QUESTION: I was told today by a former official that Trustee Gallelli, who will now no longer be doing the village newsletter, has been doing it for free for well over a decade? Is this true?
ANSWER: No it is not true. It is general knowledge that Trustee Gallelli has been paid $400 for each newsletter, at approximately ten newsletters per year = $4,000 annually. (Possibly 11 per year but will go with 10 for now).To our knowledge, no other trustee has ever been offered this opportunity; and yes, it is believed that Trustee Gallelli has been writing the newsletters and being paid to do so, for approximately ten years, perhaps even longer. Do the math. That's a lot of taxpayer dollars. But no matter how many years, it has never been for free. It is believed the newsletter will now be prepared by staff.
You should however, direct your inquiries to--and confirm the numbers with--village staff. http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/index
QUESTION: How are the owletts doing?
ANSWER: Anne Swaim of SMRA reports that they are at the "branching" stage--and may soon move to other trees. Here's the status as of April 14th http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/an-update-on-baby-owls-croton-point-park.html