Croton-on-Hudson Trustee Charlie Kane was quoted in Thursday’s Journal News to the effect that an $850,000 proposed Capital improvement project to beautify the Croton Train Station Parking Lot, which was ultimately not included in the 2005-06 village budget, would have provided funding for a study of the flooding problem (see: “Flood Waters Swamp Cars Again in Croton Harmon Commuter Parking Lot”) at the lot.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
As stated in the proposed Capital Budget in April:
“h. Train Station Parking Lot Improvements – Cherbuliez/Munz has designed plans, including lighting, walkways, improvement of traffic flow, new fencing, land landscaping. Work scheduled to be completed in this summer. 2007-2008. The lighting in the lot south of the DPW garage is in poor condition. This project would upgrade the lights in this section of the train station parking lot.”
This project was included in the proposed Capital Budget by the village administration. It would not have addressed the flooding problem which has been around for over a decade,