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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 May 15, 2006
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

The following officials were present:


Mayor Schmidt
Trustee Brennan
Trustee Kane
Trustee Gallelli
Trustee Wiegman
Manager Herbek
Attorney Stecich
Treasurer Zambrano

1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Schmidt called the meeting to order at 8:10 p.m.  Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Schmidt apologized for the meeting starting a little late.  Mayor Schmidt explained that the Board had a short meeting with representatives from Metro North to discuss issues with respect to noise, litter and their future capital improvement plans.  Mayor Schmidt asked that residents contact the Board or the Village Manager's office to advise us of any complaints they have.  Mayor Schmidt asked that complaints be as specific as possible with respect to the date, time, and length of noise or engine idling.  Mayor Schmidt said residents can also go directly to the MTA website; www.MTA.Info to register a complaint.
2. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:
Trustee Brennan made a motion to approve the vouchers as follows; the motion was seconded by Trustee Kane and approved unanimously.

General Fund
$   46,031.90
Water Fund
      1,196.50
Capital Acct.
   58,767.64
Trust Fund
     8,811.93
Total
$114,807.07

2. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PHASE II STORMWATER PROGRAM
Village Manager Herbek, introduced Tony Concetta of Dvirka & Bartilucci.  Mr. Herbek said that Mr. Concetta has been working with the Village on their Storm Water Management Program for the last several years.

Tony Concetta  stated that the Stormwater Program is a requirement by the United States EPA and the New York State DEC and that Stormwater permits are required for all Municipal owners of Storm Sewer Systems, referred to as MS4's (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System).  Mr. Concetta advised that in March of 2003 the Village applied for permit coverage to their system and along with that permit, the Village is obligated to perform; a Six-Part Stormwater Management Program; a report to the State once a year by June 1st summarizing the activities that the Village has undertaken relating to the Six Part Program; and hold Public Meetings to discuss with the public highlights that have been done in the prior year.  Mr. Concetta advised that the report this evening covers the time period from March 10, 2005 to March 9, 2006.  Mr. Concetta said that the Six Part Program dictates that the Village; have a Public Education and Outreach Program to inform the public of the impacts of stormwater runoff and different ways that stormwater can be controlled; a program of public involvement and public participation; an illicit discharge detection and elimination program; construction runoff controls; post-construction runoff controls for new development and redevelopment; and pollution prevention/good housekeeping activities of municipal operations.   

Ken Kraft, Superintendent of Public Works advised that the Village continues to maintain an information repository at Village Hall along with articles on the Village Web-Site, Village Newsletter, issuance of household chemical clean-up notices and distribution of a new sanitation schedule which gives information on how to properly recycle, dispose and not-dispose of certain items. Mr. Kraft advised that the Village maintains pooper-scooper signs to encourage pet owners to pick up after their dogs.  Mr. Kraft said that Westchester County has received a grant from DEC to work with the Village of Croton-On-Hudson, along with several other municipalities in Westchester to develop educational messages that promote behavioral change, increase awareness of stormwater issues and the importance of water quality protection in designing stormwater educational materials.   Mr. Kraft said that he continues to inform residents of proper lawn care and has held contractor site operator training sessions.  Mr. Kraft said that the Village's local partner is the CAC and has asked them to participate in the program as well and they have worked with the Village on Stream and Beach Clean-Up Day, Earth Day and assisted the Village with storm drain marking.   Mr. Kraft said that storm drain markings will hopefully discourage people from putting things into the drains that do not belong there.  Mr. Kraft said that Village employees have performed visual screening and inspections of illicit discharges as part of the normal daily roadway inspections and stormwater maintenance activities.  They inspect and continue to inspect outfalls for dry weather flows; in addition the Code Enforcement Officers as well as DPW personnel are always on the lookout for illegal dumping.  Mr. Kraft said that through the Village's extensive recycling program they are hopeful it will prevent illegal dumping in the Village.  Mr. Kraft advised that they have and will continue to update their GIS Outfall mapping which is 75% complete and GIS Base Map which is at 100% completion.  Mr. Kraft said that they continue to encourage residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste by advising them of the Counties Household Chemical and Hazardous Waste Disposal Days.  Mr. Kraft said that employees are formally trained with the hazards of illegal discharges and the improper disposal of waste.   Mr. Kraft said that approximately 93% of the homes in the Village are on a Sanitary Sewer System with 7% on Septic Systems and reported that to his knowledge there were no failures reported to the Village of any Septic Systems during the reporting year. Mr. Kraft said that he was responsible for preparing the 2005 Stormwater Management Annual Report and that he has been designated as the Stormwater Program contact person and encouraged all residents to contact him should they have any questions regarding this program.

Dan O'Connor said that he will be speaking about Construction Controls and Post-Construction Controls with respect to erosion and water quality improvements that are now built into the construction process.  Mr. O'Connor said that construction involving anything over one acre of land require DEC permits and must follow DEC guidelines and regulations as a consequence of that permit.   Mr. O'Connor said that at the local level municipalities must adopt local laws that deal with construction runoff control and post-construction runoff controls and the Village has retained the services of F.P Clark and Associates to assist the Village in updating these laws.  Mr. O'Connor said that the local laws must be adopted by January 2008 and the Village is well within the timeframe established by the DEC.    Mr. O'Connor said that for all construction projects, his office reviews building permits, site plans, and subdivision plans to make sure that those projects are done properly so that they do not result in any type of storm water impacts.  Mr. O'Connor said that they also make sure that projects are built properly and referenced the Hudson View Sub-Division where a detention basis was required to be constructed and will subsequently be turned over to the Village to maintain as a component of the drainage stormwater system.

Mr. Kraft advised that pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations is the meat of what the DPW staff does which include street cleaning, catch basin cleaning, stream clean-up, and street and bridge maintenance.  Mr. Kraft advised that his employees have received employee pollution prevention and hazardous material and spill response training.  Mr. Kraft also advised that he, Mr. O'Connor and several of his staff have attended at least three Stormwater Phase II Training sessions during this reporting year.  Mr. Kraft said that his department , during this reporting year, has cleaned approximately 139 catch basins and storm drains, cleaned out 600 linear feet of storm sewer and storm drain pipes, repaired and/or replaced 25 catch basins, swept 900 miles of Village roadways,  participated in Household Chemical Clean-up Days, kept 100% of the Village's salt pile indoors, held anti-freeze and oil recycling programs for the DPW operation, encouraged the public to take their anti-freeze and oil to local service stations, made sure that 100% of all vehicle batteries generated by the DPW are stored indoors,  swept DPW yards on a regular basis, washed all DPW vehicles at other locations than the DPW facility,  performed ongoing visual monitoring of the outfall from the DPW facility into the Croton Estuary along with maintaining an inventory of pollution prevention activities with respect to the DPW garage and yard to include the sanitary sewer pump stations and deep wells.  Mr. Kraft asked if anyone from the Public or Board had any questions or comments.

Mayor Schmidt thanked Mr. Kraft, Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Concetta for all their hard work and dedication to this program.  Mayor Schmidt said that this represents a very big change in municipal government and it takes a lot of time and effort in documenting all the activities to show that the Village is doing the proper things.  Mayor Schmidt said it is important for all of us to remember that this goes a long way in protecting our most vital resource - the Hudson River and the more that we can do to make sure that materials do not end up there the better off our community and surrounding communities will be. Mayor Schmidt said that the Hudson River is getting cleaner and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and residents.

Trustee Gallelli said that from the Planning Board's perspective; implementation of the storm water management regulations have been a big learning curve for them with respect to site plan applications and with Dan's help they have learned about the new regulations and requirements.  Trustee Gallelli join the other Board members in thanking them for their hard work and presentation.

Eleanor Soderlund, 57 High Street, thanked the DPW staff and the Village for putting out a great recycling program.  Ms. Soderlund said that she had a very positive experience with the Counties Chemical Clean-Up Day and has experienced cooperation with the local gas stations in taking old batteries and oil.  Ms. Soderlund also said that she is happy to see more and more residents using the paper recycling bags and is happy that we are all moving in the right direction.

Trustee Kane said that education is the key and thanked Trustee Gallelli for doing a great job with the newsletter in educating our residents.

Mr. Herbek suggested that we put this presentation on one of the Village's channels so that the entire public can get a chance to view the presentation this evening.

Mr. O'Connor updated the board on some of the upcoming Capital Projects,
·       completion of the Kaplan's pond project at the Brook Street drainage basin
·       hired the firm of Dvirka & Bartilucci to work on a check-dam in the lower portion of Brook Street to prevent sediment from traveling down-stream
·       received a $200,000 matching grant from DEC to improve water quality going into the Hudson River
·       Metro North is preparing to do a project at the low end of the High Street basin to improve water quality going into the Hudson.
·       Development of a storm detention pond on the Hudson View sub-division property
·       Acquisition of an easement from the DeSantis property to construct a detention basin in conjunction with that subdivision.
·       Put together plans for the Batten Road stormwater project.
·       Begin work on the Grand Street basin.

3.  PUBLIC HEARING
Village Manager Herbek introduced Local Law No. 7 of 2006 Amending Chapter 178 of the Village Code entitled Professional Fees to add the Water Control Commission to the list of boards that may require the establishment of an escrow account for professional fees.

There being no comments to come before the Board, a motion to adopt Local Law No 7 of  2006 was made by Trustee Wiegman and seconded by Trustee Kane and the following was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

New York State Department of State
LOCAL LAW FILING                162 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12231
___________________________________________________________________     

Local Law No..........................7............................... of the year 2006

Be it enacted by the  .............Board of Trustees....................................
                                
Village of.................................Croton-On-Hudson.....................a follows:

A local law Amending Chapter 178 entitled "Professional Fees"

Section 1.       Section 178-1

DELETE
The Board of Trustees, the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, in the review of any application presented to it, may refer such application to such planner engineer, environmental expert, attorney or other professional as such Board shall deem reasonably necessary to enable it to review such application as required by law.

ADD
The Board of Trustees, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Water Control Commission, in the review of any application presented to it, may refer such application to such planner, engineer, environmental expert, attorney or other professional as such Board shall deem reasonably necessary to enable it to review such application as required by law

Section 2. Sub-section B of Section 178-2

DELETE:
Where the Board of Trustees, Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals establishes an escrow account for an application, such reviewing board shall not be required to consider that application until the deposit required under this chapter has been made.

ADD:
Where the Board of Trustees, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals or Water Control Commission establishes an escrow account for an application, such reviewing board shall not be required to consider that application until the deposit required under this chapter has been made.

Section 3.      Severability
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, word, section or part of this local law shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be

Section 5.      Effective Date.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law

5. CORRESPONDENCE
   
a. Letter from Brent Alderfer, President of Community Energy dated April 26, 2006 thanking the Village for the purchase of new wind energy.   Mr. Herbek advised that the Village received a certificate.
        
b. Letter from Ron Aja, Events Director, for the Clearwater Festival dated May 1, 2006 requesting use of the parking lot at the Croton Harmon Train Station for the weekend of June 17th and 18th, 2006.

Mayor Schmidt asked that this be put on a work session to discuss how the Village will proceed in future years with this request with the discussion focusing on charging a fee to park at the station similar to what the County does.  

c. Letter from Paula Ress of Sky View Health Care Center dated May 10, 2006 requesting an amendment to their Special Use Permit for the purpose of adding an outdoor, unroofed terrace, approximately 600 square feet to the existing building.

Dan O'Connor advised that this is a minor change from what they originally wanted.  Mr. O'Connor stated that they would like to connect the terrace along the side of the building to the back patio so that residents can go from the back patio to the terrace to create a longer outdoor area.  Mr. O'Connor said that because they are a special use in the RA40, they cannot expand the Special Use unless they get permission from the Board and then they must go before the Planning Board for Site-Plan approval.

The Board referred it to the Planning Board for review.

d. Letter from Robert Gaudioso, Esq. of Snyder & Snyder dated May 9, 2006 enclosing a revised Coast Assessment Form with respect to the Nextel Special Permit Application.

e. Letter from Daniel O'Connor, requesting permission to extend the Building Permit for the property located at 138 Maple Avenue.

Motion made by Trustee Wiegman and seconded by Trustee Kane to approve the request to extend the Building Permit for the property located at 138 Maple Avenue.  Motion unanimously approved by the Board.


6. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION - AGENDA ITEMS

Laura Seitz, 2 Brook Trail, Croton, spoke in favor of the Croton Sailing School and encouraged the Board to support the resolution.  Ms. Seitz said that the Sailing School keeps the Senasqua Park clean, organized, well run and attractive.

Mayor Schmidt said that he agreed with Ms. Seitz’s comments and that the Board is very happy to have Mr. Jennings back again.  Mayor Schmidt said that the changes in the contract were suggested by the Recreation Advisory Board and will give the school a longer term lease which will benefit Mr. Jennings.


7. RESOLUTIONS

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

WHEREAS, the current Croton Sailing School Lease Agreement is due to expire on April 30, 2008; and

WHEREAS, the Village has had many discussions with Steve Jennings, the owner of the Croton Sailing School, regarding an amended lease agreement; and

WHEREAS, a new lease agreement has been drafted commencing as of June 1, 2006 and ending on May 31, 2018,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to sign the Lease Agreement with the Croton Sailing School effective June 1, 2006
b.      On motion of TRUSTEE Gallelli, seconded by TRUSTEE " Brennan, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, Nextel of New York, Inc. has applied for a special permit to construct a personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza, and

WHEREAS, this matter has been referred to the Planning Board for its recommendation and review; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board has had numerous discussions regarding the types of consultants and expert advice needed to help with its review; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board is now recommending the hiring of three different consultants, one for planning, one for radio frequency, and one for site engineering; and

WHEREAS, after reviewing several proposals and obtaining many recommendations the Planning Board is now recommending the hiring of Frederick P. Clark Associates for planning, RCC for radio frequency, and McClaren for site engineering.


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is authorized to sign the proposals with Frederick P. Clark Associates, RCC, and McClaren,
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the payments to these consultants will be paid from the escrow account funded by the applicant for this review.  

Trustee Gallelli said that the amount of time Dan O’Connell had to spend on identifying potential consultants and getting the materials from them and reviewing them was substantial and represented a lot of time and effort on the part of the Village Engineer.

Village Treasurer, Abe Zambrano, commented that one of things that we can do to make up for some of these expenses is to add an Administrative Fee to handle the activities of this kind of review.  Mr. Zambrano said that many other municipalities require escrow accounts for these types of reviews.


c.      On motion of TRUSTEE Brennan, 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, Nextel of New York, Inc. and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC have applied for a special permit to construct a collocation of personal wireless services facilities at Veterans Plaza; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been referred to the Planning Board for its recommendation and review; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees must consider the environmental impacts in accordance with SEQRA of the installation of the personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza; and

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2006 the Village Board authorized the circulation of the Environmental Assessment Form and Coastal Assessment Form to all involved and interested agencies; and.  

WHEREAS, no agencies have come forth to serve as lead agency,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of Trustees declares itself lead agency for the purpose of conducting a coordinated environmental review of the proposed installation of the personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza.  
Village Attorney, Marianne Stecich reminded the Board that they will need to redo the Part II for the next meeting to identify the significant impacts.


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

WHEREAS, Nextel of New York, Inc. has applied for a special permit to construct a personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been referred to the Planning Board for its recommendation and review; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees must consider the environmental impacts in accordance with SEQRA of the installation of the personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza; and

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2006 the Village Board authorized the circulation of the Environmental Assessment Form to all involved and interested agencies;

WHEREAS, no agencies have come forth to serve as lead agency,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of Trustees declares itself lead agency for the purpose of conducting a coordinated environmental review of the proposed installation of the personal wireless services facility at Veterans Plaza


e.      On motion of TRUSTEE Gallelli, 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, the Recreation Department had budgeted $12,000 in the operating budget to perform repairs to the dam at Silver Lake; and

WHEREAS, these type of repairs can only be done under drought conditions; and

WHEREAS, a capital fund for Silver Lake Dam repair has been established for this purpose,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer:

Decrease Account # A7140.0414 by $12,000
Increase Account # 3-7140-200-0405-129 by $12,000


Trustee Gallelli asked how the funds were determined.

Village Manager Herbek said that this was discussed in a number of staff meetings and it was in the staff’s best estimate as to what we think it might cost.  Mr. Herbek said that it may cost more or less but it is a starting point.


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

Grant Application
Historic River Towns of Westchester Scenic Byway
NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

WHEREAS, the Village is a member of the Historic River Towns of Westchester which is currently seeking status as New York State Scenic Byway, and

WHEREAS, designation of the Historic River Towns of Westchester as a New York Scenic Byway could open up new avenues of funding for the Village and the region, and

WHEREAS, New York State Scenic Byway designation requires preparation of a corridor management plan which is eligible for funding under the New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and

WHEREAS, only local municipalities with an adopted Local Waterfront Revitalization plan are eligible to apply for funding through the New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and

WHEREAS, the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan was adopted in 1992 and in the LWRP one of the recommendations was the designation of Route 9 as a scenic byway; and

WHEREAS, the Westchester County Department of Planning is not eligible to apply for Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grants but is committed to preparing and administering a grant to designate the Historic River Towns of Westchester as a New York State Scenic Byway, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is authorized to apply for a New York State  Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant to fund preparation of a corridor management plan for the proposed Historic River Towns of Westchester Scenic Byway.


7.  CITIZEN PARTICIPATION -  None


8.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Trustee Wiegman made a motion to approve the minutes of the Executive Session held on April 3, 2006.  Trustee Kane seconded the motion. The Board voted to unanimously to approve the minutes.

Trustee Gallelli made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on April 17, 2006. Trustee Kane seconded the motion.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.

Trustee Kane made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on May 1, 2006.  Trustee Brennan seconded the motion.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.

Trustee Gallelli made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on May 8, 2006   Trustee Kane seconded the motion.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.

Trustee Kane made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on May 10, 2006.  Trustee Brennan seconded the motion.  The Board voted as follows:  Trustee Kane Aye, Trustee Brennan Aye, Trustee Gallelli Aye, and Trustee Wiegman Abstained.

Trustee Brennan made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on May 11, 2006.  Trustee Kane seconded the motion.  The voted as follows:  Trustee Brennan Aye, Trustee Kane Aye, Trustee Gallelli Aye and Trustee Wiegman Abstained.        


9.   REPORTS

Village Treasurer, Abe Zambrano, notified the public and the Board that they have set up a link on the web-site for people who use the parking lot to sign up to receive updates with respect to flooding or other related parking issues.  Mr. Zambrano also thanked Trustee Gallelli for the notices that are going into the newsletter regarding the parking lot, water bills and tax bills.

Trustee Wiegman reminded everyone that the School and Library Budget vote will be held tomorrow.  Trustee Wiegman shared with the Board copies of this year's State of the World from World Watch Institute.  Trustee Wiegman said that this volume comments on the state of the world with an emphasis on China and India.  Trustee Wiegman asked for a comparison of how much the Village is paying for wind energy compared to the 30% increase the Village is getting from PASNY and suspects that they will not receive a 30% increase for wind energy should look at expanding the Village’s portfolio of a stable energy supply as long as the numbers work

Mr. Zambrano said that the wind energy costs should be more stable.

Trustee Kane said that he received letters from residents regarding the Happy Tots Child Care Center.  Trustee Kane said that in some of those notes they had requested the help from the Village and a resolution to the problem that is occurring there.  Trustee Kane said that there are 75 children and 35 employees involved and that this is a big issue.

Mayor Schmidt said that the two groups are meeting this evening to see what they can work out because it has become quite an issue for both groups.  Mayor Schmidt said that he is hopeful that they will come to some sort of a resolution.  

Trustee Gallelli reported on the following; 1) Planning Board held a Public Hearing on Symphony Knoll at their meeting last week.  Trustee Gallelli said that they kept the Public Hearing open because Croton Housing Network had to go back to the Zoning Board the next evening to review a height variance which had expired, 2) will be meeting tomorrow night with a group of people who are interested in creating a Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan for the Village. Trustee Gallelli said that this was suggested in the Comprehensive Master Plan and is part of the overall improvement of the accessibility and connectivity that we want to promote throughout the Village, 3) interviewed three prominent Eminent Domain Attorneys.  Trustee Gallelli said that the Board learned a great deal during the interview process and it was quite an educational experience on the complexities of the Eminent Domain Process with respect to the SEQRA process, valuation aspects, timeframe from beginning to end and some of the pitfalls that may occur along the way, 4) advised that there is training legislation in front of the New York State Legislature, Assembly and the Senate in which they are requiring Zoning and Planning Board members to receive a minimal amount of training each year.  Trustee Gallelli asked that this be put on a work session for discussion.  Trustee Gallelli said that the Westchester County Planning Board and several other municipalities have endorsed this plan, 5) advised that this Thursday, is “Upstand Day “ in Croton and is being organized by Croton Harmon High School Students which will include several speakers and bands to raise awareness of human rights related conditions around the world, 6) Arboretum Garden Tour will be held this coming Sunday, 7) requested that the Comprehensive Plan Committee and the Village Board schedule a joint meeting.

Trustee Brennan advised that June 6th at 7:30 the Community Center Meeting is getting close to putting out the survey.  Trustee Brennan asked everyone to please get out and support Croton’s teams.

Village Attorney, Marianne Stecich reported that the Village was served with a Notice of Appeal with respect to Croton’s lawsuit with Green Tree.  Ms. Stecich said that they have six months to perfect the appeal and submit the records and briefs.

Mayor Schmidt reminded everyone to either contact the Village or Metro-North directly regarding any noise complaints and to please be as specific as possible as to the date, time and duration of the idling.   Mayor Schmidt said that Metro North reminded them that the noise will never disappear totally because they are a train station but they will do everything possible to accommodate any long term protracted idling of engines.  Mayor Schmidt said that the Board also discussed issues related to littering and they have promised that they will clean up their station.
        
A motion to enter into Executive Session following the close of the Regular Meeting was made by Trustee Kane and seconded by Trustee Wiegman.  Motion was unanimously approved.

There being no further comments to come before the Board, a motion to close the meeting at 9:50pm was made by Trustee Wiegman and seconded by Trustee Kane. Motion was unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Board Secretary


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Peggy Keesler, Village Clerk