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VB To Discuss Hawking, Filming, Superblock(ing)

Nyack, Nov 17 — Nyack’s Village Board meets on Thursday to discuss three issues with revenue and tax implications for the future of the village.

  • At 6:30p, HR&A Advisors, the lead consultant for the Superblock Feasibility Study, will present their preliminary analysis to the Village Board explaining the economics of the study.  Each Superblock scenario will be discussed with its implications for parking and zoning. The consultants will also discuss the funding gaps and where the possible sources for that financing.
  • A 8p, the VB will discuss amendments to the Fee Schedule for “Hawking and Peddling license.” Nyack merchants are protesting a proposed $15 increase for Street Fair vendors saying the new will kill the events. Village Trustees are looking for creative ways to close revenue shortfalls which have resulted in a combined 18% increase in taxes to villagers over the past two years. “It could amount to as much as $5-6,000 of revenue for the village,” says Nyack Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Pellegrini, “but it could put the two agencies [that manage the event] out of the street fair business,” he says. The trustees have asked the business community to substantiate the impact to the village.
  • 8:15p — Amending the laws regarding ‘€œFilming on Public Property.’€ In 2008, at the urging of the merchant community, the previous Village Board voted to enact draconian rules designed to discourage film makers from creating movies in Nyack after several productions snarled traffic, inconvenienced shoppers and disrupted businesses on Main Street and Broadway. The business community has asked the board to re-examine the issue to see if new rules can be written to encourage movie making while keeping future productions from over running the village.

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