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Decoding Village Agendas – August 12, 2019
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
PRESENTATION/OTHER: Presentation of Certificates of Merit to members of the AYSO United Croton Force soccer team.
- Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding membership changes in the Croton Fire Department. As required, Mr. Munson, on behalf of the Fire Council, is informing the Board of changes in the membership status of the department.
- Letter from Jud Ramaker, Race Director, regarding the 39th Annual Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger on October 20, 2019. Mr. Ramaker is informing the Board of the date of the next Run Against Hunger and asking for Village support from various Village departments.
- Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting an extension of a building permit for 3 Mt. Airy Road. Village Engineer O’Connor recommends an extension to February 2020.
- Consider adoption of a Negative Declaration for SEQRA purposes in regards to Local Law Introductory No. 7 of 2019 to amend the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to regulate the installation of solar arrays in certain zoning districts. The Board is Lead Agency on this matter. It reviewed the Environmental Assessment Forms, parts 2 and 3, at its July meeting. The results of that review is being finalized in this resolution with a Negative Declaration of Significance under SEQRA.
- Consider adoption of a finding of consistency with the Village’s LWRP in regards to Local Law Introductory No. 7 of 2019 to amend the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to regulate the installation of solar arrays in certain zoning districts. The Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program requires a determination of consistency for this action by the Lead Agency. The Waterfront Advisory Committee has recommended favorably.
- Consider adoption of a resolution to acknowledge receipt of the 2019 Justice Court Audit. As required by law, the Village must formally acknowledge receipt of the court office audit and forward it to the State.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-20 General Fund Budget in the amount of $529 for insurance recovery monies. This is money received from insurance for the replacement of a cracked window at Gouveia Park.
- Consider amending the 2019-2020 Master Fee Schedule to set a fine for idling vehicles in excess of three minutes. In Westchester County, car idling is prohibited for more than three minutes. This would set a fine in the Village’s Master fee schedule of $250 for an infraction of the idling law.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation for snow and ice removal services on state roadways for the period beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. NYS pays the Village for snow and ice removal services on certain state roads in the Village. This agreement extends the contract until July 2014 and estimates the reimbursement to the Village of $31,7201.55 for the 2019/2020 season.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Louis Rinaldi, Inc. of Ossining, New York, for paving services in the amount of $450,000. Annually, the Village performs paving on Village streets identified as in most need. Louis Rinaldi Inc. has a paving contract with the Village of Ossining which allows other municipalities to piggyback on it. The streets identified for paving work include Nordica, part of Truesdale, Cedar Lane, King, Sunset Trail, Riverview Trail and Brook Street.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-20 General Fund and Water Fund budgets in the amount of $100,000 for decreased metered water sales and anticipated increased sales tax revenue. This lowers the budgeted transfer to the General Fund from the Water Fund by $100,000 based on lower water usage which is expected to continue. This resolution also increases the revenue in the General Fund by $100,000 from the recently passed increase in Sales tax in Westchester County. The County has informed the Village to expect its share of the revenue from this tax to increase by $100,000 this year.
- Consider amending the 2019-2020 Master Fee Schedule to set vendor fees for the Croton Oktoberfest event. The Oktoberfest event is schedule for Saturday, October 5 in the Upper Village. As this is a new event, the Village wishes to set vendor fees for it in the Master Fee schedule. Fees would be $100 for a general vendor and $200 for a food/beverage vendor.
- Consider authorizing the appointment of Corey Velardo to the rank of Police Sergeant as of August 13, 2019, at an annual salary of $130,879. Chief Harper is recommending Office Velardo be promoted to Sergeant to fill a vacancy caused by a retirement.
- Consider authorizing the appointment of John M. Broughal to the position of Police Officer as of August 13, 2019, at an annual salary of $63,049. Mr. Broughal has been recommended by Chief Harper for one of two vacant positions.