Planning Board Work Session- June 1st, 2016

A Work Session of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining, will be held on:


Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

7:30 P.M. at the

Joseph G. Caputo

Ossining Community Center

95 Broadway

Ossining, NY 



Work Session Agenda

  • River Knoll, 40 Croton Dam Road, Multi-Family Development, Zone Amendment & Site Plan

Please visit the Town Planning Board Project page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Work Session Agenda for June 1st, 2016.

Supervisor's Update- May 27th, 2016

If you are a fan of the summer weather, you must be enjoying this recent heatwave! Even though the calendar says we have a few weeks of spring remaining, you would not know it by the way it feels out there.


We hosted an historic meeting on Tuesday evening at the Ossining Public Library, where the Town and Village held a joint Work Session to discuss some topics that will help to strengthen our community's future. With representation from the Ossining School Board of Trustees and from the Ossining Library Board of Trustees, we discussed the provision of water throughout Ossining. Missed the meeting? Check out the video on our Youtube channel.


Also at that meeting, we welcomed Ben Syden from the Laberge Group in Albany, a consulting firm that has had incredible success in securing grant dollars to be used toward shared service studies. The Town and Village Board are interested in seeing how we can continue down the road of ending duplicative services in Ossining, and we believe that Ben and his team may be the ones to help us get there. We are all committed to keeping an open mind and seeing where the data leads us.


Speaking of the library, the Ossining Public Library is in the midst of their long range planning process, and they need your input! You can fill out their survey online here, and let them know what you would like to see happen at your library. All entries will be eligible to win an iPad mini (great for reading e-books)!


This week, several of our local restaurants donated a portion of their proceeds to the Ossining High School Interact Club as they continue to fundraise on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you to the Interact Club members for contributing to our world so positively, and a BIG thanks to Lucy's Pizza, Pine & Oak, the Landmark Diner and Antipasti di Napoli for their generosity.


Tomorrow, as we prepare for Memorial Day, David Garcia of G.E.M. Fitness Systems will lead an outdoor session to teach the importance of proper warm-ups and cool downs, and will also guide you through a great workout to start your weekend. You can join David at Nelson Park at 11AM. This is just one of the programs that the Town will be offering over the summer months as part of Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining-- please take a look at the program page for more information about the next few offerings.


I hope to see everyone at the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th, as we pay homage to all those who have fought for our freedoms. The parade steps off at 9:30AM from Croton Avenue at Calam Avenue, and will proceed down Croton Avenue to South Highland before turning left and continuing to Nelson Park, where the parade will be followed by a remembrance ceremony. We have a great new addition to the program this year: eight different Girl Scout Troops made wreaths to honor our veterans, and those will be the ones we use at the ceremony this year. Wait until you see what a great job they did!


Take a look at some other events coming up this week-- I hope to see you around Town! No matter how you decide to spend your weekend, please take some time to remember all those who have sacrificed their all for our freedom.





Summer Music Series: Kathleen Pemble

What:  Ferry Sloops "2016 Summer Music Series" kicks-off with the music of Kathleen Pemble. Her alt-indie-acoustic mixbrings extremely diverse musicality and relentlessly honest writing to every performance.​  Winner of the New York City Song Slam and finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival "Music 2Life" songwriting contest, Kathleen has recorded two albums and has a third ready for release.  Admission is FREE and open to the public. 

When: Wed. June 1 at 7:30pm

Where: Shattemuc Yacht Club





Second Annual Lions Club/ Ossining Police Softball Game

What:  The Ossining Lions Club will be playing the Village of Ossining Police Department in the Second Annual Softball Game.  All proceeds to benefit local charities in the Ossining area.

When:  Saturday, June 4.  3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where:  Veteran's Park, 84 Narragansett Ave, Ossining

Contact:  For more information, email Thomas Evens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




A Taste of WCT

What:  On Saturday, June 4 at 2 pm, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) of Ossining will present A Taste of WCT, a one-time chance to get a free glimpse into the savory menu of offerings from Westchester’s only ensemble theater company exclusively devoted to developing new works by local playwrights and performed by skilled actors from Westchester and the surrounding region.

When: Saturday, June 4, 2:00pm

Where: Budarz Theatre, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave

Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theatre,




Drive & Dine IV 

What: Our mission is to recognize, honor, and empower America's troops and veterans. In an area that doesn't have much military interaction we hope to create an understanding and appreciation for those that don the uniform of our nation.  100% of the proceeds will support our nations quietest professionals, the US Special Forces through the Green Beret Foundation (  Last year, Drive & Dine III, raised over $20,000 and had roughly 90 cars, motorcycles, and emergency service vehicles.  After three great years of Drive and Dine we have raised $51,000 for our Servicemen and Servicewoman and their families!

When: Sunday June 5, 2016 we should be driving down Route 133 between 11:50-12:20pm

Where: Starting at Route 133 from Millwood all the way down to Route 9. Then South on Route 9 towards Sleepy Hollow We will continue on to Mt. Pleasant Town Hall in Valhalla for 12:30pm. Come on over for the car show, raffles, auctions, music, and food 12:30-2:00 to support our veterans and active troops!

Contact: Security World / 914-761-9500 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Last but not least, the Town and Village Offices will be closed on Monday (May 30th) and the Town Board will not be meeting this coming Tuesday (May 31st), but the Historic Hudson River Towns will be holding a Sing Sing Prison Museum Community Meeting at the Ossining Public Library at 6:30PM, you can register here. Please come share your thoughts about what you would like to see at the proposed museum! Can't make it? You can still share your opinions through the online survey, or learn more on the Sing Sing Prison Museum website.





Town Board Regular Meeting - May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 - 7:00PM

Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater

53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

05 24 2016 Voucher Detail Report (Updated 5/24)

05 24 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda (Updated 5/24)


This meeting will be followed by a joint Work Session with the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees and the Ossining Board of Education to discuss the future of our shared infrastructure as well as enhanced government efficiency.

All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.

Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision Channel 78 and Verizon Channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings, or stream them LIVE here.


Standard Work Day Reporting for Elected and Appointed Officials


As per the New York State Retirement System, elected and appointed officials are required to keep calendars of their work-related activities for at least three months and file these calendars with the Town Clerk. The resolution that follows was adopted unanimously by the Town Board on Tuesday, May 24th, and is required to be posted conspiciously for a period of 30 days.

Please contact the Supervisor's Office with any questions.



Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials

Resolved, that the Town of Ossining, Location code 30042, hereby establishes the following standard work days for these titles and will report officials to the New York State and Local Retirement System based on their record of activities:

Title Standard Work Day (Hrs/Day) Name Social Security Number (Last 4 digits) Registration Number Current Term

Record of Activities Result

(Days Per Month)

Elected Officials
Supervisor 7.00 Dana Levenberg     Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2017 26.36
Council Member 7.00 Elizabeth Feldman    

Jan. 1, 2016 –

Dec. 31, 2019

Council Member 7.00 Karen D’Attore     Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2019 5.90
Town Justice 6.00 Mark Reisman    

Jan. 1, 2016 –

Dec. 31, 2019

Town Justice 6.00 Michael Tawil     Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2019 6.55
Town Justice 6.00 Nancy Quinn Koba    

Jan. 1, 2014 –

Dec. 31, 2017

Highway Superintendent 7.00 Michael G. O’Connor     Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2017 24.70
Town Clerk 7.00 Mary Ann Roberts     Jan. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2019 21.70
Appointed Officials
Confidential Secretary to the Supervisor 7.00 Victoria E. Cafarelli     Appointed Dec. 21, 2015 10.60

Town Hall Meeting - May 17th, 2016

Town Hall Meeting

May 17th, 2016

Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library

7:30 PM

1. Eagle Scout Presentation - Chris Krajca

Mr. Krajca has been planning his Eagle Scout project, which he hopes will involve planting a memorial tree, installing a bench and plaque in Gerlach Park to honor a member of our community who tragically lost his life on September 11, 2001.

2. The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) Presentation - Doug Olcott, Senior Vice President, Regional Director, Hudson Valley Office

The mission of the Community Preservation Corporation, with offices in Ossining, is to stabilize, strengthen, and sustain low and moderate income communities.  This presentation will provide more information about the work the Community Preservation Corporation is doing in our area, as well as discussing what makes a community friendly to developers. 

3. WXY Studios - Kushan Dave

WXY Studios is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in architecture, urban design, and planning, focused on providing innovative solutions to complex issues of development, public spaces, and other structures.  Kushan Dave will be presenting WXY's creative community-based planning platform, and their experience implementing this platform in other Westchester municipalities and the surrounding areas.

Town Hall meetings are meant to encourage input from the public. Please come and ask any and all questions you may have for the presenters and the Town Board.





Supervisor Blog

Supervisor - Dana Levenberg

Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
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16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562

The Supervisor's Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.