Sunday, March 10, 2024

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

Daylight saving time has returned! As the light continues longer into the evening, here are the meetings that are taking place.
  • On Monday, March 11, the Common Council holds its informal meeting at 6:00 p.m. Of interest among the resolutions on the agenda so far is a resolution authorizing Chief Mishanda Franklin to initiate a therapy dog program for the Hudson Police Department. The resolution describes the program as a "proactive measure to enhance community relations, officer well-being, and assist children victims."
Photo: Community Policing Dispatch
Also on the agenda for Monday's meeting is a presentation by Big Towel, whose mobile saunas have spent the winter on the beach at Oakdale Lake. According to the terms of the original agreement, the saunas will stay at Oakdale until the end of March. It appears Big Towel is now seeking approval to install its saunas in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park for the months of April and May and to return them to Oakdale for the fall and winter. 
The meeting is a hybrid, taking 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 Tuesday, March 12, the Planning Board meets at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes a lot of projects that have been before the Planning Board for a while: the proposed subdivision on Hudson Avenue; the redevelopment of 735 Columbia Street as the new site of Lil' Deb's Oasis; and the proposed redevelopment of 601 Union Street, once the Elks Lodge, as a boutique hotel. The proposal to build a 28-unit apartment building on Fairview Avenue between Parkwood and Oakwood boulevards is also on the agenda.
A new project to come before the Planning Board at this meeting is a proposal to construct two attached townhouses on the vacant lot at 309-311 State Street.
The Planning Board 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.
And those are the meetings for the week. 


  1. The endless merry go round that it is to have a project in front of the Planning Board. It's a shock if anything gets built in the next few years. It's as almost they mayor handpicks them to sniffle development. Hmmmmmm?

  2. Dear Carol, is yesterday's Planning Board meeting available on line today?

    1. Yes, it is: