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Decoding Village Agendas – April 16, 2018
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
(Open to Public – Televised)
Letter from Croton Market Organizers requesting support for a pop-up village farmers market. Three local women, the Croton Market Organizers, ask for permission to organize a one-time farmers’ market in June or July. Since the receipt of this letter, they have been working with the administration to find an acceptable time and place. With Board approval, it is tentatively set for Saturday, June 9 in Vassallo Park. Further details will be announced by them as they proceed.
Letter from Kristen Motel, Cuddy & Feder, requesting adjournment of the special use permit application hearing for 25 South Riverside Avenue. The attorneys are asking for a postponement of the public hearing due to the need to work out some of their plans with the NYS Dept. of Transportation regarding right-of-ways. This is the mixed use application for the location of the former Croton Hardware store.
Capital Markets News – April 2018. This is a newsletter that is periodically sent to the Village and Board by Capital Market Advisors, one of the firms that advises the Village on Municipal finances.
Email from Shannon Laukhuf, Executive Director, SPCA of Westchester, offering thanks for the village’s recent support of grant application to New York State. Ms. Laukhuf thanks the Mayor and Village for its letter in support of its successful grant application. The SPCA has been granted $500,000 to help in its rebuilding of its aging center in Briarcliff.
Authorizing the Village Manager to award the contract for tree trimming and removal services to Golden’s Tree Service at the rate of $1,605.60 per day for a total of $48,168.00. There were four bids with Golden’s being the lowest. The highest bid was $168,400.
Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from Peter Gisolfi Associates to complete design work for the Washington Engine roof replacement project in the amount of $24,500.00. The roof repairs at Washington Engine house were previously approved in the 2017/2018 budget. In order to move ahead on the project, a complete detailed design must be done along with bidding documents for the actual work.
Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from Quality Environmental Solutions & Technology (QuES&T) to test the roof materials at Washington Engine in the amount of $1,953.00. The existing roof on Washington Engine is the original roof. It must be tested for asbestos to ascertain the correct way of removing it prior to the planned repair.
Authorizing the Village Manager to implement a new minimum wage schedule as of June 1, 2018, for all seasonal part-time employees of the Village. The Village currently follows federal minimum wage standards which are set at $7.25/hour. NYS has adopted its own minimum wage schedule. The Village Board is considered adopting that wage schedule for all seasonal part-time employees of the village including camp counselors, lifeguards, gate attendants and laborers. That hourly wage for 2018 is $10.40 and would increase to $11.10 next year.