Special Report from the Village Manager
4 January 2018
A few items of importance … continued …
This is REALLY the time to be home … and let our VBM DPW work force do their job.
Unfortunately, this storm is largely playing out as predicted. Schools are closed and while we have the VH and other areas up and running, we really ask that you stay at home and enjoy being (hopefully) comfortable in your own surroundings. Forecasts point to the storm running past 3:00 PM today and accumulations of 6+ (8?) inches. The blowing snow and winds thereafter will be causing drifting and the predictions are that a harder freeze will be coming into the weekend. Our DPW is out and keeping pace: it will be a long day into night because their work doesn’t end just because the snow did … that also means you should be pacing yourself. Don’t do crazy things. We ask that neighbors look out for your neighbors, especially our seniors, shut-ins or others in need of attention. Remember that
winter parking rules are in full effect. No parking on the VBM streets. How are we to properly plow the roads in front of your own homes?
We got our mail and are servicing calls and other business at VH for now. The Library/Community Center is open on a limited basis as we focus on Serv-Pro’s work in the clean-up and restoration of the facilities. Depending on the efforts into the weekend, we will better be able to let you know as to what Library and Recreation programs are back on line early next week. To jump start that process I have asked both the Library and Recreation Department to utilize their separate eee-mail sites to spread the word.
With all that I plan on closing VH at 11:00 AM today … opening at our usual time tomorrow.
Last night we had an emergency session of the M/BOT to enable us to accelerate the restoration and recovery of the Library and Community Center. The is a separate section of the General Municipal Law (GML) that enables us to work directly with our insurance adjuster, insurance carrier and Serv-Pro to move as quickly as possible. Naturally the Village Engineer and I will be overseeing all these efforts.
Stay warm and stay safe … the wind chills for tonight into tomorrow may be well below zero.
Philip E. Zegarelli,
Report 311B – 4 January 2018[copy text from your word processing document and paste it here]