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Board of Trustees
Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 8:00 PM
Municipal Building
AGENDA FOR REGULAR MEETING OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2002

Present/Absent: Mayor Elliott                   Trustee Grant
                        Trustee McCarthy                Trustee Harkins
                        Trustee Wiegman         Manager Herbek
                        Attorney Waldman                Treasurer Reardon

Call to order at ________.  Pledge of Allegiance.


2.      Approval of Minutes:    January 7, 2002, January 9, 2002, January 14, 2002

3.      Approval of Vouchers:

General Fund            __________________
Water Fund              __________________
Capital Acct.           __________________
Trust & Agency          __________________

4.      CORRESPONDENCE:

Charlene M. Indelicato, Westchester County Attorney, re: Millennium

Joseph V. Bencivenga, 18 Devon Ave, re: noise from the Harmon RR

Rosemary Noonan, Executive Director, Housing Action Council, re: Home Improvement Program

Richard Lee, 82 Grand Street, re: Nextels request to install an antennae on Municipal Building roof.

William Rooney, 84 Grand Street, re: Nextels request to install an antennae on Municipal Building roof.

Paul Gisondo, Westchester County Dept of Planning, re: potential water trail sites.


5.      CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

6.      RESOLUTIONS:

(a) Authorizing Village Manager to sign agreements with Cronin Engineering and Berger Engineering and Surveying.

        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 Board had previously approved a proposal for design work and survey work for the construction of a sidewalk along the south side of Municipal Place between South Riverside Avenue and the entrance road to Senasqua Park  ; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board has now determined that the sidewalk should be constructed along the north side of Municipal Place between South Riverside Avenue and the entrance road to Senasqua Park instead to accommodate the new Skateboard Facility ; and

WHEREAS, this will entail additional engineering and survey services for this job; and

WHEREAS, the Village Manager has received a proposal from Cronin Engineering to provide the design work for  $1,750.00 and a proposal from Berger Engineering and Surveying for the survey work in the amount of $1,660.00 ;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager's approval of these two contracts is hereby ratified and approved.

(b) Authorizing Village Manager to apply for state assistance for a water quality improvement project:  Design and Construction of Detention, Sedimentation and Biological Filtration Improvements to Kaplan's Pond and Surrounding Wetlands, and the Downgradient Brook Street Stream Corridor in order to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Loadings to the Hudson River and Half Moon Bay.

        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:  

Project Name:  Design and Construction of Detention, Sedimentation and Biological Filtration Improvements to Kaplan's Pond and Surrounding Wetlands, and the Downgradient Brook Street Stream Corridor in order to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Loadings to the Hudson River and Half Moon Bay.

WHEREAS, the Village of Croton on Hudson herin called the “Municipality”, after thorough consideration of the various aspects of the problem and study of available data, has hereby determined that certain work, as described in its application and attachments, herein called the “Project”, is desirable, is in the public interest, and is required in order to implement the Project; and

WHEREAS, Article 56 of the Environmental Conservation Law authorizes State assistance to municipalities for water quality improvement projects by means of a contract and the Municipality deems it to be in the public interest and benefit under this law to enter into a contract therewith;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: by the Board of Trustees:

1.      That the Village Manager is the representative authorized to act in behalf of the Board of Trustees in all matters related to State assistance under ECL Article 56, Title 3.  The Village Manager is also authorized to make application, execute the State Assistance Contract, submit Project documentation, and otherwise act for the Municipalitys governing body in all matters related to the Project and to State assistance;

2.      That the Municipality agrees that it will fund its portion of the cost of the Project and that funds will be available to initiate the Projects field work within twelve (12) months of written approval of its application by the Department of Environmental Conservation;

3.      That one (1) certified copy of this Resolution be prepared and sent to the Albany office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation together with the Application for State Assistance Payments;

4.      That this Resolution take effect immediately.

(c) Authorizing Village Manager to apply for state assistance for a water quality improvement project:  Design and Construction of a Retention and Urban Runoff/Sediment Erosion Control System in the High Street Watershed/Drainage Area to the Hudson River

        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:  

Project Name:  Design and Construction of a Retention and Urban Runoff/Sediment Erosion Control System in the High Street Watershed/Drainage Area to the Hudson River

WHEREAS, the Village of Croton on Hudson herin called the “Municipality”, after thorough consideration of the various aspects of the problem and study of available data, has hereby determined that certain work, as described in its application and attachments, herein called the “Project”, is desirable, is in the public interest, and is required in order to implement the Project; and

WHEREAS, Article 56 of the Environmental Conservation Law authorizes State assistance to municipalities for water quality improvement projects by means of a contract and the Municipality deems it to be in the public interest and benefit under this law to enter into a contract therewith;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: by the Board of Trustees:

1.      That the Village Manager is the representative authorized to act in behalf of the Board of Trustees in all matters related to State assistance under ECL Article 56, Title 3.  The Village Manager is also authorized to make application, execute the State Assistance Contract, submit Project documentation, and otherwise act for the Municipalitys governing body in all matters related to the Project and to State assistance;

2.      That the Municipality agrees that it will fund its portion of the cost of the Project and that funds will be available to initiate the Projects field work within twelve (12) months of written approval of its application by the Department of Environmental Conservation;

3.      That one (1) certified copy of this Resolution be prepared and sent to the Albany office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation together with the Application for State Assistance Payments;

4.      That this Resolution take effect immediately.

(d) Budget modifications, re: Insurance recoveries

        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, a total of $ 1,456.10 has been received from various insurance carriers, for reimbursement of damage to Village property; and

        WHEREAS, the insurance recovery will be used to reimburse both the General and Water Funds; and

WHEREAS, The Treasurer wishes to open both sides of the General and water Fund budgets to cover these repairs, amending the 2001-2002 General and Water Fund budgets effecting the following accounts; and

Increase  1-5182.0200.  by  $   720.00    ( Street Light Repairs )
Increase  1-0001.2680   by  $   720.00    ( Insurance Recoveries )
Increase  2-8340.0470.  by  $   736.10    ( Vehicle Repairs )
Increase  2-0002.2680   by  $   736.10    ( Insurance Recoveries )

Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 2001 -2002 General and Water Fund budgets to reflect these changes.


(e) Budget modifications, re: Department transfers

        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 Superintendent of Public Works has requested the  following appropriations to be amended, and  the Treasurer recommends the following modifications:

Increase    1640.421  by      $     2,500.00     ( Vehicle Supplies )
Decrease   5110.421  by      $     2,500.00    ( Vehicle Supplies  )
Increase    8160.470  by      $    10,000.00    ( Vehicle Repairs )
Decrease   5110.470  by      $    10,000.00    ( Vehicle repairs  )


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Treasurer amend the 2001 - 2002 General Fund budget to reflect these changes.


(f) Budget modifications, re: Hunter Place wall

        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, additional funds are needed to fund the fencing on top of the Hunter Place wall which has exceeded the original scope of work by $ 2,502.81; and

        WHEREAS, funds to cover the additional cost exist in the General Fund Highway  account ( 5110.400 ); and

WHEREAS, The Treasurer wishes to move those funds to the General Fund Transfer to Capital account ( 001-9953-0900 ), and amend the 2001-2002 Capital fund budget effecting the following accounts; and

Increase  3-5110.0200.0102.0067  by  $ 2,502.81    ( Hunter Place Wall )
Increase  3-0003.5031.0102.0067  by  $ 2,502.81    (Hunter Place Wall  )

Now Therefore be it resolved that the Village Treasurer amend the 2001 -2002 Capital Fund budget to reflect these changes.


(g)Authorizing Village Manager to file petition to remover 118 properties from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District and add 14 properties.

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 with the following vote:

WHEREAS, the Village has over the last decade petitioned the County of Westchester to eliminate the nonsewered properties in the Village from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District; and

WHEREAS, in 1999, 354 nonsewered properties were removed from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District, which properties were 500 or more feet from a sewer line; and

WHEREAS, subsequent to this action the Village learned that the County standard was more than 100 feet for properties to be removed from a sewer district; and

WHEREAS, following a resolution passed by the Board on February 7, 2001, a list was sent to the County of Westchester identifying 136 additional properties to be removed from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District and 52 properties to be included in the District; and

WHEREAS, on October 17, 2001 Mr. John Yoegel of the County of Westchester responded with a revised list identifying 118 properties to be removed from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District and 14 properties to be included in the District; and

WHEREAS, the Village has accepted these revisions.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Village Manager is hereby authorized to file a petition with the County Executive and the County Board of Legislators to remove 118 properties from the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District and to add 14 properties into the Ossining Sanitary Sewer District as attached.




8.      REPORTS