Sunday, March 24, 2019

Meetings and Events in the Week Ahead

All the meetings of interest this week take place in the first three days. After that, it's events of interest and a deadline, of importance if not interest.
  • On Monday, March 25, the Common Council Fire Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, and the Police Committee meets at 6:00 p.m., also at City Hall. It's possible that, at the Police Committee meeting, the HPD's adherence to the May 2017 "Welcoming and Inclusive City Police Commissioner's Executive Order" will be discussed, but that's only a supposition since no agenda for the meeting has been made available.
  • On Tuesday, March 26, the Hudson Development Corporation holds its annual meeting at noon. Among other things, it will be revealed who the candidates are to fill the vacancies on the board. It's also likely that future plans for proceeding with the development of the Kaz site will be discussed. The meeting takes place at 1 North Front Street.
Also on Tuesday, March 26, the Tourism Board meets at 5:30 p.m., also at 1 North Front Street. It's reasonable to expect that the issues discussed but not resolved at the last Tourism Board meeting--selecting a consultant to help develop a branding and tourism strategy and deciding whether or not to use some of its budget to fund community events--will be taken up again at this meeting.
  • On Wednesday, March 27, the Common Council Legal Committee meets at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall. The issues before the Legal Committee currently are amending the code regarding sidewalk repair and maintenance and enacting legislation to regulate short-term rentals.
  • On Thursday, March 28, Maria Manhattan, in collaboration with Perfect Ten Hudson, presents an illustrated talk titled Feminism in Art: The Box Lunch & Beyond. Manhattan discusses her 1980s art exhibition, The Box Lunch, her response to Judy Chicago's groundbreaking feminist work, The Dinner Party. The event takes place at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. For more information, click here.
  • On Friday, March 29, Columbia-Greene Community College is hosting a Construction Technology Workshop to introduce its new Construction Technology Preservation Certificate program. The event takes place from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 612 of the C-GCC Professional Academic Center on the Columbia-Greene campus, located at 4400 Route 23. 
  • Friday, March 29, is also the deadline for submitting a written challenge of your assessment. Completed review applications can be submitted by email to or faxed to 1-855-319-8451. Click here for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Carole, your illustration for the last item re: housing values is apt; unfortunately, it doesn't begin to replicate what is happening in Hudson at the moment. Somebody should draw these houses to scale, with the assessor's version of the house 3x the size of any of the other houses depicted! Also, I believe it incorrect to say that March 29 is the deadline for submitting a written challenge of your assessment. It is a deadline to challenge GAR's temporary assessment. In fact, property owners have until May 28 to prepare their challenges, that's when the City's Board of Assessment Review meets. But going to the GAR review is good practice and, hopefully, will send a message to the Mayor and Common Council that this is the most egregious assessment in anyone's memory. A number of us have a petition circulating that says as much. Please contact me if you would like to see it and/or sign it.