I have before you matters to address at the upcoming legal committee meeting. There are various matters and concerns the legal committee representing the Council should be aware of and in some cases cause for action. The Mayor would like to report the following.Because the memo was a communication to the Legal Committee, Gossips was able to get a copy of it. Six issues are addressed in the memo, but two of them are of particular interest. The first of these two has to do with dogs and the cemetery. The following is quoted from the memo:
The legal committee and Council should be aware that the Public Works Commissioner [James Folz] and I have met several times in producing a new Rules and Regulation booklet in the cemetery. While this book is still being revised and is not complete, this would allow after great deliberation and discussion between the commissioner and I a section allowing dogs to enter the Cemetery with their owner, on a leash, on the pavement only, without walking on the grass. All rules and laws of clean up under sections currently provided for public streets in the code would be enforced.The second issue of particular interest in the memo is this one:
Fugary: Over the last year or so there has been much discussion as to who is the authority in the next stage at the Fugary (Tin Boat Association) with this City owned property. While Common Council president Moore and previous City Attorneys have implied that the Mayor has the discretion, I think we can all agree that planning is crucial in opening the land owned by the City of Hudson for public access. The Mayor has provided the Council with a letter more than 15 months ago requesting the Council provide to the Mayor a plan for phasing out the fugary for future consideration. To date it is my belief that the council agrees that a few of the "Shacks" should be saved for Historical consideration and that the land should be cleared and open for recreation to the residents of the City. Structural integrity of the shacks, and the health and safety of our residents become even more of a concern in this area each and every day.
So I am requesting that the legal committee within 30 days representing the council and working with the members of the common council come up with a viable and agreeable plan for this area and present it to the Mayor who will decide on an immediate time table for action at the fugary.
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