Monday, August 17, 2020

Virtual Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

There are a few things happening this week to keep everyone in front of their computer screens.
  • Today, Monday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m., Columbia Comeback holds a Zoom meeting. Click here to access the meeting. The meeting ID is 851 3690 0978. To access the audio, phone (929) 205 6099. This meeting may be of interest given that it was announced on Saturday that the state of emergency in Columbia County was being extended for another thirty days until September 15.
  • On Tuesday, August 18, the Common Council Finance Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. and the full Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. The information to access the meetings will be posted on the City of Hudson website prior to each meeting. Scroll down to the calendar. A big issue to be considered at the regular Council meeting is the resolution supporting the PILOT agreement for 75 North Seventh Street. Information about the project, which includes nothing new, was posted this morning on the City of Hudson website 
  • On Wednesday, August 19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for this meeting is not yet available. The information to access the meeting will be posted on the City of Hudson website. Scroll down to the calendar.
  • On Thursday, August 20, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Hudson Area Library and The Spark of Hudson hold an informational meeting about the history of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and HudsonUP, the basic income pilot created by The Spark of Hudson and Humanity Forward, the not-for-profit founded by Andrew Yang. To participate in the virtual meeting, you must register by calling 518 828-1792, extension 101, or emailing
  • Also on Thursday, August 20, the Common Council Economic Development Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:00 p.m. The information to access the meeting will be posted on the City of Hudson website. Scroll down to the calendar.
  • The Tourism Board meeting scheduled to take place on Friday, August 21, at 5:00 p.m., has been canceled. The next Tourism Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 1, at 7:00 p.m. 

1 comment:

  1. Let me get this straight: the Tourism Board, that is charged with coming up with ideas to get people to come (back) to Hudson and spend their money, isn't meeting again for 2 weeks. Meanwhile the City continues to dole out the Tourism Board's money to places like Lil Deb's and the Rolling Grocer? Not for nothing but Labor Day, the symbolic end of Summer, is September 7. So what's being planned for the Fall and Winter when the Shared Streets will most likely be rolled up as colder weather sets in? As everyone is spending time arguing about the Galvan PILOT local businesses are fighting to stay afloat. We all know Winter is Hudson's "dead" season and after November 1 what little traffic was in town will mostly dry up. So, yeah, let's spend time and energy complaining about Galvan (who always seems to get his way in this City any way) instead of talking about ways to help keep our commercial district alive. Otherwise this will truly be the Winter of many business owners' discontent. To quote another poster "Good Grief"!