The 2015 Rockland County Budget has been adopted and I am pleased to see that the Nyack Center programs will receive funding. The Nyack Center provides important services to our community, including their Breakfast Club, After School Program and Backdoor Performance Program for teens, in which many residents of South Nyack participate.
On December 17th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day came to the South Nyack and met with Trustee Thomas Neff and I. He saw the proposed location of the SUP terminus on the corner of Cornelison Avenue and South Broadway and walked the Esposito Trail to overlook the Exit 10 interchange. Our County Executive had many concerns.
Thruway lights lit up the village night sky last week while workmen applied new lane markings. Their work to build the footings for a temporary all-electronic toll gantry at Exit 10 has been postponed to a future date. An embankment wall on the south side of the roadway will be installed. It involves the use of jack hammers, although it should be less intrusive than their previous work on the retaining wall. Watch for an announcement of a new construction date.
Tappan Zee Constructors has been relocating utilities underneath the bridge on Piermont Avenue. As part of that work, the Thruway Authority agreed to replace a sanitary sewer line for the Orangetown Sewer District that extends about 100 feet north. South Nyack has long experienced flooding problems in that area of Piermont Avenue. Since the road is being opened, we thought it would make sense to see if the drainage problems can be alleviated at the same time. Last week a meeting was arranged between our Village Engineer, Steve Collazuol, and TZC engineers to discuss a plan for this location. In the meantime, TZC has agreed to stop work on the sanitary sewer while Steve assesses the drainage.
As 2014 comes to an end, I wish you the very best in 2015. May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you in the coming year.