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Decoding Village Agendas – February 3, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
Presentation of proclamations to Croton-Harmon High School teachers Tracey Finan and Joseph Streany for achieving national certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
- Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 2 of 2020 to amend Chapter 197 of the Village Code, Streets and Sidewalks, to prohibit signage in the Village’s right-of-way. The proposed amendment to the law clarifies the language in the existing law to prohibit signage in the Village’s right-of-way.
- Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the Municipal Place Gateway area. As a result of information and discussion from previous work sessions and public hearings some modifications were made to the original version of this zoning amendment. As a result, a new public hearing was called. For the Katz property in this overlay district, the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) was reduced to .5 from .8 in the earlier version.
- Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 10 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the North Riverside Avenue neighborhood. As a result of information and discussion from previous work sessions and public hearings some modifications were made to the original version of this zoning amendment. In the proposed new zone of C1RB, a 10 foot rear setback would be required where none was previously required.
- Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding membership changes in the fire department. Fire Council Secretary Munson notifies the village of two new Active members and the switch of one Active member to Social member.
- Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, requesting permission for the fire department to hold their big ticket raffle fundraiser. Fire Council Secretary is seeking permission from the Village to hold their annual raffle. The winner will be drawn at the end of Summerfest in early June.
- Email from Andy Finkelstein, co-chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee, regarding a proposed candlelight vigil with Croton-Harmon High School. The Village’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is interested in supporting a candlelight vigil organized by CHHS students.
- Consider amending the Master Fee Schedule to revise the vendor fees for Summerfest. In order to help cover increased costs associated with the event, this proposed amendment to the Fee Schedule would increase fees for vendor spots at the event. Early bird registrations (before May 1) would be discounted.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the 2020 Quaker Bridge Fire District Agreement with the Town of Cortlandt to provide fire protection services within the Mount Airy/Quaker Bridge Fire Protection District from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020. This annual agreement between the Town and Village provides for fire protection within the designated district. The Town will pay $347,535.00 of which $69,507.00 will go directly to the Croton Fire Council and $278,028.00 will go to the Village.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to relevy a past due receivable in the amount of $1,400 to the property owner of 2 Birch Court. This permits the Treasurer to put this past due bill on the property owners tax bill for the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year taxes.
- Consider revision of the conditions listed in the special permit issued to New York SMA Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for the proposed co-location of a personal wireless services facility at the Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street. Verizon Wireless has submitted some changes to the drawings approved as part of their Special Permit for their installation at the Municipal Building. The Village Engineer has reviewed these and agreed that these are minor changes and do not require an amendment to the special permit. This resolution confirms the Village accepts that determination.
- Consider adoption of a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism and the the recent anti-Semitic attacks in Monsey and Yorktown. The Village is joining other communities at the behest of the anti-Defamation League in denouncing the recent attacks in Westchester and Rockland. The resolution includes the following:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: the Village Board is committed to promoting
openness, inclusion, freedom and mutual understanding by ensuring all people,
regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or
immigration status may live free from violence, harassment or prejudice. The
Board will make every effort to ensure that our community is one where all people
are welcome, included and respected
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Calgi Construction Co. of White Plains, New York, for pre-bid design development and construction document work for the police department renovation project in the amount of $27,300. Calgi would manage the renovation’s design phase documents for the pre-bid work which entails coordination among multiple subcontractors.