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Board of Trustees Minutes 06-28-04
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Monday June 28, 2004 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

The following officials were present:
        Mayor Elliott                           Trustee Grant
Village Attorney Waldman                Trustee Wiegman
        Treasurer Reardon                       Trustee Schmidt
Absent:  Village Manager Herbek Trustee Kane
        
1. CALL TO ORDER:
Trustee Grant called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:
Trustee Wiegman made a motion to approve the vouchers as follows, subject to review by the Audit Committee.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Schmidt and approved unanimously.

                General Fund                    $ 72,944.13  
                Water Fund      2,671.24                                
                Capital Accounts        6,550.00
        Trust & Agency  6,471.00        
                Total   $ 88,636.37                             
 
3.      PUBLIC HEARING
Treasurer Reardon read resolution to consider a special permit application by Barbara Sarbin, proprietor of Something Good in the World.
Mayor .Elliott opened the Public Hearing:
Debra Edelson, 21 Pond Meadow- this was a fabulous place and a terrific environment.
Deborah Fletcher, Maple St. - a girl was hit by a car outside that school this morning; too much is going on; many use that area and cars are in and out all day; this is an accident waiting to happen; can’t have a school without having something done about traffic and speeding; she comes home and can’t get into her driveway because of cars blocking it and they have been complaining about it for 8 years.
Barbara Sarbin, 624 Croton Ave., Cortland Manor- stated that it Something Good in the World receives approval from the state as a school, it opens the possibility of them making an application for a crosswalk, a possible sign to reduce speed; the organization wants to assist with traffic calming; school is not in session right now, so she did not know about a child being hit by a car; site visits have confirmed that there is not an issue with parking and traffic.
Danny Oks, the parent of child in that school and owner of the building- he is grateful that the school is there; is a resident of Croton; this will be of great benefit to the community; he agrees there is a lot of traffic on Rt. 129 and a lot of activity as well as being a main route, however, the amount of cars this school adds to the area is minimal-12 to 20 children dropped off and picked up once a day; he has a child in the school and
has seen no parking problem; children never cross at that spot-they are walked to the traffic light and crossed there; he is on the Board of Parents, but is not a board member
Joe Stagliano, 29 Olcott Ave.-his son attends the school and his daughter will be attending in the Fall; he feels safe with children at that school; it is a wonderful addition to the community; the school was one factor in his decision to buy a home here.
Eunice Sippiner, an Ossining resident-her daughter attends the school; she feels that the Garden Road is safe; parents are vigilant about dropping children off and making sure of picking them up within the enclosed gate in back; the staff is extremely caring & compassionate; the school serves a purpose for a lot of different kinds of people .
Sara Garcia, 2202 Mayor Mitchell Ct., Brewster- has been in education for 30 years; supports the Garden Road; the Board should consider the value of what has been institutionalized in Croton; they have high quality teachers with integrity; she also volunteers as a consultant there and is Vice President of Something Good in the World.
Tom Szoboszlai, Eklof Ct.- the school is a current preschool & kindergarten and asked what is proposed.  Treasurer Reardon replied that the resolution states the school cannot extend beyond 2nd grade.  Mr. Szoboszlai asked if a kindergarten is approved use in that location and for that size of lot.  Village Attorney Waldman replied that they needed a variance from the Zoning Board and obtained it; the current status is that it is not a school.  Trustee Wiegman added that it is currently approved as a day care which requires residency from one of the staff on the site which is the case.  Tom Szoboszlai replied that a day care center serves a useful purpose in the Village but he has concerns that expanding beyond preschool impacts on the schools themselves; potential expenses in providing services to kindergarteners, 1st  and 2nd graders may require busing by the School Board; burdens are being imposed on the community that do not fall within the Board’s view or consideration, but should;  the impact on taxes needs to be a concern; they say K through 12 on their website; if they apply for charter school status, Croton may have to pay for each student in that school.  He asked that they be permitted to continue as a pre-school, but no kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade; there is the possibility of expanding to a very different use and the Board should not just go ahead and grant this as it may impose a severe burden on the community.  Trustee Schmidt asked how this would affect students coming from other districts-would the other school districts have to do the same thing?  Tom Szoboszlai replied that other districts may have to provide busing; they potentially may have to provide additional services for special needs students.  Trustee Grant asked if when Holy Name had an elementary school were specialist available to those students?  Mr. Szoboszlai replied that he believes they were.   Trustee Grant added that if kindergarten is not mandated by NY State, would services still have to be provided by the school district?  Mr. Szoboszlai stated that they may have to provide busing for them as well as K through 2nd if approved; you cannot put kids on same the buses that are going to other schools.  Trustee Grant stated that if the district must provide the service, these buses also may add to traffic.
Donna Mickleson, 138 Maple St., Director of the Garden Road and lives at the school- some of these issues do not apply for this school.  They will not be applying for charter school status, will be operating as a private school which does not require funding from the local school board; 300 acres is required for a school that has 300 to 1000 students, not the 24 children that they have; the variances that were given made a lot of sense; they will have only 6 or 7 Kindergarteners, 6 or 7 first and 6 or 7 second  graders; a number of parents who want something different for their children and that is what they are offering; busing is not an issue and they do not plan on it being one-it is the responsibility of the parents to drop off and pick up the children.  Trustee Schmidt stated that there were other things in the requirements that were not met such as a buffer between their property and adjacent property.  Ms. Mickleson replied that they are asking for a variance for approximately 10 more children at any given time; according to the square footage they have, they can legally accommodate 24 children.  Trustee Schmidt added that the ZBA variance reads 31, but no more than 24 children at any given time; who is going to regulate this and review these numbers; perhaps she should go back to the ZBA to have their resolution changed to 24 instead of 31.  Barbara Sarbin stated that they are applying for a special permit to allow them to operate at this location, if it is granted, then they would need to apply to NYS Board of Education for a non-public school permit; this Board is not giving permission to become a school, the permit would be only permission to operate a school; there is quite a lot to do if they receive the special permit.  Trustee Schmidt added that they could have 24 kids from 8 am to 3 pm and 24 kids from 3 pm to 6 pm without violating the permit and he would like the maximum number of student allowed to be written in the resolution and minutes. Ms. Sarbin replied that if the Board gets into the maximum of number of students, she would need further discussion; it is not a day care center, it is an educational program and they have just received accreditation for that; children at different levels come at different times; their mission statements makes it clear that they will not create a full school at that location.  Trustee Grant asked how many students are Croton residents.  Ms. Mickelson replied that they had 20 children enrolled who come at different days or times.  Ms. Sarbin replied that 12 students were from Croton,  8 from outside of Croton in the past semester; they will add 3 more from Croton next year plus some from outside  Trustee Schmidt asked if they are using Dobbs Park as part of outside facility.  Ms. Sarbin replied that they don’t rely on Dobbs Park, it is not a part of daily routine, and they have used Dobbs Park once or twice a week this past year for about an hour each time.  Trustee Schmidt added that he has recommended the Rec. Dept to look at use of parks by all the day care centers which allows public space to be used by businesses.
Tom Szoboszlai- the school says this will not be a charter school; does the variance limit them to that use as it drafted; if the property is sold, could the property be used by another company; the restriction permitting them to run as a non-public school should be in the permit.   Mr. Szoboszlai added that Board is actually granting a permit to operate a school; the special permit is like a use variance and they haven’t met the standards for this; the Village Board has a responsibility that is different than NY State Education Department has; actions here impact the school district; this is a very substantial change that needs to be discussed further, perhaps with school attorneys to explain impacts beyond pre-school.  Trustee Grant asked if there have been any discussions between the applicants and the School Board.  The response is none that he knows of.
Bob Wintermeir, 43 Radnor -if the variance is for a private, not for profit school, does this facility pay taxes; the cost for transportation is possible if busing is provided for other private schools outside the district; it should be investigated if it is required.  He added that he has concerns about parking along Maple St. and in the Church parking lot across the street from the school; a drop-off would not be a problem, but stopping would be a burden.  Mr. Wintermeir added that regarding the use of Dobbs Park, the students have to cross Maple St.-what would be the impact on Village insurance if something happens at the park and what safety precautions would be put in so the Village is not held accountable; he agreed vote should be put off until hearing from legal staff.
Bill Reidy, 36 Wells Ave. -the variance requires a 100 ft. set back, they cannot use the road; there is no set-back, it is only a building lot and a half which is not big enough for a school; who will check that they will not use the road, but will be using the side entrance; this is not well thought-out.
Danny Oks-101 Truesdale- stated that the facility does pay taxes and many people are representing a large group of Croton residents and taxpayers who are extremely supportive of having a school like this exist in Croton; many involved as parents or volunteers or supporters; there is definitely a need for a school like this as an alternative school to public education and this should be a part of a discussion.
Debra Gelsink, 21 Pond Meadow- this school is a benefit to the Village; her daughter will not be taking a school bus; what is safer than driving herself, she will not be having a student left on a school bus.
Guy Felixbrodt, 138 Maple St.-they fall under group home/day care which holds the license; they have been here since September 2003 and have been going through this process for 9 months; it is a set-back of 63 ft. instead of 100 ft. because no one is going in the front; it has been inspected by the Zoning Board; they have no expansion plans elsewhere in Croton.  He is also the administrator of Something Good in the World; there is a need for this school; they had 13 students the first year and 20 students the following; people are driving from the Bronx and NJ to use school. It has Peaceful Garden in the back which is also a benefit to Croton; it has an international philosophy and will set a history and a precedent for Croton that the Golden Education template was started here in the United States; he understands concerns by people who have not been in the process; he doesn’t see any safety issues; they will address any other issues.
Jean McGee, Putnam County- one of her children goes to Garden Road; it will be greatly missed when they can no longer come; she shops in Croton while waiting for daughter; she doesn’t pay taxes, but participates in the community in other ways.
Simone Koogla Skytop Dr., Montrose- her child goes to this school; she should be sad if it couldn’t continue.
Ernest Wilstoff, 1 Briar Lane, Crompond- has a special needs child in the school since its inception; it would be difficult for him to attend public school; this is a wonderful school.
George Fletcher, 146 Maple- a neighbor of school; he went to ZBA meeting and didn’t speak against variance; the ZBA didn’t have concern about traffic; he asked this Board to consider the traffic impact; Rt. 129 is an accident waiting to happen; needs restrictions if there is going to be a school; there is no control now; consider safety for all; someone needs to take the responsibility and control.
Marilyn Martucci, 148 Maple St.- she has heard a lot of good things about the school this evening, but before the Village decides she has heard a lot of details & facts that need to be considered; other facets are involved that will be affected by this; Chief Coxen should be involved; last Friday school had year end event and 20 to 25 cars were parked from 152 up to 140 Maple Street; please speak to other people before voting on this.
Barbara Sarbin-has been in touch with Margorie Castro and she works in the Croton public school; they are aware of their existence, evacuation details are in place; she cannot speak to the issue of busing or services because it is not something they are eligible now and are not interested or looking for these, but there may be some rule she is not aware of; kindergarten not mandatory in NYS so it is not possible to not have a kindergarten now; the special permit can be granted with conditions and the State Board of Education will look to these conditions; they are interested in helping with traffic calming and will apply to the State for traffic signs.
Regina Carroll, 5 Young Ave.- asked the Board to take Ms. Martucci’s comments very seriously; she thinks that this proposal is fraught with potential problems, particular legal problems and precedents that may be set with whatever decision is made tonight.

The Public Hearing was closed at 9:20 pm.

Trustee Wiegman made a motion to approve the resolution; seconded by Trustee Kane.
Discussion:  Trustee Grant asked to put off the vote tonight; she has questions that need answers such as school board responsibility; she is not comfortable voting without these answers; special events may be a problem with additional cars and lack of parking spaces; restriction of permit to present owners perhaps should be included; she feels very positively about the operation of the school, but would like to get the answers.
Trustee Wiegman stated that he was impressed with the site visit; this is a new type of school program in the U.S. and the burden is on making more people familiar with it-a direct liaison with the school board would be best to calm potential fears and long term impact; he is comfortable with continuing discussion.  
Trustee Schmidt stated that the variance for this piece of property allows pre-school thru 2nd grade; what if someone else buys a building in the Village and opens a 2nd thru 6th grade? He read a statement from the minutes of the ZBA regarding parking, traffic and safety issues being addressed by the Village Board of Trustees; the traffic problem has not been fully addressed  and he is not comfortable voting tonight-is in favor of  further discussion.
Trustee Kane stated that Barbara Sarbin did an excellent job explaining the issues; he has no problem with this.
Mayor Elliott stated that people do not seem to be against this, but they would like to have some more information and have some issues that need clarification.
Trustee Wiegman asked that the Letter of Application be shared with the school board.
Any questions can be sent to the Village Manager.

Trustees Wiegman and Kane withdrew their motion pending further discussion.  The resolution will be put on the agenda for July 19th.

4.      CORRESPONDENCE:
Village Treasurer Reardon read the following correspondence (full text available at the Village Office):

A memo from the Waterfront Advisory Board regarding the Yacht Club dredging project with recommendations.
A request for a block party on Saturday, September 4 on Hunter Place.  Trustee Schmidt made a motion to approve, with the usual caveats; Trustee Kane seconded the motion; approved unanimously.


CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: (items on agenda)
Trustee Schmidt asked that MetroEnviro statements be allowed during this part of the agenda.
Susan Koenig, 37 Elmore, asked if anyone on the Board is planning on saying anything about MetroEnviro tonight.  Mayor Elliott replied that they are still on advice of counsel to not address this.  Ms. Koenig stated that a petition was circulated and has obtained 566 signatures; no one turned her down for a signature on the petition and feels she can get more.  She presented the petition to Mayor Elliott.
David Goldman, 76 Young Ave., read a statement regarding MetroEnviro with statistics about vehicles and industrial waste brought into the Village, the cost to the Village, likely violations, threats to the safety of the environment; wait a few more years for other development then do it without being tied to a negative business.
Richard Pellicci, 65 Radnor Ave., brought in piece of metal that flew off a truck on Rt. 9.  He spoke about MetroEnviro and found it simple to get signatures on the petition, a resident did not sign but said she would have to trust and  he questioned if such residents would still trust if the Board makes a deal with Metro.
Maria Cudequest, 84 Grand St., some Board member(s) discussed the possible deal with Metro; she is tired of the trash; there should be no deal with another company; it has been suggested some have been pressured by county & state officials, but the first obligation is to Croton; it has been suggested also that some have been threatened, but there are options, seek them out; the operation has placed all in harms way; a pay-off will not lower taxes; she doesn’t care that Allied states they serve the needs of the county; the appearance of impropriety will be impossible to ignore if a deal is cut.
Bob Wintermeir 43 Radnor; feels that it is evident that the Board is planning to cut a deal because of the inordinate amount of time the Board has taken to come to a conclusion; MetroEnviro has jeopardized the firemen and has caused additional truck traffic; MetroEnviro must go; Croton doesn’t need the traffic or risk or the $20,000 it pays in taxes; NY City has made it clear it needs a place to move their waste and MetroEnviro is the only railroad transfer station that will move that waste; they will repeat their violations again.  He paraphrased Pres. Reagan’s ‘tear down that transfer station’.
Regina Carroll, 5 Young Ave., was at the Blue Pig for ice cream on recent Friday afternoon at 2 pm and at least 15 large trucks went by; little benches are not far from sidewalks; the noise and traffic could be alleviated somewhat if MetroEnviro was not there; get rid of those trucks.
James Moore, 56 Irving Ave., stated that the majority of Croton, if not all, are for the removal of MetroEnviro; a vote to allow them to continue would be a personal affront to Croton.
Joanne Minnett, 5 Van Cortlandt Place, stated that she could get 500 signatures easily.
Regina Montana, 5 Ackerman Ct., stated that she can’t think of anything needed less than a school in Croton, but do need to shut down MetroEnviro; cannot fathom why the Village, which is now legally off the hook, would keep such a business in Croton when there are other things that are needed; bring something positive to Village.
Deb McCarthy, 10 Truesdale Dr., stated that Bob Reardon will be very much missed when he embarks on his retirement; he has done an exemplary job.  Ms. McCarthy, on the subject of MetroEnviro, stated that she spoke to some residents who are getting  information from somewhere, such as a fear a new entity will come in and operate; there is now a prohibition in all zoning districts, this is not a rational or legally justified fear;   several years ago, there was discussion about it being problem for the County if Karta and MetroEnviro close; consider what is in best interest of Village; doesn’t make any sense to mount this fight and then give a permit; the Board would be saying MetroEnviro was right when they said the only reason the Board denied the permit was because of public opinion. She urged the Board to stand by its original decision based on the health, safety and welfare of this community.
Bill Reidy, 36 Wells Ave.- he has told Trustee Grant about his displeasure with MetroEnviro; even if offered 2 million dollars, it should be turned down; everyone is against it.
Sharon Isaacson, Olcott Ave., stated that her mother & grandmother fought to close the Croton dump and she is trying hard to close MetroEnviro; please shut it down.
James Moore, 56 Irving Ave. asked Village Attorney Waldman what the ramifications are if the Board turned down the request.  Attorney Waldman replied that he is under the same strictures as the Board, partly self-imposed.

RESOLUTIONS:

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

WHEREAS, the Village is applying for a grant from the Environmental Protection Fund for the construction of a multi-purpose playing field and bathroom at Croton Landing; and

WHEREAS, on May 17, 2004 the Village Board authorized the circulation of the Full Environmental Assessment Form and Coastal Assessment form to the Water Control Commission and Waterfront Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board has received comments back from the two agencies in a combined statement written by Fran Allen, the Chair of the Waterfront Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of the State Environmental Review Law, the Village Board must now make a determination as to the environmental impact of this project; and

WHEREAS, on May 17, 2004 the Village Board determined that this is an unlisted action and declared its intent to become Lead Agency,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board does hereby declare itself Lead Agency with respect to this action,

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Village Board does hereby adopt the Negative Declaration with respect to this matter.  

Discussion:  Trustee Schmidt questioned difference in amount of natural material to be removed from the site and asked about the proposal to add a bathroom on the outside of the building in Senasqua; should not have 2 bathrooms in close proximity; Village Treasurer Reardon offered to get that information the next day.

b)      On motion of TRUSTEE Wiegman, seconded by TRUSTEE Schmidt, the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York with the following vote:  Trustees Wiegman, Kane, Schmidt, Mayor Elliott “aye”; Trustee Grant “nay”.

WHEREAS, The Village Board has asked the Advisory Board on the Visual Environment to work with a consultant on the creation of a new logo for the Village; and

WHEREAS,  on June 1, 2004 the Village Board authorized the Advisory Board on the Visual Environment to enter into discussions with Elton Robinson to develop a scope of services for the design of an official logo for the Village ; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign the proposal with Elton Robinson for $20,000 for the creation of a logo for the Village including digital files and templates in appropriate formats or hard copy as required.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that this amount should be charged to the Planning Account # 8020.400.

Discussion:  Trustee Grant said that Elton Robinson does wonderful work, but thinks they should not have to spend $20,000 on a new logo.  Trustee Wiegman stated that when the scope of work was worked out, all proposals were at least this amount and much higher; the VEB was quite surprised that there was no coherency across the way they use the logos and how many more pieces of communication the Village puts out now against 5 years ago.

c)      On motion of TRUSTEE Schmidt, seconded by TRUSTEE Kane, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, the Village will be receiving CDBG grant funds for the Brook Street Neighborhood Drainage Improvements at Kaplan’s Pond Project; and

WHEREAS, this project will result in the replacement of the old outlet structure and the c      construction of a new emergency spillway; and

WHEREAS, this project is considered an unlisted action under SEQRA and a short EAF has been prepared,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of Trustees hereby declares itself lead agency for the coordinated review of this action,

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Village Board authorizes the circulation of the short EAF to all interested agencies,

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Village Board of Trustees will consider whether or not to issue a negative declaration with regard to this action at the end of the coordinated review.

d)      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 with the following vote:  Trustees Wiegman, Kane, Grant and Mayor Elliott “aye”; Trustee Schmidt “nay”.  

WHEREAS, the Village has received a proposal dated March 31, 2004 from the firm of Buckhurst, Fish & Jacquemart, Inc., for studying the feasibility of transit-oriented development at Croton’s train station hub; and

WHEREAS, this study would look at the development constraints on the site (including physical and geotechnical constraints), assess market conditions to determine the best use or uses on the site, and establish general zoning parameters and a design scheme for the site; and

WHEREAS, BFJ is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with expertise in zoning and comprehensive planning, urban design, site planning, economic development, and environmental and transportation analyses and has the requisite skills and expertise to work with the Village on assessing transit-oriented development opportunities; and

WHEREAS, BFJ is also uniquely qualified to undertake this study as they completed the work on the Village Comprehensive Plan and this transit study is considered to be an extension of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Study and the firm has a close working relationship with the Village Comprehensive Plan Committee members and they are recommending that the Village Board retain this firm for the transit-oriented development study;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign an agreement with the firm of Buckhurst, Fish & Jacquemart, Inc., for studying the feasibility of transit-oriented development at Croton’s train station to include studying the development constraints on the site (including physical and geotechnical constraints), assess market conditions to determine the best use or uses on the site, and establish general zoning parameters as described in Phase I on the attached proposal for a proposed budget of $39,500 and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the costs of this study be charged to account 8020.400.
Discussion:  Trustee Schmidt –questioned that the resolution reads they will develop a design scheme which is in phase 2; he was told they will be looking at this 10 yrs. down the road and there are other problems such as Upper Village parking which should be looked at.  Trustee Grant-this is a very valuable piece of property and a feasibility study is necessary for possible use in the future.  Trustee Schmidt- this is not a priority right now and he doesn’t have a clear sense of what the Comprehensive Plan is looking at.  Trustee Wiegman-he looked at this as the deliverables for phase 1 spread over three tasks which stops short of full design scheme; however, the language may need to be altered.  Trustee Schmidt-thought he would get reports of similar assessments that have already been done.  

e)      On motion of TRUSTEE Schmidt, seconded by TRUSTEE Wiegman, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, various projects have either been completed or are in need of additional funds to complete overdrawn projects without resorting to additional borrowing; and

WHEREAS, the Treasurer wishes to move un-borrowed balances from the Capital Fund to the General Fund Transfer to Capital account (001-9953-0900), and then amend the following Capital Fund accounts by transferring funds to the following accounts;

WHEREAS, the Treasurer wishes to return borrowed balances from Capital Fund projects that have been completed with unspent appropriations to the Debt Service Fund for the following accounts:

003-1640-0200-0203-84 Garage Exhaust            1,167.75 Decrease
006-0006-5033  Transfer to Debt                           1,167.75 Increase
       To Close Garage Exhaust

        001-9953-900 Transfer to Capital Fund                   3,357.52 Decrease
        003-5110-0200-0102-66 Sidewalks-Var                  3,357.52 Increase
       To Close Maple Str Sidewalks Project

        003-3410-0200-0102-63 Fire Engine Pumper        1,711.34 Decrease
        006-0006-5033 Transfer to Debt                             1,711.34 Increase
       To Close Fire Engine Pumper

        003-3410-0200-0203-90 Ladder Truck                    1,380.19 Decrease
        006-0006-5033 Transfer to Debt                              1,380.19 Increase
       To Close Ladder Truck

Now therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 2003 -2004 General Fund, Capital Fund and Debt Service Fund to reflect these changes.

e.1)  On motion of TRUSTEE Grant, seconded by TRUSTEE Schmidt, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, the Village has been awarded $75,000 from Westchester County through a Community Development Block Grant for the Brook Street Drainage Improvement Project

WHEREAS, the Village has received the contract from Westchester County for this project; and

WHEREAS, the Board has approved the bond resolution providing for the remaining necessary funds to complete this project,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign the contract with Westchester County for the Westchester Urban County Community Development Project.  

F1.             Trustee Wiegman moved the adoption of the following bond resolution.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Schmidt.  The Board of Trustees of the Village was polled.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 affirmative votes (being at least two_thirds of the voting strength of the Board of Trustees of the Village) and 1 negative vote (Trustee Grant) and 0 absent votes.
        BOND RESOLUTION, DATED JUNE 28, 2004, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $127,500 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT SERIAL BONDS OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW, TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND CURBS IN AND FOR THE VILLAGE.

        WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson (the “Village”), located in Westchester County, in the State of New York (the “State”), hereby determines that it is in the public interest of the Village to authorize the financing of the costs of the construction and reconstruction of sidewalks and curbs in and for the Village, including other preliminary and incidental costs, at a total cost not to exceed $127,500, in accordance with the Local Finance Law;
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, as follows:
        Section 1. There is hereby authorized to be issued serial bonds of the Village in the aggregate principal amount of up to $127,500, pursuant to the Local Finance Law, in order to finance costs of the specific object or purpose, or class of object or purpose, hereinafter described.
        Section 2. The specific object or purpose to be financed by the issuance of such serial bonds is the construction and reconstruction of sidewalks and curbs in and for the Village (the “Project”).
        Section 3. The Board of Trustees of the Village has ascertained and hereby states that (a) the estimated maximum cost of the Project is $127,500; (b) no money has heretofore been authorized to be applied to the payment of the costs of the Project; (c) the Board of Trustees of the Village plans to finance the costs of the Project from the proceeds of the serial bonds or bond anticipation notes authorized herein; (d) the maturity of the obligations authorized herein will be in excess of five (5) years; and (e) on or before the expenditure of moneys to pay for any item within an object or purpose set forth herein for which proceeds of obligations are to be applied to reimburse the Village, the Board of Trustees of the Village took “official action” for federal income tax purposes to authorize capital financing of such item.
        Section 4. It is hereby determined that the Project is a specific object or purpose described in subdivision 24 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law and that the period of probable usefulness of the Project is ten (10) years.  The serial bonds authorized herein shall have a maximum maturity of ten (10) years computed from the earlier of (a) the date of the first issue of such serial bonds, or (b) the date of the first bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds
        Section 5.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this bond resolution and the Local Finance Law, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 21.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 56.00 to 60.00, inclusive, of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of the serial bonds authorized by this bond resolution and the renewal of such bond anticipation notes and the power to prescribe the terms, form and contents of such serial bonds and such bond anticipation notes authorized by this bond resolution, and the power to issue, sell and deliver such serial bonds and bond anticipation notes are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, as the chief fiscal officer of the Village.  The Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the Village all serial bonds issued pursuant to this bond resolution and all bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds, and the Village Clerk is hereby authorized to affix the seal of the Village to all such serial bonds and all such bond anticipation notes and to attest such seal.  Each interest coupon, if any, representing interest payable on such serial bonds shall be authenticated by the manual or facsimile signature of the Village Treasurer.
        Section 6.  The faith and credit of the Village is hereby and shall be irrevocably pledged for the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on all obligations authorized and issued pursuant to this bond resolution as the same shall become due.
        Section 7.  When this bond resolution takes effect, the Village Clerk shall cause the same, or a summary thereof, to be published together with a notice in substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law in The Journal News, a newspaper having a general circulation in the Village.  The validity of the serial bonds authorized by this bond resolution and of bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such serial bonds may be contested only if such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose, or class of object or purpose, for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should be complied with as of the date of the publication of this bond resolution, or a summary thereof, are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication, or if such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the State.
        Section 8.  Prior to the issuance of obligations authorized to be issued by this bond resolution, the Board of Trustees of the Village shall comply with all applicable provisions prescribed in Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, all regulations promulgated thereunder by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and all applicable Federal laws and regulations in connection with environmental quality review relating to the Project (collectively, the “environmental compliance proceedings”).  In the event that any of the environmental compliance proceedings are not completed, or require amendment or modification subsequent to the date of adoption of this bond resolution, the Board of Trustees of the Village will re-adopt, amend or modify this bond resolution prior to the issuance of obligations authorized to be issued herein upon the advice of bond counsel.  It is hereby determined by the Board of Trustees of the Village that the Project will not have a significant effect on the environment.
        Section 9.  The Village hereby declares its intention to issue the obligations authorized herein to finance the costs of the Project.  The Village covenants for the benefit of the holders of the obligations authorized herein that it will not make any use of the proceeds of such obligations, any funds reasonably expected to be used to pay the principal of or interest on such obligations or any other funds of the Village, and will not make any use of the facilities financed with the proceeds of such obligations which would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code, and that it will not take any action or omit to take any action with respect to such obligations, the proceeds thereof or any facilities financed thereby if such action or omission would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Code (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code.  The foregoing covenants shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the defeasance of the bonds or any other provisions hereof until the date which is sixty (60) days after the final maturity date or earlier prior redemption date thereof.  The proceeds of any obligations authorized herein may be applied to reimburse expenditures or commitments of the Village made for such purpose on or after a date which is not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of adoption of this bond resolution by the Village.
        Section 10.  The Village hereby declares its intention to issue the obligations authorized herein to finance costs of the Project.  The Village covenants for the benefit of the holders of the obligations authorized herein that it will not make any use of the proceeds of such obligations, any funds reasonably expected to be used to pay the principal of or interest on such obligations or any other funds of the Village, and will not make any use of any of the equipment financed with the proceeds of such obligations which would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code, and that it will not take any action or omit to take any action with respect to such obligations, the proceeds thereof or any of the vehicles financed thereby if such action or omission would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Code (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code.  The foregoing covenants shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the defeasance of the bonds or any other provisions hereof until the date which is sixty (60) days after the final maturity date or earlier prior redemption date thereof.  The proceeds of any obligations authorized herein may be applied to reimburse expenditures or commitments of the Village made for such purposes on or after a date which is not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of adoption of this bond resolution by the Village.
        Section 11.  For the benefit of the holders and beneficial owners from time to time of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized pursuant to this bond resolution (the “obligations”), the Village agrees, in accordance with and as an obligated person with respect to the obligations, under Rule 15c2-12 promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Rule”), to provide or cause to be provided such financial information and operating data, financial statements and notices, in such manner, as may be required for purposes of the Rule.  In order to describe and specify certain terms of the Village’s continuing disclosure agreement for that purpose, and thereby to implement that agreement, including provisions for enforcement, amendment and termination, the Village Treasurer is authorized and directed to sign and deliver, in the name and on behalf of the Village, the commitment authorized by subsection 6(c) of the Rule (the “Commitment”) to be placed on file with the Village Clerk, which shall constitute the continuing disclosure agreement made by the Village for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of the obligations in accordance which the Rule, with any changes or amendments that are not inconsistent with this bond resolution and not substantially adverse to the Village and that are approved by the Village Treasurer on behalf of the Village, all of which shall be conclusively evidenced by the signing of the Commitment or amendments thereto.  The agreement formed, collectively, by this paragraph and the Commitment, shall be the Village’s continuing disclosure agreement for purposes of the Rule, and its performance shall be subject to the availability of funds and their annual appropriation to meet costs the Village would be required to incur to perform thereunder.  The Village Treasurer is further authorized and directed to establish procedures in order to ensure compliance by the Village with its continuing disclosure agreement, including the timely provision of information and notices.  Prior to making any filing in accordance with the agreement or providing notice of the occurrence of any material event, the Village Treasurer shall consult with, as appropriate, the Village Attorney and bond counsel or other qualified independent special counsel to the Village.  The Village Treasurer acting in the name and on behalf of the Village, shall be entitled to rely upon any legal advice provided by the Village Attorney or such bond counsel or other qualified independent special counsel in determining whether a filing should be made.
        Section 12.  This bond resolution is subject to a permissive referendum and will take effect upon its adoption by the Board of Trustees of the Village and the expiration of the period prescribed in the Village Law during which petitions for a permissive referendum may be submitted and filed with the Village Clerk.

        Trustee Schmidt moved the adoption of the following bond resolution.  The motion was seconded by Trustee Wiegman.  The Board of Trustees of the Village was polled.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 affirmative votes (being at least two_thirds of the voting strength of the Board of Trustees of the Village) and 1 negative vote (Trustee Schmidt)  and 0 absent votes.
        BOND RESOLUTION, DATED JUNE 28, 2004, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $198,900 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT SERIAL BONDS OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK, PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW, TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF VARIOUS BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING ELEVATORS AND POWER PLANTS, IN AND FOR THE VILLAGE.

        WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson (the “Village”), located in Westchester County, in the State of New York (the “State”), hereby determines that it is in the public interest of the Village to authorize the financing of the costs of the acquisition, construction and reconstruction of various building improvements, including elevators and power plants, in and for the Village, including other preliminary and incidental costs, at a total cost not to exceed $198,900, in accordance with the Local Finance Law;
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, as follows:
        Section 1. There is hereby authorized to be issued serial bonds of the Village in the aggregate principal amount of up to $198,900, pursuant to the Local Finance Law, in order to finance costs of the specific objects or purpose, or class of objects or purpose, hereinafter described.
        Section 2. The specific objects or purpose to be financed by the issuance of such serial bonds is the acquisition, construction and reconstruction of various building improvements, including elevators ($15,300) and power plants ($183,600), in and for the Village (the “Project”).
        Section 3. The Board of Trustees of the Village has ascertained and hereby states that (a) the estimated maximum cost of the Project is $198,900; (b) no money has heretofore been authorized to be applied to the payment of the costs of the Project; (c) the Board of Trustees of the Village plans to finance the costs of the Project from the proceeds of the serial bonds or bond anticipation notes authorized herein; (d) the maturity of the obligations authorized herein will be in excess of five (5) years; and (e) on or before the expenditure of moneys to pay for any item within an object or purpose set forth herein for which proceeds of obligations are to be applied to reimburse the Village, the Board of Trustees of the Village took “official action” for federal income tax purposes to authorize capital financing of such item.
        Section 4. It is hereby determined that the Project is a specific object or purpose described in subdivision 13 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law and that the period of probable usefulness of the Project is ten (10) years (such buildings being of “Class A” construction as that term is defined in Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law).  The serial bonds authorized herein shall have a maximum maturity of ten (10) years computed from the earlier of (a) the date of the first issue of such serial bonds, or (b) the date of the first bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds
        Section 5.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this bond resolution and the Local Finance Law, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 21.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 56.00 to 60.00, inclusive, of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of the serial bonds authorized by this bond resolution and the renewal of such bond anticipation notes and the power to prescribe the terms, form and contents of such serial bonds and such bond anticipation notes authorized by this bond resolution, and the power to issue, sell and deliver such serial bonds and bond anticipation notes are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, as the chief fiscal officer of the Village.  The Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the Village all serial bonds issued pursuant to this bond resolution and all bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of such serial bonds, and the Village Clerk is hereby authorized to affix the seal of the Village to all such serial bonds and all such bond anticipation notes and to attest such seal.  Each interest coupon, if any, representing interest payable on such serial bonds shall be authenticated by the manual or facsimile signature of the Village Treasurer.
        Section 6.  The faith and credit of the Village is hereby and shall be irrevocably pledged for the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on all obligations authorized and issued pursuant to this bond resolution as the same shall become due.
        Section 7.  When this bond resolution takes effect, the Village Clerk shall cause the same, or a summary thereof, to be published together with a notice in substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law in The Journal News, a newspaper having a general circulation in the Village.  The validity of the serial bonds authorized by this bond resolution and of bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such serial bonds may be contested only if such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose, or class of object or purpose, for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should be complied with as of the date of the publication of this bond resolution, or a summary thereof, are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication, or if such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the State.
        Section 8.  Prior to the issuance of obligations authorized to be issued by this bond resolution, the Board of Trustees of the Village shall comply with all applicable provisions prescribed in Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, all regulations promulgated thereunder by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and all applicable Federal laws and regulations in connection with environmental quality review relating to the Project (collectively, the “environmental compliance proceedings”).  In the event that any of the environmental compliance proceedings are not completed, or require amendment or modification subsequent to the date of adoption of this bond resolution, the Board of Trustees of the Village will re-adopt, amend or modify this bond resolution prior to the issuance of obligations authorized to be issued herein upon the advice of bond counsel.  It is hereby determined by the Board of Trustees of the Village that the Project will not have a significant effect on the environment.
        Section 9.  The Village hereby declares its intention to issue the obligations authorized herein to finance the costs of the Project.  The Village covenants for the benefit of the holders of the obligations authorized herein that it will not make any use of the proceeds of such obligations, any funds reasonably expected to be used to pay the principal of or interest on such obligations or any other funds of the Village, and will not make any use of the facilities financed with the proceeds of such obligations which would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code, and that it will not take any action or omit to take any action with respect to such obligations, the proceeds thereof or any facilities financed thereby if such action or omission would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Code (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code.  The foregoing covenants shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the defeasance of the bonds or any other provisions hereof until the date which is sixty (60) days after the final maturity date or earlier prior redemption date thereof.  The proceeds of any obligations authorized herein may be applied to reimburse expenditures or commitments of the Village made for such purpose on or after a date which is not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of adoption of this bond resolution by the Village.
        Section 10.  The Village hereby declares its intention to issue the obligations authorized herein to finance costs of the Project.  The Village covenants for the benefit of the holders of the obligations authorized herein that it will not make any use of the proceeds of such obligations, any funds reasonably expected to be used to pay the principal of or interest on such obligations or any other funds of the Village, and will not make any use of any of the equipment financed with the proceeds of such obligations which would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code, and that it will not take any action or omit to take any action with respect to such obligations, the proceeds thereof or any of the vehicles financed thereby if such action or omission would cause the interest on such obligations to become subject to Federal income taxation under the Code (except for the alternative minimum tax imposed on corporations by section 55 of the Code) or subject the Village to any penalties under section 148 of the Code.  The foregoing covenants shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the defeasance of the bonds or any other provisions hereof until the date which is sixty (60) days after the final maturity date or earlier prior redemption date thereof.  The proceeds of any obligations authorized herein may be applied to reimburse expenditures or commitments of the Village made for such purposes on or after a date which is not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of adoption of this bond resolution by the Village.
        Section 11.  For the benefit of the holders and beneficial owners from time to time of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized pursuant to this bond resolution (the “obligations”), the Village agrees, in accordance with and as an obligated person with respect to the obligations, under Rule 15c2-12 promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Rule”), to provide or cause to be provided such financial information and operating data, financial statements and notices, in such manner, as may be required for purposes of the Rule.  In order to describe and specify certain terms of the Village’s continuing disclosure agreement for that purpose, and thereby to implement that agreement, including provisions for enforcement, amendment and termination, the Village Treasurer is authorized and directed to sign and deliver, in the name and on behalf of the Village, the commitment authorized by subsection 6(c) of the Rule (the “Commitment”) to be placed on file with the Village Clerk, which shall constitute the continuing disclosure agreement made by the Village for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of the obligations in accordance which the Rule, with any changes or amendments that are not inconsistent with this bond resolution and not substantially adverse to the Village and that are approved by the Village Treasurer on behalf of the Village, all of which shall be conclusively evidenced by the signing of the Commitment or amendments thereto.  The agreement formed, collectively, by this paragraph and the Commitment, shall be the Village’s continuing disclosure agreement for purposes of the Rule, and its performance shall be subject to the availability of funds and their annual appropriation to meet costs the Village would be required to incur to perform thereunder.  The Village Treasurer is further authorized and directed to establish procedures in order to ensure compliance by the Village with its continuing disclosure agreement, including the timely provision of information and notices.  Prior to making any filing in accordance with the agreement or providing notice of the occurrence of any material event, the Village Treasurer shall consult with, as appropriate, the Village Attorney and bond counsel or other qualified independent special counsel to the Village.  The Village Treasurer acting in the name and on behalf of the Village, shall be entitled to rely upon any legal advice provided by the Village Attorney or such bond counsel or other qualified independent special counsel in determining whether a filing should be made.
        Section 12.  This bond resolution is subject to a permissive referendum and will take effect upon its adoption by the Board of Trustees of the Village and the expiration of the period prescribed in the Village Law during which petitions for a permissive referendum may be submitted and filed with the Village Clerk.

Citizen Participation 2 (non-agenda items):

Richard Pellicci-sent an e-mail to Village Manager Herbek regarding buried debris at the well-fields; he read the reply to him and Maria Cudequest; he has walked along the road and new stuff is gone & crushed but the old is still there; have boulders been moved?  Engineer O’Connor replied that there were separate piles of old material and very old material; very old material has been there for decades and is a linear type birm which was put there to prevent flooding; the decision was made that it was important to leave this to protect the wellfields; new concrete and fairly new concrete & asphalt were removed, crushed and reused; buried material was removed.
Maria Cudequest, 84 Grand St., asked why it took 4 e-mails to respond about material being removed; she will take his word that the material has been removed.  She believes Mr. Gerrard will vigorously oppose an injunction; she asked to put up his paperwork on the Village website.  Village Attorney Waldman stated that was not aware of any papers that need to be filed.  
Joanne Minnet 5 Van Cortlandt Place- regarding the traffic on Rt. 129, she has been fighting vigorously for signage regarding school children crossing; she would like signage from Municipal Place to Rt. 129.  Ms. Minnet added that sidewalks, curbs are in the approved budget and have they allotted money to build sidewalks from the bus stop to the skate park.
Deb McCarthy – thanked Mr. Waldman about telling about the motion being denied and she feels they are standing on more solid ground, but someone should have told the community about the latest court ruling.  Ms. McCarthy commented on statements made by Trustee Grant at the last meeting and expressed her opinion on why Trustees made decisions.
Regina Carroll, asked Village Attorney Waldman to explain the court ruling- which he did.
Fran Allen – regarding the skateboard park and music; the music is regularly blasted in this public space which is pollution and should not be allowed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Trustee Kane made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on June 14, 2004 as corrected.  Trustee Schmidt seconded the motion.  Approved unanimously.

Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the minutes of the Executive Session of the Board of Trustees held on June 1, 2004 as corrected.  Trustee Wiegman seconded the motion.  Approved unanimously.

REPORTS:
Trustee Wiegman congratulated all HS graduates.  He reported that the Village did not file an application for the NYSERTA grant as it is more beneficial to step back and take a look at the overall utility usage in the entire Village and develop a fuller plan.  

Trustee Kane thanked the Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and the Police Dept. assisting with a family medical emergency recently.

Trustee Schmidt congratulated the graduates.  He reported that the Arboretum is having their annual garden tour on July 11 from 1 to 5:30 pm; Norma Salzburg has tickets - $20.00 each.

Trustee Grant reported that she has gotten 4 phone calls about the music at the skateboard park from residents who do not want music there; if it gets out of hand it can be stopped; it is in the hands of the Recreation Advisory and is a trial; it should be controlled by attendants.   Mayor Elliott added that the kids may be bringing their own music and the Recreation Dept. wanted to make sure it was appropriate by playing its own music.  Trustee Grant added that it does sadden her to have neighbor pitted against neighbor.  She added that sometimes is a good thing that Mayor Elliott has connections throughout the County and State which very often helps get things done for the Village.

Mayor Elliott added his congratulations to graduates of all the high schools.

Treasurer Reardon reported that Wednesday, June 30th is the last day to pay taxes without penalty; he will stay late until 5:30 for residents who have not paid yet.

Trustee Schmidt made a motion to adjourn.  Trustee Wiegman seconded the motion; approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis A. Bradbury
Phyllis A. Bradbury, Secretary


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Village Clerk