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Decoding Village Agendas – October 25, 2021
Work Session of the Village Board
1. Discussion on the zoning amendment petition received for 1380 Albany Post Road. The applicant, Matra Group, is requesting zoning amendments that would permit a mixed-use building on 2 parcels totaling 1.6 acres at 1380 Albany Post Road. It is in a O-1 Limited Office Zone. They are asking for a zoning amendment that would permit retail, banks, personal service establishments, showrooms and residential by special permit.
2. Review of options for future location of Croton EMS. Due to mold and health related issues, the EMS has been temporarily relocated to the Harmon Firehouse. The Board will consider long-run solutions for EMS including 1) a renovation of its Wayne Street facility,2) a tear down and newly built facility at the Wayne Street location, 3) staying in the Harmon Firehouse where currently, temporarily located, or 4) moving EMS to Grand Street firehouse and oving Chemical Engine Company to Harmon Firehouse.
3. Update on residential parking situation in Harmon. In late 2019, at the request of the Village, the NYS Legislature approved a residential parking permit system for Young and Hastings Avenues in Harmon. This is required for parking systems on public streets. It was approved but not implemented. A second survey was conducted in May 2021 with varying results depend on the sections of the relevant streets. The Board will discuss whether to proceed with a residential parking system for this area; including required parking permits and time frames applying to residents of Young and Hastings.
4. Discussion on sidewalk safety enforcement and future improvement programs. The Bicycle Pedestrian Committee has submitted suggestions for speeding up sidewalk repair and enhancing it in the Village. According to their Committee’s 2019 survey, sidewalk conditions were a source of concern by more than 1/3 of its respondents. Their suggestions include code enforcement, financing, work contracted out, and time frames.