Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 585

Dear neighbor, Here is the 585th 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 – June 6, 2022 

 Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees

In the Georgianna Grant room

Stanley Kellerhouse Municipal Building

7:00 pm



1.      Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 6 of 2022 to amend Chapter 223, Water, of the Village Code to update procedures regarding water service connections and meter installation and charges.   The proposed amendment clarifies that the fees are set by the Board of Trustees.  It calls for a fee on unmetered fire hydrants on private property, and it also clarifies fees for replacement of Radio Interface Monitors.

2.      Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 7 of 2022 to amend Chapter 86, Building Construction, of the Village Code to institute the NYStretch Energy Code.  The Board will entertain comments on adopting the NYS Stretch Code as part of its building code.  The proposed code results in more energy efficient construction outcomes.

LWRP Consistency Review and EAF Part II Review for Local Law Introductory 7 of 2022.  The Board of Trustees must make a determination of Consistency of the proposed action (adoption of the Stretch Code) with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The SEQRA EAF part 2 form must also be completed by the Board.


1.      Letter from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer Requesting Building Permit Extension for 1250 Albany Post Rd.  The applicant states that completion of the building has been delayed by COVID, construction worker and material shortages.  The Engineer recommends an extension to December 2022.

2.      Letter from the Croton Historical Society requesting use of the Archeological Mitigation Funds.   The $10,000 funds have been held in trust since the Hudson National Golf Course approval in the late 1990’s.   The Croton Historical Society and the Louis A. Brennan, Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association (based at the Croton Point Nature Center) would like to apply for the entire $10,000 to produce a short documentary film about the Munsee Lenape people who occupied Croton Point and a related exhibit of artifacts at the Croton Point Nature Center.

3.      Letter from Laurel Mooney of M&B Towers requesting a lease amendment to the existing cell tower located along Veterans Plaza.  The amended lease would provide for a small addition to the current site (about 12’ by 10’) which would allow additional users.  The monthly additional rental would be $200.


1.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the No-Cost Time Extension Agreement with the New York State Dept. of Transportation for the period ending September 30, 2023, for the Van Cortlandt Manor Entrance Improvement Project. The Village has been the municipal sponsor with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for the Van Cortlandt Manor Entrance Improvement Project;  This reauthorizes the agreement for another year.

2.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with the Mid-Hudson Ambulance District for supplemental EMT services for the period of June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023.  The MHAD has provided an agreement to continue providing supplemental EMT services to the Croton EMS at a rate of $26.00 per hour for one year.

3.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2022-2023 General Fund and Water Fund budgets in relation to the Teamsters Local 456 labor agreement.   This moves previously budgeted money from the Contingency Fund to the General Fund and Water budgets.

4.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to award the Washington Engine Solar Rooftop Project RFP to Croton Energy Group in the amount of $100,526.  The costs of this project are to be funded by NYSERDA and reflect the work of the Village’s Sustainability Committee and the DPW Superintendent and Village Engineer.

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