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Decoding Village Agendas – June 4, 2018
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
(Open to Public – Televised)
- Letter from Eliza McCarthy, Chair, Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee, regarding the village speed limit. Ms. McCarthy, writing on behalf of the Bike Ped Committee, endorses a Village-wide 25 mph speed limit. She points to studies showing that injuries from a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle lessen when the speed of impact is reduced to 25 mph from 30mph.
- Letter from Dick Nagle, Acting Fire Council Secretary, regarding Croton Fire Department membership changes. Mr. Nagle is providing notification of resignations of three volunteer firemen and the death of another. It is a requirement that the Village receive notice of changes in the Fire Department personnel.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a lease agreement with Asbury United Methodist Church for use of their parking lot for off-street parking for a term beginning June 1, 2018 and continuing until May 31, 2023. The Village and Asbury Methodist Church have had a parking agreement for many years. The current 5-year agreement expired in May. This agreement extends it until 2023 and provides for the Village paying $4,000 annually. The Village also performs routine blacktopping, stripping and plowing but is not for responsible for any structural repairs.
- Consider adoption of the 2018-2019 Bond Resolutions for the purpose of funding the capital budget. The Board will vote on six resolutions to finance various projects and equipment. All were previously discussed in recent work sessions on the Capital Budget. The following items will be voted on: Ambulance – $204,000 10-year Bond; Demolition of the DPW Garage in parking lot – $255,000 10 year Bond; a 6-Wheel Dump Truck and associated equipment – $249,000 15 year bond; Washington Fire House roof renovation $76,500 25 year Bond (the total cost of this project is $204,000 but $127,500 was previously authorized); DPW Garage renovations – $178,500 25 year Bond, ($510,000 had been previously authorized); and Annual Road Repair – $102,000 Bond Anticipation Note (BAN).
- Consider awarding bid for office cleaning services to NSI Clean of Middletown, New York, in the amount of $3,276.00 per month. Seven bids were received with NSI Clean being the lowest. Superintendent Balbi has recommended that they received the contract. The contract includes cleaning for the Police Station, Community Room, Gouveia House, DPW offices, Parking Lot office, and Parking lot Pay kiosks.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2017-18 General Fund Budget in the amount of $968.18 for monies received from insurance recovery. This is a budget housekeeping resolution to account for the receipt of money from the insurance company for repairs to a police vehicle that was involved in an accident.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to issue a tax adjustment in the amount of $4,400.62 for the property located at 180 North Riverside Avenue (known on the Village Tax Maps as 67.19-1-7). The property owner was successful in a tax grievance in the Small Claim Assessment Review (SCAR) court. The Village would reimburse them in the above amount.