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Decoding Village Agendas – August 16, 2021
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
Public Hearing to consider the issuance of a special permit to Sol Systems of Washington, DC, for the installation of solar canopies at the Croton-Harmon Train Station Parking. The Board has previously signed a lease agreement with Sol Systems. They are now seeking a special permit for the installation of solar canopies. The Planning Board has reviewed their application and supports the special permit. It will also need action from the Zoning Board of Appeals
Letter from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting the extension of a building permit for 90 Cleveland Drive. Completion has been slowed due to contractor and materials delays. Engineer O’Connor recommends a 6 month extension.
Memorandum from NYS Department of State regarding NYS DOT Bridge Washing/Deck Sealing along Route 9. The DOT is performing bridge washing and deck sealing on 159 bridges across the state. Four of these locations are in areas covered under the Coastal Zone Management Program and are in areas with Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans (LWRPs). Croton is one of these locations. The Dept. of State, which administers the CZA in NYS, has found the proposed work to be consistent with CZA objectives. We can also determine constancy with our Local program.
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 Hudson National Golf Club for their ancillary storage area. At its previous meeting, the Board reviewed the SEQRA and LWRP forms for this application. This resolution confirms their findings of consistency.
Consider the issuance of an amended special permit to Hudson National Golf Club for modifications to their ancillary storage area. The proposed resolution for approval is t he result of extensive review by both the Planning Board, Village Board, Engineer and consultant engineers. It addresses drainage and roadway issues and has 11 conditions specifically identified.
Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the amendment from CivicPlus for web streaming services in the amount of $6,500 per year. CivicPlus, owner of Earth Channel, will provide high definition streaming to improve better access to the public.
Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 11 of 2021 to adopt Chapter 99 of the Village Code, Cannabis On-Site Consumption Opt Out, to prohibit cannabis consumption establishments within the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, for September 20, 2021, at 7 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The proposed resolution would allow the Village to opt out of the State’s legislation regarding consumption establishments in the Village.
Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a Letter of Commitment from NYSERDA in regards to $110,000 in grant funding from the Clean Energy Community (CEC) program.
The letter asserts that the Village will utilize the $110,000 in clean energy grant money for energy-related projects at Washington Engine and the Municipal Building.
Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 8 of 2021 to amend the Zoning Chapter of the Village Code, Section 230, to eliminate the prohibition against video game and arcade machines, update notification procedures for sheds and update penalties for offenses, for August 30, 2021, at 7 PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York. This proposed Code amendment addresses several areas of code that the Board feels should be updated included the prohibition of video arcades, notifications for placement of sheds on property and updates to penalties.
Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2021-2022 General Fund Budget in the amount of $8,360 for funds received from the sale of surplus equipment. DPW Superintendent Balbi has asked that these funds by used to purchase a piece of equipment used in the Fall leaf pickup.
Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a PILOT Agreement with Regan Development Corporation in regards to the Village-owned parcel located at 41-51 Maple Street. In June, 2021, the Board agreed to a contract of sale for the property at $2,000,000. Regan is seeking a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) in order to qualify for funding through NYS Offices of Homes and Community Renewal. The terms of the 30-year PILOT agreement call for an annual payment of $70,000 increasing by 3% each year of the agreement.