Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

Most of the meetings this week are concentrated on the day after the Veterans Day holiday, Tuesday, November 12.
  • At 1:00 p.m., the Hudson IDA (Industrial Development Agency) meets at 1 North Front Street. One never knows what interesting information might be revealed at this meeting.
  • At 2:30 p.m., the DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative) Committee meets at City Hall. At the last meeting of the DRI Committee on October 22, which was carried out by teleconference, with Chris Round from Chazen on speakerphone, the talk was all about contracts with the firms chosen to undertake the improvements to Promenade Hill and the BRIDGE District "connectivity project." It is hoped that some schedule for moving forward on these projects will be discussed at Tuesday's meeting.
The evening of Tuesday, November 12, gets complicated, because the Common Council meetings that would have taken place on Monday were it not a holiday were simply moved to Tuesday, which was already the evening of the Planning Board meeting. So, beginning at 6:00 p.m., important meetings are happening concurrently at City Hall and Hudson Hall. 
  • At City Hall, the Economic Development Committee meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. and the informal Common Council meeting happens at 7:00 p.m. A few items of interest will be introduced at the informal meeting: a resolution to issue an RFP for design improvements to the intersection of Green Street and Fairview Avenue, funded by the $200,000 from the host community benefit agreement from Stewart's; a resolution authorizing the Tourism Board to spend up to $2,000 of its allocated budget to bring Steve Chandler of Chandlerthinks to Hudson to make a presentation to the Council and the public; a local law amending the charter to make it unnecessary to the city attorney to be a resident of Columbia County; a local law, subject to a mandatory referendum, increasing the terms of all city elected officials from two years to four years. 
  • At Hudson Hall, Hudson's original City Hall, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the subdivision of 26 Warren Street and will continue the public hearings on the proposal to create a self storage facility at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Oakwood Boulevard and on the conditional use permits required for Colarusso's dock operation and for improvements to its private road through South Bay. 
Once Tuesday is over, the only meeting left in the week happens on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m., when the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets in the Community Room at Bliss Towers, 41 North Second Street.

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