Monday, October 8, 2018

Meetings and an Event in the Week Ahead

It's a short week, but there's something of interest going on almost every day.
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meets at 1 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. It is not known what issues might be taken up at the meeting.
  • Also tomorrow, the Common Council holds its informal meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. Of interest on the agenda available so far is a resolution to issue an RFP to bidders interested in entering into a license agreement for use of the city dock in 2019. This is the dock that heretofore has been occupied by Hudson River Cruises. 
  • On Wednesday, October 10, the Tourism Board is having another four-hour workshop meeting at 1 North Front Street, beginning at 1 p.m. Although the meeting is open to the public, it is not intended to be a meeting for hearing public input.
  • On Thursday, October 11, the Board of Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency meets at 2 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. HCDPA is in the process of selling off its surplus property and is now soliciting sealed bids for the vacant lot at 238 Columbia Street. Those bids are not due until the board's November meeting, so it's not clear what will transpire at Thursday's meeting.
  • Also on Thursday, the Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. No agenda for the meeting is available yet, but at the September meeting the board was supposed to begin the site plan review of a proposal by The Maker Group to convert the house at 16-18 North Third Street to a mixed-use commercial building, but it was reported that there was no quorum. It's likely the review of that project will begin on Thursday, and it's also possible the board will continue its discussion of proposed Local Law No. 5, "the Stewart's law," since it seems it has yet to offer an official recommendation to the Common Council.
  • On Friday, October 12, the Historic Preservation Commission holds its first meeting of the month at 10 a.m. at City Hall. No agenda has been published for the meeting.
  • On Sunday, October 14, the Hudson Democrats present the third annual Ellen Awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hudson Hall. Rich Volo, Fourth Ward alderman, will be the master of ceremonies. The winners of the Ellen Award this year are Dan and Mary Udell, who have for years videotaped meetings of the Common Council and other meetings and events of interest in Hudson and made them available for viewing, initially on Mid-Hudson Cable and in recent years on YouTube.

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