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The Villages: Orangetown Needs Your Input

This week in the villages: The Town of Orangetown is updating its Comprehensive Plan, and it invites local residents, workers, and business owners to participate in an online survey. Applications are now open for residents and businesses in certain parts of Rockland County for the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding. The Town of Orangetown is hosting a Halloween themed Family Movie Night on Sunday. And get out those bicycles and explore Rockland on Saturday at the Ride ‘Round Rockland.

Nyack Area COVID Update for October 2

2-Oct 25-Sep 18-Sep 11-Sep 4-Sep 28-Aug
Active cases by community
Nyack 15 16 18 19 15 11
Valley Cottage 28 36 30 26 16 10
West Nyack 12 16 21 29 21 13
Piermont 3 3 3 2 4 4
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 2.3% 2.6% 3.7% 2.9% 2.9% 2.6%
Active cases 913 1,040 864 683 689 641
Hospitalized 29 24 30 23 18 17
COVID-19 deaths (total) 981 978 977 974 973 970

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 10/2/2021

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose COVID-19 vaccine from any Rockland County Department of Health Clinic visit To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit

Village of Nyack

Today (Mon, Oct 4, 2021) the Planning Board will meet to consider various site plan applications, and an application for tree removal. Read the full agenda at before Zooming into the meeting at 7p.

Temporary Bus Layover Downtown

Due to the construction of the supermarket at the Riverspace building on Main St, there will be a temporary layover for the displaced busses on Cedar St, the west side of the street adjacent to Veterans Park. This will be in effect until Oct 18, 2021.

Village of South Nyack

South Nyack Justice Court will be in session today (Mon, Oct 4, 2021) at 9a.

Save the Date – Public Hearing on Disbandment Date for the South Nyack Police Department

A Public Hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S Broadway, South Nyack on Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 7:30p regarding a Local Law related to: Amending Article II Section 47 of the Code of the Village of South Nyack to establish a Disbandment Date for the South Nyack Police Department by adding a provision as follows: The South Nyack Police Department shall be disbanded as of 12a on Jan 1, 2022.

The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall.

The Board of Trustees will hear at said time and place all persons in support of this local law and any objections thereto. Interested parties may appear in person or by agent or representative.

Nyack Public Schools

The Board of Education will meet on Tue, October 5, 2021 at 6:30p at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack. It will also be made available on Zoom. Read the full agenda at

Town of Orangetown

Town of Orangetown Comprehensive Plan Survey

The Town of Orangetown is embarking on a process of updating its Comprehensive Plan for the first time since 2003 to establish a guiding framework for future sustainable development, economic growth, and natural resource preservation in the Town. A Comprehensive Plan is a long-term planning document that establishes a community’s goals and aspirations for the future, while providing a roadmap for how to achieve them. Over the next several months, the Town will hold a series of public workshops and provide other opportunities for public engagement. Through input from local residents, workers, and business owners, the Comprehensive Plan Update will reflect the goals and recommendations of the Orangetown community, and will serve as a guiding framework for the Town’s growth and development in the coming years.

To kick-off the process, the Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC) invites the community to participate in an online survey. The online survey offers community members an opportunity to provide their input and thoughts on existing and future conditions within the Town. The survey will be available until Oct 29, 2021, and all are encouraged to participate.

Family Movie Night

Join Orangetown’s Parks & Recreation Department for their Family Movie Night in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 6:30p for a screening of Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie followed by a screening of Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween at 7:45p. The cost is $3 per person with a maximum of $12 per family (same household only). For more information, please email Pre-registration is required at All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the event

Town of Orangetown 2021 Fall Recreation Programs

The Town of Orangetown’s 2021 Fall Recreation Program Brochure is available on Please email or call 845-359-6503 with any questions.

Rockland County

Applications Now Open for CARES Act Grant Funding

Applications are now available for Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding. The County of Rockland is funding three separate programs from this grant and due to federal requirements only certain areas of the county are eligible:

Small Business Grant Relief Program – Maximum of $45,000 per business, based upon need. Minimum request is $5,000:

The goal of this program is to keep businesses open and retain jobs in those that are at-risk of closing or laying off employees due to social distancing policies and other orders and policies related to COVID-19. Financing under this program is available to eligible for-profit businesses registered and located within municipalities that are a part of the 2019 HUD Action Plan Urban Consortium.

Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Public Services Program:

Rockland County is allocating funds to qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies serving Rockland County to support a variety of activities that prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Activities are required to provide new or quantifiably increased public services that assist and/or benefit the low- and moderate-income population affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Financing under this program is available to eligible non-profit agencies serving county residents located within municipalities that are a part of the 2019 HUD Action Plan Urban Consortium.

COVID-19 Rent Relief Grant Program:

This program is designed to fund up to six months past due rent not to exceed the CDBG/HOME published Fair Market Rents based upon family and bedroom size and also up to six months past due utility bills if funding allows.

Basic eligibility: the renter must document at least a 30% reduction of income since Mar 1, 2020, related to COVID-19; or renter must have become unemployed after Mar 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 and renter’s income may not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income for Rockland County as defined by HUD:

Area Median Income 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
80% AMI $66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000

Financing under this program is available to eligible households located within municipalities that are a part of the 2019 HUD Action Plan Urban Consortium. Households must have a lease with an unrelated landlord and may not be residents of public housing buildings or receive Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher assistance.

The applications for each program and federal eligibility requirements are available to download on

Bicycle Ride ‘Round Rockland Oct 9

There’s something for every type of cyclist at the 2021 Ride ‘Round Rockland on Sat, Oct 9, 2021. Choose from two century options (100 miles and a 65 mile metric route) or follow the shorter and sweeter 40 and 18 mile routes. There’s even a family friendly 3.2 mile loop around Rockland Lake where younger cyclists can join in the fun. Lunch is included after the ride and there will be awards for the youngest participants, too.

For more info including route maps, registration and start times, go to The 2021 Ride ‘Round Rockland is sponsored by Rockland County Tourism.

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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