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The Villages: Summer is Coming

This week in the villages: We may still be in the throes of winter temps, but the area is gearing up for summer. The Village of Nyack is looking to hire summer help for Memorial Park. The Town of Clarkstown Recreation and Parks Department is also looking to fill various summer positions. Volunteers are still needed for the Nyack Citizen Advisory Committee, with the first meeting set for Tuesday. And get those resusable bags ready: the plastic bag ban begins in New York State on March 1.

Village of Nyack

Volunteers Needed for the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) – First Meeting Tuesday

Volunteers are needed for the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to help develop the village’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant Application. Members of the committee must reside in the Village of Nyack. Priority is given to low income, minority, elderly, and disabled residents. The first meeting will be Tue, Feb 11 at 6p. Please RSVP to

Summer Employment

If you like to work outdoors, the Village of Nyack is hiring summer help for Memorial Park. You should be comfortable with managing crowds and directing traffic. You must be at least 18 years of age with a clean driver’s license. There will be a pre-employment drug screening. Applications are available at Village Hall.

Military Tribute Banners

It’s time to order your Military Tribute Banners for 2020. These banners make a beautiful tribute to honor your veterans, active-duty, reserve, and National Guard members. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day in the village downtown area. Orders must be placed by March 1, 2020. For more information, contact Ann Marie Tisty at 845-358-0548 or at

Village of Upper Nyack

Comprehensive Plan Update Available for Public Review

Recently, the Village Board of Trustees accepted the draft of the comprehensive plan update. It is now available for public review on or at the Nyack Public Library and Valley Cottage Public Library. A public hearing is planned for Mar 26 at 7p at the Upper Nyack Elementary School.

Town of Clarkstown

Community Choice Aggregation Public Outreach Meeting

Clarkstown is taking part in a New York State-supported partnership-program to help its residents and small businesses save money on electricity bills while also supporting renewable power produced in New York. The program is enabled by a New York State regulation called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), which allows cities, towns, and villages to source energy on behalf of their residents and small businesses. There will be an Open House Q&A meeting on Thurs, Feb 13 from 7-8:30p in the Clarkstown Town Hall, Room 301, 10 Maple Ave, New City.

Councilman Meet and Greet

On Mon, Feb 10 at 7p, meet Town of Clarkstown Ward 2 Councilman Mike Graziano at Congers VMA, 65 Lake Rd, Congers.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Town of Clarkstown received a grant from NYS DEC to install an electric vehicle charging station at the Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Ave, New City. The charging station has four chargers for any type of electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid. The first two hours are complementary and a small fee is charged for the additional hours (up to two more).

Community Pass Registration

Every calendar year Clarkstown residents must re-verify residency in order to use the online registration system CommunityPass. Please visit the Clarkstown Parks and Recreation Office at 31 Zukor Rd, New City as soon as possible with your current proof of residency. More information may be found on

Recreation Summer Applications

2020 summer applications are now available at the Clarkstown Recreation and Parks Administration Office at 31 Zukor Rd, New City or at

Rockland County

Community Emergency Response Team Classes Continue

Rockland County residents age 14 and older can be part of the Rockland Community Emergency Response Team (RCERT), a reserve task force, mobilized at times of crisis or disaster to free up the county’s professional first responders. There are no special requirements for applicants, and they can be certified after taking eight prescribed classes. Members set up and operate emergency shelters, hand out supplies, disseminate information, survey storm/disaster damage, and conduct neighbor well-checks. They also may be called upon for crowd control, basic first aid, or search and rescue.

The next class, Disaster Medical I, will be held on Tue, Feb 11 from 7-9p, and the following, Disaster Medical II, will be held on Mon, Mar 23 from 7-9p at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemens Memorial Dr, Pomona. Additional information may be found at Register at or by calling 845-364-2932.

New York State

The Bag Ban Is Coming – March 1, 2020

Starting March 1, 2020, a new bag waste reduction law will take effect in New York State, where over 23 billion plastic bags are typically used each year. More information on the Bag Waste Reduction Law may be found at

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack for the week of 2/10. 

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 2/11

5p: Justice Court
6p: Community Development Block Grant Meeting

  • Thurs 2/13

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

  • Sat 2/15, 10a: Mayor Hammond’s Saturday Morning Meeting (Hudson Market on Main, 5 N Broadway)

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 2/10, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 2/11

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

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Tue 2/11, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Thurs 2/13, 7p: Board of Trustees Workshop

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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