Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 501

ann2016Dear neighbor, Here is the 501st 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 –   July 27, 2020

Work Session of the Village Board

6:00 p.m.


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  1. An Executive Session has been scheduled to discuss matters of public safety.   This will occur before the start of the public session, at 5:45 pm.
  2. Review of the proposal by the Conservation Advisory Council to limit the use of leaf blowers within the Village.  The CAC proposal calls for a ban of gasoline leaf blowers beginning January 1, 2021 with an exemption for Hudson National Golf Course.  The CAC would also encourage increased education by the Village on matters of air quality, the environment and noise.
  3. Discussion on moving the dog park currently located at Black Rock Park to another location in the Village.  As a result of several neighbor complaints about the existing dog park, the Village will consider the desirability of relocating it to an area of Croton Landing Park.
  4. Discussion on the reopening of Village playgrounds.  The discussion will focus on the  considerations and steps required to make and keep playgrounds safe during the current Covid pandemic and whether the Village can meet these requirements on an ongoing basis.
  5. Discussion on New York State Executive Order 203 regarding police reform.  Police Chief Harper will join the discussion regarding the requirements outlines in the Governor’s Executive Order.  The order requires that each municipality with a police department perform a comprehensive review of it s current policing operations and develop a plan to improve these strategies to address community needs.  The plan, which requires community input, must be submitted to NYS for review and approved by April 1, 2021.

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