Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 351

Dear neighbor, Here is the 351st 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 – January 23, 2017
Work Session of the Village Board
7: 30 p.m.
(Open to Public and Televised)

Discussion of the 2015-2016 Village Audit with Alan Kassay of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLC. The auditors have reviewed the financial transactions of the Village’s 6 individual governmental funds: General, Water, Sewer, Debt Service, Capital Projects and Special Purpose. The full report is available at the Village website under the Agenda for this meeting. There is also an accompanying letter in which the auditors make recommendations. In this report, the auditors noted that the Village had implemented the accounting provisions of a government standard regarding pensions; government-wide the assets and deferred outflows of resources of the Village exceeded its liabilities and deferred inflow by $13,784,347; at the end of 2015-2016 the General Fund Fund Balance totaled $7,974,916, an increase of $905,824; the Capital Projects fund expenditures were $6,888,120 and the fund balance was $10,287,956. The Management letter is also available on the website.
Discussion with Evan Kolkos from the New York Power Authority about the potential for placing solar panels on Village owned buildings. No backup documentation for this discussion has been provided.
Discussion with the Village’s Sustainability Committee regarding a NYSERDA grant application to convert the interior lights in the Municipal Building to LED. The committee is proposing that the Village take advantage of a NYSERDA grant program to upgrade the Municipal Building. The building is 35,000 square feet with 977 fluorescent lights. To move ahead, the committee requests the Village authorize them to complete the grant application and work with the Village administration on its details.
Discussion about the potential to transition the Village’s Water billing from biannually to quarterly. No backup documents have been included for this discussion. The suggestion for quarterly billing has been raised as a way to spread out the impacts of two semi-annual bills to water customers..
Request by Village Manager to enter into an executive session to discuss personnel issues relating to specific individuals.

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