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Decoding Village Agendas – January 11, 2016

January 9, 2016

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public)


  1. Discussion of Community Choice Aggregating.  The board will discuss the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sustainable Westchester to establish the Village’s participation in a CCA program that would be managed by Sustainable Westchester on its behalf.  The Village previously passed a local law enabling CCA in the Village.  Multiple communities in Westchester are being asked to sign a similar MOU to enable an accurate measurement of the amount of energy for which they are bidding.  Sustainable Westchester would manage the energy procurement bidding process to obtain energy for the residents of constituent municipalities. Due to the aggregation of the populations for which the energy service provider (ESCO) would provide energy, the winning bidder will guarantee a fixed price lower than the previous 12-month average.  Under CCA, individual customers would be notified of the CCA implementation and can opt out at any time.   The MOU being discussed is required so that Sustainable Westchester can establish the numbers of participating municipalities and their total users for the purpose of properly refining the total amount of energy in the Request for Proposals (RFP)  that will be sent to the bidders.
  2. Discussion with Auditors Regarding 2014-2015 Audit Report. Representatives of the Village Auditing firm, O’Connor & Davies, will meet with the board to present and discuss their report on the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  They will review the major Government Funds including the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund, capital Projects Fund, Debt Service Fund.
  3. Discussion Regarding 30% Design of the High Street Drainage Project.  This drainage project has become a two-part project with the first part concluded in 2014.  An easement issue on Hillside Avenue (the project encompasses High St., N. Riverside, and Hillside Ave.) caused a delay in completion while an alternate route was identified.  A 30% design for the project was done by D&B Engineers and will be discussed by the board before moving ahead.
  4. Discussion of the Proposed Upgrades to Washington Engine. Upgrades to the HVAC and a new generator at the Washington Engine Fire House have been under consideration for some time.  The board will review a proposal from Werner Tietjen, consulting engineer, for analysis of the existing equipment and recommendation on the generator replacement for $25,000.
  5. Discussion Regarding Funding to Replace  Fire Truck for Rescue 18. The Fire Department request for a replacement for Rescue 18 fire truck was included in the Capital budget for 2015/2016.  Before moving ahead with funding it, the board will review the proposed acquisition with members of the department.
  6. Discussion Regarding Request to Rezone 120 Scenic drive West, Section 67.10, Block 2, Lot 5, from O-2 to RA-25.  This is the location of the Hendry building currently, an underutilized office building on Scenic Drive West.  An adjacent neighbor is interested in acquiring it and requesting it to be rezoned to residential, RA-25, to allow it to come two residences.
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