Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 422

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 422nd 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 22, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised




    1. Discussion with Alan Kassay of PKF O’Connor Davies regarding the 2017-18 Village Audit and financial statements.  Mr. Kassay will review with the Board his firm’s review and audit of the financial statements for the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 ending on May 31, 2018.  Among the highlights called out in the report was that assets exceed liabilities, the Village issued $646,434 in new Bond Anticipation Notes and retired $660,068,  the Village issued 1,616,700 in serial bonds and retired $2,206,780, the total debt was reduced by $590,000.
    2. Discussion with Beth Ferguson of Capital Markets Advisors regarding the Village’s credit ratings.  No backup documents are provided for this discussion.


  • Update from Lindsay Audin, Sustainability Committee Chair, on various proposed environmental projects in the Village.  Mr. Audin will discuss progress on several ongoing projects regarding energy and the environment as well as propose some possible new initiatives.
  • Discussion on snow removal in the Upper Village business district.  As snow removal in the Upper Village is sometimes difficult for both businesses and the DPW, due to cars, time of day, amount of snow, places to put the snow, etc., the Board will review the current regulations and practices for this.
  • Discussion on future mailings of the Village Newsletter.  The Newsletter is currently mailed to 3000+ addresses.  It is also available from the Village’s website and also emailed to subscribers.  The Board will discuss whether direct mailings should continue to all addresses or just to those who specifically asked for it to be mailed.
  • Discussion on overtime costs for the Booster Club event held at Senasqua on September 21, 2018.  The Croton Booster Club recently held an event at Senasqua for which they incurred $837.73 in expenses owed to the Village for overtime.  Although they have agreed to pay this amount, they have asked that the Board consider covering some of the cost based on their assessment of it as community-wide event attended by 1000+ people and that they are a non-profit group.



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