Some of our residents have been inquiring about the status of Gesner Avenue Park. We are still waiting for FEMA’s written commitment of $68,500 to both mitigate and repair the park damaged by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA requires us to not only repair the damage, but repair in ways that will lessen the impact of future disasters. As previously stated, money for parks and recreation repairs are the last to be paid out to municipalities. I will certainly keep you posted with updates as we are all committed to getting this park restored to its original beauty and open to our residents.
You may have noticed repairs being made to the tennis courts in the Franklin Street Park. We look forward to having the courts ready for use again within the next two weeks.
Paul Brennan, Director of Purchasing for Rockland County, should be completing our Request For Proposal (RFP) for the feasibility study funded by the New NY Bridge Community Benefit Program in the next few weeks, which will then be reviewed, voted on and if approved by the Board, sent out for bid.
Both the South Nyack Task Force and the TZ Gateway Alliance “working on behalf of the residents of the west Hudson River villages who are concerned about the new TZB” continue to develop new and creative concepts for the Shared Use Path (SUP). We have asked Brian Conybeare and the New NY Bridge team for a community meeting to review the various concepts, along with an update on the permanent trestle that will be constructed on River Road.
Last night Deputy Mayor Alain Leinbach, ZBA Chair Roger Seiler, ZBA member Bruce Forrest and I attended a Religious Land Use Institutional Persons Act (RLUIPA) seminar. The discussion was on how to comply with RLUIPA dos and don’ts for municipalities.
As always, please contact me at 845-358-0287 or at Bonnie.Christian@southnyack.ny.gov with any concerns, ideas or issues that you would like to bring to my the attention or the Village Board.
Congratulations to all the new graduates in our community, with best wish as they enter the next phase in their lives.