It's the beginning of a week of lovely late spring days, and here are the meetings and gatherings of interest happening in the next several days.
- On Monday, May 15, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners holds its regular monthly meeting. 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, May 16, the ceremonial unveiling of the Lafayette marker in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park takes place at 10:00 a.m. The marker commemorates the bicentennial of the visit to Hudson made by the Marquis de La Fayette, the French aristocrat who served as a major-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Lafayette visited Hudson on September 17, 1824, during his grand tour of America which marked the country's fiftieth anniversary.
- Also on Tuesday, May 16, school district elections take place from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The polling place for Hudson residents is the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street; for residents of Greenport, Stottville, Stockport, and Ghent, the polling place is the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive; the polling place for residents of Claverack, Livingston, and Taghkanic is A. B. Shaw Fire House, 67 NY-23, Claverack. Voters are asked to approve the budget for school year 2023-2024, which for the first time in living memory does not increase the tax levy on property owners in the district, and to vote for two candidates, Kjirsten Gustavson and Calvin Lewis, who are seeking to be reelected to the seats they already hold on the Board of Education.
- At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, the Common Council holds its regular monthly meeting. Among the resolutions before the Council is one to amend Article XIV of the city code, which bans formula businesses from Hudson in the interest of preserving community character. The amendment establishes the time at which a retail use is determined to be a formula retail use, as defined in the law. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street, and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- On Wednesday, May 17, the Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:00 p.m. The meeting takes place in person only at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street. Among the items on the agenda is 601 Union Street, the former Elks Lodge. The ZBA is expected to discuss and possibly act on the amended use variance for a 41-room boutique hotel, with a spa, gym, kitchen, bar, and event space.
- On Friday, May 19, the walking-out ceremony for L. Edward Moore, who is retiring as chief of the Hudson Police Department, takes place at 12:00 noon at the Hudson Police and Courts Building, 701A Union Street.
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