Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 511

Dear neighbor, Here is the 511th 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 –   October 26, 2020

Work Session of the Village Board

6:00 p.m.

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Back up documents to agenda items can be found under Agendas on the Village website.

a.      Discussion on revised proposal from the Conservation Advisory Council to limit the use of leaf blowers within the Village.   The CAC has submitted an updated proposal regarding gas-powered leaf blowers in response to comments received on their earlier submission.  It recommends a longer time frame for implementation along with citizen education on their use and benefits of alternatives.  The new proposed guidelines would ban them from May – October in 2021, January – October in 2022, and year round in 2023.

b.      Discussion of a request for relief from payment of taxes before the issuance of a building permit as permitted under § 86-9(I) of the Village Code.   A house on Thompson Avenue has past due taxes.  The owners inherited it and are in the process of some expensive repairs required to sell it.  They request that an agreement with the Village to postpone paying the taxes until the expenses of the repair are completed and the house sold, when they will pay in full.  With completed repairs they estimate the house assessment will be very positive for the Village and a neighborhood improvement.

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