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The Villages: Holiday Donations and a Dog Park Survey

This week in the villages: Upper Nyack is holding a public hearing on two local laws on Thursday. Orangetown has a one question survey about a potential dog park. The Nyack Homeless Project is collecting clothing and other items. Upper Nyack is collecting items for the People to People Food Pantry and the Hi Tor Animal Care Center.

Village of Nyack

2019 Village Meeting Schedule

See the dates for next years’ 19 Village Board meetings is now online at along with the schedules for the Planning Board, Architectural Review Board and Zoning Board.

Free Saturday Parking

To support small businesses in the village, there will be free parking village-wide on Saturdays through December 29, 2018.

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project continues to collect coats, hats, gloves, new socks, toiletries, and boxed/canned food through December 22 with donation boxes at the following locations:

  • Nyack

Village Hall – 9 N Broadway
Nyack Library – 59 S Broadway
YMCA Nyack – 39 S Broadway
Grace Church – 130 First Ave
Starbucks – 80 Main St
Anointed Cuts – 2 S Broadway
Maria Luisa – 77 S Broadway

  • West Nyack

JCC Rockland – 450 W Nyack Rd
Burlington Coat Factory – Palisades Mall

  • Nanuet – Jolene Cleaners – 243 S Middletown Rd
  • New City – Animal Medical – 22 New Hempstead Rd
  • Pearl River

Askenas Chiropractic – 67 S Main St
Vision Sports Club – 37 Jefferson Ave

Village of Upper Nyack

Public Hearing

There will be a public hearing on the following local laws on Thursday, December 20 at 7p:

  • A moratorium for a period of six months on all the land use applications in the Office Business (OB) District, the Laboratory Office (LO) District and R-4 Residential District that abuts the Route 9W (Highland Avenue) corridor, pending review and amendment of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code pertaining to said subject matters.
  • Amendments to the General Ordinance Section 2.2 entitled “Parking of Vehicles” by adding paragraphs prohibiting commercial vehicles, buses, and other public omnibus from idling its engine for longer than five minutes or parking on or along any public street or public highway and prohibiting any motor vehicle from parking during a snow emergency as declared by the Mayor of Upper Nyack and increasing the fine for violation not to exceed $500.00.

The Board of Trustees will hear from those in support and opposed to these issues at that time. Full text of the laws are available at the Village Hall office, Mon-Fri 9a-12n.

March 19, 2019 Village Election

The following offices will be vacant at the end of the current official year and are to be filled at the village election to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 for the following terms:

  • Trustee – Two Years (2 vacancies)
  • Mayor- Two Years

Information on how to file petitions, nominations, and how to register to vote is available in the Village Hall office. To be eligible to vote, you must register with the Rockland County Board of Elections. Check with the Village Clerk for registration deadlines to be eligible to vote in the village election.

Donation Request List 2018

The Village of Upper Nyack  is collecting items to be donated to the People to People Food Pantry and the Hi Tor Animal Care Center Monday through Friday, from 9a -12n, until Jan 4, 2019. A wish list of items needed may be found at

Town of Orangetown

Dog Park Survey

Should Orangetown build a dog park for man’s best friend? Take a one question survey and vocalize your opinion! Feel free to share this link with friends, family and nearby canine lovers.

Volunteers Needed

The Town of Orangetown is looking for volunteers to get more involved with land use and community issues:

  • The town is seeking applicants for service on land use boards: Planning, Zoning, Architecture & Community Appearance, and Historic Review. These boards are made up of involved citizens, appointed by the Town Board, and play a vital role in ensuring that our town remains a pleasant, beautiful, and safe place to live and work. There will be several vacancies at the start of the new year. The minimum qualifications for land use board members: attendance at all or most meetings of your board, completion of an annual training run by the County Planning Federation, a sincere desire to serve your community and an aptitude for land use issues. You don’t have to be an engineer, lawyer or builder.
  • Orangetown is seeking applicants for the many advisory boards and committees that meet throughout the year to make recommendations to the Town Board on various issues in town: environment, seniors, parks, property assessment, traffic advisory, and many others. Minimum qualifications for these boards and committees is attendance at all or most of the meetings and a sincere desire to serve your community.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please send a résumé and cover letter to Kim Allen, in the Supervisor’s office by no later than January 15, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled and appointments will be made by majority vote of the Town Board shortly thereafter.

Rockland County

New York State Senator David Carlucci will be the next chairman of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee. “We must protect our most vulnerable New Yorkers and support our direct care providers through policy reforms and critical funding. Whether it’s combating the opioid epidemic, ending school bullying, reducing gun violence, or helping veterans battling PTSD, these are top issues the committee will address under my leadership,” said State Senator Carlucci.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Tappan Zee Bridge ©Alison Perry 2012

Artist Alert: Mario Cuomo Bridge Sculpture ContestNew York artists are invited to use their talents to span time and the Hudson River by creating iconic sculptures for the landings of the Mario Cuomo Bridge using remnant steel from the 1955 Tappan Zee Bridge. The pieces will be sited on New York State Thruway Authority-owned land in Tarrytown and South Nyack on the Mario Cuomo Bridge’s bicycle/pedestrian shared use path. Remnant steel salvaged from the retired Tappan Zee Bridge will be made available to the two winning artists to incorporate into their sculptures.

Overnight Roadway Work

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvements on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) at the Westchester landing, requiring overnight double-lane closures on the northbound/westbound Thruway. The four northbound/westbound lanes on the Thruway temporarily pair off to allow for work in an expanded median. Following the traffic split, all four lanes return to their previous configuration on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Additional roadway work will require single-lane closures on the bridge next week. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 12/17 10 a.m. – One right lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Tues. 12/18 10 a.m. – One right lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Wed. 12/19 7 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Thur. 12/20 7 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Fri. 12/21 10 a.m. – One right lane 12 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

At the Rockland Landing, a section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall remains closed for the construction of the side path. Pedestrians and cyclists are being detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park. Additionally, crews will continue construction of a retaining wall along Hillside Avenue, necessitating temporary lane closures. Flag persons will keep traffic moving by alternating the directional flow between east and west. Crews have begun drilling and installing piles at Elizabeth Place Park for construction of a highway noise barrier

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack for the week of 12/17. 

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 12/18

6:30p: Nyack Housing Authority Meeting (Depew Manor)
6:30p: Tree Committee Meeting (Nyack Library)

  • Wed 12/19

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

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

Wed 12/19, 6:30p: Police Board Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Tue 12/18, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 12/19, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Thurs 12/20, 7p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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