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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
 
Board of Trustees Minutes 04-07-04 Organizational Meeting
The Annual Organizational Meeting of the Croton on Hudson Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton on Hudson, New York.

The following were present:
        Mayor Elliott
        Trustees: Grant, Weigman, Schmidt, Trustee-elect Kane
        Village Manager Herbek
        Village Attorney Waldman
        Village Treasurer Reardon

Mayor Elliott called the meeting to order at 8:05 P.M.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

Village Manager Herbek filed the oath of office of newly elected member of the Board of Trustees: Trustee Kane and re-elected Trustee Schmidt.


Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following designations.  Trustee Wiegman seconded the motion.  Unanimous approval.
Setting of Board of Trustee meeting place, time and dates

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES

2004-05

April 7                 Organizational Meeting            
and Regular Meeting 2004
April 12                Public Hearing - Budget
April 19                Regular Meeting
April 26                Budget Adoption
May 3                   Regular Meeting
May 10          Capital Budget and goal setting
May 17          Regular Meeting  
May 19          Metro North
June 1                  Regular Meeting
June 14         Regular Meeting
June 21         Work session
June 28         Regular Meeting
July 12                 Work session
July 19                 Regular Meeting
August 9                Regular Meeting
August 16               Work session
August 23               Regular Meeting
Sept. 13                Regular Meeting
Sept. 27                Regular Meeting
October 4               Work session
October 12              Regular Meeting
October 25              Regular Meeting
November 1              Work session
November 8              Regular Meeting
November 15             Work session
November 22             Regular Meeting
December 6              Regular Meeting
December 20             Regular Meeting

2005

January 5               Regular Meeting
January 18              Regular Meeting
January 31              Regular Meeting
Feb 15 (Tues.)          Regular Meeting  (Grievance Day)
March 7         Regular Meeting
March   21              Regular Meeting

Designation of the Croton Gazette and Gannett papers as official newspapers.
Name of the following as Official Depositories: Bank of New York, Chase Bank, First Union, Hudson Valley, CLASS and HUBCO.

Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following designations.  Trustee Wiegman seconded the motion.  Unanimous approval
Setting of employee bonds levels: Treasurer/Court Clerk, Dep. Treasurer/Computer Operator/Account Clerks, $500,000.

Mayor Elliott made the following appointments:
        
        Deputy Mayor:                           G. Grant
        Acting Village Justice:                 P. Hoffman
        Historian       ;                               J. Finnerty
        Assessor:                               J. Sperber
        Marriage Officer:                       J. Gochman
        Planning Board Chair:                   A. Gallelli
        Planning Board:                         F. Allen
        ZBA Chairman:                           D. Sapir
        ZBA:                                    P. Rolnick
        Conservation Advisory Council:  J. Goplerud, G. Kullberg, J. Johnsen

Recreation Advisory Commission: J. Giglio, C. Windrum, R. Soucy,
                                                M. Thoubboron
Water Control Commission:               vacant
Visual Environment Board:       M. Bosshart-Littman, K. McManus, R. Weale
Historic Preservation Committee:        L. Roessler, C. Oeschner


Liaisons-Trustee Assignments:   
        Public Safety:                          Grant, Schmidt, Elliott
        Recreation Adv.:                        Schmidt
        Conservation:   Kane
        Finance:                                Schmidt, Grant, Kane, Wiegman
        Planning:                               Grant
        ZBA:                                    Kane
        Visual Env.:                            Wiegman
        Water Control:                  Wiegman
        Library:                                Schmidt
        Cable:                                  Kane
        Chamber of Com/Business Dev.:   Grant, Schmidt
        Schools:                                Wiegman, Grant
        Town:                                   Kane
        County:                         Wiegman
        Arboretum                               Schmidt
        Parking Lot:                            Schmidt
        Northern Tier:                          Grant
        Waterfront Adv. Comm:           Wiegman
        Historic Preserv. Comm.:                Schmidt


Trustee Kane proposed a change to the agenda of the Village Board meetings, suggesting a 5 minute time limit for speakers plus some small changes he spelled out in a note to the whole board.  Mayor Elliott asked the Board to adopt the policy of limiting citizen participation for individuals to 5 minutes each for items on the agenda plus an additional 5 minute per speaker at the end of the agenda for all other items.   Trustee Schmidt asked for further discussion on this, he is in favor of some restriction, but would like a clear policy on what the restrictions would be.  Trustee Grant stated that this has surfaced before and suggested this is a new beginning, all will try to work together and allow as many people as possible to speak; she supports the idea.   Mayor Elliott stated that he would like to try this for a while, but it can be revisited in a work session.

Mayor Elliott closed the Organization Meeting at 8:20 p.m. and opened the Regular Board Meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis A. Bradbury, Secretary

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Village Clerk