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Board of Trustees Meeting Set for September 19

September 19, 2005

The Regular Village Board of Trustees Meeting is being held on Monday, September 19th and simulcasted to Cablevision customers on ch. 78 beginning at 8:00 pm. The linked agenda follows…

Public Hearing

To consider the issuance of a special permit to Gerald Weinstein for a detached accessory apartment at 1339 Albany Post Road

Correspondence

  1. Thomas Burniston, re: resignation from the Planning Board

  2. Emails from various residents regarding the closing of Metro Enviro

  3. Paula Greenberg, Croton Rotary President, re: Rotary Car Show and use of Croton-Harmon Train Station parking lot

  4. David Parsons, Van Cortlandt Manor, re: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze to be held in October

Harmon Water Project Update from Village Engineer Daniel F. O’Connor

Resolutions

  1. Authorizing the Village Police Chief to sign the agreement with the NYS Office of Homeland Security for the acceptance of a $50,000 Buffer Zone Protection Program Grant for the fiscal year 2005.

  2. Authorizing the Village Manager to sign the agreement with Chazen Engineering to undertake a brown water assessment of the Village’s water distribution system.

  3. Calling for continuation of Public Hearing on October 17, 2005 to consider Local Law Introductory No. 1 of 2005, establishing sanitary sewer rents (Local Law Introductory No. 1 of 2005).

  4. Amending the 2004-05 General Fund and Water Fund budgets.

On September 20, 2005 3:44 PM, weewill said:

There was an interesting exchange between one of the regular speakers at village board meetings, the Mayor and the village manager. The speaker was critical of the disaster management plan as well as what he viewed as inadequate evacuation plans.

He pointed out lack of coordination between school officials, nursing homes, and other municipalites in addition to some simple typos indicating that perhaps not enough attention to detail had been given. He expressed his grave concerns about effective or successful evacuation of this area in the event of an Indian Point accident, terrorist attack, etc.

This has been a huge concern for many people over the past 10 years and we keep getting every assurance that a “good plan” and “adequate plan” “a workable plan” is in place. I believe the people involved want a safe plan as much as we do and welcome viable suggestions. It’s no help to simple point out perceived inadequacies.

The speaker was very vocal in expressing his disatisfaction and concerns but offered no solutions. These threats are very real for all of us and it behooves us to research and offer improvements in what at best will always be a flawed plan.



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