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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
 
July 24 2000
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A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Monday, July 24, 2000 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

The following officials were present:

        Mayor Elliott                           Trustee Watkins
        Village Attorney Waldman                Trustee McCarthy
        Treasurer Reardon                       Trustee Harkins
        Village Intern Neil Blitz       
        
        Absent:  Village Manager Herbek, Trustee Grant

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 Harkins made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on July 10, 2000.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion.  Vote was taken with Trustees Watkins and Harkins and Mayor Elliott voting “aye”, Trustee McCarthy abstained.  

Trustee McCarthy made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held on July 17, 2000; Trustee Harkins seconded the motion. The Board voted unanimous approval.


3. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

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

                General Fund            $40,982.41  
        Water Fund                          2,309.53
        Capital Accounts                    2,332.10    
        Trust & Agency            35,537.58                     
                                $81,161.68
 



4.  CORRESPONDENCE:

Village Treasurer Reardon read the following correspondence (full text available at the Village Office):

A letter from Arthur Drotzer, representing J&S Taxi, proposing a solution to the request from an additional company to supply taxi service at Croton-Harmon Station.  It agreed to allot Carlos Posso 2 spaces, given up by the two taxi companies.  Trustee McCarthy stated that before the Board gives it approval, the location of the spaces should be put closer to the front instead of to the side.  Treasurer Reardon stated that he believed this proposal was satisfactory with Mr. Posso in order to get in.  

Mr. Posso was present at the meeting and read a letter stating that he was not in agreement with the proposal and would like three spaces at the front of the train station; he added that this agreement was not acceptable to him.  At Mayor Elliott’s request, Mr. Posso will send a letter to Village Manager Herbek to identify what he has in mind and Mr. Herbek can negotiate with the taxi companies.  Mr. Posso then read his letter to the Board regarding this matter.

A letter from Joann Minett, Croton Community Nursery School, requesting the use of the train station parking lot on Saturday September 23, 2000 or Saturday, October 7, 2000 (both with Sunday raindates) from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. for their First Annual Bike Events.  Treasurer Reardon stated the Mr. Herbek stressed the need for an insurance rider whereby the Village is named co-insured and sufficient coverage.  A motion was made by Trustee McCarthy to approve the request with the caveat that all issues are resolved to Village satisfaction.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Harkins and approved unanimously.

A letter from Ian Murtaugh, asking the Board to disallow access to Wood Rd. from Rt. 129 and suggesting a thick guardrail across the top of Wood Rd.   Treasurer Reardon stated that Village Manager Herbek acknowledged that the sign the Village put up was taken down by the State; since this is a State Road it is within their jurisdiction to do so, adding that Mr. Herbek will investigate this further if the Board desires.  Mayor Elliott stated that he should find out the reason for the State to take the sign down and canvass the neighbors to see if they all agree that Wood Road should be closed at one end.

A letter from Westchester County Executive, Andrew Spano, regarding Pesticide Reduction Legislation and also a copy of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s Code of Conduct.    Mayor Elliott stated that a number of organizations are lobbying regarding pollution issues.  This matter will be referred to the Conservation Advisory Council and the drafting of a letter will be considered.


5.      CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:  
                No comments were offered.


RESOLUTIONS:

A1.     On motion of TRUSTEE McCARTHY, seconded by TRUSTEE WATKINS, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

WHEREAS, the Village Treasurer wishes to account for the MEBCO liability expensed in 1999-2000 fiscal year and recommends the following modifications to the 1999-2000 Water Fund budget:

Increase   002-9060.800  by      $  39,000.00     ( MEDICAL Insurance )
Decrease  002-8320.400  by      $    4,600.00     ( Contractual )
Decrease  002-8320.430  by      $    3,500.00     ( Gasoline )
Decrease  002-8340.400  by      $  25,300.00     ( Contractual )
Decrease  002-9010.800  by      $    2,600.00     ( Retirement  )

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Treasurer amend the 1999 -2000 Water Fund budget to reflect these changes.

A2.     On motion of TRUSTEE HARKINS, seconded by TRUSTEE McCARTHY, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York

        WHEREAS the Village has several unfunded liabilities which are mandated by either contract or agreement, that the Village Treasurer has chosen to recognize in the 1999-2000 budget; and,

WHEREAS the Village Treasurer wishes to partially fund these liabilities by increasing  revenue collection for certain revenue accounts that have been over collected in the 1999-2000 General Fund; and,

WHEREAS the Village Treasurer wishes to amend the 1999-2000 General fund budget effecting the following accounts;

Increase  001-3120.0100   by    $  164,000.00  ( Personnel Costs )
Increase  001-0001.1130   by    $    10,000.00  ( Franchise Tax )
Increase  001-0001.1170   by    $    20,000.00  ( Cable Franchise Tax )
Increase  001-0001.1730   by    $  100,000.00  ( Daily Parking Fees )
Increase  001-0001.2555   by    $      4,000.00  ( Building Permits )
Increase  001-0001.2610   by    $      6,000.00  ( Fines & Bail )
Increase  001-0001.2612   by    $      7,000.00  ( Fines & Bail )
Increase  001-0001.2685   by    $      4,000.00  ( Insurance Recoveries)
Increase  001-0001.3005   by    $    13,000.00  ( Mortgage Tax )

Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 1999 -2000 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.
        
A3.     On motion of  TRUSTEE McCARTHY,  seconded by  TRUSTEE HARKINS,  the following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

WHEREAS, the Village Treasurer has reviewed the year to date expenditures for each department and recommends the following modifications to the 1999-2000 General Fund budget:

Increase  001-1230.100  by      $  40,000.00     ( Personnel )
Increase  001-3120.100  by      $  96,000.00     ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-1420.400  by      $    4,600.00     (Contractual )
Decrease 001-1440.110  by      $    2,000.00     ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-1440.400  by      $    8,500.00     ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-1440.470  by      $    1,000.00     ( Repairs )
Decrease 001-1640.100  by      $    2,700.00     ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-1640.110  by      $  12,500.00     ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-1640.120  by      $    3,500.00     ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-1640.430  by      $    1,400.00     ( Heating Fuel )
Decrease 001-1640.470  by      $    1,300.00     ( Repairs )
Decrease 001-1640.480  by      $    2,500.00     ( Gasoline )
Decrease 001-1680.400  by      $    6,500.00     ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-1910.400  by      $   26,000.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-1930.400  by      $     3,900.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-1950.400  by      $     4,000.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-3120.470  by      $     4,500.00    ( Repairs )
Decrease 001-3310.110  by      $     2,000.00    ( Personnel )
Decrease 001-3310.400  by      $     3,500.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-5140.406  by      $     2,000.00    ( Grass Cutting )
Decrease 001-7140.400  by      $     7,500.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-7140.414  by      $   15,000.00    ( Equipment )
Decrease 001-7140.420  by      $     2,500.00    ( Supplies )
Decrease 001-7140.421  by      $     2,200.00    ( Supplies )
Decrease 001-8020.400  by      $     4,000.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-8510.400  by      $     5,000.00    ( Contractual )
Decrease 001-8510.420  by      $     6,000.00    ( Supplies )
Decrease 001-8790.400  by      $     1,400.00    ( Contractual )


NOW  THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Treasurer amend the 1999 -2000 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.

        A4.     On motion of  TRUSTEE HARKINS,  seconded by  TRUSTEE McCARTHY,  the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York

WHEREAS, the D.P.W. Director wishes to transfer funds between accounts to meet vehicle maintenance; and

WHEREAS: the Treasurer and the Director have reviewed the budget and have requested the following budget transfers be made to accommodate this work:

Increase   001-8170.421  by      $    750.00     ( Supplies for Vehicles )
Decrease  001-5110.470  by      $    750.00     ( Repairs to Vehicles )
Increase   001-8170.470  by      $    750.00     ( Repairs to Vehicles  )
Decrease  001-5110.470  by      $    750.00     ( Repairs to Vehicles )

Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 2000 -2001 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.

b.On motion of  TRUSTEE Watkins,  seconded by  TRUSTEE McCarthy,  the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with approval subject to review of what was discussed at the last work session:  

WHEREAS, MediaOne of New York, Inc. (the "Franchisee") holds a cable franchise and is duly authorized to operate and maintain a cable communications system (the "Franchise") in the Village of Croton_on_Hudson (the "Village"); and,

WHEREAS, Cablevision of Boston, Inc. ("CSC Boston') is an indirect wholly_owned subsidiary of CSC Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("CSC Holdings"); and,

WHEREAS, CSC Boston, CSC Holdings, and Cablevision of Brookline L.P. (also a subsidiary of CSC Holdings) (collectively referred to as "Cablevision"), entered into an Asset Exchange Agreement (the "Agreemenf') with AT&T Corp. ("AT&T") dated as of April 18, 2000;and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Agreement, CSC Boston will receive, in addition to other valuable consideration, and in exchange for its Boston, Massachusetts cable system, Franchisee's cable assets in the Village (the "Assignment"); and,

WHEREAS, the closing of the Agreement (the "Closing") is subject to the close of a pending transaction between AT&T and MediaOne Group, Inc., the ultimate parent of Franchisee ("MediaOne"), dated as of May 6, 1999, pursuant to which MediaOne will become a wholly -owned subsidiary of AT&T;

WHEREAS, on or about June 12, 2000, Franchisee and CSC Boston jointly submitted to the Village Board an application for consent to the Assignment of the Franchise on the Federal Communications Commission Form 394 (the "Assignment Application"); and,

WHEREAS, the Village duly conducted a review of the Assignment Application and examined the legal, financial and technical qualifications of Cablevision, followed all required procedures in order to review and act upon the Assignment Application, and considered the comments of all interested parties; and,

WHEREAS, following its review and investigation, the Village has concluded that Cablevision meets the legal, technical and financial criteria necessary to operate the cable system in the Village and has satisfied all criteria set forth in applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

1.      The Village hereby consents to the Assignment of the cable system serving the Village to Cablevision, or to another subsidiary or affiliate of Cablevision under common control, effective upon the Closing.

2.      The Village's consent to the Assignment herein shall be effective immediately, and Cablevision shall notify the Village promptly upon the Closing.

c.      On motion of  TRUSTEE HARKINS,  seconded by  TRUSTEE McCARTHY,  the  following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS,  the Police Department is desirous of participating in the SMART Program, which is offered in conjunction with the Department of Public Works, County of Westchester through an intermunicipal agreement; and

WHEREAS, this agreement will offer a monitoring unit on a loan basis to assist the Police Department in controlling speed throughout the Village;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign the Intermunicipal Agreement on Speed Monitoring Awareness Trailer Program with the County of Westchester for the period July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2005.

d.      On motion of Trustee McCarthy, seconded by Trustee Watkins, the following
resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

WHEREAS, bids were opened on July 12, 2000 for a new front end loader to replace a front end loader with over 15 years of use and needing repairs, and

WHEREAS, the 1999-2000 capital fund budget provided for the replacement of the front end loader and funding the amount of $100,000 was appropriated by the Village Board, and

WHEREAS, two bids were received from Ehrbar and Westchester Tractor with the lowest bid being that of Westchester Tractor for a New Holland L W 170 for $97,000 which takes into consideration the trade in value of the existing front end loader in the amount of $16,000,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, Westchester Tractor for their bid in the amount of $97,000, which includes the trade in of the Village’s existing front end loader at a cost of $16,000.

e.      On motion of  TRUSTEE McCARTHY,  seconded by  TRUSTEE WATKINS,  the  following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

WHEREAS, two (2) employees of the Village of Croton_on_Hudson have petitioned the Village Manager to adopt a local law authorized by Chapter 86, Laws of 2000 for eligible employees to participate in the 2000 NYS Retirement Incentive Program; and

WHEREAS, the Village Manager has apprised the Village Board of those employees wishing to take part in said incentive program; and

WHEREAS, the Village Manager has set October 10, 2000 as the commencement date for the 2000 NYS Retirement Incentive Program, and December 29, 2000 as the closing date encompassing a total of 81 days in which eligible employees may choose to retire,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby instructed to proceed with setting the public hearing on Monday, August 7, 2000, at 8:00 p.m. on the Local Law electing a retirement incentive by Chapter 86, Laws of 2000.

F1.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR ADDITIONS TO OR RECONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS WITHIN THE VILLAGE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, GENERATORS AND FOUNDATION WALLS, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $128,240, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $128,240 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article~8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the construction of an addition or additions to or the reconstruction of a class “A” building, including original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purposes for which such additions to such buildings or for which such reconstructed buildings are to be used, including without limitation, generators and foundation walls.  The estimated maximum cost of said class of objects or purposes, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $128,240 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $128,240 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has been previously authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such class of objects or purposes.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $128,240 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

(a)     The buildings are of at least Class “A” construction within the meaning of Section 11.00(b) of the Law.

(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said class of objects or purposes for which said $128,240 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 12.(a)(1) of the Law, is twenty (20) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
a.      such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
b.      the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c.      such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York.
Section 8.  This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Village voting on the referendum.
Section 9.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed, within ten (10) days after the adoption of this resolution, to cause this bond resolution to be (a) published in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof.  After this bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause this bond resolution to be published, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the Village.
Motion to adoption of the foregoing resolution was made by Trustee McCarthy, seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
AYES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliott
NOES: _0____
The resolution was declared adopted.

F2.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE PURCHASE OF PASSENGER VEHICLES, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $48,090, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $48,090 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article~8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the purchase of passenger vehicles, other than a school bus, having a seating capacity of less than ten persons, when purchased to replace a similar vehicle previously in service for one year or more, including without limitation, a vehicle for the Assistant Chief.  The estimated maximum cost of said specific object or purpose, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $48,090 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $48,090 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has been previously authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such specific object or purpose.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $48,090 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said specific object or purpose for which said $48,090 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 77.(first) of the Law, is three (3) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will not exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes and the renewals thereof, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
a.      such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
b.      the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c.      such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York.
Section 8.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this resolution, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in §~81.00 of the Law~in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village.
Section~9.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Upon motion by Trustee McCarthy, the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
AYES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliott
NOES:  0
The resolution was declared adopted.

F3.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE PREPARATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $106,865, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $106,865 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village"), (by the favorable vote of not less than two_thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a "Type II Action" under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the preparation of a comprehensive master plan for the development of the entire area of the municipality.  The estimated maximum cost of said specific object or purpose, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $106,865 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $106,865 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property in the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has previously been authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such specific object or purpose.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $106,865, are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33_a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called the "Law") to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:
(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said specific object or purpose for which said $106,865 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section~11.00 a. 64. of the Law, is five (5) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will not exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section~52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00 and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes and the renewals thereof, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds and the  renewals thereof, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds and the renewals thereof, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and of any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
(a)     such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
(b)     the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of such resolution are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
(c)     such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution.
Section 8.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this resolution, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in §~81.00 of the Law~in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village.
Section~9.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Upon motion by Trustee McCarthy, the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
AYES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliott
NOES:  0  
The resolution was declared adopted.

F4.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE PURCHASE OF MACHINERY AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, A SANITATION TRUCK, 4X4 PICKUP AND 6-WHEEL DUMP TRUCK, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $245,795, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $245,795 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article~8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the purchase of machinery and apparatus to be used for constructing, reconstructing, repairing, maintaining or removing the snow and ice from, any physical public betterment or improvement, other than machinery or apparatus which is to be permanently attached to or to form a part of any such betterment or improvement, including without limitation, a sanitation truck, 4x4 pickup and 6-wheel dump truck.  The estimated maximum cost of said class of objects or purposes, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $245,795 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $245,795 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has been previously authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such class of objects or purposes.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $245,795 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said class of objects or purposes for which said $245,795 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 28. of the Law, is fifteen (15) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
a.      such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
b.      the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c.      such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York.
Section 8.  This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Village voting on the referendum.
Section 9.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed, within ten (10) days after the adoption of this resolution, to cause this bond resolution to be (a) published in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof.  After this bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause this bond resolution to be published, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the Village.
Upon motion by Trustee McCarthy, the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
AYES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliott
NOES: __0__
The resolution was declared adopted.

F5.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, MAJOR REPAIRS, ALTERATION, EXTENSION OR ENLARGEMENT OF THE NECESSARY WORKS OF ALL KINDS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF WATERWAYS AND FOR DRAINAGE OR ADDITIONS THERETO, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE REMOVAL OF RAILROAD TIES, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $32,060, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $32,060 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article~8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the construction, reconstruction, major repairs, alteration, extension or enlargement of the necessary works of all kinds for the improvement of waterways and for drainage or additions thereto, such dredging, minor repairs or cleaning out as are necessary from time to time for the preservation and restoration to their original condition of such improvements, including without limitation, removal of railroad ties, not involving original construction, reconstruction, major repairs, alteration, extension or enlargement of such works.  The estimated maximum cost of said class of objects or purposes, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $32,060 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $32,060 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has been previously authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such class of objects or purposes.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $32,060 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said class of objects or purposes for which said $32,060 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 3. of the Law, is ten (10) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
a.      such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
b.      the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c.      such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York.
Section 8.  This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Village voting on the referendum.
Section 9.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed, within ten (10) days after the adoption of this resolution, to cause this bond resolution to be (a) published in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof.  After this bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause this bond resolution to be published, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the Village.
Upon motion by Trustee McCarthy, the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
YES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliott
NOES:    0
The resolution was declared adopted.

F6.     BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, ADOPTED JULY 24, 2000, AUTHORIZING FINANCING FOR THE ORIGINAL IMPROVEMENT AND EMBELLISHMENT OF PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, A SKATEBOARD PARK WITHIN THE VILLAGE, STATING THE ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST THEREOF IS $80,150, APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $80,150 SERIAL BONDS OF SAID VILLAGE TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees (the "Board of Trustees") of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York (the "Village") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of said Board of Trustees) as follows:
Section 1.  Based upon the review of this action by the Village, the Board of Trustees hereby determines that it is a Type II Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Article~8 of the Environmental Conservation Law) and therefore no further environmental review is required.
Section 2.  The Village is hereby authorized to finance the original improvement and embellishment of parks, playgrounds and recreational areas, including without limitation, a skateboard park within the Village.  The estimated maximum cost of said specific object or purpose, including costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $80,150 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan of financing includes the issuance of $80,150 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation, and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property of the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.  No amount has been previously authorized by the Village to be applied to the payment of such specific object or purpose.
Section 3.  Serial bonds of the Village in the principal amount of $80,150 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (herein called "Law"), to finance said appropriation.
Section 4.  The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

(a)     The period of probable usefulness of said specific object or purpose for which said $80,150 serial bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution are to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00 a. 19.(c) of the Law, is fifteen (15) years.
(b)     The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years.
Section 5.  Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the Village without limitation of rate or amount.  The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a)~the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b)~the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.
Section 6.  Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law and pursuant to the provisions of Section 21.00, Section 30.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes, determining whether to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, prescribing the terms, form and contents of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and renewals of said bond anticipation notes, and any other powers or duties pertaining to or incidental to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized, bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village.
Section 7.  The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:
a.      such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or
b.      the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution, are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c.      such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution of the State of New York.
Section 8.  This resolution is adopted subject to permissive referendum and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption or, if a referendum is held, upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Village voting on the referendum.
Section 9.  The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed, within ten (10) days after the adoption of this resolution, to cause this bond resolution to be (a) published in "THE GAZETTE," the official newspaper of the Village, and (b) posted in at least six (6) public places together with a notice of the adoption thereof.  After this bond resolution shall take effect, the Village Clerk is hereby further directed to cause this bond resolution to be published, in full, together with a Notice attached in substantially the form prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in said official newspaper of the Village.
Upon motion by Trustee McCarthy, the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Trustee Watkins and duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:
AYES: Trustees Watkins, McCarthy, Harkins, Mayor Elliot
NOES: __0__
The resolution was declared adopted.

g.      On motion of  TRUSTEE McCARTHY,  seconded by  TRUSTEE WATKINS,  the  following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York :  

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has determined that the removal of Railroad ties from the Croton Bay is an Unlisted Action under SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees is concerned about the possible environmental impacts of its actions; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has requested that the Village prepare a Short Environmental Assessment Form regarding the removal of railroad ties from Croton Bay; and

WHEREAS, the Short Environmental Assessment Form has been completed and reviewed by the Village Board of Trustees;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

1.      The Village Board of Trustees declares itself to be lead agency in connection with the removal of the railroad ties from Croton Bay.

2.      The Short Environmental Assessment Form is accepted by the Village Board of Trustees.

The Village Board of Trustees finds that there are no significant environmental effects arising from the removal of railroad ties from Croton Bay.

4.      The Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the removal of railroad ties from Croton Bay is an Unlisted Action under SEQRA and adopts a Negative Declaration because the removal of the railroad ties from Croton Bay, is an action which the Village Board of Trustees has determined will not have a significant effect on the environment.

5.      A draft environmental impact statement will not be prepared.

Discussion:  Trustee Watkins asked that upon approval, this resolution be given to the Waterfront Advisory Committee and the Water Control Commission.

h.      On motion of  TRUSTEE WATKINS seconded by  TRUSTEE HARKINS,  the  
following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, the Village has over the last decade petitioned the County of Westchester to eliminate the nonsewered properties in the village from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District, and

WHEREAS, in 1999 354 nonsewered properties were removed from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District, which properties were 500 or more feet from a sewer line, and

WHEREAS, subsequent to this action the Village learned that the County standard was more than 100 feet for properties to be removed from a sewer district, and

WHEREAS, the Village has studied this issue further and believes that 69 additional properties should be removed from the District, and

WHEREAS, the Village has also identified 52 properties that should be included in the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to file a petition with the County Executive and the County Board of Legislators to remove 122 properties from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District and to add 52 properties into the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District as attached.

i.              On motion of Trustee Harkins, seconded by Trustee McCarthy, the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

        WHEREAS, two (2) air conditioning units were needed on an emergency basis for use in the Municipal building in offices without cooling equipment; and

                WHEREAS, funds to replace said units were not budgeted in the building account for air conditioning emergencies; and

                WHEREAS, the Treasurer has requested funds in the 2000-2001 budget to be amended to address the addition; and

                WHEREAS, the Treasurer has reviewed the budget and has requested the following budget transfer to accommodate this purchase:

                1. Increase 001-1620.200 by     $1,386.00       (Contractual Expense)
                2. Decrease 001-1990.400 by     $1,386.00       (Contingent)

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Treasurer amend the 2000-2001 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.

Discussion:  Trustee McCarthy stated that she would like the Board to entertain air conditioning for the Board meeting room.  Trustee Watkins stated that he is not in favor of doing these stopgap measures and the Board should address the whole issue.

REPORTS

Trustee Watkins commended the quality of and attendance at the concerts at Senasqua Park.  Trustee Watkins reported that at the July 17th work session, they discussed cable TV, John Figliozzi, USMA engineer, was present to discuss removal of the railroad ties, Village recreation issues, discussion on and determination that the Village will not hire a monitor for Metro Enviro, discussion and resolution of temporary housing of ambulance and fire apparatus and approval of construction of a better building for the DPW.

Trustee McCarthy stated that the motion for Metro Enviro will come up again but will wait for a full Board to be present.  Trustee McCarthy reported that at the August 14th work session, there will be a presentation regarding the parking lot and parking lot policy, CAC, discussion regarding hiring a consultant on issues regarding the business district, Metrocom proposal, grants, and goals and objectives of the Village Board.  Trustee McCarthy also asked that the vegetation be cut back in the parking lot walkway behind the garage.

Trustee Harkins reported that the Gazette had an article about the Village community center.  Trustee Harkins announced the schedule of the Recreation Dept. free summer programs; there are also 2 trips coming up and residents should contact the Rec. Dept for further information.

Trustee McCarthy made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Trustee Watkins seconded the motion; approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis A. Bradbury, Secretary




Village Clerk