We're in the last week in April, and it finally feels as if spring has made a commitment to stay. On the meeting front, here's what's happening.
- On Monday, April 25, the Common Council Sidewalks Committee meets at 5:00 p.m. An issue for today's meeting is a discussion with mayor's aide Michael Hofmann about an informational mailing to property owners about sidewalks, ADA compliance, and their responsibility. The meeting is a hybrid--taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- Also on Monday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m., the very same time as the Sidewalks Committee meeting, there is a special meeting of the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Given that Nick Zachos's tenure as interim executive director of HHA concludes at the end of this week, it is reasonable to assume that the special meeting has to do with the search for a new executive director. It seems, however, that the meeting was called to review an ongoing investigation of a tenant's complaint about a member of the board. The meeting is 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 26, the board of the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) meets at noon. The meeting is in person only at 1 North Front Street. Click here to view the meeting agenda.
- On Wednesday, April 27, the Common Council holds a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. The special meeting was called to consider (1) Roof Expenditure (the roof in question is the roof at City Hall); (2) Pocketbook Factory Lot Lease (this is the lot on Washington Street across from the Central Fire Station which PBF Hudson wishes to lease for its use during construction); (3) Planning Board Contract (this is probably the contract with the consulting engineer to review the amended site plan for 708 State Street and the site plan and traffic and parking study for the hotel proposed for Warren and Fourth streets). The meeting is a hybrid--taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- Also on Wednesday, April 27, the Common Council Technology Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. The committee is pursuing several projects to bring city government into the 21st century. No agenda for the meeting is available, so it is not clear exactly what they will be discussing this month. The meeting is a hybrid--taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and The Olana Partnership (TOP) hold a virtual public information meeting to discuss a proposed new visitor welcome facility at Olana. Those who wish to participate must preregister by clicking here before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
- On Thursday, April 28, the Hudson Industrial Development Agency (IDA) holds the third in a series of three workshops whose stated goal was to make the evaluation criteria used by the IDA "accessible and understandable to the general public." What is actually happening in these workshops appears to be establishing the city's priorities for development and creating an evaluation criteria that reflects those priorities. The topic of this final workshop is "Eligibility Criteria." The meeting, which is a hybrid, takes place at 5:30 p.m., in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
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I hope the IDA is looking at placing effective penalties and clawbacks into PILOT agreements to ensure an applicant’s intended use and purported economic benefit lines up with reality. Galvan’s “hotel” is likely to be housing for the indigent, for which the organization has lucrative contracts with county government, and will come at substantial cost to the existing community by way of increased services, disruptions to Warren Street, and lost sales and lodging tax revenue.ReplyDelete