Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 340

Dear neighbor, Here is the 340th installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of the Village Board at their meetings.  I continue to add recipients to this email update on agendas so you may be receiving it for the first time. I enjoy getting your feedback and hope to continue to hear from you.  If you do not wish to receive these periodic email updates from me, please reply to this email and your name will be removed from the email list.

Ann Gallelli




Decoding Village Agendas – October 17,  2016

Regular Meetings of the Village Board


 (Open to Public  – Televised)



  1. Priscilla Read, Secretary, Westchester Coalition against Islamophobia (WCAI); re: The Westchester Coalition against Islamophobia urges the Village Board of Trustees of Croton-on-Hudson to issue a resolution against Islamophobia to affirm its commitment to protecting Muslims’ civil rights and security as it defends the Constitutional rights of all Croton residents. According to the background information provided, the WCAI is a grassroots association of  individuals, non-Muslim and Muslim, committed to opposing bigotry against Islam and Muslim and to defending the civil rights of all.
  2. Scott P. Horecky, Croton Resident; re: Letter of appreciation regarding the Croton Police Department’s handling of a situation at the Croton Landing Riverwalk on October 11, 2016.  The incident was regarding a sturgeon which was caught by a fisherman.  It is an endangered species and is supposed to be returned in to the river.
  3. John Ghegan, Chairman, American Legion Fox Eklof Post 505 Ceremonies Committee; re: Invitation to the Board of Trustees to the 2016 Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2016 at the Croton Veterans’ Monument at Veterans’ Corner at 11:00 amThis is an annual ceremony to which all residents are invited.



  1. Authorizing the Village Manager to execute the agreement with Student Assistance Services Corporation for an amount not to exceed $8,918.00.  The Student Assistance Services Corporation provides support for the Croton Coalition Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, including technical assistance support for the implementation of the project and evaluation support for the administration and programmatic reporting requirements of the grant.  This is the beginning of the 8 year of Croton’s participation in the Coalition against Alcohol and Drug Abuse.   Student Assistance Services provides assistance to the local director and members in carrying out the terms of the federal grant which subsidizes the program.
  2. The Village Board has received a special permit modification request from Skyview Rehabilitation and Healthcare to allow for an administrative office building renovation project on their property located at 1280 Albany Post road. This request is a Type II action and requires no further review un SEQRA.  The Village Board of Trustees hereby refers the special permit modification request to the Planning Board as required by law for comment back to the Village Board of Trustees.  This proposal would make use of the building near the entrance  that looks like a residence as an office for non-healthcare staff at the facility.
  3. Authorizing the Village Manager to award the contract to Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, in the amount of $506,269 for an as built fire rescue apparatus.  The apparatus will replace Rescue 18, a 1993 International/Cayel Craft Heavy Rescue, which was recommended to be replaced by the Volunteer Fire Department, Village Mechanic and East west Fire Apparatus Consultants due toits age and condition.   Bids were solicited based on the set of specifications developed.  One bid was received.  In addition to the vehicle, additional work will be needed to equip the truck which is not to exceed $160,000.  The Board previously approved a bond in the amount of $750,000 to cover the cost of this piece of equipment.
  4. Authorizing the Village Manager to award the contract to Woodland Manor LLC of Patterson, New York in the amount of $218,600 for the improvements to Gouveia Park.  Improvements to the Gouveia property are needed in order to open it for public use, which includes enhancements to the entrance, widening the driveway and the creation of a parking area.     Eight bids were received based on the specifications that were drawn up.
  5. Authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer $36,667 from the General Fund Department of Public works (DPW) Personnel Services Accounts A5110.1000 and A5010.1000 to the Water Fund Distribution Personnel Services Account F8340.1200 to cover the personnel expenses of DPW employees who worked in the Water Department during 2015-2016 budget year.   At the beginning of a budget year, all DPW personnel costs are allocated to that account.  As the DPW personnel perform work in and for the Water Dept. during the year, that cost is transferred to the water Fund for accounting purposes.
  6. Authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer $10,068 to the water Fund Supply Personnel Account F8320.1200 from the Water Admin. Personnel Account F8310.1200 to cover the Department overtime expense amount.    As above, this is a budgetary housekeeping matter.

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