Well, here we are at the end of the year. Time does fly by. During the six months since becoming Mayor, the Village Board and I have been working hard to manage the welfare of our beautiful village. For starters, we were again able to stay within the 2% tax cap of our 2013-14 Budget while maintaining the needed services for our village. Funds received from FEMA allowed us to repair roads and sewers damaged during Hurricane Sandy. (We still await funding to repair the Gesner Avenue Park.) A much needed vacuum street sweeper has been purchased to replace a failing 1993 sweeper. And in response to villagers’ requests, the board recently adopted a new law allowing cars traveling east on Clinton Ave to turn right on red at Broadway, except between 5am and 9am on weekdays.
Regarding the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the South Nyack Task Force continues to meet regularly with TZ Constructors and Brian Conybeare, the Governor’s Special Advisor on the TZB Project, regarding our vision for the redevelopment of Exit 10 and other sites in the village affected by the new TZ Bridge. We have also requested and received two additional noise monitors which are being placed at the Bradford Mews Apartments and on Berachah Avenue. The protection of our village is of utmost importance to your board.
Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in us. Sending wishes for a happy and healthy new year!!!