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 17, 2021

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a.      Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory 3 of 2021 to amend Section 230-44, Signs, of the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code to modify provisions related to signage in residential zoning districts.  The modifications to the sign law are meant to clarify what constitutes a temporary sign.  Residential properties, may have up to 3 signs, no more than 6 square feet in size and non-illuminated, which are no longer classified as temporary signs.


George Latimer, Westchester County Executive, presents an update on county government.


a.  Email from Joseph Martinelli, American Legion Post 505 Adjutant, regarding this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony.  
Post 505 is planning a ceremony on 5 Corners on Monday, May 31 at 11 am.  (Rain location is Holy Name of Mary gym.)  They will comply with all Covid safeguards.

b.      Email from Maria Slippen, chair of the Recreation Advisory Committee, regarding recommendations for Black Rock Dog Park.  The RAC puts forth its recommendation regarding Black Rock Dog Park as follows:

 1. Revise hours from the current Friday to Monday 10-4 and Tuesday through Thursday 8-11 and 4-7 to a consistent Monday through Saturday 8-8 and Sunday 10-2. 

  2. We reiterate our previous recommendation to open the Dog Park to school district residents (with proof of dog registration in the town and for a fee).

  3. We also suggest that parking rules at the park be clarified (sticker/ parking pass/village resident/school district resident) to avoid confusion.


a.      Consider adoption of a Negative Declaration for SEQRA purposes and a finding of consistency with the Village’s LWRP in regards to the special use permit application from Regan Development Corporation for a proposed multi-residential building at 41-51 Maple Street.  At a recent meeting, the Board reviewed both the EAF Part 2 and the Coastal Assessment form for SEQRA and LWRP compliance.  Based on that review, they directed that the above referenced resolution be put on the agenda for adoption.

b.      Consider the issuance of a special permit to Regan Development Corporation for the construction of a multi-residential building at 41-51 Maple Street.  Following a recommendation from the Planning Board, the resolution calls for approval of the special permit subject to several conditions regarding traffic and pedestrian issues.

c.       Consider authorizing the Village Attorney to execute the proposed tax certiorari settlement for 1280 Albany Post Road for the years 2015-2020.  The property involved is the Sky View Nursing Home.  The settlement calls for the Village to reimburse them in the amount of $93,804 with $44,551.67 being taken from the Contingency account.

d.        Consider awarding Bid 01-2021 for tree trimming and removal services to Golden’s Tree Service of Montrose, New York, for the period beginning June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022.  Four bids were received.  Golden’s was the lowest and is recommended by DPW Superintendent Balbi at a total of $70,500.

e.     Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory 4 of 2021 to amend Chapter 197 of the Village Code, Streets and Sidewalks, to include an appeals process for the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks, for June 7, 2021, at 6 PM, via Zoom videoconference.    The proposed change to the law specifies a process for a property owner to appeal the Village charge for snow removal.  A public hearing would be scheduled.

f.         Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory 5 of 2021 to amend Chapter 70 of the Village Code, Alarm Systems, to update the appeals process for contesting denial, suspension, revocation or charges, for June 7, 2021, at 6 PM, via Zoom videoconference.   A public hearing would be held to update the Alarms code to provide for an appeals process if an alarm permit is denied.

g.       Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement for EMT services with the Mid-Hudson Ambulance District for the period beginning June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022.  MHAD provides supplemental help, as needed to the Croton EMS.  This would extend the contract for another year at the rate of $25./hour.

h.      Consider scheduling a public hearing on the Village’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding application, for June 7, 2021, at 6 PM, via Zoom videoconference.  The Village intends to apply for CBDG funds for four proposed projects.  A public hearing on the merits of the proposed projects is required.  The four proposed projects are: Improvements of the Brook Street parking area, Replacement of Dobbs Park playground equipment, Replacement of retaining wall on Grand Street, Replacement of sidewalk on South Riverside Avenue between Oneida and Bungalow Road.

i.        Consider awarding Bid 02-2021 for the purchase of a plug-in hybrid vehicle to Tasca Ford of Berlin, Connecticut, at a price of $33,930.30.   The vehicle would be used by Parking Enforcement.

j.        Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory 6 of 2021 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code , Parks & Recreation Areas, to clarify the prohibition on dogs in parks, for June 21,2021, at 6 pm, via ZOOM videoconference.  This calls for a public hearing on the proposed amendment which would allow leashed dogs to be walked in Black Rock Park during the same hours as the dogs are permitted in the designated dog park.

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