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October 29, 2001 Meeting
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Monday, October 29, 2001 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

The following officials were present:

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

Also present:   Department of Public Works Superintendent, Ken Kraft
        Recreation Superintendent, Susan Menz


Mayor Elliott called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.  


Following extensive discussion concerning the possible location of a skateboard facility in the Village, the following resolutions were approved:

a.      On motion of TRUSTEE WIEGMAN, 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 Board received many objections to its decision to locate the skate board park at Vassallo Park; and
WHEREAS, THE Village Board now desires to change the location of the proposed skate board park; and
WHEREAS, a new Resolution will be passed to confirm the new proposed site of the Skate Board Park,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Village Board of Trustees hereby rescinds the resolution which was passed on September 13, 2001 regarding a proposed skate board park at Vassallo Park.

b.      On the motion of Trustee Harkins, seconded by Trustee Grant, the following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

        WHEREAS, the Village of Croton wishes to establish a skateboard facility and incorporate it within the recreation program offering in Croton:

        Now, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to organize an in-house project to establish a permanent skateboard facility at Municipal Place, formally know as the “Sewer Treatment Plant”.  This in-house project will consist of;
1.      The Village Administration organizing the installation of an appropriate skateboard surface and fencing as coordinated with the Recreation Advisory Committee, the Recreation Department and Skateboard Park representatives.  A schematic drawing, blocking out equipment types, sizes and location must be mutually agreed to by all 3 entities.
2.      The Skateboard Park representatives, will provide equipment specifications to the Village Administration for RFP’s in accordance with Village purchasing guidelines.
3.      The Skateboard Park representatives will organize a Community event for purposes of installing the skateboard facility equipment in accordance with Village insurance carrier guidelines.
4.      The Village Administration will obtain any and all planning board approvals required for this skateboard facility.

Further, THEREFORE BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that it is the very clear intention of the Village Board that this skateboard facility be open and operational no later than Memorial Day, 2002.

        c. On motion of  TRUSTEE Grant,  seconded by  TRUSTEE Harkins,  the  

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

WHEREAS, in a letter dated March 23, 2001, Zarin & Steinmetz, Attorneys at Law, on behalf of Allied Waste Industries, Inc., requested a renewal of their Special Permit which was due to expire on May 5, 2001; and

WHEREAS, at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees held on April 23, 2001, the Board of Trustees granted a sixty-day extension of the previous special permit in order to have time to consider the renewal of the Special Permit; and

WHEREAS, a Work Session was held on April 30, 2001 to discuss this matter; and

WHEREAS, a Public Hearing was held on May 7, 2001 to consider this matter; and

WHEREAS, on June 18, 2001, and again on September 4, 2001, the Board granted sixty-day extensions of the special permit, and

WHEREAS, the most recent extension is due to expire on November 3, 2001; and

WHEREAS the Board, among other things,  is now waiting for the final report from Walter Mack, the federally appointed monitor,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of Trustees does hereby grant another extension of the special permit to Allied Waste Industries until the end of the day on November 19, 2001,

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Village Board of Trustees will further consider the matter of the special permit renewal to Allied Waste Industries on November 19, 2001.

3.      The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard F. Herbek,
Village Manager