- Last Updated: 07 April 2019 07 April 2019
The Tax Office has been busy this week with the first few days of tax collection for the 2019 Town/County Taxes which are due on Tuesday, April 30th! Our Receiver of Taxes Holly Perlowitz would like to remind everyone that you can pay your tax bill in the office during business hours (8:30AM-4:30PM), by dropping your payment in the dropbox at the Ossining Post Office, mailing your payment (please remember that payments are only considered timely with a valid US postmark of April 30th or earlier), or online at www.townofossining.com. Please be wary of using online bill pay with your bank to pay your taxes and if you do choose that option, allow ample time for your payment to get to us -- the date you request payment from your bank is NOT a valid US postmark! Banks often delay sending checks and typically use bulk mail without a postmark so your payment will not be considered timely if received after the April 30th deadline. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Tax Office at (914) 762-8790.
Our auditors from PKF O’Connor Davies have also been here all week and are just wrapping up, and we believe everything is looking pretty good. Our awesome finance department has been busily supplying them with all the documents they need, as have some of our other departments. Big thanks go to our Deputy Comptroller and Comptroller, Dale Ferreira and Tom Warren, as well as Town Budget Director Maddi Zachacz for making sure they could get any information or source material they required to complete our annual audit.
I started off the week learning about an opportunity made available to all member municipalities of Historic Hudson River Towns to have Ossining featured in a travel app that highlights tourist destinations in the Lower Hudson Valley. As visitors to the Hudson Valley travel through this beautiful region, they will have an app on their phones basically narrate a tour of some of the key historic landmarks and interesting locales up and down Route 9. Each community can select two locations to highlight, and we are working with the Village of Ossining to maximize our four collective sites. We will then tap Town Historian Scott Craven and Village Historian Dana White to help craft the narrative and encourage people to see some of the highlights of our community that is so rich in history. This program is being funded through a grant related to the new Tappan Zee/Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge project to encourage tourism in the Hudson Valley.
- Last Updated: 02 April 2019 02 April 2019
The Work Session of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining for scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019
has been CANCELED.
John Paul Rodrigues
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining NY 10562
- River Knoll Multi-Family Development, 40 Croton Dam Road, Review Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (pFEIS)
Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for April 3rd.
- Last Updated: 07 April 2019 07 April 2019
Town Board Special Meeting & Work Session
Tuesday, April 2nd 2019- 7:30PM
1st Floor Boardroom, 16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
- Cedar Lane Arts Center Proposal- Steve Worthy
- Open C-PACE Energy Financing Local Law: Recommended Local Law Changes- Sarah Smiley, Energize NY
- Homestead Study: Review of Feedback, Board Discussion
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.
- Last Updated: 01 April 2019 01 April 2019
One surefire sign that warmer days are on the way... the dock at Engel Park has been installed! Our Parks crew got it ready to go this afternoon-- despite the drizzly, cold weather, it lifted our spirits to see this photo come in.
Before we get into the fun stuff, here is a bit of info from the Ossining Police Department about some issues out on Route 134 that may affect your evening plans:
"Route 134 is closed between Allapartus Road and Minkel Road due to a downed utility pole w/wires in the roadway. Con Ed on scene. Repairs are underway and are expected to continue into the evening. Some intermittent power outages may be experienced by residents in the immediate area. For your safety and convenience, please observe posted traffic restrictions and use an alternate route."
This was a bittersweet week for the Town of Ossining, as we said "See ya later" to one of the employees who has been with us the longest. Matteo Velardo, who became the Highway Foreman in 2018, has been with the Town since 1994 and is well-known as the backbone of the Town Highway Department. Matteo is a quiet guy, but his work speaks for itself. An expert mason, there are very few problems that Matteo can't solve, and throughout his decades here, he has been asked to solve more than a few. On Tuesday, Michael G. O'Connor organized a luncheon for us to thank Matteo and his family for his service to the Town-- my office was joined by (of course) the entire Highway Department, Parks Department, Cemetery crew, our Engineering team, and even a few residents and retirees.