Mayor’s Monday Message – March 11, 2019 —

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Fighting Against Funding Cuts

Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor

Over the weekend the dedicated members of the Sing Sing Prison Museum Board gathered for a day-long retreat to chart our path for the next 18 months, which is when the Preview Center is scheduled to open. So much needs to happen in that time. Thankfully this group is comprised of a tremendous wealth of experience and vision.

The item on last week’s agenda that demanded the lion’s share of our attention was the public hearing on Hidden Cove, the proposed development on the property where the Brandreth Pill Factory once stood. The Board voted to close the public hearing, but has not yet voted on a resolution to grant a Waterfront Special Permit. It is possible that we will grant the permit at an upcoming meeting with conditions attached. Click here to read the full agenda, or click through to video of the meeting. Anyone viewing village board/committee meeting information with find a new system for organizing meeting agendas and material.

Community Connections  

Open Office Hours with the Mayor will take place tomorrow from 10am-12noon in the Board of Trustees office on the first floor of Village Hall. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to discuss any topic, concern or idea of interest to you.

Have a burning question or idea, at any hour of the day or night?… Email me (, the Board of Trustees ( or Village Manager Debbie McDonnell (

Prioritizing 2019 Projects

A focus of this week’s work session will be for the Board to review and prioritize the long list of initiatives proposed for 2019. Beyond providing the resources for staff to fulfill their daily work to keep the village running smoothly, it is critical that we provide guidance on which projects should command the greatest attention in 2019.

Work sessions are forums when the Village Board meets with staff and experts to get informed on potential action to be taken, and generally is not open for public comment. However, the public is invited to attend in person or to watch the meeting on television, the village website, or YouTube.

Victoria Gearity is Ossining Mayor

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Spring Recreation Registration

Recreation programming keeps growing for Ossining’s youth and adults. Visit our website to learn more and register. Whether you’re considering a new exercise class at the Community Center, a ceramics class at the Cedar Lane Arts Center, or enrolling your toddler in swim lessons, these opportunities are all offered at reasonable rates. They are also a great way to improve your health and quality of life, and make new friends.


Victoria GearityMayor’s Monday Message – March 11, 2019 —

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