- Last Updated: 02 September 2016 02 September 2016
I hope everyone is enjoying a little relief from the high temperatures we've been experiencing and that you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer. The weather forecast looks great, and Mike Risko Band will be playing tonight at 7PM at Louis Engel Park as part of our Waterfront Concert Series, so come rock out while you take in one of Ossining's legendary sunsets!
Also coming up this weekend is another free Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining program: join Sue Radparvar of Ossining's Studio95 for a Zumba "fitness party" at Louis Engel Park on Sunday, August 21st at 3PM.
Our Town Board Meeting this coming Tuesday evening will be a Regular Meeting and Work Session, and we have a lot on the agenda. Of particular interest will be our conversation about the US Coast Guard's request for anchor sites in the Hudson River. Please join us at the Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility at 86-88 Spring Street at 7:30PM on Tuesday evening, or watch from the comfort of home via the live stream, which you can pick up here.
- Last Updated: 23 August 2016 23 August 2016
Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility
86-88 Spring Street, Ossining NY 10562
Town Board Executive Session at 6:30PM
pdf 8-23-2016 Agenda (109 KB) (Updated 8/23)
pdf Town Voucher Detail 8-23-2016 (289 KB) (Updated 8/23)
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.
- Last Updated: 19 August 2016 19 August 2016
I sure hope that everyone is staying as cool as possible-- it doesn't seem that the heat or humidity will let up any time soon, so please be sure to take all precautions and check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Due to all of the rain last night and during the past few hours, The Vibe Theory will be playing indoors tonight at 7PM at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center instead of at Louis Engel Park.
- Last Updated: 12 August 2016 12 August 2016
It's hard to believe that we are already one week into August, and it is almost time to start the Town budget process for 2017. My office will be releasing our budget goals to all department heads this coming Monday, and I anticipate some excellent feedback from them about ways to improve our services to residents. We have another tight tax cap this year, and an allowable increase of roughly 1% is a tall order to fill. The Town has been incredibly innovative in past years, venturing to do more with less while not shortchanging the residents with reduced services, and I know we will be able to continue that progress in 2017 and beyond. All of our staff works daily at finding ways to cut costs, and we couldn't do this without them. A big thank you goes out to all of our Town employees who work so hard every day to keep the wheels turning.
In the meanwhile, the 3rd Floor of 16 Croton continues to be busy, as we prepare the school tax bills and the Assessor's Office works towards the final assessment roll. We have been working on the application for the "phase-in" exemption on which the Town Board recently voted, and it went online earlier this week. If you believe you are eligible to apply, please fill out the application and return it to the Office of the Assessor no later than September 15th, 2016. You can find hard copies in the office at 16 Croton Avenue, or online here (you will have to download and print). Next week, we will send out a letter to all properties that the Assessor believes will be eligible to ensure that everyone gets this information who may benefit from the exemption. We also held a meeting with our two Villages, including management and our Building Inspectors, to get everyone on the same page about one of the important requirements of the application: a Certificate of Occupancy on the home in question. We are working on forms that will work for all three municipalities in the event that an inspection is necessary. I am so glad that we all are working together to keep this important project moving forward, and I give special thanks to Interim Village Manager Paul Fraioli in Ossining and Village Manager Phil Zegarelli in Briarcliff Manor for taking the time to help us work through this to benefit our residents.
I also want to remind everyone that the Town's 2016 Foreclosure Auction will be taking place this coming Wednesday, August 10th, at 1PM. The auction will be held in the 1st Floor Boardroom at 16 Croton Avenue, and you can find more specifics on the properties here.