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Decoding Village Agendas – February 12, 2020
Work Session of the Village Board
7: 30 p.m.
(Open to Public and Televised
NOTE: This meeting is on Wednesday evening.
- Review Village’s existing Vendor Use Form and discuss sustainable practices for Village events. The Board will consider a modification of the Vendor form, similar to one used in Ossining (in backup), that calls for various practices by vendors that would promote their zero waste goal.
- Discussion with Chief Russel Harper of accident data in various areas of the Village. The Police Department has been tracking such data at various locations around the village. Chief Harper will provide this data to the Board.
- Review the proposed contract for the recreational kayak program at Echo Canoe Launch. The Recreation Advisory Committee has suggested that the Village maintain its relationship with the Kayak rental company with a one-year contract renewal. The proposed contract would allow a further one time, 3-year renewal. The terms proposed call for a doubling of the storage fee and a payment of either $1,125 or 8% of gross income in the first year. If renewed for an additional 3 years, the gross income percentage would increase to 8 ½%, 8 ¾% and 9% annually.
- Further discussion of the farmers market proposal for the 2020 season. After receiving a report from the Recreation Advisory Committee, the Board will consider the proposal further. The RAC favored Senasqua Park as the best location. The business plan would require the Village to pay the market organizer, Pascale Le Draoulec, $26,500 annually in three installments. The organizer would provide 22 or more vendors, the rent from which would go to the Village. The organizer would set the rules and run the market.
- Consideration of extending the permitting process that was in effect in 2019 for a small number of parking spots to be reservable for retailers’ use directly outside of their leased/owned property. Last year, the Board approved a trial experiment on allowing retailers to reserve a parking space on the public street in front of their store for their use, ex. Food truck. The Board will consider whether to continue to permit this practice.