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 - April 27th, 2018

First off, a huge thank you to Suzie Ross and Green Ossining for putting together a spectacular event last Saturday with Green Ossining's 8th Annual Earth Day Festival.  It was a beautiful day for gathering at the waterfront, and learning more about how we can all be a little more kind to the planet.  I also want to thank our Town Parks Department and Foreman Mario Velardo for helping to bring us to the finish line so we could cut the ribbon on one of three new electric car charging stations in our parks.  I hope everyone has a chance to check out this new infrastructure that was partially paid for by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and consider switching to an electric car, now that you can charge your car while you enjoy our beautiful Town parks!

charging station ribbon cutting med

 

 

 

Louis Engel Park got even more "green" today, as we celebrated Arbor Day by planting a new Red Oak tree to provide some more shade and other environmental benefits at our waterfront.  We chose the planting location based on recommendations from the tree inventory that was recently completed by SavATree.  The tree inventory was paid for by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Urban and Community Forestry grant program, and helped us learn more about Ossining's tree canopy and how we can help make it more sustainable.  Thanks to our resident tree whisperer Donna Sharrett for her recommendation to choose a Red Oak tree, a species that is native to our area and tolerant of soils with high salt content along waterways like the Hudson.  Donna pitched in with our parks staff and Foreman Mario Velardo to plant our new tree.  The tree we planted was bare root, so although it looks tiny now, it is the right way to plant a new tree so with its root system in tact and ready to go.  Also thanks to my colleagues on the Town Board, Jackie Shaw and Liz Feldman, Village Trustee Omar Herrera, EAC Chair Mitzi Elkes, Green Ossining Chair Suzie Ross, Town Highway Superintendent Michael G. O'Connor, and Emily Loughlin from Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's office for joining in to celebrate Arbor Day with us.  This new red oak tree will grow big and strong, bringing immeasurable environmental benefits to Ossining residents for years to come.  In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

Arbor Day 2018 Picture

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update - April 27th, 2018

Supervisor's Update- April 20th, 2018

Well folks, the big day is almost upon us. Ossining's 8th Annual Earth Day begins tomorrow at Louis Engel Waterfront Park at 10AM-- be there or be left out, since chances are, most of your neighbors will be there too! We are looking forward to some sunshine and a whole lot of fun, learning from one another and finding out how we can make our daily lives more sustainable, for the betterment of future generations, our animals friends, and Planet Earth! 

This event would simply not be possible without the tireless commitment of our Environmentalist-in-Residence Suzie Ross, who also serves as Chair of the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee. Suzie has been working like a madwoman to make this event the best yet, and trust me when I say she has set a high bar. Yesterday, we assembled an Emergency Management meeting of some of the involved parties to discuss last minute planning for the event, and Suzie sure has her ducks in a row. She has a great rapport with our staff and our first responders, which is good news, because tomorrow, she's in charge!

 

It's not just us in the Town and Village who think Suzie is a rock star-- today, in the middle of everything, she had to leave her laptop so she could be recogniozed by Volunteer New York at their 38th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards with the "Going Green" Award. This award, presented by Con Edison, is a testament to the commitment that Suzie has demonstrated to helping our community get stronger through sustainable efforts, and she is doing an incredible job. Appropriately, we prepared a proclamation from the Town naming tomorrow "Suzie Ross Day" in the Town of Ossining. Please make sure to congratulate her if you see her flying around, and thank her for everything she's been doing for the betterment of our planet! GO SUZIE GO!

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- April 20th, 2018

Supervisor's Update- April 13th, 2018

 

70 degrees, that's better! Do you ever notice how much more awake everyone feels on days like this? OK-- that may also be because it's a Friday, and there is a lot going on in Ossining this weekend, starting with a ton of live music tonight! If you plan to stay in Town, Joe Krzyzewski will be playing live at First Village Coffee on Main Street between 7PM and 8:30PM. You could also take a quick trip up Route 9 and check out Ossining resident Mark Fineberg performing with The Hit Men at the Paramount Theater tonight at 8PM-- there is still time to get tickets!

 

 

We have an awful lot happening in Ossining this weekend, but I'll get back to that shortly. Here's a little info on what we've been up to this week.

 

On Monday, I attended a small celebration at the new site of Neighbors Link in Ossining. We are so excited to have this organization sited here so they can continue to provide excellent support programs for our community, from legal support, to making sure protections are in place for safe and fair working conditions and housing, language support, parenting and more, they offer so much. They have been partnering with local churches, the school district, county, Village and Town and we hope this new space will ensure they have even more of an opportunity to help those in our community who need them.

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- April 13th, 2018

Special News from Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg

If you're used to my Friday updates, you'll know it's a bit unusual for us to send something like this out on a Monday, but we were recently informed about a few upcoming events that you won't want to miss!

 

 

 

In addition, I also learned from one of my fellow Supervisors that folks with Cablevision/ Optimum who lost service during the recent storms may be eligible for a bill credit, depending on how long your service was out. Time periods lasting more than 4 hours would qualify. You need to contact them in order to be verified for this credit-- call them at (718) 860-3513, or live chat here. You will need to provide your home address and what dates you were without service-- even though they likely have this information already, you will not be issued a credit without asking for it and providing the proper information about your outage. The sooner you can make contact on this, the better the chance you will receive the credit you are due.

 

 

--Dana

Supervisor's Update- April 6th, 2018

Could you believe we had even more snow today? Hopefully we've seen the last of the white stuff for this season and our weather patterns will follow us into Spring-- we've been here a while already! That wind yesterday also set us back a little bit-- Suzie Ross of Green Ossining was so very proud of our new banner (see below)-- but just hours after being placed on the 200 Main Street bank building, the wind literally ripped it down.

 

The banner was rushed to SBS on North State Road for emergency surgery. Don't worry, Suzie-- we are sure you will get it back looking like new in no time!

 

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- April 6th, 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.