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Decoding Village Agendas – January 8, 2018
Work Session of the Village Board
7: 30 p.m.
(Open to Public and Televised)
- Discussion of adoption of meeting procedures for Village Board of Trustees Regular meetings and Work Sessions. While the Board of Trustees generally follows the same pattern in running its meetings as it has for many years, the Village does not have an established policy on the rules of procedure. The NY Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), a group which acts on behalf of, and provides suggestions to Village governments, has provided a generic Rules of Procedure for Villages which outlines such things as the timing of meetings, procedures for public participation, voting, attendance, quorums, etc. Several Westchester Villages have adopted their own versions of such Meeting Procedures including Hastings and Mamaroneck. The NYCOM suggestions as well as the adopted procedures of the latter two Villages are included in the backup for the discussion and are available online as part of this meetings backup documentation.
- Discussion of proposed local law regarding potential regulation of vape shops. The Board has previously asked our attorneys to examine how other communities have addressed the existence of vape shops. The proposed amendment to Croton’s local Zoning code would provide the no such shops be located within 500 feet of parks, playgrounds or schools.
- Discussion about proposed local law regulating solar canopies within the Village. Currently, solar canopies are treated as accessory structures in the Village but are not specifically called out as such in the Zoning code. The Board will discuss definitions for both roof-mounted and ground-mounted solar canopies and the specific requirements for each to be installed. They also will consider whether they should require a special permit if they reach a certain threshold. New York State has provided a Model Energy Law that outlines such requirements. The Board will consider whether to formalize these and adapt them for Croton’s Code.
- Request to enter into an executive session to discuss a personnel matter regarding a specific individual. If the request is granted, an executive session will be held.