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Decoding Village Agendas – November 28, 2016
Work Session of the Village Board
7: 30 p.m.
(Open to Public and Televised)
Discussion about the request from Croton AYSO to store four soccer goals at Croton Landing Park. Croton AYSO currently has soccer goals that can be deconstructed after use, making them easier to store. Croton AYSO would like to purchase four higher quality goals that will take up more storage space and will need to be secured outside of their storage area. The Croton AYSO would like to acquire these goals for games and practices beginning in Spring of 2017. The new goals would be stored and secured in an area east of the playing field and adjacent to the fence separating the park and the railroad.
Reaffirming the Village’s determination to uphold and comply with civil and human rights laws. The Board received a letter from 7 local religious leaders asking for an further affirmative statement of support for the goals that all board members committed to when taking their oath of office. This further commitment is requested in light of a current climate of prejudice, especially against Muslims. The full letter was also a full page ad in the past week’s Gazette.
Discussion of the request by Hudson Nation Gold Club for the Village to accept the Declaration of Restrictive Covenant related to the club’s proposed private driving range and teaching facility, which will relocate the wetlands area and nature trial. While the new driving range is in the Town of Cortlandt, its approval required the eliminating of an area of wetlands. In mitigation, the club is expanding the wetlands area located in their property in the Village. This was approved by the Water Control Commission and also the Army Corps of Engineers. The ACOE also required that a covenant or easement be granted to a third party to ensure environmental oversight of the expanded area.
Discussion about reducing the scope of the Elliott Way Improvement Project to include just the elevated walkway, culvert repair, and road repaving. The Village Board of Trustees rejected the two bids submitted for the original project in October that were far in excess of the Village’s good faith cost estimate. The Board will look at reducing the scope of the project as originally conceived. Due to the high bid prices, the board will consider whether to reduce the project in the short term to just the area between the north end of Senasqua Park and the Yacht Club primarily by providing a separated walkway and repaving the road. If this is agreed upon, new bids will solicited.