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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Manor of Speaking Weekly 2/2/24

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2/6/24 Board of Trustees Meeting.

Please note that the 2/6/24 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 Public Hearings are as follows:  

  • Continued Public Hearing to Amend Chapter 207, Vehicles and Traffic, Articles: VII Snow Emergencies, VIII Storage and Retrieval of Vehicles and IX Miscellaneous Provisions 
  • Amend Chapter 195, Taxation
  • Add a New Chapter 195, Taxation, Article VIII, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Worker Exemption

To view the Zoom link and full agenda please click here.

Drilling Work at 1050 Pleasantville Road – February 8th & 9th.

We wish to inform you that on February 8th and 9th, starting from 8:00 AM, our Village contractors will be conducting geotechnical investigations through test borings (drilling) at the former Wells Fargo site, located at 1050 Pleasantville Road, directly opposite the Village Hall.

What to Expect:

During the hours of operation from 8:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM, there will be a noticeable loud ping/ring noise emanating from the site. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we undertake this essential work. The parking lot will be closed during this time.

Purpose of the Drilling:

This drilling is a critical step in our ongoing evaluation of the site, which includes gaining a comprehensive understanding of the subsurface conditions. The insights gained from this investigation will inform next steps for the future of this site.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Slow The Flow of Rainwater And Soak It In!

Rain that falls on roofs and driveways collects quickly and runs off to the nearest storm drain or ditch. This storm water runoff can lead to flooding, stream channel damage and water quality problems.   Here are some helpful tips to soak in the rain around your home: 

  • Disconnect/Redirect Downspouts – Disconnecting downspouts from footing drains or storm drains and re-directing that water to your landscape decreases the amount of polluted runoff.
  • Use a Rain Barrell – Rain barrels capture water from your roof and can hold it to irrigate your lawn and garden.  That’s free water for your use in your landscape!
  • Plant a Rain Garden - Rain gardens are landscaped depressions that capture and filter rainwater runoff. Their deep, compost-amended soils help slow down and soak up polluted water from downspouts and driveways.
  • Plant Trees - Preserve existing trees and plant new ones in your yard.  Trees and plants do a good job of absorbing and evaporating rainfall, slowing runoff.
  • Install Permeable Pavement – Permeable pavement allows the rain to soak through patios, walkways or driveways and filter into the ground, instead of rushing to the nearest waterway.
  • Install a Green Roof – Green roofs have a layer of plant material that absorbs water like a sponge. They capture water when it rains and slows roof runoff.  Green roofs can also help reduce building energy usage and noise levels while increasing the durability and lifespan of the roof.

Pango Parking.

As a reminder, commuters who have a Scarborough Station parking permit cannot park at the spots designated for Pango.  The spaces are indicated with signage and painted orange to match the branding of the app used to further indicate which spaces are Pango.  Tickets will be issued to those who are using their permit to park at these spots.  

Pango Map Updated

The Roster of Recreation's Recommendations

Law Park Ice Rink.

Unfortunately, it is closed until our next “freeze”.  Do you have your permit?  We give ice reports to all who purchase a permit - so don't forget to get a permit to skate! Please feel free to stop by to purchase your ice-skating permit for the 2024 season or register online.  Permits are located under Youth and Adult Programs.  Click on the following link to access all of the Ice-Skating information you will need, including our rules, guidelines, and daily schedule

New Programs.

To register for any of the following programs click here -   Please call the Recreation Department if you have any questions at 914-941-6560.

Trivia Is Back In Briarcliff!

On Friday, March 1st  we are hosting back to back trivia nights.  The 1st round will be kids trivia and 2nd round will be adult trivia.  For more information -  To register -

President’s Day Basketball Clinic.

Bears Basketball is the perfect opportunity for young players to improve their skills and have fun during a day off from school.  Led by Briarcliff Varsity Coaching staff we will offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance player development, to improve players' technical abilities, promote positive character development, and skill development.  For more information, please click here

Save the Dates!

  • Spring including Pickleball registrations starts on Monday, March 11th 
  • Day Camp registration starts on Wednesday, March 20th 
  • Annual Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM
  • Annual Earth Day Celebration - weekend of April 20th/21st  

Clothes Dryer Safety Tips.

The Fire Chief would like to share some safety tips regarding your clothes dryer.  Doing laundry is most likely part of your everyday routine.   But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home?  With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum. 
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time. 
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you. 
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks. 
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly. 
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer. 
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

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