Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 590

Dear neighbor, Here is the 590th 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 – August 1, 2022 

 Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees

In the Georgianna Grant room

Stanley Kellerhouse Municipal Building

7:00 pm



  1. Memo from Village Manager BryanHealy regarding an update on the Merwin Oak.  Manager Healy describes the efforts being made to direct pieces of the Merwin Oakto various Village locations and use them for various commemorative purposes.
  2. Letter from Annie Mykyta, Village resident, formally requesting removal of the property at 1 Alexander lane from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District. Ms. Mykyta states that the nearest sanitary sewer main is more than 200 feet from her property line.
  3. Email from Copernicus Crane, Assistant Director of Intergovernmental Relations for Westchester County, regarding upcoming public engagement sessions on bus mobility in Westchester County.  The County is seeking better ways to increase the mobility network including the Bee Line Bus system. Four information sessions are being held via zoom.  The times and dates are available on the Village agenda the Villages website.
  4. Compilation of energy date from municipal buildings for 2021 in accordance with the Village’s Benchmarking policy.  The report compares electric use, natural gas and heating oil use at various municipal buildings from2020 and 2021.
  5. Letter fromJohn Munson, President\Secretary of the Croton Fire Council, regarding a proposal to change residency requirements for the positions of Chief, First Assistant Chief, and Second Assistant Chief of the Croton Volunteer Fire Department.  In an effort to increase recruitment and retention in the Department, the proposal would allow candidates to reside in adjacent Towns of Cortlandt, New Castle, Ossining and Yorktown to seek the positions of Chief mentioned above. Currently they must reside in the Village or the Mount Airy\Quaker Bridge fire protection district.


  1. Consider scheduling a Public Hearing on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7 pm to consider the issuance of a special permit for a 29-unit multi-family development at 1380 Albany Post Road.  The proposal was referred to the Planning Board which gave a favorable recommendation.  
  2. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding between the Housing Action Council (HAC) and the Village of Croton for work under the Housing Technical assistance Program.  The following services will be provided to the Village: 1} provide recommendations for the adoption of an Overlay Affordable Housing Zone, and 2} explore the preliminary feasibility of developing affordable housing on lots owned by the Village through participation in the Fall 2022 Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program with identified leaders form the Croton Housing Task Force, municipality, Croton Housing Network, and others as may be appropriate. 
  3. Consider amending the Master Fee Schedule to establish vendor fees for the 2022 Fall Festival.  New fees specifically for this event are being put in place.
  4. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to close capital accounts associated with various projects,reclassify $50,000 fromProject 20372 to Project 21383, and close and deposit an encumbrance of $13,204.22 into the General Fund.  Several capital projects have been completed and this authorizes the associated accounts.

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