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April 23, 2001 Special Meeting
A Special Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, was held on Monday, April 23, 2001 at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

The following officials were present:

Mayor Elliott
Village Manager Herbek
Village Treasurer Reardon
Village Attorney Waldman
Trustee Grant
Trustee Harkins
Trustee McCarthy
Trustee Wiegman

1. CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Elliott called the meeting to order at 8:04 p.m. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. PUBLIC HEARING

David Steinmetz, attorney for Allied Waste Industries, Inc., requested a sixty-day extension of a Special Permit for the operation of a solid waste management transfer station, which expires May 6, 2001. Trustee McCarthy asked that the topic be included on a work session agenda and requested that copies of pertinent data, such as the number of trucks visiting the site, the tonnage transferred, and any reports during the last year, be provided for the trustees. Mr. Steinmetz offered to attend the work session.

Trustee Wiegman made a motion to grant the extension, Trustee Grant seconded the motion. It was unanimously approved.

3. CORRESPONDENCE

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

a. Letter from the Comprehensive Plan Committee with recommendations for Changes to the C1 and C2 Districts. Mayor Elliott postponed Village Board discussions on the proposed changes until it has received the recommendations of the Planning Board.

4. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Peter and Paul Caltagirone, co-owners of Chromoscan, 16 Brook Street, expressed concern about the changes proposed in C1 and C2 Districts in the Comprehensive Master Plan. They were re-assured they would be personally notified when public hearings on the matter are scheduled. Steve Katz, Kayson Chevrolet, requested, and was granted, the same notification.

Jeffrey Yeates, Hessian Hills Road, noted he was representing other Hessian Hills Road neighbors. He asked the Village Board to adopt a resolution requesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant a 45-day extension to the comment period about the Columbia Gas Millennium Pipeline in light of the announced changes in the proposed route. Trustees readily agreed to the request.

Trustee Grant made the motion to adopt the resolution. It was seconded by Trustee McCarthy. The motion was unanimously adopted.

5. RESOLUTIONS

a. Adoption of the 2001-2002 Budget

On a motion of Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, with Trustees Grant, Wiegman and Mayor Elliott voting “aye” and Trustees McCarthy and Harkins voting “nay”:


BUDGET ADOPTION RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON JUNE 1, 2001 AND ENDING MAY 31 2002, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON GOVERNMENT AND ESTABLISHING THE RATES OF COMPENSATION FOR OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES FOR SUCH PERIOD.

WHEREAS, this board has met at the time and place specified in the notice of public hearing on the preliminary budget and heard all persons desiring to be heard thereon, now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the preliminary budget as amended and revised and as hereinafter set forth is hereby adopted and that the several amounts stated in column titled “Adopted” in Schedule Al - General Fund, F1-Water Fund, HN1-Capital Fund and Schedule 7-Debt Service, be and they hereby are appropriated for the objects and purposes specified and the salaries and wages stated in Schedule 5 of such budget shall be and are hereby fixed at the amounts shown therein effective June 1, 2001.

Discussion: Trustee Harkins advised the Village Board that he wanted a zero percent increase in the budget and suggested the process be approached differently. He referred to a pro-forma budget projection wherein he came to the conclusion that the Village could have a zero tax increase this year and in the next several years. Trustee McCarthy considered it necessary for the Village Board to be more innovative in the way the Village does business. She questioned the amount of Village debt compared to 10 years ago and also the amount of the Village budget today compared to 10 years ago. Trustee Wiegman noted that the Budget was changed from the proposed Budget by the amount of $11,000. Trustee Grant praised Village Manager Herbek and Village Treasurer Reardon and said she considered the increase of 2.8% to be very reasonable.


ADOPTED BUDGET SUMMARY          
GENERAL FUND TAX INFORMATION    
        A D O P T E D   
~        2001 - 2002    
~       ~       
TOTAL   APPROPRIATIONS  $9,801,010.00   
    LESS       ~       
    Non -Tax  Revenues         $3,352,451.00   
    APPROPRIATED FUND BALANCE  $0.00   
    SUPPLEMENTAL TAX BILLS     $7,706.24       
SUB-TOTAL                       $3,360,157.24   
~       ~       
    BALANCE OF APPROPRIATION   ~       
    AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES       $6,440,852.76   
    PLUS       ~       
    ALLOWANCE FOR UNCOLLECTED TAX      $50,000.00      
~       ~       
    TOTAL TAX LEVY     $6,490,852.76   
~       ~       
T A X   R A T E   P E R  1000   $147.24 
    CURRENT  TAX  RATE 143.17  
    INCREASE IN DOLLARS        $4.07   
    PERCENTAGE  INCREASE       2.85%   
~       ~       
    ASSESSED VALUATION $41,954,050.00  
    SPECIAL FRANCHISES $2,128,164.00   
~       ~       
    TOTAL TAXABLE  VALUATION   $44,082,214.00  
~       ~       

SCHEDULE FIVE – JUNE 1, 2001 – MAY 31, 2001
ELECTED         
MAYOR   $3,000  
                
TRUSTEE (4)     $2,000  
                
VILLAGE JUSTICE $18,200 
                
APPOINTED               
VILLAGE MANAGER/CLERK   $125,574        
                
VILLAGE TREASURER / ASST. MANAGER       $89,250 
                
DEPUTY TREASURER        $55,860 
                
ASSESSOR        $6,000  
                
ACTING VILLAGE JUSTICE  $6,448  
                
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY    $14,560 
                
OUTSIDE UNION CONTRACTS BY DEPARTMENT           
COURT CLERK     $44,100 
                
SECRETARY TO  MGR./DEPUTY CLERK $55,965 
                
ENGINEER / COMPUTER ANALYIST    $91,520 
                
ASSISTANT BUILDING INSPECTOR    $56,331 
                
SECRETARY TO PLANNING BOARD     $43,472 
                
COMPUTER OPERATOR I     $47,920 
                
CHIEF OF POLICE $96,105 
                
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS        $80,141 
                
SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION    $62,400 
                
SENIOR RECREATION LEADER        $48,180 
SCHEDULE FIVE CONTINUED
CONTRACT EMPLOYEES BY DEPARTMENT                
COURT           
COURT CLERK II  Adjusted for step increase      $34,638 
TREASURY                
DATA ENTRY CLERK        $34,102 
ENGINEERING  DEPARTMENT                 
SECRETARY TO ZONING BOARD  APPEALS      $38,335 
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS  DEPARTMENT                 
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC  / REPAIRMAN       $48,732 
CARETAKER       $38,184 
GARAGE                  
MECHANIC / GARAGE FOREMAN       $54,803 
AUTO MECHANIC   $50,522 
COMPUTER    DEPARTMENT          
SENIOR  ACCOUNT CLERK   $43,141 
POLICE  DEPARTMENT              
POLICE LIEUTENANT (2)   $82,724 
SERGEANT (4)    $75,768 
DETECTIVE       $71,341 
PATROLMAN 4TH YEAR ( 9 )        $66,913 
PATROLMAN 3RD YEAR      $58,982 
PATROLMAN-ENTRY ( 3 )   $32,000 
DEPARTMENT  OF  PUBLIC  WORKS           
ASS'T. GENERAL FOREMAN  $59,479 
INTERMEDIATE TYPIST ( 1 )       $38,335 
HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (2)      $50,022 
MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR ( 4 )  $48,732 
SKILLED LABORER ( 2 )   $46,094 
SKILLED LABORER / DCO   $46,094 
LABORER ( 5 )   $38,184 
LABORER ( 1 ) Adjusted for step increase        $37,237 
LABORER ( 1 ) Adjusted for step increase        $35,238 
LABORER ( 1 ) Adjusted for step increase        $31,138 
OFF STREET PARKING              
PERMIT CLERK    $38,335 
PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER     $34,102 
PARKS & RECREATION              
PARKS FOREMAN   $52,022 
INTERMEDIATE TYPIST ( 1 )       $38,335 
SKILLED LABORER ( 1 )   $46,094 
SCHEDULE FIVE CONTINUED         
WATER DEPARTMENT                
WATER MAINTENANCE GR 1 / FOREMAN        $54,803 
WATER MAINTENANCE GRADE I ( 2 ) $50,522 
WATER MAINTENANCE GRADE II      $32,059 



The following resolution was moved by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0 therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the Tax Warrant for the collection of taxes for the period beginning June 1, 2001 through April 1, 2002

TAX WARRANT

TO: Robert T. Reardon, Treasurer

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to receive and collect from the persons named in the tax roll hereunto annexed, the several sums stated in the last column hereof opposite their respective names, being a total of $6,498,559.00        

        
                For the current budget                          $6,490,852.76
                For Supplemental Tax Bills                              7,706.24
                                                                ____________
                                Sub-total                       $6,498,559.00

                For Water Rents and Charges                     $     37,876.51
                For Alarm Fees & Other                  $          811.13
                For Commercial Garbage                  $       1,770.00

                                TOTAL                           $6,539,016.64

FURTHER COMMANDED to receive and collect such sums without additional charge until June 30, 2001: and thereafter to collect such of the sums as have not been theretofore collected, an additional charge of five percentum for the first month or fraction thereof and one percent for each month or fraction thereof thereafter until paid.

YOU ARE FURTHER COMMANDED, to return the tax roll and warrant to the village Clerk on or before the first day of April, 2002, and to deliver to the Board of Trustees at the same time an account of the taxes remaining unpaid: describing each parcel of real property upon which taxes are unpaid, showing the person or persons to whom the parcel is assessed and showing as to each parcel the amount of tax unpaid.


                                                        __________________________________

                                                        Robert W. Elliott, Mayor
Dated April 23, 2001

        
ATTEST ____________________________________
                 Richard F. Herbek
                 Village Manager/Clerk

The Village offices will be open for the collection of taxes June 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon.


TAX WARRANT 2001-2002


c. Resolution adding receivables to the tax bills for the fiscal year June 21, 2001 through May 31, 2002

On a motion of Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, the following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:


BE IT RESOLVED, the Treasurer is hereby authorized to place the following past due receivables on the tax bills the fiscal year June 1, 2001 through May 31, 2002.


GENERAL FUND

ALARM FEES                                                      $     300.00

REFUSAL TO PAY FOR SIDEWALK                             $      416.13
                
REFUSAL TO PAY  RECREATION FEES                 $       95.00

                                                                                       TOTAL   $     811.13


COMMERCIAL GARBAGE                              TOTAL   $    1,770.00                           
        
WATER FUND

UNPAID WATER            SERVICE CHARGES              PENALTY          TOTAL

$  34,595.69                            $  20.00               $ 3,260.82            $ 37,876.51


Per attached schedules


d. Promotion of Richard G. Corvinus to the position of Police Sergeant

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

        RESOLVED:       that Richard G. Corvinus is hereby promoted to the position of

        Police Sergeant from Eligibility List #73-237 (00-599), at a salary of  $72,037,

        effective April 24, 2001.


e. Budget Modifications - Parking lot and police overtime

On a motion of Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, the following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

        On motion of  TRUSTEE WIEGMAN,  seconded by  TRUSTEE GRANT,  the  following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York

WHEREAS, the Village wishes to improve the commuter parking lot at the Croton Station with additional paving, additional bollard installation and the purchase of a sidewalk vacuum or multiyear cleaning service needed by May 31, 2001; and

WHEREAS, the Village needs to provide additional funds for Police Overtime to augment the Police budget; and

WHEREAS funds to accomplish these needs exist in the General Fund Parking Lot Permits Account , and the Village Treasurer wishes to amend both sides of the 2000-2001 General fund operating budget effecting the following accounts; and

Increase   001-3120- 0120       by    $ 10,000.00    ( Police O/T )
Increase   001-5650- 0400       by    $ 60,000.00    ( Contractual )
Increase   001-0001- 1720       by    $ 70,000.00    ( Permit Fees )



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


f. Budget Modifications

On a motion of Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, 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 10 month year to date expenditures for each department and recommends the following modifications:

                        GENERAL  FUND

Increase   001-1450.400  by      $        300.00     ( Elections )
Increase   001-1650.440  by      $     7,000.00     ( Electricity )
Increase   001-5183.110  by      $   12,500.00     ( Personnel Expense P/T )
Increase   001-8090.100  by      $   10,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Increase   001-8120.100  by      $     1,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Increase   001-8140.100  by      $     6,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Increase   001-8160.100  by      $   10,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Increase   001-8560.100  by      $     2,500.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Decrease 001- 1960.404  by      $     7,350.00      ( Refunds on Real Property )
Decrease 001- 5010.100  by      $   20,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Decrease 001- 5110.100  by      $   14,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Decrease 001- 7145.111  by      $     7,950.00     ( Personnel Expense )

WATER  FUND

Increase   002-1650.440  by      $      3,100.00     ( Electricity )
Increase   002-8320.110  by      $      7,000.00     ( Personnel Expense )
Increase   002-9030.800  by      $      4,000.00     ( F.I.C.A. Expense )
Increase   002-9031.800  by      $      1,000.00     ( MEDICARE Expense )
Decrease  002-1990.400  by      $    10,000.00     ( Contingent )
Decrease  002-9040.800  by      $      5,100.00     ( Workers Comp )


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

6. REPORTS

Village Manager Herbek presented Trustee Wiegman with his Trustee Shield.

Mayor Elliott reminded the meeting about the annual “Broadway-on-Hudson,” a benefit for Croton Teen Theater, which will be held in the Frederick Blais Auditorium at Croton-Harmon High School on Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

On the motion of Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Wiegman, it was unanimously agreed to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lyn Roessler, Secretary



_______________________
Village Clerk