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Village Manager's Report 9/29/17
Village Manager’s Report – 29 September 2017


From the Village Manager:  

Major Project update:   Follow-up work on the Pleasantville X North State Road Intersection (Birrettella’s Corner) has restarted.  This separate project will eventually “marry into” the separate Route 9A x North State Intersection Project, which is now setting up for the start of construction.

Comprehensive Plan – B Zone Amendments. After months of study, numerous public hearings and/or public sessions where citizens voiced their questions and concerns, the BOT has reached a consensus on amending the current “Comp Plan”. This Wednesday’s (Wednesday, 4 October) BOT Session includes a provision to entertain a resolution to incorporate the proposed changes to the B Zone properties. The resolution is solely directed at the Comp Plan and NOT existing Zoning Codes or definitions, which is an entirely different process.  The Public is invited.  The Comp Plan draft is available on the Village’s website: click the following to go direct. http://briarcliffmanorny.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/BriarcliffManorNY_Trustees/Comprehensive%20Plan%20Addendum%202017/BCM%20-%20Comp%20Plan%20Addendum_09_29_2017_FINAL%20(00000003).pdf


Street Scape Report: Downtown Business Zone Report.  The Ad Hoc Citizens report studying the downtown business district has been set for the BOT W/S of Wednesday, 18 October.  The presentation will be by Committee Chairman, Lou Wachtel, and is set for 7:15 PM in the WJV CCenter: it is open to the public.  Our next Friday’s report will have a copy available for your information.

Noise Ordinance Update.  As a point of information, the M/BOT has decided to devote a full W/S for the review of, in essence, a full rewrite of our existing ordinance.  After several meetings and discussions as well as very important input by residents, Village Counsel together with Village Staff has been directed to draft the proposed local legislation.  We have targeted the W/S of Wednesday, 25 October. Likewise, a copy of the proposed “new” noise ordinance will be noticed and posted in advance of any discussion.

From our Village Departments
From Administration:   Coming up next … The WC Mobile Shredder arrives in VBM on Saturday, 7 October, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Like last year, the shredder will be stationed south, past the Youth Center: 5 Van Lu Van Road with 2 lines for cars being serviced alternatively. Residents can bring up to 4 file-size (10”x12”x15”) boxes of confidential papers per household.  Please remove all large binder clips and covers. This is for the disposal of personal household papers.  All business, institutional or commercial papers are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will any junk mail, magazines or newspapers. Courtesy and consideration is appreciated.

From the Department of Public Works (DPW).   We are getting ready for the Fall rush and leaf drop.  But currently focused on prepping road work and paving for our OWN annual street paving projects.

From the Library and Community Center.   
  • Adult Coloring.  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.
  • Online Technology Training. Thursday, 5 October, at 6:30 PM.  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 Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org or call 941-7072.
  • Family Movie Night — Captain Underpants [PG].  Friday, 6 October, at 6:30 PM.  Watch this new-to-DVD release movie on our big screen.  All are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy during the show.
  • Learn to Write an Ethical Will.  Tuesday, 10 October, at 2:00 PM.  An Ethical Will is a written document that conveys your life lessons, wisdom, family history and love as a guide and source of comfort to your loved ones and for future Generations.  Leave an inheritance more valuable than money- leave a part of you.  Amy Paul, of Heirloom Words, will discuss the concept of (non-legal) Ethical Wills and guide you to prepare this priceless, family treasure.
  • Successfully Navigating the College Process: Your Roadmap to Finding the Right Fit and Value. Thursday, 12 October at 6:30 PM. Navigating the College Admission Process is targeted towards sophomore and junior students and parents, though there is also useful content for seniors who may still be working through their applications. This presentation will focus on the most important factors in college admissions and how colleges evaluate candidates. Jane Klemmer, a Certified Educational Planner, will present this program.
  • How to Prevent Falls.  Friday, 13 October at 11:00 AM.  Joseph Rendina, CEO of Iron Health and a certified physical therapist, will present important information on improving balance, why falls occur and how to prevent them.~
  • Children’s Programs.  To register, email Amy Kaplan at abgkaplan@gmail.com or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • Preschoolers Storytime & Art Series. Tuesdays, 10 October – 14 November at 3:00 PM for almost 3s - 5 year olds with caregivers. Registration is required. Enjoy an interactive storytime that always concludes with an art-inspiring book and a “process art” creative experience.
  • New Program!  Young Artists Series.  Mondays, 23 October, 27 November and 18 December from 4:15 - 5:15 PM for 4th graders and up.  Registration is required.  Participants will view the rotating art exhibit on the second floor of the Library and then use the same medium to create their own art in the same style.
  • Reflections of Memories Past: Paintings by Donna Faranda will be on display on the second floor of the Library from 3 – 30 October.  Meet the Artist: Participant in Ossining Open Studio Tour on Saturday, 14 October from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM at Briarcliff Manor Public Library.
  • The 2017 Fall Program Brochure with our full listing of programs for adults, teens and children is posted on our website at http://www.briarcliffmanorlibrary.org/brochure.pdf.  Print brochures are available in the Library.~ 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 Recreation and Parks.  
  • Don’t forget to join in on some of our Fall Recreation Programs for Adults 60 and older!
Mah Jongg Lessons for Beginners - Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30 PM, starting on 3 October. Free!
Chair Yoga with Kathie Scanlon - Mondays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Adult Coloring - Mondays 1:00 - 2:30 PM.
Line Dancing with Cameron Kelly - Tuesdays 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
  For more information/to register, please contact Stephanie Rossi at 941-6560, or click on the following link: http://briarcliffmanorny.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/BriarcliffManorNY_Recreation/Senior%20Citizen%20Services.
  • The Recreation Department’s Fall Season Program Brochure is available for viewing and downloading from the Village website: registration is underway.  Visit the Recreation page of the Village website at www.briarcliffmanor.org for further information on Fall season offerings.
  • 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!  

From our extended Briarcliff Manor Community.
The Briarcliff Manor Little League.  BMLL will be having a golf outing on 2 October at the Pleasantville Country Club starting at 10:00 AM.  The outing includes an 18 hole round, breakfast, BBQ buffet, and prizes (car for a hole in one). Note that it is limited to 36 golfers.  If interested, please RSVP to gregorydemilia@gmail.com.

Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club.   Tomorrow, 30 September, no official BYSC soccer activities will be held  in observance of the Yom Kippur Holiday (no Pre-K, AYSO U6-U14 or WYSL practices). Sunday, 1 October, is a normal game day!  Next weekend, 7 & 8 October, there will be no Saturday training or Sunday games in observance of Columbus Day Weekend.  Good luck to all of our teams participating in Columbus Day tournaments! If you would like to register for our upcoming school holiday camps for ages 6 -12 please visit https://www.rbnytraining.com/user-pages/public/camps/organization.asp?oid=576 and for further information, please visit www.briarcliffsoccer.org.


Mayor and Board of Trustees.  The next M/BOT W/S and Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 4 October, starting at 6:30 PM and thereafter 8:00 PM respectively at the WJV Community Center.




Philip E. Zegarelli,
Village Manager

Report 297 – 29 September 2017     



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