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The Villages: Bike Plan Bakeoff, No New Taxes

This week in the villages: Ready for a change of seasons? Last week was the end of election season; now it’s time to display some holiday spirit. Clarkstown is spreading some holiday cheer by keeping property taxes flat. There’s a bicycle plan bake off this week among transportation design firms vying to develop a multi-village Bike/Walk Master Plan. And Mayor Jen White holds her last “Downtown” meeting as mayor on Tues at 9a in Village Hall (it’s open to the public).

What Happened on Election Night?

Nyack will be getting a new mayor on January 1. Former trustee and deputy mayor Don Hammond will succeed Jen White who didn’t run for re-election. Trustees Marie Lorenzini and Elijah Reichlin-Melnick were re-elected. Chris Day will be the new Orangetown Supervisor. His father, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, held off the East Ramapo religious bloc by developing his own voting bloc.

Village of Nyack

Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Master Plan
Seven nationally recognized firms with experience in creating transportation plans that make it easier to get around without a car will present their approach to the Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Master Plan on Mon Nov 13 and Thurs Nov 16 at Nyack Village Hall.
Each presentation will take 50 minutes with ten minutes saved for followup questions. Monday’s presentations run from 3:30-7:30p; Thursdays are 4:30-8:30p. More info at Street Beat: Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Presentations, Nov 13 & 16
If you would like to join the mailing list for this project, email with the subject line GNBWMP Committee.
Nyack Holiday Window Project 2017
The Nyack Holiday Window Project will kick off on Wednesday, December 13 and run through January. This is the third year that this creative endeavor and community event will take place. The Village of Nyack, in conjunction with downtown businesses, artists in the community and an awesome collection of sponsors, will fill empty storefronts and other business windows with a creative version of the holiday windows of New York City. Artists, some local and some from outside of the area, create holiday themed windows that are revealed at a wonderful event that involves walking the village from window to window. A map describes the windows, the artists and the sponsors that make this all possible.
Nyack Window Project 2016 Athene Panorama. Photo Credit: Dave Zornow
2017-2018 Nyack Wrestling Club
Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Nyack Wrestling Club for boys and girls in grades 2-6. The program runs November 27, 2017 throug March 1, 2018 (except when school is closed) with practices held in the Wrestling Room of Nyack High School. The Head Coach is Joe DePalma and the directors are Jeremy Szerlip ( and Melody Partrick ( The cost is $120 for Village of Nyack residents and $150 for non-residents. Each participant receives a Nyack Kids Wrestling T-shirt and a USA Wrestling Membership Card (plus insurance and liability). Please register before November 20.

Town of Clarkstown

At the November 8 Town Board Meeting, the town board adopted the 2018 Budget which keeps property taxes flat. A copy of the budget may be found at

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Publicc Schools meetings for the week of 11/13.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 11/13, 3:30p: Greater Nyack Bike/Walk presentations
  • Tue 11/14
    • 9a: Mayor’s “Downtown” meeting for village businesses (open to the public), Nyack Village Hall
    • 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 11/15

7p: Nyack Art Collective
7p: Architectural Review Board

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 11/13, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 11/14, 7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
  • Wed 11/15, 7:30p: Planning Board

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Mon 11/13, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Wed 11/15, 7:30p: Planning Board
  • Thurs 11/16, 7p: Village Board Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

  • Tue 11/14, 7:30p: School Board Meeting
  • Fri 11/17, District Open House (specified times per building)

The Nyack School Board Meeting will be held at Liberty Elementary School, 142 Lake Rd, Valley Cottage.

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