Monday, June 10, 2019

Meetings and Events in the Week Ahead

As summer approaches and the days grow longer, it's a busy week for meetings. Today, for example, one could spend the better part of the afternoon and evening at City Hall.
  • At 3:00 p.m. today, Monday, June 10, the auction of 427 Warren Street--the former police station--takes place in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Click here for more information.
  • At 5:00 p.m. today, also in City Hall, the Common Council holds a public hearing on proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2019, which would amend the zoning code to eliminate offstreet parking requirements throughout the city. Click here to read the proposed amendment. 
  • At 6:00 p.m. today in City Hall, the Common Council Economic Development Committee meets at its new regular time: 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. No agenda is available for this meeting, but it's sure to include discussion of solar panels, electric vehicle chargers, and other eco-conscious initiatives.
  • At 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, the Common Council holds a special meeting to consider "a proposed resolution supporting the application for a Community Impact Grant for water quality assessment and improvement strategies at Oakdale."
  • At 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, the Common Council holds its informal meeting for the month of June. Among the items of interest on the agenda are the proposed host community benefit agreement from Stewart's, a resolution to accept that agreement, and a resolution to pay the Chazen Companies, the consultants administering the DRI projects, $19,920 more to administer the Restore NY grant to stabilize the Dunn warehouse.   
  • On Tuesday, June 11, the Hudson IDA (Industrial Development Agency) holds its monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at 1 North Front Street. No agenda is available for this meeting.
  • At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, the DRI Committee (Mayor Rick Rector, Council president Tom DePietro, city treasurer Heather Campbell, city attorney Andy Howard, DPW superintendent Rob Perry, Planning Board chair Walter Chatham, and Julie Pacatte from Chazen) is tentatively scheduled to meet in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
  • At 4:00 p.m., the Tourism Board meets at 1 North Front Street. It is expected the board will be discussing the presentations from the four consulting firms being considered to help create a marketing strategy for Hudson.
  • At 6:00 p.m., the Planning Board meets at City Hall. On the agenda for the meeting is the continuing review of the Colarusso dock and haul road, as well as some new projects: a proposal to install "wireless communication equipment" on Bliss Towers and a proposal to install "portable temporary storage units" in a vacant lot at 121 Fairview Avenue, the site of Camp Kelly, where the 128th New York Infantry Regiment was assembled and mustered into service in the Civil War on September 4, 1862, which is now owned by CarLee Holdings (Carmine and Leitha Pierro).
  • On Wednesday, June 12, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Bliss Towers. One never knows what might happen at this meeting, but it's worthwhile showing up if there's anything to be learned about the proposed rehab of Bliss Towers and new construction across the street. Of course, there's always the chance the board will go into executive session, which often happens.
  • On Thursday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m., the History Room of the Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents a lecture by Ian Stewart entitled A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy. Stewart, who is the owner of New Netherland Timber Framing and Preservation and a past president of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Trades Network, will discuss the new house form that arose in the former New Netherland in the latter years of the 18th century, focusing on the framing of these houses and their various forms and touching upon their English and Dutch predecessors and the circumstances that may have led to the creation of this hybrid. For more information about the lecture, click here  
Photo: Ian Stewart
  • On Friday, June 14, the Historic Preservation Commission holds the first of its two monthly meetings at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The agenda for this meeting is not yet available.
  • On Saturday, June 15, on the same day as the OutHudson Parade, when the library will closing so that people can gather along Warren Street to be part of the festivities, Future Hudson is holding its third "community conversation": Where Does Hudson Gather? The event, which will explore "how the quality of public space is important for a community's health and happiness," takes place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library. Click here for more information.  

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