Update from the Town of Ossining- March 21st, 2018, 3PM

The bad news is, it's snowing. The good news is, not very much is sticking! Looking out the window right now at 16 Croton, the snow is dry and light, and hopefully it will stay this way for the next few hours. The estimates continue to change, but it sounds more and more like the storm is tracking to our south and will not be hitting us as hard as we feared it might. On the Con Edison Municipal Call this morning, and on the County EOC call this afternoon, everyone is looking good and holding tight-- the snow is expected to continue straight through 10PM and should be completely done very early Thursday morning (as far as we know, Suburban Carting pickups will be on as scheduled).

 

 

So what's next? We want to remind everyone of the parking regulations where they live (Snow Emergency rules are in effect in the Village of Ossining, and no overnight street parking in the Unincorporated Town through March 31st) and we're here to walk you through the usual routine (charge your devices, keep a full tank of gas in your car, and stay off the roads to the extent possible-- if you must travel, bring extra layers/blanket/snacks and water in case you get stuck for a while). As I mentioned yesterday, due to the nature of the storm (consistent snowfall coupled with wind gusts going only to 35MPH), we are hopeful that we won't see many downed trees/limbs or wires, but better to be prepared. Download the Con Ed app to your Android or iPhone (you will need your account number to set it up, but just the first time), and you can use it to report a service outage in the event it's required-- you can also text the word "REG" to "OUTAGE" to make this report or call 1-800-75-CONED. If you do experience an outage, do not assume your neighbors called it in already-- be sure to report it and get a ticket number. You can keep an eye on conditions around the County by clicking around on Con Ed's interactive outage map, which can be found hereIf you do lose power, the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center will be open as a warming and charging center until 9PM tonight.

 

 

As of right now, the Town and Village of Ossining remain open for business-- there is a slight chance we will be closing just before our usual 4:30PM end time, but at the time of writing, there is no reason to dismiss any employees. However, the Town has canceled our Planning Board Meeting for this evening (the entire agenda has been postponed to April 18th) and the Village of Ossining has canceled their Board Meeting scheduled for tonight (they will instead hold a Special meeting at 9AM tomorrow, March 22nd). The plows are ready to roll and the roads have been pre-treated, so for now, we wait! If you are reading this from your office outside of Ossining, make sure to read the Metro North schedules carefully- several peak trains have been combined or canceled for the evening commute in anticipation of significant accumulation. Bee Line buses are still on schedule until further notice.

 

 

We will check back in later tonight with an update, as well as some reminders for shoveling out after the storm passes us by.

 

--Dana

 

PS: If you're an Unincorporated Area resident, meet our new Truck #58. She will be making her maiden voyage later today-- be sure to wave at Kevin (one of our Motor Equipment Operators) when he passes your home this evening!

 

 

 

 

Update from the Town of Ossining- March 20th, 2018

 

We are monitoring the weather reports closely and it looks like the snow is coming our way, fast and furious. We're expecting to get a small amount starting around 6AM, with hourly accumulations ramping up to between 1 and 3 inches per hour starting a little later Wednesday morning and lasting into the early evening. We are expecting the snow to end during the wee hours of Thursday morning, but we will be in touch early tomorrow with more information as we hear it.

 

As the heavier snow is not expected to begin until late morning, the Town of Ossining plans to open on time tomorrow (Wednesday, March 21st), but depending on how the day shakes out, we very well may be sending non-essential staff home early, depending on what we think is the safest option.

 

The Village of Ossining has declared a Snow Emergency effective 7AM tomorrow morning, which means that there is no standing, stopping or parking allowed on designated Snow Emergency streets. Here is a cheat sheet of those streets for your reference:

 

Broad Avenue, South From South Highland Avenue to State Street 
Croton Avenue, Both Sides, Entire length 
Dale Avenue, Both Sides, Entire length 
Edward Street, West Side, From Broad Avenue to Washington Avenue 
Everett Avenue, South Side, From South Highland Avenue to Spring Street 
Ferris Place, West Side, Entire length 
Lafayette Avenue, South Side, From Spring Street to State Street 
Main Street, Both Sides, Entire length 
North Highland Avenue, Both Sides, Entire length 
Pleasantville Road, Both Sides, Entire length 
Secor Road, Both Sides, Entire length 
South Highland Avenue, Both Sides, Entire length 
Spring Street, West Side, Entire length 
State Street, West Side, Entire length 
William Street, South Side, From South Highland Avenue to State Street

 

The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

 

As for the Unincorporated Town, please note that there is no overnight parking allowed through March 31st, so for everyone's safety, please do not leave your car parked along the roadside-- the OPD will be out enforcing during the storm.

 

The good news? The snow is expected to fall at a steady rate, which hopefully will help us avoided white-out conditions, and we are hopeful that most of the branches and brush that were a little tentative have already come down in the last several storms. That being said, we can never know what we'll be up against until it gets here, so we will be in touch with our "Storm Survival" tips tomorrow morning.

 

In the meanwhile, why not join us for the Town Hall Meeting tonight? We will start a little earleir than usual at 7PM in the Budarz Theater of the Ossining Public Library with a packed agenda focused on sustainable energy efforts in our community, I do hope you'll join us. Meetings from the Library cannot be livestreamed, so if you miss us in person, check the YouTube channel in about 48 hours and catch up on what you missed!

 

--Dana

Town Hall Meeting- March 20th, 2018

 

Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library

53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

7:00 PM 

 

 

Work Session Agenda:

1. Dan Welsh, Sustainable Westchester: Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Update

2. Green Ossining: Update

3. SavATree: Tree Inventory

4. Donna Sharrett:  pdf Tree Care tips (156 KB)

5. Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC): Chemical-Free Lawns

 

Please remember the following:

  • The meeting will begin at 7PM. If you plan to attend, please arrive early to ensure you have time to find parking.
  • We must leave the Library by 9:15PM at the absolute latest. If you wish to address the Board and time runs out, please be prepared to submit your comment or question in writing and the Board will make sure your question is answered as soon as possible.
  • If you cannot make this meeting, it will not be live-streamed (there is no ability to do this from the Library)-- the meeting will be recorded and posted to the Town's YouTube channel within 48 hours. 

 

 

Planning Board Meeting- March 21st, 2018 POSTPONED

 

meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining scheduled for

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

has been POSTPONED

 to

 

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

7:30 P.M. at the 

Ossining Operations Center

101 Route 9A

Ossining, NY 10562

Preliminary Agenda

 

 Polzella Construction Corp., 72B Hawkes Ave., Architectural Review – Resolution of Approval

 Rayford Daverne & Sons, 52-1 & 52-3 Old Albany Post Road – Architectural Review  pdfPUBLIC HEARING (14 KB)

 Rinaldi Subdivision, 39 Stormytown Road, 9-Lot Subdivision

 

 

Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for April 18th.
 

Planning Board Meeting- March 21st, 2018

A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 

7:30 P.M. at the

 

Ossining Operations Center

101 Route 9A

Ossining, NY 10562

­

Preliminary Agenda

 

 Polzella Construction Corp., 72B Hawkes Ave., Architectural Review – Resolution of Approval

 Rayford Daverne & Sons, 52-1 & 52-3 Old Albany Post Road – Architectural Review pdf PUBLIC HEARING (14 KB)

 Rinaldi Subdivision, 39 Stormytown Road, 9-Lot Subdivision

 

 

Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for March 21st.

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