Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 529

Dear neighbor, Here is the 529th 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 –   March 22, 2021

Work Session of the Village Board

6:00 p.m.

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1.      Review of Proposed 2021-2022 Village Budget by Village Manager Janine King.  Manager King will present brief highlights of the proposed 2021/22 budget which calls for a 3.82% increase in the tax rate.   This does not comply with the NYS Tax Levy Cap. This year’s allowable limit is $12,341,899, an increase of $412,549 over last year.  The proposed levy for the 21/22 FY is $12,474,070 which is $132,171 over the allowable limit. The median assessed property in the Village would pay $149 more in taxes.  

Non-tax revenue is down $2,187,047 from the prior year. Last year, in anticipation of pandemic related   loss of revenue, the Board cut $415,388 in expenses.  The 2021/22 proposed budget cuts an additional $365,810 over and above last year’s cuts.

The Public Hearing on the Budget will be held on Monday, March 29 at 4 pm.

2.      Discussion of First Floor Renovations for Police Department.  The discussion will center on the previously approved plan to upgrade the Municipal Building first floor to accommodate Police department needs and requirements.  Changes/updates are proposed for the offices, locker room, booking/holding area, front office, front and side entrances, well as radios, cameras, security and computer upgrades.

3.      Review of items from the Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee: Master Plan Document, Slow Down Croton & Complete Streets Policy.  The BPC will present the three proposals they have developed and are supporting in their efforts and mission to  improve street safety throughout the Village.  The documents and a survey they conducted are available on the Village website under Boards and Committees.

4.      Discussion on the implementation of the residential parking permit system on Young Avenue and Hastings Avenue.  IN 2029 and 2020, in response to complaints from residents on these streets and a Village-conducted survey of these residents, the village made a Home Rule Request to the NYS Legislature to allow the Village to implement a residential parking system on these Village streets.  The discussion will focus on implementation.

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