Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 382

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 382nd 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 –  October 16, 2017

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

 (Open to Public  – Televised)


PRESENTATIONS/OTHER.  The Village Board to review the EAF Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies to determine consistency with regard the special use permit request for an expansion of an existing garden center and new showroom at 1360 Albany Post Road.  As Lead Agency under SEQRA, the Board must make its own findings regarding the proposal’s consistency with our LWRP.




  • Dan Ahouse, Area Director of Government Affairs, Altice; re: Notification that as of October 24, 2017 channels CTC on 1186 and TeleKlub on 1188 will be removed. In addition, beginning on September 29, 2017 Optimum will be launching New York 1 on channel 98. 


This letter, and the one below, are required notifications from our cable franchise regarding changes in their television line up and product charges..

    1. Dan Ahouse, Area Director of Government Affairs, Altice; re: Notification that as of November 1, 2017 there will be a price adjustment to select video products for certain residential customers.


  • Karen Timko, Director of Environmental Compliance and Services, Metro North; re: Metro North’s project to replace all 168 HPS high mast lighting fixtures in the train yard with LED fixtures.   MN will be converting its high pressure sodium lights in their yards at the Croton railroad station to LED fixtures.  There are 168 fixtures.  The project is in design and will reduce energy consumption and light pollution in the surrounding area.




  •  The Village Board of Trustees schedules a Public Hearing on November 20, 2017     at 8PM in the meeting room of the Stanley H Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the special use permit request for an expansion of an existing garden center and new showroom at 1360 Albany Post Road.   The public hearing is on a new proposed building at the location of the current Croton Country Gardens.
  • The Village Board considers issuing the EAF Part 3 Determination of Significance attached hereto, and adopting a Negative Declaration in connection with the proposed action to to construct a new 2nd and 3rd story and the addition of dwelling units at 425 South Riverside Avenue. In addition, the Village Board schedules a Public Hearing on November 6, 2017 at 8PM in the meeting room of the Stanley H Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the special use permit request.   This public hearing will allow comments on the proposal at the current location of Straddles and ET Equipment.  It calls for a total of 10 residential units in addition to the ground floor commercial.
  • Reallocation of the funding sources for the Farrington Road and Hunter Place pavement, curb and sidewalk improvement project.  The resolution calls for changing the amounts  in the accounts in which the costs of the project were previously allocated
  • Authorizing the Village Manager to approve Change Order 1 in the amount of $28,935 for the Elliott Way Improvement Project for a design change to the retaining wall to align with the elevation for the Riverwalk, and the extension of the lighting from the Yacht Club entrance and the beginning of the boardwalk.  These are changes and improvements that have been added since the original contract was authorized.
  • Authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2017-2018 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,053 for monies received through insurance recoveries for damage to a Village owned fence caused by a delivery truck on Half Moon Bay Drive.  This is budget housekeeping.
  • The Village Board considers rejecting the welding services bids received on July 18, 2017 due to the need to change the scope of work from a 40 hour basis to a 140 hour basis.   The bid bonds were returned and new bidding documents will be available soon.
  • The Village Board of Trustees authorizes the Village Manager to transfer ownership of Rescue 18, (vin# ending 4049) to the Town of Cortlandt at no cost. Rescue 18, a 1993 International 4900 operated by the Croton Fire Department, has 37,934 miles and 4,530 engine hours.  The Village will give the vehicle to the Town of Cortlandt.  The Town has expressed an interest in using this vehicle for their water department.
  • The Village Board considers authorizing the Village Manager to sign the Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Cortlandt to allow their use of 3 Municipal Place for organic yard waste disposal. The agreement stipulates that the Village will be billed by Westchester County, as per current protocol, a certain organic yard waste amount and will then allocate said billing to the Town of Cortlandt based on the tonnage amount of organic yard waste materials delivered, plus fifteen percent.   This agreement would allow the Village’s Municipal Place area  to be used by the Town for the same purposea while they are relocating their own facility from Roa Hook to a new facility in Verplanck.
  • The Village Board of Trustees schedules a Public Hearing on November 6, 2017 at 8PM in the meeting room of the Stanley H Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider Local Law Introductory No. 5 of 2017, which would allow dogs on leashes at Black Rock Park in the area that currently prohibits dogs.   If passed, this amendment to the local law regarding dogs would allow licensed dogs, on a leash, to be in Black Rock Park.  The current  enclosed dog area at Black Rock would still be reserved for those with a permit to unleash their dogs in that area.



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