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Jul 17,2019

Public Comments Sought on DRAFT Local Laws

The Legal Committee of the Common Council is currently reviewing the following Proposed Local Laws (FIRST DRAFTS).  The Committee is seeking written comments from the public, please email comments to Common Council President Thomas DePietro (

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

Jul 17,2019

Central Fire Station Open as a Cooling Station

The City of Hudson will be opening up the Central Fire Station for all residents and visitors as a Cooling Station this Friday, Saturday and Sunday when temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 90's.

The hours of operation will be between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The Central Fire Station is located at 77 North 7th Street and the telephone number is 518-828-3009.

All are welcome!

Please note that if anyone feels there is a threat to their personal health or safety or to others, please immediately call 911 for emergency services.

Special thanks to Commissioner Timothy Hutchings and the Hudson Fire Department for their assistance in making this happen.  

Thank you and please stay hydrated and cool!

Mayor Rick Rector

Click here to see the official memo from the Office of the Mayor.

Jun 19,2019

Resolution No. 7 of June 18, 2019

Resolution No. 7 of June 18, 2019

The New York State Retirement System requires that all elected and appointed officials, who are members of the retirement system and are not in a time & attendance system; maintain records of activities for three consecutive months within 150 days of the start of a new term or appointment.

Resolution No. 7 of June 18, 2019

Jun 11,2019

City of Hudson Issues RFQ for Design & Construction of Promenade Hill Park

The City of Hudson, NY is seeking the services of a qualified professional design firm to provide design and construction phase services for the renovation of Promenade Hill Park, considered the Country’s oldest public park.

The City is looking for an inspired park design to renovate and refurbish the park that will honor the historic features and create a memorable park experience for visitors of all abilities. With this request for qualifications, the City will make a qualifications-based selection of firms best suited for this project. The City will interview select candidates as an important aspect of the consultant selection. Following interviews, the City will select a firm and negotiate a scope, schedule and fee. This project will be funded by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) as administered by the NYS Department of State.

The selected consultant will work closely with the City’s DRI Committee and Grant Management Consultant to develop, screen, and advance a design for the park through construction

An optional pre-submission site tour will be scheduled June 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM at Promenade Hill Park. Following the submission deadline of July 9th, select firms will be invited for interviews slated for July 16, 2019. RFQ documents are below.  For further information contact the Office of the Mayor, 518.828.7217. 

Promenade Hill Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Promenade Hill Ramp Illustration
Promenade Hill Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Study
Promenade Hill Ramp Utility Conflict

Below are the materials developed subsequent to the June 25, 2019 Promenade Hill site visit:

Promenade Hill Park RFQ Pre-Submission Tour, Bidder Clarification
Promenade Hill Park RFQ Pre-Submission Site Tour Attendees 
Promenade Hill Utility Locate Map

Jun 11,2019

The City of Hudson Industrial Development Agency Seeks Public Board Member

The City Council recently amended its authorizing resolution providing for the appointment of a Hudson Industrial Development Agency (HIDA) member who is not an elected or appointed official.  As a result, the HIDA, responding to the Common Council initiative, seeks an interested person who is a resident of Hudson to fill this opening on the City of Hudson Industrial Development Agency.  If your are interested, contact Thomas DePietro, Common Council President, Tom DePietro.

For Further Information

May 30,2019

K.I.S.S. - Keep Identies of Seniors Safe

DATE:  6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019
TIME: Monday - Friday  8:30AM - 5:00PM
Location: Hudson City Hall
                 520 Warren St
                 Hudson, NY 12534

The Columbia County KISS Program is once again available to seniors in every town in Columbia County.  The KISS Program, founded by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, stands for Keeping the Identities of Seniors Safe.  It was designed to protect the identities of our seniors while assisting them in the shredding of their sensitive materials.  Seniors are encouraged to contact their local Town Hall for hours of operation and more information on the program. Justin Weaver, Columbia County Clerk’s Records Services Manager, is overseeing the program and can also be contacted with any questions at 518-822-0143.

To view the City of Hudson K.I.S.S. Flyer click here
To view Item Retention Guidelines and Disposal click here.

May 23,2019

Suspension of Weekend Alternate Side Parking Begins May 25

For 2019, the City has renewed the suspension of alternate side of the street parking on summer weekends from 12 AM on May 25, 2019 to 8 AM on September 29, 2019.

The Hudson Police Order.

May 10,2019 CAC Inventory 2019

´╗┐Hudson's Conservation Advisory Council Releases Natural Resources and Open Space Inventory

After four years, two state grants, and hundreds of hours of volunteer effort, the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) presented the city's first natural resource and open space inventory to the Common Council at its meeting on Monday, May 13, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 520 Warren Street.

The inventory is a 56-page magazine-style report, including 14 specially created maps and a text explaining them. It provides a broad overview of natural and urban conditions within the city. The report is available free in printed form at City Hall and the Hudson Area Library, and online at the CAC's web page.

The inventory establishes a baseline of information essential to ensuring the health and well-being of Hudson's citizens, civic spaces and natural resources. The new maps show, for example, projections of future sea-level rise and waterfront flooding; the source of the city's drinking water; the presence of rare and endangered species; and where the city has — and lacks —  street trees.

The maps and analysis are as accurate as possible, given currently available data and the CAC’s limited resources. However, natural and urban conditions are always evolving. The inventory is offered as a snapshot in time, and the CAC intends that it be updated periodically. It is descriptive, rather than prescriptive — not a planning document itself, but a body of knowledge to be incorporated into planning documents and decisions. It does not answer all questions about the city's natural resources, address political controversies, or initiate any enforcement action.  But it does highlight important challenges Hudson faces. It identifies problems needing further study, and suggests possible actions to address them.

The CAC was established in 2015 to provide Hudson's governmental bodies and citizens with objective information about environmental concerns. There are currently several open seats; interested volunteers should contact Common Council President Tom DePietro.


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Hudson Mayor Celebrates 225th Anniversary of Volunteer Fire Service

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Hudson Mayor Rick Rector proclaimed April 17, 2019, 225 years after the founding of Hudson's volunteer fire service, a day of recognition and celebration of the Hudson Fire Department’s grand tradition.  The Mayor expressed the City's "acknowledgment and appreciation for the selfless service to the community rendered by our firefighters today and by all the generations of firefighters that came before them." Accepting the Mayor's anniversary Proclamation were Hudson Fire Department Commissioner Timothy Hutchings (right), Mayor Rector, and Fire Chief Anthony Demarco (left).

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Youth Government Day Students Learn City Government

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Mayor Rector discussed civics and public service with students participating in Operation Unite New York's 2019 Youth Government Day in his office on April 16.  The students spent a full day in a mock Common Council meeting and shadowing officials like the Treasurer, Clerk, Common Council President and Aldermen asking loads of questions on how these public servants do their jobs.  Welcomed each year by City officials, the day is the creation of OUNY Director Elena Mosley.  The students spent the morning at City Hall, had discussions with officials at an informal lunch at the Youth Department, then returned to City Hall for a mock Common Council meeting where the students take the roles of the officials they had shadowed.  Each year, Ms. Mosley and her staff prepare the students to engage in debates, respecting each other's positions while arguing for their own.

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Reminders for the New Year!

As many of us use the new year to reflect and start new habits, perhaps it's also a good time to remind our residents about where they can find information about services in Hudson. 

Our website has a useful Resident Information page where you can find a lot of the information you may need about living here in Hudson. From parking rules and regulations to when and how to get your refuse and recycling picked up-- you'll find it all! 

**Please remember that residents and locals will have to pay for metered parking again as the suspension period is now over. 

**Here's a quick link to the Holiday Schedule for 2019. Note: Your  Christmas Trees can be put in the alleys and will be picked up by DPW until January 27, 2019.

Jul 11,2018



13 Downtown Revitalization Projects Create Housing and Employment Opportunities, and Improve Streetscapes

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 13 transformational projects for Hudson as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Hudson will create additional employment and housing opportunities, as well as improve safety and aesthetics for streetscapes throughout the city. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Capital Region.

Hudson Mayor Rick Rector said, "The City of Hudson is proud and grateful to benefit from these important investments, which will create opportunities and foster further smart growth for our community. Thanks to Governor Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the City of Hudson is even better positioned for a bright future and we look forward to seeing these projects come to life."

Click the Keep Reading button for the full list of projects.