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Decoding Village Agendas – July 6, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
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PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER:
- Presentation by Jasmine Graham, Program Manager for Westchester Power, on the current Community Choice Aggregation program and its upcoming renewal.
- Letter from Mayor Robert T. Kennedy, President of NYCOM, regarding changes to discovery requirements and CARES Act funding. Mr. Kennedy addresses two topics, the changes in Criminal discovery requirements in NYS and, he urges municipalities to advocate US Senators in favor of stimulus help for municipalities.
- Affirmation of a resolution adopted on June 22, 2020, regarding a revision to the Village’s Street Vendor License Policy. The Village Board approved street vendor licenses to be allowed for extra hours for June 25 and June 26 for graduation activities.
- Affirmation of a resolution adopted on June 22, 2020, to add a fee for food vendors in Village parks to the master fee schedule. The Village Board approved the inclusion of a fee of $100/day for food vendors in Village Parks to be added to the Master Fee schedule. Such Vendors are limited to the period between May 1 and September 30.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make necessary transfers in the 2019-2020 General, Water and Sewer Fund budgets. In anticipation of the up-coming onsite audit, these transfers reflect the end of the fiscal year 2019/2020.
- Consider adopting a resolution of support for a residential parking permit system on Young Avenue and Hastings Avenue. In December 2019, the Board discussed a residential parking permit system be instituted for Young and Hastings Avenues. This requires NYS approval. Assemblywoman Galef and Senator Harckham have introduced such legislation for this parking and require a formal Home Rule resolution asking for such from the Village Board.
- Consider authorizing Village personnel to perform a cleanup of the property located at 11 Lounsbury Road and to place the cost for such cleanup as a lien upon the property. After officla notices to the property owner, the condition of this property requires the Village to take over the clean up. The costs of this will be added to the property taxes.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an amendment to the deed restriction in place for 40 Prospect Place to permit the construction of two additions to the residence. A deed restriction, dating from 1972, required that construction be limited to the buildings shown in drawings at that time. Current owners submitted a Minor Site Plan amendment to the Planning Board for two additions. The Planning Board, after consideration, is recommending that the deed restriction be lifted.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a license and service agreement with CivicPlus of Boxborough, Mass., in the amount of $4,368 for the period between July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. CivicPlus is the new owner of VTS which has hosted the Village website since 2000. This is the yearly contract renewal.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to close various capital project accounts as of May 31, 2020. This would close out 13 capital accounts where the projects have been completed.