Common Council

Common Council

Overview:
The general legislative powers of the City for all municipal purposes, except such as may be vested in other boards, commissions or officers of the City, and except as such powers may be limited by the provisions of this Charter or by law, shall be vested in the Common Council; and subject to the limitations herein stated the Common Council shall have authority to govern the City, manage its affairs and provide for the protection, security and welfare of the City, its inhabitants and their property. The Common Council shall have power to make such local laws and ordinances as it shall deem necessary to insure the well-being and good order of the City, and to amend the same. It may by vote of a majority of all its members, taken by ayes and nays, repeal any local law or ordinance which may have been passed under this Charter or which may have been passed under any previous charter, act or local law.

Special Notice From the President of the Common Council:
As the city moves forward in becoming ADA compliant, each voice is important and should be heard, as one method to provide equal access for people with disabilities. If anyone requires accommodations to attend meetings, please contact the President of the Common Council or the chairperson of the Committee at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

City of Hudson Charter: Chapter C: Article X11 -- Common Council
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Common Council President: 
Tom DePietro
email: councilpres@cityofhudson.org

Alderman, 1st Ward  
Rob Bujan
email: : rbujan@cityofhudson.org

Alderman, 3rd Ward  
Shershah Mizan
email: Shershah.mizan@cityofhudson.org
Alderman, 4th Ward  
Rich Volo
email:  Rich.volo@cityofhudson.org

 

Documents:

The Legal Committee of the Common Council is currently reviewing the following Proposed Local Laws (FIRST DRAFTS).  The Legal Committee is seeking written comments from the public, please email comments to Common Council President Thomas DePietro  (councilpres@cityofhudson.org) (6/27/2019):
Short Term Rental Proposed Local Law (DRAFT)

Sidewalk Improvement District Proposed Local Law (DRAFT)
Sidewalk Landowner's Responsibility Proposed Local Law (DRAFT)

            UPDATE:  President DePietro states the 2nd Draft Proposed Local Law regarding Short Term Rental is in progress and will be posted soon.  (7/31/2019)


Alderman Halloran's Materials related to Revaluation Project
(Common Council Special Meeting held 4/24/2019):
Columbia County Sales 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Columbia County Sales 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Columbia County Sales 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
Contesting your Assessment in New York State
Complaint on Real Property Assessment Form


Legal Advisor Howard's Legal Materials related to Revaluation Project
(Common Council Regular Meeting held 4/16/2019):
Assessor (powers and duties); Complaints (duty of board of assessment review)

Assessments (responsibility of assessor)

McAlevey v. Williams
Volume 1 Opinions of Counsel SBEA No. 75
Assessor (powers and duties)(revaluation program)
Volume 1 Opinions of Counsel SBEA No. 73
Assessment roll (assessor's duties)(final filing)



J.L. Edwards School Building Adaptive Re-Use Feasibility Study Proposals (3/12/2019) :
3t Architects PLLC 
Hyman Hayes Associates LLC
Synthesis Architects LLP
Rhinebeck Architecture
Ballina Group LLC
Trudeau Architects PLLC
Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation LLP
Architecture+


J.L. Edwards School Building Adaptive Re-Use Feasibility Study Proposals:

Request for Proposals - John L. Edwards School Building Adaptive Reuse Feasibility Study
Request for Proposals (Addendum No. 1) - John L. Edwards School Building Adaptive Reuse Feasibility Study