Meet the Candidates for Croton Village Board, May 13th

Join the Croton Democrats for a free Meet the Candidates event with our Special Guest Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

This is a great opportunity to hear from our Democratic candidates for Croton Village Board about their vision for Moving Croton Forward.

Meet the Candidates
Thursday, May 13th – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
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Brian Pugh for Mayor
Brain Pugh is a native of Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Brian has served as Mayor of the Village since December, 2017, and as a Village Trustee from 2014 to 2017. Brian is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned a Juris Doctor at Fordham Law School. During Brian’s leadership as Mayor, Croton-on-Hudson became one of only two Villages in NY to earn a Silver Rating as a Climate Smart Community in recognition of the Village’s many environmental achievements. In addition to sustainability, Brian has championed investments in infrastructure, including the nearly completed Croton Point Avenue Improvement Project, controlling property taxes, and prioritizing affordability for residents.

Alejandro Rosales for Trustee
Alejandro Rosales is an eight-year resident of Croton-on-Hudson where he raises his young family including two boys who attend Croton public schools. During his time in Croton, Alejandro has been giving back to the community through his involvement with the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry and Holy Name of Mary’s Hispanic Ministry, among other local groups. Alejandro is a first-generation immigrant from Honduras and was raised in Los Angeles, California. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and Masters from the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Alejandro carries with him 20 years of professional experience in the financial and nonprofit sectors. As a Village Trustee, Alejandro will focus on attracting investment, prudent financial planning, increasing civic participation, and creating spaces for dialogue between all Village residents.

Sherry Horowitz for Trustee
Sherry Horowitz was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2017. Sherry has advocated for policies that promote diversity and inclusion, protect the environment, increase communication between government and residents, support Croton’s local cultural & arts community and increase affordable housing options in the Village. A Croton resident for more than 40 years, Sherry has owned and directed the Childrenspace Preschool since 1979. She holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a Masters in Teaching from Manhattanville. Sherry will continue to promote strong connections between residents, organizations and Village officials and personnel.

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 538

Dear neighbor, Here is the 538thinstallment 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 – May 3, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Village Board

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  1. Public Hearing on the special permit application from Regan Development Corporation for a proposed multi-residential building at 41-51 Maple Street.  Regan Development has applied for a Special Permit to construct at 33-unit apartment complex at this location.  It would consist of 11 1-BR, 11 2BR, and 11 3BR units.  The Village-owned  property was previously the subject of a Village-initiated RFP process in which the Regan Development was selected.


  1. Review of the Environment Assessment Form Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront
    Revitalization Program policies by the Village Board to determine consistency related to the special use permit application from Regan Development Corporation for a proposed multi-residential building at 41-51 Maple Street. 
     As part of the SEQRA review process, the Village Board is required to review the Environmental Assessment Form for the project.  The Board must also determine the project’s consistency with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) by review the Coastal Assessment Form.


  1. Letter from Kelly Turturro, Regional Director for New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, regarding funding for this year’s Croton River Stewards program.   The Village is copied on this letter to the NYNJ Trail Conference indicating the DEC’s intent to support the Croton River Stewards program and will contribute $20,000 to the program costs.
  2. Letter from George Latimer, County Executive, and municipal leaders requesting changes to the Croton Gorge Unique Area.   This letter to the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation requests that the DEC implement a registration/reservation system to control the number of visitors to the Croton Gorge Unique Area which belongs to the DEC.  It is co-signed by Supervisors Puglisi and Levenberg as well as Mayor Pugh.
c.     Memorandum from Chief of Police John Nikitopoulos regarding the new police patch designfor the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department.  As called for in Action #14 of the recentlyapproved Police Reform Plan, the Department has spent considerable time in evaluating potentialnew patch designs and have reached agreement on a design which features the American eagle.


  1. Consider adoption of a resolution which rejects bigotry, ignorance and hate, in all of its forms.   This resolution is in response to the recent escalating verbal abuse and vicious, physical assaults on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  It encompasses all targeted, victimized and scapegoated populations.
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a renewal agreement with SeamlessDocs of New York, New York, for the hosting of online Village forms for the period of June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, at a cost of $3,300.   SeamlessDocs provides the support for forms and payments for the Village’s Recreation, Treasurer and Village Clerk Offices.