In the course of less than six weeks, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson has done much to reverse an increasing trend of incidents on the shores of the Croton River since Crotonblog first reported a story called, “Trustee Kane Seeks Help from Neighboring Officials to End Abuses on Croton River.” In fact, Croton Police speedily acquired a new patrol boat (see: “Croton and Cortlandt Partner in Purchase of New Police Patrol Boat”) and subsequently saved an ailing swimmer on July 30, 2006.
On August 14, 2006, Trustee Charlie Kane, a longtime resident and passionate environmentalist, announced to residents that a recently-formed group called The Croton River Compact Committee would be meeting on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building at 7:30 PM. The group members will be publicly discussing “possible zoning issues, steep slopes issues and development issues in general that would impact the river itself,” according to Trustee Kane, the group’s trustee-liaison.
Additionally, Kane also credited Democratic Town of Cortlandt Councilwoman and Croton resident Ann Lindau with securing another $10,000 (making a total of $20,000) in funding to be put towards the extra costs associated with police overtime and other enforcement actions in the river area. Trustee Kane also noted that the Town of Cortlandt has “also been enforcing the parking restrictions on Quaker Bridge Road and this is where illegal parking has been happening and they have been ticketing vigorously on Quaker Bridge Road to shut down some of that illegal parking that has created problems for residents on the other side of the river.”
Trustee Charlie Kane: “Last Thursday, the Croton River Compact Committee met for the first time and ah, discussed some of the recent enforcement actions that have taken place by the town. And also the Croton patrol boat concerning the Croton River. Ah, our police department is doing a great job there. The committee also discussed a future compact, we’ll be working toward that. Between all of the municipalities that patrol the Croton River to give us more control. We might look into possible zoning issues, steep slopes issues and development issues in general that would impact the river itself. At the meeting, our town liaison, Ann Lindau, announced that another $10,000 will be coming our way, to the village to help fund further enforcement actions and ah, some of the overtime that has been taking place. There has been a total of $20,000 contributed to the town. The town has ah, also been enforcing the parking restrictions on Quaker Bridge Road and this is where illegal parking has been happening and they have been ticketing vigorously on Quaker Bridge Road to shut down some of that illegal parking that has created problems for residents on the other side of the river.
Tom, I forgot one announcement I think is important for our residents. Ah, the Croton River meeting is going to be held on the 29th of this month at 7:30 PM with town and village officials, it will be in this room here. There will be some letters going out to residents on Truesdale and Nordica to inform them of this. This meeting will be open to the public and we will be discussing Croton River issues.”