Monday, April 18, 2022

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

Easter Week has come to an end, but Passover and Ramadan continue. In the meantime, here's what is happening in the secular world of city government.
  • On Monday, April 18, the Planning Board is holding a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. to consider consultants. Among the consultants may be an engineer to review the amended site plan for the buildings proposed for North Seventh Street. Last week, members of the Planning Board decided they needed such a review to take place before they could approve the amended site plan. Approval of the amended site plan is necessary before a certificate of occupancy can be issued for the depot building, the restoration of which is now complete. The meeting will take place virtually. Click here to join the meeting.
  • At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners holds its monthly meeting. At the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency meeting last Tuesday, Revonda Smith, who chairs the HHA board, reported they expected to receive a list of candidates for executive director of HHA this past Friday from the search firm that was hired. Chances are there will be an update on the search at this meeting. The meeting will be a hybrid, taking place in person in the Community Room at Bliss Towers, 41 North Second Street, and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely. 
  • On Tuesday, April 19, the regular monthly meeting of the Common Council takes place at 6:00 p.m. The resolution in support hospital workers at Columbia Memorial Health, which was discussed at the informal meeting last week, is on the agenda for this meeting and can be found here. The meeting will be a hybrid, taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely. 
  • On Wednesday, April 20, the Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda for the meeting is a public hearing on a proposal to build a garage/accessory structure behind 102 Union Street. The proposed structure requires variances for setbacks, height, and lot coverage. Back in 2011, when Galvan Partners built the houses at 102 and 104 Union Street (both now have new owners), a house was proposed for this location on Cherry Alley (shown below) but was never built.
The ZBA meeting takes place in person only at City Hall, 520 Warren Street. 

  • On Thursday, April 21, the second of three public workshops held by the Hudson Industrial Development Agency (IDA) takes place at 5:30 p.m. The goals and objectives of the workshops are defined here. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely. 
  • On Friday, April 22, the Historic Preservation Commission holds its second regular meeting of the month at 10:00 a.m. Among other things, the HPC is expected to continue its review of the storefronts proposed for 205-207 Warren Street, which replicate those that existed in the 1950s, when this photograph was taken.
The HPC meeting takes place virtually. Click here to join the meeting.

  • Also on Friday, April 22, which is Earth Day, The Spark of Hudson holds a second community conversation about improvements at Charles Williams Park. The event takes place at the park from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., where there will be a variety of outdoor design activities and a free lunch provided by West Taghkanic Diner.  

1 comment:

  1. Carole, this entry -- a half-dozen meetings of consequence -- should be proof positive of the tsunami of development that is overwhelming our local government's abilities to keep up. And this should signal a crisis of public authority over the resulting actions being approved.