The Town of Ossining is seeking a Seasonal Laborer to work at Dale Cemetery. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Cemetery Superintendent for a period not to exceed 4 months, and may perform tasks including, but not limited to, the following:
- Performing routine cleaning, maintenance and repair assignments
- Loading/ unloading materials and equipment from trucks
- Cleaning and operating equipment, supplies, and instruments in accordance with defined procedures
- Digging and refilling trenches
- Raking leaves and hauling away rubbish
- Cutting grass by hand or with tractor driven mowing machines and cutting up felled trees
The successful applicant also must be able to follow oral instructions, get along well with others, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position, and be physically capable of performing the above.
The Town of Ossining Employment Application is available pdf here (124 KB) , or at 16 Croton Avenue in the Office of the Town Clerk or in the Supervisor's Office. Please return completed applications to Maddi Zachacz in the Supervisor's Office at 16 Croton Avenue before Friday, May 6th at 4PM.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and, for all those who celebrate, I hope you and your family are having a happy Passover.
This past Tuesday night, the Town Board hosted a Town Hall Meeting at the Ossining Public Library to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about the Town-wide revaluation. Our Town Assessor, Fernando Gonzalez, along with representatives from Tyler Technologies, Michael Haberman Associates, and John Wolham from the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services prepared a document answering those FAQs, and also were on hand at the meeting to address written questions from the audience. It was a productive meeting, and we were able to answer the lion’s share of questions for those who attended. If you didn’t get a chance to join us and want to know what was discussed, you can watch the video on our Youtube channel.
We started working with our new software company, MUNIS, earlier this week. The Village of Ossining is spearheading this project, and we anticipate having some of the more important modules online before year’s end. We are also working with the Village on a new phone system for 16 Croton Avenue, the Police Building/Town Court, and the Community Center. We are looking forward to making communication easier for our staff and make it easier for our residents to reach us.
This will be the last time we announce that on April 30th, the Town will disconnect the 762-6007 number that is connected to the old Police Station at 507 North State Road. If you have a non-emergency concern to report to the Ossining police, you must call them directly at (914) 941-4099. As always, emergencies should be reported to 911. Please share this information with your neighbors who may not be subscribed to our email list.
We are happy to have such engaged residents, especially when you hear about something strange. We got a call from a resident in Kemey’s Cove about a woman who had come to her house and introduced herself as a representative of Liberty Power, and claimed that as the new energy supplier for Ossining, she would need to see the resident’s Con Edison bill. We want to be clear—Liberty Power is not the vendor for our CCA program, and they should not be asking you for any documents. We announced this at our meeting this past Tuesday, but please keep an eye out and share this with your friends and neighbors. Our CCA vendor is Con Edison Solutions, and no one will be coming to your door to ask you about anything. (Does CCA not sound familiar to you? Take a look at WestchesterPower.org for more information, or to find out how to opt in if you are interested in getting a great price for green energy supply.)
We also heard about some folks going door to door asking for money to be transferred to a bank account to help earthquake victims in Ecuador. There are many ways to help families in Ecuador who have been impacted by this tragedy, but please confirm the legitimacy of the organization to whom you donate, and please do not send money to a bank account.
In happier news, Westchester Magazine's Healthcare Heroes for 2016 were announced today, and we are so proud to work with not just one, but TWO of these wellness rockstars. Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO of our very own Open Door Family Medical Center, and Dr. J. Robert Seebacher, Chair of our Mid-Hudson Ambulance District Oversight Committee, will be presented with this distinguished honor on May 19th. Just last year, OVAC Captain Nick Franzoso was also honored with this prestigious award. We are so very proud to call these folks colleagues, neighbors, and friends-- Ossining is fortunate to have such brilliant minds and tremendous advocates for our well-being. Congratulations!
As temperatures are rising, we are getting closer to many exciting Ossining events, some annual and some that we are planning for the first time. Earth Day was a fantastic kick-off to the Spring and Summer activities: we had a record breaking crowd, and some may say record breaking weather! We owe a big thank you to Suzie Ross, Green Ossining, our staff from the Town and Village, and of course, our attending residents, all of whom made this day so very special.
Stash the Trash has become one of the more popular community service events in Ossining, and it starts today! We are doing things a bit differently this year—instead of one day of going out in teams, this year’s Stash the Trash will go through Saturday, May 7th. Head to the Community Center Monday through Saturday and pick up your gloves, bag, safety vest and instructions from the front desk, and don’t forget to let us know how you did! We love getting photos of teams working together and the huge bags of trash they collect. Who knows? Your picture may be featured on the Town website- Smile!
Next weekend, on Saturday, April 30th, the Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy will be holding a gravestone cleaning at Historic Dale Cemetery between 9AM and noon—no experience is required, just the desire to add beauty to a unique Ossining place and the willingness to get a little dirty. Water and snacks will be provided, along with an OHCC t-shirt for those who volunteer. Also on April 30th, the Ossining Historical Society will be hosting their annual Historic Homes Tour. This event is not to be missed, but today is the last day to buy tickets. See the flyer below for more information.
Next up? Ossining’s first Health and Wellness Day, which also marks the kickoff of Mind, Body, Spirit Ossining, on May 7th at Louis Engel Park-- that's a celebration of our parks and our physical fitness businesses in town who will give you a taste of what they offer for an hour each weekend at one of our parks and outdoor public spaces. Take advantage of all that our Town and Villages have to offer! Also that day is the 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep: follow this link to register. http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/events/rvk-events/5th-annual-riverkeeper-sweep/
Also on May 7th is "I Love My Parks" Day between 9:30AM and 3PM at the Old Croton Aqueduct Historic Park. Help improve the Aqueduct Trail by cutting down vines, removing invasive plants and picking up trash. Visit http://nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=96-15604.0 for more details.
After that, it is only a few short weeks until the Ossining Village Fair on Saturday, June 11th, and everyone’s favorite, the Independence Day Fireworks on Thursday, June . As in years past, this will also be the first performance of the Summer Concert Series, and we are anticipating a great crowd. KJ Denhert and her band will be kicking off the season, and we are looking forward to a night of incredible music, food and fun with friends and family.
Now that we have you considering our parks as part of your warm-weather entertainment, I invite you to fill out our Town Parks survey and be entered to win a $100 gift card to either The Boathouse or Pine and Oak. We are only accepting entries until Monday, May 2nd, so don’t miss out on this great chance to tell us how we can make our amazing parks someplace you will want to spend even more time.
The Town will be having a short Work Session before the Board Meeting this coming Tuesday (April 26th), so please join us at the Court House at 7:00PM or tune in live. Until then, here are a few more events going on in Ossining this week. I hope the weather cooperates!
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016: Work Session at 7PM, Board Meeting at 7:30PM
Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility
86-88 Spring Street, Ossining NY 10562
Work Session, 7PM: Mortgage Recording Tax Re-Distribution
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.
At our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, we provided a handout listing some Frequently Asked Questions about the Town-wide revaulation, along with answers to those questions from our Town Assessor, Tyler Technologies, Michael Haberman Associates, and the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services. That document can be found here.
Additionally, on the "Publications" tab under Assessor, you can find more readings, Powerpoints and handouts that we have posted throughout this process. You can also find them by clicking here. Our Receiver of Taxes, Gloria Fried, has produced a Consolidated Rate Sheet to help you better predict your tax impact: you can find that here, or on the "Publications" tab under Tax Receiver.
If you weren't able to join us on Tuesday evening, the video of the meeting is available to view on our Youtube page. Please take a look. Still have questions? Check out the Consortium website at http://mmrc.tylertech.com.
For those who do attend, we will have index cards on which you can write your questions, which will be answered by Town Assessor Fernando Gonzalez and the representatives from Tyler, Haberman and ORPTS.
Finally, please note that we will begin this meeting at 7:00PM, in recognition of the fact that there will likely be many questions asked of our presenters and we need to be out of the building no later than 9:00PM.