Village Manager’s Friday Report
1 June 2018
From the Village Manager.
Details, details, details … delays, delays and delays. Frustrating … but not surprising is that as the final components and details of various overlapping projects continue, delays have been mounting. Progress can be seen for sure but equally frustrating to everyone and especially to us.
Route 9A x North State Intersection. With the usual exceptions, we have targeted Monday, 4 June, starting as early as 7:00 A.M., the Village’s Contractor will commence with his asphalt milling (grinding down of the roadway) operation. This work includes the maneuvering of large construction equipment and trucks in the traveled roadways which =’s delays. The work will result
in intermediate lane closures causing traffic congestion and delays, and will continue throughout the entire day: we want to get this phase done in one day. Please follow the direction of flag persons. It is recommended that you seek alternate routes throughout this operation. Please be advised this operation will result in uneven, or otherwise rough road surfacing. You are to proceed with caution when traveling through this intersection. Think and plan ahead seeking alternate routes if possible. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pleasantville/Ingham Road Intersection. While progress is good, there will be lingering work continuing at this complex intersection. The signalization is yet to be set in place. Overall we are pushing the contractors and WC to complete this work (including milling down and repaving of Pleasantville Road) prior to the heavy work scheduled for the Pocantico River Bridge replacement.
Law Park Playground Update. Clearing and set-up work in the redesigned park to “receive” the new equipment is underway: foundation pads for the new equipment comes next. The equipment is on order and expected soon. Given the continued wet/cool weather, we have planted a series of dwarf ornamentals to give them a head start in growth. Target date to complete remains before Summer Camp opening. The park remains closed … that is, totally closed off from use. It is a construction site and we ask you to respect the commonsense need to stay off of and out of the area.
Quick Project Updates:
- Birrettella’s Corner completion. Frustration continues in the fuel tank removal.
- Pocantico River Bridge Replacement and Con Ed gas main work on Route 9A/100 overpass. Timetables have strict sequencing of events. We do believe that the heavy work of the bridge replacement will not begin until about the end of the school year. Of course this will cause other problems since all work in the riverbed must be complete by 30 September due to NYSDEC rules.
- Law Park Pond Dredging and Law Park Parking Lot Rehabilitation and Drainage Upgrades. I am looking to M/BOT approvals of the price held bids: work to commence post-Community Day.
Ron Jankowski - 92 Engine Memorial Fund. The 8th Annual Ron Jankowski “Father's Day” 5K Run/Walk through Briarcliff Manor will be held on Saturday, 16 June. The run starts at 8:00 AM at Law Park. To register please visit: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index.php?e=1098.
Village Department Reports
From the Finance Department and the Village Treasurer. The 2018/2019 tax bills have been mailed. Payments will be accepted on the following schedule without penalty: 1st installment 1 June 2018 – 2 July 2018; and, 2nd installment 1 December 2018 – 31 December 2018.
From our Village Clerk/Administration. Our Summer hours are now: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Thursday … but with Friday hours being 8:00 AM to a 12:00 PM (Noon) close.
From our DPW.
- Emergency repairs are being made as discovered: semi-annual flushing just about complete.
- Reminder: Leaves and grass clippings must be brown bagged and brush must be bundled and tied. Existing codes prevail.
- Especially due to this Spring’s cool and wet conditions, we are doing maintenance/field upkeep on a daily basis.
- Road repairs (especially catch basins) as well as asphalt and curbing repairs continue. In the near future we hope to have our annual CHiPs (road) paving projects laid out for the Summer and into the Fall.
From the Library and Community Center.
- A box full of shiny, new travel guides has just arrived in time for summer vacation! Please stop in to see what we have!
- The Library Friends group is looking for new members. The Friends sponsor the Library’s museum passes, which allow cardholders to visit popular museums free of charge, and much more. Please contact Janet Bashford at email@example.com for more information.
- School’s Out for Summer Party (All ages with caregivers), Friday, 22 June, 3:30-5:30 PM. Enjoy game and craft stations and dancing and games with a DJ. Ages 3 and up have first chance to sign up for summer reading! No registration. Location: Outside at Law Park and Pavilion: rain or shine!
- FOG: Fine Art Photography by Heidi Fuhrman, Exhibit 2 - 30 June; Reception on Sunday, 10 June, 3:00 - 5:00 PM. The artist invites viewers to meditate on the mystery of fog. Location: The second floor of the Library. Reception and exhibit are open to the public.
- Presentations with PowerPoint (Beginner), Saturday, 2 June, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Create dynamic, digital slide presentations for school, business and personal use. Learn more advance features including adding hyperlinks, video and more elaborate features to slide presentations.
- Adult Coloring, Mondays at 1:00-2:30 PM, through 11 June. Colored pencils, gel pens and coloring sheet will be provided or you may bring your own. This program is co-sponsored with the Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department.
- Alan Sklar Reads Two Crime Stories by Lawrence Block, Sunday, 10 June, 2:00-3:00 PM. Voice actor Alan Sklar returns to read “How Far it Could Go” and “Bad Night for Burglars.” Registration suggested to Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-7072. All are welcome!
- Brown Bag Lunch Book Group, Tuesday, 26 June, 12:30-2:00 PM. This month’s selection is A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. Count Rostov is imprisoned in a grand hotel across from the Kremlin in 1922. Please register with Shelley Glick at email@example.com or 741-7072. Copies are available at the front desk.
From Recreation and Parks.
- The 2018 Pool Season is underway! Pool hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM this weekend, and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM next weekend. Weekday hours of 3:00-7:00 PM begin on Monday, 11 June. If you would like to purchase or renew your permits, please see the Pool & Tennis permit information available on the Village website at www.briarcliffmanor.org. Permits may be purchased at the Recreation Office weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. For added convenience, the office will also be open from 9:00 am – 12:00 (Noon) on Saturdays, 2, 9, and 23 June and 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on
16 June. The Recreation Office will also stay open late until 6:00 pm on Mondays, 4, 11, 18, and 25 June. Tennis players are reminded that permits are required for play on all Village courts. Please show your support for the Village’s tennis facilities, and maximize your enjoyment of the 2018 season by purchasing your permits early!
- The 2018 Briarcliff Swimming and Diving Team program starts on Tuesday, 5 June, with practices in the evening beginning at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in joining the team, please register at the Recreation Department. The program is for children ages 6-18 who already know how to swim and want to get involved in competitive swimming & diving. The team competes in the Northern Westchester Swimming Conference & the season runs through Sunday, 29 July.
- Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure is available on the Village website: visit the Recreation page at www.briarcliffmanor.org to access the brochure and review the array of programs and services available to all Village residents. Pool & Tennis Permit Sales and registration for summer programs are underway and ongoing – this includes Tennis Lessons and Pool Programs like Swim Team, Water Babies, Preschool Aquatics and Lifeguard Training. If you do not have access to a computer and would like information mailed to you, just call the Recreation office at 941-6560 and we will be happy to
send you what you need.
- Day Camp Registration: We have now reached our maximum enrollment capacity for both Camp Adventure (grades 4-6) and Camp Horizon (grades 7-9). If you would like to be placed on our waitlist for either of these two programs, please contact Recreation Supervisor Kyle Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. We still have limited space available in Tree Camp (grades K-1) and Super Camp (grades 2-3), however, certain weeks in individual camp age groups are on the verge of being full. Register ASAP, and hopefully we still have room in your desired program! The
2018 Camp Season will run from Monday, 2 July, through Friday, 3 August. Registration is for the full season, or any 3 or 4 weeks of your choice. All registration forms are available on the Recreation page of the Village website at www.briarcliffmanor.org.
- Village fields are open for use as scheduled by our local youth sports organizations. Please remember that field use is by permit only. All field users and teams are asked to help keep our park facilities clean by picking up and removing all trash from the playing fields after your use. Remember … what you take into our parks and fields are to be taken out or otherwise disposed of properly. Thank you and enjoy what’s left of the Spring season!
- VBM will once again partner with other program providers this summer to offer additional Specialty Camp Programs. Take advantage of several 1-week camp offerings available throughout the summer including “PlayWell Teknologies” Star Wars LEGO Camps, “IncrediFlix” Movie Making Camps, Briarcliff Little League Baseball Camps, Azility Fitness Camp and Soccer Camps offered in conjunction with the Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club and the New York Red Bulls.
- Stay informed … 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. It’s easy: go to www.briarcliffmanor.org, access the Recreation page, and click on the “Subscribe to News” link to register. If you do not have access to a computer and would like information mailed to you, just call the Recreation office at 941-6560 and we will be
happy to send you what you need.
From our extended Briarcliff Manor Community.
Briarcliff Baseball Fundraiser. Purchase tickets for the NY Mets game against the Chicago Cubs for Sunday, 3 June, at 1:10 pm to help benefit Briarcliff Baseball. Field level tickets are $80.00 each which includes 1 ticket, a Mike Piazza jersey, and a Mets fanny pack. Children 12 and under can run the bases after the game. Come in your Briarcliff Bears attire and see yourself on the jumbotron! For contact information, please see attached flier.
Mayor and Board of Trustees. The next scheduled M/BOT Meeting is set for 6 June, Wednesday, with a W/S at 6:30 PM, and BOT Meeting at 8:00 PM: all at the WJV Community Center.
Philip E. Zegarelli,
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