight’s meeting, in the event there are connection issues with the webinar meeting we have setup an alternative Zoom meeting with the link attached below
https://zoom.us/j/3635772577?pwd=OTd5TjJyd01xVlNOUG1peGt2SCsxQT09
Meeting ID: 363 577 2577
Password: 10970

All residents are encouraged to join this meeting (see link above).

As of this moment the Budget reflecting the changes by board resolution 4-1 from Monday 4/20/2020 Public hearing was not provided to the trustees.

To our knowledge the budget has not yet been provided to the residents via email blast.

Trustee update about the budget 2020/21

The trustees listened to the residents concerns about having to cope with the impact on their lives in the financial downturn due to COVID19 and made a resolution during the last public hearing of the budget that no salaries will be raised in this years budget. The trustee made a motion to reverse the proposed increases to the salaries which Mayor Banks increased in his tentative budget by 70% for at least one of the salaries.

Trustees also included in the motion a reduction to their compensation of 10% for the next year. The 10% cut will be returned to the village budget. The Trustees encouraged all officials and employees to do the same.

The village clerk spoke up and agreed to a 5% cut to her salary.

In addition, the Village Board attorney recently agreed to do something similar. After being asked by the Treasurer, he agreed to a 5% cut retroactively for all he is owed from August 2019 through Jan 2020 if Mayor Banks will finally release the checks already approved by Friday April 24 2020. This would have been a nice savings for the residents. However, Mayor Banks has not indicated yet he will make any payment which is sad for Pomona residents since in the end he will get paid after the judge sees the article 78 the trustees filed against the mayor for trying to deprive them from legal  counsel, and it will be at a much higher cost.

We also are still waiting for the updated budget and the past 2 months of treasurer report which we asked the mayor and the treasurer multiple times to provide us but so far we have been unsuccessful.

Therefore, we can not review and understand it before the upcoming board meeting on Monday evening 8pm when we will need to vote on it.


AS PER BOARD RESOLUTION VILLAGE HALL SHALL BE CLOSED FOR A WEEK FROM TODAY AND DISINFECTED

Audio of the Emergency Village Board meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees emergency Meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pomona on Wednesday , March 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Pomona Village Hall 100 Ladentown Road, Pomona, NY 10970.


Village Election Postponed Until September 15, 2020. In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order delaying village elections statewide


March 11, 2020 Board of Trustees workshop meeting – 8:00 pm at Village Hall


Highlights of Monday Night Feb 10, 2020 workshop meeting.

The Board updated the residents regarding roads that were “paved” last summer. Many residents continue to agree with the majority of the Board’s position that the job was poorly executed. The Board is trying to get a specialist to determine what can be done to fix the problem.

The Board questioned if the 2 new approved roads were put on the schedule for paving (Tulip and Chestnut). Hopefully they will be paved this spring season without delay.

The Board is proud to present the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Local Law Public Hearing at the upcoming board meeting on February 24, 2020. We hope all of our residents will support the Village of Pomona going GREEN!

The Board approved the bid for a new park playground at the Van Den Hende park. The board discussed the contract for equipment and when the village engineer believes the work can start. The board hopes to see all kids of the village of Pomona enjoy the new playground addition this summer.


The Board discussed the possibility of a Budget Committee, and agreed with the Mayor that he should first present a tentative budget, and then the Board will review and discuss if changes are needed to benefit all Village residents.

The Board questioned if we can get more funding for our historical building at the Cultural Center in order to fix the issues on the lower level. The Board is working with the Mayor and hope they can get out the survey regarding recreational activities and the activities at the Cultural Center.

Looking forward to an Amazing Summer!!