Wednesday, February 28, 2024
|This map shows the locations of all properties currently owned by HudsonDots. The ones in red are those that are part of the proposed agreement.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
- Lowering the side doorway to street level and installing a lift
- Creating a handicapped accessible parking space on Warren Street
- Installing an accessible service counter
- Removing the raised dais in the Council Chamber
- Installing new flooring throughout the first floor
- Creating a handicapped accessible restroom
WHEREAS, the cushioned seats on the public benches in the Common Council chamber are in a significant degree of disrepair; and
WHEREAS, to allow that condition to continue and worsen would be disrespectful to members of the public who attend Common Council meetings and could be considered as acting as a disincentive to public participation . . . .
Monday, February 26, 2024
- For those readers following the progress of things in Stuyvesant, the Stuyvesant Planning Board meets on Monday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Planning Board is expected to continue its review of the controversial proposal to construct "agro-tourism cabins" and other tourist amenities on 56 acres of farmland on Sharptown Ridge, resuming its consideration of the eleven questions in Part 2 of the SEQR Short Environmental Assessment Form. The board will also hear a presentation about a 3.25 megawatt solar project being proposed for a site south of County Route 46 and west of Route 9, with access from Route 9. The meeting takes place at Stuyvesant Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant.
- On Tuesday, February 27, the Common Council ad hoc Parking Study Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. No agenda or meeting documents have been made public, but it's likely the committee will be continuing its discussion of upgrading the city's parking meter system. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street, and on Microsoft Teams. Click here to find the link to join the meeting remotely.
- On Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m., the Common Council holds a special meeting to consider the resolution authorizing Mayor Kamal Johnson to enter into a regulatory agreement with HudsonDots, a housing program of The Spark of Hudson, that will result in a property tax abatement for a group of seven houses owned by HudsonDots. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street, and on Microsoft Teams. Click here to find the link to join the meeting remotely.
- Coincidentally, also on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m., at the same time the Common Council is considering a request from a Spark of Hudson initiative, Mayor Kamal Johnson will be at Hudson Hall for a screening and panel discussion of the film It's Basic, which profiles several universal basic income pilot programs, among them HudsonUP, the universal basic income program here in Hudson, funded by The Spark of Hudson and the Eutopia Foundation. Johnson will be appearing with HudsonUP and The Spark of Hudson cofounder Susan Danziger, HudsonUP ambassador and participant Lira Campbell, and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood executive director Joan Hunt. For more information, click here. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged.
- On Thursday, February 29, training for the Citizens Preparedness Corps will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Chatham High School Auditorium, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, in Chatham. The training, which is provided by the New York National Guard working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control, is meant to give residents the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. To register for the training, click here.
- On Saturday, March 2, Oakdale Plunge 2024 takes place at Oakdale Lake, 132 North Sixth Street. Check-in for plungers begins at 11:00 a.m. The plunging begins at noon. Click here for more information.
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024
The City of Hudson seeks proposals for eligible development projects to apply for Round 8 of the Restore New York grant program administered by Empire State Development. The program supports municipalities' efforts to demolish, rehabilitate, and restore blighted structures and transform them into vibrant residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments.
Governor Hochul announced on February 21, 2024, that applications for this $60 million round of the Restore New York grant program will be opened February 22.
The City of Hudson has successfully obtained three Restore New York grants for projects in previous rounds of the program. Hudson was a recipient in Round 4 for the Dunn Warehouse ($500,00), then in Round 6 for the Crescent [Garage] Building ($1.3 million), and again in Round 7 for the Kaz Redevelopment Project ($1.5 million).
Interested parties with qualifying projects must submit their contact and project information to a web form on the City of Hudson website by March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, in order to be considered a candidate project for a grant application submission. Project proposals are subject to review by the Mayor's office and Common Council President prior to submission of Intent to Apply forms for up to two projects by Monday, March 25, to Empire State Development. If two projects are approved for an application, both projects must be presented before the Common Council for a vote to proceed with a single application, followed by a public hearing.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
On Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Hudson Area Library will host an opening reception and panel discussion for the exhibition A Dialogue Across Generations: Making Connections through the BLACC Collection, curated and programmed by Tanya Jackson, founder of the annual Columbia County Juneteenth archival exhibit and celebration, Who We Be! The exhibit will be on view through April. The Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Oral History Project collection was meticulously curated in the 1980s by volunteer researchers from Columbia Opportunities’ Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP). The collection was donated to the Hudson Area Library in 2018. It has since been digitized, archived, and made accessible online at blacc.hudsonarealibrary.org, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding for this exhibition has been provided, in part, by a Humanities NY Action Grant.