- Last Updated: 23 September 2016 23 September 2016
We have had a very exciting, albeit short, week in the Town of Ossining. The energy is high, as everyone is getting adjusted to new school schedules and has come back to work after vacations, well rested and ready to get to work for our residents.
Our Work Session on Tuesday was a productive one-- among other agenda items, we heard from our Superintendent of Highways, Michael G. O'Connor, who has recommended that the next road in our paving program should be Grandview Avenue. Grandview is just across Narragansett Avenue from Veteran's Park, and is split between the Town and Village. The Village has also committed to paving their half, and we are excited to share that this project will be done before winter using CHIPS and PaveNY monies. We are pleased to be able to get this work done for our residents, and are exploring what other roads in the Unincorporated Area should be next on the list. We also had a visit from our Planning Consultant, David Stolman of F.P. Clark, who is drafting a local law for the Board to consider that proposes a variety of zoning changes in certain neighborhoods throughout the Town. The analysis that led to this proposed law can be found here, and the draft local law, although a work in progress, can also be found here. We expect more progress on this in the coming weeks, and hope to hold a Public Hearing on the local law sometime in late September.
I also want to share that we had a meeting today with staff from LiveOnNY, with whom we are partnering on Organ Donor Enrollment Day, and they shared with us some incredible statistics. Did you know that New York State ranks #50 in the nation for organ donor enrollment? Did you know that out of 120,000 Americans waiting for organs, 10% are New Yorkers? It is up to us to encourage our family and friends to help turn this around. I hope you will join Team Ossining on October 6th, 2016 to help make New York and Ossining proud and get out and register. We will keep you posted with more information as we get closer to the big day, but check out EnrollmentDay.org for more information, and check out this great video to see the impact of last year's Enrollment Day.
As we speak, I am doing some calf stretches to prepare for one of my favorite Ossining events of the year, the Ossining Matters 5K 2M Run/Walk! I hope you will join me for this awesome community tradition and sweat for a good cause! You can still register at the Community Center tonight between 6PM and 8PM, and tomorrow morning between 7:30AM and 8:30AM.
- Last Updated: 09 September 2016 09 September 2016
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016- 7:30PM
Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility
86-88 Spring Street, Ossining NY 10562
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.
- Last Updated: 06 September 2016 06 September 2016
September 6th, 2016- 7:30PM
- Software Proposal from Michael Haberman Associates- Fernando Gonzalez
Highway Department Presentation: Upcoming Paving Projects – Michael G. O’Connor
Proposal from CPI-HR for Affordable Care Act Reporting - One Year Contract Extension
Tax Office Presentation: Delinquent Taxes and 2016 Foreclosure Auction Updates – Gloria Fried
Planning and Zoning Analysis Update – David Stolman, AICP, Frederick P. Clark Associates
- Last Updated: 23 September 2016 23 September 2016
I hope everyone has enjoyed the last few days of their summer holidays. Ossining students and teachers had some beautiful weather to welcome everyone back to a great school year. Briarcliff students start this Tuesday. Please remember to drive carefully, be mindful of crosswalks, and always stop for school buses.
Unfortunately, the weather is not to remain as pleasant. Tropical Storm Hermine which is currently impacting our neighbors to the south, may cause some trouble in this area for Labor Day weekend. Although it is expected that the storm will significantly weaken over land, Tropical Storm Hermine's track looks like it is heading our way, and could result in heavy rain and wind late Sunday night into Monday. If you plan on heading to the beach for Labor Day, please be cautious of rip currents and rough surf conditions as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. For the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, please visit their website. Con Edison is also making preparations to respond to any power outages as a result of the impending storm. To report downed power lines, outages, and check service restoration status, visit Con Edison's website or call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, please make sure to have your Con Edison account number available, and if possible, report whether your neighbors have also lost power. Con Edison also offers the following tips about being prepared in the event of a storm:
If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with your hands or any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.
Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
If your power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios are in working order. Make sure you have a supply of extra batteries.
Weather updates and news on restorations of electrical service can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
Next week, we get back into our normal Town Board meeting schedule, starting with Tuesday's Work Session. At this meeting, we will be joined by Highway Superintendent Michael G. O'Connor who will give a presentation on upcoming paving projects. Next, the Board will consider a one-year extension to our contract with CPI-HR, the company that handles the Town's Affordable Care Act reporting. Receiver of Taxes Gloria Fried will give a presentation with an update on the recent foreclosure auction and the operations of the Receiver's Office. Additionally, David Stolman, from F.P. Clark Associates, the Town's planning consultant, will also join us at Tuesday's meeting to discuss the local law he has been working on based on Planning and Zoning analysis. Finally, Tuesday's meeting will end with an executive session to receive advice of counsel and to discuss contracts.