Thursday, December 18, 2014
In the event you missed Monday's VOL Board Meeting on the Palmer Avenue Streetscape, you can view the video on LMC-TV. Another meeting will be held on January 26th to give merchants the opportunity to air their grievances - kind of like a January Festivus celebration.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Leaf collection services by the Highway Department ends on Dec. 22, 2014. There is no curb side collection of Organic Waste until April 2, 2015. Residents may bring their organic waste to the Recycling Center at 40 Maxwell Avenue for disposal. Read more http://www.townofmamaroneck.org/home/news/leaf-collection-organic-waste
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
As you can probably tell, there has been a conflict between the Village and the contractor hired to construct the Palmer Streetscape.
With the help of our legal counsel we have come to an agreement with the contractor to complete the sidewalk on Palmer Avenue between Chatsworth and Franklin and by the Chase Private Banking building and restore the adjacent parking spaces within the next few days.
The Village recognizes how this turn of events has been extremely frustrating to our merchants and residents as it has been to our engineers and landscape architects.
Despite our best efforts in sending out information to the community, timelines were cast to the winds by the contractor, leaving the Village red-faced. All of this wrong information and non-information has led to a great deal of anger and a sense the Village does not really care about the financial health and prosperity of its merchants, whlch is untrue.
I hope this anger, which is understandable, will dissipate with the restoration of parking this week. We can then turn our attention to improving how the Streetscape Project will be conducted in the Spring. We will have a Village meeting in the Winter, in the Courtroom or the Village Center at the Library, that will discuss the issues that have been so vexing; for example, pedestrian safety, parking, sequencing, staging and completion of each section before disruption of additional areas, completion timelines and communication, that is, information that can be relied upon. Our goal is to learn from what has happened and craft practices that will make the process less disruptive for our merchants and residents. The Village will publicize the meeting when all the pieces are together. We invite your participation.
Mayor, Village of Larchmont, NY
Mayor, Village of Larchmont, NY
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Someone shared a warm and fuzzy story from my former grammar school, Sts. John & Paul. Well done students.
"Sts. John and Paul School students took part in #GivingTuesday by signing soccer balls that will be delivered to teens at the Kamange Youth Center in Burundi, Africa for Christmas. The soccer balls, specially designed by One World Futball, are made to be tough enough for the roughest landscapes and durable enough to last for years of play. Sts. John and Paul School and Parish have partnered with the Kamenge Youth Center, which has over 42,000 teens enrolled, in an effort to provide much needed support. Sts. John and Paul Parishioner Annette Onanga, and her family, have worked at the Center and were able to see first hand the needs of the teens and the positive role the Center has played in their lives. Burundi is the fifth poorest country in the world and has suffered the effects of genocide, the AIDS Crisis, and a lack of access to education.
In addition to providing material support, the project has helped students learn about Burundi and issues of global poverty and injustice. Students will soon begin a letter-writing program to the youth at the Center so that they may learn about each other lives."