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<ul><li><p>8/7/2019 2011 Budget Workshop Minutes</p><p> 1/3</p><p>DemsBudgetWorkshop</p><p>February26,2011</p><p>SummaryThemes</p><p>MarketingoftheVillageandmaximizingwhatwehavetooffertovisitorsandthereforetolocalbusinesses(e.g.,restaurants)</p><p>oBusinessesthataremissingespeciallythosethatrelatetotheriver(e.g.,boatrental)oShuttleservicethatvillagecontractsforandmakesaccessiblecouldbeusedbyvisitors</p><p>comingbytraintovisitCrotonLanding,CrotonPoint.</p><p>MorebangforthebuckoCollectivebargainingissuesoPensionandhealthcareburdensoConsolidationoLesssub-contractingandmorestaff-providedservices(contrarytothecommon</p><p>position)</p><p>Table1Investmentsforthefuture</p><p>Wrestledwithwhataninvestmentmeans-ideas</p><p>oEnergyimprovementsoPurchasing/developingpropertyoExpansionoftheparkinglot</p><p>MakeCrotonmoreofadestinationfortouristsoUsetheriverfrontoUsethetrailsoGotothedamoJumpingoffpointforaccesstotheHudsonValley</p><p> GoodtrainstationoContractwithtransportationservicestocometoCrotonoOpenCrotonresourcestomorethanCrotonresidents</p><p> InterestingfactlearnedthatMetroNorthdoesnotpaytaxesorPILOToBuywaterfromusisonlyincome</p><p> DPWGaragemovetoallowparkinglotexpansion EnergysavingsinVillagebuildings</p><p>oGeothermalforMunicipalBuilding CrotonPointAvenueimprovements</p><p>o$1.7milFederal/Countyavailo$300KVillagefundsrequiredtodeterminedetailsofplan</p><p> CouldthenscrapitoPointmadethatVillageneedstocommunicateinformationouttoresidentsmoreeffectively</p><p> Obstacletomakearecommendationonewayortheotherwaslackofinformationabouttheproject</p><p> Factsoftheprojectwerenotwellknown Idontknowthatwascommon</p></li><li><p>8/7/2019 2011 Budget Workshop Minutes</p><p> 2/3</p><p>Table2CutCosts</p><p> RecognizingpercentonemployeecostswaytoimpactoFuturenegotiationsbringinchangesoPensioncostsraiseageforpayoutfornewemployeesoJoiningwithothercommunitiestobargainwithcertainunionsonamulti-townbasisoConceptofpensionbenefitsshiftingfromguaranteedpayouttocontributionwithout</p><p>definedpayout(definedbenefitasopposedtodefinedcontribution)</p><p> ProbablyrequiresStatelegislation OntheagendaforupcomingtriptoAlbanybyLeo/Ann</p><p> Couldwegetmoreproductivityoutofcurrentstafftoavoidoutsidecontractors?oStreetpaving,asanexample</p><p> Parks&amp;Recreationissubstantialpartofbudget(8%)oPossibletargetforsavingcostso</p><p>ShouldwegetmoreoftheseservicesfromTownofCortlandt</p><p>Wepayintothefund TownCommunityCenterplacementintheVillage?</p><p> SharedservicesoChallengestofindrealsavingsratherthanshiftingfromonetaxsourcetoanother</p><p> LaborCostanalysisoThoughtabout$10milfor80peopleavg$125K/eachoHowever,littleimpactpossibleexcepttoreduceheadcountwithoutcollective</p><p>bargainingimpact</p><p> PracticeinVillageisforannualsalaryincreasesfornon-unionemployeesoCurrentfactisnoraisesfor2years</p><p>Table3ImprovingRevenues TrainusageupwithpriceofgasgoingupcapitalizeonthatforVillageUseofplayingfieldschargefee Combiningcostswithothervillages/towns</p><p>oMuchgoingonnow Freezehiring Improveourstores</p><p>oBreakupcurrentavailableretailspaceintosmallerunitsforhomeoffice/smallofficeoBringinginnewbusinessescanmakecommunitymoreappealing</p><p>MaybecosttoVillagetodevelopbusinesses Timenotmoney</p><p> Canraisepropertyvalues Cangeneratemoresalestax,etc.thatcometoVillageWalkability</p><p>oPleasantvillegottherejusttowalkaroundbecauseitenablesdoingerrandsinacentrallocation.</p><p> EmptybuildingsoGainrevenuebyaddingvacancytax</p><p> Filming!ThenewHollywoodMorerevenuebyanticipatinggrowthintheparkinglot</p></li><li><p>8/7/2019 2011 Budget Workshop Minutes</p><p> 3/3</p><p> KatzPropertysaleMoreaggressivemarketingofCroton(alsoraisedinRevenuesection) Salestaxcollectionfromhomebasedbusinesses</p><p>oReallyajobforNYSDTF</p><p>OtherIdeas</p><p> TrainshuttleoptionstomakeitevenmoredesirabletolivehereandcommutetoNYC Pensioncostsshouldgodownasinvestmentsimproveandmaymitigatecurrentdesireto</p><p>reducethepensions</p><p>oChangesmustbenegotiatedbasedongivingaswellasgettingoChangesaffectnewemployeesbutcannotchangein-placetermso20years/outwasdevelopedyearsago,beforepeoplelivedto80+yearsoMustbeclearthatbothsideshaveaself-interest</p><p> Difficultyincuttingcostsnotalwaysunderstoodbythosewhoarenotfamiliarwithmandates,contracts,etc.thatlimitabilityofelectedofficialstoact.</p><p> Villageshouldre-implementthepaperNewsletter.</p></li></ul>

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