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The Villages: New Energy And Infrastructure

This week in the villages: A multi-year project to replace Nyack’s aging water mains is scheduled to begin this year. Nyack gets a green light for Community Choice Aggregation, a local energy supply. And commuters beware: This week there will be lane closures on the Westchester-bound side of the Mario Cuomo Bridge.

Village of Nyack

Message from Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

Wondering what all those pink markings on the roads in Nyack are? Throughout the village, utility surveyors have been marking the location of underground utilities. This underground utility survey is the starting point of a multi-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to replace Nyack’s aging water distribution system. The CIP will provide a time-line of projects to replace water mains and the valves that control the flow of our potable water. The Nyack Village Board has approved up to $10 million dollars in expenditures for this extensive CIP. In addition, the Village Board is applying for grants to offset the cost of this ambitious project. The first phase of work is scheduled to begin in 2019. It will include water main and valve replacement on Upper Depew, High Avenue, and sections of West and Central Nyack that are part of the water distribution system within the village limits.  — Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

Sustainability News

The Nyack Village Board recently agreed to move forward with the process of bringing Community Choice Aggregation to Nyack. The Board will pass a local law authorizing Nyack to purchase energy supply on behalf of the residents and small businesses in the village. A community power administrator will handle the project, from outreach through procurement through day-to-day management. More details will be coming soon.
And Nyack is now a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). It plans to get started on a Climate Action Plan to become a low carbon, high energy village.

Transit Survey

The Village Board is conducting a survey aimed at 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. 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.

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.

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

Lane Closures Scheduled

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvements near the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge next week. The work requires single-lane closures on the Westchester-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. 3/11 10 a – One left lane 4 p Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 8A
Tue. 3/12 10 a – One left lane 4 p Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 8A
Wed. 3/13 10 a – One right lane 4 p Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 8A
Thur. 3/14 10 a – One right lane 4 p Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 8A
Fri. 3/15 10 a – One right lane 4 p Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 8A

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 Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack for the week of 3/11.

  • Tue 3/12, 5p: Justice Court
  • Thurs 3/14

9:30a: Justice Court
4:30p: Board of Water Commissioners
6:30p: Village Board Pre-meeting Workshop
7:30p: Village Board Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 3/11, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 3/12

6p: Board of Trustees Budget Meeting
7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

Mon 3/11, 6p: Architectural Review Board

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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