Sunday, March 10, 2019

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

This week is filled with meetings, and the good thing is they will begin before sunset.
  • On Monday, March 11, the Common Council informal meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Although the full agenda for the meeting is not yet available, it's likely to be a full one. Representatives from The Laberge Group, the grant consultants the City now uses, are expected to be at the meeting. At the Housing and Transportation Committee meeting last Wednesday, Tiffany Garriga, who chairs that committee, announced that she had invited the "upstate housing coordinator" to be present at the meeting as well. Garriga will be introducing a resolution "calling on the leadership in Albany to extend rent stabilization to the entire state." Rent stabilization is currently in effect in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, and Nassau counties and applies only to buildings with six or more units built after 1947 and before 1974.
  • On Tuesday, March 12, the Hudson Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meets at 1 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. There is no hint of what matters may be presented to the agency for consideration at that meeting.
  • On Wednesday, March 13, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 6:oo p.m. in the Community Room at Bliss Towers, 41 North Second Street. In February, the board announced it was "taking time to reevaluate" the proposed new construction and would be focusing on the renovation of Bliss Towers. The meeting on Wednesday may provide an update on those plans.
  • On Thursday, March 14, the board of the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) meets at 2:00 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. It is expected they will be discussing the unsuccessful attempt to sell vacant land owned by the agency at 202-206 Columbia Street and 238 Columbia Street.
  • Also on Thursday, March 14, the Planning Board opens its public hearing on the proposal to construct a new Stewart's facility at the corner of Green Street and Fairview Avenue. The Planning Board decided to hear public comment before they determined the Stewart's application for site plan approval was complete. At the last meeting of the Planning Board, members of the Planning Board expressed a preference for the Stewart's building model used in Troy rather than the "countrified" model with a gable roof and faux dormers being proposed by Stewart's representative in charge of land development and permitting, Chuck Marshall.  
  • Friday, March 15, is the last day to schedule an appointment for an informal review of your property assessment.

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  1. Please also note that if for any reason you can't schedule an informal review appointment by the March 15 deadline, you have the option of mailing, faxing or emailing your completed review application, as set forth on the second page of the Assessor's letter that accompanied your 2019 assessment notification. If you choose this route, the applications must, per that letter "be submitted" no later than March 29, 2019 (which presumably means that they must be received by that date). You can email the application and any supporting paperwork to; fax it to 1-855-319-8451; or mail it to GAR Associates LLC, PO Box 378, Clifton Park, NY 12065 (please doublecheck the Assessor's letter to ensure no errors in the text above). If you choose to mail it, it's a good idea to send it via a receipted means such as FedEx or UPS, so you can prove the date of receipt; also be sure to keep a receipt for the fax, if you fax it; and if you send it via email, it's not a bad idea to call first to be sure GAR uses an email program that will provide an emailed receipt for your records (and if not, use another means that will provide a receipt). And if you're sending a hard copy, don't forget to make a complete copy for your own records before sending the application to GAR.