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Decoding Village Agendas – November 17, 2014

November 15, 2014

Regular Meeting of the Village Board


 (Open to Public  – Televised)





  • Henry P. Szypulski, Program Manager, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance; re: Tentative Railroad equalization rate 2015.  This equalization rate applies to railroad-owned property within the Village.  The rate proposed for 2015 is 4.33, up from the 2014 rate of 3.80, an increase of 13.9%.
  • Erin O’Dell-Keller, Manager, Outreach and Education, NYS Department of Public Service; re: Winter Outreach and Education Campaign 2015.  This program is designed to help consumers manage their energy bills while staying warm and safe.  The  website is available to assist residential customers in shopping for energy suppliers that best fit their needs. Additional materials and information are also available from this office.
  • Michele and Dan O’Neil; re: Thank you.  The O’Neills thank members of the Croton, Montrose, Buchanan Fire Departments as well as the Cortlandt Ambulance Corps for their work in fighting a fire in the house across the street from their residence in Buchanan.




  • Village Board of Trustees schedules a Public Hearing on January 5, 2015 at 8 pm in the meeting room of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider a special permit renewal application for the General Splice Corporation located at 1 Niles Road, for a non-conforming use in a residential zone.  This special permit is subject to a three-year renewal and was last renewed in 2011.  General Splice is a mail order business and a business that assembles pieces of equipment, mostly conveyor belts.  It has been in business under a special permit since 1969.  The Village Engineer recommends renewal.
  • Village Board of Trustees authorize the proposed tax certiorari settlement with Oak Mountain Properties and authorizes the Village Attorney to consent to the Final Order and Judgment reflecting the settlement with the Supreme Court of the State of New York.  Oak Mountain Properties is located at 120 Baltic Place and has filed tax certioraris against the Village for seven years as well as against the Town of Cortlandt.  They have successfully settled with the Town and the Village Assessor has determined that the assessment values used to settle with the Town are fair and reasonable and recommends that the Village settles as well.  The total amount of tax refund due in $3,379.74.


  1. Authorizing the Village Treasurer to charge account number H7140.2106.14280 in the amount of $5,350 for additional design work on the South side of the bulkhead where the docks are located, additional bid work and attendance at the mandatory pre-bid meeting.  Ocean and Coastal Consultants (OCC) would be paid an additional $5,350 for the additional work associated with repair of bulkheads at the Yacht Club location.
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