In this week that sees August end and September begin, there's not much happening in the way of meetings.
- On Tuesday, August 30, the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) holds a public hearing and special meeting at noon. The public hearing is part of the process of adopting a videoconferencing policy; the special meeting involves discussing the annual budget for 2023. The meeting takes place virtually. Click here to join.
Update: At some time between Monday morning, when this post was published, and Tuesday at noon, this meeting was canceled.
- On Thursday, September 1, the Common Council ad hoc committee pursuing the issue of trucks passing through Hudson meets at 6:00 p.m. At the first meeting of the committee, which took place on August 4, various committee members accepted "homework" assignments.
- Councilmember Amber Harris (Third Ward) was to gather quantifiable data about air quality to demonstrate the connection between trucks and higher rates of asthma in Hudson.
- Mayor Kamal Johnson was to speak with the Code Enforcement Office and the Hudson Police Department about enforcing the code as it pertains to the truck route and weight limits.
- Committee member Donna Streitz was to speak with MJ Engineering, the group that did the truck study, about getting more detailed data on the impacts of Option 6 and Option 12, the two alternate routes favored by those responding to the an online survey conducted in April 2021.
- Councilmember Margaret Morris, who chairs the committee, was to speak with the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) to determine what regulations regarding trucks are imposed by the state and what is within the purview of the City of Hudson.
It is expected that the committee members will report on their findings at the meeting on Thursday. The meeting will be a hybrid, taking place at City Hall and on Zoom. The link to join the meeting remotely has not yet been published.
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