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QUESTION: is the saw mill River parkway UNSAFE because it is unlit...no reflectors..
Release Date: April 02, 2011

 
QUESTION: IS THE SAW MILL RIVER PARKWAY SAFE FOR MOTORISTS? ARE YOU BOTHERED BY AN UNLIT PARKWAY...FADED DOTTED LANE DIVIDERS...NO REFLECTORS...SIDE CURBS NOT PAINTED...BLIND CURBS IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW?
I will be reaching out to NYS and county officials and will ask that this be addressed.  Is the lack of road maintenance contributing to accidents on the Saw Mill River Parkway? The Saw Mill River Parkway is patrolled by the county police but the parkway is a state parkway.
What do you think? I will refer your comments to  state & county officials. 
Dear Supervisor Feiner,
 
In recent weeks I have had the dubious opportunity to travel home from Manhattan on the Saw Mill River Parkway on raining evenings. Last night I was driving north on the road at approximately 8:15 PM. And the conditions on the road were incredibly miserable and extremely unsafe.
 
At the same time as we were struggling with the road, there was an accident on the southbound said. The road is not lit, the dotted lane dividers have faded and in the rain and the glare of the road these so-called markers are almost impossible to see. There are no effective reflectors, and the side curbs are not painted white so one can discern the edge of the road. The blind curves in the road are almost impossible to follow.
 
In other words, it is an unsafe road and people are taking their lives in their hands. I have had a long driving career of over 43 years, and have logged millions of miles throughout this county and all over the country. It is a disgrace that the county is not recognizing that this road, in particular, is not in “drivable condition” at night. I am not looking for large infrastructure expenditures, but new paint, non-roadbed reflectors and lighting at the exits.
 
In this month’s issue of AAA New York Car & Travel, there is an explicit article, entitled New York’s Road to Ruin, about the sorry state of New York’s roads! Westchester is one of the richest counties in America and to allow its roads to deteriorate is an inexcusable disgrace. .
 
Will it take the death of someone in power’s loved one to initiate some due diligence, review and repair?
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Richard J. Garfunkel
Tarrytown, NY
10591
 
Please note that this week’s Work Session will begin at 10:30 AM.  Thank you.
 
Town of Greenburgh
Work Session of the Greenburgh Town Board
Agenda: Tuesday – April 05, 2011 – 10:30 AM  
 (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
 
 (Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.)
 
(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.   Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm.  Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,
depending upon the length of the two meetings.)
 
·         10:30 AM       Budget Update—will discuss 1st quarter (January-March 31st) costs, revenues, overtime. Will also review approach being used reviewing all department budgets –preparing for 2012 budget.
UPDATES—EFFORT TO REPLACE THE A & P WITH ANOTHER SUPERMARKET ON ROUTE 119  (owners representative has advised the town that a supermarket is interested in moving in to the shopping plaza if the town allows them to expand the store. We will discuss the next steps. Have reached out to area supermarkets. I have asked if they will absorb the costs of a driver, gas to take seniors who don’t have access to cars to their supermarket after Pathmark & A & P closes. We are also encouraging the landlords of the existing Pathmark supermarket to replace Pathmark with another supermarket.
·         11:15 AM       Motion for Executive Session – Legal/Contractual
                                    By ________2nd __________Aye________________
·       01:00 PM      Executive Session – The Courts
 
                                     
 This Saturday April 2nd at 10am - 3pm Doctors Express, a new business located on Central Ave near Pathmark, will be giving free gifts and free blood pressure screenings at the City Center in White   Plains. 
 
Awilda cintron-wolfert notified me that her son Steven is in a great play at Iona prep. They are performing this weekend. ,
The Iona Prep Players are proud to present Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy,
a rip-roaringly funny British farce that explores all that can go wrong when the lights go out.
 
 
Place:Iona Preparatory School,
255 Wilmot Rd.,
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Phone: 914-632-0714
 
          Saturday      April 2, 2011          7:30 PM
          Sunday        April 3, 2011          3:00 PM
 
Cost $10.00 cost reduced for seniors and students
PAUL FEINER
 
 
 
 
 



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