Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Important Meetings Tonight

At 5 p.m.  The Columbia County Board of Supervisors holds a meeting on the subject of the controversial proposal to expand the Columbia County Airport. Ken Flood, commissioner for planning and economic development, and Thomas Lanphear, from the county sheriff's office and the Emergency Management Office, will be present to answer questions. The meeting takes place at 401 State Street.

At 6:30 p.m.  The City of Hudson Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the site plan proposed for the Galvan Community Center, a.k.a. the Armory, at State and Fifth streets. The documents relevant to this proposal--the parking study, the site plan, the application for site plan review, and the Environmental Assessment Form--can be viewed at the City of Hudson website. The hearing takes place at City Hall. It is expected that, following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will vote aye or nay on approving the site plan.


  1. There seems to be a great deal of concern around the parking issue for the proposed Library, Senior Center and Walk-in Health Clinic. I have a few thoughts to offer.
    1) Hudson is a CITY not a suburb. Most users of the the Library, The Senior Center and the Walk-in Health Clinic can ( or SHOULD) walk to the facility.
    2) If anyone is aware of a source other than Galvan who is willing to provide our city with a Library, A Senior Center and a walk -in health clinic who will also provide massive parking - they should come forward now so that we can examine their motives in addition to their contribution.
    3) Full disclosure: I am the founder of Perfect Ten After School and this 501c3 organization is the grateful recipiant of funds from Galvan. If anyone knows of a source of funds that will significantly benefit the girls of Hudson that approaches the generousity of Galvan, I would like to meet with them immediately and I will provide parking.

  2. Paula, I think the concern about parking is not a matter of taste or judgement ("people should walk rather than drive"), but of codes.

    I'd be amazed if the Hudson zoning and planning rules don't have formulas for required parking that new businesses or uses are supposed to satisfy.

    -- Jock Spivy

  3. A library at 5th and Compton will do wonders for this writer's property value but a city centered police station would do more.

  4. I don't think people have a problem with a library or senior center but an undefined "medical center" 4 blocks from the um medical center (hospital) is a problem

  5. Out of curiosity... does anyone know where the nearest Urgent Care Center is? We've spent time waiting to be admitted to the Hospital ER and there are a lot of people who don't need the ER, but they could benefit from a local Urgent Care Center>

    Personally, I don't know what is planned at the Armory, but yes, it would be helpful for a plan to be made public.

  6. great urgent care in catskill - 7 minutes away - with a pharmacy next door for immediate prescription fill