Tarrytown Village Notes

The following are actions taken by the Village or the Tarrytown Board of Trustees:

• Neperan Road Park construction has been completed. A new stone retaining wall is in, along with drainage, leveling and scrub removal.

It will be ready for a Spring opening, complete with benches for public use.

• Wilson Park’s FEIS has been received and is available at Village Hall and at the Warner Library. A final decision has been made to build 14 homes on the site.

• The south-end fire stations (Washington and Consolidated) are now under construction. Foundations and walls are going up with an expected year-end completion. Washington on Rt. 119 will continue to be responsible for emergencies on this side of the Tappan Zee bridge and Nyack will continue with the far side. Washington will also continue to be responsible for emergencies on Rt. 87 down to the Yonkers city limit.

• Ferry Landings has received all of its approvals and will begin the first sections of construction next month. Village Hall will start its own construction early this Spring. A final decision was made to go ahead with construction despite the fact that the cost for Village Hall had escalated to $8.4 million, up $2 million from the original estimates. Surplus funds and a bond issue will make up the difference.

• The Senior Center will add 1600 sq. ft. to its main meeting room, taking over some of the land available to the east of the existing building.

• The Village Comprehensive Plan is in the final stages of completing key details before the Trustees accept the document. NY State Environmental requirements are also being finished. The basis of a Village-wide plan is to be prepared for the future development of the Village, curtailing major mistakes and seizing opportunities as the years roll on.

• Loh Creek continues to have its flow of storm waters improved through various upgrades in drainage and reconstruction. At the same time, our water distribution system is being repaired throughout the village, primarily replacing pipes and valves as old as 100 years. A new water meter reading system is being put in place utilizing meters that can be read from a passing vehicle, eliminating the old system of reading each meter individually. It not only saves time but substantial dollars as well.

• A new effort is being put forth toward solving downtown parking problems. Discussions are already underway with the Masonic Building (Main Street) management concerning space at the rear of the building that could hold 60 cars. Similarly, a valet system of dropping off a car at the Washington Street public parking lot, to be returned for a $5.00 fee, is being tested. And of course, there is always a continuing interest in developing parking levels at the large lot behind CVS.

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