Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 480

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 480th 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 18, 2020

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

(Open to Public – Televised)

 

NOTE:  This meeting is on Tuesday due to Presidents’ Day

PRESENTATIONS/OTHER: 

Review of the Environment Assessment Form Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies by the Village Board to determine consistency related to Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2019 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, with regards to the Municipal Place Gateway area. 

 

Review of the Environment Assessment Form Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies by the Village Board to determine consistency related to  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 part of the State Environmental Review (SEQRA) process, the Village Board must complete Part 2 of the Environmental Assessment Form EAF).  Likewise, as the Village has a Waterfront Revitalization Plan under the NYS and federal Coastal Zone Management Act, the Board must also fill out a coastal assessment form to attest to consistency of these zoning actions with our local and state plan.  Each form has multiple questions to be filled in or answered.  The Board members will go over all these questions at the meeting.  The resulting document would be voted on at a subsequent meeting.

 

CORRESPONENCE:

  1. Letter from the Village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees, pursuant to SEQRA, regarding the proposed Admirals Cove Waterfront Development at 2 Doctor Girling Drive in Haverstraw.   A proposed waterfront development in Haverstraw of 251 housing units in 4, four and 5 story buildings, is undergoing SEQRA review.  The Village of Croton has been identified as an “interested party” under SEQRA because of our location opposite on the Hudson River. As a result we have received notice of the availability of the SEQRA impact statement for the project.   As an “interested party” we can request current and future documentation of the project.
  2. Croton Yacht Club Annual Calendar of Events and Fee Schedule  As part of their lease agreement with the Village, the Croton Yacht Club supplies this information to the Village annually.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Consider amending the Master Fee Schedule in regards to day camp fees for the 2020 season.   The Recreation Department is proposing an increase in day camp fees for the summer of 2020.  A small discount is available for signups before 6/1/2020.  The sessions are two week sessions.  Second and third children in a family also have discounted rates.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps. to provide advanced life support service to the Village for the period beginning June 1, 2020, until May 31, 2023.  The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps (OVAC) has provided this advanced support service to Croton since 1996.  The Croton EMS provides Basic, but not Advanced, life support.  The three-year agreement starts at $132,600 in the first year and is $143,420 in the third and final year.
  3. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement for EMT services with the Mid-Hudson Ambulance District for the period beginning June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021.  Croton’s EMS has need for supplemental services of a trained EMT – emergency medical technician.  The Village has contracted for this service since 2011.  The proposed renewal contract calls for a rate of $24/hour in the first year.  The contract is renewable on an annual basis for three years.
  4. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget in the amount of $66,631.92 for monies received from Historic Hudson Valley, Clearwater Festival and Temple Israel of Northern Westchester to cover police overtime work.  These three organizations have utilized Croton Police services for safety and traffic reasons at their various events.  These costs are paid for by these organizations.  This reflects the disposition of the proceeds in the General Fund budget.
  5. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,708.95 for monies received for insurance recovery.  This is money received as a result of a damaged street light.
  6. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Lynstaar Engineering of White Plains, New York, for pre-bid design development and construction document work in regards to security design consultation services for the police department renovation project in the amount of $18,080.   This contract is part of a previously authorized bond.
  7. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a no-cost time extension agreement with the New York State Dept. of Transportation for the Croton Point Avenue Traffic, Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project.  Croton’s agreement with the NYSDOT to complete the Croton Point Avenue Improvement project was initiated in 2010.  The time extension was agreed to in 2015 and expires in March 2020.  The NYSDOT has agreed to a further time extension to December 2022.
  8. Consider awarding Bid #6-2019 for the Croton Point Avenue Traffic, Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvement Project to Paladino Concrete Creations Corp. of Mount Vernon, New York, in the amount of $3,800,074.50.  This project was bid in November 2019.  Three bids were received.  Frank Balbi, DPW Superintendent, has reviewed the bids and recommends that Paladino be awarded the project.
  9. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of Cortlandt to provide Emergency Medical Services within the Mount Airy/Quaker Bridge Fire District during the period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 for the amount of $66,043.   Due to its location, this area of the Town is best served by the Village of Croton’s EMS services.  This is an annual agreement between the Town and Village.

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