From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall

August 25, 2014

I would like to bring your attention to some ongoing road repair work. Please be aware that crack seal work will begin this week and is the first step, of a 3 phase application, for the pavement preservation technique known as cape seal. Due to scheduling concerns, phases 2 and 3, of the cape seal application, will be performed in May of 2015. However, in an attempt to prevent further deterioration of these roadways, we will crack seal now. The contractor we are using is Sealcoating Inc. The two areas affected are Winfield and the side streets off Underhill Ave (Elmwood, Pine, Willow etc.). Work will commence in the Winfield area where there is no on street parking. No traffic control, other than the contractor's flagmen, will be required and there will be no road closures. Work in West Harrison will require the contractor to post “No Parking” signs as the contractor requires access, to all areas of the roadway, to ensure that all cracks can be sealed. Again, no supplemental traffic control will be required and there will be no road closures.

Please take note of the following sanitation schedule change.  The sanitation schedule change, during the week of September 1st is as follows: Garbage and recycling normally collected on Monday, 9/1 will be collected on Tuesday, 9/2. Tuesday’s collection will be made on Wednesday 9/3. There will be no bulk trash collection on Wednesday, September 3rd.

The Harrison Central School District has been very fortunate, over the years, to have a talented and dedicated music teacher in Cris Spinner. Cris will be launching a new radio talk show, the Cris Spinner Show. The broadcast will be aired every Tuesday evening from 8:00-9:00pm on WVOX 1460 AM or WVOX.com. The show will feature topics that include positive living, special needs (especially Autism) issues, education and educational philosophy, raising children, current events and local topics, to name a few. I encourage everyone to tune in.For additional information, you can email Cris at crisreserve@gmail.com

Recently, my office has been contacted by Save the Sound, a non-profit organization, and bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, concerning the water quality and health of Long Island Sound. Harrison is part of the greater sound shore community and is affected by the water quality of the Sound. One of the organization’s recent major initiatives is water quality testing, performed by their employees based in Mamaroneck. There are a number of issues the Sound still faces, such as low oxygen levels, also known as hypoxia, that can suffocate marine life. In addition, high bacteria counts, in the water, can close beaches and prohibit swimmers from entering the water. Save the Sound is asking for support, in getting the word out about these important initiatives, and requests that local residents take the Long Island Sound Pledge at http://www.ctenvironment.org/save-the-sound/take-the-long-island-sound-pledge.cfm. With your help, beaches can be clean and opened every day.