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.

 


Supervisor's Update - September 14th, 2018

I would like to begin with a message from our Receiver of Taxes, Holly Perlowitz.  Please share this message with your neighbors, especially those that may not use e-mail, so we can spread the word as best as possible:

 

2018/2019 School Taxes are due on September 30, 2018.  September 30th is a Sunday, so payments can be received in our office through Monday, October 1st without penalty AND those mailed with a USPS postmark as of October 1st will also be accepted without penalty.

Bills were mailed to our taxpayers (who pay their taxes directly vs. through a mortgage company) from our printer on August 21st.  The vast majority of taxpayers received their bills, but we have been getting some calls from other taxpayers who did not receive their bills.  The Tax Office can e-mail a duplicate to any taxpayer who has not received a bill. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR TAX BILL please contact the office by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 914-762-8790.

NYS Tax Law states that penalties must be assessed if payments are not received on time for whatever reason, even if the taxpayer does not receive their bill in the mail.  As we have discovered this tax season, municipalities cannot control the mail and property owners are expected to know when taxes are due.  Unfortunately, municipalities have no authority to waive any penalties assessed – so please make sure to pay your taxes by the date they are due!

We have been actively working with the USPS to identify the problem that has caused non-delivery of bills and have notified Senator Schumer’s office regarding these mail issues as well, so you should know they are being aggressively investigated.

 

I would like to thank Tax Receiver Perlowitz and her staff, Deputy Receiver Patti Cunningham and Martha Quitisaca for their due diligence on behalf of our taxpayers and for always providing excellent customer service in the Tax Office!

 

The Town Board will be meeting on MONDAY this coming week (September 17th) at 16 Croton Avenue for a work session.  Following this week's public hearings on current local laws being discussed, the agenda for the work session will include discussions on possible revisions to the two of the three local laws currently under consideration  --    pdf Leaf Blowers (30 KB)  and pdf Accessory Apartments (148 KB) .  The  pdf Solar Codes (244 KB)  local law will not be discussed at this work session, due to some scheduling conflicts with our Town Planner, David Stolman.  Although work sessions are not an opportunity for the public to weigh in, I hope you will tune in to follow the Town Board's careful consideration of public comment we have received thus far.  The public hearings on all three local laws will continue at the next legislative session.  If you have comments you would like to submit to the Town Board in the meantime, including related to the Solar Code legislation, please e-mail them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update - September 14th, 2018

Supervisor's Update- September 7th, 2018

We have a very exciting evening ahead of us! The Town will be concluding our 2018 Summer Concert Series with a DJ Dance Party at the Ossining Waterfront. Ossining's own DJCatch1 will be spinning some tunes for us on this cooler (and thank goodness, drier) rescheduled date. The dance party will begin at 6:30PM and go until about 8:30PM, so be sure to join us down at Engel Park. We may have some surprises in store, so keep your eyes peeled! Also, (although you will probably not be sitting down much), we have two new food trucks coming to Ossining today, in case you'd like to grab dinner. Sloppie Joe's and Spicy Restaurant (famous for their green-sauced wings) will be there to serve you and give you energy enough to dance the night away!

 

We will also be hosting a very special Mind, Body. Spirit Ossining event at 5:15PM-- Rebel Yoga Studios founder Tasia Sabatino will be guiding her signature "Rebel Flow" right at Engel Park. Be sure to bring your own mat and water for this funky Vinyasa-style yoga class, and this one's on us!

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- September 7th, 2018

Supervisor's Update- August 31st, 2018

Another wet start to the weekend here in Ossining, but never fear-- it looks like the skies will be clear (if cloudy) for tonight's concert at the Waterfront. We will start at 7PM with a performance from Ossining's own Culture Hound, followed by the Old Mill Singers performing at 8PM. We will also have our friends from Gyro Uno and Three Little Pigs food trucks down at Engel Park, along with the Homespun Merry-Go Round, so enjoy one of the last summer concerts with us tonight.

 

 

This was scheduled to be the final show in our series, but you may remember that we had a pretty brutal rainout a few weeks back. We are excited to celebrate the first week in September with a rescheduled DJ dance party at the waterfront NEXT Friday, September 7th, where Ossining's DJCatch1 (you may know him as Hopeton Lemon) will be keeping us on our feet from 6:30PM until...? Come shake off the first week back in your Fall routine with us! Gyro Uno, along with the Three Little Pigs Pizza Truck, will be there to help you carbo load and keep that energy up!

 

Before the dance party, join us for a very special Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining program-- Rebel Yoga Studios founder Tasia Sabatino will be leading her signature "Rebel Flow" class down at Engel Park beginning at 5:15PM. This free class is open to yogis of all levels and will get you feeling light and limber heading into your weekend. Bring your own mat, along with a bottle of water-- a sweat towel wouldn't be a bad idea either!

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- August 31st, 2018

Supervisor's Update- August 24th, 2018

 

Not a cloud in the sky-- this is the kind of weather I could get used to on a Friday night! Looking forward to seeing everyone down at the waterfront tonight for Ossining's own Sundad-- bring some chairs and a blanket and maybe a picnic (or, stop by the Gyro Uno truck for your Friday falafel-- and ok, maybe some spicy fries, I admit I can't resist!) and make a night of it-- we can't wait to see you (or the sunset, which I am predicting is going to be photo-worthy this week).

 

We will also have the Homespun Merry Go-Round back in action, if you're ready to ride!

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- August 24th, 2018

Supervisor's Update- August 17th, 2018

Well, there has been a lot on everyone's mind this week, as Ossining has been the site of more than our fair share of hardship and heartache. I want to extend my sincere thanks to Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester and his exemplary officers, along with Ossining Fire Department Chief Angelo Manicchio, Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Nick Franzoso, and all of OFD and OVAC's outstanding volunteers. I also want to thank Village Engineer Paul Fraioli and Town Building Inspector John Hamilton (who was pinch-hitting for the Village this week) for keeping cool heads in the face of some very scary stuff-- Ossining is truly fortunate to have you all to call on in times of crisis, and it surely showed earlier this week.

 

I also want to stress that Ossining is, and always has been, an inclusive community. In March of 2017, the Town Board passed a resolution re-affirming these core beliefs, something that absolutely bears repeating after the events of this Wednesday.

 

Town of Ossining – Unity Resolution

"Whereas, an increase in hate crimes targeted towards minority groups, specifically immigrants, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and those who observe Islam and Judaism, have increased significantly in the wake of the national election; and

Whereas, administration changes at the Federal level have caused persons from minority groups, specifically immigrants, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and those who observe Islam and Judaism, to feel genuine concern over possible challenges to their civil rights, such as forced registration, an increase in white supremacy sentiments being expressed outwardly, as well as the proposed reversal of the hard-fought battle to legalize gay marriage nationwide; and

Whereas, the United States of America was founded on the principal that all are created equal, and extending the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to ALL those who call this great nation home, regardless of who they love or what they believe; and

Whereas, the Town of Ossining is, and always has been, an inclusive community, unified around the belief that all strive for the same goals: to live in happiness, peace, prosperity and safety; and

Whereas, as elected representatives by and for all of the residents of the Town of Ossining, we have a special obligation to stand up for our constituents and speak out against hate, violence and discrimination against any persons;

Now Therefore be it Resolved, that the Town Board of the Town of Ossining, hereby condemns all hateful speech and violent action directed at Jews, Muslims or those perceived to be Jews or Muslims, immigrants, people of color, or those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning; and

Be it further Resolved, that we hereby commit to pursuing a policy agenda that affirms all civil and human rights and ensures that those targeted on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or immigration status can turn to government without fear of recrimination; and

Be it further Resolved that we reaffirm the value of a pluralistic society, the beauty of a community composed of multiple cultures co-existing peacefully, and the inalienable right of every person to live and practice their faith without fear."


Resolución Unificada

"Considerando que, con el aumento crímenes de odio dirigidos hacia grupos minoritarios, especialmente los inmigrantes, personas de color, miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ y quienes observan el Islam y el Judaísmo, han aumentado significativamente a raíz de la elección nacional: y

Considerando que el cambio de administración a nivel Federal esto ha causado que a las personas de grupos minoritarios, especialmente los inmigrantes, gente de color, los miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ y quienes las observan, Islam y judaísmo, sientan verdadera preocupación sobre posibles desafíos a sus derechos civiles, tales como el registro forzoso, e incremento en la supremacía blanca sentimientos que han sido expresados abiertamente, así como la revocación propuesta de lo que ha sido la difícil batalla para legalizar el matrimonio gay en todo el país , y

Considerando que los de los Estados Unidos de América fue fundado en el principio que TODOS han sido creados iguales y con los derecho a la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad a todos aquellos que llaman esta gran nación su hogar, independientemente de quien ellos amen o en lo que ellos creen; y

Considerando, el Pueblo de Ossining es y siempre ha sido una comunidad inclusiva, unificada con la creencia de que todos buscamos los mismos objetivos; para vivir en felicidad, paz, prosperidad y seguridad; y

Considerando que, como representantes elegidos por todos y para todos los residentes del Pueblo la de Ossining, tenemos una obligación especial de defender nuestros electores y hablar manifestándonos en contra del odio, la violencia y la discriminación en contra todas las personas;

Se Resuelve ahora, que el Consejo de ciudad del Pueblo de Ossining, por la presente condena todo discurso de odio y acción violenta dirigida a Judíos, Musulmanes o aquellos que se presumen Judíos o Musulmanes, inmigrantes, personas de color o los identifican como lesbianas, homo-sexuales,bi-sexuales, transgénero o personas en cuestión;y

Ser lo más resuelto, que por la presente se comprometen a perseguir una agenda política que afirma, todos los derechos civiles y humanos y asegura que ellos sobre la base de género, orientación sexual, raza, religión o inmigración el estado pueden convertir al gobierno sin miedo de recriminación; y

A si mismo se resuelve, que reafirmamos el valor de la sociedad pluralista, la belleza de una comunidad compuesta por múltiples culturas que coexisten pacíficamente con el derecho inalienable de toda persona de vivir y a practicar su fe sin miedo."

Read more: Supervisor's Update- August 17th, 2018

Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor: Dana Levenberg - phone (914) 762-6001 - fax (914) 762-0833

Council Members: Karen D'Attore, Elizabeth Feldman, Jackie Shaw, Northern Wilcher Jr.