A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:30 P.M. at the
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
- William Butler Subdivision, 2 Hillcrest Dr., PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED
The main entrance to Cedar Lane Park has been re-opened today, Wednesday, April 12th. The road towards the Cedar Lane Park Arts Center and Community Garden and the adjacent parking lot will be closed until Saturday, April 15th.
The 3rd floor of 16 Croton has been busy this week, as we have been hosting our financial auditors since Monday morning. We are expecting a clean bill of fiscal health, as usual. I want to give special thanks to Town Comptroller Tom Warren and Town Deputy Comptroller Dale Ferreira for ensuring that we are doing everything properly and protecting the assets entrusted to us by our taxpayers.
At this week's Work Session, the Board was joined by several special guests, including Mr. Robert Rosenbloom from the Housing Action Council. Robert shared with the Board an overview of the services that HAC offers to homeowners in distress, and wanted to pay particular attention to a disturbing trend that has been on the rise as of late: foreclosure scams. His takeaway for all those who were watching was this: if you are dealing with a foreclosure or are expecting to have to default on your mortgage, there are 4 non-profits in the Westchester area who can help you for free. If you are contacted by someone selling this service, be wary and give HAC a call. You can learn more about them on their website, or hear Robert's whole presentation here (35:25).
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.
We have had a whirlwind day here at 16 Croton Avenue-- with just 22 minutes to spare, we managed to get in under the wire for the grant funding through the DEC for our very first electric car! Our Building Inspector will soon be riding in style in his new Nissan Leaf on which, I have mentioned, the Town is getting an incredible deal. I want to offer my special thanks to Victoria Cafarelli in my office, along with Ron Kamen from Sustainable Westchester, for working so very hard to get the ball rolling on this, and for getting it finished in what the lease company confirmed was "record time."
We also have spent some time over at Cedar Lane Park as our crew is preparing for the grand re-opening on April 21st. As the paving is due to begin late next week, the guys split their time between prepping and rolling the parking lot and preparing the Ice House for placement of the kilns and the final electric work.
The work that has been done on the site continues to amaze me and, although the team was moving fast earlier this week, all of the rain has pushed them back inside and put them a bit behind schedule. However, under the direction of our Parks Foreman Mario Velardo, I have no doubt that we will be looking very fine indeed for the maiden voyage of the Cedar Lane Arts Center. I hope you and your family will join us for this event, which has been years in the making!