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UPDATE – Decoding Village Agendas December 15, 2014 – Robert Freeman from the Committee on Open Government Presentation Now Online

December 15, 2014
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Click here to see the presentation, including questions from both the VB and the public.

Decoding Village Agendas December 15,  2014

7:30 PM

(Open to Public  – Televised)

 

(Note:  This meeting is starting at 7:30 pm to allow for a presentation and an opportunity for questions.)

 

 

PRESENTATION: 

Robert Freeman,  the Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government, will speak on the Freedom of Information Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law, Articles 6, 7 and 6-A respectively).  Mr. Freeman will make a short presentation and then open up the floor to answer questions from the Board and the public.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

  • Michael Moriarty, Director, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region II; re: Preliminary copies of Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for Westchester County.  FEMA has made revisions to their costal flood hazard information and are providing it for review.  They will also be coordinating a community meeting to discuss the information and what it means for residents.    The full report can be seen at http://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata.

 

    1. JoAnn Fannon; re: Requesting the Use of the Community Room to hold Blood Drive.  The Community Blood Drive would like to use the Municipal Building Community Room on January 15 to hold their Blood Drive.

 

  • New York Metrolpolitan Transportation Council; re: Public Comment for Federal Fiscal Year 2014-2018 Transportation Improvement Project.   Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan include amendments to provide emergency relief funding for several NYC, LIRR and a ferry project.  The public comment period  began on Dece,ber 11 and runs to December 23, 2014.  Information on the plan is available at http://www.nymtc.org/abouttipdown.cfm.
  • Dan Ahouse, Area Director, Government Affairs, Cablevision, re: 2015 rates and deletion of Channel 510.  There will be a surcharge for sports programming and will apply to all packages except for Broadcast Basic and the Economy packages.  Also, channel 510, Movie Pak, will be eliminated.

 

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

 

  • Village Board determines that the special permit application for a mixed use occupancy building at 370 South Riverside Avenue is an unlisted action under SEQRA, declares its intent to be Lead Agency for the purpose of SEQRA, refers the special permit application to the Village Planning Board for a report back to the Village Board, and directs the Staff to notify Westchester County Planning Sept of the application.  A 2-story residential addition is proposed for the existing 1-story commercial structure within the guidelines for the Harmon Gateway zoning law.    As part of the process for special permits, the Village Board has to have the Planning Board look at the proposal and make a recommendation  regarding the special permit.  This building is currently a convenience store at the corner of Benedict Blvd. and South Riverside.
  • Village Board of Trustees issues and adopts the EAF Part 3 Determination of Significance, adopts a Negative Declaration, refers the EAF and CAF to the Village Waterfront Advisory Committee for its final review of consistency in regards to the bequest in accordance with the terms and conditions of Mrs. Gouveia’s Last Will and Testament.  The Board has reviewed the criteria for making a determination of significance under SEQRA at its last meeting and its findings have been drafted for review and action by the Board.  Prior to making a decision on acceptance of the Gouveia property at 1`300 Albany Post Road, the Board must complete a SEQRA review of which this is one step.
  • Board of Trustees ratifies the Board appointments of the Croton EMS for the year 2015.   Phiilip Dinkler has been appointed as Captain, Anita Dominello, 1st Lieutenant; Thomas Mosler – 2nd Lieutenant, Jake Dinkler – 3rd Lieutenant for the 2015 year.
  • Authorizing the Village Engineer to issue a building permit to Little League for the construction of a press  box at Dobbs Park and authorizing the Village Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement for the use and maintenance of the press box. Little League has discussed the proposed press box with the Board at a work session in May 2014 at which the Board agreed to let LL move forward with their plans.  Plans have since been prepared and a building application has been submitted.  The proposed plans exceed the height requirement of 15 feet to 18 feet 7 inches.  The press box will be constructed on Village property at the sole cost of the Croton Little League.  When completed it will belong to the Village and may be used for other municipal purposes.  The Village Board is determining that this structure will serve a municipal function and is waiving the building permit fee.

 

 

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