This week in the villages: It’s already time to put out plates of cookies. Santa will take time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to visit Nyack on Saturday at the village’s annual Holiday Lights celebration. Holiday shoppers will get a present from the Village of Nyack with free parking every weekend through December 31. Nyack Hospital will give an update on the Care Transformation Project and your input is needed regarding proposed changes to parking along Sixth Avenue. There are still two more sessions to learn about the health insurance options available under the New York State of Health plans.
The Village of Nyack has begun spreading holiday cheer early this year. They’re giving residents and visitors a gift better than socks, though admittedly not as good as an original Masamune Samurai sword.
Free weekend parking.
by Max Cea
Few people in Nyack inspire universal fear and disdain like those men (and women) in the navy hats and powder blue shirts. Meter maids, parking police — they go by many names, but with recent measures the village has taken, fewer of them should now end in an expletive. “Free Fifteen,” a new parking option that was rolled out in January, gives Nyack shoppers 15 free minutes of parking to run quick errands. By simply pressing the green “pay now” button on the meter, a free 15-minute parking ticket will be dispensed.
South Nyack, Mar 18 — First time candidate and recent US citizen Andrew Goodwillie was the top finisher among four candidates for two open trustee positions on the South Nyack Village Board. Incumbent Alain Leinbach finished second claiming the other trustee spot, edging out Ann Hekker Weiss by 12 votes and three percentage points.
Nyack Mayor Jen White hosts her monthly “downtown” meeting for Nyack businesses on Mon Dec 3 at 9a on the 2nd floor of Nyack’s Village Hall. This informal meeting on issues important to residents and businesses is open to the public.
Nyack, Nov 27 — You can park for free if you know where to go in Nyack between now and Jan 2. Nyack’s Village Board, working with the Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks and ACADA have declared a parking holiday for the municipal lot on Artopee Way behind the Riverspace building by Main Street through the rest of 2012.
Nyack, May 1 (REVISED 1:18p) — Beginning May 15, people who park in the village need to remember just two numbers: 11 and 6. Feed the meters between those hours and you are good to go…shop, dine or walk around downtown. The new twist is that the 11 and 6 plan is 24/7: 11a-6p and 11p-6a.
Nyack, Jan 26 –On Saturday and Sunday mornings after the bars close, Nyack’s sidewalks are a mess, covered in cigarette butts, litter — and worse. Nyack’s Village Board is considering a revised parking plan that would generate revenue to clean up the streets while also giving the evening restaurant business a shot in the arm.
The Village Board will hold a Workshop Meeting tonight at 6:30p to discuss changing the current 11a-9p parking hours to 11a-6p and 11p-6a.
by Owen Voutsinas-Klose
Have you ever got a parking ticket in Nyack? It is pretty annoying and can cost $15 and up for any of the offenses. One possible solution to this problem is to have residential parking passes.
by Carlo Pellegrini
Dear Mayor Kavesh:
At the August 31 Chamber of Commerce/Friends of The Nyacks sponsored candidates forum, the matter of an $11 million grant from the federal government to alleviate parking congestion being rejected by the Village of Nyack was brought to our attention. As I am sure you can understand, some of our members were left with the impression that in your capacity as mayor you led the effort to reject these funds.