Town Board Work Session & Special Meeting
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018- 7:30PM
1st Floor Board Room, 16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
1) Cold War Veterans Exemption- Fernando Gonzalez
2) Scenic Hudson Request for Resolution of Support: Rulemaking for Tanker Avoidance Zones
3) Request for Resolution of Support: Ossining Children's Center State Street Facility
A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
7:30 P.M. at the
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
1) Martinelli Lots. 1 Roosa Lane & 64 Hawkes Avenue, PUBLIC HEARING Architectural Review
2) Polzella Construction Corp., 72B Hawkes Avenue, PUBLIC HEARING Architectural Review
3) River Knoll Project, Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), 40 Croton Dam Road
Town Board Re-Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018- 7:30PM
Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
pdf 1-9-2018 Re-Org Agenda (160 KB) (Updated 1/9)
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Happy New Year! While we had a very short week in the office, we kept busy with our kick-off to the new year at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center where the Village of Ossining hosted the annual Inauguration of Elected Officials, a visit to Albany to participate in the annual Governor’s State of the State address, and of course lots and lots of time on the roads keeping them as safe as we could with all the snow. Special thanks to the Town Highway and Parks Department, along with the Village DPW, the OPD, OFD, and the Ossining & Briarcliff ambulance corps for keeping us safe-- we are very lucky to live in a community that works together so seamlessly.
On Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30PM, the Town Board will be holding our Re-Organizational Meeting for 2018 at the Courthouse on Spring Street. I hope you can join us-- we will be getting everything in line for the coming year (appointments, policies and procedures), and it will also be Town Councilwoman Jackie Shaw's first meeting with us. It's going to be a long night, but an informative one. Even if you do not come down to the Courthouse, you can stream the meeting live through the Town's website.
Well, we ended up getting a bit more snow than predicted, but as always, the Ossining Village DPW and Town Highway/Parks staff have us covered! Also a big shout out to the Ossining Police Department and Chief Kevin Sylvester for, via their Facebook page, keeping our community informed about the road conditions and, of course, for keeping us updated on their famous "OPD Milk & Bread Alert System," commonly known as OOPDMBAS. Great job, all-- it's great to know that you, our fire departments and ambulance corps, have our back on days like today.
Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for Westchester and other counties a few hours ago, so it is imperative that you stay off of the roads-- please give our plows and first responders room to do their jobs and make sure folks can get around safely in an emergency. If you absolutely must be on the roads, please be sure your car is properly cleaned off, you are dressed warmly, and both your car and cell phone are juiced up. It's also advisable to pack a flashlight, a snack and a bottle of water just in case (better safe!)
The bulk of the snow should be done falling by early evening, but there will still be much work to be done overnight. Please observe all parking ordinances (in the Town, no overnight parking on the street!), and if you see a downed power line, please keep your distance and call 911. We have not heard about a great many power outages, but as a precaution, please copy down the 1-800-CONED number or download the app to your smartphone in case you need to report an outage during this storm or later on this snowy season.
Finally, please take special note of the following on behalf of our plows: once the storm is over, pretty pretty please, do not plow your snow out into the roadway. Not only does it create a hazard for your neighbors and our emergency responders, but it increases the workload substantially for our employees who have already worked a very long shift and would like to get home to their families. If you have a contractor plow or shovel you out, please communicate this to them as well.
Wishing everyone a cozy, warm, and safe evening! We expect to be in bright and early tomorrow (Friday) morning to serve you!