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The Villages: Season of Giving

This week in the villages: It’s the holiday season, and what better time to remember your neighbors in need? The Nyack Homeless Project is having a virtual drive for food and winter clothing, the Orangetown Police Department is collecting toys, and the Town of Clarkstown is participating in People to People’s Project Comfort and Joy.  Those in need may also be eligible for assistance to pay their water bills. And if you haven’t joined Rockland Community Power’s Clean Energy Program there are two upcoming virtual information sessions open to all new, prospective, and current customers.

Nyack Area COVID Update for November 27

27-Nov 20-Nov 13-Nov 6-Nov 30-Oct 23-Oct
Active cases by community
Nyack 23 17 12 7 7 13
Valley Cottage 28 27 16 11 6 12
West Nyack 19 18 18 13 15 9
Piermont 3 3 4 7 4 7
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 2.0% 1.5% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 2.2%
Active cases 802 727 653 655 757 812
Hospitalized 15 15 8 15 13 8
COVID-19 deaths (total) 1,001 1,000 998 993 990 989

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 11/27/2021

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose, 3rd dose (for immunocompromised), or booster COVID-19 vaccine from any Rockland County Department of Health Clinic visit rocklandgov.com/departments/health/. To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit vaccines.gov.

Village of Nyack

The Nyack Business Council will hold a meeting via Zoom today (Mon, Nov 29, 2021) at 4p.

The Zoning Board will meet today (Mon, Nov 29, 2021) to consider applications for area variances for setback requirements, for area and parking variances associated with the construction of a wood framed pergola above existing front yard patio dining area, and for area variances associated with the construction of a new single family home. Read the full agenda at nyack-ny.gov before Zooming into the meeting at 7p.

Financial Assistance with Water Bills

Financial Assistance is available to help pay water bills for qualified individuals. The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help. LIHWAP is a drinking water and wastewater emergency assistance program funded through new federal resources. Benefits are based on the amount of unpaid water and wastewater bills owed by applicants. This assistance is targeted at low income households and income guidelines will mirror that of the Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHWAP benefits are based on the actual amount of drinking water and/or wastewater arrears, up to a maximum of $2,500 per drinking water or wastewater provider, or $5,000 if drinking water and wastewater services are combined, per household. Benefits are paid directly to the household’s drinking water and/or wastewater vendor(s). Additional information may be found on otda.ny.gov.

Leaf Collection

autumn leaves

Residents must keep leaves out of roadways to comply
with town codes and state traffic laws.

Loose leaf piles should be placed on homeowner’s property and not on sidewalks or in the roadway. DPW will be picking up leaves now through Dec 10, 2021. Leaves may be placed in biodegradable paper bags or left loose in a pile on homeowner’s property. Consider mulching leaves as a sustainable approach to landscaping.

Other residential yard waste may be dropped off at the Clarkstown Yard Waste Facility, 166 S Rt 303. This facility is open to all.

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project food and clothing drive has gone virtual and needs your help to buy food and winter clothing for those in need. Visit their Virtual Drive page and donate what you can.

Village of Upper Nyack

Notice of Continued Public Hearing

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack adjourned the public hearing to consider an Application for a Temporary Moratorium Variance, 350 North Highland Avenue, Village of Upper Nyack (SBL 59.16-2-3 (Upper Nyack)) until December 16, 2021. Application for a variance from the temporary moratorium on land use applications, including special use permit applications, for the subject property, which is located on Route 9W in the OB (Office Business) Zoning District (see Local Laws 1 of 2020 and 3 of 2020 as extended),  to allow the applicant to pursue the necessary land use approvals to use the subject property as a school.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board of Trustees will not be meeting in person. In accordance with Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021 signed by the New York State Governor Kathy Hochul suspending certain provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, the meeting will be held via videoconferencing, and a transcript will be provided at a later date. The public will have the opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide comments.

A meeting agenda, plans, application materials, and other information will be posted on uppernyack-ny.us in advance of the meeting. Copies of the applications are available for public inspection in Village Hall during regular business hours, 9a-12p.

Public Notice of Village of Upper Nyack Election Offices to Be Filled

Two two-year trustee offices are vacant at the end of the current official year and are to be filled at the Village election to be held on Tue, Mar 15, 2022.

Town of Orangetown

33rd Annual PBA Toy Drive

New unwrapped toys for children may be dropped off at Orangetown Police Department, 26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg to benefit Tomorrow’s Children’s Hospital, Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Valley Hospital Pediatric Center, 508th Military Police, U.S. Military families and many others. Toys may be dropped off through Dec 16, 2021.

Town of Clarkstown

People to People Comfort and Joy

In partnership with People to People, the Town of Clarkstown is collecting new, warm twin size blankets or throws for children from low-income families. You may drop off blankets at the Town of Clarkstown Town Hall, 2nd floor lobby, 10 Maple Ave, New City. The deadline for blanket donations is Dec 5, 2021. People to People and the Town are also collecting $35 gift cards to give children for the holidays. Donations may be made at peopletopeopleinc.ejoinme.org/clarkstowncomfortjoy.

Rockland Community Power Virtual Information Sessions

It is one year since the launch of the Rockland Community Power program which has delivered cost savings to residents and small businesses – and a measurable environmental impact too. The program gives residents and businesses a way to make a measurable difference in their carbon footprint, while also keeping costs down.

Get answers to your questions at two virtual information sessions which are open to all new, prospective, and current customers:

Thurs, Dec 2, 2021, 7p
https://tinyurl.com/RCP2Dec
Meeting number: 2556 027 2587
Password: rcp4
Or call +1-415-655-0001
Access code: 255 602 72587

Thurs, Dec 9, 2021, 7p
https://tinyurl.com/RCP9Dec
Meeting number: 2558 599 2728
Password: rcp3
Or call: +1-415-655-0001
Access code: 255 859 92728

Rockland County

Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Rockland County Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics for the 2021-2022 flu season on various dates and locations. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome at all clinics. There is a $20 fee for those 6 months through 64 years old: cash or check accepted. For those with private health insurance, we will provide you with a receipt to submit to your health insurance for possible reimbursement. To make the process quicker, please print and bring the completed 2021-2022 FLU VACCINE FORM with you.

The vaccine is free of charge if you:

  • are 65 years and older (please bring identification with proof of age)
  • have Medicare or Medicaid (please bring your card)
  • are uninsured or underinsured

The Health Department is giving the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which does not contain preservatives, including thimerosal. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine clinics visit rocklandgov.com or call 845-364-2534.



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