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Decoding Village Agendas – August 3, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
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NOTE: This meeting will start with an Executive Session at 5:30 pm. The Call to Order for the Regular Meeting will begin, via Zoom, at 6:30 pm.
Executive Session: Consider a request from the Village Manager to hold an Executive Session to discuss matters of personnel and matters regarding the lease of real property.
- Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory 6 of 2020 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code, Parks and Recreation Areas, to prohibit the use of remote-controlled aircraft in Village-owned parks. This law would prohibit drones, as well as other remote-controlled aircraft, being launched in Village parks, excepting Gouveia Park.
a. Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding fire department membership changes. Secretary Munson notes the change in status of several members as well as the addition of several new members of the Fire Department.
- Letter from Jud Ramaker, Race Director for the Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger, regarding this year’s virtual event. Mr. Ramaker notifies us that the 40th Annual Run Against Hunger will be virtual event this year. During the period of October 10 – 18, participants will be able to take part in any of three events – the 1 mile Fun Run, 5K Run and Walk and the 10K Run – at any time in the period listed above and at any location of their choosing – track, trail, road or even a distant state. The Village Police and the Village DPW will not be as involved as in past years.
- Report from the Municipal Place Advisory Task Force on the draft request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a Village-owned parcel (“The Katz Property”) at 41-51 Maple Street. The Task Force appointed by Mayor Pugh met twice and reviewed the draft RFP. The Board of Trustees will discuss the RFP and Task Force comments at a work session later in August.
- Compilation of energy data from municipal buildings for 2019 in accordance with the Village’s Benchmarking Policy. The report shows the monthly usage of natural gas and electricity for all Village-owned buildings.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an inter-municipal agreement with Westchester County for use of the firing range at the county police academy for firearms training purposes at a cost of $630 per visit for the period ending July 31, 2025. This IMA is a 5-year agreement, allowing Croton Police to utilize the County training facility.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $9,675 for costs related to equipment repairs at the Skyview Pump Station. This repair was an emergency repair and not included in the annual budget. The money will be transferred from the Contingency Account.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an easement agreement providing a right-of-way ingress and egress easement for the property located at 41 Harrison Street. The Board reviewed this proposed easement at several work sessions. This resolution finds the proposed easement to be in the best interests of the Village. It will facilitate off-street parking in the area.
- Consider accepting the letter of resignation for retirement purposes from Chief of Police Russel H. Harper effective August 29, 2020. Chief Harper thanks the Village for the opportunity to serve as Chief of Police. Chief Harper has served on the Croton Police force for 40 years.