Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
The Supervisor's Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
- Last Updated: 07 May 2019 07 May 2019
The last we spoke, we were preparing for Ossining's 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Engel Park, and I'm pleased to share that despite the cool, damp weather, we had a very successful showing and a lot of fun!
Yes, believe it or don't, that sign was made in house just for this event, using driftwood and invasive vines, by our very own Town Parks Department. I can prove it to you!
Is there anything those dudes CAN'T DO???
- Last Updated: 29 April 2019 29 April 2019
The big day is almost here-- Ossining's 9th Annual Earth Day is coming your way tomorrow (Saturday, April 27th) and we are ready for you!
Our Town Parks staff has been spending a great deal of time at Engel Park this week to make sure we will be looking our best for the several thousand (!) eco-invested visitors we expect from all around the tri-state area. We are looking forward to a beautiful day of music, food, and friendship along the Hudson River, I do hope to see you there! Make sure to stop by the Town/Village booth next to our electric car charging station, where we will have a gallery demonstrating the "green" initiatives we have taken the past few years to lessen Ossining's dependence on fossil fuels and conserve our natural resources. Learn more about the vendors, the schedule, the best places to park, and more, here.
- Last Updated: 22 April 2019 22 April 2019
The weekend is almost upon us, and look at that sun shine! We had some really great weather this week, reminding us that Spring, in fact, has arrived!
Spring is a super busy time for our Building Inspector John Hamilton, who spends a lot of his day out in the field working on projects. As you probably know, we have lots going on in the Unincorporated area of Town, one of the most obvious being the Artis Memory Care Facility on North State Road. This project, which was before the Planning Board for quite some time, has been moving quickly on their construction.
Once complete, this building will be a memory care facility, housing seniors who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory loss. We feel fortunate to have such an important assisted living facility decide to make its home here in Ossining-- not only does this development add to the Town's overall assessment, it does so without adding school-aged children to our district, which helps to lower the tax burden for all residents.When I last spoke to the contractor, they were anticipating a 2020 opening.
- Last Updated: 18 April 2019 18 April 2019
This week is marked by one thing above all others, and that is the retirement of longtime Town Superintendent of Highways Michael G. O'Connor. Michael G's last day was yesterday, after serving in his current role since 2006, and before that, as a Town Board member since 1990. The Town Board recognized Michael G. on Tuesday night at our Board Meeting and presented him with a proclamation naming April 11th, 2019 as "Michael G. O'Connor Day" in the Town of Ossining.
We also had an awesome cake made for him, featuring one of our very own Highway trucks in "Municipal Orange."
- 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.