Here we are, in bleak midwinter, celebrating every additional minute or so of light we get every new day. In the meantime, here's what's happening on the meeting front.
- On Tuesday, January 18, the Common Council holds its first regular meeting of the year at 6:00 p.m. Count on it being a long meeting. There are seventeen resolutions on the agenda that were not introduced at the informal meeting, and six alders who are new to the Council. The meeting will take place on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
- On Wednesday, January 19, the Hudson Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meets at 1:00 p.m. No agenda for the meeting has been published, but the meeting is worth attending just for the new makeup of the IDA. All but one of the positions on the IDA is ex officio, so Dominic Merante and Ryan Wallace, as the new majority and minority leaders, will replace Tiffany Garriga and Rebecca Wolff. The meeting will also be an opportunity to learn if Theresa Joyner, as chair of the Planning Chair, will be serving on the IDA herself or sending another representative of the Planning Board, as Betsy Gramkow did in the past. There is also the question of whether or not Richard Wallace, the one community member on the IDA, whose term is up at the end of this month, will be reappointed or replaced. The meeting takes place on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
- Also on Wednesday, January 19, the Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes another request for a short term rental variance and an application for a use variance to open a 30-room hotel, cafe, and lounge at 601 Union Street, the former Elks Lodge.
The meeting is to take place on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting. Of interest is if any of the three vacancies on the seven-member ZBA has been filled.
Update: The ZBA meeting has been canceled.
And those are the meetings for the week.
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