- Last Updated: 23 January 2017 23 January 2017
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!
- Last Updated: 24 January 2017 24 January 2017
This has been another short week in the Town of Ossining, as our employees enjoyed a long weekend in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. It was wonderful to hear from so many of you who participated in the National Day of Service and contributed to making our community, and our world, a brighter place.
The Town Board held our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at the Ossining Public Library, where we hosted Samantha Epstein from the Hudson Valley Sloop Clearwater, who introduced us to the Watercraft Inspection Steward program. This initiative is meant to prevent the spread of invasive species, specifically the aquatic plant hydrilla, from entering the Hudson River and surrounding waterways by installing a steward at our boat ramp and beach to inspect boats entering and leaving the river. The Stewards will also be able to speak with boaters and raise awareness of the potential for invasive species “hitchhikers." 2017 will be the third year that this program will run in our area, and for the first time, Ossining has been chosen to participate. The Town Board is pleased to introduce this program to the Ossining waterfront for the 2017, and has added a resolution to our next agenda to formally agree to proceed. If you are interested in learning about the origins of the program or the invasive species problem in the Hudson Valley, you can view Samantha’s presentation here (begins around the 5:15 mark).
Town Board Regular Meeting/ Public Hearing and Work Session- Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 16 Croton Avenue
- Last Updated: 29 March 2017 29 March 2017
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: 20 January 2017 20 January 2017
The Town Hall Meeting will be mainly dedicated to the continuation of the Public Hearing I mentioned above, but we will start with a short Work Session to include a presentation from Samantha Epstein from Clearwater, who will provide a brief introduction to the Watercraft Inspection Steward Program. As we have discussed before, the widespread infiltration of the invasive species hydrilla in the Croton River has raised concerns about the protection of our local water bodies, and Clearwater is prepared to offer a program to inspect boats before they enter the water, free of charge to the Town and to boaters. I am hopeful that the Town Board will support this initiative and that Clearwater will join us on the Ossining waterfront this summer.