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Village Manager's Report 11/2/2018
Village Manager’s Friday Report
2 November 2018

From the Village Manager ... Let’s Take Things Day by Day ...

Tonight ... and sponsored by the Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club ... The Harlem Magic Masters will return back to Briarcliff for another fundraising Basketball Event at 7:00 PM in the Briarcliff High School Gym. Enjoy the great play and funny routines of the Magic Masters as they take on YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS and LOCAL TALENT.~ That's right –~Teachers will be playing this year!!~ The special half time show will give kids a chance to get out on the court and enjoy the humor of the Magic Masters with tricks and giveaways. Don't be late!~ Tip-off at 7:00 PM - doors open at 6:00 PM, so get there early to get your seats.~ Tickets are $20.00 and only available at the door. ALL proceeds go toward Briarcliff Rotary High School Scholarships and other Briarcliff student-related activities & benefits.~ For more information, contact Eric Lebenson at 914-924-3596.

This Weekend’s weather ...  OK, not a bad as last week but very spotty. There’s the chance for rain storms, sun and overcast portions this weekend with the potential of some thunder storms.  Next week

Saturday Night into Sunday Morning ... don’t forget to turn clocks BACK one hour and adjust yourself back to eastern standard time. Take advantage of one hour more to stay in bed. Our BMFD reminds that this is also a perfect time to change out and replace the batteries in all smoke, fire and carbon monoxide/dioxide alarm systems. Remember ... if your detectors go off, GET OUT of your house and call the Fire Department by dialing 911.

Monday, 5 November ... believe it or not, looks like an ordinary day ... !

Tuesday, 6 November ... Election Day.  
  • This is a Federal and NYS-wide election with the addition of several local elections. The Westchester Board of Elections and the local TOS and TMP clerks have sole jurisdiction in this series of elections, not VH.  Check to confirm your own local neighborhood/ election district polling areas. Voting is 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Village Offices are open, however DPW (Highway and Water) is closed.  There will be the regular sanitation pick-up for Tuesday and Juan will be handling Valet Parking services at the Scarborough Railroad Station.
Wednesday, 7 November ... Westchester County Executive George Latimer will be presenting his county-wide “Good Neighbor Initiative” at the commencement of our regular BOT session. Mr. Latimer’s presentation is set for 8:00 PM .Thereafter, a presentation by the attorney/applicant for a zoning change to 600 Albany Post Road property (The Sony Property) is to be made to the BOT.  All meetings are to be held in the WJV Community Center.

Ongoing Projects.
  • Pocantico River Bridge. Furloughed until Spring 2019.
  • Route 9A-100 Bridge Update.   Con Edison continues to work on the Route 9A/100 Bridge. There will be partial lane closures only – two way traffic in most cases.~ The purpose of this work schedule is to complete the sidewalk and curbing installations within this stretch of roadway.~
  • Pleasantville Road / Birrettella’s Corner.  Permanent road markings completed.
  • Sidewalk and Wall Rehabilitation (between CSI and Old Briarcliff Road). It’s a Spring 2019 event.
  • Getting approvals for “don’t block the box” on west bound North State side of the intersection but weather is not helping.
VBM Departmental News.
From the Village Clerk.~ Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Scarborough Station Parking. Permits will be distributed the week of 3 December.~ We will be adding the 2019 holiday (No Valet Service) schedule to the permits ... we anticipate that all second permit requests will be addressed during the second week of December.

Department of Public Works.~
  • Bulk leaf pick up has begun with a “first loop” around the Village.~ Leaves must not be in the roadway.~ Violators will be charged for the removal and assessed penalties by the Court system.~ We will be going section by section in order – there will be no special pickups.~
  • Last time reminder: ~Sprinkler system maintenance ... If you are having your plumber/servicer turn off your system for the Winter, be sure to have them air pressure the system to purge water ... avoiding potential damage over the Winter.
From the Library and Community Center.~ Thanks to the Friends, the Library has passes offering free admission to Stone Barns, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, MoMA and other museums. Just call the Library to reserve! (941-7072)
Children/Teens~ ~
  • Baby Storytime Lapsit (babies up to 18 months with caregivers). Wednesdays at 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM till 14 November.~ Sing, read and dance with your baby.~ No registration is required.
  • Fun for Ones … and young 2s too (tots 15 – 30 months with caregivers).~ Wednesdays at 10:30 – 11:00 AM till 14 November.~ Enjoy songs, movement and books together.~ No registration is required.
  • Stories & Art (preschoolers 2.5 – 5 years with caregivers).~ Tuesdays at 2:00 – 2:40 PM till 27 November.~ An interactive storytime that always concludes with a “process art” activity.~ Registration is required.~ Contact Amy Kaplan at to register.
  • Hooked on Books (5 & 6 year olds).~ Wednesdays at 4:15 – 4:45 PM, 7 and 14 November. This group focuses on developing a love of stories and comprehension skills via book extension activities, games and/or crafts. Each meeting will focus on one or two stories with a related activity.~ Registration is required.~ Contact Amy Kaplan at to register.
  • Art~Exhibit-Brynley Lazar Art:~Continuing Explorations~will be on display on the second floor of the Library from~1 – 30 November.
  • Exploring Excel.~ 3 November, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.~ Using Microsoft Excel 2010, you will learn the basics of setting up a spreadsheet to display and manipulate data.~ Excel can help you manage and track budgets, investments, mail lists and more.~ Library staff member Frank Erlanger is the instructor. Basic computer skills are needed and registration is required to Shelley Glick at or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • Coyotes in Westchester. Sunday, 4 November, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.~ Coyotes and foxes are well established in the Hudson Valley.~ As part of its ongoing campaign to educate communities on the facts of these controversial animals, Frank Vincenti of the Wild Dog Foundation, presents this program in an effort to prevent conflict and garner understanding for New York's apex predators. Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend.~ To register, email Shelley Glick at or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • College Planning for Parents of High School Freshman and Sophomores. Tuesday, 6 November, 7:00 - 8:00 PM.~ Learn how to get a head start on the college planning process in this program geared for high school freshmen and sophomores and their parents.~ Dominique Padurano, Ph.D., President of the boutique tutoring and college counseling firm Crimson Coaching ™~will present this program. Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend.~ To register, email Shelley Glick at or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • Stress and Heart Health. Thursday 8 November, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.~ Dr. Erica Jones will discuss how stress is associated with cardiovascular disease and how to treat it.~ Dr. Jones is a board certified cardiologist and Director of Heart Health, the cardiovascular prevention program at Weill Cornell Medicine/NY Presbyterian Hospital Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend.~ To register, email Shelley Glick at or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • Please see our Fall program brochure at
From Recreation and Parks.~
  • Platform Tennis season has begun, so remember to get your permits and enjoy this wonderful cool/cold weather sport!
  • The Village’s outdoor tennis season has come to a close.~ However, our all-weather courts, Chilmark Courts 3 & 4 and Law Court 4, will remain open and available for play through the Fall season. ~~
  • 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, 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.
Mayor and Board of Trustees.  As I mentioned last week, November’s calendar is complicated due to several holidays. We have re-set our monthly W/S to Wednesday, 14 November, at 6:00 PM and moved our second monthly Trustee Sessions to Wednesday, 28 November, with a W/S at 6:30 PM and a BOT session at 7:30 PM, the new start time. All meetings will be held at the WJV Community Center.

Philip E. Zegarelli,
Village Manager

Report 355 – 2 November 2018

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