Dear Members of the Croton-Harmon School Community:
On the way to school this morning, one of our middle school students reported that a gray SUV pulled up along side him. The student was walking between Olcott and Darby Avenue. The driver was a white male who pulled down a ski mask over his face. The student ran away and reported the incident to a police officer who was nearby on Park Avenue and Cleveland Drive. The police are investigating the matter.
Please take this time to review safety rules with your children including never approaching a strange vehicle. Should your child report a suspicious incident to you, please contact the Croton Police Department at 271-5177.
Dr. Edward R. Fuhrman, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
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Regular Meeting of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
Other: Consideration of Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies in determining consistency with regard to Introductory Local Law 3 of 2014, PRE and RA-60 rezoning.
The Board will review the 44 LWRP policies to determine if the proposed local law is consistent with them. The Board must make its own findings pursuant to the Local Revitalization program.
- Community Blood Program; re: Blood Drive December 7, 2014. The Board is notified and being asked to help publicize the next Community Blood Drive.
- Greg Ball, Senator, NYS 40th District, re: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction. Senator Ball is notifying the Village that local resident Patrick Calcutti will be inducted into the 40th Senate District’s 4th annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Calcutti is the past commander of the Croton Veterans Central Committee.
- Croton Friends of History; re: The McAndrews Estate – From Empire to Ruin. The Friends of History is presenting a program on this estate which was located in what is now Cortlandt’s Oscawana Park. The program will be at the Croton Free Library on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm.
- New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; re: Public comment and Webinar on Draft NYMTC Transportation Conformity Determination. The NYMTC notifies the Village that the comment period for its 2014-2018 Trabnsportation Improvement Program and its 2014-2020 Regional Transportation Plan is open through November 13. A webinar on the proposals is also being held. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Edward A. Davidson, Attorney at Law; re: 1300 Albany Post Road. Mr. Davidson represents the estate of Laurel Gouveia. He announces that Frank Hendricks has been appointed as Executor by the Surrogates Court, He advises that the Village made a gift of her home and property at 1300 Albany Post Road and a monetary bequest of $1,000,000 for the care and upkeep of the property. He asks that the Village notify him as soon as possible of its acceptance of the gift. The Village will have to perform a review process before they can respond to this notification.
- PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:
- Authorizing the Village Manager to execute the contract with Student Assistance Services Corporation for an amount not to exceed $16,016.00 for the continuation of a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the Drug Free Community Support Program. Student Assistance Services performs services for the Community Coalition which received the grant. This contract allows them to continue their services for another year.
- Board of Trustees rescinds the October 6, 2014 resolution for upgrades to the Duck Pond Park in the amount of $52,000 and authorizes the upgrades to the Duck Pond Park in the amount of $78,300 and authorizes the Village Manager to include the costs of the upgrade in this year’s bond acquisitions. A mistake was made in the amount approved in the Oct. 6, 2014 resolution and this resolution rectifies that with the correct amount of money for the work.
- To amend the 2013-2014 Master Fee Schedule for Village Board Special Permits and Renewals. Renewals of special permits often require less staff work that the original permits. This reduces the renewal fees varying based on the square footage of the site.
- Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the lease agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation, for State-owned property located at the Village Commuter Parking Lot A and authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer $1,854 from Contingency Account A1990.4000 to Parking Account #A5650.4000 to cover the monthly increase. The State raised the lease amount for this space in Lot A by the amount of $1,854. This now needs to be authorized as it was not in the 2014/2015 approved budget.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of (i) the acquisition of computers and upgraded software ($25,000), (ii) the acquisition of two police vehicles ($61,200), (iii) upgraded live scan fingerprint equipment ($18,360), (iv) replacement of a senior bus ($56,100), and (v) acquisition of a recreational vehicle ($25,500), and related preliminary and incidental costs, in and for the Village, at a total cost not to exceed $188,660, in accordance with the Local Finance Law. These capital expenditures were approved as part of the Capital Budget for this fiscal year. This bond resolution is to authorize this expenditure for 5-year bonds. Typically, bond costs are aggregated and approved as a single package in order to reduce the overall bonding cost to the Village.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of (i) the replacement and acquisition of a cascade system responsible for refilling all SCBA bottles ($12,240), (ii) the installation of a central air-conditioner for Washington Engine Firehouse ($25,500), (iii) the installation of a generator for Washington Engine Firehouse ($45,645), (iv) the acquisition of a pre-fabricated modular building to replace a parking lot trailer ($61,200), (v) the replacement of Cobra head parking lot lights with LED lights ($25,500), and (vi) the acquisition of a shed for equipment at the Municipal Building ($20,400), and other preliminary and incidental costs, in and for the Village, at a total cost not to exceed $190,485, in accordance with the Local Finance Law. As in the previous resolution, these expenditures are part of this year’s Capital Budget. The items in this resolution will be part of a 10-year bond.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of (i) the repair of various roads ($102,000), (ii) the replacement and improvement of sidewalks and curbs ($102,000), (iii) the replacement of existing Cobra street head lamps with LED lights ($51,000), (iv) the rehabilitation of Half Moon Bay Bridge ($510,000), (v) the acquisition of a 4×4 pickup truck ($37,740), (vi) the acquisition of a sanitation truck ($187,680), (vii) the acquisition of a mechanic/service truck ($76,500), (viii) the replacement of a rotted dump body truck ($10,200), (ix) the acquisition of a tire machine, tire balancer and shop air compressor ($14,280), (x) the acquisition of uniform equipment upgrades ($74,715), and (xi) the replacement of playground equipment, chain link fence, and railroad tie wall ($79,866), and other preliminary and incidental costs, in and for the Village, at a total cost not to exceed $1,245, 981, in accordance with the Local Finance Law. These items will all be aggregated into a 15-year bond.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of (i) the upgrading of the Washington engine firehouse building (6,936), (ii) the upgrading of the Grand Street Firehouse building ($46,614), (iii) the replacement of windows at the Harmon Firehouse building ($51,000), (iv) the upgrading of the Harmon Firehouse building ($22,236), (v)the repairing of the roof at the Water Department office ($20,400), and (vi) the repairing of the Grand Street Firehouse apron ($178,500), and other preliminary and incidental costs, in and for the Village, at a total cost not to exceed $325,686, in accordance with the Local finance Law. These expenses will be part of a 25-year bond.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of the replacement of the existing sewage pumps and incidental costs related thereto, at a total estimated cost not to exceed $153,000, all in accordance with Local Finance Law. These costs will be part of a 30-year bond.
- Village Board to authorize the financing of the costs of (i) the improvement of the water source and well field ($102,000) and (ii) the replacement and extension of the water main ($2,040,000), and other preliminary and incidental costs, in and for the Village, at a total cost not to exceed $2,142,000), all in accordance with the Local Finance Law. The costs associated with this resolution are included in a 40-year bond. It will be paid for through the Water Fund.