Monday, February 26, 2024

Meetings and Events in the Week Ahead

This week sees the end of February, the beginning of March, and Leap Day! . . . the day that happens only once every four years. As we more inexorably toward spring, here's what is happening this week.
  • For those readers following the progress of things in Stuyvesant, the Stuyvesant Planning Board meets on Monday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Planning Board is expected to continue its review of the controversial proposal to construct "agro-tourism cabins" and other tourist amenities on 56 acres of farmland on Sharptown Ridge, resuming its consideration of the eleven questions in Part 2 of the SEQR Short Environmental Assessment Form. The board will also hear a presentation about a 3.25 megawatt solar project being proposed for a site south of County Route 46 and west of Route 9, with access from Route 9. The meeting takes place at Stuyvesant Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant.
  • On Tuesday, February 27, the Common Council ad hoc Parking Study Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. No agenda or meeting documents have been made public, but it's likely the committee will be continuing its discussion of upgrading the city's parking meter system. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street, and on Microsoft Teams. Click here to find the link to join the meeting remotely. 
  • On Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m., the Common Council holds a special meeting to consider the resolution authorizing Mayor Kamal Johnson to enter into a regulatory agreement with HudsonDots, a housing program of The Spark of Hudson, that will result in a property tax abatement for a group of seven houses owned by HudsonDots. The meeting is a hybrid, taking place in person at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street, and on Microsoft Teams. Click here to find the link to join the meeting remotely.
  • Coincidentally, also on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m., at the same time the Common Council is considering a request from a Spark of Hudson initiative, Mayor Kamal Johnson will be at Hudson Hall for a screening and panel discussion of the film It's Basic, which profiles several universal basic income pilot programs, among them HudsonUP, the universal basic income program here in Hudson, funded by The Spark of Hudson and the Eutopia Foundation. Johnson will be appearing with HudsonUP and The Spark of Hudson cofounder Susan Danziger, HudsonUP ambassador and participant Lira Campbell, and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood executive director Joan Hunt. For more information, click here. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged.
  • On Thursday, February 29, training for the Citizens Preparedness Corps will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Chatham High School Auditorium, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, in Chatham. The training, which is provided by the New York National Guard working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control, is meant to give residents the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. To register for the training, click here.
  • On Saturday, March 2, Oakdale Plunge 2024 takes place at Oakdale Lake, 132 North Sixth Street. Check-in for plungers begins at 11:00 a.m. The plunging begins at noon. Click here for more information.
  • On Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., the Hudson City Democratic Committee hosts the 2024 Ellen Awards at Hudson Hall. Click here to donate to the event and be added to the list of attendees.

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