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But someone did. That someone was Croton resident Robert Scott; you can read his letter to the Gazette here:
When A Village Administration Holds Its Citizens in Contempt http://www.crotonlocal.blogspot.com/2013/04/when-village-administration-holds-its.html
You should also read the Gazette letter from the Chesnards who attended the original work session when these racks were discussed: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/on-bike-lanes-bike-racks-gazette-letter.html
In light of Mr. Scott's letter, Mr. Zambrano was asked by email if Mr. Scott was correct and if the village code/law would have to be changed should the village move forward with this purchase; no response was received.
However the bottom line is this: On the agenda for the 5/13/13 board of trustees meeting is the following
Village Board of Trustees schedules a Public Hearing on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8pm in the meeting room of the Stanley H Kellerhouse Municipal Building to consider Local Law Introductory No. 3 of 2013 amending Chapter 197 of the Village Code--WHEREAS, the Village Board wishes to amend chapter 197 of the code of the Village of Croton on Hudson to allow bicycle to be parked on Village sidewalks.
What more is there to say. Mr. Scott has said it all. When it comes to bikes--and so much more--our village board pedals to its own tune. Another case in point: the multi-million dollar Croton Point Avenue Project/Bike Lane--read more here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/john-peillos-open-letter-to-croton-bd.html
You can see the entire meeting agenda here http://crotononhudson.novusagenda.com/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=157&MinutesMeetingID=-1