Tonight, while searching the Common Council minutes for something else altogether, I stumbled upon the minutes from a special meeting that took place on June 10, 2003. It was the mayor's public hearing on Local Law No. 5 for 2003, which enacted Hudson's preservation ordinance and created the Historic Preservation Commission. You can read it for yourself, by clicking here.
Since that day, Rick Scalera, the mayor at the time, has gone on record more than once (and been quoted by Fifth Ward alderman Robert "Doc" Donahue numerous times) as saying that signing this legislation into law was the worst mistake he ever made. I, on the other hand, only regret that the city clerk at the time went a bit overboard in adding final e's to my name and that I went a bit overboard saying it was a "very monumental occasion." Monumental means "of great importance," which it certainly was. To add very was only redundant.
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