A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:30 P.M. at the
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
Parth Knolls, LLC, 87 Hawkes Ave., Construction Sequence Review
Butler Subdivision, 2 Hillcrest Dr., Briarcliff 2 Lot Subdivision
Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for May 17th.
I am heading to Teatown's PlantFest for First Picks-- this event is going on tonight until 7PM; the $20 admission buys you first dibs on the incredible selection of plants, along with some small bites from Rivermarket Kitchen, local craft beer and wine. Not able to attend tonight? Be sure not to miss it tomorrow from 9AM to 3PM, admission is free! Before I leave for PlantFest, I want to share some information with you about what we've been up to this week, and what lies ahead in Ossining in the coming days.
May is the fifth month of the Ossining Basics Program, a collective impact campaign aimed at getting children aged 0-3 as ready to learn as possible. and this month's principle is "Read and Discuss Books." This week I attended a meeting to discuss how to promote this principle throughout Ossining. Encouraging parents to engage in behavior s that promote literacy for our youngest community members is essential a child's growth and development, and one of the best ways to do this is to read and discuss books with our young children, grandchildren, family members, and neighbors. Check out this video for more information about this priniciple, and take a trip to the Ossining Public Library for books to share with the children in your life. The Ossining Basics program has highlighted the importance of community support to raising the next generation, and ensuring their future success in school. Thank you to Ossining Schools' Superintendent Ray Sanchez and Carrieann Sipos, Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning, for spearheading this campaign. There will be an end of year Ossining Basics celebration on Friday, June 16th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Louis Engel Park. All families are invited, and there will be music, raffles, prizes, games, books, and so much more. Pack up a picnic dinner for your family, and join in the fun at the riverfront!
Also, please don't forget to vote in the 2017-2018 Ossining School District and Ossining Public Library Budget Vote/ Board of Education and Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees Election on Tuesday, May 16th. The vote will be held in the Ossining High School Gym between 7AM and 9PM. Also, for residents of the Village of Briarcliff Manor, the Briarcliff School District Budget Vote is also on Tuesday, May 16th, and will be held in the cafeteria at the Todd School.
Town Board Work Session & Special Meeting
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017- 7:30PM
16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor Board Room
Ossining NY 10562
- Review of Zoning Law- David Stolman of F.P. Clark and Ching Wah Chin, Town Planning Board Chair
- Presentation on Town Court- Justices Nancy Quinn Koba, Michael Tawil, and Mark Reisman
- Spray Park Update- Paul Fraioli, Town Engineer and Andy Tiess, Water Superintendent
- Resolution Supporting Community Inclusivity- Discussion
- Auctions Update- Gloria Fried, Receiver of Taxes
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.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision Channel 78 and Verizon Channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings, or stream them LIVE here.
Town Board Meeting
Monday, May 8th, 2017- 4PM
Town/Village Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
The Board will adjourn into Executive Session for Personnel.
Boy, what a dreary day. I don't know about you, but I have spent an awful lot of time this week longing for summer-- less than 2 months from today, we will be down at Louis Engel Park enjoying the Independence Day Fireworks Show (on Monday, July 3rd!) We have been working with the Ossining Arts Project to choose the line-up for our Summer Concert Series this year, which kicks off at the Fireworks show each year, and we hope to release that list next week. I can promise, you will not be disappointed!
This week started with a meeting in New Paltz, where the Department of State discussed with us the plan passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor as part of the State Budget bill to have counties take the lead on coordinating more sharing of services between municipalities. The good news is there is some matching money if we are able to figure out how to proceed, and we do have some plans brewing locally. The bad news is that the State has not made it easier for municipalities to benefit from State services for sharing. As you probably know, the Town of Ossining is truly ahead of the curve in this regard and has, for many years, made an earnest effort to share services and find efficiencies wherever possible, as have many of our neighboring municipalities. Whether or not the State mandates that we do so, we will continue to seek out opportunities for savings whenever it is sensible and feasible, and I will be sure to fill you in when I hear more information about how this program will unfold.
And Tuesday? Well, Tuesday was the big day-- our first electric car arrived to be part of the Town of Ossining fleet! As you may recall, we have been working with Ron Kamen and Sustainable Westchester for the past several months to put together some grant funding and incentives to take this step, and after a lot of paperwork, phone calls and trips to the DMV, she has finally arrived.