Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 420

Dear neighbor:

Here is the 420th 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 – October 1, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
8:00 pm

(Open to Public – Televised)

Public Hearing on renewing the special use permit for the telecommunications tower at 26 Veterans Plaza. The original permit was granted in 2008, renewed again in 2013,and would now continue another 5 years to 2023.

Public Hearing on adopting Local Law Introductory No. 8 to amend Chapter 123 of the Village Code, Firearms. The law currently prohibits any firearm being discharged in the Village. The revised law would eliminate firearms instructional facilities in the Village. It would not apply to law enforcement training. It also does not apply to the discharge of a firearm in the defense of person.

Email from Dan Osborne, President of the Croton-Harmon Tigers Booster Club, regarding the cost of overtime at the September 21st homecoming rally. Mr. Osborne is requesting that the Village cover some of the overtime costs for this event because it was a community-wide event attended by Village youth and parents and the Booster Club is a non-profit that serves the community. The overtime bill was in the amount of #837.73.


Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a contract with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to participate in their cooperative purchasing program. This permits the Village to participate in a cooperative purchasing program that applies mainly to DPW items.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Student Assistance Services Corporation for the period beginning September 30, 2018 until September 29,2019, to provide support to the Croton Coalition for an amouny not to exceed $9,560.00. This is an annual contract that allows the Coalition to perform their services. It is funded by a federal grant which is managed by the Village.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to issue a tax refund ti the property owner if 26 Mount Green Road as a result of a tx grievance filed and settled in the State Supreme Court. The SCAR refund is in the amount of $941.88.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $5,515.00 for monies received for insurance recovery. This involved repairs to a DPW vehivle involved in a one–vehicle accident.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund un the amount of $2,400.00 for the purpose of covering training costs for the Fire Department. This money was allocated in the Budget but is held in the Contingency Fund for payment of Fire Department needs as previously approved.

Consider declaring the Board of Trustees to be Lead Agency under SEQRA for the amended special use permit application for Hudson National Golf Club and refer such application to the Waterfront Advisory Committee. This starts the process for an amendment to the Club’s permit allowing them to relocate their caddy facilities on their property.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with the Croton Caring Committee to provide compensation in the amount of $7,030.00 a year for services provided to the community for the period beginning June 1, 2019 and ending May 31,2019. The Village would continue to help the Caring Committee defray some of their costs for services such as driving patients to appointments, providing breakfasts and luncheons for isolated and lonely residents, and other services for people in need.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Peter Gisolfi Associates of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, for the purposes of creating a concept design for the renovation and alteration of the Municipal Building at an amount not to exceed $4,000.00. The Gisolfi firm has previously done design work for the Municipal Building including for the Police Dept. The plans were not implemented but the Village would like to move ahead at this time.

Consider declaring Local Law Introductory No.9 of 2018, amending the Zoning Code of the Village of Croton-om-Hudson, New York, to be a Type 1 action, declaring itself Lead Agency for NYS SEQRA purposes, issuing an EAF and CAF, referring the draft law to the Village Planning Board for a report and referring the Draft Law, EAF and CAF to the Waterfront Advisory Committee and Westchester County Board/Planning Department for review and recommendations. This would take the initial steps to amend the code to include an Affordable Housing requirement for developments of ten units or more. It would require 10% minimum be created as AFFH units. For 10-14 units,one AFFH unit would be required; for 15 -24 units, two AFFH would be required; and then continuing in like increments.

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