Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 437

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 437th installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of theVillage 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 – March 18, 2019

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

(Open to Public – Televised)

 Note:   The Board will meet in Executive Session at 7:30 pm to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property.

PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Presentation by  Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, on the Croton Point Avenue, Traffic, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Enhancement Project scheduled for 2019.    The Village Engineer will provide an overview of the expected construction project to improve Croton Point Avenue. The Village received federal funding of $1.5 million for this project and NYSDOT has added $250,000.  To date, the Village has expended about $600,000 in required design and bid document development by CHA – a NYSDOT-approved consultant for the project. Bids will be opened later this month.



  1. Advocacy update from NYCOM Executive Director Peter Baynes. Mr. Baynes had previously provided a synopsis of the proposed NYS Executive budget highlight those issues that NYCOM feels are most relevant to Villages.  In this correspondence, he updates the status of those issues as they move through the NYS legislature.


  1. Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on the adoption of the tentativeVillageBudget for Monday, April 1, at 7:30 pm in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building.  This required Public Hearing will allow opportunity for residents to provide input on the tentative budget to be released on March 18 by the Village Manager.

  1. Consider approving the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department members in the Lengthy of Service Award Program for 2018 and authorizing its posting for 30 days. Each year the Board is required to post a list of Fire Department personnel who have earned a year of service credit, and those who did not, to be eligible for the Life Service Award program.

  1. Consider authorizing theVillageTreasurer to amend the 2018/2019 General Fund Budget in the amount of $6,013.34 for monies received from insurance recovery.  These insurance recoveries involve both a DPW truck and a Parking Enforcement vehicle.

  1. Consider authorizing theVillageTreasurer to amend the 2018/2019 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,914.75 for monies received from the Croton-Harmon School District for leaf removal services.  The Village assisted the school district with some leaf removal due to a breakdown in their equipment.

  1. Consider authorizing theVillage Manager to sign an InterMunicipal Agreement with the Croton-Harmon School District to permit the school district to purchase and install new equipment at Firefighters Field, as well as assist in maintaining the field during the Spring season, in exchange for use of the field for games and practices during the Spring season.  The school district uses this field for girls softball games and practices.  The will install a scoreboard, wind screens and fence capping, as well as a tarp for the infield section.  The agreement must also be approved by the Board of Education.

  1. Consider authorizing theVillage Treasurer to make an inter fund transfer in the amount of $10,535.04 for expenses related to the installation of electric vehicle chargers.  A NYS grant of $24,000 was received as a result of efforts by the Sustainability Committee for three EV chargers.  Two will be installed at the Municipal Building and one at the station.   Each services two vehicles.  The installation is not covered by the grant.  Future use of the chargers is expected to be fee-based.

  1. Consider adoption of a resolution in memory of Jan Wines, former chair of the Croton Trails Committee, and the renaming of the trails system to the Jan Wines  Memorial Trails System. Jan Wines passed away in 2018. He was the first and only chair of the Trails committee and was responsible for the first trails map of theVillage’s trail system.  This resolution would honor his service and memory by placing a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the trail system in the Arboretum.

  1. Consider authorizing theVillageManager to execute Change Order #1 for the Grand Street Drainage and Parking Loy Improvements in the amount of $16,425 for additional material needed for the replacement of an existing retaining wall on the property.  The original approval of the WD Excavating bid did not include sufficient material needed for the wall.

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