Update on Village Efforts to Assist Business Owners

The Village Board of Trustees recently approved certain steps intended to expand and diversify the locations where licensed commercial activities can be undertaken. These steps were taken after receiving input from Village business owners, residents and the Croton Business Council. Below is a brief overview of these new developments:
 
On-Street Parking Space Licenses - On June 1st, the Village Board adopted a local law which provides for the sale of products from select parking space areas in three specific zones around the Village in accordance with an adopted “Street Vendor License Policy”. Licenses are now available for vendors to sell products on Sundays between 1 and 8 p.m. from booths and tables placed in defined parking spaces in the Upper Village, the Harmon area of South Riverside Avenue and Section B of the Train Station parking lot. The Village reserves the right to act with broad discretion when making the final determination of the specific vendor locations within each area. The license fee is $125 per day and the number of licenses is limited to two vendors per area to avoid overcrowding.
 
Sidewalk Dining – On June 8th, the Village Board revised an existing resolution from 1993 which permits retailers to place tables/displays on the sidewalk area that fronts their owned/leased storefronts, provided that at least four feet of clearance is allowed for unobstructed pedestrian traffic. The hours for outdoor dining/displays are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
 
Vending in Parks - On June 22nd, the Village Board adopted a fee of $100 per day for vendors to sell food in Village parks. Vendors must be approved by the Village Manager and provide the necessary insurance/health permits.
 
Please contact the Village Manager's office at 271-4848 or email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the above.