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Decoding Village Agendas – May 20, 2019
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
- Public Hearing on the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 5 of 2019 to amend Section 230-17 of the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to permit day-care uses by special permit in the C-2 Zoning District. This amendment has been reviewed and favorably recommended by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Waterfront Advisory Committee. It would allow day care centers in the C-2 zones by Special Permit of the Village Board.
- Public Hearing on the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 6 of 2019 to amend Section 230-61 of the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to revise the deadline for mailing of public notices. This would change the mailing deadline for public notices from 15 days to 10 days. As a practical matter this would expedite the application process as called for by the Comprehensive Plan.
- Letter from John Ghegan, Commander of Fox-Eklof American Legion Post 505, announcing the 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 27. Mr. Ghegan invites the Board and all the Village to attend the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27 at11 am at Veterans’ Corners. In the event of rain, it will be held at the Holy Name of Mary gym.
- Letter from Seaver Wang, Rotary Club President, requesting use of the Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot on Sunday, September 22, for the annual car show. Mr. Wang requests permission for the Rotary Club to use Section “F” of the train parking lot for its annual car show. The Rotary Club has held this fundraising event for many years at this location. The proceeds from this show help fund many local nonprofits.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $8,275 to encumber funds for the purchase of a snow plowing and salting snowrator in the 2019-2020 budget year. This piece of equipment was recommended by the DPW Superintendent as it would reduce the manpower needed during snow removal operations as well as speed removal and combine salting and removal into one operation.
- Consider establishment of an Arts & Humanities Advisory Council for the Village of Croton-on-Hudson. The resolution would create an advisory council to the Village Board focused on the Arts and Humanities. As discussed at an earlier work session the purpose would be to stimulate interest in the arts and humanities in the Village. The council would advise the Village on such matters and provide an annual report to the Board. It would consist of not more than 7 members with 2-year terms appointed by the Mayor with Board consent.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a contract extension with NSI Worldwide of Middletown, New York, for the period of June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020, at a cost of $3,276.00 per month. This contract is for cleaning services provided for Village buildings. It was bid in 2018 and this price remains the same for a second year of the contract.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Towns of Cortlandt and Ossining to facilitate police patrols of the Unique Area in Croton Gorge Park. In response to safety concerns about activities in the Unique area, located on the Croton River and in the Town of Cortlandt, and owned by the NYSDEC, the three municipalities adjoining it on the Croton River have agreed to increase and coordinate their presence on the river and at the location during the summer months.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to postpone the issuance of the 2019-2020 invoice for Croton Point Realty, lessee of 1 Croton Point Avenue. The Village and lessee are in negotiations. This would postpone the invoice until September 30, 2019 pending resolution of the negotiations.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $3,905.92 to purchase new filing cabinets for the Village Clerk’s office. The existing cabinets in use are over 35 years old and in deteriorating condition. They are used to store important public documents and are in daily use. The money was not allocated in the budget and will be taken from the 2018/2019 Contingency Account.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of Cortlandt for the use of the Northern Tier Transfer Station on Roa Hook Road for the period of April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2023. The Westchester County owned transfer station is located in the Town of Cortlandt at Roa Hook. The Town has long encouraged municipalities in the Northern Tier of the County to use this location for their recyclables. This IMA would extend that agreement for Croton until March 2023. The monthly cost is $718.50 through March 2020 and thereafter will rise according to the allowable growth factor under the Tax Levy Cap.
- Consider scheduling a public hearing for Monday, June 17, 2019, at 8 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to issue an expansion of the special permit for Happy Hearts Take Two, located at 365 South Riverside Avenue. The Special pPermit being requested requires a Public Hearing be held. This resolution calls for the hearing.