From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall

December 15, 2014

At the December 4th Town Board meeting, a public hearing was held regarding proposed legislation for residential parking permits in the area surrounding the Metro North train station.  At the meeting, the Town Board suggested a plan to host an informal Town Hall forum, in early 2015, to further discuss the implementation of the proposed legislation and to answer questions from residents. This Town Hall forum is part of the Board’s continued commitment to offering members of our community an opportunity to connect. I hope it will foster dialogue that will lead to more ideas and solutions to the commuter parking issue.

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Harrison High School winter concert. The students have exceptional talent and should be commended for their abilities. The musical pieces were energetic and beautifully executed. I think I can speak for the entire audience when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed the show. Congratulations to all the performers, staff and parents for this highly entertaining production.

I would like to take this time to recognize Harrison High School senior Sal LoMedico. Sal has signed on to play lacrosse for Southern New Hampshire University in the fall. As part of a very competitive process, recruiting coordinators evaluate athleticism and the academic standing of student athletes from all over the country. Congratulations to Sal, his parents and his coaches for this very impressive accomplishment.

Recently, my office was contacted by the president of United Way of Westchester and Putnam concerning the County foster care system. United Way has asked for assistance in recruiting foster care parents for vulnerable children in our area, especially for teens and sibling groups. If you are interested in finding out more information on how you can help, please visit www.uwwp.org or call 997-6700.

Please make note of the following sanitation schedule change for the upcoming holidays: Town/Village offices will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day.  During the week of each holiday, the Sanitation Department will be working on a holiday schedule.

For the week of 12/22/14 (Christmas), garbage and recycling normally collected on Thursday, December 25 will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There will be no bulk trash collected on Wednesday, December 24. For the week of 12/29/14 (New Years), garbage and recycling normally collected on Thursday, January 1 will be collected on Wednesday, December 31. There will be no bulk trash collected on Wednesday, December 31.

In closing, I wish you, your family and loved ones a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2015. May the holiday spirit be with you today and throughout the New Year.