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Decoding Village Agendas – February 7, 2022
Regular Meeting of the Village Board
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- Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 2 of 2022 to amend Chapter 230 of the Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Zoning, to establish use and bulk/area regulations pertaining to the North End Gateway District. The proposed regulations would permit mixed use buildings in the O-1 (Limited Office) zone. Residential would be permitted on upper floors and no more than half of the first floor. The proposed Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is .8 and the building height is limited to 3 stories and 35 feet. More information is available on the Village website; click on Projects and Initiatives from the Home page.
- Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding the parking situation at Croton-Harmon Train Station. Manager Healy provides an overview of the current parking revenues from the Croton-Harmon station, comparing them to the past, pre-Covid, revenues. Although the revenues have picked up since 2020, they still remain far behind the 2019/2020 budgeted revenues of $3.7 million. The 2021/2022 budget conservatively projected $1.3 million which is being achieved. Manager Healy is recommending that conservative budgeting for parking lot revenues be continued in the upcoming 2022/2023 budget.
- Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding funding for the proposed development by Regan Development Corporation at 41-51 Maple Street (AKA The Katz Property). Manager Healy is following up on the rejection of funding for the 41-51 Maple (Katz) development. It was rejected by the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) which grants the funding on a competitive basis. He has been informed that the project would be more competitive in the next round of awards if the 4 market-rate units were changed to affordable units. The development is proposed to have 33 units.
- Memo from Assistant to Village Manager Thomas Morzello regarding the Snowplow Naming Contest for Children. Mr. Morzello describes a contest to name DPW snowplows. The entries and winners will be examined by the Recreation Advisory Committee next week.
a. Consider giving notice to property owners about their unpaid tax balances, authorizing the Village Treasurer to take all action prescribed by law to collect such unpaid taxes through the advertisement and sale of taxes or tax liens, and thus designating Thursday, March 17, 2022 as the tax lien sale date. The Village has $115,731.22 in unpaid taxes. This authorizes a sale of tax liens and would also notify those owners of the sale and the amount they owe. A list of the delinquent properties would be published in the Gazette.
b. Consider adopting a finding of consistency with the Village’s LWRP in regards to the sealing of cracks and mastic contract to extend the service life and rideability of local roads throughout the region by the New York State Dept. of Transportation. A NYSDOT project to seal cracks in Route 9 in the Village required a Consistency Review by the Village as Croton has an approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Program under the Federal and State Coastal Zone Act. At previous meetings both the Waterfront Advisory Committee and the Village Board made findings of consistency with our LWRP.
c. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make budget transfers to the 2021/22 General, Water, and Sewer Fund budgets in the amount of $90,974.12 due to refunds received. Due to a refund from PERMA and a reduction in debt service from the recent Bond Refunding, the resulting savings in this year’s budget will be transferred to the various Funds as identified.
d. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the 2021/22 General Fund Budget in the amount of $17,798.92 for the purchase of police equipment. Due to decreases in some personnel costs this fiscal year’s approved budget, the Police Chief is recommending that the savings be transferred to police equipment accounts that would otherwise be expense items in the next fiscal year’s budget