Monday, June 11, 2018

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

Tonight, Monday, June 11, the Common Council holds its informal meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Among the resolutions to be introduced tonight is one to sell, as surplus property, the ten aldermen's chairs, which were recently replaced by the new chairs shown below.

Also on the agenda for tonight is legislation that would establish a registry of vacant buildings, similar to legislation already in place in such places as Albany, Watervliet, and Saratoga Springs, and initiate an annual fee for buildings that stand vacant.

On Tuesday, June 12, the Hudson IDA (Industrial Development Agency) holds its monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall. No agenda is available for this meeting. The IDA Board is made up of the mayor (Rick Rector), the city treasurer (Heather Campbell), the city assessor (Justin Maxwell), the Common Council majority and minority leaders (Tiffany Garriga and Eileen Halloran respectively), and the chair of the Planning Board (Walter Chatham).

On Wednesday, June 13, the Youth, Education, Seniors and Recreation Committee of the Common Council holds its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. There is no agenda available for this meeting, but typically youth director Nick Zachos and Sher Stevens from the senior center report to the committee at this meeting.

On Thursday, June 14, HCDPA (Hudson Community Development & Planning Agency) meets at 2:00 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. At HCDPA's May meeting, it was revealed that, after paying two bills, the agency would have no money. At that time, it was suggested that the twenty-five or so properties owned by HCDPA could be used as collateral for a loan to provide immediate operating funds. It is expected the progress of that effort will be reported at this month's meeting.

Also on Thursday, June 14, the Planning Board meets at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. No agenda is available for this meeting. If memory serves, the May meeting was cancelled, without notification, because there would not be a quorum present for the meeting.


  1. I would pay anything to own a chair that once held the backside of Alderman Bob Donahue.