This past week, the Village of South Nyack sent a request to Joseph Martens, Commissioner New York State Department of Environment Conservation, requesting that South Nyack become the Lead Agency for the Shared Use Path. The letter in its entirety can be read on line at
We have also sent Jonathan McDade, New York Division Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, a flash drive of our public meeting on Tuesday, February 24th. The Trustees, Task Force, and I wanted to make sure that Mr. McDade heard the testimony of South Nyack residents about how the Path will adversely impact property values and quality of life in the Village.
On a positive note, I am hopeful that New York State and the Thruway have started to listen to the residents of South Nyack. On Thursday, March 12th, Richard Kohlhausen, a Task Force member, and I met with Joseph Rabito, Deputy Director of State Operations and Robert Megna, Acting Executive Director, New York State Thruway Authority. Both were very attentive to the issues we raised concerning our Village and how we got to where we are today. It seemed to be a productive meeting and felt like a fresh start. Let’s see what ideas are presented on the new drawing board. We expect to hear from them within a few weeks and as always I will keep you informed on the progress and what future steps will be taken.
We continue to meet with officials from the Village of Nyack and the developers for the Pavion Project with respect to the impacts their proposed development on Cedar Hill Avenue will have on our Village.
I’d like to wish former Mayor Tish Dubow and her husband Gene all the best in their new home in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Thank you Tish for all your many hours of service and the dedication that you gave to our Village.
If you have already done so, I encourage you to look at the Recycling Report on our website prepared by Trustee Andrew Goodwillie. The report analyzes the usage and cost of the current South Nyack recycling efforts and suggests ways the program may be modified to better serve our residents. To read the full report, please visit:
Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow. Enjoy your weekend,
PS: Don’t forget to vote in the Village election on Wednesday, March 18th at the South Nyack Village Hall. Voting for Village officials is open to all South Nyack registered voters and the voting hours are 12 noon – 9 pm.