Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 558

Dear neighbor, Here is the 558th 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 – November 22, 2021

Work Session of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Municipal Building

a.    Approval of vouchers.  The vouchers were held over from the previous meeting which was cancelled.

b.    Consider approving the agreement between the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and Croton Little League for improvements to Dobbs Park Field.  Little League wishes to make some improvements to the field at their expense.  

c.    Update on the South Riverside Avenue Area Zoning Study Analysis.  AKRF, the Village’s Planning consultant on the possible zoning amendments, will make a report to the Board.  The areas under consideration are an expansion of the Harmon Gateway zoning south along South Riverside and the inclusion of some lots on Clinton and Wayne St.  The study, separately, is evaluating possible rezoning or zoning amendments for properties on Croton Point Avenue including Parking Lot A at 1ACPA.  These properties are in a LI district currently.

d.    Discussion on renewing the agreement for the Paddlesports Program at Echo Canoe Launch.  The Hudson River Recreation Co (HHR) has requested a three renewal after completing the first year of its existing contract.  The Village currently receives $1,150 annually for the rental of the storage area and the greater of $1,125 or 8% of the HRR gross income.  This would increase to          8  ½%, 8 ¾% and 9 % respectively over the proposed three-year renewal.

e.    Memo from Village Assessor, Tom Waitkins, regarding increase in veterans exemption amounts.   Allowable Veterans exemptions for both non-combat and disable veterans have been increased in NYS.  A Veterans’ exemption currently exists for veterans who apply in the Village. The Village must authorize this update if it is to apply to Village taxes.  The exemption applies to a percentage of assessed value.

f.     Discussion of residential parking situation in Harmon.   The Board will continue its discussion of possible residential parking permits on Young, Hastings and Benedict.

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