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Decoding Village Agendas – September 21, 2020
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
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EXECUTIVE SESSION: (5:30) Consider a request from the Mayor to enter into Executive Session for discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation.
PRESENTATION: (6:00) Presentation from Laurie Dean, Chair of the Croton Community Coalition, on the organization’s accomplishments.
- Draft of Complete Streets Policy as recommended by the Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee. The Committee has developed a proposed policy that would apply to Village streets with regard to requiring certain steps be taken when street work is done to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Press release from Moody’s Investors Service affirming the Village’s Aa2 credit rating. The Aa2 credit rating for the Village has remained the same. Aa2 equates to “high quality with very little credit risk” under Moody’s ratings definitions.
- Letter from Patricia Buchanan of Croton100 requesting use of two Village parking areas for EV car shows during National Drive Electric Week. Several EV’s and their owners will be parked at Vassallo Park on Saturday, September 24 from 4-6 and Sunday, from 11 – 1 at Senasqua. People are encouraged to view them and ask questions.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget in the amount of $329,298.75 to account for reduced revenues and expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue projections for daily parking at the station, recreation fees, beach and pool charges and fines and forfeited bail have been reduced by $329,298.75. To offset this 1st quarter decline in revenue, 27 expense accounts would be reduced by the same amount. These include part-time and over-time expenses in many departments such as administration, court, police, and recreation.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with La Teja Contractors & Landscaping Inc. to provide snow removal services for the 2020-2021 winter season. This contract is for snow removal when homeowners fail to clear their sidewalks within the prescribed 18 hours after the storm ends. The rates remain the same as last year.
- Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,708.95 for expenses related to the replacement of a street light. The Village received reimbursement and this reflects the accounting.
- Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an extension agreement with FM Generator of Canton, Massachusetts, in the amount of $6,550 for generator maintenance services. The Village has generators at multiple locations including the Municipal Building, DPW, fire houses, and wells.