Thursday, May 17, 2018

News About Plans for the Kaz Site

Tonight, at the Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting, Alderman Rich Volo (Fourth Ward), who chairs the committee, read a report from Sheena Salvino, executive director of HDC (Hudson Development Corporation) and HCDPA (Hudson Community Development & Planning Agency), who could not present the report in person because, as she explained in the report, she was out of town. Among the things included in the report was this revelation about the Kaz redevelopment project:
Though the selection committee was well into the vetting and review process (7 months), the Board has elected to stall the selection of a preferred developer.
This statement raises a few questions. What does it mean to "stall" the selection? When and how did it happen that the board "elected" to do this? Gossips was present at the last meeting of the HDC board, which took place on April 24, and reported on it. No vote was taken at that time, and the board did not go into executive session, so how did this come about? Inquiring minds what to know.

Update: Answers to these questions have been provided. See "Following Up with the Kaz Project."


  1. If you've lived in Hudson for more than two minutes, you know that many public bodies make decisions in private -- and without benefit of meeting minutes.