Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 573

Dear neighbor, Here is the 573rd 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 –  March 21, 2022 

 Regular Meeting of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Note: The Board has returned to in-person meetings.

PUBLIC HEARING:

a.       Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 4 of 2022 to repeal Chapter 141 of the Village Code, Housing Standards.   The local law that is proposed to be repealed was adopted in 1982 and has been supplanted by the NYS Fire Prevention and Building Code, the International Building Code and the NYS Property Maintenance Code.  This removes a piece of obsolete code from our local laws.


CORRESPONDENCE:

a.      Letter from Devin DiGiacopo, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator at Teatown, requesting to place a Watercraft Inspection Steward at the Echo Canoe Launch for the 2022 season.   This program is intended to help prevent invasive aquatic species from infesting the waterways.  The proposal would have stewards at the Echo Canoe Launch from May to September.  On a voluntary basis, they would provide information about such invasive species and help remove animal and plant material from watercraft.

b.      Letter from the New York State Department of State requesting a LWRP Consistency Review for a Bridge Painting Project along Route 9.  The bridge in the Village that would be repainted is on Warren Road over route 9.  As the Village has a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), the NYSDOS must request a finding of consistency from the Village.

c.    Notice from the New York State Public Service Commission regarding Virtual Public Statement Hearings on Con Edison proposed rate increase.  The hearings are scheduled for March 22, March 29 and March 31.  Registration is required.  Details are available at www.webex.com.

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

a.       Consider acknowledging receipt of Local Law Introductory 5 of 2022 to amend Chapter 230, Zoning, of the Village Code to adopt provisions regarding cannabis shops, declaring the Village as Lead Agent under SEQRA, issuing the EAF and CAF and referring the draft law and other documentation to the Village Planning Board, Waterfront Advisory Committee and Westchester County Planning Board in accordance with Village and County law.  This begins the process of amending the Zoning Code to specifically add a prohibition of any cannabis retail shop from locating with 500 feet of either Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle school or Croton-Harmon High School or an existing smoke or vape shop.  NYS code already prohibits such shops within 500 feet of any school (including nursery schools) and religious institutions.

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