From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall

August 18, 2014

Our Department of Public Works and our Engineering Department continue to upgrade our infrastructure with ongoing projects. The Town is currently performing drainage work, in several areas, replacing badly deteriorated piping to restore proper flow. Plans are being prepared for sidewalk and curb replacements which will include new tree plantings, as needed. I’m also happy to report that progress is on the horizon for Ma Riis Park, across from Town Hall. The Town is in the process of finalizing a design for park improvements that may include decorative perimeter fencing, beautification around the "dough boy" monument and some alterations to the internal pathways within the park.

The Harrison Recreation Department is in the process of accepting applications for several popular athletic programs. Registration for the Boys and Girls Junior Soccer League (Grades 2-8) is ongoing and mandatory practice begins on September 6th. For additional information, please call 949-5265 or 670-3180. The Youth Football Cheerleading Program (Grades 3-5) is holding its first meeting on Friday, September 12th at 7:30 PM at the Veterans Memorial Building. The registration deadline, for this program, is September 4th.

The Harrison Recreation Department’s goal is to create a fun environment where youngsters can learn and play. Kindergarten Kickers and First Grade Strikers offer a six week, Saturday program for soccer skill building. There will be demonstrations and practices and each session will end with a scrimmage. The program starts on September 20th and ends with a soccer picnic on November 1st.

The Harrison Swim Team, entering its 29th season, is currently accepting applications. The Team will be returning to the Westchester/Fairfield Swim League, which consists of teams in the Westchester and Southern Connecticut area. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible. Registration is rolling and evaluations are on October 16th at the LMK pool at 6 PM.

In closing, I would like to encourage all residents to take advantage of the many opportunities offered through our Recreation Department. Our Recreation Department is among the best in New York State, offering a wide variety of options for residents of all ages. These programs and activities promote a healthy lifestyle and physical activity, for individuals as well as families, and all are welcome all to participate.