387th installment of Decoding Village Agendas

Dear neighbor, Here is the 387th 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 –  December 18, 2017

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees


8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)



PRESENATION: Presentation by Lindsay Audin, Chair of the Croton Sustainability Committee, about the Community Choice Aggregation Program and proposed educational outreach.   Mr. Audin will present a proposed calendar for outreach in the Village regarding the Village joining CCA (Community Choice Aggregate) in 2018 and  entertaining new proposals for 2019.  The calendar of outreach events includes a presentation by Sustainable Westchester on January 16, two mailings, and a library event in the coming two months.



  1. M.H. Fryburg, Resolution for Board of Trustees to consider renaming Croton Point Park to Eleanor Roosevelt Park at Croton Point.  Mr. Fryburg, a local resident, is proposing the Board adopt a resolution calling for renaming of Croton Point Park to Eleanor Roosevelt Park.  Mr. Fryburg is proposing this on behalf of the FOR A BETTER WESTCHESTER AND NYS ASSOCIATION< a non-profit entity of which he is a partner.



  1. The Village Board of Trustees proposed Local Law Introductory No. 6 of 2017 to amend Chapter 114 Energy Conservation, Article I Energize NY Benefit Financing Program to reflect revisions to the General Municipal Law and program modifications. A Public Hearing is scheduled for January 2, 2017.    The Village previously formed an Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) which allows funding to qualified property owners to make energy improvements under the Energize NY Benefit Financing program.   This amendment just reflects updates to the General Municipal Code as it applies to this program.  A Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2 for comments.
  2. The Village Board declares itself the Lead Agency for SEQRA purposes in connection with a special permit application for a mixed use occupancy building at 25 South Riverside Avenue in order to construct a 2nd and 3rd story with a total of 26 units over a new open parking structure; directs the Village staff to circulate the EAF, CAF, and other application documents to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for its recommendation of consistency with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.    This is the property where the former Croton Hardware store existed.  By declaring themselves Lead Agency for this application, the Board is beginning the environmental review process.
  3. The Village Board declares itself the lead agency for SEQRA purposes related to the  proposed donation by Steel Style, LLC to the Village of a parcel of underwater land  located between Half Moon Bay and Senasqua Park, and authorizes the circulation of the Coastal Assessment Form to the Waterfront Advisory Committee.  Steel Style LLC, owners of the HMB Marina, are donating 39.8 acres of underwater land to the Village.  This area encompasses the area where the Village currently provides boat moorings in the Hudson south of Senasqua Park.   The is an Unlisted action under SEQRA but requires a review of consistency by the Waterfront Advisory Committee.
  4. The Village of Croton on Hudson, Location Code 40065, hereby establishes the enclosed as standard work days for its employees and will report days worked to the New York State and Local Retirement System based on the time keeping system or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these members to the Village Clerk.  The Village is required on an annual basis to establish what constitutes a work day for those positions eligible to be in the NYS Retirement system.
  5. Authorizing the Village Manager to execute a license agreement with Fratelli’s  Trattoria Inc. for the use of approximately 230 square feet of Village-owned property for the purpose of constructing a sunroom addition and maintaining and occupying portions of the existing deck and retaining wall.  The proposed enclosed sunroom for the Frattelli Retaurant extends a little to the south of the existing gazebo area, encompassing about 230 square feet of Village-owned land.  In order to make the proposal feasible, the Village is asking for a licensing agreement with the owner for use of the land.
  6. Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from USI Consulting Group of Glastonbury, Ct. in the amount of $6,800 for actuarial service related to GASB 45/75 for the reporting of retiree benefits. A new directive by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requires some additional actuarial work to be performed regarding retirement benefits.
  7. Authorizing the Village Manager to execute the contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a grant in the amount of $50,000 to construct a ‘living lighting laboratory’ in the Municipal Building to spread awareness about, and promote rapid adoption of efficient lighting technologies. This grant application is an initiative of the Sustainability Committee.  It was discussed in a work session last year to receive approval to apply for it.  The Municipal Building will have different kinds of energy efficient light installed so that visitors can observe differences in light quality and receive information on each type.  It will become a “living lighting laboratory”.  Additionally, it will provide for the Village to reduce its energy consumption and costs for lighting the 35,000 square foot building.
  8. Authorizing Village Treasurer to transfer $10,452 from the General Fund’s Contingency Account number A1990.4000 to Central Communications Account number A1650.4000 to cover non-budgeted costs associated with the management of the Village’s computer stations, and the replacement and purchase of a spare firewall for the Village’s computer systems.  This is an unanticipated cost associated with the management of the Village’s computer systems.