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The Villages: Tree Stewards, New Supervisor, River Hook Plans

This week in the villages: Tree huggers, do you care enough to put you spade where your sentiments are and sign up to be a Tree Steward? Orangetown has a new town supervisor, and the Village of Nyack Rec Department has a new winter class schedule. There will be pedestrian safety improvements for the HudsonLink bus stop on South Franklin Street and Upper Nyack is looking for volunteers to serve on its River Hook Planning Committee.

Help Nyack’s Trees

The Village of Nyack is looking for volunteers to become Nyack Tree Stewards. A free two session class taught by a certified arborist on Thurs, Jan 16 from 6:30-9p and Sat, Jan 18 from 9:30a-12p will teach you to prune and maintain Nyack’s young public street trees. For more details and for registration, email NyackTreeProject@gmail.com.

See also: Earth Matters: Nyack Tree Project Is Branching Out

And as a reminder to residents, tree work continues this month. Please follow any posted parking restrictions so crews may work safely.

Winter 2020 Recreation Classes

Registration is now open for the Winter 2020 Recreation Programs, including Gym Games, Introduction to Piano, Paper Cutting Arts, T(w)een Yoga & Floating Meditation, and Yoga for Student Athletes.

Open Positions on Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) has an opening for one full-time member and one alternate member. The ARB assists applicants to focus on design principles which can result in creative solutions that will develop a satisfactory visual appearance, preserve property values, and encourage improvement in the overall quality of life.

The ARB meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 7p at Village Hall. An appointment is for a five year term. Interested candidates should be able to:

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  • Read plans and elevations; think three-dimensionally; visualize scale, massing, and proportion relative to adjacent buildings.
  • Understand and interpret guidelines as it relates to the Building Code.
  • Follow guidelines regarding excessive similarity and dissimilarity.
  • Be able to present an opinion using language of the code in an objective manner.

If you would like to apply for a position on the ARB, please send a cover letter and resume to Mayor Hammond at dhammond@nyack-ny.gov.

Village of South Nyack

Update on Safety Concerns at the new Franklin St Extension (Road F) Bus Stops

The static pedestrian crossing signs were installed.  The lights have been installed in the two bus shelters; one is on and working.  There is a plan for a bench to be installed by the end of January. It will be a standalone bench between the shelter and the TVMs. The DOT has started to look at the design for the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon. This will be most likely installed by the end of March. The DOT has the specification for the lit bollard, but is holding off on any design until the interchange reconstruction is complete to see if the above improvements; as well as the completion of additional sidewalks, have properly addressed safety concerns.

Village of Upper Nyack

River Hook Planning Meetings

On Tue, Jan 14 from 7-8:30p at the Old Stone Meeting House, the Village of Upper Nyack is holding a River Hook Planning Committee kick-off meeting for anyone interested in helping to plan the future of River Hook Preserve. For more information, please email Mayor Karen Tarapata at mayor.tarapata@gmail.com or Laurie Dodge at laurie.dodge@icloud.com.

Town of Orangetown

In Case You Missed It …

On Tues Jan 7, 2020, Teresa Kenny was sworn in as the new Orangetown Supervisor. Here is the text of her inaugural address that evening.

Highway Department Christmas Tree Pickup Program

The Orangetown Highway Department will be picking up Christmas trees through Jan 31, 2020. Trucks will be working throughout Orangetown and will remove Christmas trees from the right-of-way on a street-by-street basis.

Mario M. Cuomo Bridge News

Lane Closures Near Bridge This Week

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to resume overhead gantry work on the bridge this week. The work will require overnight lane closures on northbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) traffic lanes in the area. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

DATE: CLOSURES BEGIN: CLOSURES END: LOCATION:
Mon 1/13 8p – Two right lanes 7a, Tue 1/14 Northbound (I-87/I-287)
From exit 9 to exit 10
Tue 1/14 8p – Two right lanes 7a, Wed 1/15 Northbound
From exit 9 to exit 10
Wed 1/15 8p – Two right lanes 7a, Thurs 1/16 Northbound
From exit 9 to exit 10
Thurs 1/16 9p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
6a, Fri 1/17 Northbound
From exit 9 to exit 10
Fri 1/17 10p – Two left lanes
11:59p – Three left lanes
6a, Sat 1/18 Northbound
From exit 9 to exit 10

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

Construction of the shared bicycle and pedestrian path continues. At the Rockland Landing, construction continues along the side path, the path’s underpass at South Broadway and the Exit 10 off-ramp from the northbound Thruway.


Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 1/13.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 1/14, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 1/15, 7p: Architectural Review Board
  • Thurs 1/16

9:30a: Justice Court
6:30p: Tree Steward Training Session 1

  • Sat 1/18, 9:30a: Tree Steward Training Session 2

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 1/13, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 1/14

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

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway. 

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Village of Upper Nyack

  • Wed 1/15, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Thurs 1/16, 7p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 1/14, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack.


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