Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 421

ann2016Dear neighbor,

Here is the 421st 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 15, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

 

8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)

 

 

 

PRESENTATION/OTHER:

a.    Dan Welsh, Director of Westchester Power, to present an update on the Community Choice Aggregation program.

 

  1. Review of the Environment Assessment Form Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies by theVillage Board to determine consistency related to Introductory Local Law No. 9 on Affordable Housing. As Lead Agency on this proposed local law, the Village Board is required to make a Determination of Consistency with the Village’s adopted LWRP.  They will review the applicable policies.

 

  1. Review of the Environment Assessment Form Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies by theVillage Board to determine consistency related to a amended special permit application by Hudson National Golf Course at 40 Arrowcrest Drive.   As Lead Agency on this amended special permit, the Village Board is required to make a Determination of Consistency with the Village’s adopted LWRP.  They will review the applicable policies.  The proposed amendment is for the construction of a new caddy and cart building on the golf course property.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Email from Fire Council Secretary John Munson regarding Fire Department membership changes.   As required, the Fire Council is notifying the Village of an new member and the resignation of another member due to moving away.
b.     Letter from Timothy Idoni, Westchester County Clerk, regarding increased access to weekly foreclosure reports available to municipalities.  Mr. Idoni notes that foreclosures are down in Westchester.  His office is now providing foreclosure reports to municipalities that wish to receive them.

  1. Letter from Chris Kehoe, Deputy Planning Director for the Town of Cortlandt, regarding a proposed day care center to be located at 52 Scenic Drive.  The proposed day care center location was formerly a synagogue and also a child care center. It would accommodate between 60 – 70 children.
  1. Letter from Connie Neal, Executive Director of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, announcing October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, November 5, at 8 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the amended special use permit application of Hudson National Golf Club, 40 Arrowcrest Drive.   The amended special permit is for a new building for accommodating caddies and golf carts on the Golf Course property. It requires a public hearing.
  2. Consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, November 5, at 8 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2018 to amend the Zoning Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to regulate affordable housing.   The proposed law has been under discussion by several Village Board’s over several years.  It applies to new residential development of 10 units or more, requiring 10% set aside for an affordable unit.  It defines affordability within US Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines.  It also sets minimum floor area and occupancy standards.
  1. Consider declaring Local Law Introductory 10 of 2018, amending the Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to place a fee on single-use bags, to be an Unlisted action, declaring itself Lead Agent for NYS SEQRA purposes, issuing the EAF and CAF and referring the Draft Law, EAF and CAF to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for review and recommendations. The proposed law calls for a .20 cent fee on both paper and single-use plastic bags at local stores with more than 5,000 square feet.  It also calls for creation of a local Reusable Bag Task Force to monitor it and make recommendations for changes.  The proposed law calls for at least 50% reduction of the use of single-use carryout bags within 1 year of  its effective date, with consideration of a total ban being revisited at that time.  This proposed law would not require a SEQRA review.  An alternative law, previously introduced, banning single-use bags and requiring a fee for paper is also under consideration. The Board is continuing with the development of the SEQRA documentation of this first law which must be completed before further action could be taken on it.

 

 
  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with Penflex, Inc. to administer the Fire Department Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) at an estimated cost of $6,450.00 for the period beginning November 1, 2018, until October 31, 2019.   Penflex has been providing this administrative service since 2003 on an annual contract basis.

 

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from WSP Sells of Briarcliff Manor, NY, in an amount not to exceed $37,20.00 for engineering services related to the relining of water mains throughout the Village.  Work on relining  water mains continues with plans/designs being developed for the streets including Cleveland, Radnor, Old Post Rd. North, Stevenson Place and Mount Green Road.

 

  1. Consider declaring Phase II of the Senasqua Walkway project to be an Unlisted Action under SEQRA, declaring itself lead agency under SEQRA and authorizing the Village Manager to submit the application package to the New York State DEC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.   In completing the walkway along the waterfront in the vicinity of Senasqua Park, this step is required as part of getting regulatory approval from various state and federal agencies.

 

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign Change Order #1 for the High Street & Hillside Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project in the amount of $16,500.00 for additional milling and paving services.   WD Contracting was awarded a contract in March 2018 for similar work.  The Village would like them to perform additional work in the areas identified above.

 

  1. Consider adoption of a Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy in accordance with New York State Law.  The Village’s Employee Manual adopted in 2016 would be updated with the State’s newly updated Sexual Harassment policy.

 

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $766.42 for monies received for parking meter supplies.  This reflects a reimbursement from Historic Hudson Valley for parking sign expenses related to the Blaze.

 

 

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an inter-fund transfer in the amount of $26,984.13 for Police Department expenses.  The Police Department is required to meet State mandates regarding providing a safe and secure room for adolescent offenders including a separate entrance.  This allocation will pay for the necessary modifications.
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