Supervisor’s Weekly Update

Happy Friday 

A special thanks to the brave and dedicated members of the Ossining Fire Department, Ossining Police Department and Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps. who responded to the fires earlier this week.

A message from Westchester County Department of Emergency Services

Fire Danger Warning Issued for Westchester County & Hudson Valley Region

The current dry conditions have increased the risk of fire in County parks and wooded areas in Westchester and the Hudson Valley region. In recent days, a number of large brush fires have occurred around the County.

Brush fires have occurred in the last few days in Saxon Woods Park in the Scarsdale/White Plains area and in Cortlandt, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Pleasant, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining and Pelham Manor.

A few safety tips for residents and visitors to follow to prevent outdoor fires:

  • Where campfires are permitted, limit their size and never leave one unattended. Make sure it has been fully extinguished before leaving a campsite.
  • The burning of tree limbs or other organic debris is not permitted while the burn ban is in effect.
  • Safely dispose of any charcoal used in a grill or ashes from wood burned in a fireplace.
  • Extinguish cigarettes and other lightened materials safely and do not drop them in any wooded or grassy area.

If you observe any smoke or small fire in any park or wooded area, please call 911 immediately so it can be quickly contained.

A message from Westchester County Department of Emergency Services

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground Level Ozone. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health concern.•When pollution levels are elevated, the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should visit their personal physician.

A message from our Receiver of Taxes : 

The 2023 Town and County tax bills have been mailed and are available online for payment

Bills are only mailed to those that pay their taxes directly vs. through an escrow account with a lender. The bills being mailed directly should arrive at your homes in the next few days. Please look out for the bill and call us if you do not receive it by the end of this week. Consistent with NYS Real property tax law/Westchester County Tax Act, taxes are due by April 30, 2023 BUT because April 30th is on a Sunday, you can pay without penalty through May 1st, 2023.

Seniors, people eligible for disability exemption and volunteer First Responders should reach out to the Assessors Office for more information on eligibility for expanded tax exemptions. Deadline to apply is May 1st 

We are pleased to announce that the study to improve Route 9A has begun. They are currently evaluating the existing conditions and expect to begin public workshops sometime in the summer.

Con Edison and the Public Service Commission are seeking public comment on proposed rate increases. They are proposing to phase in a 12% increase on transmission charges for electricity customers and a 20% increase on transmission charges for gas customers over the next three years. Every person has the right to comment on this proposal whether you are a Con Ed customer or not:

  • To comment online, visit, click on “File Search” (located under the heading “Commission Files”), enter “22-E-0064” or “22-E-0065” in the “Search by Case Number” field, and then click on the “Post Comments” box located at the top of the page.
  • You may also send a letter to Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. All written comments will become part of the record considered by the Commission and may be accessed on the Department of Public Service website by searching the case number, as described above, and clicking the "Public Comments" tab.
  • Call the Commission’s opinion line at 1-800-335-2120. This number is set up to take comments about pending cases from in-State callers 24 hours a day. These comments are not transcribed verbatim, but a summary is provided to the Commission.

If you have any questions, please contact your state representative, Assemblywoman Dana Levenberg, at (914) 941-1111 or email .

The Town Board is seeking two residents for the Town Board to recommend to the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees to be volunteer members of the Village’s Civilian Police Complaint Review Board, one as a member and one as an alternate member. 

The Town of Ossining is seeking volunteers for the Civilian Police Complaint Review Board (CPCRB)! 

  • Must be a resident of the Unincorporated Town of Ossining
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to attend at least 75% of Board meetings 
  •  Must undergo training with the Village Police Department
  • Cannot be an elected official or employee of the Town or Village, or be an immediate family member of an elected official or employee of the Town or Village
  • Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check 
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, or have been incarcerated or on probation or parole in the past five years

Letters of interest and resumes are due to Martha C. Quituisaca in the Town Supervisor's Office ()


Here are some but not all of the many events going on and around the Town of Ossining


Eight more days to go!  Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM is  Green Ossining's 13th Annual Earth Day Festival at the Louis Engel Waterfront. DO NOT MISS this spectacular event!

See the flyer for more information   



Tomorrow the Mobile Shredder is coming to town. They will be located at the Ossining Community Center at 95 South Broadway from 10 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Residents can bring up to 4 file-size boxes of confidential papers per household.  Please remove all large binder clips and covers.  Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial enterprises are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail or newspapers.



The Ossining Public Library will be presenting an Ossining History Series led by our town historian Caroline Curvan. Please register beforehand via the Ossining Public Library website.



The JCYS Little League Baseball will be having an opening day full of games on April 15 starting at 8 AM in front of Roosevelt School 



The Ossining Public Library will be presenting the Qigong Workshop with trained instructor Beverly ‘Aminata’ Spencer. Classes will be on Saturdays at 3P.M. starting April 15 - May 2th. Registration is required please register online at 



There will be a Open Book Spoken Word a poetry workshop and open mic for young adults and teens on April 15 at the Bethany Arts Community Center 40 Somerstown Rd from 3-4:30 PM 


The Ossining Public Library will be presenting the film “ ELVIS” starring Austin Butler & Tom Hanks the showing will be on April 18th at 2:30 PM at the Budarz Theater 



The Ossining Public Library will be having a film discussion series on Thursday April 20 at 7 PM at the Budarz Theater join the library for the film discussion on The Irishman 



The Ossining Public Library will be presenting a Defensive Driving Course on Saturday April 22nd 10 AM - 4 PM at the Budarz Theater join the library for the defensive driving course and receive 10%off of your car insurance. Please pre-register   



The Westchester County Department of Health will be offering free rabies shots for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets on Sunday April 23, 2023 please make an appointment beforehand 



The Ossining Fire Department will be holding an open house Sunday April 23, 2023 from 11 AM- 2 PM at 21 State Street come with your family and enjoy the food and giveaways and some exciting fire truck rides.



The Ossining Public Library will be having a Sunday afternoon concert series on Sunday April 23rd at 2 P.M. bring your friends and family to relive the twenties




The Ossining Public Library presents Author & Twelve time New York Emmy award winning journalist & national anchor Mary Calvi she will be joining us on Wednesday April 26th at 7:00PM Budarz Theater  she will be discussing her latest novel “ If a poem Could Live & Breath” 



The Bethany Arts Community welcomes the second annual young artist residency. They will be taking applications from emerging artists 21-30 years old for more information please go to their website (



The Ossining Public Library will be presenting author Jeannie Zusy, author of “ The Fredrick Sisters are Living the Dream” on Thursday April 27th at 7P.M. the book will be available for purchase and signing provided by Hudson Valley Books for Humanity of Ossining 



The Ossining Public Library will be holding a meet the authors event on Saturday April 29 from 10A.M. - 1 P.M. the authors included are Sarah Bracey White, James Darren Hicks, Iain Haley Pollock and Kendall Glaspie 



Join the Rally to save the river on Saturday May 6 starting at 2PM at the Cortlandt Waterfront Park 


The I love my park day will be Saturday May 6 starting at 10 AM on the old Croton Aqueduct in Croton & Ossining. Learn how to identify invasive plants and so much more. 


The AMD PTA is holding their spring fundraiser a life in motion, photography mini family photo sessions, the dates available are April 20- May 13


The Westchester collaborative theater will have a 2023 spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 from 7-11 PM ticket price will be $100. per attendee the event will feature a selection of 3 short one-act plays and a live performance by the phenomenal local artist Anne Carpenter.


There will be a Affordable Housing Expo on Saturday April 29 from 11 AM - 4PM this will be free admission at the Yorktown Riverfront Library 

Neighbors Link will be offering free immigration legal help, please call ahead at 914-527-5994

On May 20th fix your broken but beloved furniture for free at the Joseph Caputo community center from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Mike Risko will have a summer Rock Band Camp for kids 5 & up, come and learn an instrument with a band and star in a show.