Ann Gallelli: Eye on the Hudson

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As many of you are aware, the Hudson River is threatened by two separate actions being undertaken by federal agencies – the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers.
In 2017, the Coast Guard entertained a change in regulations that would permit up to 49 additional barge anchorages in the area between the GW Bridge and Kingston. In response to a huge outcry, and receiving 10,000+ comments, they formed a committee, Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA), to consider the responses.
The committee held 2 workshops in different geographic areas and was made of up of professionals in the maritime industry, local representatives of municipalities along the Hudson River, fishermen, recreational boaters, and environmental experts such a Riverkeeper. I was one of the invited attendees.
The result is the formation of another committee, the Hudson River Safety, Navigation & Operations Committee (HRSNOC). This committee will have its first meeting on October 2 to address the previously identified facets of recreational and commercial safety on the river. I expect to attend this meeting and hope to raise issues of scenic, environmental and economic relevance to communities like Croton who have large investments in their riverfront.
More recently, The Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has completed a draft of alternative approaches to protecting the coastline from storm surges. It is called the NY-NJ Storm Surge Protection Program and is in response to Hurricane Sandy damage in 2012. The approaches range from actual barriers closing off NY harbor and flow to the Hudson River to storm-hardening vulnerable coastal areas.
While storm surges are definitely something to be addressed there are reasons to be very careful about the approach selected. Riverkeeper warns of barriers threatening the actual life of the river as far north as Troy in so far as changing currents and flows affect its ecology, habitats, breeding areas, etc. Other approaches suggested may have effects on one or more coastal communities. Each needs to be studied carefully. ACOE proposes only to further study the few it considers “most viable”. Further the ACOE proposals would not be required to be measured against the federal Coastal Zone Management standards.
This effectively cuts off inputs from Villages like Croton that specifically adopted a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program so we could have such input. In fact, it is our LWRP that gave us standing in the previously mentioned Anchorage discussion and was a decisive factor in defeating the Millennium Pipeline of prior years.
On the ACOE proposal, the Village has adopted a resolution supporting a complete and thorough study of all the options as well as including the Coastal Zone Management standards for review purposes. The comment period has been extended to Nov. 5. It is unclear what will come next but the Village has a clear interest in participating in this review and we will be staying abreast of the developments ahead.
Ann Gallelli

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Brian Pugh: Path Forward On The Reusable Bag Initiative

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Following the submission of a petition with over 1,000 signatures in support of a “Reusable Bag Initiative”, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton began considering the adoption of a new local law governing single-use shopping bags. Because of the potential impact on residents, businesses and our environment, and the attendant legal consequences, the Board must move deliberately.
To date, the bag issue has been addressed at Regular Board of Trustees Meetings on May 9th, July 23rd, September 4rd and Work Sessions on June 11th, August 13th, and September 12th.
The community group that petitioned the Board has proposed that the Village adopt a local law modeled on the one enacted in the Town of New Castle. The New Castle law bans single-use plastic bags in all stores and requires that certain stores (e.g. supermarkets and pharmacies) collect a fee on paper bags. The petitioners cite an array of jurisdictions that have banned plastic bags and report by the U.N. calling on governments to consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of plastic-related pollution.
The Food Industry Alliance, a trade group representing supermarkets, has made its position very clear. FIA strongly opposes a ban on single-use plastic bags and instead proffers a fee on both plastic and paper bags. FIA cites the Town of Bedford and Suffolk County as examples of communities that have followed this approach.
The discussion regarding different policy proposals to shift away from single-use plastic bags has environmental consequences. There is also the potential of fiscal repercussions for property taxpayers.
The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson was sued by the Food Industry Alliance in October 2014 over the plastic bag ban that they had adopted in June of that year. The FIA argued the matter required full review under New York’s State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act because they claim that an increase in the use of paper bags could have a greater negative impact on the environment.
Hastings spent close to $50,000 on the litigation before it was dismissed for procedural reasons (the FIA member store in Hastings, an A&P, went out of business following the unrelated bankruptcy of the A&P chain). If our Village were to prevail in a potential lawsuit, it’s possible a plaintiff would appeal, which could easily cost another $50,000, for total legal fees of $100,00 or more. For perspective, the 2017 tax cap was approximately $162,000.
As part of the legislative process, the Village will complete a review of the proposed local law under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The first step is the preparation of a draft Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) by the Village Attorney, which will take several weeks.
In the meantime, I ask that members of the public with information they think is relevant to this discussion to forward it to me at bpugh@crotononhudson-ny.gov with “Plastic Bags” in the subject line.
Sincerely,
Brian Pugh

Sherry Horowitz: Remembering Georgianna Grant

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Letter to the Editor
Last week, Michael Grant submitted a Letter to the Editor of the Gazette about his Mother, Georgianna Grant. I want to thank him for that.
What a wonderful gift, Michael, to share your Mother’s reflections on a long life well lived and thoroughly appreciated! The profound acceptance of her own joys and sorrows is a testament to our common humanity. If we eventually arrive at that level of wisdom and compassion, which, curiously, are one and the same thing, then the accumulation of years is indeed a blessing!
Georgianna was the first person I met in Croton; she sold me my first home on Sunset Drive. Over the many years since then, and the continuously evolving incarnations of our lives, I never lost my love and respect for her.
Thanks again, Michael for enriching our lives by sharing hers.
Sincerely, Sherry Horowitz

Andy Simmons: I want to be your Village Trustee

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After having grown up and lived in “the City”, my wife and I decided to move out when our rent-stabilized one-bedroom apartment grew smaller and smaller as our one-year-old daughter grew bigger and bigger. We began our search for a new home by looking at Hastings. Then Pelham. Then Irvington, Riverdale … we saw it all. Nothing felt right for us until we visited Croton. We were awed by the village’s natural beauty, charmed by the diversity of homes, and touched by the people we met.

Over the ensuing years, we learned what it was like to come to terms with a mortgage, car payments, daycare, and the money pit we called “Home”; we watched as our daughter went from toddler to young woman attending Croton Harmon High as an 11th grader; and we were embraced by the community. For the last 14 years, Croton has been my home and refuge. It’s time for me to give back. That’s why I’m proud to run for trustee as a Democrat.

Be it Croton Landing or the vast trails system, much of what I love about Croton was initiated by the Croton Democrats. I share their progressive attitudes toward the environment and housing, and appreciate that they’ve kept my taxes low because, well, I’m cheap.

For these reasons and more (which I will get into in future letters), I am excited to run for office. Thank you for your time.  

Andy Simmons

Croton-on-Hudson

 

Chairman Richard Masur: Remembering Trustee Georgianna Grant

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When my wife, Eileen Henry, and I moved to Croton on Hudson fourteen years ago, one of the people we were lucky enough to meet was Georgianna Grant.  She had already retired from her service on the Village Board of Trustees, but continued to be, as she had been for decades, deeply interested in and involved with the life of this community.  She welcomed us and invited us to join with her and the other wonderful women and men of the Croton Democrats who have devoted themselves to the welfare of our village and the wellbeing of its residents.  Eileen and I have been honored to have known her and will continue to strive to follow her example. On behalf of the Croton Dems, I want to offer our sincere condolences to the entire Grant clan. We are all diminished by her passing.

 

Richard Masur

Chair, Croton Democratic Committee

 

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 418

Dear neighbor, Here is the 418th 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 12, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised

 

NOTE:  This meeting is on a Wednesday.

  1. Meet with representatives from the Fire Department to discuss financial oversight procedures that have been put in place.   Over the past several months, the Fire Council  has implemented several new procedures  with regard to their finances.  These will be discussed with the Board.

  1. Meet with members of the Advisory Board for the Visual Environment to discuss code enforcement and beautification efforts in the Village.  The VEB will discuss with the Board signage standards and their enforcement throughout the village.  This includes signs on businesses.  They would like to develop a strategy for  improving the signage and enforcing the regulations.

 

  • Discussion of reusable bag initiative.    The Board will continue its discussion of the proposed Reuseable Bag Initiative including necessary procedural steps if the Board moves ahead with the initiative.

 

 

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 417

Dear neighbor, Here is the 417th 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 4, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

 

8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)

 

 

 

PRESENTATION/OTHER: 

Jay Peltz, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations from the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, Inc., Lori Hodgkinson, ShopRite Store Manager for Croton-on-Hudson, and Tom Urtz, Vice President of Operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., address the Board on the proposed plastic bag ban.

PUBLIC HEARING: 

 

  •  Public Hearing on renewing the special use permit issued to T-Mobile Northeast LLC, f/k/a/ Omnipoint Communications Incorporated, for the colocation of a personal wireless facility at 1 Van Wyck Street.   The wireless facility has been located at the Municipal building since 2012.  This  is to consider a renewal of the permit.

 

  1. Public Hearing on renewing the special use permit for 365 South Riverside Avenue.   The location is a Motor Vehicle Service Station.

CORRESPONDENCE:

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal from LynStaar Engineering to conduct an emergency power study at Well #4 in the amount of $3,750.00.  In order to ensure reliable emergency back-up power supply for one of the three wells that supply water in the Village, it is being recommended that a study of various options be conducted before selecting a solution.
b.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with the New York State Dept.

Of Transportation to amend the 2016-2017 Snow and Ice Agreement.  The total amount owed to

Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a rider to the cooperation agreement with Westchester County for the purposes of applying for future Community Development Block Grant funds.The Village for its snow removal services for this time-frame has been increased by $6,062.09.

c.       Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a rider to the cooperation agreement with

Westchester County for the purposes of applying for future Community Development Block Grant

 funds.  While the Village already participates in the CBDG program, this rider would allow it to

     potentially  receive money from the Emergency Solutions grant fund.  
 
d.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept the Drug Free Communities Support Program grant received from the Federal Government Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the amount of $125,000.   This money funds the Coalition Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse program in the Village.  The Village manages the federal money received.  This is the tenth year of the grant.  

e.       Acknowledge receipt of special permit application from Hudson National Golf Course and consider

declaring the Board of Trustees to be lead agency under SEQRA and refer such application to

the Planning Board for review.   Hudson National is proposing to relocate their caddy building on their

which requires site plan review.

 

f.        Consider scheduling a public hearing for October 1, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse

Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of renewing the special use permit for

 the telecommunications tower at 26 Veterans Plaza.    The existing permit is expiring and

must be renewed.  It is currently being used by T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T.

 

g.       Consider scheduling a public hearing for October 1, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse

Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of adopting Local Law Introductory No. 8 to

amend Chapter 123 of the Village Code, Firearms.  This proposed amendment to the Village’s

Firearms code, would eliminate the offering of firearms training in the Village outside of Police

Dept. training.

 

 

   
h.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make interfund transfers in the 2017-18 General Fund,

Water Fund and Sewer Fund budgets in the amounts of $25,508.00, $20,716.00 and $20,272.00,

respectively, based on the year-end audit completed.  This is housekeeping for last year’s Fiscal Year.

 

i.        Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in

 the amount of $2,100.00 for the purpose of covering equipment purchases for the Fire Department. 

This is for the cost of rescue equipment that was part of the Fire Dept. Budget approved for FY 2018/2019.

 

j.        Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2017-18 General Fund Budget in the amount

of $243,281.00 to cover the cost of retirement payouts made to four employees.  This money

would be transferred from the Restricted fund Balance account to be used for employee benefits and

retirement.

 

k.      Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to issue a tax refund to the property owner of 161 Maple

Street as a result of a tax grievance filed and settled in the State Supreme Court.   The amount to

be refunded is $1,241.63.

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 416

Dear neighbor, Here is the 416th 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 –   August 27, 2018

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised

 

 

 

 

  • Discussion with John Nikic, owner of 425 South Riverside Avenue, on proposed apartment building development.    Mr. Nikic is proposing a  42-unit apartment building at the location of the current ET Equipment/Straddles across from ShopRite.  He is asking the Board to consider some zoning changes that would be needed for this to happen.  Mr. Nikic points to the need for this type of housing in the Village (for seniors, young adults, singles, etc.).

 

 

 

  • Discussion on moving forward with proposed local law on affordable housing.  The Board will continue a multi-year discussion regarding an Affordable Housing Law.  The Village conducted a facilitated discussion on housing needs in Croton in June of this year.  The comments and input were intended to inform the discussion on a possible law.  A proposed  law that is under consideration would call for 1 affordable unit if 10-14 new units are constructed, 2 affordable units if 15-24 new units constructed, etc.

 

 

  1. Discussion about proposed local law regulating solar installations within the Village.  The draft law provides updates that would pertain to ground-mounted solar installations as an accessory structure.  The draft law follows the guidelines of the NYS Model law for solar installations.

 

  1. Discussion regarding current village ordinance on signage and possible changes.   A proposed amendment would prohibit signs in the Village’s right-of-way and provide that temporary signs on private property include a date indicating when the sign was first placed.

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 415

Dear neighbor, Here is the 415th 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 –  August 20, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

 

8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)

 

 

 

PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Jay Peltz, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations from the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, Inc., Lori Hodgkinson, ShopRite Store Manager for Croton-on-Hudson, and Sarada Bernstein, Manager of Community Affairs & Public Relations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., address the Board on the proposed plastic bag ban.  

Appointments to Boards & Commissions.    The Mayor will announce any new appointments.

PUBLIC HEARING:  Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 7 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code, Parks & Recreation Areas, to prohibit smoking or vaping in village parks. The proposed law would prohibit smoking or burning of tobacco or tobacco substitute and carrying burning tobacco or tobacco substitute in the form of a cigarette, cigar, or any other smoke-producing product or device, including pipes, or the use of electronic cigarettes or other similar products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization, or the disposal of tobacco products, lit or unlit, including cigarette or cigar butts, except in containers designated for that purpose.

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

  • Email from Assistant Chief John Munson regarding membership changes in the Fire Department.    The Board is advised that two new members have been added to the Department – Kim Russel-Goldstein and Senator Bjorge.
  • Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, requesting an extension of a building permit for 3 Mt. Airy Road.    Mr. O’Connor requests that the Building Permit be extended another 6 months to February 22, 2019.

 

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1.  Consider adoption of a resolution in support of the Global Climate Action Summit and associated Croton Rise for Climate March being held onSeptember 8, 2018.  The Board will consider supporting a local march on that date in support of Climate action world-wide.  The march will begin at 10am at the Croton Library and proceed through the Upper Village to the Municipal Building and then to Vassallo Park.
  2. Consider adoption of a resolution opposing the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers proposed plans for Coastal Storm Risk Management.    A proposal from the ACOE suggests 6 possible alternatives to address storm surges along the coastline of New York Harbor.  This are includes the Hudson River up to Troy.  Riverkeeper has provided information on the inadequacies of several of the proposed alternatives.  The resolution calls for a full analysis of all the proposals rather than just the one or two already tentatively selected by the ACOE.  Additionally, the ACOE proposal does not include Coastal Zone Management Policies as among those to be included in any study.  This effectively precludes municipalities with Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs (LWRP) such as Croton from commenting officially on any of the proposals.    This resolution calls for those policies to be included in any review.
  3. Consider scheduling a public hearing for September 4, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of renewing the special use permit issued to T-Mobile Northeast LLC, f/k/a, Omnipoint Communications, Inc. for the collocation of a personal wireless facility at 1 Van Wyck Street.   T-Mobile is seeking a renewal its current special use permit.
  4. Consider scheduling a public hearing for September 4, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purposes of renewing the special use permit for 365 South Riverside Avenue.      This is for the Motor Vehicle Service Station at that location.
  5. Consider a resolution declaring the Village as lead agency for SEQRA Review of the Senasqua Park Walkway project and authorizing the Village Manager to submit the application package to the appropriate authorities.   The design work and regulatory application paper work has been completed for this project.  The resolution permits the administration to move forward with the application to receive the needed permits.
  6. Consider adoption of a resolution to acknowledge the completion of the required Village Justice Court audit and authorize the Village Clerk to forward a copy of the report and resolution to the NYS Office of Court Administration. This is a required annual confirmation that the audit of the court documents has been completed.
  7. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to execute a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Grant Agreement with the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and any and all other contracts, documents and instruments necessary to bring about the Project and to fulfill the Village’s obligations under the Grant Agreement.    This would authorize the Village to take the necessary steps to receive the $271,650. Award from the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement project for its corrosion control project which was mandated by the County Board of Health.  The total cost of the project was $388,500.
  8. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $1,485.48 to account for insurance recovery funds received. This an insurance recovery for damages that occurred in the area of the Veterans Memorial.
  9. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2018-19 General Fund Budget in the amount of $10,691.82 to account for reimbursement received for staff overtime.  This reimbursement is from the Clearwater Festival for Village personnel overtime costs.
j.     Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the General Fund in the amount of $8,506.00 for the purpose of covering expenses related to the Fire Department Inspection and equipment purchases.   This amount would cover the costs of the upcoming Inspection in September and for 6 new pagers.    Money for these expenses was anticipated in the adopted budget but is being held in the Contingency account for allocation as needed.

Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 413

Dear neighbor, Here is the 413th 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 –  August 6, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

8:00 pm

(Open to Public  – Televised)

PRESENTATION/OTHER:  Appointments to Boards and Commissions. The Mayor will announce new appointments.

PUBLIC HEARING: Public Hearing to consider Local Law Introductory No. 6 to amend Chapter 172 of the Village code, Peddling & Soliciting.   This law was previously amended in2015 to remove sections on non-commercial soliciting. This amendment includes specifics about licensing requirements for commercial solicitation.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Letter from Joel Gingold regarding cell phone service in the Village.  Mr.Gingold notes poor cell reception in certain areas of the Village and inquires as to what is being done to improve it.
  2. Letter from Jud Ramaker, Race Director, regarding the 38th Annual Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger.  The race is scheduled for Sunday, October 21.  Starting times have been moved earlier.  Mr. Ramaker is requesting Village help from the Police, DPW, Fire and EMS departments.  This has been provided in the past.
  3. Memo from Jim Gile, IT Consultant, on Village’s cybersecurity protocols.  Mr. Gile outlines the Villages approach to this as falling into three general areas: prevention, disaster recovery\ continuity, and Ongoing training and Strategy.  He provides details of what each encompasses.
  4. Memo from Daniel O’Connor, Village Engineer, regarding special use permit renewal for 365 South  Riverside Avenue  Mr. O’Connor notes that several of the conditions from the previous special permit have now been completed but a few remain outstanding. This permit has expired and the Planning Board was unwilling to recommend renewal with these conditions still uncompleted.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to amend the 2019-2019 General Fund Budget with respect to funds received for the planned multi-cultural festival.  This reflects $500 received from The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce in support of this event.  The event will be held on September 29.
  2. Consider adopting a resolution in support of the creation of a school speed zone on Route 129/Maple Street in the area of the school crosswalk.  Although this is a State road, the law allows for speed limits to be created in the vicinity of a school if there are walkers or bikers.  The proposed limit would be 20 mph from 7 am to 6 pm on school days.
  3. Consider the adoption of the municipal benchmarking policy and procedures.  The Village would use Building Energy Benchmarking to better understand the performance of municipal buildings to enable smarter decision-making regarding operational and investment decisions and identify opportunities to cut costs and reduce pollution. Summaries of the information gathered would be made available to the public in an annual report.  This is currently being used in the Town of Bedford.
  4. Consider scheduling a public hearing for August 20, 2018 at 8 PM in the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building Meeting Room for the purpose of adopting Local Law Introductory No. 7 to amend Chapter 168 of the Village Code, Parks & Recreation Areas, to prohibit smoking or vaping in Village parks.  This would apply to all tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes or other similar products.
  5. Consider authorizing the Village Treasurer to make an interfund transfer in the general Fund in the amount of $7,900.98 for the purpose of covering expenses related to the Fire Department Fair, related fire prevention supplies and various training exercises.   This authorizes expenses for the Fire Fair.  Parts of the Fire Department expenditures are being authorized on an as needed basiswith money set aside in the contingency fund.
  6. Consider authorizing the Village Manager to sign an agreement with Mancon, LLC in the amount of $5,000.00 for the purposes of inspecting and repairing the perimeter of the new DPW garage for leaks.  Some water leaks have been found from exterior walls.  This proposal will ensure that all are detected and remediated in the ongoing renovation of the building.