Sunday, January 27, 2019

Meetings and Events in the Week Ahead

There's not much happening at City Hall by way of meetings in this the last week of January, but there are important meetings happening elsewhere.
  • On Monday, January 28, the Common Council Fire Committee meeting takes place at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, followed the Police Committee meeting at 6:0o p.m., also in City Hall. No agenda is available for either meeting.
  • On Tuesday, January 29, the Friends of Hudson City Cemetery will meet to make plans for 2019. The group will be following up on issues introduced at its last meeting: events and fundraising; a monument cleaning day; pursuing National Register listing; and the conditions survey. The meeting will take place in the Community Room at the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, at 6:00 p.m.
Also at 6:00 on Tuesday, January 29, the board of the Hudson Development Corporation meets at 1 North Front Street. At its last meeting in November, the resignation of board president John Gilstrap was announced, effective at the end of 2018. Earlier this month, the board announced it was seeking applications to fill three vacancies on the board. Decisions about new board members and the election of officers will take place at the board's annual meeting scheduled for March 26. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if the board is making any effort to replace executive director Sheena Salvino, to implement any of the many suggestions for reconceptualizing the redevelopment of the Kaz site, or has made any progress in acquiring the CSX property.
  • On Thursday, January 31, the elected officials of the First Ward--aldermen Rob Bujan and Kamal Johnson and supervisor Sarah Sterling--are hosting a "Meet & Greet" at 1 North Front Street.
Residents of the once small but now geographically huge First Ward are invited to "get to know your neighbors, hear about what has been happening in our first year, and . . . talk about goals for 2019." The event begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • On Saturday, February 2--Groundhog Day--the Indoor Farmers Market returns to Hudson Lodge for the duration of the winter--and not a moment too soon. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until warmer weather permits the market to return to its outdoor location at Sixth and Columbia streets. Hudson Lodge is located at 601 Union Street.


  1. Carole, what is remarkable to me, in this digital age, is that our Representatives -- Council, Supervisors, Legislatures -- don't have email lists of their constituents to send out these notices directly. Or am I just out of touch?

    1. I think it's fair to say you may be out of touch. There have been announcements of this event on Facebook, but in order for the "Council, Supervisors, Legislatures" to have the email addresses of their constituents, their constituents would have to have given them their email addresses somewhere along the way. Besides, even if everyone in the First Ward had gotten notice by email, why shouldn't I remind readers of this event in my list of meetings of interest?