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Decoding Village Agendas – July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

Regular Meeting of the Village Board


(Open to Public  – Televised)






  • Robert Luntz, Planning Board Chairman, re: Planning Board comments on the referral regarding proposed changed to Section 230-40 of the Zoning Code as it pertains to fences, walls and attached structures.  At the request of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Village Board has taken up their request for changes in this section of the code pertaining to fences and walls.  The Visual Environment Board has also reviewed their recommendations.  As part of the required process, the Village Board requested comments from the Planning Board
  • Edward A. Davidson, Attorney at Law; re: Estate of Laurel Gouveia.  Mr. Davidson is notifying the Village that they are one of the beneficiaries of Ms. Gouveia’s will and that distributions from the estate will not occur until early 2015.
  • Public Notice – Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Cortlandt; re: Public Hearing on July 16, 2014 Case No. 2014-16, Hudson National Golf Club for a Special Permit.  Hudson National Golf Club is seeking a determination that their proposed development of a golf driving range and practice facility on land in the Town of Cortland, adjacent to the golf club in the Village, constitutes a “country club” use which is allowed in the Town code.
  • Jud Ramaker, Race Director, Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger; re: Requesting the Village’s support.  The 34th annual run is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 using the same routes as in 2013. Mr. Ramaker is requesting Village support from the Police Dept., DPW, and EMS as in past years.
  • Martin D. Brand, Regional Director, NYS DEC; re: response to Supervisor Puglisi’s request to revise the regulations for the Croton Gorge Unique area in Westchester County.  As a result of issues of use for the DEC controlled “Unique Area” on the south side of the Croton River, Supervisor Puglisi and members of the Croton River Task force have requested the DEC revise its regulations in that area to include such prohibitions as fires, camping and alcoholic beverages.  Mr. Brand indicates the DEC will move forward with consideration of this request.  A past request by the Task Force had not been responded to by the DEC
  • Dan Ahouse, Area Director, Government Affairs, Cablevision; re: removal of packages.  .  Media Korea TV and Puerto Rican Network have been removed from broadcast packages.





  • Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the proposal with The Chazen Company for professional services for work associated with the exploration of various options for corrosion control and the design and permitting or a corrosion control system for the water supply to address ongoing concerns about lead and copper levels in the amount of $54,250.  The County Board of Health has mandated the Village implement a corrosion control facility in response to  copper exceedances  found in testing.  Chazen has recommended that Zinc Orthophosphate (ZOP) be introduced into the water distribution system and provided a proposal for implementing it in June 2014.  As a result of discussion at its June work session, the Board has requested that alternate methods for corrosion control including the evaluation of phosphoric acid and a blended phosphate additive without the inclusion of zinc be studied.  This revised  proposal from Chazen  will include their performing research on alternative methods and will update their 2007 report with current 2013 and 2014 data.  The amount of the proposal is $54,250.


    1. Village Board of Trustees issues and adopts the EAF Part 3 “determination of Significance”, adopts a Negative Declaration and refers the EAF and CAF to the Village’s Waterfront Advisory Committee for its final review of consistency in connection with the Croton Point Avenue Traffic, Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project.  The Village declared its intent to be Lead Agency on this project in August 2013, prepared the preliminary SEQRA documents, and forwarded them to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for a preliminary review for consistency with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP).  As a result of receiving a positive consistence recommendation from the WAC, the Board has reviewed the criteria in making a Determination of Significance and directed the staff to prepare a Negative Declaration for the SEQRA process.  This procedural  step is necessary before the NYSDOT can complete its final report on the proposed design.


  • Authorizing the Village Manager to execute the agreement between the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and Clarkson University to allow Clarkson University to install hydrologic and meteorological monitoring equipment at Black Rock Park.  Clarkson is developing a River and Estuary Observatory Network within the Hudson River watershed.  Some 40 stations, or nodes, will be established for measuring and monitoring purposes.  One of the nodes would be located at Black Rock Park.


    1. Authorizing the appointment of a new police officer.  Detective Sergeant Nikitopoulos and Chief Tramalglini have recommended the appointment of Michael DellaDonna for the Police Officer position  He has been an officer with the City of Mount Vernon and  graduated from the County Police Academy in May 2011. His salary would be $56,689.31.


  • Authorizing the appointment of a Police Sergeant.  Due to retirement of a Police Sergeant the Police Chief is recommending the appointment of Marc Leuzzi to fill the vacancy at an annual salary of $117,678.43
  • To authorize the Village Treasurer to issue tax refunds to property owners as a result of tax grievances filled and settled.  As a result of petitions for Small Claims Assessment Review in State Supreme Court, three properties will receive a total of refund of $1,650.93.
  • Authorizing the Village Manager to extend the contract for night security at the Senasqua Boat Basin and Senasqua Park with PEC Group of New York, Inc.  The Village is exercising its option to renew this contract for another year in the amount of  $19.04 per hour and $28.56 per hour on holidays.  The total amount for the summer season is $17,278.80.


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