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 - February 24th, 2013

Government Channel Information

As you may know, our Town Board Work Sessions and Board Meetings are televised- many residents have asked us for the schedule and channels on which they can be viewed.

On Cablevision, please go to Channel 78; for Verizon FIOS, Channel 43. For our Briarcliff Manor residents who are Cablevision customers, our goal for March is to begin putting our meetings on Public Access so they are available to you as well. Watch for details.

Sunday: 11AM Work Session; 8:30PM & 11:30PM Board Meeting

Monday: 9:30AM Work Session; 6PM Board Meeting

Tuesday: 10AM Board Meeting

Wednesday: 12PM Work Session; 8AM & 10:30PM Board Meeting

Thursday: 9PM Work Session 

Friday: 11:30AM Work Session; 6PM Board Meeting

Saturday: 9:30AM Work Session; 10PM Board Meeting

Meetings can also be viewed on the Town of Ossining website: www.townofossining.com/j25/town-board-archive

Read more: Supervisor's Update - February 24th, 2013

Update from the Supervisor- Saturday, February 9th

Well, we made it through "Nemo".  There were very few problems in the Ossining/Briarcliff area. Residents stayed off the roads allowing the DPWs, Highway Department and the Parks Departments do their work of not only clearing the roads of snow, but also the removing blockages from hydrants and the catch basins.

The Village of Ossining has announced that it will lift the snow emergency at 3:00 PM today Saturday February 9, 2013.

A few answers to questions that have been asked via email:

Snow Emergency
As stated above, the Village of Ossining has lifted the snow emergency effective 3:00 PM today (Saturday).  Up until the emergency order was lifted, no vehicles were allowed to be parked on the roads named in yesterday's update.  The reasons for this are the DPW has to be able to plow the road without vehicles obstructing their way, and to make sure catch basins and hydrants are cleared.  The plowing will open up many more parking spaces as well.

Shoveling of sidewalks:
The Village of Ossining Code reads that anyone who has a continuous path of 500 feet or more and begins removing snow within the 6hrs will be compliant, as long as they continue without suspending work and finish within a reasonable time. Anyone else needs to complete removing snow from their sidewalk within 6hrs after the storm has ceased.

The Unicorporated Area of the Town's policy on shoveling of sidewalks is that sidewalks bordering private homes are the responsibility of the homeower and must be cleared in a timely manner.

The Village of Briarcliff Manor reminds everyone with sidewalks should make sure they are shoveled.

Shoveling of driveways on rental property: Basically the lease will state who is responsible for snow removal. If its a month-to-month tenancy, then the responsibility to shovel lies with the tenant. I would hope any landlord in this weather would help out with this responsibility, especially if their tenants are elderly residents. Commercial Property sidewalk shoveling is the responsibility of the property owner, unless the lease says differently.  In any case, it is essential that sidewalks are cleared for the safety of all the residents.

Now is the time to go have some fun in the snow.  The sun is shining beautifully, so many activities have been cancelled, so take the opportunity to spend some uninterrupted time with loved ones or reading a book- sometimes we all need a break from our hectic schedules.

We all want to give a special thanks to the Town Highway & Parks Department for a job well done, as well as each employee, Department Manager and Administrator from the Villages of Ossining and Briarcliff DPW and Parks for their dedication to this community.  Everyone's professionalism and skill throughout this storm has left us with clean streets and more importantly, safe residents.

The First Responders from each of these communities who worked and stayed vigilant through the night are our heroes.

Sue

Update from the Supervisor- Friday, February 8th

As we all prepare for the second major storm to hit our region this season, please make note of information from the Villages of Briarcliff and Ossining, as well as from the Town of Ossining .

From the Town of Ossining:

No overnight parking is allowed between November and April.  Please keep all cars off the road throughout the storm and cleanup.  We need to keep our streets clear for snow plows and  emergency vehicles.  Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, and work together to get through this storm.

From the Village of Ossining

Declaring a “Snow Emergency” as of 3 pm today (Friday Feb 8, 2013) until further notice. 

Read more: Update from the Supervisor- Friday, February 8th

Supervisor's Update - February 2013

Update from the Supervisor:

As we all prepare for the second major storm to hit our region this season, please make note of information from the Villages of Briarcliff and Ossining, as well as from the Town of Ossining .

From the Town of Ossining:

No overnight parking is allowed between November and April.  Please keep all cars off the road throughout the storm and cleanup.  We need to keep our streets clear for snow plows and  emergency vehicles.  Please check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, and work together to get through this storm.

From the Village of Ossining

Declaring a “Snow Emergency” as of 3 pm today (Friday Feb 8, 2013) until further notice. 

Under this local statute, parking, standing or stopping of vehicles is prohibited on the following designated streets:

Street                           Side                             Location

Broad Avenue South                                      From So. Highland Ave. to State St.

Croton Avenue           Both                            Entire Length

Dale Avenue               Both                            Entire Length

Edward Street             West                            From Broad Avenue to Washington Ave.

Everett Avenue           South                           From So. Highland Ave. to Spring Street

Ferris Place                  West                            Entire Length

Lafayette Avenue       South                           From Spring Street to State Street

Main Street                 Both                            Entire Length

North Highland Ave.  Both                            Entire Length

Pleasantville Road      Both                            Entire Length             

Secor Road                 Both                            Entire Length

South Highland Ave.  Both                            Entire Length

Spring Street               West                            Entire Length

State Street                 West                            Entire Length

William Street             South                           From So. Highland Ave. to State Street

In the event vehicles are not moved from the above referenced streets, the Police Department is authorized to ticket and/or have said vehicle removed from the street.  Removal of vehicles from these streets enables Village staff to properly clear roadways to allow these streets to be safely navigated.  Thank you for your cooperation.

From the Village of Briarcliff Manor:

Village Winter Snow Rules and Regulations are in effect and will be enforced.

No cars are to be parked on the village’s streets from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM: Tickets will be issued.  Please plan ahead … we strongly suggest that you take the opportunity to remove cars from the street and concentrate them in your driveways today. We are not picking on any area … there are situations in virtually the entire village.  Our DPW workers need room to push back the snow to free up the streets.  It goes without saying that if you leave your car on the street, not only will it get buried, but our ability to clean up your neighborhood could be severely impacted.

Important information and phone numbers:

STORM UPDATE FROM THE TOWN OF OSSINING

911 = EMERGENCIES

Non-Emergencies : Town Hall: 914-762-6001 or 914-703-7440 (cell)

E-Mail : sdonnelly@townofossining .com

County Police: 914-864-7701

Village of Ossining Police 914-941-5700

Village of Briarcliff Police 914-941-2130

Electricity Loss:  800-75-CONED (800-752-6633) If possible please have your account number available and inform them if it is your entire neighborhood.  Also do not forget to get a work order number, feel free to e-mail me the information.

Please assist us by letting  us know of any power lines down and/or trees.  We will be in contact with Con Ed and the Highway Department throughout the weekend.

Stay safe please drive as little as possible and enjoy your families and friends.

Sue

Supervisor's Update - January 2013

A Message from Town Supervisor Sue Donnelly

Good evening. The entire Board hopes that you and yours are finding peace, joy and especially time together during this holiday season. It seems to be especially important this year because of all the unbelievable events that have happened right in our “backyard”: the devastation of the hurricane, and the senseless murder of so many babies and heroes, all within a two month period. Sometimes we try to distance ourselves from tragedy, but we really never can. Let us remember by standing  together as a community so that we can move forward. Please remember that if you need help, if you know someone that needs help, or if you are concerned about someone, please let us know; the Town of Ossining, as well as the Villages and school systems, are available to help.

This has been a very exciting year for the Town of Ossining.  The Town Board and the administration have been dedicated to accomplishing the goal of keeping services at the high level that the residents deserve, while being fiscally conservative with expenditures.

During 2012, we implemented and/or closely monitored several policies that not only protect and preserve  tax dollars, but also clarify procedures for all employees.  The ability to have structured policies is important, and we will continue to review, adjust and document all of these policies in 2013.

Read more: Supervisor's Update - January 2013

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.