Monday, December 10, 2018

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

The coming week is chock full of meetings--several having to do with visions for Hudson's future.
  • On Monday, December 10, the Common Council holds its informal meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. So far, the only thing on the agenda is the introduction of a resolution to demolish 6 Lucille Drive, a house the City seized for nonpayment of property taxes in 2017. The house was one of properties that were part of the tax auction in November 2017, but it was withdrawn for lack of bidders. The minimum bid at the time--what was owed in back taxes--was $16,512.40. The Department of Public Works is now willing to demolish the house for $15,000.
  • On Tuesday, December 11, the Hudson Valley Initiative team from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University returns to present a design concept for Oakdale Lake. The concept, based on community input received on October 13, has been broken down into eight doable parts. The presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street. Childcare and pizza will be provided.
  • On Wednesday, December 12, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners holds its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Bliss Towers, 41 North Second Street. It is expected that final plans for the two new buildings and plans for the exterior renovation of Bliss Towers will be presented, as well as a report on the ongoing progress of the RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) conversion. 
  • On Thursday, December 13, the Urban Design students from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University will present a pop-up exhibition and screening called The Space Between Cities: Redefining Urbanization in the Hudson Valley. The students will be sharing printed work and eleven short videos that explore a range of topics--from the challenges of agriculture and the distribution of fresh produce, through the relationship between a small city like Hudson and its suburban and rural surroundings, to scenarios for the future of Hudson's waterfront. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street. Click here to RSVP.
Also on Thursday, December 13, the Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. As yet, no agenda is available for this meeting.
  • On Friday, December 14, the Historic Preservation Commission meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall. No agenda is as yet available for this meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Twelve years after motor fuel taxes began "piloting" the southern pathway for Hudson's industry, there was a well worn path around Oakdale.

    A city entrapped by Rail and interstate and it only cost us 64c/gal.

    What's not to love NY?