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Decoding Village Agendas January 5, 2015

January 3, 2015

Decoding Village Agendas January 5,  2015

8:00 PM

(Open to Public  – Televised)




PUBLIC HEARING:  Village Board to consider renewal of a special permit for a non-conforming (commercial) use in a residential zoning district located at 1 Niles Road.  General Splice Corporation has been in operation as a non-conforming use in a residential zone since 1969 with periodic special permit renewals.  General Splice is a mail order business and also assembles pieces of equipment – primarily conveyor belts.


(NOTE:  As noted on the official agenda from the Village, the following item will take place after the Public Hearing although it is listed last on the official agenda.  This is due to a problem with the agenda software.)


OTHER:  Consideration of Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies in determining consistency with regard to the bequest of funds and Gouveia parcels located 1300 Albany Post Road.  As  one of the steps required prior to a decision on acceptance of the bequest, the Board must make a determination of consistency with the Village’s LWRP by reviewing its 44 policies.





  • W. Alan Kresge, Program Manager, NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance; re: 22015 Tentative Special Franchise Assessment.  This equalization rate which applies to  franchises such as Con Ed, ATT, Verizon, etc. has increased to 4.33 from the 2014 rate of 3.80.  This represents a reduction in assessed valuation on these properties.
  • Carey O’Brien, Real Property Analyst, NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services; re: 2015 Residential Assessment Ratio.  The residential assessment ratio is used in the calculation of the Equalization rate for the Village.  It is arrived at by dividing the total residential assessed value by the estimated total residential market value. It is tentatively set at 3.99 for 2015.
  • W. Alan Kresge, Program Manager, NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance; re: 2015 Tentative Telecommunications Ceiling. This ceiling is set at 4.33 and applies to Verizon’s telecommunications presence in the Village which represents a maximum assessed valuation of $6,275.
  • Mark M. Moroukian, Supervisor, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; re: disposal of electronic waste.  As of January 1, 2015, the NYSDEC  is prohibiting the disposal of electronic waste in the garbage stream.  This applies to computers, computer parts, televisions, small electronic equipment, etc.    In Croton, electronic equipment will be picked up by the DPW.  To arrange for a pick up, call 271-3775.
  • Anthony Pellegrino, Marketing and Special Event Coordinator, Teatown Lake Reservation; re: Hudson River Eaglefest viewing site at Croton Boat Landing.  Teatown is requesting use of the Croton River Boat launch site for putting up a warming tent for eagle viewing on Saturday, February 7 from 8 am to4 pm.
  • Dorothy Pezanowski, Village Historian; re: 2014 Report of the Croton Historical Society.  Village Historian Pezanowski provides the Board with the Society’s annual update on their activities including new acquisitions and plans for a new exhibit on the building of route 9 that is upcoming.





  • Authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $1,500 from Contingency Account # A1990.4000 to Account #A3410.4070 for an online workplace violence prevention training course for members of the Volunteer Fire Dept.  Training in workplace violence prevention is a requirement for volunteers in the Fire Department.  This course will meet the requirements.
  • Appointment of New Police Officer.  Chief Tramaglini is recommending the appointment of Vincent Falcone to fill the vacancy in the Police Department at an annual salary of $56,689.31.
  • Board of Trustees approves  the reduction of the Non-Point Source Project – High Street and Old Post Road North Drainage Area Erosion/Sediment Controls and Non-Point Source Pollutants Improvement Project from the original contract amount of $570,240 to $231,554.93 to reflect the status of the project.  Due to problems in reaching an easement agreement for the current plan and a necessary redesigning of the overall plan, the contract amount previously awarded to Bilotta Construction is being reduced.



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