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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Manor of Speaking Weekly 11/9/23

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Veterans Day.

All Village offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th, however there will be a regular Friday garbage collection for your defined sanitation zone. 

11/14/23 Board of Trustees Meeting.

Please note that the 11/14/23 Board of Trustees Meeting will be held in person at the William J. Vescio Community Center, 1 Library Road.  The meetings will also broadcast via Zoom for the purposes of remote viewing and participation. The Work Session will be held at/or about 6:00 PM and the Regular Meeting will be held at/or about 7:30 PM.  The following Public Hearing will be adjourned to a date determined by the Board: 

  • Continued Public Hearing Special Use Permit Request – IPPsolar Integration LLC, Chilmark Shopping Center, 1856 Pleasantville Road – to be immediately adjourned to a date determined by the Board.

To view the Zoom link and full agenda please click here

Village Tax Reminder!

We are reminding residents that your second half VBM tax bill is due on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, without penalty.  If you have any questions, you can go online ( or call our Tax Department at (914) 944-2723.

Call for Volunteers.

The Board is reviewing previously received applications within the last year and still seeking additional resumes for several open positions and volunteer committees that help our Village run. We are indeed "hiring," although none of these are paid positions in the traditional sense. The compensation comes from the warm feelings of respect and appreciation you'll get from your neighbors, your family, your children. Your grandparents will get to brag about you, even if you never went to med school or never won a Nobel Prize.  We have openings on the following committees (click on the links for more info about committee missions, typical meeting times, and qualifications:

Any resident of the Village can apply for consideration by completing the online form here:

Be sure to upload a resume -- just like a real job! -- and we thank you, in advance, for your willingness to serve your community. It may be the most rewarding job you will not be paid for.

Peddling and Soliciting.

Any resident who does not wish to allow solicitors onto their property may enroll their address onto the Village of Briarcliff Manor’s “Do Not Solicit List” by going directly to:  If a solicitor/peddler enters onto your property contact the Police Department at (914) 941-2130.  Please be advised that religious and political organizations are not subject to the Village’s Do Not Solicit rules.    

Shout Out of Thanks!

Thank you to all the families that took advantage of Portraits in the Park over the past two weekends.  We had a great turn out and hundreds of gift worthy and wall worthy photos were taken!  

Feedback Requested on Ragamuffin Parade.

Anyone who attended please feel free to let us know how we did by clicking on our survey monkey link – 

New Recreation Programs Announced.

  • Cheer Team Offering – For 5 year olds to 16 year olds – for more information please click here 
  • November Thanksgiving Holiday Crafting– Saturday,November 18th – It’s Harvest Time!  We will give thanks for the season with Songs and stories, sensory art, and explorative play.  For more information and to register please click here 

Save the Dates!

  • Santa Letters will be accepted from Monday, November 27th to December 13th at a new location: outside the Community Center entrance.  
  • Holiday Sing Along and Bonfire, December 9th at 4:30 PM at the Law Park Pavilion
  • Winter Registration will begin on Monday, December 11th at 9 AM

Safety Tips To Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze.

The Fire Chief would like to share some safety tips to help you prepare for the Winter season.  It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season. Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the Winter freeze.

  • Our furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)   
  • Our chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. I have checked for creosote built-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.) 
  • Our wood for our fireplace or wood stove is dry, seasoned wood. 
  • Our fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, in good condition and secure in its position in front of the fireplace.
  • We have a covered metal container ready to use to dispose cooled ashes. (The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.) 
  • Our children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove, oil stove or other space heaters. 
  • Our portable space heaters have an automatic shut-off. 
  • Our portable space heaters will be plugged directly into an outlet (not an extension cord) and placed at least three feet from anything that can burn; like bedding, paper, walls, and even people. (Place notes throughout your home to remind you to turn off portable heaters when you leave a room or go to bed.) 
  • We have tested our smoke alarms and made sure they are working. (You need smoke alarms on every level of the home, inside each sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. For the best protection, the smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.) 
  • We have tested our carbon monoxide alarms and made sure they are working. (Carbon monoxide alarms should be located outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.)

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