Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 378

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 378th 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 –  September 5, 2017

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:0 pm

 (Open to Public  – Televised)


NOTE: This meeting is on TUESDAY due to Labor Day holiday.


PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Frank Balbi, Village Superintendent of Public Works, to present floor plan, space utilization plan and timeline for the proposed Department of Public Works facility on Route 129.     Under the plans to be presented, the DPW would be moved into the new facility, after some renovations, by July 2018.  Also, the current DPW facility would be begin being demolished around that time with new parking spaces being established by mid to late fall of 2018.





  • Laura McLean, New York State Department of State; re: Request for the Village to perform a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) consistency review for Metro North’s proposal to install 3 elevated equipment platforms adjacent to the track between the trestle bridge over the Croton River and Crawbuckie Point.   Proposed work in this area requires a review by the Village’s Waterfront Advisory Committee to  ensure it is consistent with Croton’s LWRP.  The actual plans are not available in the agenda package.





  • Village Board of Trustees to make a final decision regarding moving forward with the purchase of the properties at 435 and 439 Yorktown Road for the new Department of Public Works facility pursuant to the Contracts of Sale previously authorized.   After completing its due diligence, this resolution authorizes moving forward with the purchase of 435 and 439 Yorktown Road for a new DPW facility. The Town of Cortlandt has granted an 80% tax assessment exemption.  The purchase cost of the lots ($2,250,000 and $460,000) totals $2,710,000.


    1. Village Board acknowledges that the required Village Justice Court audit was conducted and authorizes the Village Clerk to forward a copy of report and copy of resolution to the NYS Office of Court Administration.  This is an annual requirement for Village Courts to conduct an audit and report on it.


  • Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the amended 2016-2017 Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation. This amendment changes the estimated expenditure from $18,369.98 to $27,499.86 to reflect the additional lane miles of state roads that were plowed/treated during the past winter season.  This reflects additional monies due to the Village from the state as a result of plowing more snow than had been estimated  in the original agreement.
  • Authorizing the Village Treasurer to issue a tax refunds to property owners as a result of tax grievances filed and settled in the State Supreme Court.   The assessment for 3 Hixson Court was successfully challenged in Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) court resulting in the Village returning $853.38 to the applicant.
  • Authorizing the appointment of an additional Police Lieutenant.   Police Chief Tramaglini has recommended that John Nikotopolis be promoted to Lieutenant at $139,560.
  • The Village Board declares its intent to be the Lead Agency for SEQRA purposes in connection with a special permit application for 425 South Riverside Avenue; directs the Village staff to circulate the EAF, CAF, and other application documents to involved and interested agencies of such intent;  and, also refers the application to the Village Planning Board for its review and recommendation in accordance with law. The applicant is proposing to construct a new 2nd and 3rd story on an existing commercial building in a C-2 mixed occupancy zone. This proposal would include 6-dwelling units with lofts on the 2nd and part of the 3rd floors and 4-dwelling units behind the existing commercial use at the street level.   The Village Board is starting the process for reviewing the proposed application.  The proposal is for the property where ET Equipment is located, across from ShopRite.  The Board is stating its intent to be Lead Agency under SEQRA for the review of this project.



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