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Decoding Village Agendas – March 2, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
- Presentation by Anthony Scarpino, Westchester County District Attorney, on recent initiatives, including hate crimes and school safety.
- Presentation by Village Attorney Linda Whitehead on current zoning regulations in the C-1 and C-2 zoning districts and the new proposed zoning regulations in the North Riverside Avenue Neighborhood and Municipal Place Gateway.
- Consider adoption of a Negative Declaration for SEQRA purposes in regards to Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2019 and Local Law Introductory No. 10 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the Municipal Place Gateway and North Riverside Avenue neighborhood. At its previous meeting on February 18, 2020, the Board of Trustees reviewed the State’s Environmental Review documents for the proposed Local Laws 9 and 10 regarding zoning amendments in the Municipal Place Gateway and the North Riverside Ave. As required, it evaluated changes from existing zoning in the proposed regulations. There are no physical projects or changes proposed. This resolution reflects the decisions made by the Board during that review.
- Consider adoption of a finding of consistency with the Village’s LWRP in regards to Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2019 and Local Law Introductory No. 10 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the Municipal Place Gateway and North Riverside Avenue neighborhood. At its February 18, 2020 meeting the Board did its required review of the consistency of proposed zoning amendments with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). This resolution reflects the discussion and decisions made at that review.
- Consider adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the Municipal Place Gateway. The zoning amendment affecting the Municipal Place Gateway Overlay zone was begun in Fall 2018 and has been the subject of several public input sessions/workshops and Public Hearings. It permits 3-story buildings at the same height restriction as currently exists, sets a Floor Area Ratio of .5 for the “Village-owned “Katz” property, would allow all residential as well as mixed use, requires setbacks and protections for neighboring properties in that location as well as public park space.
- Consider adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 10 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the North Riverside Avenue neighborhood. The proposed zoning amendment was an outcome of the Zoning Study begun in late 2018. This amendment to the code reinforces the existing neighborhood character by introducing two new zoning districts – core commercial and transitional areas. Existing residential buildings in commercially zoned areas would be rezoned to RB. Additionally, the Floor Area Ratio in the area is reduced from 2.0 to .8
- Consider adoption of the Municipal Place and North Riverside Neighborhood Zoning Study as an amendment to the Village’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan. The Zoning Study that began in 2018 was to examine how the areas in the study could be brought into compliance with the goals of the adopted Comprehensive Plan. The study identified specifics for implementing these goals within the framework of the Plan. If adopted, the zoning study will become an addendum to the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget in the amount of $4,200 for monies received for insurance recovery. The insurance recovery is related to a damaged sign along Route 129.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget in the amount of $5,000 for monies received for public access television. As part of the Village’s agreement with Cablevision, the Village is to receive $50000 for public access television.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $1,370 to purchase speed limit signs for Oneida Avenue and Benedict Boulevard. The Board of Trustees recently agreed to reduce the speed limit on these streets to 25 mph. New speed signs are needed which were not included in this year’s budget. The funds will be moved from the Contingency Fund.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $18,000 for costs related to the purchase of two new electric hybrid police vehicles. These hybrid police vehicles were authorized in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 budgets. The additional costs for light bars, car cage, lap tops and printers in each will be transferred from the Contingency account.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend purchase order 2000262 payable to Con-Tech Construction Technology Inc. of Carmel, New York, in the amount of $47,000. This reduction is due to the Village doing less curb work this year.
- Consider amending Resolution 140-2019 in regards to the funding allocation for the Village’s 2019 resurfacing program. This resolution revises the sources of funding for the resurfacing program due to an increase in funding from the CHIPS program.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign Change Order 2 with Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, for changes made to the design of the 2018 Triple Combination Pumper, in the amount of $1,326.17. The original bid was awarded in 12/2018 for $829,885. Since then change orders have resulted in credits totaling $6,483.83.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the City of Peekskill, Towns of Cortlandt and Philipstown and the Village of Buchanan providing for the sharing of equipment and vehicles for the period of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The existing agreement would be extended for a year. It allows the sharing municipalities to save money by not having to purchase pieces of equipment that are not utilized full time by any of them.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of Cortlandt providing for the advertisement of bids by the Town’s Purchasing Director for the period of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. This would extend the existing agreement for another year. It allows the Village to use the Towns purchasing agreements for the purchase of various supplies.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to publish the list of unpaid taxes for the fiscal year 2019-20. The list is published annually and totals $84,257.58 including penalty fees. The amounts will be added as liens on the individual property taxes.