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Decoding Village Agendas – August 22, 2016
Work Session of the Village Board
7: 30 p.m.
(Open to Public and Televised)
- Discussion of creating a Village Towing Law that would strengthen enforcement for people who repeatedly fail to respond to parking summones issued for violations of parking orders, rules and regulations at the Croton-Harmon train station. The proposed change to the law would authorize the Police Chief, in his discretion, to immobilize or tow vehicles, with three or more unanswered parking summons, located at any Village operated parking lot or from public streets. Towing or immobilization would be at the owner’s expense. There would be an additional $100. Administrative fee.
- Review of affordable housing ordinances passed by Westchester County municipalities and discussion of a potential affordable housing ordinance for the Village. The Board will review the County’s proposed Model Ordinance. This ordinance was proposed as part of the steps taken in response to the County settlement in the 2009 Affordable Housing lawsuit. Several municipalities have passed their own versions of the Model Ordinance which the Board will review and discuss. The ordinances to be reviewed and compared are from Hastings-on-Hudson, Town of New Castle, Town of North Salem, Town of Pound Ridge, Irvington and Rye Brook.
- Discussion of increasing the starting salary rates of Village seasonal employees. Under the standards that apply to a Village, non-exempt Village employees must be paid at least $7.25/hour. Currently 11 part-time seasonal employees earn under $9/hour. The cost of increasing these positions to $9/hour would be $1,021.50 annually. Currently 26 part-time employees get paid $10/hour up to $13.25. 50+ seasonal employees earn from $9/hour to $9.75/hour. If all seasonal employees earning less than $9.75 were brought to that level, the net increase would be $10.294.88. Most seasonal employees work in one of the following four capacities, Silver Lake lifeguards, Day Camp and Tiny Tots Camp, Gate attendants, DPW and Parks labor.