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Decoding Village Agendas – June 3, 2019
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
Presentation of a Proclamation to Tex Dinkler on the occasion of his 50 years of service to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. This recognition also coincides with Tex being the Grand Marshall of the Summerfest Parade on June 2.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign Amendment B to the New York State DOT Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement to provide for an index adjustment of $11,232.81 due to the severity of the 2018-19 winter. The DOT will be paying the Village an increased amount for the Village’s snow removal on state roads for last winter.
- Consider acknowledging receipt of Local Law Introductory 7 of 2019 to amend Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to permit solar arrays in certain zoning districts, declaring the Village as Lead Agent under SEQRA, issuing the EAF and CAF and referring the draft law and other documentation to the Village Planning Board, Waterfront Advisory Committee and Westchester County Planning Board in accordance with Village and County law. This begins a review process for a zoning amendment that would permit solar arrays to be erected in certain zoning districts, not including RA-5 and RA-9..
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with Steel Style Development Corp. of Newburgh, New York, to accept a portion of property totaling approximately 39.655 acres of underwater lands along the Hudson River shoreline. This land is the underwater land in the Hudson River between Half Moon Bay and Senasqua Park. The transfer of this land ownership has been under discussion with Steel Style for several years.
- Consider authorizing the Treasurer to transfer $661,832 from the unassigned fund balance to several capital accounts. The Board approved these uses of the unassigned Fund Balance in its Capital fund approval in April of this year. This authorizes the actual transfers.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute contracts with J&S Taxi and Croton Village and Mom’s Taxi beginning June 1, 2019 and expiring May 31, 2021. These taxi companies operate at the Croton train station. Their contracts have expired. They will pay $150/month/space going forward in the 2-year contract. That is the same amount as the Preferred parking space fee.
- Consider adoption of the 2019-2020 Bond Resolutions for the purpose of funding the capital budget. The Board will vote on six bond resolutions for Capital projects approved in the 2019/2020 budget. One 40-year bond of $510,000 is for the Water fund. The bonds include a 20-year bond for Fire Engine 118 replacement, two 15-year bonds for two 6-wheel dump trucks and spreaders and the relocated above-ground fuel station for village vehicles, and two 10-year bonds for demolition of the old DPW garage and for the renovation of the train station parking lot. The total is $3,167,100.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to approve the change order from Con-Tech Construction of Brewster, New York, in the amount of $3,827.50 for additional length of retaining wall and sidewalk work along Elliott Way. During the installation of the new seawall, an additional 18 feet was needed.
- Consider Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from Peter Gisolfi Associates in the amount of $25,000 for the Schematic Design Phase for renovations of the Police Department. The schematic design phase includes mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural services as well as cost estimates for renovating the entire first floor of the Municipal Building.