Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 552

Dear neighbor, Here is the 552nd 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 –   September 13, 2021 

Work Session of the Village Board

7:00 p.m. 

1.       1st Quarter Financial Update from the Village Treasurer. The Treasurer will report on the first quarter revenue and expense results for fiscal year 2021/2022

2.       Discussion on Conservation Advisory Council’s proposal regarding gas-powered leaf blowers.  The Board will discuss a proposal for banning such blowers from January 1  to March 31 (starting 2023) and June 1 through August 31 (starting 2022).  For properties located in RA-40 RA-60 and WD, the Village Manager could allow a permit upon application. 

3.       Review of proposed zoning updates for the South Riverside Avenue Area.  The Board will get an update on the status of the proposed updates for the Harmon Gateway Zoning area.

4.       Review of proposed amendments to the Fireworks chapter of the Village Code.  The prosed code revisions incorporate into Village code the provisions of NYS code regarding fireworks.

5.       Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the amended lease agreement from Sol Systems for the Solar Canopy Project at the Croton-Harmon Train Station Parking Lot.  While the Village has granted a Special Permit for this project as well as entered into a long-term lease, some aspects of the lease are still being negotiated as the project evolves.  These updates involve the solar battery incentives and contaminated soil removal.

6.       LWRP Consistency Review of Bridge Washing along Route 9.  NYS is doing some clean up work on the two bridge spans on Route 9 over Municipal Place  Since this is in the Village’s Coastal Zone Area, the Village must make a determination of consistency with our LWRP.

7.       Discussion on return to Zoom for Village Board and land use boards.  The NYS Legislature has approved legislation permitting Municipal bords to return to ZOOM meetings.  The public must be allowed to view or listen to the proceedings.  The Board will discuss whether to return to ZOOM meetings.

8.       Consider authorizing the inclusion of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson in the grant application for the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM).  The Board will authorize the application for this grant in the amount of $100,000 for a new fireboat to replace the existing one which is out of service.

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