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Croton-on-Hudson (V)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Croton-on-Hudson has a population of 7,803 as of  2005 U.S. Census estimates. The Village was incorporated in 1898. The Village has a Council-Manager form of government. The five member elected Village Board of Trustees is responsible for making policy and functions on behalf of the citizens. The mayor acts as a member and the presiding officer of the board. The mayor is not a full-time position. The board of trustees hires a full-time Village Manager. The manager is apolitical, manages the day to day activities in the Village and reports to the Board of Trustees.
The Croton and Hudson Rivers form the Village's boundaries to the West, South and East. The Village's topography includes low lying areas along the Hudson River, Route 9 and the Croton River Gorge. A plateau along the Village's northern boundary reaches elevations up to 600 feet within a mile of the Hudson River.
The Hudson River Valley Greenway designated the Village as Greenway Model Community in 1993. The village received the 2004 visions in planning award for the development of the riverfront RiverWalk trail. The Croton-on-Hudson historical society was formed in 1972 and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The primary mission of the organization is the collection and preservation of Croton-on-Hudson historical materials and making them available to the public.
Presently, Croton-on-Hudson experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent cities, as a great alternative for residence.

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