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        On motion of  TRUSTEE____________,  seconded by  TRUSTEE _______,  the  
following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York:  

WHEREAS, Barbara Sarbin, on behalf of Something Good in the Words, has applied for a Special Permit to operate a non-public school at 138 Maple Street, located in an RB district; and

WHEREAS, Section 230-9 of the Village Code requires that 3 acres be the minimum allowable lot size for the operation of a school and requires a street setback of 100 ft for an operation of a school; and

WHEREAS, although the facilities at 138 Maple Street do not meet these requirements the applicant has received a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals granted on March 10, 2004 for the minimum lot size and street setback subject to certain conditions; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board on May 26, 2004 issued a positive recommendation for the granting of a special permit to Something Good in the World subject to further conditions,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Board of Trustees hereby approves the Special Permit for the operation of a school by Something Good in the World at 138 Maple Street subject to the following conditions proposed by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board:

1.      The number of students attending and present at school at any given time is limited to 24 on the premises at one time.
2.      The paper road adjacent to the premises will not be used to drop off or pick up children.
3.      The existing ingress/egress for the school, through the side yard into the fully enclosed backyard, will remain as the mandatory and sole entrance to the school for all parents and children.
4.      The proposed school at this location will not extend beyond second grade so that the physical size of the students can be reasonably accommodated without crowding in the existing building.


Date:  June 28, 2004