Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 595

Dear neighbor, Here is the 595th 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 –  September 19, 2022 

 Regular Meeting of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Georgianna Grant Room

Municipal Building


Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 11 of 2022 and Local Law Introductory No. 12 of 2022 to amend Chapter 230 of the Village Code, Zoning, determining that the Proposed Action is a Type 1 Action under SEQRA, declaring the Village Board to be Lead Agency under SEQRA, issuing the EAF and CAF and referring the necessary documents to the Village Planning Board, Waterfront Advisory Committee and Westchester County Planning Board as required by law.

Local Law 11 would expand the area of the Harmon South Riverside Gateway Overlay area to include several lots at the north end of Wayne Street as well as the lot on South Riverside where ET Equipment is currently located.  It would also expand the zone’s potential uses to include multi-family residential.

Local Law 12 would allow Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Light Industrial  (LI) zone at the west end of Croton Point Avenue, west of Route 9 on lots fronting on Croton Point Avenue.  (Currently this is where Parking Lot A is located and two commercial buildings.)  Allowable uses would include both mixed-use and multi-family residential with a maximum height of 40 feet or 5 stories.

Backup documents, including studies by the Village consultants, AKRF, are available on the Agenda website.


a.       Email from FEMA regarding the FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Award Notification.  The Village is notified that they will be recipients of a Firefighters Grant award previously applied for.

b.      Notice of Application from Champlain Hudson Power Express to the Public Service Commission regarding the proposed circuit from the Canadian Border to New York City.   The Village is being notified that a certificate of environmental compatibility issued to the Champlain Hudson Power Express in 2013 is under consideration for amendment by the NYS PSC.  The Village is notifed as an “interested party” as the project affects the Hudson River.

c.       Notice of Intent from the Croton-Harmon School District to declare Lead Agency under SEQRA on the Croton Harmon UFSD/District-Wide Capital Improvement/Infrastructure Project.  The Village is notified of the School District’s intent to undertake some major infrastructure and building improvement projects which will occur in the boundaries of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

d. Letter from Petra Vatne requesting a building permit fee waiver for the property   at 217 Half Moon Bay Drive.  The Vatne’s are completing awork initially permitted to a contractor but now being completed by themselves.  They would like a refund of the permit fee.


a.      Consider scheduling a public hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 13 of 2022 to amend Chapter 215 of the Village Code, Vehicles and Traffic, for Monday, October 3, at 7 PM. This calls for a public hearing that would amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law to permit 4 hour parking of non-permitted vehicles located on streets in the Residential Parking System areas.

b.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $7,750 for new Village wayfinding signs.   The signs would replace the existing wayfinding signs, which have been weathered over a number of years and the signs will also be updated to ensure visitors to the Village know where municipal parking exists.

c.       Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the General Fund 2022-2023 budget in the amount of $310,617.69 to allocate funds for Department of Public Works based services.  This reallocates funds to the specific DPW accounts in which the services were provided.

d.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $3,270.24 for decorative planters in the Upper Village.   The Village would install three decorative planters at the intersection of Grand Street and Old Post Road South in the Upper Village. The purpose of these planters is to enhance pedestrian safety at the intersection in line with the Bicycle Pedestrian Committee’s Master Plan document

e.       Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a license agreement with Regan Development Corporation to permit access to the property located at 41-51 Maple Street for site work preparations.  The Village and the developer of the former Katz property are working towards the official property closing. The developer would like to begin site work before the official closing takes place. This agreement would allow for such work to proceed. 

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