Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 544

Dear neighbor, Here is the 544th 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 – July 19, 2021 

 Regular Meeting of the Village Board

6:00 pm

PRESENTATION:  Community Choice Aggregation ProgramUpdate by Paul A. Presendieu of Sustainable Westchester. The presentation will go over the current status, benefits and future of the program


  1. Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory 9 of 2021 to delete Chapter 168 of the Village Code.  This chapter previously regulated tattooing in the Village.It will be removed from the code.
  2. Public Hearing on LocalLaw Introductory 10 of 2021 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code, Parks & Recreation Areas, to prohibit the smoking of cannabis in parks and recreation areas.   This is consistent with the existing regulations on smoking in these areas of the Village.


  1. Use of Force Incidents Report: July 11,2019 – October 31,2020.  NYS law requires each police department,sheriffs office, and NYS Police to report incidents in which a police or peace officer used force while on duty.  It lists various categories of incidents as well a list of municipalities where there have been occurrences.  Croton-on-Hudson is not listed.  The complete report is included in the backup for this meeting.
  2. 2050 Regional Transportation Plan from New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.  The final draft of the long range transportation plan for the Metropolitan area is included and available for comments. The comment period runs thru July 27th.  It covers NYC, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.
  3. Compilation of energy data from Municipal buildings for 2020 in accordance with the Village’s Benchmarking policy.  The buildings analyzed are the DPW, Municipal, and three firehouses.  it summarizes gas, electric and oil usage for each.


  1. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget in the amount of $380.56 for expenses related to police supplies. This is reimbursement money received from a grant covering the child safety seat program.
  2. Consider declaring the Village Board as Lead Agency under SEQRA for the review process of the special permit application from Hudson National Golf Club for modifications to their ancillary storage area, and referring the special permit application and CAF to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for a recommendation of consistency with theLocal Waterfront RevitalizationProgram (LWRP).  This steps follows the circulation of the Board’s intent to all pertinent boards and agencies and is the next step in processing this application.
  3. Consider scheduling a public hearing on the special permit application from the Croton Circle School for a day care center at 119 Maple Sreet for August 2, 2021, at 7 pm in the Geogianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building.  The Planning Board has reviewed this and provided the Board with a memo of support.

Consider adoption of Title VI assurances and policies.  In accordance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, the Village is required to adopt  policies regarding Minority and Women-owned Business enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Limited English Proficiency in accordance with the statutes of the NYS Department of Transportation.

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