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free weatherization for one home offer...work session agenda...fun events this weekend.
Release Date: April 16, 2010

Free weatherization for one home offer…work session agenda…lots of fun things to do this weekend…PSC decision re: Con Ed tree cutting policies (they are seeking input as they evaluate Con Ed’s procedures…
PAUL FEINER
 
The Building Performance Contractors Assn has offered to weatherize a home in Greenburgh this summer for free.  Weatherization will  help the homeowner be more comfortable, save on energy costs, and help the environment.  If you or someone you know would like this free work done, please contact Paul Feiner or Greenburgh’s Energy Conservation Coordinator Allegra Dengler at 993-1649.
 
The work would include an energy audit, then airsealing, insulation and boiler tune-up, and possibly some other donated products or services.  To be eligible, the house should be in need of energy improvements.  They are seeking a  homeowner that needs the help, such as a senior citizen struggling with bills and a cold house, or a family with a spouse  serving in Iraq struggling to make ends meet.  The work project would be publicized to interest others in the benefits of weatherization.  Please e mail adengler@greenburghny.com
 
 
 
Allegra Dengler
Energy Conservation Coordinator
Town of Greenburgh 
993-1649
 
 
Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – April 20, 2010 – 9:15 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.)
 
09:15 AM         Special Meeting
09:30 AM         Greenburgh Nature Center Board
10:15 AM         Home Demolition  
10:45 AM         Purchasing – Draft Inventory Policy
11:00 AM         Capital Budget
11:15 AM         Motion for Executive session
 
 
This Weekend  www.rivertownsguide.com  FUN EVENTS!!!
- The Guilded Cage Flower Show
- Rivertown Playgroup Hike: Pocantico River Trail
- Tarrytown Third Friday
- “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
- Second City Comedy - 50th Anniversary Tour
- Stretch 'n' Stroll
- Friends of the Warner Library Book Sale
- Sheep-to-Shawl
- Spring Gardening Workshop
- Fish Tales:“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
- Earth Day 40: Growing Our Village Green
- The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
- The 7th Annual YOHO Artists Open Studio Tour 2010
- "Food, Inc."
- Women Speaking Through Us: Performing Women's Writings
- "Against the Current"
- UrbanH20's Monthly Music Series: Zoe Mulford with Monty Delaney
- A Royal Evening V
- A Night of “Raices Peruanas” (Peruvian Roots) Music and Dance Performance
- Doctor Johnson
- Go the Distance
- Earth Day: Westchester 2010
- The Sleepy Hollow Downtown Revitalization Corporation will be Celebrating Earth Day
- Earth Day Celebration
- Matt Turk
- "Community to Community": A Benefit Concert for Haiti by Friends and Alumni of Community Nursery School
- Antonia Arts presents "Cats"

Some Weekend Highlights -
Try Something Different -
Saturday, April 17 from 9am - 11am || Stretch 'n' Stroll | Andrus Children's Center, Yonkers http://www.andruschildren.org/
“In a joint effort with our campus Health Center, we invite you to ‘shake off’ the winter and enjoy a healthy morning outdoors and a chance to tour the beautiful 110-acre Dyckman Family Farm, now the Andrus Children’s Center. The morning includes a non-competitive stroll (or run if you would like) along campus paths, optional quiet contemplation at our new Labyrinth, stretching exercises on our 20-station fitness trail, and a final stretch in a yoga session for kids or adults. Friends will have the chance to come behind our walls and explore our campus which some of the children we serve call “home” and learn about Andrus. This relaxed morning is perfect for all ages.”

Irvington Celebrates Earth Day
Saturday, April 17 from 11am - 6pm (with a closing ceremony planned from 5-6pm)
Earth Day 40: Growing Our Village Green | Village of Irvington, Main Street and the Waterfront. Go to http://www.irvingtonny.gov/index.aspx?NID=202for details.

"Community to Community": A Benefit Concert for Haiti
Sunday, April 18 @ 3pm | Organized by Friends and Alumni of Community Nursery School, Dobbs Ferry | Donation at the door. A family friendly event, but not just for kids. 
“Best of” Film Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
-- Saturday, April 24 @ 11:30am -- “Il Trittico” by Puccini
-- Sunday, May 2 @ 1pm -- “Falstaff” by Verdi
-- Wednesday, May 12 @ 8pm – “Fish Tank”
-- Sunday, May 16 @ 1:00pm – “Otello by Verdi”
-- Wednesday, June 2 @ 8pm – “White Ribbon”
-- Wednesday, June 9 @ 8pm – “Terribly Happy”
Go to http://www.rivertownsguide.com/20localevents.php for more information
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The PSC is going to review Con Ed’s tree clearing policies. This is a release from the NYS PSC. This action is a follow up to a meeting that Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins had with the Town Board and residents in January. Many people were upset that Con Ed was clearing trees (that didn’t seem near wires or transmission lines). No one objects to tree cutting if the trees  pose a danger to Con Ed’s ability to provide service. Some object to excessive clear cutting.
STATE OF NEW YORK
Public Service Commission
Garry A. Brown, Chairman
Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223
TRANSMISSION LINE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES REVIEWED
— Public Comments Sought on Utility Vegetation Management —
Albany, NY—04/15/10—The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today
commenced a proceeding to consider electric utility transmission right-of-way (ROW)
management practices. As a result of its decision, the Commission will seek comments on the
implementation of utility ROW management practices and the contribution of ROW
management to the safety and reliability of the state’s electric transmission system. In addition,
comments will be sought on the balancing needed to be achieved by these utility practices of the
concerns of ratepayers, neighboring property owners, the public, and other interested parties.
“Maintaining the highest degree of electric system reliability for the benefit of New York’s
customers is among the most important of our responsibilities,” said Commission Chairman
Garry Brown. “Reliability of the electric system depends upon the safe and effective
transmission of electric power from the source of its generation. Effective right-of-way
management is an essential component of system reliability. However, we must ensure this is
being done in the best possible manner.”
The Commission’s policy regarding ROW management established requirements for utilities’
ROW maintenance programs and ensured adequate record keeping and reporting by the utilities.
In addition, the federal Energy Policy Act imposes additional mandatory and enforceable
reliability standards for utility ROW maintenance.
In recent months, members of the public and elected officials have expressed concern with
respect to the ROW vegetation management practices used by utilities to implement the abovedescribed
regulatory scheme along their transmission rights-of-way. These concerns have
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largely focused on the trimming and removal of trees and other vegetation by utilities in their
transmission rights-of-way. Those objecting to the utilities’ practices cite the unwanted aesthetic
impacts associated with the utilities’ ROW work, as well as noise, erosion and decreased
property value as potential results. Expressions of concern have taken many forms including
individual complaints to this department, letters from public officials, municipal resolutions and
proposed state legislation.
In view of the widespread importance of transmission ROW management and the concerns that
have been expressed regarding vegetation management, comments will be sought from the
public and elected representatives, municipal resolutions and proposed legislation, to determine
whether changes to our ROW management policy are needed to ensure that the transmission
system in our state will continue to be operated in a safe, effective and environmentally
compatible manner.
In addition to the submission of comments, public hearings at which persons who would rather
comment orally may do so, are being considered. After consideration of the materials developed
as comments or reply comments or through the public statement hearings, Staff will report back
to the Commission summarizing and evaluating the information provided and making
recommendations, if further Commission action is needed.
Interested parties are invited to file their comments electronically by June 16, 2010, and these
comments will be made available to all interested persons through the Department’s website at
http://www.dps.state.ny.us/New_Search.html. Any party wishing to respond or reply to a
comment made by another party may do so through reply comments which are to be filed
electronically by July 6, 2010. Electronic filing for comments and reply comments may be
completed by e-mailing the filing, under the above case number to secretary@dps.state.ny.us.
The Commission’s decision today, when issued, may be obtained by going to the Commission
Documents section of the Commission’s Web site at www.dps.state.ny.us and entering Case
Number 10-E-0155 in the input box labeled “Search for Case/Matter Number.”
 
 

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