There's not much happening this week in the runup to Thanksgiving, but the meetings that will take place are of some importance.
- On Monday, November 20, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners holds its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. As we know, HHA is planning a major redevelopment and significant expansion of its properties. They have renewed their option to buy three parcels now owned by Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA), but exactly what they, their development partner Mountco, and the architects from Alexander Gorlin Architects are proposing has so far been a well guarded secret. Perhaps at this meeting we will learn more about the current plan to transform Hudson, half a century after the last transformation. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person in the Community Room at Bliss Towers and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- On Tuesday, November 21, the Common Council holds a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. to approve the proposed budget for 2024. At the public hearing on the budget, which took place last Thursday and lasted all of five minutes, the only person to comment was Kristal Heinz, who said she wanted the City to find ways to address its SPDES (State Pollution Discharge Elimination System) issues in order to "keep all this development moving forward." 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.
- At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, the Common Council holds its regular monthly meeting. The agenda for the meeting includes a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a sale tax agreement with Columbia County. The distribution of sales tax is based on ZIP code, and because the ZIP code 12534 includes Greenport and all its big box stores, the amount of sales tax that comes to Hudson is always a matter of negotiation. 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.