Len Simon: Upcoming Public Hearings

Dear Neighbors:

June is a special month for many reasons. It’s when we begin our great summer season in earnest. And, of course, many organizations and causes mark June as their month to honor and celebrate their priorities. But here at home this year we can call June “Croton Public Hearings Month” – we have four of them scheduled and hope we’ll hear from everyone who is interested in these topics.
Two hearings will be held on June 6th. The first is on modifications on setting the fees for water service connections, property owners with unmetered private fire hydrants and the installation, regulation and fees for water meters.

Our second hearing that night will focus on the NYStretch Energy Code, which could yield, if adopted, significant energy and utility cost savings for homeowners, tenants, renters and building owners, as well as a reduced impact on our environment.

On June 21 we’ll have two more public hearings. The first would update certain fee provisions including those related to building permits, games of chance, filming in the Village, and sales of goods and merchandise.

Finally, that evening, we’ll also have a hearing on adopting New York State law to update and improve Village tax benefits for firefighters and adding our EMS volunteers to eligibility for those benefits.

Information and background materials for all of these hearings can be found in the agenda for our Board meeting held this past Monday night at https://play.champds.com/crotononhudsonny/event/770. All hearings will be at 7PM in the Georgianna Grant Meeting Room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building.

Let us know what you think about these issues at the public hearings. On behalf of my Board colleagues and our Village staff, we look forward to seeing and hearing from you!

Len Simon, Trustee
Village of Croton-on-Hudson

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