Notes from Cold Spring Council

By Michael Turton

The summer months are often slow for local government, but Cold Spring addressed various ongoing projects at its most recent village board session.

On June 26, after a closed-door executive session on personnel and legal issues, the Cold Spring Village Board held a brief meeting.

In business that night, trustees approved revisions to an agreement with Managed Technologies for equipment and servicing of the village CCTV camera system. In addition to Village Hall and the Cold Spring Police Department office, security cameras now cover Mayor’s Park and the Visitor Center and restrooms at the foot of upper Main Street.

Renewal of workers’ compensation insurance through the New York State Municipal Workers Compensation Alliance was approved at a cost of $64,199, a 3 percent increase over the previous year.

Cadets from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will be hired to enforce parking on Main Street this summer. Mayor Dave Merandy said the cadets can issue tickets but not summonses and will be paid $13.50 an hour, about half the cost of hiring a second Cold Spring police officer for weekend parking enforcement.

The trustees also accepted Elliot Hammond’s resignation from the Zoning Board of Appeals, effective Aug. 1.

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