To the Editor:
The irony is painful. Only hours after the Croton “United” Village Board majority was unwilling to support an explicit condemnation of Islamophobia (see the replay of the November 28 work session starting at the 19 minute mark http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=crotononhudson&eID=600) in response to a direct plea from Croton’s houses of worship, residents were invited to a village hosted Christmas Tree lighting. As part of an interfaith family, this is particularly saddening. I can only imagine how it makes our Muslim friends and neighbors feel.In these uncharted waters of discrimination and hatred unleashed across our country over the past few months, it is disheartening that our locally elected officials – especially those who were elected on a platform of welcoming everyone regardless of affiliations – are unwilling to lead with tolerance and understanding.
Maria F. Slippen
Regular Meetings of the Village Board
(Open to Public – Televised)
The meeting will start with the Annual Organization Meeting at which Trustees-elect Ann Gallelli and Brian Pugh will be sworn in. Formal appointments for the following year will be made to positions and volunteer committees by the Mayor
Regular Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC HEARING: Public Hearing to consider the special permit modification request from Skyview Rehabilitation & Healthcare to allow for an administrative office building renovation project on their property located at 1280 Albany Post road. Skyview wishes to utilize the house at tis entrance for business office purposes. This would enable them to free up more space in the main facility for patient related purposes. The Planning Board issued a favorable recommendation.
- Dan Ahouse, Area Director of Government Affairs, Altice: re: Notification that effective December 15, 2016, C-SPAN3 will be relocated from Channel 102 to channel 107. There are no changes to packages or pricing. As required, Altice must provide notification of changes in its program line up or pricing changes.
- Mayors and Supervisors of the Indian Brook-Croton Gorge (IBCG) Committee; re: Draft letter from the Mayor and Supervisor of the Indian Brook – Croton Gorge Committee to the Westchester County Department of Planning requesting assistance in updating the Indian Brook-Croton Gorge Watershed Conservation Action Plan.The IBCG Action plan was completed in 2009 with the assistance of the County Planning dept. It resulted in an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) for all participating municipalities to take actions to preserve these watersheds. While not very active in recent years, the committee would now like to consider some actions, both zoning and otherwise, which would help preserve these watershed. The letter is a draft to the County from all IBCG member municipalities asking for assistance from the Planning Dept. Specifically they are requesting GSI services. The committee is preparing to apply for a Hudson River Valley Greenway grant and the GIS information would be helpful in the application.
- Robert Luntz, Chairman, Village Planning Board; re: Requesting more information from Hudson National Golf Club related to their special permit modification request for an extension of their locker room. The additional information being requested is needed before the Planning Board can make a final recommendation back to the Village Board of Trustees. The proposed locker room would extend close to an access road. The Planning Board wants information on the acceptability of the width of the access road for fire and emergency vehicles. They are also seeking more information on tree removal near the clubhouse and whether it is permitted under the existing special permit.
- Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the change order in the amount of $4,945 to Gentech LTD for additional work needed to replace the Village-owned generator at Half Moon Bay. The original generator was installed under a roof structure. At some point walls were added completely enclosing the generator but the utility systems remained as originally installed. During the replacement process, Con Edison required a new installation of the meter bank and regulator with venting to conform with an interior use. In addition, plastic electrical conduits installed over the old unit, not visible until removal, were being melted by extensive heat and are now replaced with metal conduit. Lighting was also upgraded to meet interior maintenance light levels. The original contract with Gentech for the replacement was in the amount of $62,661.00
- The Village has received an application for an amended special use permit from Hudson National Golf Club to construct a 12-room cottage building for overnight guests and a caddy storage building on their property located at 40 Arrowcrest Drive. The Village Board of Trustees determines that the proposed action is an unlisted action under SEQRA and declares the Village staff to circulate the application documents to involved agencies including the Village Planning Board, Village Zoning Board, Village Waterfront Advisory Committee, Town of Cortlandt and Westchester County to notify tem of the Village’s intent to serve as Lead Agency and request a response within 30 days. The 1999 Special Permit approval for the Golf Club permitted 12 rooms in three separate buildings which currently exist. They are near the clubhouse. This application would replace those 3 buildings with a single structure containing 12 rooms. In the same general area, it would also add a caddy/cart storage area. This application is the beginning of a review process by all the above-mentioned committees and boards.
- The Village Board of Trustees hereby calls for a Public Hearing on January 3, 2017 at 8 pm in the meeting room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider the special permit modification request from Hudson National Golf Club to allow for an addition to their locker room and bathroom on their property located at 40 Arrowcrest Drive. This public hearing is necessary because the application is for an amendment to a special permit previously granted by the Village Board. The request is being considered by the Planning Board as referenced in the Correspondence item above.
It’s Holiday Season once again! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were feeling very grateful this year as we celebrated the day with our family. Not only are we fortunate enough to have our health, a beautiful and growing family and the world’s best friends and employees, this year after twelve years of Ocean House, we were finally able to make the changes we had always envisioned to our beloved diner. Our new improved Ocean House celebrates everything we love about the hospitality business and allows us to offer an even better experience to our cherished clientele. It allows us to continue to be able to do what we love to do every day and to share that with our ever-growing circle of friends. It is truly a blessing and we are so very grateful.
Join your neighbors and friends as we light the evergreen tree in Vassallo Park on Friday, December 2nd. Caroling begins at 5:30pm. Tree lighting at 6:00pm. Enjoy songs and refreshments to celebrate the holiday season. Come join the fun!