This past Saturday 4/26, the Village of South Nyack held its first electronics waste collection from 9 am to 12 noon at our DPW Headquarters on Brookside Avenue. Special thanks go out to our DPW Superintendent, James Johnson and DPW staff member, Ryan Cassidy for all their help. Also in attendance were ARC of Rockland’s Facilities Manager Dominic Deramo and Trustees Cathy McCue and Andrew Goodwillie. Andrew was particularly instrumental in putting the program together. We had 29 residents drop off a total of 132 electronic devices. At our next scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting we will discuss a time frame for our next collection.
We are close to signing the agreement to obtain $250,000 for the feasibility study. Again, I would be remiss if I did not thank Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee for her advocacy so that we could obtain funds for this study. In addition, Legislator Harriet Cornell and the Mass Transit Task Force were instrumental in this project. Along that same vein, I need to recognize the hard work and diligence of the South Nyack Task Force, Richard Kohlhausen, Connie Coker, and Jerry Ilowite for helping us not only get the monies, but having the foresight to see that we need this study in order to sustain our beautiful Village.
Brian Conybeare and the New NY Bridge Team, along with our South Nyack Task Force and residents are working diligently to come up with alternate plans for the shared use path (SUP) and the needed parking area. Again, I want to remind you that we are all available to listen to ideas, concerns, and solutions that you might want to share. You can contact me at 845-358-0287.
Thank you and have a (hopefully) sunny weekend,