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Ajna Pop-up Shop! Coming May 7th-11th

April 18, 2014

Come and visit in time for Mother’s Day

Pop-Up Shop at the Ajna Center for Wellness and Community. Wed May 7th-11th. Ceramics, body lotions, beeswax and soy candles, salves, herbal remedies, natural household products (laundry soap and deodorants), cut silhouettes, yoga clothing and gear!

Join us 11am-7pm Wed-Sat and Sun 11am-3pm
18 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson

Budget and Village Board Meeting – April 21, 2014

April 18, 2014
Board of TrusteesApril 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM
1 Van Wyck Street

1. CALL TO ORDER:
Present/Absent Mayor Wiegman Trustee Davis
Trustee Gallelli Trustee Levitt
Trustee Slippen Attorneys Staudt/Feldman
Manager Zambrano Treasurer Bullock


Pledge of Allegiance
2. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:
Vouchers 2013-2014
General Fund
Water Fund
Sewer Fund
Capital Acct.
Trust & Agency

Warrant

3. PRESENTATIONS:
NAMI’s County Wide Ribbon Campaign
4. PUBLIC HEARING:
a.
Village Board to consider Local Law Introductory No. 1 of 2014 authorizing the use of the Best Value Procurement Standard.
5. CORRESPONDENCE:
a. Janet T. Langsam, CEO, ArtsWestchester; re: Music in the Air
b. Greg Ball, Senator, New York State Senate; re: Drug Crisis Roundtable
c. David Chan, NYS, Department of Transportation; re: High Speed Rail Empire Corridor Program
d. Douglas Elfner, Director, Office of Consumer Policy; re: Informational Forum and Public Statement Hearing regarding an application of West Point Partners, LLC for a certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public need to construct and operate a 345 Kilovolt transmission line known as the West Point Project.
e. Dan Ahouse, Area Director, Government affairs, Cablevision; re: select video service rates
6. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION-AGENDA ITEMS:
7. PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:
a. Authorizing the Village Manager to award the contract for EMT services to the Mid Hudson Ambulance District for a period of one (1) year and possible extension for three (3) additional one (1) year terms.
b. Village Board of Trustees hereby schedules a Public Hearing to consider the special permit application to operate a convenience store located at 205 S. Riverside Avenue.
c. Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the Sewer Connection Agreement with D.D.R Construction, Inc. to connect the property located at 1210 Albany Post Road to the Village’s sanitary sewer system.
d. Village Board of Trustees authorizes the hiring of Tom Quartuccio, P.E. to survey the property located at 170 Grand Street at the hourly rate of $200.00
8. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION-NON AGENDA ITEMS:
9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Regular Meeting, April 7, 2014

Quasi Judicial-April 9, 2014

10. REPORTS:

WatchCroton is abdicating responsibility for the apparent listing of last year’s budget meeting attendees.

Village Board Agenda
April 21, 2014
Budget Adoption 7:30 pm
1. Call to Order:
2.
Present/Absent Mayor Wiegman Trustee Murtaugh
Trustee Elect Gallelli Trustee Elect Davis
Trustee Raskob Attorneys Staudt/Feldman
Manager Zambrano Treasurer Bullock


Pledge of Allegiance
3. Village Board to consider adoption of the budget for fiscal year commencing June 1, 2014 and ending May 31, 2015.
4. To add the past due receivables to the tax bills for the fiscal year June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.
5. To authorize the Mayor to sign the Tax Warrant for the collection of taxes for the period commencing June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.
6. To set all Village fees for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

Congratulations to Christine Turturro!

April 18, 2014

Christine will be performing in the title role of Mary Poppins at Stepinac High School! Want tickets?

Carleen Julian Throws Hat In Ring for Croton BOE

April 18, 2014

CCS. C-DOS. DASA. APPR.IEP. SLO. LOCAL 20. CSE. Education as we know it is no longer reading, writing and ‘rithmetic as we all grew up so simply with the 3 R’s. Today, education is an alphabet soup and I am proud to announce that I want to help everyone understand not only what the acronyms stand for, but how we can work together to best meet the needs of every child in our school community.

I am Carleen Julian and I am excited to be running for the Croton-Harmon Board of Education this May. I have lived in Croton for 17 years with my husband, Gerard, and our two children, Alex, grade 8 and Abbie, grade 6. I have spent 18 years at Irvington High School working in the special education department, first as a special education teacher. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in School District Leadership Administration. I served in an administrative role as the K-12 Special Education Chairperson after obtaining my School District Administrator certification; however, when my children were young, I decided to return to the classroom as I very much missed my day to day contacts with students, as well as knew my own family’s growth was very important to me being present. I was recognized as one of three ‘Distinguished Educators of the Year’ in 2010 by my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. Last spring, I was honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker at the SUNY Geneseo School of Education graduation convocation. I have written several grants and have been awarded funds to provide an after school academic program to struggling students and a set of laptops for my students so they can participate in whole class instructional lessons while being exposed to and utilizing today’s technology. I am a firm believer that all children can learn; my mentor of 18 years, my former principal in Irvington, taught me my most important daily lesson that I serve my students with today: “Never give up on a kid.” As a school board member candidate, I offer you that same message: together, we can never give up on any of our children in our schools.

As a teacher, each day I have lived the ever changing face of education, throughout the last few years especially. Each day is a new challenge; these challenges must be accepted by our teachers, supported by our district leaders and embraced by our community so we can all unite for our children.  I agree with so much that our educational system in New York State and nationally has to offer: the Common Core Standards, the Dignity for all Students Act anti-bullying law, the new Career Development and Occupational Services diploma for those students with disabilities to earn a diploma while developing career skills. I believe in our new initiatives, but know it is up to our leadership to ensure every child is a well-rounded young adult when he or she leaves the Croton-Harmon school district. Academically, I know I have the background knowledge and experience as a teacher to help guide the implementation of the new standards to make certain all students’ needs are met: those who excel should be given an opportunity to do so each day in every academic setting in which they participate. Those who have learning needs should have every support available to ensure authentic learning and understanding; all students should have the ability to not learn in a rote robotic way for feedback on a state standardized test, but should be able to creatively be engaged in authentic, collaborative experiences that are exciting and meaningful.  We have many changes we are facing daily in education; our teachers are faced with challenges beyond their control, but their passion and dedication to our children make me a firm believer in our district. The DASA laws that protect our children from malicious acts of bullying will allow us to continue to teach our children about tolerance. I believe I will be an asset to our community because with me I bring a teacher’s lens, a mother’s passion and a community member’s desire to provide only the very best we can to our children while being fiscally responsible, educationally transparent and united under the same belief: we must work together for the whole child, for every child. My firsthand experiences in education would allow me to begin the journey of supporting our board of education through advocacy, knowledge of the ever changing demands placed on our district by the state and a genuine desire to be a part of the important role of serving our community with integrity. I ask that you please support me with your vote on May 20th to fill one of the vacancies on the Croton-Harmon Board of Education. In return, I pledge to work together with you to provide the best to our children in the classroom, in their extracurricular endeavors and in our community. Please visit my Facebook page at Carleen Julian for Croton Harmon Board of Education or ask me questions via email at carleenjulian@icloud.com

 

Respectfully submitted with gratitude,

Carleen Julian

We Couldn’t Resist…

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Hilltop Nursery GRAND OPENING this Saturday 4.19! FREE Food, Live Music, Easter Egg Hunt & Discounts!

April 18, 2014
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Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust Site Up and Running

April 18, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry, a current resident of Croton’s Bethel Cemetery, is celebrated at the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust.  Check it out!

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