Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 606

Dear neighbor, Here is the 606th 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 – January 9, 2023

Regular Board Meeting of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Georgianna Grant Room

Municipal Building


Presentation by Melanie Dodson, outgoing president of the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry, related to services provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.


a.      Public Hearing to consider the issuance of a special permit to convert the existing mixed-use building at 193-195 Grand Street, a nonconforming use, to an all-residential building with five one-bedroom apartments, another nonconforming use.   This application is for the former Grandstand property.  The Village Board previously referred it to the Planning Board for a recommendation on the special permit.  The Planning Board provided an affirmative recommendation with some suggested conditions to met during site plan approval.

b.      Public Hearing to consider the renewal of a special permit for the operation of a day care center at 10 Old Post Road South.   This hearing is to consider the renewal of an expired Special permit.


a.      Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding the proposed Solar Array at Hudson National. Manager Healy wrote “Matrix Development and Hudson National Golf Club, respectively, submitted letters to formally withdraw their special permit applications and other related applications in relation to the above project. These letters are available for review on the project page of the Village website.”

b.      Memo from Village Manager Bryan Healy regarding the impact of the December 23rd storm.  Manager Healy recounts the preparations made by the Village in advance of the late December storm and resulting flooding.  Emails were sent to station permit holders and the general public to avoid certain areas of the lot based on past flooding experience. Sections of the lot did flood.  The worst damage was a seawall at Croton Landing Park.  The Village is awaiting an insurance determination prior to commencing repair work.

c.       Email from Fire Council Secretary John Munson regarding membership changes in the Croton Fire Department.  Secretary Munson informs the Village Board of changes in the membership as required.

d.      Email from Amy Yarmosky regarding parking on Wayne Street.  Ms. Yarmosky writes to request and remind the Board that they had considered requesting a Home Rule Law by the NYS Legislature to restrict parking on Wayne Street.


Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an intermunicipal agreement with the County of Westchester to replace the retaining wall on Grand Street using funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.   The Village will receive $59,076 for the replacement costs of the wall on Grand Street.

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the supplemental consultant agreement with Bergmann Associates for design engineering services for the restoration of the Van Cortlandt Manor entrance project.   The Village is the sponsor agency for Van Cortlandt Manor (non-profit) entrance project and, as such, approves all expenditures for this project.  There are no costs incurred by the Village but expenditures must be approved.

Consider declaring the Village Board as Lead Agency under SEQRA for the Telecommunications special permit requested by DISH Wireless for the monopole located at 26 Veterans Plaza and referring the application to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for a recommendation of consistency with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).   This will begin the SEQRA process for the DISH application for location on the Village’s monopole at the rail station.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget in the amount of $50,853.84 for monies that have been received for reimbursements of police services.   This reflects reimbursements for services provided by Croton Police to Historic Hudson Valley, Temple Israel, Croton Harmon School District, and Con Edison.

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the amount of $5,278.93 to upgrade the Village’s emergency alert and notification services., The Village is seeking to upgrade its emergency alert and notification services to reach a higher proportion of the community during critical events;

Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget in the amount of $15,000 for the purpose of celebrating the Village’s 125th anniversary through art, music performances, exhibitions, and community celebrations throughout the year.   Funding for this celebration was not included in the 2022/2023 budget.  This budget amendment covers activities and events for the period through May 31, 2023 as proposed to date.