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Decoding Village Agendas – May 9, 2018
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
(Open to Public – Televised)
NOTE: This meeting is on a Wednesday.
- Email from Jennifer Pauly, Croton Climate Initiative, Regarding Plastic Bags. Ms. Pauly requests, on behalf of CCI, that the Village Board place their reusable bag initiative on the upcoming May 14 work session. CCI has gathered over 1000 signatures from local residents and over 45 local merchants in support of their proposal. As stated in her email letter, the CCI proposal is as follows:
“would prohibit stores and merchants in Croton from providing single-use plastic bags to customers. The RBI would also require that those stores that distribute the greatest number of bags, grocery stores and chain drugstores, charge a ten cent fee for paper bags, which must be composed of at least 40 percent post-consumer (recycled) paper. Plastic produce bags used in grocery stores, dry-cleaning bags, and newspaper bags are exempt. Smaller stores and restaurants would not have to charge for paper bags “
- 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. The Village received four bids for the work. Golden’s was the lowest. The next highest was $80,250 and the highest was $164,400. DPW Superintendent recommended accepting Golden’s bid.
- Authorizing the Village Manager to execute a cooperation agreement with Westchester County for the purposes of applying for future Community Development Block Grant funds. This agreement would enable the Village to work with the County in applying for and obtaining CDBG grants. These are federal grants allocated through HUD. In the past, the Village obtained this type of funding for several improvement projects in the village.
- Acknowledging receipt of the special permit renewal application for a Motor Vehicle Service Station and used car lot located at 365 South Riverside Avenue and referring it to the Planning Board for a recommendation back to the Board of Trustees. This is the initial step in an application to renew its existing special permit at this location – the site of the former Dodge dealership and current site of a Happy Hearts child care facility. After review and a recommendation by the Planning Board it will come back to the Village Board for a decision.