Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 416

Dear neighbor, Here is the 416th 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 27, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised





  • Discussion with John Nikic, owner of 425 South Riverside Avenue, on proposed apartment building development.    Mr. Nikic is proposing a  42-unit apartment building at the location of the current ET Equipment/Straddles across from ShopRite.  He is asking the Board to consider some zoning changes that would be needed for this to happen.  Mr. Nikic points to the need for this type of housing in the Village (for seniors, young adults, singles, etc.).




  • Discussion on moving forward with proposed local law on affordable housing.  The Board will continue a multi-year discussion regarding an Affordable Housing Law.  The Village conducted a facilitated discussion on housing needs in Croton in June of this year.  The comments and input were intended to inform the discussion on a possible law.  A proposed  law that is under consideration would call for 1 affordable unit if 10-14 new units are constructed, 2 affordable units if 15-24 new units constructed, etc.



  1. Discussion about proposed local law regulating solar installations within the Village.  The draft law provides updates that would pertain to ground-mounted solar installations as an accessory structure.  The draft law follows the guidelines of the NYS Model law for solar installations.


  1. Discussion regarding current village ordinance on signage and possible changes.   A proposed amendment would prohibit signs in the Village’s right-of-way and provide that temporary signs on private property include a date indicating when the sign was first placed.

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