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Decoding Village Agendas – July 11, 2022
Work Session of the Village Board
Georgianna Grant Room
1. Review of proposal from Homeland Towers, LLC, to erect a telecommunications tower on Village property at 230 Hessian Hills Road. The proposal is to build a tower that would enable co-location of multiple wireless tenants. This avoids tower proliferation and minimizes the impact on the surrounding environment. The Village would license co-locators and receive income from them.
2. Evaluation of current Accessory Apartment Law in relation to Westchester County Model Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance. The Objective of the County Model Ordinance is to
a. Create new housing units while respecting the look and scale of single-dwelling development;
b. Support more efficient use of existing housing stock and infrastructure;
c. Offer environmentally friendly housing choices with less average space per person and smaller associated carbon footprints;
d. Provide housing that responds to changing family needs, smaller households, and increasing housing costs; and e. Provide accessible housing for seniors and persons with disabilities
The Board will discuss this in the context of the Croton’s Housing Task Force report and the Village’s existing zoning regulations.
3. Continued discussion on establishing the Village’s food scrap recycling program. The Village is proposing to provide an easy way for residents to compost food waste by providing an easily accessible drop-off site, maintained by the DPW. This proposal is for a 6-month Pilot program and would seek 40-50 families to participate.
4. Update on Park Maintenance Items. The Manager will address concerns regarding goose droppings at Senasqua Park and algae at Kaplan’s Pond and the Duck Pond.