Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 515

Dear neighbor, Here is the 515thinstallment 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 – December 7, 2020

 Organization and Regular Meeting of the Village Board

5:30 pm

(Zoom )

Password: 608134

Organization Meeting

1. Filing of oath of office of newly elected members of Board of Trustees. Please note the Oath of Office book for the Newly Elected Trustees has been signed prior to the meeting. 

2. Mayor’s Appointments  

3. Consider adoption of the Procurement, Fund Balance, Debt and Investment Policies.

4. Consider adoption of the schedule for the Board of Trustees meeting place, dates and times for the upcoming official year.

5. Consider designating the Gazette as the Village’s Official Newspaper and The Journal News as an on-needed basis.

6. Consider establishing the standard work day for employees as outlined.

7. Consider setting bond levels for the following employees: Village Treasurer, Deputy Village Treasurer, Court Clerk, Senior Account Clerk.

8. Consider Rules of Procedure for the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton on Hudson.    Consider standard work day for elected and appointed officials.



  1. Public Hearing on the special use permit application from Ralph Rossi and Philip Spagnoli for the construction of a multi-residential building at 25 S. Riverside Avenue.

The  proposal is for a 39- residential unit building at the site of the former Croton Hardware building.

  1. Public Hearing to consider the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 8 of 2020 to amend Chapter 191, Sewers, of the Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to update language regarding on-time payments. This proposed amendment to the Sewer Rent law is a wording change to clarify the date by which sewer bills must be paid.
  1. Public Hearing to consider the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2020 to amend Chapter 223, Water, of the Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to update penalty procedures.  This proposed amendment updates outdated language in the existing law that refers to 2017.


  1. Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting an extension of a building permit for 370 South Riverside Avenue.  Engineer O’Connor recommends a six month extension of the permit due to unforeseen circumstances.
  2. Email from John Munson, Fire Council Secretary, regarding membership changes in the Croton Fire Department.  As required, the Fire Dept. is notifying the Village of changes in status of department memberships.
  3. Report of the 2020 Croton Gorge Unique Area Trail Steward Program.  The report describes the aims of the Trail Steward Program.  The closure of the Unique Area due to the pandemic added a new dimension to the stewards duties. The complete report is available in the backup to this meeting.
  4. Notice from the Village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees, pursuant to SEQRA, regarding the adoption of Village of Haverstraw Comprehensive Plan, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and implementing code amendments.  This is a Type 1 action under NYS SEQRA law and requires notification of surrounding communities of the action.
  5. Notice of Public Hearing from the Town of Ossining Planning Board regarding an application by Borrego Solar Systems Inc. to construct a standalone energy storage system on the property located at 381 N. Highland Ave. in Ossining.   The proposal is for a standalone energy storage system to be located on the property of ST. Augustine’s church in Ossining, adjacent to the Croton village boundary.  The hearing is on December  16 at 7:30 by Zoom.


  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the Mutual Aid and Rapid Response Plan Inter-Municipal Agreement with Westchester County for the period beginning July 31, 2020, through July 30, 2025.    The purpose of the IMA is to provide uninterrupted delivery of police service during situations that exceed the resources of any individual department.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute Change Order 7 with Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment of Islandia, New York, for changes made to the design of the 2018 Triple Combination Pumper, in the change amount of $4,469.26.  The pumper is being tailored to meet the Village’s specifications.  This has resulted in a change being made to the original bid, i.e. a Change Order.
  3. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $1,327 to provide funding for the purchase of a laptop computer. The money is available is the Water Fund and would be transferred to a general fund account.
  4. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Joseph Lippolis of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices River Towns Real Estate to market the residential building located in Gouveia Park at 1300 Albany Post Road for commercial occupation at the rent of $6500 per month.  A 5-year lease is proposed to help cover maintenance costs of the property until a long-term use for the Village-owned building is agreed upon.
  5. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2020-2021 Sewer Fund Budget in the amount of $832.50 for monies received for insurance recovery.  The recovery is for repairs following a fallen tree at the Nordica Pump station.
  6. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a contract extension (under the authority of GML Section 103(4)) with NSI Worldwide of Middletown, New York, for the period of December 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021, at a cost of $3,276.00 per month.   NSI Worldwide performs the cleaning of Village-owned buildings.  

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