Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 491

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 491st 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 – April 27, 2020

Special Meeting of the Village Board

6:00 pm

(Zoom )


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Note:  This Special Meeting for the Budget Adoption will be followed immediately by a Regular Meeting of the Village Board.



  1. Consider adoption of the 2020-2021 Village Budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.  The budget to be voted on calls for $11,929,350 to be raised by taxes on a total appropriation of $19,299,402.  The tax rate/$1000 of assessed valuation is a 1.98% increase.  The backup documents are available on the Village website, click on Minutes and Agendas.


  1. Consider the addition of past due receivables to the tax bills for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. These are unpaid receivable for such things as snow removal, commercial garbage and alarm fees, etc.

  1. Consider adoption of the Master Fee Schedule for 2020-21.   This updates the Village’s fees for the coming year, beginning June 1, 2020.

  1. Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign the Tax Warrant for the collection of taxes for the period commencing June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. The Mayor must sign the Tax Warrant and this authorizes that action.



The Board will immediately convene  for it’s Regular Meeting.






  1. Letter from Marie Therese Dominguez, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, regarding the fence located along Route 9 in the Village. The NYSDOT agrees to fix the broken fence running along South Riverside and will allocate money from this year’s budget.



  1. Acknowledge receipt of application from David M. Christensen, owner of 85-87 Grand Street, requesting a change of use from office to residential and refer such application to the Planning Board for review.    The property is currently a legal non-conforming use. In an RB district.  The owner seeks a change to all residential with 4 units, also non-conforming.  Change from one non-conforming use to another requires a Special Permit and must be referred to the Planning Board for review.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to accept a grant from the United States Dept. of Health & Human Services in the amount of $6,151.28 for assistance related to the CARES Act.  Under this recently passed act, funds are provided for costs associated with health care providers associated with the coronavirus.  These expenses were incurred by the EMS.
  3. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Kevin Dwarka in the amount of $5,000 to assist in the marketing and branding of the Village-owned parcel known as the Katz Property and to assist in the drafting of an RFP for the purchase and development of this property.  At its April 6 meeting, the Board approved Mr. Dwarka’s proposal.  It has since been turned into a contract which must be approved.

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