TOWN BOARD APPLIES FOR ALMOST $900,000 IN GRANTS –INSTALLATION OF SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM, A BETTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, PLAYGROUNDS, REVITALIZATION OF MANHATTAN AVE
NEW ENERGY CONSERVATION COORDINATOR NAMED—funding from building permit fee
RFP FOR WATERWHEEL PROPERTY APPROVED—POSSIBLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES!
HEARING ON WESTHAB WORKFORCE HOUSING SCHEDULED
BOARD STARTS REVIEW PROCESS FOR SUPER STOP N SHOP PROPOSAL ON 119
DECADE + REVIEW OF AVALON 440 UNITS OF HOUSING GETS ANOTHER REVIEW—SITE PLAN)
NEW FOOD CONCESSION AT POOL
Greenburgh participates in a CDBG program and is eligible for grants. At last nights Town Board meeting the Town Board unanimously voted to support the following grant requests. Although we are endorsing almost $900,000 worth of grants the county (which administers the program) will be screening each of these applications and will probably approve between $100,000 and $200,000 of the applications. A more detailed summary of the grants that we are seeking can be found on the town web site: www.greenburghny.com (look for resolutions, Town Board meeting). My personal favorites: the Solar Hot Water system, the expansion of the after school program (we’re going to model the expansion on a very successful program that exists in Brooklyn) and the initiative to revitalize Manhattan Ave. I thought that the Commissioner of Planning, Thomas Madden, did a first class job highlighting ways that the town can enhance the look of one of the most important streets in our town – Manhattan Ave.
Installation of a Solar Hot Water System at the TheodoreD.YoungCommunity Center
Requested CDBG Funds: $168,750 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $56,250 (cash)
Expansion of the After-school Program at the TheodoreD.YoungCommunity Center
Requested CDBG Funds: $120,000 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $300,000 (in-kind)
($40,000 per year) ($100,000 per year)
Department of Community Development & Conservation Manhattan Avenue Street Revitalization
Requested CDBG Funds: $250,000 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $50,000 (cash)
GreenburghParks and Recreation – YosemitePark Play Equipment Replacement
Requested CDBG Funds: $150,000 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $50,000 (cash)
Greenburgh Police Department – TravisHillPark Crime Suppression Video System
Requested CDBG Funds: $40,500 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $13,500 (in-kind)
Greenburgh Police Department – Youth and Senior Programs
Requested CDBG Funds: $31,500 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $13,500 (in-kind)
($10,500 per year) ($4,500 per year)
Town of Greenburgh – Mentoring and Leadership Development Program
Requested CDBG Funds: $67,500 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $22,500 (in-kind)
($22,500 per year) ($7,500 per year)
Greenburgh Public Library – Young Adult Technology Engagement Plan
Requested CDBG Funds: $16,680 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $5,560 (cash)
Greenburgh Nutrition Program – Double - Deck Convection Oven
Requested CDBG Funds: $9,150 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $3,050 (cash)
TheodoreD.YoungCommunity Center – 16 Passenger Bus
Requested CDBG Funds: $30,277 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $10,092 (cash)
The Town Board also appointed Allegra Dengler as our new energy conservation coordinator. She will replace Nikki Coddington. Her part time stipend will be split with an energy conservation outreach coordinator. That appointment will be made within the next month. The Board also voted to increase fees for building department permits to pay for all energy conservation initiatives. The combined stipend for our p/t energy conservation coordinator/outreach coordinator will be about $29,000 a year.
The Board also approved a resolution by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh authorizing the Request For Proposal (RFP) for development opportunity for a mixed affordable housing and market rate multifamily development located at 330 Saw Mill River Road (commonly referred to as the Water Wheel Inn Property). This property is owned by the town due to a foreclosure but is located in the village of Ardsley. Approximately 15 homes may be built at this location. The town, working with Ardsley, will review various proposals and then decide who to sell the property to.
The Board voted to schedule a Public Hearing for Wednesday, May 28th at 8:30 PM, to consider a petition submitted by Westhab, Inc. for amendments to the Zoning Map and the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Greenburgh affecting property located at 22 Tarrytown Road, White Plains. WESTHAB is proposing to build 35 affordable apartments for working families. The building is proposed to be 4 stories high. The proposal has been downsized.
The Board voted to start the review process for the proposed super Stop N Shop on Route 119 in Tarrytown at600 White Plains Road (next to the Sheraton). We will be scheduling many community meetings during the review process. The first community meeting is scheduled for June 4th at 7 PM. A zoning ordinance amendment is required.
The Board also referred the proposed Avalon Green II Site Plan Application and amended Avalon Town Green Site Plan Application to the Planning Board for review and recommendation. This proposal has been reviewed by the town for over a decade (440 units of housing)—we’re nearing the end of the review process!
There will be a new food concession at the town pool this summer. The Board authorized a license agreement with O’Neill’s Concession to operate a food concession at the Anthony F. Veteran Park Pool and Tennis Complex
We also promoted Glenn Bryan to Police Captain and appointed Bryan Ryan as Lt. Police Officers Norman Hall and Thomas Foltin are Sergeant and we have a new detective: Timothy Carroll.
We also honored two student interns: Chadwick Campbell and Victor Griffith, senior interns from Woodlands High School WISE programs.
These are some of the highlights from our Town Board meeting: May 14th.