Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 380

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 380th 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 25, 2017

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised)




  • Discussion about 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.   Metro North is constructing this as part of their post-Sandy efforts.  It raises key equipment above the high water mark.  The Village’s Waterfront Advisory Committee reviewed the proposal for consistency with our Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and found it to be consistent.  The Board will make its own determination.




  • Presentation by the Financial Sustainability Committee.   The FSC is making three recommendations for future budgeting – 1) bring in a third party to develop an expenditure optimization plan, 2) implement a 5-year long term forecast in annual budgets, and 3) use a third party arbitrator to negotiate future labor contracts.




  • Discussion about allowing dogs on leashes at Black Rock Park in the area that currently prohibits dogs.   An ongoing discussion about allowing leashed dogs in the part of Black Rock Park that is currently not enclosed for dogs was reviewed by the Recreation Advisory Committee.  The RAC recommends longer hours at the fenced in Dog Park, adding a sticker to Village id’s showing that a resident’s dog has been licensed, and continuing the policy of not allowing dogs in the non-Dog Park area of the park.




  • Discussion about potentially leasing the property at the bottom of Brook Street for additional parking.  The privately-owned lot is at the intersection of Brook Street and North Riverside Ave.  It adjoins a Village-owned parcel currently being used for parking. 



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