Monday, June 8, 2020

Virtual Meetings and a Real Event This Week

We are now in the thirteenth week of social distancing and virtual meetings, and here's what's happening as city government carries on. We are getting off to a slow start. There is just one meeting today, but it promises to be an interesting one.
  • Also on Monday, June 8, the Common Council holds its informal meeting for the month at 7:00 p.m. Click here to access the meeting. The meeting ID is 889 9480 0699; the password is WeMeet098. On the agenda is the Benjamin Center study of the PILOT proposed for the Galvan project at 75 North Seventh Street. That document can be found here. The proposed law regulating short-term rentals is expected to be on the agenda, but that document has not yet been made available on the city website. Also on the agenda is a suggestion from the DRI Committee to offer the city-owned land north of the Dunn warehouse for redevelopment along with the historic building. 
  • On Tuesday, June 9, Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) meets at 10:30 a.m. Click here to access the meeting. The meeting ID is 834 4078 3979; the password is WeMeet234.
  • At noon on Tuesday, June 9, HDC (Hudson Development Corporation) holds a special meeting to consider new board members. Click here to access the meeting. The meeting ID is 826 7210 5256; the password is 951209.
  • Also on Tuesday, June 9, the Planning Board meets at 6:00 p.m. As previously reported, Colarusso will not be on the agenda for the meeting. There will, however, be public hearings on two other projects: the proposal to convert the warehouse at 60 South Front Street into a wine shop, maker retail space, and event space; 
and the proposal to transform the former Home for the Aged into a boutique hotel. 
Click here to access the meeting. The meeting ID is 897 3541 3201; the password is 350480.
Update: Gossips has just learned that, for security reasons, to prevent Zoombombing, access to the Planning Board public hearings and meeting has changed. The meeting can be viewed only on YouTube; comments for the public hearing must be made by phone. Information for doing this will be provided on the City of Hudson website, but it is not available yet. 
  • At 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, the HCSD Board of Education was scheduled to hold its "Budget Vote Update Board Meeting." Owing to the governor's executive order changing the deadline for mailing in ballots, this meeting has been canceled.     
  • On Wednesday, June 10, there are no meetings, but the Upstreet Market opens for the season. From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., instead of sitting at your computer, go to the Public Square (a.k.a. Seventh Street Park), where you can buy salad greens, Gina's empanadas, Trixie's cookies, maybe some strawberries, and other good things and support your local growers and makers.
  • On Friday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m., the Historic Preservation Commission holds a public hearing on granting a certificate of appropriateness to the restoration and expansion for 620 Union Street. Access to the Zoom meeting will be posted on the city website two days prior to the hearing.

  • Also on Friday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m., immediately following the public hearing, the Historic Preservation Commission will hold its first meeting for the month of June. It is expected that a discussion of the proposal to recommend landmark status for 241 Columbia Street, constructed c. 1920 as the place of worship for Shiloh Baptist Church, may be on the agenda. Access to the Zoom meeting will be posted on the city website later this week.

1 comment:

  1. The PILOT report is interesting. And though I've only glanced at it, I didn't see a disclosure by the authors that the report was paid for by Galvan. There are plenty of other questions that need answering. Let's hope the Council takes the time to review the document and ask the right questions.