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Village of Croton-on-Hudson
1 Van Wyck Street
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Phone: 914-271-4781
Fax: 914-271-2836


Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 am - 4 pm
 
August 3, 1998
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Monday, August 3, 1998 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

The following officials were present:

        Mayor Elliott                           Trustee Daubney
Treasurer Reardon                       Trustee Grant
        Village Manager Herbek          Trustee McCarthy
        Village Attorney Waldman                Trustee Watkins
        

1. CALL TO ORDER:

        Mayor Elliott called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.  Everyone joined in the  Pledge of Allegiance.


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on July 6, 1998 as corrected.  Trustee Daubney seconded the motion.  Trustees Grant, McCarthy and Daubney voted “aye”; Trustee Watkins abstained.

Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on July 20, 1998 as corrected.   Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion; all voted “aye”.


3. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the vouchers as follows, subject to review by the Audit Committee.  The motion was seconded by Trustee  Grant and approved unanimously.                

                General Fund                    $  74,921.92
                Water Fund        2,132.03                                      
                Capital Accounts         78,156.00      
                Trust & Agency       4,197.99                   
                                                $159,407.94   






4.  CORRESPONDENCE:

Village Manager Herbek read the following correspondence (full text available at the Village Office):

A letter from Linda D. Puglisi, Supervisor, Town of Cortlandt, expressing the Town’s appreciate to Sergeant Mulleavey of the Croton Police Dept. for his assistance with the D.A.R.E. Program at St. Columbanus School.

A letter from Harold N. Adel, M.D., Westchester County Board of Health, providing the Village with the 197I Annual Statistical report describing the health status of Westchester County.  Village Manager Herbek stated that  only one copy of  the report has been received and it can be reviewed in the Village Office; that this is a breakdown by municipality.  Trustee McCarthy asked if a copy could be made and put in the Library.  Mayor Elliot replied that he will obtain another copy and make it available.

A letter from Laura K. Fallon, 50 Old Post Road, N., requesting the closing of Terrace Place from old Post Rd. to Brook St. on Sept. 12, 1998 from noon to 10 p.m. for a block party.  Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the request, subject to the usual conditions, Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion; approved unanimously.

5. CITIZEN PARTICIPATON:

Lou Montana spoke regarding North Highland Place where 2 barriers and a chain across the roadway secured by a lock & key were installed; contractors were allowed to borrow the key and unlock the chain.  Mr. Montana had reported that a construction vehicle has damaged the wood gate that was installed also, and it is still down; and now the lock has been removed; construction vehicles are flying up and down the roadway.  Mr. Montana suggested the Village put teeth in the abuse of the roadway and hold the contractors for damage by imposing a monetary fine; that as it stands now, there is no de-incentive for someone to comply with Village code as there is no penalty.  Trustee Watkins asked who has the key.  Village Manager Herbek replied that only Ken Kraft and the Police Dept. have keys; that he and Ken Kraft have been there 15 to 20 times, they had the chain welded; and there is a work order with the contractor who installed the gate to repair it; there is no information about who is responsible for the damage.  Ken Kraft suggested getting a new lock and a new key.  Mr. Montana suggested those who hold the keys be circumspect when loaning out the key; copies can be easily made.  Trustee Grant suggested not giving out the key, but making the contractor wait until someone can go up and open the gate.  Village Manager Herbek stated that he has a staff meeting tomorrow and will take up this subject .

Ann DiCioccio, 10 Irving Ave., asked about an article in a local paper inferring that Metro Enviro has a connection to organized crime.  Mayor Elliott asked Ms. DiCioccio to read the second part of the article, which she did.  This part stated that Croton officials could do nothing about this.  Ms. DiCioccio replied that she did not agree with this premise.

Village Attorney Waldman explained that there was nothing in the paper that was not known to the Village and it was all discussed at more than one public hearing; it generated the request of the lease which was inspected and discussed at great length; there was no evidence that Mr. Hickey had any ownership interest in MetroEnviro; he is the owner of the land with a standard lease agreement and there is no reason to deny a permit.

Michelle Celarier, Nordica Drive, stated that the article did not come as a surprise to her or most people, but something positive came out of this; she is composing a letter and will send copies to the Board, Mayor and Trustees should support proposed legislation that will allow the County to deny permits to people who have had convictions; she has a copy of the State Assembly Report on organized crime in waste hauling.  Mayor Elliott replied that the Village has been most supportive of what Tom Abinanti has done Seth Davis & his committee are aware of what could happen at the site. Trustee McCarthy stated that the issue of what the Village is doing to monitor this operation concerns her; Village employees are going to the site with various expertise on what to look for and monitor; one person in the Village office should be in charge of monitoring and ensuring enforcement; she added that the operation manual  states who and when persons can go on site unannounced.  Trustee McCarthy added that she feels Village had not followed up that the bond was posted; it appears it was not signed until July 19th but was effective May 18th.  Trustee Grant asked Village Manager Herbek to see when the bond was applied for; if it was applied for appropriately, but because of bureaucracy, was not received until July, that would make a difference.  Trustee McCarthy stated that she had a problem with the fact the Village staff was not aware that the bond was not posted.  Trustee Daubney stated that the bond is placed with DEC and the permit states it should be placed with the Village; it cannot be placed with both. Village Attorney Waldman responded that it was always the understanding that there would be a bond to cover the differential between the DEC bond and that which the Village requires.  Trustee Watkins stated that it is his understanding that there was a bond and that bond was increased.  Village Attorney Waldman stated that he agreed with that statement.  Village Manager Herbek replied that he will do the research and give the Board a report.  Trustee McCarthy asked if anyone has seen the actual copy of the permit application filed with the County.  Trustee Grant replied that she has seen it and the Village has a copy.

Roger Solymozy, Old Post Road North stated that the Village can learn from Metro Enviro, that on the final night when the vote was taken it was already 2 a.m. which was too late to properly know everything about the conditions.  He stated that he feels there should be a curfew time for Public Hearings and has suggestions on how to change the process.   Mr. Solymozy stated also that he thinks that the young people working at Silver Lake are doing a wonderful job and are an asset to the Village.


Dan Dashman, 6 Dailey Drive, stated that he has been a lightening rod on the Metro Enviro issue since the beginning and will continue to do so; however, he will be glad to hand over the job to those who are making sarcastic remarks about him; he has done a lot of hard work and it is beginning to be a personal problem that he is being held up as an evil presence; need backing from the Board.   Mayor Elliott replied that the overwhelming majority of the Village is in support of all the work Mr. Dashman has done.  

Trustee McCarthy read the Visual Environment Board’s minutes and notices a request from MetroEnviro for an application for variance.  Village Manager Herbek replied that he believes a variance is needed because the buildings will be so close to Metro North rail lines.  Trustee McCarthy stated that she is very upset because she did not know this beforehand and may have a legal impact on the permit.  Trustee Grant added that there is a hearing scheduled tomorrow night by the Planning Board on site plan application.  Attorney Waldman stated that is sounds like if MetroEnviro could not put in a enclosure that required no variance, it would not be a satisfactory operation.

Michael Kaplowitz, County Legislator, commenting on the article in the paper regarding waste hauler companies, has countywide ramifications; Mr. Abinanti has been working on this legislation for some time; it is anticipated that there will be some hearings.  He added that he will get a copy of MetroEnviro’s DEF application and will report back.  Mr. Kaplowitz added that they are looking at the notification of Villages for sewage spills such as recently happened; he believes the municipalities were not properly notified.  Mr. Kaplowitz, regarding the issue of Croton Sewers, stated that Louise Doyle, County Dept. of Health, is waiting for revised maps and will review and move on; they can then generate numbers. Mr. Kaplowitz added that Metro North met with them last week and discussed several items; including citizens’ access to the Hudson; Metro North seriously looking at this issue. He added that regarding Human Rights Commission is looking at issues at the County level.  He added that regarding bar closing time; he has not heard from Croton, Yorktown or Somers business community.

Ann DiCioccio asked whose idea was it to put in a new pavilion at Senasqua Park in the middle of summer and will it be done soon? Village Manager Herbek replied that the pavilion will be completed within a week; choice was to put off the construction until next year or do it now; decision was best to do it now and have it ready for the end of summer and fall as this is used extensively right up until October.


RESOLUTIONS:

Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution; seconded by Trustee McCarthy.

RESOLVED:       that a public hearing is hereby called for September 9, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Municipal Building to consider Local law Introductory Number 3 of 1998, a local law creating a new chapter, Chapter 61, providing certain Village Officials with supplemental indemnification and defense against civil claims.

Discussion:  Trustee Grant asked what this is all about.  Village Manager Herbek replied that this has been recommended; that  it was notices that other municipalities have put this protection in their Village codes.  Trustee Daubney asked who makes the determination that the employee is “working in good faith”?  Village Attorney replied this would be determined in a court of law.

        Vote was taken, with all voting “aye”.


Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Daubney; approved unanimously.

RESOLVED:       that a public hearing is hereby called for September 8, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building to consider Local Law Introductory Number 4 of the 1998, a local law amending Section 230-79 of the Village Code, regarding the duties of the Village Engineer with respect to requiring “as built” surveys for certain construction.


Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution; seconded by Trustee Daubney, approved unanimously.

RESOLVED:       that a public hearing is hereby called for September 8, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building to consider Local Law Introductory Number 5 of 1998, a local law amending Section 230-76 of the Village Code, regarding the amount of time required to publish a legal notice in the official newspaper and notification to property owners within 200 feet for appeals for a variance or issue of any special or temporary permits by the Board of Appeals.


Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion.

WHEREAS,        it is the wish of the Village as the owner of the Kaufman Property to preserve this property as a natural area for the enjoyment of its citizens, and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society to manage the Kaufman property in connection with the adjoining Brinton Brook Sanctuary, which is owned by the Saw Mill River Audubon Society.  Now Therefore Be It:

RESOLVED:       that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society providing for the management of the Kaufman property, owned by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, in accordance with all of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding attendant thereto.
        

Discussion:  Parcel B is not involved, it owned by the Village; cost of the survey will be minimal as it is to just mark out the corners of the property; all activities being proposed by the Audubon Society are consistent with covenants in the deed; the Memorandum of Understanding will be amended to spell out SMRAS which refers to Saw Mill River Audubon Society; Section 2, the notation “at their own expense”  will be added; Section 3:  reverse items D & E; the Village’s workforce will not be involved in work on this property; Section 5 may be a potential problem; there should be a mechanism for notice, who and where should be noticed.

Trustee Grant made a motion to amend the resolution to cover suggested changes to the Memorandum of Agreement.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion; approved unanimously.


Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the following resolution.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion.

WHEREAS,        the Village of Croton-on-Hudson wishes to improve the condition of the facilities at Sunset Park, a Village park; and

WHEREAS,        the Village of Croton-on-Hudson wishes to engage the services of Cherbuliez/Munz, Inc., Architects, to design said improvements.  NOW THEREFORE BE IT:

RESOLVED:       that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign an agreement with Cherbuliez/Munz, Inc., Architects, to provide professional landscape architectural services for the design of improvements at Sunset Park in accordance with their proposal of July 22, 1998 in the amount of $6,500.00; and be it further

RESOLVED:       that the Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to amend account 03-5110-2005 in the Capital Fund by $10,000.00 and create a new project 03-7140-200-9899-0001 (Sunset Park) funded for $10,000.00.



Discussion:     Village Manager Herbek will get out the records done by the Cornell University Village Intern a few years ago; the resolution is asking for $10,000.00 when fee is only $6,500 because survey work has to be done; Trustee Grant questioned going through landscape contractors when it may be possible to have a playground manufacturer provide what the Village and parents want.  Village Manager Herbek did not agree that this was the proper way to go.  Trustee Watkins stated that a contractor providing the specs and then having the project go to bid would allow the contractor to be his own agent. Trustee McCarthy stated that there are some issues to discuss and suggested getting together a group of citizens for input, together with the Recreation Advisory Committee.  Village Manager Herbek replied that a resident in the neighborhood is willing to provide a small group to look at this.  McCarthy stated that the number of meetings would not be enough.  Trustee Grant: asked to put some provision in contractor’s bid for some time frame for completion.
Vote was taken with all voting “aye”.


f.     Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the resolution for the handling of donations for the D.A.R.E. program.  Trustee Daubney seconded the motion; approved unanimously.

WHEREAS, the Village of Croton has received donations for the D.A.R.E. program from concerned citizens; and

WHEREAS, the State Comptroller has promulgated guidelines for the receipt and expensing of these funds to assist local governments; and

WHEREAS funds donated for this purpose have now been received from the public and Village Treasurer must amend the 1997-98 General fund Operating budget effecting the following accounts; and

Increase  2989.420  by    $ 6,085.49    ( D.A.R.E  )
Increase      2705     by    $ 6,085.49    ( Donations )
        
Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 1997 -1998 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.

g.  Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution for the handing of a $7,104.00 grant for records management.  Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion; all voted “aye”.

WHEREAS, the Croton Records Officer asked for and received a $ 7,104.00 grant from the NY State Archive and Records department to index the Village’s Board minutes; and

WHEREAS one half of the funds to accomplish this task have now been received from the State of NY the Village Treasurer wishes to amend the 1998-99 General fund Operating budget effecting the following accounts; and

Increase  1460.110  by    $ 2,000.00    ( Records Management Personnel )
Increase  1460.400  by    $ 1,552.00    (Records Management Contractual )
Increase     3060      by    $ 3,552.00    (Records Management State Aid )
        
Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 1998 -1999 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.


h. Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution for emergency repair of a sanitary sewer line along Prospect Place.  Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion.  Approved unanimously.

WHEREAS, 450 Linear feet of sanitary sewer line have collapsed or is failing along Prospect Place which is causing a severe blockage in this section of sanitary sewer main causing raw sewage to run either outside the area of the sewer main or downhill along Prospect Place and,

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the only way to correct the problem is to replace 450 Linear feet of six inch SDR 35 sewer line and

WHEREAS, this condition has created a public emergency affecting public and private property which cannot await competitive bidding, and

WHEREAS, Section 103.4 of the General Municipal Law provides that in the case of a public emergency arising out of an unforeseen occurrence or condition affecting public property or the life, health, safety or property of a political subdivision or district therein, which cannot await competitive bidding may be let by the appropriate officer, board or agency of such political subdivision, and

WHEREAS, the Village Manager has obtained three proposals from local contractors that do this type of work with the lowest proposal being that of $23,500.00 from Anthony L. Fiorito, Inc., of Ossining, New York, which proposal excludes rock work, which would be an extra cost,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to award a contract to Anthony L. Fiorito, Inc., in the amount of $23,500.00, excluding rock work, which would be an extra cost.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to amend the 1998-99 Capital Project Fund by $ 30,000.00 for this emergency.

i.  Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution for Y2K  compliant  improvements to the Village’s computer systems.  Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion; approve by all.

WHEREAS, the Village of Croton wishes to improve the computer system used by the Village in anticipation of the 2000 year dating problem; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Croton anticipates an increase in revenues for fines from NY State. Now therefore be it

Resolved that the Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to amend the 1998-99 General Fund by $14,750.00 affecting the following accounts:

Increase   1680.200  by      $ 14,750.00     ( Equipment )
Increase     2610       by      $ 14,750.00     ( Fines & Forfeitures )


j.  Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the following resolution; seconded by Trustee Grant.

RESOLVED:       BID #5-98, Asphalt Concrete in Place, is hereby awarded to: Paleen Construction Corp., of Yorktown Heights, NY, the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, in the amount of $53.00 per ton.

Vote was taken, with all voting “aye”.

k.      Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the budget revision resolution.  Trustee Daubney seconded the motion.  Vote was taken, with all voting “aye”.

WHEREAS, The Village Board adheres to the New York State Comptroller’s guidelines regarding the operations of  a balanced budget; and

WHEREAS, the Village Treasurer is charged with the responsibility of maintaining a balanced budget with the cooperation of the Village Manager and all of the department heads; and

WHEREAS, the Treasurer has analyzed the current budget and recommends the following budget transfers. Now Therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Treasurer make the following amendments to the 1997-98 Water Fund Appropriations:

                        INCREASE                        
Dept    Item         Department Description of Item                     Amount  
9950    900     Transfer to Capital     Inter Fund Transfer     63,057.00       
                                        
                                        
                        DECREASE                
1990    400     Contingent      Contingent      30,000.00       
8320    110     Source of Supply        Personnel Services         1,442.00     
8320    120     Source of Supply        Personnel Services O/T  3,273.00        
8320    200     Source of Supply        Equipment       1,165.00        
8320    440     Source of Supply        Energy  482.00  
8320    470     Source of Supply        Vehicle Repairs 792.00  
8340    200     Transmission    Equipment       83.00   
8340    412     Transmission    Rental of equipment                 100.00      
8340    417     Transmission    Replacement of Pavement 198.00  
8340    420     Transmission    Supplies        1,611.00        
8340    421     Transmission    Vehicle Maintenance     428.00  
8340    470     Transmission    Vehicle Repairs 493.00  
9010    800     State Retirement        Employee Benefits       6,600.00        
9730    700     B.A.N.’s        Interest                6,133.00        
               Appropriated Funds      Balance         10,257.00       
                                        
                        Total Decreases 63,057.00       
                                        


Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the budget transfer resolution referencing professional assistance from Allee, King, Rosen & Fleming, environmental consultants.  Trustee McCarthy seconded the motion; unanimous approval.

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson has instructed the Village Manager to seek additional professional assistance for the express purpose of conducting compliance site inspections at Metro Enviro; and

WHEREAS, the Board has utilized the services of Alee, King, Rosen & Fleming, environmental consultants, to assist the Village staff and the citizen’s committee in the compliance procedures necessary to insure the Village that the permit requirements are being adhered to; and

WHEREAS: the Manager and Engineer, in conjunction with the Treasurer have reviewed the budget and have requested the following budget transfers to accommodate the budgetary changes:

Increase   1010.400  by      $  5,000.00     ( Contractual )
Decrease  1990.400  by      $  5,000.00     (Contingent )

Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 1998 -1999 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.

m.  Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the following resolution regarding improvements to the Pavilion at Senasqua Park, subject o clarification of the last paragraph.  Trustee Grant seconded the motion.  All voted “aye”.

WHEREAS, the Croton Recreation Department has demonstrated to the Board of Trustees that improvements to the Pavilion at Senasqua Park were necessary; and

WHEREAS, the work to be done was bid, and the contract for the improvements was awarded to LET IT GROW, INC., 50 Ackerson Street, Riveredge, NJ 07661 for the sum of $ 134,659.00; and

WHEREAS, the project is more than 75% complete and the contractor wishes to be paid for the work done to date; and

WHEREAS, the completed work which has been inspected by the Recreation Director, meets with her satisfaction; and

WHEREAS funds to accomplish the improvements reside in the Trust Fund as Parkland deposits, which can only be expended by Board approval.

WHEREAS, the total amount of parkland deposits is $ 112,488.33 and additional funds are needed to complete the construction, and these funds are budgeted in the 1989-99 General Fund under transfers to Capital. Now therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Treasurer move those Parkland deposits necessary to pay for the project to the Capital Projects fund, amending the budget of the Senasqua Park Improvements project, and be it further

RESOLVED that the Treasurer pay the balance of the cost of the improvement project ( $ 22,170.67 ) from funds allocated in the 1998-99 General Fund Operating account transfer to Capital. By doing so, the Treasurer wishes to amend the Capital Fund budget effecting the following accounts; and

Increase  3- 7140-2006  by    $ 134,659    ( Sanesqua Park Improvements )
Increase  3- 5031-0006  by    $ 134,659    ( Transfers from Trust )         

Trustee McCarthy made a motion to approve the resolution, authorizing the Village Manager to proceed with emergency repairs to the water line at 129 Old Post Road North.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion; all voted for approval.

WHEREAS, the Village Manager in conjunction with the Village Engineer and the Director of Public Works have addressed a water problem at 129 Old Post Road North in the 1998-99 Capital budget with an appropriation of $40,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the Village staff has now determined that the problem has become critical and wishes to act now on an emergency basis; and

WHEREAS, in this case, the Village staff will comply with the bidding requirements whenever possible in order to insure normal procedures are followed, but said staff will expedite the necessary repairs to ameliorate the condition. Now therefore be it

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager proceed with the repairs to the water line at 129 Old Post Road North on an emergency basis.


o.  Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the resolution authorizing the Treasurer to make amendments to the Capital Fund to reflect changes to cover additional charges for items where bids have come in exceeding the funding that was previously approved.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion; all voted “aye”.

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson has adopted the 1998-99 Capital budget; and

WHEREAS, the Village staff in compliance with normal procedures necessary to insure the Village that each capital item is properly bid according to State Law has received three (3) bids that exceed the dollar amount approved by the Board; and

WHEREAS: the Manager has reviewed the bids for the sewer jet, the Lo-Boy for the recreation department and the underground storage tanks, and found them to exceed the budget by a total of $15,000.00. Now therefore be it

RESOLVED: that the Treasurer amend the 1998-99 Capital Fund to reflect these changes.


REPORTS:
Village Manager Herbek distributed a memorandum regarding Firehouse Improvement for later discussion.  

Trustee Watkins asked if the order for the signs has been placed.  Village Manager Herbek replied he is waiting for the proposal from the sign company.

Trustee McCarthy thanked Ann Lindau for setting up a meeting with Monroe Telecom regarding cable TV, there are options that may be available and  would like to put this on a work session agenda; she will put a memo together.  Trustee McCarthy stated that there was a work session July 21st with discussion about monitoring MetroEnviro and potential amendment for rezoning districts.

Trustee Daubney asked if the Municipal Place appraisal took place?  Village Manager Herbek replied that it was done, but he has not received the report yet.  Trustee Daubney asked if municipal employees were able to take care of  the foundation work on the SEPRIEO property?  Village Manager Herbek replied that the contractor did the work since the Village did not have the proper equipment.  Trustee Daubney asked about the Police overtime report for May and June with the increased activity.  Village Manager Herbek responded that he has had discussions with Chief Coxen who can come to a work session; the Board determined that  was not necessary,  that Chief Coxen can just send the reports.

Trustee Grant reported that the Planning Board’s Public Hearing on Metro Enviro site plan will be held Tuesday night and Hudson National is also on the Planning Board agenda, with discussion about the ongoing water supply problem. Trustee Grant added that the Public Hearing on Phases 3, 4 and 5 site plan amendment for Half Moon Bay will be on the Planning Board agenda. Trustee Grant noted that Half Moon Press has pictures of Croton how it used to be; an historical tour of Grand Street will be done by the Historic Rivertowns Trolley on August 30th.  Trustee Grant reported that she received a call from a citizen about a column in the Gannett papers that gives notification of municipality meetings; cut off time is Friday mornings; would someone from the Village office call and put in the Village’s meeting dates.  Trustee Grant stated that Westchester County has a card that can be put on windshields of cars parked in handicap restricted parking spaces; they can be kept on the dashboard and put on cars; the card says “do you know you are parking in a handicap space?”  Trustee Grant offered to get a supply.  Trustee Grant also suggested it may be time to raise the fine for parking in handicap spaces and asked that this be put on a future work session.

Trustee Grant made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Daubney, approved by all.  The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis A. Bradbury

Phyllis A. Bradbury, Secretary



Village Clerk/Deputy Clerk

























Corrections to the minutes of the meeting of July 6, 1998:

Page  5, Discussion –under b), change approved to improved

Page 5, 9th line and 11th line, change: evaluation to valuation.

Page 5, last sentence, change to read:  ..and this can be set up in the capital fund.

Page 6, 1st paragraph, 3rd line, change to read:…formal survey regarding expenses that could be useful. (strike the word “necessary”)

Page 6, 2nd paragraph, 9th line, correct spelling:  ..with Allee King…

Page 6, 3rd paragraph, 14th line, change to read:  ..of the Municipal Place Property.

Page 6, 4th paragraph, 1st line, change to read:  …that the Senasqua Park signs on Rt. 9 have been replaced….



Corrections to the minutes of July 20, 1998.

Page 3, delete first line (is repeated from end of page 2)

Page 5, 3rd paragraph, 9th line, change to read:  …when air conditioning units are on and never….

Page 6, under “discussion” item 3, 2nd line, change to read:  …about how high it is.

Page 7, 2nd paragraph, 9th line, change to read: …gave a listing of the extensive docket…

Page 7, last paragraph, 3rd line, change to read: ..reported that the Centennial Block Party…

Page 7, end of page, include the following lines which were deleted:
…replied that these items are not just picked up, that residents need to pay for and obtain a sticker; he has made arrangements to get rid of this refrigerator