Village Manager’s Friday Report
9 February 2018
From the Village Manager:
Noise Ordinance. The opening hearing covering the Noise Ordinance was held on Wednesday, 7 February 2018. By prior agreement and BOT policy, the hearing will be carried over to the 21 February session: 8:00 PM. It is anticipated that a third session will be set for 7 March. Written comments to the VM are encouraged and will be placed on the record. The ordinance is available with an updated the summary comparative sheet, go to: http://briarcliffmanorny.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/BriarcliffManorNY_Clerk/Pending/ then look for the published draft ordinance and a revised summary/comparative of the old to the new provisions.
Con Ed Work. Repeating … work on their residential gas main maintenance program continues as does their tree trimming throughout VBM. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Route 9A X North State Road Intersection / Horsechestnut Road. Delays on the Route 9A intersection site continue while activity on Horsechestnut Road has resumed.
Upcoming Reports and information regarding the restart of road construction/paving for the project sector of Pleasantville Road from Law Park to the BM High School and Middle School including the replacement of the Pocantico River Bridge is in the offing. I should have updates for you next week.
From our Village Departments
From the Department of Public Works (DPW). Basically the continued break in the Winter weather pattern (less precipitation but not the cold temperatures) is enabling us to run around cleaning, clearing and otherwise catching up on the Winter season’s damage so far. We note that current forecasts are for cloudy (maybe some rain) but above freezing temperatures for the next several days.
From the Library and Community Center. Actual repairs and restoration work has begun and will continues for at least the next 2 weeks (you know like you see in the movies where the contractor says “2 weeks”). However, the Reading Room, circulation desk and the upstairs of the Library will continue to be open for the public with complete access to the computers, collection and quiet study areas. Lastly, because of the expanse of work, we really cannot commit to fixed or firm dates … so again we ask that you confirm all activities and programs in the event that delays or postponements may have to occur to facilitate the work.
- TAB Movie Night: Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13) for 9th - 12th graders only Tonight at 7:00 PM. High school age teens are invited to a movie night hosted by the library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Watch the movie on our big screen and enjoy some free snacks too. No registration is necessary. This showing is in the Crandall Room of the Library.
- Chess (3rd – 6th graders). Tuesdays at 4:30 – 5:30 PM until 6 March (note: no meeting on 20 February). Children get together to play chess with other kids who love the game in this casual chess club. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at email@example.com
- Baby Storytime & Fun for Ones (and young 2s … babies and toddlers up to 30 months with caregivers). Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Our younger baby storytime and our toddler storytime are combined to meet at 10:30 am until further notice. Come to sing, dance and read with your little one. No registration is required.
- Preschool Storytime & Science (almost 3s – 5 year olds with caregivers). Mondays at 3:00 PM till 26 February (there is no meeting 19 February). Enjoy an interactive storytime: each meeting will conclude with a science experiment. Registration is required. Contact Amy Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. *Please note that this program will return to its regular scheduled time of Tuesdays at 2 pm when the children’s room is re-opened.
- Family Trivia Tournament on Sunday: 4 March, at 3:00 PM (New Date). Up to 5 family members can compete as a team against other families in a tournament/game show style event! Each family team needs to have at least one adult member and at least one child who is between the ages of 7 and 13. Some trivia questions will be intended for adults while some other questions may have the children at an advantage. Registration is required to compete. Email Amy Kaplan at email@example.com to register. You are welcome to come and watch only and no registration is required for audience members.
- Middle School Critics (6th through 8th graders). First Thursday of the month at Briarcliff Middle School (BMS) and Third Tuesday of the month at our Library. For dates, times and location please go to the Library website. Kids get together to write reviews of books, movies, music, apps and more. All reviews are compiled into a newsletter that is distributed at Briarcliff Middle School and is available in the Library and on our website. We have snacks at each meeting. Please note: registration is required.
- Movies: Friday Night & Saturday Afternoon. Dunkirk (PG-13) Tonight, at 7:00 PM and Saturday, 10 February, at 1:00 PM. This new-to-DVD film will be shown on our big screen on Friday with a repeat showing on Saturday. The movie is based on the withdrawal in late May 1940 to the French port city of Dunkirk, where some 400,000 Allied soldiers, including more than 200,000 members of the British army, were penned in by the Germans. The British, faced with the capture or possible annihilation of their troops, initiated a seemingly impossible rescue.~ You may bring your own snacks.
- Online Technology Training on Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 AM. Learn about the variety of online technology training tools including Lynda.com available for free through the Library and on the Internet. Registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the 941-7072.
- Sing Sing Prison: The Sparta Connection on Sunday, 11 February, at 2:00 PM. In this lively look at the first century of the iconic prison, Dana White tells the fascinating story of the Sparta section of Ossining’s role in Sing Sing’s rise. Its rocky banks provided the limestone quarried to build the cellblock and other structures. In the days before Frank Vanderlip’s extreme makeover of this now charming hamlet, Sparta was a seedy, crime-ridden district and the reputed center of drug and liquor smuggling into the penitentiary. It’s Sparta as you’ve never seen it. Dana White is a freelance writer and editor and has served as the Ossining Village Historian since 2015. This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society. Please understand that space is limited
and registration is recommended … questions should go to email@example.com or at 914-941-7072.
- Embracing Innovation And Integrated Marketing For Your Small Business on Thursday, 15 February, at 6:30 PM. With so many marketing tools available today, how do you know which ones to use to impact your sales? This unique presentation about integrated marketing covers websites, email marketing, AdWords, social media, direct mail, search engine optimization and other marketing tools.~ Learn which tools to use and how to combine them so they work together and drive business growth! David Fischer, CEO and founder of Solutions for Growth, will present the program and answer your questions.
- Adult Coloring continues on Mondays from 1:00-2:30 PM. Join our popular Adult Coloring Group! Coloring has been proven to enhance concentration, relieve stress and help reduce anxiety. Come and explore your artistic side, meet new people, and have some fun, all while listening to soft relaxing music. Colored pencils, gel pens and coloring sheets will be provided or you may bring your own. Drop-in, no registration or artistic skills required!~ This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department.
- Photographs of San Diego, California by Christine Bassett will be on display on the second floor of the Library until 28 February 2018.
- The 2018 Winter Program Brochure with our full listing of programs for adults, teens and children is now available on our website and in print at the Library. Please sign up for Library News at http://www.briarcliffmanor.org/subscriberlib and “like” our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/briarclifflibrary to find out about everything that’s happening at the Library.
From Recreation and Parks.
- With today’s warming trend and into the weekend, the Law Park Ice Rink remains closed. We will be watching to see what weather trends come up … just because the temperature may drop, instantaneous ice skating just does not automatically appear … so … your cooperation in keeping off the ice when the rink is closed and locked is appreciated.
- Applications for Summer Employment … repeating … are now being accepted at the Recreation Office for Day Camp and Pool positions. Returning employees do not need to re-apply … they will be contacted directly about their plans for the 2018 season. New applicants should visit the Recreation page of the Village website and click on the “Job Opportunities” link.
- Platform Tennis – Don’t forget to support the program and get your permits! Players are welcome and encouraged to purchase or renew their permits by calling the Recreation Office at 941-6560.
- The Recreation Winter Program Brochure is still available online. Visit the Recreation page of the Village website for information on all programs and seasonal offerings. Click on the “Winter Brochure” link to access a .pdf copy suitable for viewing, downloading and printing.
- If you are looking to stay informed with up to the minute information regarding Recreation Department programs and services, please make sure you subscribe to our “Recreation News” e-mail notification system available through the Village website. In addition to announcing new offerings, we use the system to keep you informed of such things as upcoming registration dates, deadlines, cancellation announcements and community special events. Simply visit the Village’s website at www.briarcliffmanor.org, access the Recreation page, and click on the “Subscribe to News”
link to register.
Mayor and Board of Trustees. The next BOT W/S and Trustees Meeting will be Wednesday, 21 February 2018: 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM, respectfully. All sessions will be at the WVJ Community Center.
Philip E. Zegarelli,
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