OSSINING, NY — June 19, 2019 — Community Investment. Yesterday morning Supervisor Levenberg and I joined municipal and county leaders in thanking Congresswoman Lowey for her leadership of the House Appropriations Committee that has increased funds for local investment. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding was frozen for the Village of Ossining, along with most Westchester municipalities during the long battle between Westchester County government and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. With the lawsuit settled, and leaders in County government that value partnerships with communities like Ossining, we are now looking forward to renewed investment from the federal government in local infrastructure projects. As County Executive Latimer stated today, “The people expect every level of government to work together to benefit the communities we represent”. Let’s hope the US Senate is able to work with House leadership to make these funds a reality for communities like ours.
At last week’s Village Board work session we again discussed basketball court improvements. This year we are resurfacing all three of the basketball courts in Village parks (Veterans, Snowden & Nelson Parks). We are expanding the capital project to also include repair of lighting at the Nelson Parks basketball courts. After years of lights that have not worked, basketball fans throughout the Ossining can look forward to playing basketball later into the evening. This will be especially appreciated in the fall when the sun sets early. In fact, Superintendent Garrison is already thinking about plans for a basketball tournament under the lights in the early fall. Click here to view last week’s discussion of lighting at the Nelson Park basketball courts.
Open Office Hours with the Mayor will take place Tuesday, June 18th in the Board of Trustees office on the first floor of Village Hall from 10:00am until 12:00noon. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Village Manager Karen D’Attore (email@example.com) or the Board of Trustees (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week’s legislative session begins with a public hearing related to Hudson Steppe, the proposed development on State Street. This is a continuation of the June 5 public hearing. Click here to view the discussion that took place at the previous public hearing. Last week the applicant met with village representatives to consider modifications to the agreement referenced at the June 5 meeting.
Because this week is a legislative session, there are a number of invitations for community members to offer comments. 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.
Summer officially arrives this week! If you’re looking for last minute registration opportunities, click here and you’ll find a few spots remaining. How might you and your family enrich this summer with sports, art and camp?