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The Villages: Meter Makover Means New Look Nyack

A snow emergency was declared for the Village of Nyack beginning 2p Sunday afternoon in response to yesterday’s snowstorm.  Regular Monday trash pick-up has been rescheduled to Tues March 5.
This week in the villages: Things will look different around the village this spring. The parking meters are getting a makeover and there will be a new app to pay for parking. For now, though, the Village Board wants your input on public transportation and how it can be improved. And if you cross the Mario Cuomo Bridge, there will be Rockland-bound lane closures again this week.

Village of Nyack

Message from Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

There’s Will Be an App for That

Beginning this spring, paid parking will be a little be easier in the Village of Nyack. The current muni-meters will be replace by Pay-by-Plate parking meters that will accept credit, debit cards, and coins. To see how to use the new meters, watch this instructional video.

You will also be able to pay via a new smartphone app–and, if necessary, add time to the meter via the app without having to return to your car. More details coming soon.

— Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

Transit Survey

The Village Board is conducting a survey to assist in understanding how Nyack residents are using the local public transit systems that serve the village, and how these systems could better serve residents. If you use (or might consider using) public transportation in Nyack, complete this short survey so that the village can assess the needs. The results of the survey may be used to press for additional outside funding to improve Nyack’s public transit systems.

Village of Upper Nyack

Village Elections

The Upper Nyack Village Elections will be held at Village Hall on Tue, March 19, 2019 from 12-9p. There will be no separate registration day. You must register with the Rockland County Board of Elections by March 8, 2019.

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The following person(s) were nominated for the Office of MAYOR;
ONE (1) to be elected for a term of two years:
Bell Tower Party:
Karen Tarapata, 127 Castle Heights Ave., Upper Nyack, NY 10960

The following persons were nominated for the Office of TRUSTEE;
TWO (2) to be elected for a term of two years:
Bell Tower Party:
R. Michael Esmay, 17 Van Houten St., Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Laurie Dodge 349 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960

Town of Orangetown

Request for Proposals for the Proposed Town Hall Expansion

The Town of Orangetown is seeking proposals from qualified Architectural Firms for Comprehensive Architectural and Engineering services, including: structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil engineering, and other specialty services such as IT and AV consulting. Interested firms are invited to view and respond to the Request for Proposal by the deadline of May 1, 2019 at 10:30a. All interested and qualified proposers are invited to attend a Pre-Bid Meeting at Orangetown Town Hall on Thursday, March 6, 2019 at 10a.

Operator for Batting Cages at Veterans Memorial Park Wanted

The Town of Orangetown is seeking an operator for its outdoor batting cages at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg. Having been unused for several years, these batting cages require updates in order to be operated, but for many years prior saw substantial usage from local baseball and softball players. The Parks and Recreation department is seeking an operator who will not be charged any rent for the space, so long as they fix it and operate it as required. The town is aiming to have it up and running for the upcoming season. Potential operators are invited to view and respond to the Request for Proposal with a deadline of March 7, 2019 at 10:30a. If you have any questions, email or call 845-359-5100 x 2293.

Town of Clarkstown

Memorial Day Essay Contest and Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who wins the essay contest with the topic: What does Memorial Day mean to you? (1000 words or less). The application deadline is March 29, 2019.

Rockland County

ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship

The application for the 2019 ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship program is now available to graduating female students in Rockland County. The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County high school female seniors who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace the principals of ML by Maria Luisa: civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality, and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to a promising woman who is a senior attending a private or public Rockland County high school (must be a Rockland County resident), and one to a promising woman who is a senior attending Nyack High School. The scholarship will assist with costs in attending a college of students’ choice. The application deadline is March 16, 2019.

SUEZ Scholarship

SUEZ and the National Association of Water Companies will award five $3,000 scholarships to Rockland and Westchester students who are pursuing careers in science, engineering, or anything related to the environment. The winners will be recognized at a dinner at West Point. Completed applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Valley Cottage resident Elizabeth Fischer says there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about the Shared Use Path on the Mario Cuomo Bridge. When it opens this fall, it will be more than a recreational amenity — it’s a new transportation corridor which can help encourage greener, healthier, car free commuting by bicycle and e-bike. Her reasoning? The NYS Thruway doesn’t build parks — they build transportation systems. Read her op-ed, Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Hours Should Be 24/7.

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Lane Closures Scheduled

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvements near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge this week. The work requires single-lane closures on the Rockland-bound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287). Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 3/4 6 a – One left lane 3 p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Tue. 3/5 6 a – One left lane 3 p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Wed. 3/6 6 a – One left lane 3 p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Thur. 3/7 6 a – One left lane 1 p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Fri. 3/8 6 a – One left lane 1 p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10

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. 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 also are constructing a highway noise barrier at Elizabeth Place Park.

Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack for the week of 3/4. There are no meetings scheduled in Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 3/4, 7p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Tue 3/5

9a: Mayor Hammond’s Monthly Meeting
5p: Justice Court

  • Thurs 3/7, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

Mon 3/4, 5:30p: Justice Court

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

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