Village Manager’s Friday Report
8 June 2018
From the Village Manager.
Stand by … Pinch Point D’jour
Route 9A x North State Intersection. Major changes and a pick-up of work starts on Monday, 11 June, starting at 7:00 AM. The Village’s Contractor will initiate what we anticipate the final paving operation at this intersection. Naturally, weather conditions will rule. But similar to the previous work, this is now the top coat: the maneuvering of large construction equipment and trucks in the traveled roadways. Delays are inevitable and not avoidable. This work has to be completed in order to open up the intersection. This work will result in intermediate lane closures causing traffic congestion and delays, and will continue throughout the entire day. Please follow the direction of flag persons. Think about how to avoid this intersection: it is recommended that you seek alternate routes throughout this operation. Regardless, please proceed with caution when traveling through this intersection, and seek alternate routes if possible. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Other pinch points … and agita.
Pleasantville/Ingham Road Intersection. The milling down and repaving of Pleasantville Road is set to commence on Tuesday, 19 June. This work needs to be completed prior to the heavy work scheduled for the Pocantico River Bridge replacement. Expect and plan for delays … that is why we are pushing to get the Route 9A x North State project.
Law Park Playground Update. Pre-installation work in process. New Equipment being delivered to the site. We are still holding to a pre-Summer Camp opening of the playground. In the meantime, the playground area 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 higher with 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 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 I am looking to M/BOT approvals of the price held bids with actual work commencing post-Community Day.
Job Opportunity. Crazy, I know … but it’s only about 18 months before the 2020 Census. In the meantime, the Census Bureau is accepting applications for the Recruiting Manager position. This is a Work at Home position until the opening of the Area Census Office (ACO) in Albany, NY and New York City. At that time, the employee will be required to report to the ACO as their regular place of work. The Recruiting Manager is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and assessments of applicants to fill ACO positions and along with assigned regional management, strategize and plan for effective recruitment from all areas within the boundaries of the ACO. The initial cut-off date for this announcement
is Friday, 15 June 2018 and applicants who apply before the cut-off date will be considered first. The announcement will close on Thursday, 5 July 2018. Interested individuals can view the announcement and apply using the following links: Albany, New York External candidates apply here. Bronx/Brooklyn, New York External candidates apply here.
Village Department Reports
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.
- Ongoing maintenance and field upkeep on a daily basis as well as preparing to complete the Law Park Playground work.
From the Finance Department and the Village Treasurer. The 2018/2019 tax bills were mailed and should have been received by residents. If you haven’t received a property tax bill, call the Tax office at 944-2723. 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 the Library and Community Center.
- The PBS Great American Read of the 100 best-loved novels on! Stop in the Library to pick up a checklist and perhaps a book or two.
- The Library Friends group is looking for new members. Please contact Janet Bashford at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 & Pavillion-rain or shine!
- My First Book Club (2nd & 3rd Graders), starts Tuesday, 26 June, 5:15-6:00 PM. Children come together to discuss a different distinguished picture book (over snacks) each time we meet. Four sessions: 26 June, 10 & 24 July, August 7. Registration required to Amy at email@example.com or 941-7072.
- Any Book Club (4th Graders & up), starts Tuesday, 26 June, 6:30-7:15 PM. Participants can talk about any book that they are reading or listening to, and Amy will booktalk some of her favorites and play word or book-related games. Four sessions: 26 June, 10 & 24 July, 7 August. Registration required to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-7072.
- Stories and a Craft (2 ½ to 6 year olds with caregivers), starts Wednesday, 27 June, 3:30 PM. Listen to stories and then create a related craft at each session. Meets weekly through August 15, except July 4. No registration. Location: Outside at Law Park & Pavillion.
- Music Makers (K to 2nd Graders), starts Thursday, 28 June, 5:15 to 6:00 PM. At each meeting, participants will listen to a musical story, make a musical instrument and play a musical game. Three sessions: 28 June, 5 July & 12 August. Registration required to Amy at email@example.com or 941-7072.
- Open Craft Days (All ages with caregivers), starts Friday, 29 June, 10:30 AM-5:30 PM. Children can create whatever they wish with materials provided. Meets weekly through August 10. No registration. Location: The Children’s Program Room.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Planning for Financial Welfare of Disabled Persons, Tuesday, 12 June, at 7:00-8:00 PM. This workshop will focus on Social Security Disability Income, Medicare, Medicaid, Special Needs Trusts and Insurance. The presenter, Frank Calderone, has more than 30 years of Financial Industry experience. Registration suggested to Shelley at email@example.com or 941-7072. All are welcome!
- Movie: The Darkest Hour (PG-13), Friday, 15 June, at 7:00 PM & Saturday, 16 June, at 1:00 PM. Newly-appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. 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 941-7072. Copies are available at the front desk.
From Recreation and Parks.
- 2018 Pool Schedule: Pool hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM this weekend, with weekday hours of 3:00-7:00 PM beginning on Monday, 11 June. Our closing time changes to 7:30 PM beginning 16 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, 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, 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 is now underway! If you are interested in joining the team, please register at the Recreation Department ASAP. 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.
From the Trump National Golf Club. A private event is being held on Saturday, 9 June: part of the event’s activities includes fireworks at 9:50 PM.
Mayor and Board of Trustees.
- A special meeting of the M/BOT will be held on Thursday, 14 June, with a W/S at 6:30 PM, and BOT Meeting at 8:00 PM. There is a provision for an Executive Session at the call of the Mayor.
- The next scheduled M/BOT Meeting is on Wednesday, 20 June, with a W/S at 6:30 PM, and BOT Meeting at 8:00 PM.
- All meetings are scheduled to be held at the WJV Community Center.
Philip E. Zegarelli,
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