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To: Ann Gallelli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Moving Croton Forward!
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Decoding Village Agendas – November 21, 2016
Regular Meetings of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
1) Put the dummy light, the bungalow road stop sign and other traffic control measures on the agenda for a public meeting. Whatever the merits of these changes, the public was never given a chance to weigh in on them before their adoption. This is the least we can do.
2) Restore the monthly Village newsletter. Since finances are a concern, I would be happy to write it gratis and discuss innovative and affordable distribution methods.
3) Invite a representative from Sustainable Westchester to an upcoming Board meeting to discuss the future of Community Choice Aggregation for our Village.
To the editor,
Thank you to all the Croton residents who supported my re-election to the Village Board. Representing the interests of all Croton residents is a position that I take very seriously and I truly appreciate the opportunity to continue.
I look forward to hearing from all residents on your ideas, interests, suggestions, and concerns.
Rather than respecting the decision of the voters, Mayor Dr. Schmidt dreams of eliminating his political opponents:
We hope that in the coming term, the Mayor shows great acceptance of the will of the voters.
To The Editor:
Thank you to all those who voted on Tuesday, regardless of party, for participating in our democracy.
As said Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”
Election Day may come only once a year, but citizenship is a full-time responsibility and there are countless ways to get involved. From running for office, to serving on a volunteer committee or simply writing to this newspaper regarding an issue that matters to you, there are many ways you can contribute.
The unofficial results from the Westchester Board of Elections give Trustees Ann Gallelli and Brian Pugh a clear margin of 1,000+ votes.
Thank you to everyone that voted!
To the Editor:
It has been a great honor to serve these last two years on the Croton Village Board of Trustees with Ann Gallelli. I hope on Tuesday, you will vote to keep Ann and me working for you.
Since first being elected, I have supported back-to-back Tax Freeze budgets, the continued redevelopment of Harmon under the Village’s new mixed use zoning law, the preservation of open space, the protection of our natural environment and the adoption of renewable energy and energy conservation measures.
The results of this election will have concrete consequences for our community. The policies our Village government enacts affect all of us.
Our opponents are both capable and talented men. But they have very different values and views–ones I believe that many in our community do not share.
Ann and I both support joining Bedford, Hastings, Ossining, Somers and other communities in Sustainable Westchester’s Community Choice Aggregation. The NYS Public Service Commission reports that CCA customers are saving an average of $10/month. If our Village chose the 100% renewable CCA option, it would be comparable to taking some 200 cars off the road. Our opponents made it clear at the Oct. debate that they oppose CCA.
Ann and I both support the Croton Point Avenue Improvement Project, which would make traffic-calming improvements to one of our busiest roadways. Even though a majority of the funding for this would come from grants, our opponents oppose improving this important roadway.
Ann and I have been clear about our accomplishments and our agenda. I encourage you to compare us to the opposition side-by-side at the League of Women Voters’ vote411.org and visit crotondemocrats.com. After reviewing all the information, I hope we can count on your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
To the editor:
As the election campaign comes to a close, I find that being a candidate for trustee is an exhilarating experience. More than at any other time, residents reach out to talk directly to me about their ideas for the future in the village and, of course, what they don’t like as well. While many have lived here a long time, many others have chosen Croton more recently because of what they like about it. All have ideas about what they think would make it better. I have been privileged to be part of many of the things residents love -the development of Croton Landing Park and the zoning to encourage economic development in the Harmon area, among others. Working to prevent unwanted intrusions such as the transfer station, the Millennium pipeline and, currently, the proposed barge anchorages in the Hudson, has been equally important in my response to what I hear from residents about the village they want. As a trustee I have always listened and learned from our residents. I like being a sounding board for ideas. I believe it is the role of a trustee to take these ideas (and complaints) to a higher level – creating new plans or policies or adjusting old ones. Working with Brian Pugh over the last two years has shown me that he and I share the same desire to learn from Croton residents and turn their concerns and ideas into action whenever possible I ask for your support on Nov. 8th for Brian and me to continue to hear your voices and represent you on the Board of Trustees.
Ann Gallelli, Trustee, Village of Croton-on-Hudson