Town Board Regular & Town Hall Meeting- Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at the Ossining Public Library, 7PM
Town Board Regular & Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562
The Town Board will begin with their pdf Regular Meeting (53 KB) at 7PM, where they will approve the pdf voucher detail report (99 KB) and attend to other pressing business. After the Regular Meeting, the Town Board will adjourn into the Town Hall Meeting portion of the evening, which will include a presentation from Gerald Benjamin and Thomas Cetrino of SUNY New Paltz, who will discuss the case study from the City of Kingston, where the Homestead tax option was implemented in 1989. John Wolham from the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services will also join us to discuss the potential implications of enacting Homestead.
However, assuming there is time after the meeting material has been discussed, the Town Board will be taking public comment (3 minutes per person, please) until 9:15PM at the latest.
Please remember the following:
- The meeting will begin at 7PM. 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.
Another whirlwind (and short!) week for the Town of Ossining!
First off, I want to thank Ossining residents for re-electing me to a second term as Town of Ossining Supervisor-- it is my great pleasure to serve our fantastic community and I am incredibly humbled by your continued support. I want to congratulate my Board colleagues, Deputy Supervisor Kim Jeffrey and Town Councilman Northern Wilcher, who both were elected to serve another 4-year term for our residents. I look forward to working with both of them again in 2018 and beyond.
I also want to congratulate all of our local winners, including Town Justice Nancy Quinn Koba, Village Trustee Quantel Bazemore and Trustee Elect Omar Herrera, Superintendent of Highways Michael G. O’Connor, County Legislator Catherine Borgia, and our County Executive Elect George Latimer. Thank you all for your selfless service to our community, and I look forward to achieving even more great things together. Also, my special thanks go to outgoing Village of Ossining Trustee Manuel Quezada for his six years of dedicated service to the Board of Trustees—you have done a fine job representing our residents, of which I am one. Finally, I would like to thank everyone that helped work during this year’s election, especially our Town Clerk Mary Ann Roberts and her staff, poll workers, and the many volunteers that helped throughout the election season to share information about the candidates running for elected office, resulting in great voter turnout in Ossining. Everyone’s hard work helps to further our democratic system so that we can continue to live in peace and democracy in the United States.
This has been another difficult week for our nation, especially for our fellow New Yorkers, as we received news of yet another act of senseless violence in our midst. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their family members. We cannot and will not be cowed by those who mean to do us harm, and we need to continue to live our best lives in a world that does, and always will, belong to the good guys.
As we come to the end of another week, I encourage everyone to check out some of the great events going on in Town this weekend, including some live music at First Village Coffee this evening. A warm cup of delicious coffee and some gentle tunes sound pretty good right about now.
Before I go into the other events coming up, I have a lot to share about what we've been up to in Ossining this week.
Town Board Special Meeting & Work Session
Tuesday, November 8th, 2017- 7:30PM
Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
2) Introductory Discussion: "Poop Scooper" Legislation
3) Introductory Discussion: Leaf Blower Legislation
4) Introductory Discussion: Notification Requirements for Demolition Permits
5) Renewal of Green Waste IMA with Village of Ossining
6) Update of PACE Financing Local Law
Executive Session: Personnel for a Specific Individual/ Advice of Counsel/ Contracts
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.
We have had a crazy week here in the Town of Ossining and the Forest O' Fears Haunted Hayride is beginning shortly, so I'll make this quick!
About one hour ago, Budget Officer Maddi Zachacz, Deputy Town Comptroller Dale Ferreira and I filed the Supervisor's (or Tentative) 2018 Budget with our Town Clerk, Mary Ann Roberts- and a few days early, at that!