Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 479

Ann Gallelli

Sat, Feb 8, 9:51 AM ann2016

Dear neighbor, Here is the 479th installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of the Village Board at their meetings.  I continue to add recipients to this email update on agendas so you may be receiving it for the first time. I enjoy getting your feedback and hope to continue to hear from you.  If you do not wish to receive these periodic email updates from me, please reply to this email and your name will be removed from the email list.

Ann Gallelli



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.



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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