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Memorial day motorcade..pools, tennis courts, camp updates, virtual internships, grievance deadline info, new sidewalk on Central Ave and other Greenburgh department updates -full text belowhttps://greenburghny.swagit.com/play/05122020-1882
TOWN UPDATESMEMORIAL DAY MOTORCADE...POOLS, TENNIS COURTS, CAMPS...SUMMER VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS...GRIEVANCE INFO...CENTRAL AVE SIDEWALK...
Gerry Byrne, Commissioner of Parks provided the following updates:
The outdoor pool season at AFV Park was scheduled to open on Sunday May 24th of Memorial Day Weekend and the Massaro Park pool was scheduled to open on June 20th too. Due to the pandemic and the governor’s orders to remain closed we have rescheduled for a tentative opening for both pool facilities for June 20th. We have been in constant contact with other municipalities (recreation departments), county and state officials and once we receive notification a public announcement will be made on our official opening.
Staff has been working very hard in recruiting lifeguards and attendants for the summer and taking the preseason steps for opening up the pools. It takes two to three days to fill up the main pools at AFV Park and another 10 – 12 days to balance chemicals and get the equipment up and running. Once an announcement is made that we can open the pools we will need two weeks.
We plan to open up the tennis courts at Yosemite (one court only), Massaro Park (there is only one court), Travis Hill Court (three of the four courts) and at East Rumbrook Park (one court only) this Saturday May 16th. The East Rumbrook Park platform/pickleball court will be open too but for singles only. At AFV Park permits will be required and a paid seasonal staff on a modify schedule will be present. Those courts will be open the following Saturday on May 23rd.
WILL CAMPS BE OPEN?
Andre Early of the Department of Community Resources and Gerry Byrne of the Parks department mentioned that we are waiting for the Governor to provide us with an OK to open camps- which may or may not happen. Both departments are planning for the possibility of camp openings.
SUMMER VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS
Judith Beville, Town Clerk, is working with other departments on an exciting Zoom internship program this summer for students. The program’s foundation has 4 pillars upon which activities, projects, gueset speakers, group work and presentations are designed: communications, teamwork, leadership development and problem solvving. students will work on pedestrian, motorist safety, participation in the US Census and helping local businesses. E mail email@example.com for an application. Unless we receive a grant these will be non paid internship opportunities. Will post info later this week.
Assessor Edye McCarthy indicated that her office is accepting, via e mail grievance applications till June 16th. She is conducting remote meetings with residents to discuss their assessments.
SIDEWALK ON CENTRAL AVE - Garrett Duquesne, Commissioner of Planning, announced that a pre-construction meeting is being scheduled to discuss the sidewalk being built on Marion to W Hartsdale Ave. Work should start soon. We received a grant from NYS a few years ago --it took a long time to finalize engineering plans with the state. But, the sidewalk will finally happen. Capital projects for 2020 are on hold but this project was approved and bids were awarded last year.
FEWER EMS COVID-19 CALLS: Jared Rosenberg who heads our EMS program confirmed that COVID-19 calls are down and the Police Chief, Brian Ryan gave a report on police incidents. Officers who tested positive for COVID-19 are back! And, Victor Carosi, Commissioner of Public Works provided the community with updates on his department --DPW has not been replacing employees who have retired --they’re doing significant work with fewer people. We are trying to reduce the workforce via attrition, not layoffs. Steve Fraietta, Building Inspector discussed inspections of supermarkets and mentioned that a few construction jobs had to be shut down due to failure to comply with the Governor’s COVID-19 directives. Winsome Gordon of our Philanthropy department mentioned that the town will be eligible for FEMA reimbursements for COVID-19 related work the town departments did. Roberta Romano, Comptroller had estimated a few weeks ago that the town could lose 7 million dollars in revenue due to COVID-19. Hopeful for a federal stimulus package. But we need to be prepared if we don’t get federal help.