This week in the villages: South Nyack will hold a Board of Trustees meeting and a continuation of the public hearing regarding a Local Law related to Amending the Zoning Map of Chapter 330 of the Zoning Law of the Village of South Nyack related to the South Nyack Village Hall property. The Board of Trustees of Nyack will also meet. There is a new COVID-19 testing site at Rockland Community College. And local community ambulance corps are looking for volunteers.
Nyack Area COVID Update for January 22
Active cases by community
|7 day postivity rate||8.4%||13.2%||20.2%||16.0%||7.0%||3.2%|
|COVID-19 deaths (total)||1,082||1,057||1,033||1,020||1,010||1,006|
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.
If you need information on where to find a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov. Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
A state operated COVID-19 testing site is open at the Patriot Hills Golf Club, 19 Club House Lane, Stony Point. Regular operating hours will be Mon – Sat from 8a – 6p and testing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments may be made at appointments.bioreference.com.
Rockland Community College (RCC), 145 College Rd, Suffern, is open as a New York State COVID-19 testing site. New York State has partnered with Quadrant Biosciences to operate the site which will provide oral, saliva-based PCR COVID-19 tests. Regular operating hours will be Mon – Fri from 8:30a – 4p. Appointments may be made at app.acuityscheduling.com.
Village of Nyack
The Nyack Business Council will hold a meeting via Zoom today (Mon, Jan 24, 2022) at 4p.
The Village Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Thurs, Jan 27, 2022 at 7:30p via Zoom.
Military Tribute Banners
It’s time to order your Military Tribute Banners for 2022. 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. For more information, contact Ann Marie Tisty at 845-358-0548 ext. 283 or at email@example.com.
2022 Trash, Recycling, and Bulk Pickup Schedule
Village of South Nyack
The Board of Trustees will hold a board meeting and public hearing on Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 7:30p. A livestream of the meeting will be available on the Village of South Nyack Facebook page. Read the full agenda on southnyack.ny.gov.
Public Hearing on South Nyack Village Hall Re-Zoning
A continuation of the public hearing held on Jan 11, 2022, will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S Broadway, on Tue, Jan 25, 2022, at 7:30p regarding a Local Law related to Amending the Zoning Map of Chapter 330 of the Zoning Law of the Village of South Nyack to Change the Zoning District of Certain Property in the Village of South Nyack – 282 South Broadway, South Nyack, New York, 10960 (Tax Map Designation Section 66.70, Block 1, Lot 21), more commonly known as the South Nyack Village Hall property, from the “RG-6” (Residential) zoning district to the “RG-OA” (Mixed Commercial) zoning district. The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on southnyack.ny.gov and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall located at 282 S Broadway, South Nyack. 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. Read the full agenda on southnyack.ny.gov.
Notice of Public Hearing
A public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S Broadway on Tue, Feb 8, 2022, at 7:30p regarding a Local Law related to: CLASSIFY THE PROPOSED ACTION AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW LIGHT INDUSTRIAL OFFICE (LIO) ZONING DISTRICT & REZONE THE DPW PROPERTY AT 65 BROOKSIDE AVENUE AS LIO AS A STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (SEQRA) UNLISTED ACTION, PROVIDE FOR THE REFERRAL OF THE PROPOSED ZONING LEGISLATION. The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on southnyack.ny.gov and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall located at 282 S. Broadway, South Nyack. N.Y. 10960. A copy of the proposed Bulk Table for a Light Industrial Office (LIO) Zoning Distruct may also be found on southnyack.ny.gov. 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.
Village of Upper Nyack
Village Board Meetings Recordings Available
In case you missed them, video recordings are available for the January 13 Special Village Board of Trustees Meeting and the January 20 Village Board of Trustees Regular Meeting.
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
Winter Recreation Programs
Registration is open for the Orangetown Parks and Recreation Winter Recreation Programs. The brochure and the on-line registration button may be found on orangetown.com.
Christmas Tree Pickup
The Orangetown Highway Department is currently picking up Christmas trees from the town right-of-way. Residents are advised to place their Christmas trees out on the right-of-way, not on the paved road surface, as soon as possible. The pickup of Christmas trees will be completed on Fri, Jan 28, 2022. For further information, residents may contact the Orangetown Highway Department at (845) 359-6500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Clarkstown
Ambulance Corp Volunteers Needed
There is currently a nationwide shortage of EMTs and Ambulance volunteers. Within Clarkstown, there are five ambulance corps serving the community that are in dire need of volunteers. If you are interested, or know someone who may be please consider contacting and volunteering with one of these great organizations: Nyack, Congers/Valley Cottage, Nanuet, New City, or Spring Hill.
Build a Snowman Contest
“Do you want to build a snowman?” The Town of Clarkstown Parks Board and Recreation Commission invites all families to get creative and build a snowman any time after Jan 1, 2022. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Typical Snowman, Any Variety (animals, etc.), Best Dressed, Most Original, and Most Patriotic. Take a picture and please include name, address, telephone number, and category and submit it to email@example.com by Fri, Mar 25, 2022. One photo will be accepted for every snowman. Please do not submit multiple pictures of the same snowman. One “First Prize” will be awarded for each category on Serendipity Saturday, June 18, 2022. Winners will be notified by Apr 22, 2022. For further information, please call the Recreation and Parks office at 845-639-6200, Mon – Fri, 9a-5p.
Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program
The Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program will reimburse businesses between $5,000 and $25,000 for past expenses or fund future expenses for eligible outdoor dining COVID-19 mitigation equipment. Eligible entities include restaurants, food stands, food trucks, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, bakeries, delis, cafes, breweries, wineries, and other similar places of business.
Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:
- Heat Lamps or other electric heating equipment
- Additional tables and chairs for outdoor dining
- Market Umbrellas
- Plexiglass Shields
- Patio Fencing
For more information and to download an application visit rocklandgov.com
New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund
Homeowners who are affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic may qualify for up to $50,000 in aid. The Homeowner Assistance Fund is open through Feb 4, 2022. The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as a result of financial hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit nyhomeownerfund.org for more information.
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.