Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 427

Dear neighbor, Here is the 427th 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 10, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised



  1. Discussion on moving Recreation Dept. offices to Gouveia Park.  The Village is considering relocating the Recreation dept to the Gouveia Property.  The idea was discussed and received favorable comment from the Recreation Advisory Committee.  The possible move would permit greater programming opportunities both in the house on the grounds.  Recreation activities would continue to use some of the rooms in the Municipal Building as well, i.e. the Community Room.


  1. Discussion on including the C-1 Central Commercial District of Maple Street in the weekly no parking schedule of Old Post Road South (west side).   The Village is considering extending its weekly alternate side of the street area to the C-1 properties on Maple as they face the same issues with the “wall of snow” as other businesses in the area.


  1. Discussion on train station permit allocation for residents.   The Board will discuss the implications of the increased number of resident parking permits sold over the past few years, from 400 to 635+.  As more resident parking permits are sold, fewer non-resident permits can be sold which results in a revenue reduction.  The Village will also be adding additional spaces in the lot in the near future where the Municipal Garage was located.


  1. Discussion on transferring dog licensing responsibilities to the Town of Cortlandt. The Board will review the costs of its dog licensing program versus the revenues.  The Town of Cortlandt also licenses dogs and an option to the Village continuing to also license dogs is to let the Town assume all responsibility for this service.  It is regulated by the State of New York and there are associated costs and requirements from the State.





  • Discussion on establishing a policy for the Village’s use of social media & calendar of events.   The Board will continue with the discussion on a Social Media policy that was discussed last in August.  The proposed draft policy identifies what would be appropriate and inappropriate as far as posts on social media and for e-mail blasts.  The policy discussion will also include the use of the Village’s social media by its employees.



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