- Last Updated: 02 May 2018 02 May 2018
Since the Ossining Police Department took over serving the Unincorporated Area in 2015, our residents and commercial property owners have made a fast friend of Kevin Sylvester, who at the time, was a Lieutenant in the OPD. When Chief Joseph Burton announced his retirement in mid-2015, Kevin was named as his successor by the Village Board of Trustees, and he has continued to be a tremendous asset to all of Ossining in this role.
Aside from being the consummate professional, the Chief (born and raised right here in Ossining) has dedicated himself to the community, and has demonstrated patience, reliability and integrity at every turn and especially in high-pressure situations. His willingness to communicate his enthusiasm for Ossining and for police work through all forms of social media is both unprecedented and widely-recognized (he has won the department accolades on that front as well), and I know I speak for my colleagues on the Town Board and for all of our Department Heads when I say that we are proud to have him as a co-worker and lucky to call him a friend.
Why all the gushing? Our Chief, the youngest police officer to be named Chief of Police in Westchester County, has been named one of the Business Council of Westchester's Rising Stars for 2018, part of this year's class of their "40 Under 40" business professionals. This is quite an honor, and a well deserved one at that. Please join us in congratulating Chief Kevin Sylvester on this incredible accomplishment-- all of Ossining is made stronger by your service.
- Last Updated: 01 May 2018 01 May 2018
Here's the good news-- today, (Tuesday, May 1st), the Cedar Lane Dog Park is getting new wood chips and a fence repair!
Here's the bad news-- the Cedar Lane Dog Park will be closed until about 5PM tonight.
Plan your walks and wags accordingly!
- Last Updated: 01 May 2018 01 May 2018
Town Hall Meeting & Special Meeting
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562
Town Hall Meeting Agenda:
1. Update from Town Historian Scott Craven
2. Update on Village Pier Extension at Hudson River Waterfront
Special Meeting Agenda (Revised 5/1)
Please remember the following:
- The meeting will begin at 7:30PM. If you plan to attend, please arrive early to ensure you have time to find parking.
- We must leave the Library by 9:15PM at the absolute latest. If you wish to address the Board and time runs out, please be prepared to submit your comment or question in writing and the Board will make sure your question is answered as soon as possible.
- If you cannot make this meeting, it will not be live-streamed (there is no ability to do this from the Library)-- the meeting will be recorded and posted to the Town's YouTube channel within 48 hours.
- Last Updated: 30 April 2018 30 April 2018
First off, a huge thank you to Suzie Ross and Green Ossining for putting together a spectacular event last Saturday with Green Ossining's 8th Annual Earth Day Festival. It was a beautiful day for gathering at the waterfront, and learning more about how we can all be a little more kind to the planet. I also want to thank our Town Parks Department and Foreman Mario Velardo for helping to bring us to the finish line so we could cut the ribbon on one of three new electric car charging stations in our parks. I hope everyone has a chance to check out this new infrastructure that was partially paid for by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and consider switching to an electric car, now that you can charge your car while you enjoy our beautiful Town parks!
Louis Engel Park got even more "green" today, as we celebrated Arbor Day by planting a new Red Oak tree to provide some more shade and other environmental benefits at our waterfront. We chose the planting location based on recommendations from the tree inventory that was recently completed by SavATree. The tree inventory was paid for by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Urban and Community Forestry grant program, and helped us learn more about Ossining's tree canopy and how we can help make it more sustainable. Thanks to our resident tree whisperer Donna Sharrett for her recommendation to choose a Red Oak tree, a species that is native to our area and tolerant of soils with high salt content along waterways like the Hudson. Donna pitched in with our parks staff and Foreman Mario Velardo to plant our new tree. The tree we planted was bare root, so although it looks tiny now, it is the right way to plant a new tree so with its root system in tact and ready to go. Also thanks to my colleagues on the Town Board, Jackie Shaw and Liz Feldman, Village Trustee Omar Herrera, EAC Chair Mitzi Elkes, Green Ossining Chair Suzie Ross, Town Highway Superintendent Michael G. O'Connor, and Emily Loughlin from Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's office for joining in to celebrate Arbor Day with us. This new red oak tree will grow big and strong, bringing immeasurable environmental benefits to Ossining residents for years to come. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."