Advisory Board on the Visual Environment
Village of Croton-on-Hudson
Minutes: VEB Meeting of Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Present: Doug Wehrle (chair), Sandy Hardy, Kevin McManus, Demetra Restuccia, Tom Smith, and Building Dept. Liaison Joe Sperber.
Absent: Trustee Liaison, Susan Konig
The Board met for the second consecutive month, this time to review a sign application for a home business.
1. Riverside Yoga and Bodyworks
The Board reviewed a sign application from Tom and Doreen Brennan for a massage therapy and yoga business to be located at 45 Truesdale Drive. As designed by Hudson Sign Co., the sign would be 2 feet wide by 12 inches high and would be fabricated of high-density urethane. The word “Riverside” would appear in red letters at the top of the sign, with the rest of the writing and phone number arranged below in beige—all against a classic navy background. The sign, which meets code requirements for a residential district, would be located next to the driveway leading up to the house.
2. Concluding Discussion
Doug informed the Board of the upcoming work session of the Village Trustees to review the recommendations of the Harmon Business Development Committee. This led eventually to discussion of the VEB’s role as a purely advisory body and the possibility that its recommendations should be given “some teeth”—perhaps by assigning the VEB permit-granting authority. Doug noted that this would entail additional responsibilities along with the services of a “real secretary,”
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p. m.