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Decoding Village Agendas – June 12, 2017

June 11, 2017

Mixed use construction along Route 9A and solar canopies at the train station are up for discussion.

Work Session of the Village Board

7: 30 p.m.

 (Open to Public and Televised)



  • Discussion with Ed Gemmola, Architect, regarding a proposal for a mixed-use development at 25 South Riverside Avenue, which is the site of the former Croton Hardware store.  The proposal is for two stories with an office space and 16 one bedroom and 10 two bedroom apartments.  The property is in a C-1 zoning district and would require variances.


  1. Discussion with Lee Streisfeld-Leitner regarding a proposal to place solar canopies at the Croton train station.   Mr. Streisfeld-Leitner will present his firm’s proposal.  The proposal calls for installing such canopies on the east side of Veterans’ Plaza covering approximately 800 parking spaces.  It would be a lease arrangement with the Village receiving $18k to $30k per megawatt. Installation would likely cause some disruption of revenue which this would help offset.   The lease proposed would be 20 years.  A report by the Village’s Sustainability Committee, after meeting with Mr. Streisfeld-Leitner, identified issues such as the stability of the east side parking area, snow removal and additional alterations that might be needed.    To move ahead with consideration of such a proposal requires a study be performed to determine if the proposed system can be connected to ConEd’s local grid.  The study would cost between $15k and $25k which Mr. Streisfeld-Leitner’s firm is suggesting they would split with the Village.  The Committee recommends that the Village consider co-funding such a study to determine, “once and for all”, whether such a solar panel installation is technically viable at that location.
  2. Discussion about next steps for the Solar in Your Community grant program.  The federal Dept. of Energy (DOE) has accepted the Village’s application for admission into the Solar in Your Community Challenge program.  The Village is no eligible to compete for $1,000,000 in prize money.
  3. Discussion with Bike-Pedestrian Committee regarding a grant that could potentially fund signage for bike paths and bikes-on-roads.  This grant is a Hudson River Valley Greenway grant open to designated Greenway communities and Greenway Compact communities of which Croton is one.   The Committee will discuss with the Board what their grant proposal is.  The deadline for application is September 8.

Arts Events and Notes – June 2017

June 11, 2017
    from the Croton Council on the Arts

A Few of the Arts Events Going On:

June 11 at the Green Growler – Sine Hjort


June 171-3 pm  at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem – Marcy B. Freedman

Judith Hecker, Director of International Princt Center New York, and former Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA, has selected the winners of this year’s “Inspirations” Artists’ Competition.  One of the winners is Marcy B. Freedman, whose installation will remain on view through the summer.  She will also present an interactive performance called “Starting Points” during the exhibition’s opening reception on June 17, from 1 – 3 pm.

July 15, 12:30-2:30 pm at Croton Free Library – Steven Mones

Other Notes:  Whitney Lane (, a frequent exhibitor in the Photographers of Northern Westchester, is offering some fine Photography Equipment for sale, including:   Mamiya RB 67 Camera,  50mm Lens 4.5-32 f stop, 90mm Lens 3.8-32 f stop, 40 mm Macro Lens with hood 4.5-32 f stop, 180mm Lens 4.5-45 f stop, 250mm Lens 4.5-45 f stop, Close-up Tube for super close up; metal foam lined protective carrying case for Mamiya equipment. // Nikon 4S // Nikon F with motor drive.


June 11, 2017

Body found in search for missing swimmer in Croton River

June 9, 2017

A swimmer went missing off of Mayo’s Landing.

More info here.

Lots Going on at 3rd Universe!

June 8, 2017

Click here for more details!


June 5, 2017
Postcard Tuesdays
We have exceeded 13,000 cards to date
with your amazing help!

We wrote over 700 cards last week on
current issues of health care, EPA, budget proposals,
Russian investigations,  local issues, and much more.
We have the issues, we have the labels, we are making a difference.
We are uniting together for positive change.
What matters to you?

Join us this Tuesday to express your concerns
to our local and national leaders.

Stay and write. Grab and go.
Reminder: Bring your return address labels!

Interested in helping us create artwork for Postcard Tuesdays, be in touch!
We are also looking for some College students to
help host Green Growler hours this summer.
We are growing every week, we are grateful to this community.
This is working because of you.
Be the change. All welcome.

Black Cow Coffee Co. 
Green Growler

L O C A L   E V E N T S 

June 14, 6:30 – 8pm

Dalmeny Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10210

March against the NY state tax loophole for country clubs, like Briarcliff Manor.
Come join us on Flag Day (which is also President Trump’s Birthday).

To learn more about this event:

Postcard Tuesdays is a vehicle for citizens to express their concerns to elected representatives and exercise their cherished First Amendment rights.  We want to build bridges instead of walls, and we trust that can happen through informed constructive exchange.   Our efforts are pro-democracy, and we are open to all.  We are inspired by all of you who join us week after week to inspired change!

We are on a mission, join us!
Soli Pierce and Susannah Johnston

Kathleen Dymes found dead

June 5, 2017

“This is a tragic end to what has been a tragic life,” Tilem said.