When Jane Smith presented the latest iteration of plans for the senior center at Monday night's informal meeting of the Common Council, she did so in a strangely unfamiliar place. It was Council chambers, but it seemed stark and vacuous. The portraits of two and a quarter centuries of Hudson mayors that line the walls were missing. Missing too was the built-in wall clock that hasn't worked since the Tracy administration.
Council president Don Moore explained that the room was being prepped for repainting. The walls, which are now aqua and dusty pink, are to be light gray; the spindles on the Council president's dais, which are now aqua, will be painted dark gray; and the carpet on the platform where the aldermen sit, which is now a dirty teal blue, will be replaced with gray carpeting. It's not known if the clock is being repaired or replaced. Nothing, however, it being done to improve the comfort of the benches provided for the audience at Council meetings.