Bed and Breakfasts, Kiley Center Registration on the Agenda Tonight in Peekskill

Here's a summary of tonight's agenda at Peekskill city hall.

Peekskill city officials are scheduled to have a workshop and Common Council meeting tonight in city hall.

During tonight’s workshop, which begins at 6:30 p.m., officials are scheduled to discuss a $10 registration fee for users of the Kiley Youth Center, which was was one of the areas at risk of facing staffing cuts in this year’s budget.  The fee, which would be paid every quarter, is one of the ways city officials hope to make up the $30,000 in revenue needed to keep the center open.

Officials are also expected to discuss a proposed law to allow bed and breakfasts in the city. A public hearing on the law is scheduled to take place later during the Common Council meeting, which takes begins at 7:30 p.m.

Public hearing are also scheduled for the establishment of an energy loan program and the granting of a special permit for a on 115 North Water St.

The Common Council is also expected to designate the officials banks and the officials newspapers for the city during tonight’s meeting. Agendas are available in the PDFs attached to this story.

Silent Majority January 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM
$10 a quarter = $40 this year....$50 next year....$60 the year after that. You know how this story goes... The irony is that the City "talks" about how to get our youth out of trouble (j/k cuz they don't discuss it at all, just take credit when a youth doe well) but then they tell them, here if you can't pay, you cant play. SMH I've said it before, and I will say it again, have the Council give up some of their pay & benefits. Stop wasting money on brownfields (i.e Karta), a continuing central firehouse that costs millions upon millions and is in the downtown where prime real estate should be for future businesses and tax revenue not the next 100 years there will be tax free. The list goes on. Its a sad day when POLITICIANS FORCE YOUTH TO GET BACK ON THE STREETS TO JUST "HANG OUT" and B++CH & COMPLAIN THAT THEY ARE A NUISANCE!
sayitsnotsojack January 14, 2013 at 01:57 PM
This is not unreasonible the people who benifit the most should bear some of the burden. I would bet that most of these youths have cell phones with expensive plans that if scaled back would pay the fee.
Wendy Kelly January 14, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Agree sayitsnotsojack. Northland College Principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. " Always we hear the cry from teenagers,"what can we do, where can we go?" "My answer is this: Go home , mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, volunteer at the library, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you've finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun." "The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wish. Start behaving like a responsible person."
RealTimeRufus January 14, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Exactly. Why is the alternative to the Kiley Center thug action on the streets? I never understood why youth leaders say the kids need somewhere to go or else they'll get into trouble. Huh? Are they genetically disposed to get into trouble if they are not otherwise occupied in a govt-run community center? Do they need basketball and board games to stop them from committing crimes? The youth leaders obviously don't think much about their charges if that's the case. This is extortion. Give us a community center or we'll rob you. As Wendy says, how about doing something else. Try reading a book. Take out the garbage. Do your homework. Get a job. Learn a skill. Build something. Plant something. Or, frankly, just stay home.
Wendy Kelly January 14, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Help an elderly neighbor or stop by and just chat good for both souls, volunteer at library / senior center, become a dog walker, babysit should I keep going bus tables at restaurants etc etc after school programs make things happen cause it continues during your lifetime nothing is handed to you. Listen to the above 4 wise souls!
Dutch January 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM
I think the fee is quite acceptable. Wake up parents..the city is not your personal babysitter.


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