Monday, September 25, 2017

Meetings of Interest in the Next Week

Monday, September 25
The Common Council Police Committee meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. It's an opportunity to hear from Chief Ed Moore about the recent spate of shootings and burglaries in Hudson.

Tuesday, September 26
At 5:30 p.m. at City Hall there is an informational meeting with representatives of Amtrak and the Department of Transportation about the stabilization project at the escarpment. The project, which was intended to culminate with the application of shotcrete to the rock face below Promenade Hill and Hudson Terrace, was undertaken without the required review by the Department of State and was terminated by a stop-work order issued on July 28 but not enforced until August 5. According to information received, the meeting on Tuesday is intended "to give the community the opportunity to learn more about proposed alternatives for the project."

Thursday, September 28
Affordable Housing Hudson is holding a forum about the proliferation of buildings being used for short-term rentals in Hudson. The forum is called, "Airbnb: Who are you and what are you doing to my city?" A panel of two has been announced: Bill McKenna, town supervisor for Woodstock, "who will speak on the effects of Airbnb on community life and the initiatives he has taken to control and shape how Airbnb is allowed to do business in his town"; and Michael O'Hara, First Ward alderman, who will "report on research into resolutions that can help Hudson follow in the footsteps of other cities around the nation that have been proactive in protecting affordable housing and workforce housing."

The forum was originally scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street. Last week, Gossips was informed that it was going to be moved to a larger venue, but as of this morning, a change of venue has not been confirmed nor a new venue announced.

Update: Apparently not only the place but the time has changed. It is now being announced that the forum "Airbnb: Who are you and what are you doing to my city?" will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street. The forum is being hosted by Michael Chameides and John Kane.  

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