Village Manager’s Report – 25 August 2017
I know I am dating myself … here’s the “slim pickin’s” addition*
From the Village Manager.
- The Club.~ The Scarborough Road entrance to the Club will be temporarily closed or at best have limited access beginning Monday, 28 August.~ Access to the Club soccer fields and associated parking lot will be through the new entrance … across the connector road between the new detention basins.~ This is a temporary event necessary to complete the installation of storm water piping and other underground utility structures to their final locations. As soon as the construction is completed, the entryways will be opened.
- VH HVAC. Lingering work continues on the new boiler system and related HVAC work. Please be advised that limited primary street access to the Village’s municipal parking lot remains partially blocked awaiting final testing of new Con Ed natural gas hook-up.
- Comprehensive Plan – B Zone documents. Searching for the current documents, the hyper link is: http://briarcliffmanorny.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/BriarcliffManorNY_Trustees/Comprehensive%20Plan%20Addendum%202017/. The Public Hearing solely oriented to the Comprehensive Hearing reopens on Wednesday, 6 September.
From the Department of Public Works (DPW). Still pushing through on roadside trimming, overhanging tree limbs and ongoing tree work. ~Concerted efforts to repaint crosswalks, parking spaces, stop bars, and any double yellow lines that are worn or faded. Expect to catch up on street light repair now that our “bucket truck” should be back in operation after repairs and upgrades.
From the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department (BMFD). I know this is a repeat … but we really want you to be alerted that … even if it is quiet right now, between now and after Labor Day … we are hosting the upcoming 111th Annual Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (WCVFA) Convention and Parade on September 14-16, 2017. Fire Departments county-wide will be attending convention meetings and training seminars, a friendship night, and on September 16th, a full dress parade through VBM. The parade will begin at 1:00 PM from the assembly points on the many streets west of Mulberry then funnel out onto Pleasantville Road south through the Village. A
reviewing stand will be mid-block on Pleasantville Road. The parade will end in Law Park with a live band for all to enjoy. The fire apparatus will continue beyond Law Park to the Todd School. For additional information, please contact the committee co-chairs Matthew Gullo and Matthew Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org~or go to www.bmfd.org/convention or http://www.bmfd.org/?page_id=2558.
From the Library and Community Center.
- The Library will be closed on Sundays in August through the Labor Day weekend.~ We will resume regular Sunday hours from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, 10 September.
- Assimilation: Inks and Acrylics by Liliana Washburn is on exhibit on the second floor of the Library till August 30.
- Book Discussion Groups for Adults.~ The Library’s book discussion groups will be starting up again soon.~ The schedule and titles are shown below.~ The books for the September meetings are now available in the Library to borrow.~ If you would like to register for a book discussion group, please email email@example.com or call the Library at 941-7072.~ Additional information on our book groups can be found at http://www.briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/bookgroups.html.
- Contemporary Fiction by Award-Winning Authors:
Wednesday, 27 September from 7:30 – 9:00 PM: House of Names by Colm Tóibín
Wednesday, 25 October from 7:30 – 9:00 PM: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Wednesday, 15 November from 7:30 – 9:00 PM: LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Tuesday, 19 September from 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Tuesday, 17 October from 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Tuesday, 21 November from 12:30 – 2:00 PM: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
- Children’s Storytimes.~ Our ongoing children’s storytimes will resume soon.~ Dates and times are shown below.~ Contact Amy Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-7072 if you are interested in participating or receiving email notifications about children’s programs.~ Registration is not required.
- Baby Storytime Lapsit.~ Wednesdays, 6 September – 15 November at 11:30 AM for babies up to 18 months with caregivers.~ Sing, read, dance and play with your baby.
- Fun for Older 1s and Younger 2s.~ Wednesdays, 6 September – 15 November at 10:30 AM for 15 - 30 month olds with caregivers.~ Enjoy songs, movement and books together.
- Preschoolers Storytime & Art Series.~ Tuesdays, 10 October – 14 November at 3:00 PM for almost 3s - 5 year olds with caregivers.~ Enjoy an interactive storytime that always concludes with an art-inspiring book and a “process art” creative experience.~
- Knitting Group.~ The knitting group will not be meeting in August and will start up again in the Fall, dates and time to be provided.~
- The 2017 Fall Program Brochure with our full listing of programs for adults, teens and children should be available on our website and in print at the library by the end of August.~ Also, 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 the Police Department. The BMPD will be posting information on upcoming events, emergencies like road closures, to lost pet requests, etc. on the following social media websites:
Facebook: Briarcliff Manor Police Department
Twitter: BriarcliffManorPD @BMPD10510
From Recreation and Parks.~
- Law Park Pool Hours:~ Pool hours are now 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily through Monday, 4 September.~ Regular permit & guest fee policies will apply through the end of the season, so contact the Recreation Office if you’d like to purchase a daily use permit or if you need additional guest passes!~ The office is open weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
- Community Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, 9 September. Get your dance card out … that’s the weekend AFTER Labor Day and the weekend BEFORE the WCVFA Parade. We are once again bringing in some interesting and delicious Food Truck Vendors to spice up our annual celebration. Not too late yet, but if you know of any food truck vendors, local businesses, or not-for-profit, community-based groups that might be interested in participating in the event, please have them contact the Recreation Department for details.~ Watch for future announcements.
- Our Fall Season Program Brochure will be available for viewing and downloading from the Village website by 1 September.
From our extended Briarcliff Manor Community. ~
State Senator David Carlucci and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef … are co-hosting their Annual Senior Fair on Thursday, 14 September 2017, at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, Ossining from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Over 50 local vendors and resource providers within WC and surrounding areas will be present to offer support, knowledge and expertise to enhance the lives of our senior citizens. (see attached flier).
Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club. Register now… limited spots are available for the 2017-18 AYSO U6 (Kindergarten) through U12G. AYSO is now using Blue Sombrero as their registration site. Please go to www.briarcliffsoccer.org~for a link to our Blue Sombrero registration site. The fee for the full AYSO year is $292.50 per player. Fees include professional training led by the NY Red Bulls, uniform kit, trophy, AYSO membership and magazines, insurance, and equipment. All
players need to provide their own shin guards, cleats and water bottles. Pre-K: Please see www.briarcliffsoccer.org~for a link to the NY Red Bulls registration site.
Mayor and Board of Trustees. The next M/BOT session will be Wednesday, 6 September, beginning with a W/S at 6:30 PM at the WJV Community Center.
Philip E. Zegarelli,
Report 292 – 25 August 2017
* OK … from about today to Labor Day I really only have “small amounts of anythings” to report. This is the traditional meaning of slim pickin’s: that is, not much to report on or to choose from.
BUT for those who remember, the real Slim Pickens was a real live cowboy who played the country on the rodeo circuit, becoming a highly-paid and well-respected rodeo clown. He played the part of cowboys in many movies and in early TV: like from the 1950’s on. He quickly found a niche in both comic and villainous roles in that character especially with his hoarse voice and pronounced western twang. However, the Slim Pickens I remember is probably best remembered for a single "cowboy" image: that of bomber pilot Maj. "King" Kong waving his cowboy hat rodeo-style as he rides a nuclear bomb onto its target in that great black comedy, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Make me feel good … how many of you remember?
Anyway, enjoy the weekend and rest up for September’s events including the re-opening of schools, Community Day and the WCVFA Convention and Parade !
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