Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 408

Dear neighbor, Here is the 408th 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 –   June 11, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised



  • Review of Village’s Financial statements by auditor.   Alan Kassey from O’Connor Davies Accountants and Auditors, will present and answer questions on the Villages Financial Audit for fiscal year ending May 31, 2017.


    1. Discussion on feasibility of solar canopies at Croton Harmon Train Station.  No backup documentation is included for this topic.


  • Discussion on potential ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags in the Village.  The Board was asked to take up this issue by the local Croton Climate Initiative (CCI),  a group of environmentally concerned residents. They note that many communities in Westchester and the metropolitan area have adopted re-useable bag bans and encourage Croton to do so as well..  CCI has been working during the past year on getting support from residents and businesses in the Village.  They are generally following the model set by the Town of New Castle.  The Board Agenda on the Village’s website has links to the various bans enacted by New Castle, Villages of Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Hastings-on-Hudson as well as the City of Rye.
  • Discussion of upcoming Diversion and Inclusion initiatives in the Village.  Trustee Amy Attias has been working with local residents who are interested in developing some initiatives locally to support diversity and inclusion.  These will be described and discussed by the Board.
  • Discussion on the future of the Village Newsletter. No backup is available for this discussion.



Village-sponsored  Housing event to be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 at Harmon Firehouse.    The topic of discussion, “What are Croton’s Future Housing Needs?” will be facilitated by Pace University Land Use Law Center.   All residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the breakout charrette sessions.  Light refreshments will be available.

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