Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 379

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 379th 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 18, 2017

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

 (Open to Public  – Televised)





  • Ron Schulhof & Michelle Sterling of the Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Committee to present about the Scarsdale Food Scrap Recycling Program.  Scarsdale has instituted a food scrap recycling program which involves residents putting aside food remains in special village-provided containers and disposing of them at their DPW location.
  • The Village Board to review Part 2 of the Environmental Assessment Form in order to determine the environmental significance of the special use permit request at 425 South Riverside Avenue. 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 street level.  The Village Board will be Lead Agency on this proposal.  It is the current location of ET Equipment and Straddles.  Reviewing Part 2 of the EAF is an early step in the SEQRA process for the application.





  • Dan O’Connor, Village Engineer; re: Request for a building permit extension for the homeowner of 17 North Highland Place.  Due to extenuating circumstances, the property owner has been unable to complete the work under this building permit and it is recommended to extend the permit until November 30, 2017.  The work is for a bathroom and bedroom addition in the attic.  Some aspects of the renovation are on special order and not yet available.
  • Amy & Ned Luke, Village of Croton on Hudson residents; re: Request to remove Village owned maple trees in front of their home on Emerson Avenue.   The Luke’s feel the Village trees present a pedestrian danger and have an undesirable effect on their property.
  • Deb Milone, Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director; re: Scarecrow contest in the Village to correspond with The Blaze event at Van Cortlandt Manor.  Ms. Malone announces that the HV C of C, in conjunction with the Croton Business Council will have a scarecrow contest.  Entrants can be individuals, families, organizations.  They must receive an entry permit and will affixed to lamp posts.  The winner will be announced on October 28 at the Goblin Parade.






  • Authorizing the Village Board of Trustees to serve as lead agency for SEQRA purposes in connection with the proposed action; a special use permit request at 425 South Riverside Avenue.  The Board has received consensus from the Planning Board and Zoning Board to serve as Lead Agency on this application.  (See Presentations/Other above for details.)
  • The Village of Croton on Hudson formally expresses its strong opposition to any tax reform proposal that would eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction and urges the Village’s federal representatives to join us in publicly opposing any such proposal.  Congress is giving serious consideration to eliminating the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes.  These deductions have existed for more than 100 years.
  • Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the 2017-2018 Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement Extension with the New York State Department of Transportation. This is funding provided to the Village in the amount of $19,202.08 for snow and ice control on Route 129 and Route 9A.     The Village plows 11.24 miles of State road.  This contract is an agreement on the reimbursement to the Village for prospective plowing in 2017-2018 season.
  • Authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2017-2018 General fund Budget in the amount of $2,300 for monies received through insurance recoveries for damage to Engine 119.  This is budget housekeeping regarding the allocation of insurance money.



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