Mayor’s Monday Message – September 2, 2019

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Victoria Gearity, Ossining Mayor

OSSINING, NY — September 2, 2019 — 

Labor Day Gratitude

Millions of Americans are taking time today to be thankful for the safe conditions, decent wage, weekends and overtime pay that are part of our economy today because of the labor movement. Public and private sector unions are at the foundation of a thriving middle class. Their advocacy for their members strengthens conditions for all workers.

The Village of Ossining is especially grateful for the excellent work by members of the local CSEA and PBA who keep our community clean and safe every day.

Community Connections  

Open Office Hours with the Mayor will take place tomorrow in theBoard 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 (, Village Manager Karen D’Attore ( or the Board of Trustees (

Wednesday Meeting

This week’s legislative session includes votes on two proposed local laws which amend the electrical (Proposed Local Law 4) and plumbing (Proposed Local Law 5) codes. Click here to review all 2019 proposed and enacted legislation. This week’s meeting also includes resolutions for two major capital expenses, one a fire apparatus, the other related to construction of a new water treatment facility. Click here to view the complete agenda.

Because this 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 this week’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. The meeting will be held at the Birdsall-Fagan Police Court Facility on Spring Street.

With Regards,

/s/ Victoria Gearity

Victoria Gearity is Ossining Mayor

Back to School!

Back to School!

Ossining students return to class Tuesday morning. Commuters are strongly encouraged to leave extra time to get to work, and to be extra cautious as thousands of children will be walking to bus-stops and school buildings.

Did you notice the construction this summer at the OHS parking lots? Click here for a helpful video for the Ossining Police Department all about the new traffic pattern for bus and car drop-offs at OHS. Ossining Police will be on site for the start of the year to help folks navigate the new system. You can help by starting your day a little early, and being patient as everyone learns the new system designed to improve safety for our students and drivers.

New York State legislators are so keenly aware of the importance of protecting students, this year they passed a law to provide for the use of school bus safety cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for a school bus displaying a red visual signal and stop-arm. The best advice for the start of the school year is to start extra early, be extra careful, and be extra patient.


Victoria GearityMayor’s Monday Message – September 2, 2019

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