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Decoding Village Agendas – November 1, 2022
Regular Board Meeting of the Village Board
Georgianna Grant Room
NOTE: This meeting is on Tuesday.
Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 15 of 2022, to delete §197-9 of the Code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, General Use Regulations for Street Trees, to align with provisions in §208 of the Village Code, Trees. This is not a change in regulations but rather a clean-up of the sections for consistency.
a. Letter from New York Power Authority and Clean Path NY regarding the submission of an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the Clean Path NY transmission line project. The transmission line project is 178 from Delhi, NY to Queens, NY. The announcement letter indicates more information on the project can be found at http://www.cleanpathny.com.
b. Email from John Munson, President of the Croton Fire Council, regarding membership status changes in the Croton Fire Department. Chief Munson notifies the Board of changes in the Fire Department membership.
a. Consider adopting EAF Parts 2 and 3 Determination of Significance attached hereto, adopting a Negative Declaration under SEQRA and a statement of consistency with the Village’s LWRP in connection with adopting Local Law Introductory No. 11 of 2022 and Local Law Introductory No. 12 of 2022. At its’ last meeting the Board completed the EAF parts 1 and 2 and the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review. This resolution formalizes their review.
b. Consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. 11 of 2022 to amend the provisions of the zoning code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to expand the area of, and modify the zoning regulations for and related to, the Harmon/South Riverside Gateway Area. The Harmon Geteway are would be expanded to include the lot on the east side of South Riverside across from ShopRite and lots on Clinton and the former EMS building on Wayne street. It would also allow multi-family as an allowable use.
c. Consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. 12 of 2022 to amend the provisions of the zoning code of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson to allow for transit oriented mixed use and multi-family residential buildings in the Light Industrial zoning district. The area specified in this amendment is limited to the lots to west of route 9 on Croton Point Avenue.
d. Consider scheduling a public hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 16 of 2022, increasing the income eligibility level for the tax exemption for persons with disabilities. Currently, the Village allows a 50% reduction for disabled ersons with an income of $19,500 or less annually. This would raise that reduction for disabled persons with an income of less than $50,000 in accordance with NYS legislation.
e. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to implement a new minimum wage schedule This minimum wage policy would apply to all seasonal parttime employees of the Village, including, but not limited to, camp counselors, lifeguards, gate attendants and laborers. The minimum wage of $14.20 per hour would become effective as of December 31st, 2022, for all seasonal part-time employees of the Village.
f. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the agreement between LaBella Associates and the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for services related to the technical review of the proposed Riverside Apartment project located at 25 South Riverside Avenue. This would provide technical assistance to the Village Engineer for evaluating the retaining wall proposed at this location.
g. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the agreement between Worldpay, LLC and the Village of Croton-on-Hudson for services that will enable the Village to accept credit card payments in Village Offices. This would allow the Village Office to accept certain bill payments by credit card. Currently, some types of bills cannot be paid by credit card while others can be. It applies to Discover, Master Card and Visa.