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Decoding Village Agendas – June 21, 2022
Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees
In the Georgianna Grant room
Stanley Kellerhouse Municipal Building
Note: This meeting is on TUESDAY
a. Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 8 of 2022 to amend various Chapters of the Village Code to update provisions related to fees. This amends the Village Code to require that the amount of certain license fees and permit extension fees be set by resolution of the Village Board.
b. Public Hearing on Local Law Introductory No. 9 of 2022 to amend Chapter 204, Taxation, of the Village Code to institute the volunteer firefighter and EMS tax exemption – Not being held. The proposal was determined to be in conflict with NYS code regarding County population.
a. Letters from NYS Department of State and Westchester County Dept. of Planning requesting LWRP Consistency Review for the Grant Street Retaining Wall project. The Village has received CBDG funding for the Grand Street wall replacement project. The County is notifying the State and Village that a Consistency Review with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program needs to be completed.
b. Letter from Croton Fire Council President John Munson noting Membership Changes in the Croton Fire Department. Chief Munson is noticing the Village on changes in the current membership of the Fire Department as is required.
a. Consider scheduling a public hearing on the special permit renewal application from T-Mobile for the wireless facility at 1 Van Wyck Street for Tuesday, July 5, at 7 PM at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building. The original special permit dates from 2007. It has since been renewed twice. Renewal requires a public hearing be held.
b. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to reallocate the alarm permit revenue in the 2022-2023 General Fund Budget. This simply changes the department in which the alarm permit monies are processed and allocated in the budget.
c. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to close certain capital accounts associated with various projects. These projects are deemed completed and the capital accounts for them will be closed.
d. Consider adopting the Street Vendor License Policy as previously amended. As last amended, this policy allowed for more licenses per location and an earlier start time for each vendor with a sunset date of June 2022. This resolution would re-adopt it as previously amended.
e. Consider authorizing the issuance of $30,000 in bonds to cover the cost of purchasing a License Plate Reader system for the Police Department. The purchase of the License Plate Reader was considered by the Board after the Police Department budget proceedings had concluded.
f. Consider adopting the Social Media and Email Blast Policy as amended. The only substantial change to the policy is to allow the publicization of Village-sponsored events within the weekly Croton Community Calendar.
g. Consider scheduling a public hearing on the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 10 of 2022 to amend Chapter 135, Garbage, Rubbish and Littering, of the Village Code to detail the billing and appeals processes for excess garbage and rubbish for Tuesday, July 5, at 7 PM at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building. This sets a public hearing date for the proposed code amendment as described.
h. 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. 7 of 2022 as drafted for such purposes. This pertains to the adoption of the NYStretch Energy Code. The Board previously reviewed the EAF and performed a Consistency Review with the Village’s LWRP at its last meeting. Having found both to be acceptable, this resolution formalizes that determination.
i. Consider the adoption of Local Law Introductory No. 7 of 2022 to amend Chapter 86, Building Construction, of the Village Code to adopt the NYStretch Energy Code. If adopted, the NYS Stretch Energy building code would become part of the Village’s code.
j. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make FY22 Year End Budget Transfers in the General Fund, Water Fund and Sewer Fund. This is budget housekeeping in advance of the upcoming on-site audit.
k. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a revised Memorandum of Understanding with Sustainable Westchester to participate in the upcoming ESA with Westchester Power. Due to the volatility of the current energy market, Sustainable Westchester has been unable to come to terms on a successor agreement at this time. Sustainable Westchester has provided the Village with an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reflecting a pause in the program and anticipated restart date of November 1, 2022,
l. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute the amended memorandum of understanding with Historic Hudson Valley in relation to the Van Cortlandt Manor Entrance Project and approving the form of contract as presented for such project. In its role as Municipal Sponsor of this project since 2009, (the Village is the pass through for the federal money) the Village is approving the proposed contract for the entrance project.