Tuesday, July 23, 2019


--At the village board of trustees meeting of 7/22/19, discussion about opening village parks to non-residents and non-members of the school district occurred. This had been outlined in a 7/11/19 cover story at The Gazette, as well as the subject of extensive commentary on a  community Facebook page (please note this blog is not affiliated/associated with this fb page). Trustee Gallelli was not present at the meeting.  7/11 GAZETTE ARTICLE PARTIAL IS HERE--CROTON TO EYE LIFTING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR VILLAGE PARKS https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/07/request-for-71119-gazette-article.html

--Approximately 20 residents spoke in opposition to opening Silver Lake to the general public. No one spoke in favor of opening Silver Lake.  Residents spoke of garbage, calls to the police, property value impacts, complaints to the village manager etc.

--Further discussion has been tabled for the moment with the possibility that Senasqua, the Good Shepard Benedict Blvd. basketball court, and the dog park may be opened to the general public in the future. The only park which the Board was unequivocal about is Silver Lake.

--Trustee Olver said he was not satisfied with the Croton police response on Nordica Drive and Truesdale. Residents complained of having to call the police multiple times and one resident was told by an officer that the risk of confrontation was too great if a single officer tried to issue tickets. (SEE EMAIL BLAST FROM THE VILLAGE THAT OCCURRED EARLIER IN THE DAY https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/07/regarding-recent-croton-river-incidents.html)

--Residents are encouraged to watch the meeting re-play for themselves (on demand) when it is available on crotononhudson-ny.gov

--POLICE BLOTTER https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/07/727-728-croton-police-blotter-silver.html


  1. Thank you. It was scary to hear some of the comments from people at the meeting and the lack of control by authorities.

  2. And here is the problem...the police were helpless and overwhelmed. I guess we will need more police officers to patrol the open parks...and more rec employees to maintain them...more DPW as well to assist in cleanup. If these boards propose YES to opening the parks, can they submit their budget impact as well?

    "one resident was told by an officer that the risk of confrontation was too great if a single officer tried to issue tickets"