Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 494

Dear neighbor, Here is the 494th 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 18, 2020

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

6:00 pm

(Zoom )

 

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

  1. Public Hearing to consider issuing a special permit for 1 Niles Road for a change of use from a non-conforming use to another non-conforming use.  The applicant is seeking to use the site as a storage place for personal vehicles.  The Planning Board has reviewed the proposal and issued a positive recommendation with several conditions.
  2. Public Hearing to consider issuing a special permit for 34 Brook Street for a change of use from office to multi-family.   The applicant is seeking to change from its current use as an electrical contracting business to adding two apartments in its place. It is a change from one non-conforming use to another.  The Planning Board reviewed the application and has provided a favorable recommendation.
  3. Public Hearing to consider issuing a special permit for 85-87 Grand Street for a change of use from office to multi-family.  The property has been used as a professional office.  The proposed new use would be to add two apartments, making it a multi-family use.  It is a change from one non-conforming use to another.  The Planning Board has made a favorable recommendation.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding membership changes in the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.   Mr.  Munson apprises the Village Board of some membership status changes in the Fire Department.
  2. Review of Village Board resolution dated May 3, 1993, regarding special permits issued for outdoor dining and/or displays.  As part of an upcoming discussion of permits for businesses to have on-sidewalk activities, the 1993 resolution is provided for discussion purposes.  It created a permanent special permit for sidewalk displays and sidewalk dining with certain conditions.
  3. Letter from Assemblywoman Sandra Galef to the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation requesting the temporary closure of the Croton River Gorge Unique Area.  Assemblywoman Galef’s letter to the DEC is in response to a letter sent to her from Mayor Pugh, Supervisor Puglisi and Supervisor Levenburg, asking for Ms. Galef’s support in closing the Croton Gorge Unique area for the summer.  Last summer the Unique area was the source of a great deal of use and caused substantial  disturbance in the River area.
  4. Email from Raul and Claudia Castro of 152 Old Post Road South regarding the Village’s summer weekends parking regulations near the Croton River.  The Castro’s are asking that Old Post Road South in the area close to Truesdale and Nordica be included in the list of streets with parking restrictions during the summer months.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute Change Order 3 with Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, for changes made to the design of the 2018 Triple Combination Pumper, in the credit amount of $4,826.13.   The pumper was ordered by the Village in 2019 and is being custom fitted.  This change order results in a credit to the Village of $4,826.13.  It is one of several credits that have been issued in the  project for an overall credit in excess of $11,000.

 

NOTE:  The following three resolutions are for sub-contracts to complete the design and drawings for the proposed Police Department renovation.  Although the renovation itself has been postponed, the contract for the complete design was previously fully funded.  This work is necessary to complete that work.

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept a proposal from Barile Gallagher Associates of Pleasantville, New York, for schematic design, design development and construction documents in regards to engineering services for technology infrastructure and security power installation for the police department renovation project in the amount of $20,150.  
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept a proposal from RPL Architects of Toronto, Canada, for their contributions during the design development and construction documents phase in regards to architectural services in police specialty areas for the police department renovation project in the amount of $23,000.
  3. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept a proposal from Adelaide Environmental Health Associates of Brewster, New York, for asbestos abatement project design for the police department renovation project in the amount of $4,950.

 

  1. Consider scheduling a public hearing for June 1, 2020, at 6 PM via Zoom Videoconference to issue a special permit for Verizon Wireless for the co-location of a personal wireless services facility located at 26 Veterans Plaza.  This is a renewal application for an existing wireless facility at the train station.  It was initially approved in 2010 and renewed in 2015.
  2. Consider adoption of a resolution recognizing various days/months in celebration of Croton-on-Hudson’s diversity and inclusion.  The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is recommending the following dates be commemorated:

February: African-American History Month

March: National Women’s History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month

and National Deaf History Month (March 13 to April 15)

April: Diversity in Action Month

May: Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month, Older Americans Month   and

Jewish-American Heritage Month

June: Gay & Lesbian Pride Month and Juneteenth (June 19)

September: National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to

October 15)

October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month and National

Italian-American Heritage Month

November: National American Indian Heritage Month

December: International Migrants Day (December 18)

 

  1. Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory 4 of 2020 to amend Chapter 191 of the Village Code, Sewers, to reflect the sending of sewer bills via email for June 1, 2020, at 6 PM via Zoom Videoconference.   If approved, this resolution would permit the sending of sewer bills via email.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a contract extension (under the authority of GML Section 103(4)) with NSI Worldwide of Middletown, New York, for the period of June 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020, at a cost of $3,276.00 per month.   This calls for an emergency extension of the current cleaning contract through November 2020.
  3. Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory 5 of 2020 to amend Chapter 172 of the Village Code, Commercial Soliciting, to allow vendors the use of public streets on a license basis for June 1, 2020, at 6 PM via Zoom Videoconference.  The proposed amendment to the Village Code on Commercial Soliciting would allow licensing vendors to use public streets.

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