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Village Manager's Report 10/13/17
Village Manager’s Report – 13 October 2017

From the Village Manager:
Pleasantville X North State Road Intersection (Birrettella’s Corner) … work continues on this intersection as the “right-turn-on red” turning lane and sidewalk takes shape.  The work further north on Pleasantville Road is WC’s widening of the paved roadbed (between North State and the Chappaqua Road locational turn) for the addition of new concrete curbing. Repaving comes later. Route 9A x North State Intersection Project is a separate project which marries up with the above project.  The site work has begun and you can see that the ADA compliant work on the “Mrs. Green’s” side of the intersection is underway.
Streetscape Study: Downtown Business Zone Report.  The Ad Hoc Citizens Report studying the downtown business district will be presented to the BOT at its W/S on Wednesday, 18 October, at approximately 7:15 PM.  The presentation is open to the public and will be led/outlined by Committee Chairman, Lou Wachtel in the WJV CCenter.  A copy of the report is available on our website:

Noise Ordinance Update.  Remember that the M/BOT is devoting a full W/S for the review of, in essence, a full rewrite of our existing ordinance. 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 the Department of Public Works (DPW).   Focus is on prepping road work and paving for our OWN annual street paving projects as well as accommodating all the other road related projects.  Basically no leaves have dropped as yet so we haven’t targeted a first round for leaf pick-up. With the way the weather has been … prolonging leaf growth … we expect a hectic period between now and the Christmas holiday. Mother Nature can be that way. Whenever the leaves drop, you are reminded that no leaf piles should be placed in the street or on sidewalks. Tell you landscapers that violations will be issued and for those with prior violations heightened scrutiny.  

From the Library and Community Center
  • Haunted Hallways.  Sunday, 15 October, from 4:30 - 6:00 PM.  Stop in anytime between 4:30 and 6:00 PM to walk through our Haunted Hallways. The upstairs adult book stacks are totally transformed by the Library's Teen Advisory Board.  There are a few "not so scary" hallways for the younger ones and then haunts escalate for older kids ready for a serious scare.  No registration is required.  All children must be accompanied by caregivers. This event is for preschoolers AND all elementary school aged children and is hosted by the Library Teen Advisory Board.  AND therefore, there will be limited access to Library materials, study space and computers on the second floor of the Library starting at 3:00 PM and no access starting at 4:00 PM due to this Library program.
  • 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.  
  • And For My Next Act: Local Author Talk.  Sunday, 15 October at 2:00 PM.  Local author DeDe Emerson will talk about her autobiography And for My Next Act...from Bebop to the United Nations and Beyond.  DeDe retired from a 30-year career with the United Nations in 1993 where she went on over 60 missions.  Prior to her U.N. career she performed professionally as a modern jazz pianist in NY City.  Copies of the book will be available for sale (check or cash) and will be signed by the author.  This program is cosponsored with the Briarcliff Manor - Scarborough Historical Society.
  • Get Linked-In To Your Job Search.  Thursday, 19 October at 6:30 PM.  At this free presentation for job seekers you will become informed about using LinkedIn as a powerful job search tool and understand its value and features.  You will also learn what to put in an online profile to make it stand out to prospective employers.  This program presented by a professional career counselor is offered through the Westchester Library System’s WEBs Career & Educational Counseling Service.
  • Friday Night at the Movies - The Big Sick(R).  Friday, 20 October, at 7:00 PM in the Community Center.  Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gordon fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash.  When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.  Ray Romano and Holly Hunter star as Emily’s parents in this romantic comedy.  You may bring your own snacks.
  • Special Event - M&M Performing Arts Presents: “Marriage Is Murder” a play by Nick Hall.  Saturday, 21 October at 2:00 PM in Community Center.  M&M Performing Arts brings Marriage is Murder, a murderously funny comedy by Nick Hall, to the Library.  Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler write murder mysteries together.  They act out the crimes in Paul’s apartment:  poison, knives, guns, alibis and fingerprints all contribute to the hilarity.  There are many fast paced comic twists as they attempt to outdo and surprise each other and they learn that marriage, like murder, is in the details.~ Directed by Maureen Howard and featuring the talents of Carol Eagen, Dick Smith and Janet Tinari.  This program is made possible by The Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.
  • Preschoolers Storytime & Art Series. Tuesday, 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 until 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.
  • Children’s Programs … email Amy Kaplan at or call the Library at 941-7072.
  • The 2017 Fall Program Brochure with our full listing of programs for adults, teens and children is posted on our website at  Print brochures are available in the Library.  Also, please sign up for Library News at and “like” our Facebook page at to find out about everything that’s happening at the Library.
From Recreation and Parks.  
  • This year’s Halloween Window Painting event will be taking place on Saturday, 21 October from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Pleasantville Road. The program is open to children in grades 2-5 and space is still available on first come first serve basis. Please register online, or at the Recreation office no later today.
  • Our Annual Ragamuffin Parade, co-sponsored by the Recreation Department and the Fire Department, is also scheduled for Saturday, 21 October. The parade will kick off in front of the Engineer's Building located at 1360 Pleasantville Road (in between Bella Maiya Day Spa and St. Theresa's church) at 9:30 AM. Costumed marchers will proceed down Pleasantville Road through the village ending in the parking lot next to the firehouse where everyone will be treated to entertainment, refreshments and goody bags!
  • 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 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, access the Recreation page, and click on the “Subscribe to News” link to register!  

From our extended Briarcliff Manor Community
Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club.  BYSC is back on the pitch for a full weekend of training and games!  Free OPEN Goalkeeper clinics are held every Saturday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM for age groups U10 and above at Law Field.  All registered BYSC players (AYSO & WYSL) are encouraged to attend!  Good luck to U12B Manor United participating in Somers Soccerfest on Saturday!  This week is Spirit/Homecoming Week at the Briarcliff High School. The Varsity Boys play their homecoming game against Hamilton Tomorrow at 12:30 PM. Senior Day recognition begins at 11:30 AM.  All BYSC youth teams are invited to come out in their club jerseys to support the team!  For up to date scores, schedules and standings please visit:  Two more sets of school holiday camps coming up:~ 27 October & 9–10 November.  Please visit to register.  For further information, please visit

Jiki Japanese Sweets and Cuisine.  Something a bit different! On Sunday, 15 October from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM the owner of Jiki Japanese Sweets and Cuisine will feature an exhibition and sale of rare Japanese swords, some dating from the 16th and early 17th century and quite valuable.  Please visit for more information.

The Briarcliff Manor Rotary Club. The Harlem Magic Masters will return back to Briarcliff for another fundraising Basketball Event!  On Friday, 3 November 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 LOCAL TALENT. There will be some surprise appearances 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 6:30 PM, so get there early to get your seats.  Advance sale tickets for $15.00 each at the Briarcliff Recreation Department and Weldon's Stationery; Tickets are $18.00 the night of the event.  ALL proceeds go toward Briarcliff Rotary High School Scholarships and other Briarcliff student-related activities & benefits.  Please contact Eric Lebenson at 914-924-3596 for more information.

Mayor and Board of Trustees.  The next M/BOT W/S and Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 18 October, starting at 6:30 PM and thereafter 8:00 PM respectively at the WJV Community Center.

Philip E. Zegarelli,
Village Manager

Report 299 – 13 October 2017     

Enjoy the rest of Friday, the 13th … ![copy text from your word processing document and paste it here]

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