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The Villages: Community Choice Aggregation

Image credit: Community Environmental Council

This week in the villages: South and Upper Nyack are both holding public hearings to consider changes in local law to allow for Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) Programs. The Orangetown Highway Department is hosting the popular open house. And the Rockland Bicycling Club invites everyone to join in a Ride of Silence to pay tribute to fallen cyclists and advocate for safer streets.  Continued roadwork near the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown necessitates overnight lane and ramp closures.

Village of Nyack

Water Main Flushing

The Village of Nyack Water Department will continue to flush water mains this week in Nyack and South Nyack (except for the Nyack College area) on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Flushing will take place between the hours of 9p and 6a. As a result of the flushing, your water may be temporarily discolored and you might experience a temporary reduction in water pressure. If you have any questions, please call (845) 358-0641 or (845) 358-3734, or email

Summer Food Program Employment Opportunities

The Village of Nyack Summer Food Program is accepting applications for a Summer Food Program Site Supervisor and two Summer Food Program Helpers for the program at Waldron Terrace, Valley Cottage Elementary, and Nyack Center. The program will run Monday – Friday 7:30a-1:30p from July 1-August 30. Different sites have slightly different hours and dates. Visit the Village of Nyack Facebook page for job requirements and more information.

Hudson River Boat Slips Available At Rivercrest

This convenient location just blocks from downtown Nyack at 103 Gedney St features 23 ft slips for $700 a season. Two slips, up to 30 feet, are $1,050 per season. For more information, email or call (914) 420-4554.

Village of South Nyack

Public Hearing Tuesday, May 14, 7:30p

The Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:30p at the South Nyack Village Hall, 282 S Broadway, South Nyack to consider a Proposed Local Law for establishment of a Community Choice Aggregation Program for the Village of South Nyack related to a policy empowering the village to select the “default” source of electricity and/or natural gas supply on behalf of its residents.
The Board of Trustees will hear at said time and place all persons in support of this local law and any objections thereto. The full text of the proposed law is available to review at the South Nyack Village Hall.

Village Parking Workshop

There will be a Village Parking Workshop on Thursday, May 16 at 7p at the South Nyack Firehouse, 90 Depot Pl, 2nd floor. All residents are encouraged to attend and to provide input about parking within the village. Representatives from Chazen Companies (parking consultant hired by the village) will be present to gather feedback from the community regarding parking within the village, such as:

  • What is the critical parking issue in South Nyack?
  • Should daily parking be permitted on all streets in South Nyack?
  • Should there be costs for on-street parking?
  • Should the current two-hour parking restriction be changed?

Village of Upper Nyack

Public Hearing Thursday, May 16, 7:30p

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30p at the Upper Nyack Village Hall, 328 N Broadway, Upper Nyack to consider adding Chapter 15, Ordinance 15.1, establishing a Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) Program to the 1965 Code of General Ordinances, also known as Local Law #1 of 2019. The purpose of this law is to reduce the cost and promote the use of renewable energy resources such as wind and solar which allows local governments to determine the default supplier of electricity and natural gas on behalf of eligible consumers located in the Village of Upper Nyack.
All interested parties are entitled to appear in person or by agent and speak on the subject matter at the public hearing. Full text of the law is available at the Village Hall office from Monday through Friday, 9a until 12p or at

Town of Clarkstown

How to Help Victims of the Mountainview Condos Fire

On April 14, there was a devastating fire affecting 16 families at the Mountainview Condos in Valley Cottage. The Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (RCVOAD) is helping the displaced residents of Mountainview with food, clothing, and counseling, and they have set up and opened the Rockland County Disaster Relief Fund to collect money for the victims of the fire. One hundred percent of the funds collected will go directly to the victims of the fire. To donate, visit United Way’s website ( and click on “donate” or call the organization at (845) 358-8929.

Lifeguards Wanted

The Town of Clarkstown is looking to hire lifeguards for the 2019 summer season. Applicants must be at least 16 years-old and have current lifeguarding and CPR/AED certifications. Pay rate: $12/hour, $14 with Water Safety Instruction. For more information, and for an application, call (845) 639-6200, or visit

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Town of Orangetown

23rd Annual Highway Department Open House

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a to 12p, residents and their families are invited to tour the facility, witness equipment demonstrations, meet Highway Department representatives, and learn more about the operation of the Orangetown Highway Department. Free “Highway Helper” t-shirts will be given to the first 50 children in attendance. A flyer may be found at

Rockland County

Ride of Silence

Photo credit: Rockland Bicycling Club

Join the Rockland Bicycling Club (RBC) on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30p at the Rockland County Courthouse for the annual Ride of Silence. Each May cyclists across the country and around the world cycle slowly and quietly in a Ride of Silence to raise awareness of bike safety issues.
In 2018, there were 40 crashes involving a car and a cyclist in Rockland County. Please join the RBC on May 15 as they ride in silence around New City to draw attention to the issue of cycling safety. The Ride of Silence is an opportunity for both drivers and cyclists to consider how to safely share the road and drive and cycle more courteously.

FREE Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Rockland county is offering a free clinic for anyone who has not been vaccinated, needs a second shot, or is unsure of their immunization status on Friday, May 17 from 9a-12p at Christ Episcopal Church, 65 Washington Ave, Suffern. Free MMR vaccinations are also available by calling the county health department at (845) 364-2497 or (845) 364-2520.

T.E.E.N. Works Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Session

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is still accepting applications for the 2019 summer session of the T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) program. T.E.E.N. Works is a workforce preparation and placement program that combines summer work experience with career and life skills training. Designed for youth between the ages of 15 and 20, the four-week program offers pre-employment training and possible job placement upon successful completion. The mission of T.E.E.N. Works is to assist our teens and young adults in growing into successful, contributing members of our local workforce with strong goals for their future.
Applications for T.E.E.N. Works are currently available at, at the offices of the Rockland County Youth Bureau in Pomona, or can be requested by emailing The deadline for submitting an application is June 10, 2019 or until all positions are filled . For more information about T.E.E.N. Works, visit or contact the Rockland County Youth Bureau at (845) 364-2929.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Overnight Lane And Ramp Closures

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvements near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Paving of the southbound exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – US Route 9) off- ramp requires multiple overnight lane closures on the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287).
Drivers will be detoured approximately one mile west to exit 8A (Elmsford – NY Route 119 – Saw Mill River Parkway North) to access the northbound Thruway and the northbound exit 9 off-ramp (see map below).
At least one lane will remain open at all times. Specific lane and ramp closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane and Ramp Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 5/13 8p – Two right lanes
11p – Three right lanes
5a, Tues. 5/14 Southbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 11 to exit 9
Mon. 5/13 8p – Ramp closure 5a, Tues. 5/14 Southbound
exit 9 off-ramp
Tue. 5/14 8p – Two right lanes
11p – Three right lanes
5a, Wed. 5/15 Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Tue. 5/14 8p – Ramp closure 5a, Wed. 5/15 Southbound
exit 9 off-ramp
Wed. 5/15 8p – Two right lanes
11p – Three right lanes
5a, Thur. 5/16 Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Wed. 5/15 8p – Ramp closure 5a, Thur. 5/16 Southbound
exit 9 off-ramp
Thur. 5/16 9p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Fri. 5/17 Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Fri. 5/17 10p – Two left lanes
11:59p – Three left lanes
6a, Sat. 5/18 Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack for the week of 5/13. 

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 5/14, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 5/15

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

  • Thurs 5/16

9:30a: Justice Court
7p: Pavion Apartment Lottery

  • Sat 5/18, 10a: Mayor’s Update Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 5/13, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 5/14

7p: Public Hearing – Community Choice Aggregation Proposed Local Law
7:35p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

  • Thurs 5/16, 7p: Village Parking Workshop with Chazen Companies
  • Sat 5/18, 9a: Mayor’s Meet and Greet

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Mon 5/13, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Wed 5/15, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Thurs 5/16, 7:30p: Public Hearing on Establishing a Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) Program

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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