Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 493

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 493rd 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 –   May 11, 2020

Work Session of the Village Board

6:00 p.m.


NOTE:  Please note that the meeting will start at 6 p.m.

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  1. Further discussion on the right-of-way easement request from the owner of 41 Harrison Street.  This has been a long-running discussion between property owners and the Village about allowing the Village’s existing ROW over this property to be used for access to an newly created 2-car parking area.


  1. Review of Village Code Chapter 172, Commercial Solicitation, and discussion on authorizing permits for street vendors.  The Board has received a memo from Village Counsel suggesting that the issue is one of public use of public streets and the Village’s ability to regulate such.  The memo suggests that if the Board wants to provide such permits it include limitations to specific areas, specific streets, and limits on times as well as on the number of such permits allowed in a given area to maintain availability of parking in the area..


  1. Discussion on adopting no parking regulations for Truesdale Drive and Nordica Drive on summer weekends.  The Board will revisit its previous discussions on setting parking restrictions on certain streets that are vulnerable to a high influx of cars during summer months and proximity to the Croton River.  The Village has sought support from NYS Assembly person Galef and State Senator Peter Harckham on this matter as closing of public streets to resident-only parking must be approved by the State.


  1. Discussion on the rental potential of the Gouveia House.   A report from the Village’s Assistant Engineer indicates that the building is in general compliance with those for a single-family residence.  The primary action needed if it were to rented as a residence, would be attention to safety railings or other measures for safety on the building’s surrounding decks.   The Board will discuss whether they  want to pursue rental as either a short-term or long-term use.


  1. Review of the Village’s executive order on the use of leaf blowers during the state of emergency.  The decision to ban the use of  all leaf blowers , made by Executive Order in April, will be reviewed by the Board.  Prior to the ban, they were restricted to certain hours based on the Village’s noise ordinance.

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