The Village of South Nyack has received a firm commitment of $250,000 for our feasibility study and will be seeking bids. The Task Force has met with three engineering firms that have already shown interest and we are sure that there are more out there. We will be discussing this with the Board at our next meeting.
At a recent meeting with the Mayor of Nyack, Jen Laird-White and Brian Conybeare, we discussed the issue of possible parking in Nyack during the initial opening of the shared use path (SUP). The New New York Bridge Team will continue to study the number of people expected to use the path, even though we know it will be their best guess.
I have spoken with Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Chief of Staff, and hope to meet with the Congresswoman in the near future. Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe, Rockland County Legislator Nancy Low Hogan and Supervisor Andy Stewart have already expressed their support of our feasibility study along with the proposed terminus of the SUP at Interchange 10.
During the next week, both the Task Force and I will be meeting with Alden Wolfe, Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature and Rockland County Executive Ed Day in order to present details of the feasibility study and plans for the SUP terminus.
South Nyack has hired an experienced website designer to both update and upgrade our communication technology.
Today, Deputy Mayor Alain Leinbach, DPW Superintendent James Johnson and I met with our counterparts in Nyack to discuss how we might save money for our villages by sharing services. More on this topic will follow.
The highlights for our next South Nyack Board of Trustee Meeting will be the swearing in of our newly elected officials, adoption our 2014-15 Budget and further discussion of the SUP and feasibility study.