Thursday, July 14, 2022

Meeting Reminder

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., the Common Council will hold a special meeting to discuss the recent truck study and the ongoing effort to get heavy trucks off the streets of Hudson--both the long haul trucks that are just passing through and the trucks hauling gravel from the quarry to the river. 

The special meeting was called by council members Margaret Morris (First Ward), Ryan Wallace (Third Ward), and Dewan Sarowar (Second Ward). Mayor Kamal Johnson and the five Hudson representatives on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors--Claire Cousin (First Ward), Abdus Miah (Second Ward), Michael Chameides (Third Ward), Linda Mussmann (Fourth Ward), Rick Scalera (Fifth Ward)--have been asked to attend.

The meeting will be a hybrid--taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.


  1. Apparently some county supervisors are balking at the idea of cooperating with Hudson on moving the truck route until the City agrees to give Colarusso permits for its proposed haul road. This is nuts-- the two issues are unrelated, and I hope our Common Council will reject this thinking.

    1. Yeah it would be terrible to find a compromise that would allow everyone to live with each other. Horrors!

  2. John, why in the world would Hudson want to compromise with a nasty gravel operation that is imposing huge downsides on the City while providing nothing of value for us? And let's not overlook that the company is doing everything possible to avoid a SEQRA review and even refused to provide our Planning Board with the most basic details of their plans, and has filed two lawsuits against the City. That gravel dump and truck traffic are in direct conflict with everything else going on in the waterfront zone. I would REALLY like to hear your rationale for accommodating that mess, given that it is not an asset to the community in any sense. Colarusso can't even manage to control their dust while they are in the permitting process-- imagine how they would behave if they ever become fully entrenched.