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August 14, 2000
Special Meeting
August 14, 2000
7:30 PM

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 14, 2000, at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

The following officials were present:

        Mayor Elliott
        Trustee Grant
        Trustee Harkins
        Trustee McCarthy
        Trustee Watkins

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM and the following items were discussed:

Parking Lot Slide Show Presentation – Village Manager Richard F. Herbek, Village Treasurer Robert Reardon and Village Intern Neil Blitz made a presentation entitled “Sorting Things Out: Commuter Parking at the Croton Harmon Parking Facility.” This presentation explained the various improvements that have been undertaken at the Croton Harmon Train Station Parking Facility over the last several years. Mr. Herbek explained that overall the net increase in parking spots had been around 100 total spaces and that the gross parking revenue from this facility was $1,510,887 in 1999. After subtraction of operations, maintenance and debt service, the Village netted $1,060,887. This represents 14 per cent of the total Village budget and 45 per cent of the total non-tax revenue collected by the Village. The report included sections on pre-construction conditions, project logistics, project description, arts and landscaping, and intermodal services.
Metricom Proposal – Alice Bisgrove, Esq., of Ricochet Corporation explained Metricom’s application for a right-of-way agreement with the Village of Croton-on-Hudson. She explained that Metricom is a publicly traded, wireless internet provider which offers high-speed mobile service. Approximately eight small low-power radios would be deployed on existing light poles within the Village. Ms. Bisgrove provided a number of documents to the Village Board for its further consideration. The Village Board deferred action on the right-of-way agreement pending referral of this application to a committee of Village residents consisting of Mark Arons, Joel Klein and perhaps one or two other residents who have experience in this field.
Public solicitation of applicants to fill vacancies on Croton’s Boards. It was agreed that this was a good idea and that any vacancies would be advertised through the Croton Cortlandt Gazette, the Government Access Channel or the Village newsletter if this is timely.
Grants and policy of applying for future grants – It was explained by the Mayor and Village Manager that grants have been applied for in years past on a case by case basis depending upon grant time schedules and the future goals and objectives of the Village. The issue of how such projects get included in the capital budget was discussed and that most likely any grants that are applied for at this point in time will not have budget implications until at least the next fiscal year.

The Board then considered the following resolutions:

Extension of Handicapped Accessible Trail to End of Seprieo Property

        On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote:  

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is hereby authorized to file an application for funds from the Hudson River Valley Greenway in accordance with the provisions of Title 3 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and/or the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act (Article 44, Environmental Conservation Law) in an amount not to exceed $50,000, and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the Hudson River Valley Greenway for such financial assistance to this municipality for the extension of a handicapped accessible trail to the end of the Seprieo Property.


Improvement of Road Between Senasqua Park and Seprieo Property

        On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote:  

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is hereby authorized to file an application for funds from the Hudson River Valley Greenway in accordance with the provisions of Title 3 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act an/or the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act (Article 44, Environmental Conservation Law) in an amount not to exceed $150,000, and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the Hudson River Valley Greenway for such financial assistance to this municipality for the Road Improvements between Senasqua Park and Seprieo Property.


Completion of the Clean-up of Seprieo Property

        On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote.

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is hereby authorized to file an application for funds from the Hudson River Valley Greenway in accordance with the provisions of Title 3 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and/or the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act (Article 44, Environmental Conservation Law) in an amount not to exceed $83,000 and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the Hudson River Valley Greenway for such financial assistance to this municipality for the completion of the clean-up of the Seprieo Property.


Water Main Extension from Half Moon Bay to Seprieo Property

        On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote.  

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is hereby authorized to file an application for funds from the Hudson River Valley Greenway in accordance with the provisions of Title 3 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act an/or the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act (Article 44, Environmental Conservation Law) in an amount not to exceed $150,000, and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the Hudson River Valley Greenway for such financial assistance to this municipality for the Water Main Extension from Half Moon Bay to Seprieo Property.


Duck Pond Dredging

        On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote:  

RESOLVED: that the Village Manager of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is hereby authorized to file an application for funds from the Hudson River Valley Greenway in accordance with the provisions of Title 3 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and/or the Hudson River Valley Greenway Act (Article 44, Environmental Conservation Law) in an amount not to exceed $25,000, and upon approval of said request to enter into and execute a project agreement with the Hudson River Valley Greenway for such financial assistance to this municipality for the dredging of the Duck Pond.



On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Watkins,  the  

following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with unanimous vote:  

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has determined that the clean-up of the Waterfront Property (“SEPRIEO”) 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 clean-up of the Waterfront Property (“SEPRIEO”); 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 clean-up of the Waterfront Property (“SEPRIEO”).

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 clean-up of the Waterfront Property (“SEPRIEO”).

4.      The Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency has determined that the clean-up of the Waterfront Property (“SEPRIEO”) is an Unlisted Action under SEQRA and adopts a Negative Declaration.

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


Goals and Objectives of the Village Board and performance based compensation process for non-contract employees. The Board was asked to consider its goals and objectives for the Village as the Manager and Village Department heads will base their goals and objectives on the basis of the Board’s goals and objectives. A separate Village Board work session will be scheduled to consider this subject in the not too distant future. The Village Manager will begin to work with the department heads on developing a set of goals and objectives for the rest of the fiscal year.



Respectfully submitted,



Richard F. Herbek
Village Manager