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June 5, 2001 Special Meeting
Special Board Meeting
June 5, 2001

Special Meeting of Board of Trustees – June 5, 2001

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees was called for Tuesday, June 5 2001 to discuss the Millennium Pipeline Project.

Present:                Mayor Elliott
                        Trustee Grant
                        Trustee Harkins
                        Trustee Wiegman
                        Village Manager Herbek
                        Village Attorney Waldman
                        Joel Klein
                        Fran Allen
                        Neil Levy of the lawfirm, Kirkland & Ellis
                        Chris Semonsen of the lawfirm, Kirkland & Ellis
        (Trustee McCarthy participated in the meeting by way of speaker phone.)

The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM by Mayor Elliott. A motion was made by Trustee Grant to go into executive session, seconded by Trustee Weigman, and unanimously approved by those present to discuss a legal matter involving the Millennium Pipeline Project with the Village’s Washington counsels, Neil Levy and Chris Semondsen of the lawfirm of Kirkland & Ellis.

The Board reconvened at 8:00PM in public session and approved the following motion which was made by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Harkins with the unanimous vote of those present.

WHEREAS, on September 6, 1988 the Village Board of Trustees adopted the Park Recreation and Education District to preserve the natural resources, scenic beauty and other land and community resources whose retention was deemed necessary for the continued maintenance of the quality of the environment, and

WHEREAS, on May 23, 2001 the Conservation Advisory Council recommended the rezoning of the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum to PRE-1 as the best means to ensure the preservation of this property in its natural state, and

WHEREAS, the Village Board is considering the approval of Local Law Introductory #10 of 2001 entitled, “Rezoning of Certain Parcels to PRE-1 District in Accordance with Article XIV, Amendments and Interpretation of Chapter 230, Zoning, of the Croton-on-Hudson Village Code,” and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Law, the Village Board must make a determination as to the Environmental Impact of this proposed action, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson does hereby declare itself to be the Lead Agency with respect to this matter;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Village Board does hereby determine, based upon the Environmental Assessment Form submitted to and reviewed by the Board, that this is a Type 1 action; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that based upon the Environmental Assessment Form, the Village Board does hereby ADOPT the attached NEGATIVE DECLARATION with respect to this matter; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that a public hearing is hereby called for July 9, 2001 consider Local Law Introductory #10, of 2001.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard F. Herbek
Village Manager/ Clerk