Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Highlights from City Hall

Candidate Residency It seems that Timothy Rodgers, the candidate for First Ward alderman endorsed by the Hudson Democratic Committee even though he didn't actually live in Hudson or in the First Ward, has at last found an apartment in Hudson. A resolution appointing Commissioners of Deeds was introduced at last night's informal Common Council meeting, and one of the appointees was Timothy Rodgers, whose address was given as 15 Allen Street.

A Place for the Eleanor A resolution was introduced at Monday's meeting to lease a parcel of land, 75 feet by 100 feet, at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park rent free for three years to the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society. The Society plans to construct a pole barn on the parcel to house the Eleanor while the historic sloop is being restored. The parcel is located at the south end of the park, at the point where Water Street meets Broad Street.

Third Ward Consolidation Board of Elections Deputy Commissioners Hilary Hillman and Kathy Harter were present at the informal Common Council meeting to talk about a proposal to merge the two districts of the Third Ward into a single district. The change is meant to decrease costs by reducing the number of poll workers required during an election. Voters would be affected by the change only on election day, when there would be just one polling station for voters in the Third Ward instead of two.

1 comment:

  1. The consolidation might have another effect. Members of local political committees are elected by district, not by ward. That's why there are 14 seats on the Hudson Democratic Committee -- 2 for each of 7 districts.

    --Sam P.