OSSINING, NY — March 9, 2020 — Bridge Celebrating the Broadway Bridge & Progress for the Building Department
Last week we celebrated the rehabilitation of the Broadway Bridge. Thank you to everyone who made this project happen. And thank you to the residents for your patience during the construction. It was lovely to share the event with several community members who joined in the fun.
At last week’s legislative session we invited Building Inspector Joe Agostinelli to update us on some big progress happening with his department. I was especially pleased to get updated on their proactive work on code enforcement with downtown commercial properties as well as properties where there are inconsistencies between the assessors office and building department records. There is also exciting news about the Building Department becoming more customer friendly. Very soon building permits will be able to be submitted and paid online. Proactively addressing code enforcement concerns, improving accuracy of property records, and streamlining the permit process have been top priorities of this administration. We are seeing is excellent progress toward those goals. Click here to see the full meeting agenda. If you’d like to watch the portion of the meeting with Building Inspector Joe Agostinelli, click here.
Open Office Hours with the Mayor will take place tomorrow 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 work session includes an update on efforts and communication regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as our first Board conversation about the potential for a Citizens Academy. This is an idea that has been successful in other communities at engaging residents in a series of workshops to learn more about village functions. The idea was suggested by a local resident. We look forward to sharing more soon. Click here to see the full work session agenda.
Work sessions are forums when the Village Board meets with staff and experts to become 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.
/s/ Victoria Gearity
Repair Cafe on Saturday
This Saturday join the volunteers from Green Ossining at the latest installment of the Repair Cafe. Bring your broken, but beloved items, have them fixed for free, and keep them out of the trash! The Green Ossining team can help with fabric repair, wood repair, electrical appliances, tech support for computers and mobile devices, ceramic repair, bikes, costume jewelry, toys and more. There is also a kid’s table where kids can learn circuitry and how stuff works—maybe one day they can become Repair Cafe volunteers themselves! For more information visit GreenOssining.org.