Supervisor - Dana Levenberg

Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
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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, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm due to COVID restrictions.

 


Supervisor's Update- November 8th, 2019

Happy almost weekend, everyone!

 

 

First things first. I want to acknowledge all of the community who came out to vote in this year’s election, whether via our newly inaugurated early voting process or to your regularly polling places yesterday. In this off, off year election with no celebrity seats at the top of the ticket, it isn’t always easy to get people motivated to vote. This year, we did get out a little over 4,000 voters to the polls of which approximately 900 were early voters. In coming years we anticipate that by making it more convenient for people to vote, we will see higher totals—at least we can hope! I would like to thank the community for coming out to support me for another two years in office. As many of you know by now, the three propositions to enact Local Laws 4, 5 and 6 of 2019 did not pass.  I was disappointed by this outcome which was put forth to the community to save money, professionalize and modernize offices and offer a better customer experience when people pay taxes, use clerk services or have their roadways managed. Because this was a ballot initiative, the board and I had to be careful how we communicated with the public on these issues.  We could explain why we put them forth to the public, but really could not take on the misinformation campaign and tactics used to convince people they were somehow being put forth for other reasons.  I believe this “no” vote will ultimately work against the best interests of the taxpayers of Ossining. However I can assure you, we will continue to work hard to find ways to save money in areas where we are not hamstrung by laws that were put into place hundreds of years ago. I am very much looking forward to partnering with our residents and the Board as we move forward, (and offer congratulations to my colleagues Councilwoman Liz Feldman and Greg Meyer!), to continue to make our Ossining an even more wonderful place to live, work, play and enjoy.

 

And we only took a short break for Election Day.  Otherwise, we have been hard at work this week on a variety of exciting projects, so let's get to it!

 

 

First and foremost, the 2020 Tentative Budget was received by the Town Clerk on Wednesday of last week, and the Board Members received their copies this week. All budget material is posted online and can be found here.  So, what are the next steps? On Tuesday, November 19th, our Budget Director Maddi Zachacz will be making a short presentation of the proposed budget at our Work Session.  Then, we will be meeting with Department Heads on Wednesday, November 20th between 11AM and 2PM, and then again on Friday, November 22nd between 12PM and 5PM-- these meetings will be held on the 3rd Floor of 16 Croton and will be open to the public. The public hearing on the 2020 Budget will be held on the evening of Tuesday, November 26th at our Legislative Session, with plans to adopt the budget with any Board revisions at the December 10th Legislative Session. We look forward to hearing your feedback! Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if anything comes to mind prior to the Public Hearing and we will do our best to get you an answer right away.

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- November 8th, 2019

Supervisor's Update - November 1st, 2019

First of all, I would like to address the upsetting incident that occurred at Ossining High School this week.  I learned yesterday that symbols of hate, including a swastika and a racial slur, appeared in Ossining High School. We have a community that works every day to celebrate all that we share, but also the differences that make our world that much more interesting and rich. In Ossining, all our many cultures, religions, skin colors, languages and choices make us the desirable place to live that we are. Our schools, more than anyone, always showcase this diversity in the most incredible way each and every day, making this horrific anomaly even that much more troubling -- and it is an anomaly, in Ossining.  These types of symbols have not appeared in our schools in any time recently in our collective memories. 

 

As a child of a Holocaust survivor, I know what these symbols represent--in my case the loss of my great grandfather who was herded like cattle to a concentration camp where he met his death, simply because of how he worshiped. These symbols and others like them are triggers that hold so much meaning for the people who have been directly impacted by hate crimes. They are not funny, they are not edgy or cool. They represent the worst of humanity. We need everyone in our community to continue to work together, as we already do, to help stop this madness of propagating symbols and messages of hate in and around our communities. We will not tolerate this behavior. We must come together to put an end to it and instead to get the word out that all are welcome here. To that end, the Town had already committed to set up a task force in partnership with the Village of Ossining and other stakeholder groups like the NAACP and houses of worship focused on educating our entire community (beyond the school district) about these symbols and their impacts in an ongoing fashion. Today, we gathered together for a press conference to re-affirm our commitment to addressing how we can work together against these symbols of hate appearing in our community.  We will be announcing more details about this group in the coming weeks. 

 

The Ossining Police are continuing to work closely with the Ossining Schools to fully investigate this incident.  If you have information that might be helpful to their investigation, please contact the Ossining Police at (914) 941-4099.  As always, calls to the police can be anonymous. 

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update - November 1st, 2019

Supervisor's Update - October 25th, 2019

The fun continues tonight with the last weekend of Forest O'Fears: The Haunting at Cedar Lane!  Grab your tickets now for the last two nights of Halloween fun, including the infamous Haunted House and Trail of Horror with field games for the whole family, tonight and tomorrow night, October 25th and 26th.  There will also be tasty treats courtesy of some local food vendors -- this weekend, we will be joined by Road Grub, Sloppie Joe's, Homestyle Bakery (donuts and cider are key to a successful Halloween experience), Salsa Fresca and Sing Sing Kill Brewery, who will be serving locally brewed suds for the 21+ crowd.  The mostly volunteer team behind this production has been hard at work to put on an excellent event.  All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the event this year will go to the SPCA of Westchester, so don't miss the opportunity to support a local non-profit while enjoying a spooky October evening with family and friends at Cedar Lane Park.

 

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update - October 25th, 2019

Supervisor's Update- October 18th, 2019

The big day has arrived! Tonight is the first of four nights for the 2019 Forest O'Fears: The Haunting at Cedar LaneGrab your tickets now for four nights of Halloween fun, including the infamous Haunted House and Trail of Horror both weekends, with field games for the whole family, next weekend, October 25th and 26th.  There will also be tasty treats courtesy of some local food vendors on both weekends-- this weekend, we will be joined by Road Grub, Sloppie Joe's and Homestyle Bakery (donuts and cider are key to a successful Halloween experience). Then next weekend, all those vendors will return, PLUS Salsa Fresca and Sing Sing Kill Brewery, who will be serving locally brewed suds for the 21+ crowd.  The mostly volunteer team behind this production has been hard at work to put on an excellent event -- I can't wait to see all they have in store for this year!  All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the event this year will go to the SPCA of Westchester, so don't miss the opportunity to support a local non-profit while enjoying a spooky October evening at Cedar Lane Park.

 

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- October 18th, 2019

Supervisor's Update- October 11th, 2019

The month of October is traditionally one of our busiest, and this week, we did not stop moving!

 

Out on the road, our Highway Department has been hard at work preparing for the paving at Haymount Terrace and Studio Hill Road.

 

Using our annual bidder for paving, our Highway Superintendent worked closely with our Engineering Team to make sure that all issues were addressed, including some specific drainage concerns and plans to restripe once the job has been completed.

 

We do not yet know when the contractor will be starting the actual paving, but it should go quickly now that our guys have it all ready. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

 

Read more: Supervisor's Update- October 11th, 2019

Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor: Dana Levenberg - phone (914) 762-6001 - fax (914) 762-0833

Council Members: Elizabeth Feldman, Gregory G. Meyer, Jackie Shaw, Northern Wilcher Jr.