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: 01 April 2019 01 April 2019
One surefire sign that warmer days are on the way... the dock at Engel Park has been installed! Our Parks crew got it ready to go this afternoon-- despite the drizzly, cold weather, it lifted our spirits to see this photo come in.
Before we get into the fun stuff, here is a bit of info from the Ossining Police Department about some issues out on Route 134 that may affect your evening plans:
"Route 134 is closed between Allapartus Road and Minkel Road due to a downed utility pole w/wires in the roadway. Con Ed on scene. Repairs are underway and are expected to continue into the evening. Some intermittent power outages may be experienced by residents in the immediate area. For your safety and convenience, please observe posted traffic restrictions and use an alternate route."
This was a bittersweet week for the Town of Ossining, as we said "See ya later" to one of the employees who has been with us the longest. Matteo Velardo, who became the Highway Foreman in 2018, has been with the Town since 1994 and is well-known as the backbone of the Town Highway Department. Matteo is a quiet guy, but his work speaks for itself. An expert mason, there are very few problems that Matteo can't solve, and throughout his decades here, he has been asked to solve more than a few. On Tuesday, Michael G. O'Connor organized a luncheon for us to thank Matteo and his family for his service to the Town-- my office was joined by (of course) the entire Highway Department, Parks Department, Cemetery crew, our Engineering team, and even a few residents and retirees.
- Last Updated: 28 March 2019 28 March 2019
We started Spring this week, although you may not know it by stepping outside today! It's pretty cold and blustery out there (and it may flurry tonight?), but we know warmer days are just around the corner.
Last Friday, I attended the NY Metro InfraGard Active Shooter Discussion Panel. The discussion was thought provoking and, unfortunately, timely. Shout out to Virginia Benedict for bringing many of us together for this important conversation, and for many of our first responders and community leaders for attending.
Then on Saturday, I had the opportunity to join the Ossining Girl Scouts as they packed donated books to be shared with some of Ossining's pre-k and daycare programs for low-income families. As part of their partnership with United Way, the Ossining Girl Scouts aimed to collect 1,000 books. They outdid themselves and surpassed their goal by collecting well over 2,500 books for children in need. Way to go Ossining Girl Scouts!
- Last Updated: 17 July 2019 17 July 2019
It is really starting to feel like spring this week -- we are only a few days away! At last Tuesday's meeting, the Ossining High School Environmental Club got us excited for some warmer weather with their presentation on how we should open the Louis Engel Park Beach up to swimming. Thank you to Mr. Carlucci and his students Andrea, Brendan, and Brandon for their hard work in assessing the water quality at the site and the importance of improving access to the Hudson. We are still waiting to hear on some grant funds to complete a Master Park Plan for Louis Engel Park and opening the beach to swimming will certainly be a priority in that process. We are also hoping for some CDBG funds to help with implementation and make the Ossining waterfront a destination on the Hudson for all types of water recreation.
Last night, I attended a training held by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation with Sandy Anelli from our Building Department and Ching Wah Chin and Jim Bossinas from our Planning Board.
As a member of WMPF, I attended this training focused on the SEQRA process to learn about any recent changes or improvements to this process and how it can help to protect our environment. Planning Board members are required to receive training each year and it was great to see the Town of Ossining represented well at this event.
- Last Updated: 11 March 2019 11 March 2019
March sure does come in like a lion! We started the week with a one-hour delay due to a good eight inches of snowfall coming off of the weekend. Since this may be our last round of snow for the reason, I felt compelled to make this.
However, there is always work to be done, and we hit the ground running!
This Tuesday, we had a packed house at the Ossining Public Library to discuss the Homestead study undertaken by the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz for the Town of Ossining. This was a more in-depth look at the impacts that adopting Homestead could have on the Town of Ossining specifically, whereas past studies have looked at other parts of the state that some have challenged do not accurately reflect the NY-Metro area.
At this time, the Town Board has no plans to take any further action. We will continue to receive feedback and work with our State and County counterparts to examine what, if any, of the recommendations from the report of the public might be realistic considerations for them.
- Last Updated: 04 March 2019 04 March 2019
We were caught a little off guard by that snowstorm this morning, were you? Special thanks to the Town and Village staff for getting the roads clear before most of us started our daily commute. Unfortunately, there is more snow on the way-- we are hearing a few more inches overnight into tomorrow morning and throughout the day tomorrow, as well as flurries throughout Sunday and maybe even a little more into Monday. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there will be enough accumulation to make any kind of respectable snowman, but we shall see. It's been a bad winter for snowmen.
We have been busy this week-- the Town Board met on Tuesday evening and we were joined by several special guests. Our Town/Village Engineer Paul Fraioli and Water Superintendent Andy Tiess were joined by James Natarelli from AI Engineers, Inc. (formerly Dolph Rotfeld Engineering P.C.) to share an update on the planning progress for the McCarthy Drive restoration.
This is going to be a large project-- not only does the road need to be effectively torn out and rebuilt, but also widened, and there is extensive utility work that needs to happen underneath the road. The Village of Ossining will be replacing the water main there, and there is coordination that needs to happen with other utilities as well. As this process has gotten underway, we have heard from many residents of McCarthy, as well of residents of the surrounding streets, that there are major drainage issues in the neighborhood related to storm water runoff, and our engineering team has been working to come up with solutions to these issues that could be part of the road improvement to the best of our ability. Many residents came to the meeting to hear from the engineers and offer feedback and insight on the proposed solutions, and we will continue to keep the community updated as we get closer to breaking ground this summer. Thanks to Paul, Andy and James for putting together such a comprehensive presentation for the Board-- if you missed it, you can check out the Youtube video here-- start around the 36 minute mark.