Sunday, January 20, 2019

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

The snow has fallen and is still falling, the freezing rain started right on schedule, so far the mayor has not declared a snow emergency, Shiloh Baptist Church has postponed its Martin Luther King Day service until February 10, so today and tomorrow, most of us can just stay home and enjoy being snowbound, or what passes for snowbound in the 21st century. The week's meetings and events begin on Tuesday.
  • On Tuesday, January 22, the Tourism Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. No agenda for the meeting has been posted. The deadline for submitting proposals in response to the RFP for a consultant to develop a "Branding and Marketing Strategy" for Hudson was January 15, so it's reasonable to expect this topic and the criticism the RFP has drawn may be discussed. 
  • The Greenport Planning Board may also be meeting on Tuesday, January 22, assuming it meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. So far, no agenda has been posted for the meeting, so it may be that it meets on the last Tuesday of the month. The new retail development that will house an expanded Aldi's and a new McDonald's is a project of interest before the board. Gossips will provide an update when information is available.
  • On Wednesday, January 23, the Common Council Legal Committee meets at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall. No agenda is available for the meeting, but it's been intimated that the committee intends to take up the issue of sidewalks and street trees being the responsibility, according to city code, of the owners of the adjacent property and the problems of uniformity and maintenance that result from that situation.
  • On Friday, January 25, the Historic Preservation Commission meets at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall. This is the second meeting of the month, at which the commission gives final approval to certificates of appropriateness drafted by the assistant city attorney. New projects are not typically presented to the HPC at this meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Sidewalks, trees, regulations.....baloney for over 50 years of my life in Hudson.
    Same as the snow shoveling regulations
    I walked from the Stewarts area of Fairview and Green Sts. down Warren to 4ththis AM and returned in the late afternoon.
    Sometimes on shoveled sidewalks other times forced to walk in the road.
    Same snow same story same lack of enforcement year after year.
    Somebody give me a hot dog and a beer please. The game is long.