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The Villages: Seeking Tree Maintenance

This week in the villages: The Village of Nyack is looking for a contractor to provide maintenance for trees in the public parks and right of way. Nyack News and Views is looking for your clothesline photos. The Nyack Chamber of Commerce weighs in about future Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge tolls. There’s free music in the parks Tuesday and Wednesday. And, fingers crossed, there will be Classic Car Night on Thursday.

Village of Nyack

Request for Proposal for Tree Maintenance/Arborist Services due August 30, 2019

The Village of Nyack is seeking an arborist, certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, to provide tree maintenance on its trees in the public parks and right of way. The project will require tree pruning, tree removal, and stump removal in the public right of way in the Village of Nyack. The village engaged Davey Resource group to conduct an inventory and produce a map of public trees within Nyack in 2015 to develop a list of trees to be addressed in this project. The contractor will have access to the searchable inventory map in pdf format. For this proposal, applicants will evaluate the list of trees to develop a prioritized list and bid. The project proposal should include the following work to be addressed within the project budget of $48,500: pruning or removal of a final prioritized list of trees, and removal and grinding of all existing stumps and stumps of trees removed as part of the project.
There will be a mandatory pre-proposal conference on August 9, 2019 at Village Hall to ensure project understanding and to gain familiarity prior to providing the proposal. Additional information on the Request for Proposal may be found at nyack-ny.gov. All questions relating to this RFP should be addressed to James Politi at jamespoliti@nyack-ny.gov.

Music on the Hudson

Nyack Park Conservancy’s Music on the Hudson series continues on Tue, July 30 at 7p in Memorial Park with PreFab 4. Bring your blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner, and come out to enjoy the music of the Beatles with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Classic Car Night

On Thurs, August 1, from 5p to dusk, take a stroll through downtown and see hundreds of rare, antique, and vintage vehicles.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Young Trees

Do you have a young street tree in front of your house? You can help it grow strong and stay healthy by watering it regularly during the summer and keeping it mulched. Just two to three inches of mulch suppresses weeds and keeps moisture in. (Keep the mulch away from the trunk.) If you do help your tree, Nyack Tree Project would love to hear from you. All are welcome to join the volunteers with the Nyack Tree Project. Contact Marcy Denker at nyacktreeproject@gmail.com.

Summer Food Program

Reminder: Nyack’s Summer Food Program offers FREE breakfast and lunch to ANY child under 18 each weekday through August 30. There are two locations: Waldron Terrace and The Nyack Center. There is no sign-up, no application, no income requirement, and no identification needed. For hours, text “summer meals” to 97779. Visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or call 845-358-0548.

Town of Clarkstown

Community Blood Drive

There will be a community blood drive on Mon, July 29 from 9a to 8:30p at Clarkstown Town Hall, Room 301, 10 Maple Ave, New City. Every donor will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. (Donors age 16-19 can also sign up to receive a $15 Dunkin Donuts gift card). Please register at donate.nybc.org.

Summer Concert Series

The Town of Clarkstown Summer Concert Series continues on Wed, July 31 at 7:30p at Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Rd, West Nyack with Penny Lane, a Beatles tribute band. Bring the family out for a fun night of music in the park.

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Nyack News and Views is Looking for a Few Good Clothesline Photos

Do you live in or around Nyack and use solar energy (instead of fossil fuel) to dry your clothes outside on an old-fashioned clothesline? We’re looking for pictures and quotes for an Earth Matters column on “The Clotheslines of Nyack.” Please email your photos and quotes to Earth Matters columnist Susan Hellauer at susan@nyacknewsandviews.com. And if Earth Matters to you, sign up for our mailing list and get the next installment delivered right to your inbox.

And in Washington …

Lowey Celebrates Census Victory and Applauds Local Efforts to Safeguard a Complete Count in 2020

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, submitted written testimony to the New York State Complete Count Commission detailing the importance of an accurate count on the 2020 Census and highlighting the critical work of the NYS Complete Count Commission and Complete Count Committees in Westchester and Rockland.
“The 2020 Census is a serious constitutional obligation that will help determine how much federal money New Yorkers receive for the next decade,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “While the absence of the citizenship question on the Census is a victory, we still have a long way to go, which makes the NYS Complete Count Commission so vital. So too is the work already taking place… We must ensure that people feel safe enough to participate in the Census by coordinating with local stakeholders to guarantee participation and a full count, especially of those vulnerable to underestimation. I stand ready to support these important efforts in any way that I can.”
Congresswoman Lowey’s full testimony can be found on lowey.house.gov.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Recently, the New York State Thruway Authority’s Toll Advisory Panel was at the Time Hotel in Nyack to get public input on toll rates, potential resident and commuter discount programs, and commercial vehicle rates on the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge. Read what the Nyack Chamber of Commerce had to say about planned toll rates.
Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures
Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to continue realigning lane control signage on the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) traffic lanes on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge this week. The work requires multiple overnight lane closures beginning near Thruway exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W).
Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

DATE: CLOSURES BEGIN: CLOSURES END: LOCATION:
Mon 7/29 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Tue 7/30 Southbound
from exit 10 to the bridge
Tue 7/30 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Wed 7/31 Southbound
across the bridge
Wed 7/31 8p – Two l eft lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Thurs 8/1 Southbound
across the bridge
Thurs 8/1 9p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Fri 8/2 Southbound
across the bridge
Fri 8/2 10p – Two left lanes
11:59p – Three left lanes
6a, Sat 8/3 Southbound
from the bridge to exit 9

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

At the Rockland landing, work to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street is underway and is scheduled to continue in the area for several weeks.


Here are the municipal events in the Village of Nyack for the week of 7/29. There are no meetings scheduled in South or Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 7/29

7p: Parks Commission Meeting
7p: Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Tue 7/30, 5p: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

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