Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 423

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 423rd 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 – November 5, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 p.m.

(Open to Public and Televised


Consider adoption of a resolution to rename the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building in memory of Village Trustee Georgianna Grant.


Public Hearing to consider the amended special use permit application of Hudson National Golf Club, 40 Arrowcrest Drive.
The Board is the Lead Agency on this application to build a new building for caddies and carts. The Planning Board and Waterfront Advisory Committee have both recommended favorably.

Public Hearing 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.


Email from Karina Tarnawsky, Teatown Events Manager, regarding Hudson River EagleFest 2019.
Teatown has schedule its next Eaglefest event for February 9, 2019 at Croton Point Park.

Letter from Leslie Snyder, attorney for Verizon Wireless, regarding the proposed installation of a wireless facility at 2143 Albany Post Road in the Town of Cortlandt. This is a required communication/notification. The facility is not located in Croton, but rather in Montrose.


Consider adoption of a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, xenophobia and all manifestations of racial, ethnic, religious and political bigotry. This statement of condolence is in response to the shootings in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life congregation.

Consider establishing a Village Diversity and Inclusion Committee and appointing individuals to serve for a term to expire in December 2019. The committee would be tasked to develop and implement programs designed to create a spirit of diversity and inclusion for all that live, work in, and visit the Village. Members would be appointed for a one-year commitment and at least three would be Village residents.

Consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, November 19 at 8 p.m. in the meeting room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider adoption of Local Law Introductory 11 of 2018 to amend the Tree Law of the Village Code to address the removal of dangerous trees and tree limbs. This amendment of the Tree Law would allow the Village to more effectively take action when dangerous tree situations occur on private property. Owners would be notified and required to address in a specified time frame at which point the Village could address the situation if the property owner has failed to do so.

Acknowledge the receipt of the special permit application from New York SMA Limited Pertners ship d/b/a Verizon wireless for the proposed co-location of a personal wireless services facility at the Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, refer such application to the Village Planning Board as required by law and consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, December 3, at 8 pm o the meeting room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the issuance of the special permit.. This is the next step in the process for Verizon to co-locate a wireless facility at the Municipal Building. The location is in the attic.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with the State of New York to maintain, repair and energize the highway lighting system underneath the U.S. Route 9 bridge on Croton Point Avenue. The Village is agreeing to install and maintain a lighting system underneath the Route 9 highway bridge over Croton Point Avenue. There have been many requests to provide better lighting in this area under the bridge.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from Chazen Companies to design a new chlorination system for the North Highland Booster Pump Station in the amount of $29,900. The Village already adds chlorine to its water. At the suggestion of the County Health Department, a second location for adding chlorine would be added. The design for this system would be authorized.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal submitted by BFJ Planning for consulting planning services for zoning updates to the North Riverside corridor in the amount of $65,000. The Board provided for this study in its budget for 2018/2019. It would look at the current zoning along the North and South Riverside corridor and the Municipal Gateway with a goal of optimizing its vitality.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from Woodard & Curran to integrate the Nordica Drive Sewage Pump Station into the SCADA System at a cost of $18,000.
The SCADA system is part of an automated system for monitoring and controlling sewage. The Nordica pump station has yet to be included in the ongoing effort to update the entire system.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with the SPCA of Westchester, Inc., to provide services to the Village for seized and stray dogs and cats for the period beginning January 1, 2019, continuing through June 30, 2019, at a cost of $3,368.70. The Village signs an annual agreement for these services with the SPCA. This agreement is for only 6 months do to planned renovations at the Briarcliff facility starting next year.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to enter into a contract with Errico Contracting for snow removal services for the 2018-19 winter season. Property owners are required to remove snow and ice within a certain time period following a snow storm’s end. After that the Village can remove it with a cot to the owner. The contract provides for the following rates: – $38/hour for snow shoveling, $46/hour for snow blowing, and $175/hour for using a skid steer.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $28,520 for the purposes of covering training and turnout gear costs for the Fire Department. This expense was included in the Fire Department allocation in the 2018/2019 budget which is deposited in the Contingency Account until needed.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to write off three account receivables in the amount of $7,481.91 s uncollectible. Three accounts have been determined to be unrecoverable by the Village Attorney, Engineer’s office, Auditor and Treasurer.

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