A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
7:30 P.M. at the
John Paul Rodrigues
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562A
- Butler Subdivision, 2 Hillcrest Drive (Briarcliff), 3 Lot Subdivision- PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED
Before I get started, I want to remind everyone that tonight, many of our friends and neighbors will be joining together in a demonstration of unity at Market Square. I am proud of Ossining-- while sometimes we disagree, we also collectively realize that we are all in this together, and that crafting a better, brighter world is our responsibility. I hope you will join me and my colleagues, along with our community and religious leaders, to share a positive and hopeful message this evening.
We have a packed agenda for this coming Tuesday's Special Meeting and Work Session, which will take place at 7:30PM at 16 Croton Avenue. We will start with several public hearings, the first of which will be a continuation of our Public Hearing on Local Law #1 of 2017, which proposes zoning changes in the Unincorporated Area of the Town-- there is an updated draft that you can find here. We will also open a public hearing on pdf Local Law #2 of 2017 (8 KB) , which would extend our development moratorium by several weeks so that we can finish the important work described in Local Law #1. We also have two cabaret license renewals who will enter the Public Hearing process: Maya Riviera and Westchester Ballroom, both on North State Road.
February 7th, 2017- 7:30PM
2-7-2017 Special Meeting Agenda (Updated 2/7)
1) Discussion of Changes to Local Law #1 of 2017
2) Changes to Fee Schedule: Alarm Fines and Certificates of Occupancy- Chief Kevin Sylvester, Building Inspector John Hamilton, Superintendent of Highways Michael G. O'Connor
3) Pavilion and Picnic Area Rental Application- Recreation Superintendent Chris Soi and Parks Foreman Mario Velardo
4) 2017 Capital Borrow- Recreation Superintendent Chris Soi, Parks Foreman Mario Velardo and Town Comptroller Thomas Warren
5) 2017 Village Water Lien Addition to Town Tax Bills- Town Comptroller Thomas Warren
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.
Although the weather outside was frightful (special thanks to the Town crew and the Village DPW for making sure the parking lot at 16 Croton was thoroughly salted!), our Town Board met on Tuesday night for a Special Meeting and Work Session, which included the continuance of the Public Hearing on Local Law #1 of 2017. Our Planning Consulant David Stolman walked us through a pdf presentation (1.44 MB) that clearly outlined the proposed changes contained in the law. After a few short resolutions, we moved into a Work Session to discuss the comments entered into the Public Hearing record thus far, and gave Mr. Stolman a bit of direction as to how we intend to proceed. As the Town Board will not be meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 7th, where we will begin with a Special Meeting to continue this Public Hearing with some new information from Mr. Stolman.
We will also hold several other Public Hearings that night, including two Cabaret license renewals (one at Maya Riviera and one at Ballroom Studio of Westchester, both on North State Road), and on proposed Local Law #2, which would extend the development moratorium in order to allow for completion of the dialogue related to Local Law #1 as described earlier. Once we move into Work Session, we will have several department heads join us for a discussion of Alarm Billing in the Town of Ossining, and our Building Inspector will discuss some fee schedule items related to Certificates of Occupancy. Next, Recreation Superintendent Chris Soi and Town Parks Foreman Mario Velardo will speak with us about some questions from the Board on the new Pavilion and Picnic Area Rental application, and will stay to discuss the 2017 Capital Project for our open spaces. It is sure to be a jam packed meeting, so I hope you will join us at 16 Croton Avenue or tune in live to hear what we've been working on lately.
We have been informed by the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management that the lower Hudson Valley is expected to see between 2 and 3 inches of rain and icy conditions later today, accompanied by high winds. There will also be a chance of localized flooding and the potential for coastal flooding, especially during high tide.
Please do your best to stay off the roads as much as possible this evening, as conditions are expected to be at their worst during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Additionally, please be sure to take all your regular storm precautions (charging cell phones, having flashlights and extra batteries nearby, avoid downed power lines), as this sort of weather often brings power outages.
In the event that you do lose power, please dial 1-800-75-CONED to report the outage, or use Con Ed’s app on your smart phone; you can also text REG to OUTAGE (688243) to get signed up for text notifications, but be sure to have your account number handy in order to complete the registration. You should also use this number (1-800-75-CONED) to report any downed poles or wires. Finally, be sure to check on elderly neighbors and friends and, if necessary, help them prepare for the bad weather too.
Stay safe, everyone!