Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 415

Dear neighbor, Here is the 415th 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 –  August 20, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees


8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)




PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Jay Peltz, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations from the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, Inc., Lori Hodgkinson, ShopRite Store Manager for Croton-on-Hudson, and Sarada Bernstein, Manager of Community Affairs & Public Relations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., address the Board on the proposed plastic bag ban.  

Appointments to Boards & Commissions.    The Mayor will announce any new appointments.

PUBLIC HEARING:  Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 7 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code, Parks & Recreation Areas, to prohibit smoking or vaping in village parks. The proposed law would prohibit smoking or burning of tobacco or tobacco substitute and carrying burning tobacco or tobacco substitute in the form of a cigarette, cigar, or any other smoke-producing product or device, including pipes, or the use of electronic cigarettes or other similar products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization, or the disposal of tobacco products, lit or unlit, including cigarette or cigar butts, except in containers designated for that purpose.



  • Email from Assistant Chief John Munson regarding membership changes in the Fire Department.    The Board is advised that two new members have been added to the Department – Kim Russel-Goldstein and Senator Bjorge.
  • Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting an extension of a building permit for 3 Mt. Airy Road.    Mr. O’Connor requests that the Building Permit be extended another 6 months to February 22, 2019.




  1.  Consider adoption of a resolution in support of the Global Climate Action Summit and associated Croton Rise for Climate March being held onSeptember 8, 2018.  The Board will consider supporting a local march on that date in support of Climate action world-wide.  The march will begin at 10am at the Croton Library and proceed through the Upper Village to the Municipal Building and then to Vassallo Park.
  2. Consider adoption of a resolution opposing the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers proposed plans for Coastal Storm Risk Management.    A proposal from the ACOE suggests 6 possible alternatives to address storm surges along the coastline of New York Harbor.  This are includes the Hudson River up to Troy.  Riverkeeper has provided information on the inadequacies of several of the proposed alternatives.  The resolution calls for a full analysis of all the proposals rather than just the one or two already tentatively selected by the ACOE.  Additionally, the ACOE proposal does not include Coastal Zone Management Policies as among those to be included in any study.  This effectively precludes municipalities with Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs (LWRP) such as Croton from commenting officially on any of the proposals.    This resolution calls for those policies to be included in any review.
  3. Consider scheduling a public hearing for September 4, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of renewing the special use permit issued to T-Mobile Northeast LLC, f/k/a, Omnipoint Communications, Inc. for the collocation of a personal wireless facility at 1 Van Wyck Street.   T-Mobile is seeking a renewal its current special use permit.
  4. Consider scheduling a public hearing for September 4, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of renewing the special use permit for 365 South Riverside Avenue.      This is for the Motor Vehicle Service Station at that location.
  5. Consider a resolution declaring the Village as lead agency for SEQRA Review of the Senasqua Park Walkway project and authorizing the Village Manager to submit the application package to the appropriate authorities.   The design work and regulatory application paper work has been completed for this project.  The resolution permits the administration to move forward with the application to receive the needed permits.
  6. Consider adoption of a resolution to acknowledge the completion of the required Village Justice Court audit and authorize the Village Clerk to forward a copy of the report and resolution to the NYS Office of Court Administration. This is a required annual confirmation that the audit of the court documents has been completed.
  7. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Grant Agreement with the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and any and all other contracts, documents and instruments necessary to bring about the Project and to fulfill the Village’s obligations under the Grant Agreement.    This would authorize the Village to take the necessary steps to receive the $271,650. Award from the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement project for its corrosion control project which was mandated by the County Board of Health.  The total cost of the project was $388,500.
  8. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,485.48 to account for insurance recovery funds received. This an insurance recovery for damages that occurred in the area of the Veterans Memorial.
  9. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $10,691.82 to account for reimbursement received for staff overtime.  This reimbursement is from the Clearwater Festival for Village personnel overtime costs.
j.     Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $8,506.00 for the purpose of covering expenses related to the Fire Department Inspection and equipment purchases.   This amount would cover the costs of the upcoming Inspection in September and for 6 new pagers.    Money for these expenses was anticipated in the adopted budget but is being held in the Contingency account for allocation as needed.

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