Eight resolutions were introduced at last night's informal Common Council meeting, and Gossips will review the most interesting of them.
Although at the Police Committee meeting on February 28 there was no formal vote to move it forward, the resolution to extend the intermunicipal agreement for the Shared Services Response Team was introduced at last night's informal meeting. Council president Tom DePietro noted that the resolution had been discussed in committee, and there was no further discussion last night.
There was also a resolution introduced to approve having city attorney Cheryl Roberts provide a 90-minute training session as part of the four hours of training required for the members of the Planning Board. The resolution outlines five of the topics Roberts will cover, the first three being: (1) Core River Front zoning in the City of Hudson; (2) the regulation of conditional uses; (3) non-conforming uses. It's hard not to see this training as being very Colarusso specific.
A resolution was also introduced to hire a new dog control officer. The resolution reports that two letters of interest were received. Responding to a question from Alderman Tiffany Garriga (Second Ward), DePietro indicated that James Delaney, Jr., had been chosen because he lives nearby in Stockport, whereas the other person who submitted a letter lived farther away. One of the specified duties of the dog control officer is that he will "at least twice a week make random visits to the Hudson Dog Park to confirm any dogs present have current valid licenses."
There was also a resolution introduced to create an emergency access road from Cemetery Road in the Hudson City Cemetery to Van Winkle Road Extension in Mount Ray Estates. Exactly where that road will be located and how it will impact the historic cemetery is not known. The resolution directs the Commissioner of Public Works "to prepare the plans for such work." The costs of design and construction of the road will be paid for by the Mount Ray Estates Homeowners Association.
The final resolution, of interest to anyone who has had the experience of sitting through interminable meetings at City Hall, authorizes the transfer of $3,500 from the fund balance to reupholster the benches in the Council Chamber. Alderman Rebecca Wolff (First Ward) wanted to know where the resolution had come from. DePietro assured her that it would go to the Finance Committee before the Council votes on it next Tuesday.
The mayor's veto of the resolution authorizing a vacancy study was the topic of greatest discussion. That will be the subject of another post.
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