Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 426

Dear neighbor, Here is the 426th 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 –  December 3, 2018

Organization Meeting of New Board of Trustees

8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)


Followed by the

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees






The Organizational meeting of the newly elected Board of Trustees will start with the swearing in of the newly elected members, Ann Gallelli and Andy Simmons.  The Mayor will then make appointments and the Board will adopt resolutions that set future meetings and dates, designation of the Gazette as the Official Newspaper and Journal News as needed, setting official depositories, employee bond levels and the adoption of Procurement, Fund Balance, Debt and Investment policies. 


Following this the new Board will hold a Regular Village Board Meeting as follows:





PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Review of the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies by the Village Board to determine consistency related to Phase II of the Senasua Park Walkway project.  The Village is applying for NYS funding for this project.  It must complete the SEQRA process as well as a Consistency Review with our Local Waterfront programs as part of this application process.  The proposal and documentation was previously reviewed by the Village’s waterfront Advisory Committee and found to be consistent with our local LWRP.  Now the Village Board must also make its own determination on the proposed project’s consistency with the LWRP.

PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider issuance of a special permit to New York SMA Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for the proposed co-location of a personal wireless services facility at the Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street.   Verizon is seeking to co-locate a wireless facility on the roof of the Municipal Building.  The Board previously approved the lease with Verizon which extends to 2013.  The proposal has been reviewed by the Planning Board which provided a favorable recommendation with some suggested conditions.



  • Letter received from Francesca Battaglia, of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, requesting permission to host a 5K road race in May 2019.The Church is requesting help in traffic control, road closings and use of Senasqua Park facilities from the Village.  This race has been previously held  and supported by the Village.  The estimated cost to the Village for both Police and DPW support is $2197.51.  The race is in support of the African Women’s Education Fund (AWEF).





  • Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an addendum agreement with Energize NY to approve the Pay When Received PACE program.  This addition to the already existing agreement would now allow local commercial property owners to make energy improvements through the Energize program without any financial liability to the Village.


  1. Consider adoption of a negative declaration under SEQRA in regards to Phase II of the Senasqua Park Walkway project.  This step under SEQRA is a determination that the project will not have any serious negative environmental effects.  It is part of the process of applying for NYS funding for this project.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a one-year contract extension with FM Generator of Canton, MA in the amount of $6,275 for emergency generator maintenance.    The Board previously entered into a contract with this entity in 2017 with an option to extend it for another year.  DPW Superintendent Balbi recommends this extension be approved.
  3. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $7,405 for the purposes of covering costs for replacement gear and the Fire Fair for the Fire Department.  This money was budgeted for in the 2018/2019 budget and placed in the Contingency Fund. This resolution moves the money into the Fire Dept. account.

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