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Bed & Breakfasts, $3M Tax Anticipation Note on Peekskill Agenda Tonight; Black History Month Honorees to be Recognized

Here's a rundown of the agendas for tonight's Peekskill Common Council work session and meeting.

The Peekskill Common Council has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. tonight, following its 6:30 p.m. work session.

The meeting was moved to tonight after councilmembers Drew Claxton, Marybeth McGowan and Andrew Torres  were unable to attend the Jan. 28 meeting due to illness.

Agenda items for tonight's Common Council meeting include:

  • The passage of a local law to change the city’s zoning to allow bed and breakfasts in the downtown historic district.
  • A resolution to accept a $246,793 grant that Westchester County has awarded to the city’s youth bureau to fund a Youth Build Employment program. The program will give 20 at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, an opportunity to receive GED instruction, life skills preparation and construction skills training. This is the city’s first year doing the program, which will continue until Dec. 15, 2015.
  • Approve a resolution authorizing the creation of a sustainable energy loan program in the City of Peekskill.
  • A resolution for a $3 million tax anticipation note.

Following the meeting, the city will hold a special black history month recognition ceremony.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Geraldine “Geri” Kearse”

  • Kecia Palmer-Cousins

  • Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Food Pantry Ministry

Also, the search committee to find a new manager for the Paramount performing arts center is scheduled to meet with the Common Council tonight and give its suggestions. That meeting is being held in executive session.

During the work session, officials will discuss:

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