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July 22, 2015

Call to Order

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Industrial Board of Appeals was held by video conference on July 22, 2015 between the offices located at Albany, Rochester and Syracuse, New York. The Board's Chairperson, Vilda Vera Mayuga, called the meeting to order at 10:16 a.m.



  • Vilda Vera Mayuga, Chairperson
  • J. Christopher Meagher, Member
  • Wendell P. Russell, Jr., Counsel
  • Devin A. Rice, Associate Counsel
  • Jean Grumet, Administrative Law Judge
  • Anne Hohenstein, Esq.
  • Dana E. DePass, Secretary for Albany Office


  • LaMarr J. Jackson, Member


  • Michael A. Arcuri, Member


Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava, Deputy Secretary for Labor – Ms. De Leon Bhargava participated as an observer in the meeting for some time before leaving to attend other commitments.


On motion by Ms. Jackson, duly seconded by Mr. Meagher, and unanimously carried, the minutes of the previous meeting held on June 10, 2015, were approved.

Monthly Report

The monthly report for March 2015 reflecting activity as follows was reviewed and discussed.

Monthly Report
TitleJune 2015Year to Date 2015
New Proceedings Commenced
Section 101 – Review Petitions 35 200
Section 27-A – Public Employer Safety 2 7
Section 104 – Corporate Documents 1 9
Stay Applications 0 0
Total 38 126
Hearings Held
Total 16 82
Video Hearings Held
Capital District 1 3
Upstate 5 16
Downstate 2 12
New York City 8 51
Total 4 45
Hearings Scheduled/Not Held
Postponed 7 63
Resolved Prior to Hearing 15 75
Total 22 138
Board Resolutions
Total 40 228
Cases Closed
Section 101 37 203
Section 27-A 3 10
Section 104 0 10
Total 40 223
Interim Resolutions
Stay Applications 0 0
Interim Decisions 0 5
IBA Rules 0 0
Total 0 5


Board Stat Report, Case Status Report and Calendar

On motion by Ms. Jackson, duly seconded by Mr. Arcuri, and unanimously carried, the meeting was moved into executive session at 10:40 a.m.

Resolutions of Decision

The following proposed Resolutions of Decision were introduced and discussed:

Settlements and approval of withdrawal of petitions
Docket No.Name
PR 11-012 Rohit K. Kapoor (T/A Twin Tiers Theater Festival)
PR 11-015 Amy Kyzer
PR 13-135 Joseph P. Louchheim and Southampton Town Newspapers, Inc.
PR 13-159 Porfirio Damiani and Anthony Damiani aka Porfirio A. Damiani and 3815 Ninth Ave. Meat & Produce Corp. (T/A Compare Supermarket)
PR 14-006 Keith DiPrima and Lynnore DiPrima and Flood Control of New York, LLC (T/A Flood Control)
PR 14-029 Rafik Munarov and S&R Store Ltd.
PR 14-063 Morris A. Cohen and Daniel Joseph Uebbing Jr. A/K/A Daniel J. Uebbing and Conway Stores Inc.
PR 14-100 David J. Wegman, Sr. and Andrew Wegman and Julie Schlieter and Hilton East L.L.C. and The Wegman Group LLC (T/A Hilton East Assisted Living)
PR 14-130 Luiis H. Urgiles Sr. and Flavio Urgiles and Klever E. Urgiles and Nuve Miguel Corp. (T/A Associated Supermarket)
PR 14-146 Shahid Haroon and Lefferts Convenience Inc. (T/A Friendly Convenience)
PR 14-147 Kenneth Orr and Stone Mountain Accessories, Inc.
PR 14-209 Natan Vinbaytel A/K/A Nathan Vinbaytel and Gary G. Vinbaytel and Avenue A Pharmacy Inc. (T/A East Village Prescription Center)
PR 14-213 Mei Chaing and Tau Chiang and Northern Sam Won Gahk, Inc.
PR 14-219 Bi He Lin A/K/A Andy Lin and Keiko New York Inc. (T/A Asian Temptation)
PR 14-221 Geary W. Calhoun A/K/A Gary Calhoun and United Commercial Development LLC
PR 14-281 Nir Zeer A/K/A Nir Zer and Danrich Family Homes LLC
PR 14-299 Bernard Ortega and George Perez and Rose Gowan and Yolanda Svet (T/A Lord & Taylor LLC) also (T/A Lord & Taylor Holdings LLC) and Lord & Taylor LLC and Lord & Taylor Holdings LLC
PR 14-308 Erian O. Santos A/K/A Omar Santos and Marina G. Perez and La Costa Del Sol Corporation
PR 14-311 Hiemwantie Sparzak and Dorothy Sparzak and ADL Institute LLC
PR 14-312 Melody Y. Liu
PR 14-313 James G. Mezzetti and Tuxedo Ridge, LLC
PR 14-328 Walter N. Galiano, Jr. and Walter N. Galiano, Sr. (T/A Arthur Ave. Baking Co, Inc.) also (T/A Arthur Ave. Bread Baking Co.)
PR 15-002 David Baron and Port Motors Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. (T/A Port Motors)
PR 15-023 James M. Regateiro and Jennifer L. Regateiro
PR 15-025 Carol Ann Stefanitsis and Pelham Bay Diner, Inc.
PR 15-046 Tadeusz R. Wolski and Wolski Wood Works Inc.
PR 15-047 Hye Sook Jang and EG Farm, Inc. (T/A Jang's Grocery and Vegetable Store)
PR 15-060 Mahmud A. Elrays and Sarah's Pita House Corp. (T/A That Burrito Place)
PR 15-062 Vincent J. Campolong Sr. and TVT Contracting, Inc.
PR 15-066 Christopher Dress and Polo Soap Supplies, Inc.
PR 15-084 Robert Cano and R. Cano Group Inc.
PR 15-088 Daniel DeMarco and Vastola Heating & Cooling, LLC
PR 15-090 Hugo A. Rubi A/K/A Hugo A Rubi Medrano (T/A Rubi Paint)
PR 15-127 Deniz S. Gurcan and SJS Construction Company, Inc.
PR 15-133 Rachmad Widjaja
PR 15-138 Dhani Dhaniram and Sure-Way Maintenance LLC
PR 15-158 Shay S. Yemini and Abstract Construction and Decoration Corp.
PR 15-174 Felix Diaz and Lucky Mini Market, Inc.

On motion by Mr. Meagher, duly seconded by Mr. Arcuri, and unanimously carried, the Resolutions of Decision for Settlements and approval of withdrawal of petitions were adopted.

Section 101
Docket No.Name
PR 10-329 Haull 4 PFS, Inc.
PR 11-002 Michael Sanseverino and Rocco's Pizza & Pasta of Webster, Inc. and Rocco's Pizza & Pasta of Ontario, Inc. (T/A Rocco's Pizza and Pasta)
PR 11-257 Boris Grayver and Bora-Bora-Bukovina, Inc. (T/A Bagels For You)
PR 11-393 Llesh J. Beqiraj and Mentor Beqiraj (T/A University Pizza & Restaurant) Also (T/A University Pizza, Ltd.)
PR 11-394 Joseph Baglio and the Club at Windham, Ltd.
PR 13-058 Marie Carolyn E. Anyanechi and Young Achievers Day Care Center, Inc.
PR 13-072 Robert P. Love (T/A Loves Construction)
PR 14-056 Luis A. Perez and Perez Bakers Corp. (T/A Café Columbia Bakery)
PR 14-066 Oubideh Allaham a/k/a Eddie Allaham and DV&A Restaurant LLC (T/A Chateau Steakhouse)
PR 14-104 Stephen S. Mills and The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
PR 14-128 William Farinon
PR 14-134 Nahum Kaziev and Educational Center For Russian Jewry, Inc.
PR 14-142 The Mold Terminators
PR 14-192 Steve Donigan and The Steve Donigan Agency, Inc.
PR 14-204 Bill Amato a/k/a William Amato and Acai Services Inc.
PR 14-241 Jayshree S. Chhatbar, Ashwinkumar D. Shah a/k/a Ashwin Shah, and Glen Cove Village Farm, Inc.
PR 14-253 Patrick Holiday and Debra Holiday (T/A Country Coach Catering)
PR 14-254 George W. Cole and Universal Steeplejack
PR 14-255 Mark Zito and Lawrence Panaro and LTC Enterprises, Inc., (T/A Direct Mediators)
PR 14-258 George W. Bakker and Bakker Service Station Inc.
PR 14-264 Hadramount Restaurant Inc. and Hadramount Café & Lounge Inc.
PR 14-270 Adriana Simreem, Waleed Simreem and Bronx Tire & Fix, Inc. (T/A Andale Andale Speedy Flat Fix & Auto Sales)
PR 14-279 Helmer Toro and The Sixth Toro Family Limited Partnership (T/A H & H Bagels)
PR 14-304 Maria Torres, Amilcar Torres, The Best Seafood & B.B.Q. Chicken Corp. and El Anzuelo Fino
PR 14-306 Jimmy Cuaxico Hernandez and Taqueria El Paisa Inc. (T/A Tacos El Paisa)
PR 14-319 Moshe Zupnick
PR 14-320 Alfredo Ramirez and Agave Mexican Grill Inc.
PR 14-322 Domenico Vaccaro a/k/a Dominic Vaccaro and Pizza Reale Ltd. (T/A Pizza Reale Ristorante Vaccaro)
PR 14-325 Doodnauth Shivmangal
PR 15-012 Irina Manahimov
PR 15-014 Gourmet Bukharian Meats and Deli
PR 15-017 Carolina Gil-Lopez and Kgilo, Inc.
PR 15-027 Brij Bhushan Lakhumna and Radhe Shyam Aggarwal and Beer Brothers Inc.
PR 15-037 Dean J. Nelipowitz
PR 15-081 Sunil Duggal
PR 15-104 Shazia Sana Ullah a/k/a Shazia Saleem and Muhammad Saleem and United Sub Inc. (T/A Subway)
PR 15-112 Michael Cerrato and M & M General Construction Corp.
PR 15-120 Hector Flores and 422 Westchester Fruit, Vegetables & Grocery Inc.
PR 15-131 Thomas Makkos and Madison Global, LLc (d/b/a Nello Restaurant)
PR 15-146 Andreas G. Kotsovos and Colleen Kotsovos and Newtown Food Market Inc.
PR 15-165 Man Yi Tang and 8 Avenue Custard King Inc.
PR 15-105 Amarjit S. Chopra and Laundromat at Burnside Avenue, Inc. – petition received

Docket No. PR 11-394 was removed from the Agenda for further discussion. On motion by Mr. Meagher, duly seconded by Ms. Jackson, and unanimously carried, the Resolutions of Decision, under Section 101 were adopted.

Section 104
Docket No.Name
CI 15-010 Ontario County Sheriff's General Unit, Inc.

On motion by Mr. Arcuri, duly seconded by Ms. Jackson, and unanimously carried, the Resolution of Approval, under Section 104 was adopted.


The Board discussed the following topics:

On motion be Ms. Jackson, duly seconded by Mr. Meagher, and unanimously carried the meeting was moved out of executive session at 2:32 p.m.


There being no further business, upon motion by Mr. Meagher, duly seconded by Ms. Jackson, and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.