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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, 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 and a design scheme for the site in accordance with their proposal of March 2004 for a proposed budget of $39,500 and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the costs of this study be charged to account 8020.400.