Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 428

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 428th 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 17, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

(Open to Public – Televised)



PRESENTATION/OTHER: Appointments to Boards and Designation of Board Liaisons.



  • Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding the election of department chiefs for 2019 and membership changes.   The Fire Council recently elected Chris Colombo as Chief, Phil Dinkler as 1st Assistant Chief and John Munson as 2nd Assistant Chief.  Additionally, two Active members have stepped down to Social members due to other time commitments.





  • Consider adoption of a statement of consistency with the Village Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the Senasqua Park Walkway project.  The Village Board had reviewed the 44 policies of the Village’s LWRP at the last meeting. This resolution formalizes their Finding of Consistency.  It is a necessary step for the project to continue to move forward.
  • Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a purchase agreement and temporary easement with Croton Point Realty, Inc. in the amount of $19,000 for the Croton Point Avenue improvement project.  A small piece of property at 1-3 Croton Point Avenue is needed for the CPA Improvement Project.  Also, a temporary easement is needed during the construction period.
  • Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an inter-municipal agreement with Westchester County regarding the provision of E-911 Public Safety Answering Point support and maintenance services for a period beginning October 1, 2017, and continuing through September 30, 2022.  The Village participates in this service whereby the County provides and maintains the equipment at the Police station and the Village agrees to having its personnel man the service.
  • Consider awarding Bid 06-2018 for one 2018 Triple Combination Pumper to Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, in the amount of $829,885.  Three bids were received.  Hendrickson was the second lowest bidder.  The lowest bidder was deemed not to be in technical compliance.  The new truck will replace Engine 118 which  has been in service for 25 years.  The Capital Plan for 2019/2020 anticipated a cost of $875,000 for this truck.  The Village will pay on delivery of the truck which is expected to be in 2020.
  • Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on January 7, 2019, at 8:00 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building for the purposes of adopting Local Law Introductory No. 12 of 2018 to amend Chapter 197 of the Village Code, Streets and Sidewalks, to revise the street opening process and enact prohibitions on double pole installations.  The proposed law would give the Village more control over street openings requiring stricter standards for pavement replacement and timing.  I new section would also require utility poles to be removed when replaced by new poles within 120 days.  Permits would be required as well.  Fines would accrue on a daily basis.
  • Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $1,000 for the purposes of covering the cost of trails cleanup in the Croton Arboretum.  The Croton Arboretum is owned by the Village and maintained by the Arboretum organization.  The Village covers costs associated with normal maintenance.
  • Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $1,200 for the purposes of covering training costs for the Fire Department.  This expense was previously budgeted for and the money placed in the General Fund Contingency Account to be dispersed as it is needed for Fire Dept. costs.
  • Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $3,780 for insurance recoveries related to reimbursement for firefighting foam.  The foam was used in a fire fighting incident and a re-supply is needed.  It is covered by insurance.



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