Town Administrator’s Report of November 10, 2014

November 14, 2014
~ from Town Administrator Jill Simon Shapiro

• DOT agrees to screen its Millwood yard
• Bank of America South Greeley sidewalk replacement
• Take It or Leave It Shop wraps up its season on November 22

Improvements to DOT yard in Millwood get the go-ahead

On October 31, 2014, Mike Stern Co-Chair of the Millwood-West End Advisory Board, Rob Greenstein, myself, Bart Carey, Charlie Bergstrom met with New York State DOT Jorge Argote, P.E, Resident Engineer, Region 8, Northern Westchester, and two NYSDOT Landscape architects, Jason Wolfanger and Kyle Buser.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the planned construction project to improve the Millwood DOT yard located on Route 100/Campfire Road.

We were shown a sketch of the project which included a planting list of 38 new trees—5 white pine, 8 Colorodo spruce, 8 Norway spruce, 10 river birch and 9 red maple—as well as and their placement along with fencing to screen the fuel tanks from the public view. The project is identified as PIN 41135-C:- Construction Maintenance sub-headquarters Buildings 4 and 5.

This project is going out to bid in January 2015. They expect to break ground in the Spring of 2015. It will take two years to complete the project as the yard will continue to operate during construction.  The newly installed guardrail will be black vinyl-coated galvanized fence to blend into its surroundings. The fuel tanks will be shielded from view by 8 foot high fencing: 6 foot pressure treated stockade fences will be set two feet up off the ground, with the first two feet shielded by lattice.

Bank of America- sidewalk replacement

On Monday November 17- Bank of America will be replacing the sidewalk out side the bank on South Greeley avenue
Work is expected to last from Monday, November 17 to Friday, November 24 – the sidewalk will be allowed to cure under blankets for the weekend—Nov 22-23—and reopen for public use on Monday Nov 24.  The contractors will be working 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

As pedestrians will understandably not be able to use the sidewalk, fencing will be erected to provide a 4-foot wide corridor along South Greeley Avenue.  Four (4) parking spaces along South Greeley will be cordoned off for this use.  There will be signs and flagmen during the actual construction and concrete-pouring. We will also lose 4 spots in the south Greeley parking lot for the dumpster, but handicapped parking will not be affected.

Take It or Leave It Shop

Saturday, November 22, is the Take It or Leave It Shop’s last open day of the season. It has been a fantastic run for the shop this year and we so look forward to its reopening next spring. The new location at the edge of the commuter lot and adjacent to the farmer’s market has been a huge boon for this perennial favorite—just another reason to for wish for an early spring!

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