Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village No. 598

Dear neighbor, Here is the 598thinstallment 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 – October 17, 2022

 Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees

In the Georgianna Grant room

Stanley Kellerhouse Municipal Building

7:00 pm

 PRESENTATION:Presentation by John Nikitopoulos, Chief of Police, regarding traffic safety. Presentation of the “Key to the Village” to Seaver Wang, former President of the Croton Rotary Club, in recognition of outstanding service to the Village. PUBLIC HEARINGS:a.      Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 13 of 2022, to revise the time limit parking within the residential permit parking system zones from 2 hours to 4 hours between the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekdays.  b.      Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 14 of 2022, increasing the income            eligibility level for the senior property tax exemption.  In August 20221, NYS passed legislationincreasing income eligibility for senior property tax exemptions from $29,000 to $50,000. Municipalities have the option of opting to do this or not..  Manager Healy estimates thatbetween 25 and 46 households would be eligible. CONSISTENCY REVIEWa.      LWRP Consistency Review and EAF Part II Review for Local Law Introductory 11 and Local Law Introductory 12 of 2022.  The Village Board will review and complete the formsfor the SEQRA process and the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan for the two zoning laws under consideration.  Local Law 11 pertains to amending the Harmon Gateway Overlay Zoning area by expanding its area and allowing multi-family use.  Local Law 12 pertains to allowingTransit Oriented Development (TOD)zoning in the LI district at the top of the railroad station,west of Route 9. 
  

CORRESPONDENCE:

a.      Letter from Mae Carpenter, Westchester County Commissioner of Senior Programs, announcing the induction of Croton resident Janet Meyer into the Senior Hall of Fame for 2022.   Janet Meyer, past President of the Croton Seniors Club and active member of American Legion Fox- Eklof  Post 505 has been accepted into the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame.  The formal County-wide ceremony will be held on Friday, December 2.

b.      Email from John Munson, President of the Croton Fire Council, regarding membership status changes in the Croton Fire Department. As required, Chief Munson is notifying the Village of membership changes in the Fire department.

c.       Letter from John Corlett, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, congratulating the Village upon earning a Gold Award in the 2022 Traffic Safety Awards Program.    The American Automobile Association (AAA) recognizes Croton for its commitment to traffic safety and will present the award at its annual Community Traffic Safety luncheon on October 26th.

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

a.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with Ten Old Post Road South Corporation for use of 6 parking spaces along the north side of 10 Old Post Road South. This formalizes a previous agreement that has expired for the Village use and maintenance of 6 spaces that are half in the Village-owned parking lot adjacent to Vassallo park and also half in the property of 10 Old Post Road South.  The agreement expires in 2027.

b.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute an agreement with American Legion Fox-Eklof Post 505 to support patriotic observances and remembrances throughout the year.   The Village supports patriotic observances and remembrances throughout the year, including, but not limited to, Vietnam Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day and wants to continue cooperation with Fox-Eklof Post 505 to further these events.  The Village agrees to provide up to $2500/year for supplies and refreshments to help sponsor these events.

c.       Consider adjusting the terms of the members of the Water Control Commission to align with the terms spelled out in the law.The terms of the current members of the Water Control Commission have become inconsistent with the terms spelled out in the law, namely that one member’s term should expire each year. This would adjust the terms as follows: Stuart Greenbaum: Term to expire December 31, 2022 Leo Wiegman: Term to expire December 31, 2023 Richard Wetherbee: Term to expire December 31, 2024 Mark Goldfarb: Term to expire December 31, 2025 William Pfrang: Term to expire December 31, 2026

d.      Consider adopting a resolution to acknowledge receipt of the 2022 Justice Court Audit. The Village acknowledges that the required audit was conducted.

e.       Consider scheduling a public hearing to consider Local Law Introductory Number 15, deleting §197-9 of the Village Code to align with the provisions in §208 of the Village Code, Trees    No change to existing practice is being proposed with this local law. This is simply a housekeeping change to ensure the accuracy of the Village Code.

f.        Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept the proposal from Sullivan Architecture of White Plains, New York, to design an addition onto the Harmon Firehouse for Croton EMS to utilize as their headquarters.   Currently, Croton EMS is no longer operating out of 44 Wayne Street and has temporary headquarters in the Harmon Firehouse. A working group of EMS, Firemen and Village administration have determined that putting an addition onto the Harmon Firehouse for Croton EMS to use as their headquarters would be the most economical and wise use of Village resources.  The contract is not to exceed $32,000.  The funding was allocated in the current budget.;

g.      Consider adopting an updated FOIL Policy to include the Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Local Government Records (LGS-1) as the Village official subject matter list for records.    The Village is required to maintain a subject matter list of records available under the Freedom of Information Law. This resolution adopts the State’s subject matter list for Village purposes.

h.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the agreement between the Village and M&B Towers LLC of West Babylon, New York.   Since 2006 M&B Towers has leased a portion of the train station parking lot to host a telecommunications tower that currently has 4 carriers on it.  This will extend the number of renewals possible as well as increase the monthly rent.

i.        Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget in the amount of $5,000 for expenses related to Oktoberfest. This is a budget amendment to reflect income and expenses related to the event.

j.        Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget in the amount of $23,176 for recordkeeping purposes related to the hiring of a new assessor.  The Village has hired a part-time Assessor. This reflects the transfer of salary expenses to the position from the General fund.

k.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget in the amount of $12,385.40 related to police overtime reimbursements.  The Croton Harmon School District, Con Edison, and the Croton Rotary Club requested police services for various events during the fiscal year and have agreed to pay the overtime costs for the officers.  

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