Mayor’s Monday Message – April 1, 2019

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Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor

OSSINING, NY — April 1, 2019 — Preparing for Paving; Incremental Parking Improvements: Last week the village public works team began making improvements to storm water drainage on Dale Avenue (aka NY Route 134). We are hopeful that this year the NYS DOT will take care of some long awaited repaving, and that the village’s efforts on drainage will enhance this roadway’s longevity.

Wednesday’s work session included a discussion of some proposed changes to parking on three downtown blocks–St. Paul’s Place, Academy Place and Central Avenue. The goals of the proposed changes are to increase long-term parking during the day for local business owners and employees, and to increase the availability of overnight parking for residents. A more holistic analysis of the parking needs throughout the village is planned for this year. That process will look to incorporate concerns raised by community members and local business owners, as well as recommendations from the Downtown Revitalization Working Committee.

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 (

Wednesday Meeting

This week’s meeting will include two resolutions related to the Hidden Cove development located on the grounds where the Brandreth Pill Factory once stood. The resolutions before the Village Board are not related to the preservation of any portions of the historic office building that was part of the Pill Factory campus, or the water infrastructure requirements. Though trustees and I may offer comments recommending how particular elements of the site plan are handled, those decisions will be guided by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Village Engineer respectively.

Because this week is a legislative session, there are a number of invitations for community members to comment. If you would like to spread the word about an upcoming event, please take up to two minutes during Organizational Announcements. Folks who would like to comment on the resolutions included on that night’s agenda may do so for up to four minutes at the start of the Village Board Resolutions portion of the meeting. The meeting closes with an invitation for community members to comment for up to three minutes during Visitor Recognition about any topic of relevance to the common good of the Village.

With Regards,

/s/ Victoria Gearity

Victoria Gearity is Ossining Mayor

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Ossining proudly hosts the largest Earth Day Celebration in Westchester County. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 27.

Spend the day along the Hudson River celebrating Mother Earth! Enjoy live music, local food, craft beer, hands-on activities, and supporting sustainable businesses.

Thank you to the Green Ossining volunteers who make this event happen every year!



Victoria GearityMayor’s Monday Message – April 1, 2019

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