Village of Pleasantville: What’s Happening in the Village of Pleasantville Update – October 2021
October 21, 2021 – 1:50 p.m.
Pleasantville Village Update – October 2021
1. Halloween Window Painting: The Halloween Window Painting will take place downtown on Saturday, October 23 at 10 am (with a rainy date on Sunday, October 24). Please contact the Recreation Department at 914-769-7950 with any questions.
2. Ragamuffin Parade and Harvest Day: The Village will be holding its Ragamuffin Parade on Saturday October 30, 2021. Participants are asked to line up at the BRS at 11:30 am The parade is scheduled to start at noon and head towards Memorial Plaza where we will have rides, games and entertainment. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 914-769-7950.
3. Candy Crawl: On Halloween (Sunday, October 31) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., volunteers from our Village Council, School Board and Town will join the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department to tour all of the the streets of the Village of Pleasantville and the Pleasantville Union Free School District. Candies will be thrown to the children who are waiting in their yard. Listen to the horns and scary music! A candy donation box is now open at the village hall (80 Wheeler Avenue). The box is located at the top of the stairs at the entrance to the Police Department on Bedford Road. Please contact David Vinjamuri ([email protected] or 917-207-8419) for any questions. A map of the route can be found via this link: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/home/news/second-annual-candy-crawl-coming-call-candy-donations-0
4. Shredder Truck this Saturday, October 23 at 10am: The Westchester County Shredder Truck will be located at the village’s DPW recycling facility this Saturday. Residents can bring up to four boxes of confidential, file-sized papers (10 “x12” x15 “) per household. Remove all large binder clips and covers. Corporate, institutional or corporate papers Commercials are not acceptable and will be rejected, as will spam or newspapers. For more information, please visit: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/home/events/134866
5. Work at the south end of Memorial Square: The village has started work at the south end of Memorial Square between Bedford Road and the belvedere. Curb and sidewalk replacement work along the Memorial Square rail line will take place over the next two weeks. This will limit parking in the square on weekdays. The work aims to improve the safety of pedestrians, parking and traffic. The overall project will run until 2022, but part of the work will be completed by the fall. Although there will be construction work in various locations, the roadway and most of the parking areas will remain open. The work includes: overhauling the curb and crosswalks around the gazebo to connect to a new pedestrian overpass to Cooley Street (under construction as part of construction at 70 Memorial Plaza); reduce the width of the median south of the gazebo – create enough space to convert spaces measured perpendicular to sloped parking spaces on both sides of the carriageway. We will lose the existing trees in this median, but new plantings must be added elsewhere on the square; replacement of the lighting pole and light fixtures; and, the creation of a new pedestrian crossing at the south end of Memorial Plaza. For more information on the project, please click here: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif1076/f/uploads/memorial_plaza_improvement_flier-v10-june4-1230pm.pdf.
6. Discussion on Marijuana: On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo enacted Chapter 92 of the Laws of 2021. Known as the âMarijuana Regulation and Taxation Actâ (MRTA), this legislation was passed. enacted for the purpose of creating a taxing cannabis industry in New York City and ensuring social and economic justice related to the sale and consumption of cannabis. New York City municipalities may choose not to allow on-site retail dispensaries and / or consumer establishments to locate and operate within their boundaries. To opt out, local governments must pass a local law subject to a permissive referendum no later than December 31, 2021. The village board has held two working sessions on the matter and will soon hold a public hearing to formally consider opt-out.
7. Memorial Plaza Parking Lot – Hybrid Proposal: The Village is considering implementing a hybrid model for the Memorial Plaza Parking Lot, which currently restricts parking to permit holders only from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. . The proposal would continue to restrict parking on the lot to permit holders only on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and allow paid parking for unlicensed people from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Payment would be required for all car parks on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. New payment terminals would be located in the lot, and people will still be able to pay by phone through the Pango mobile app. Given that the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the demand for parking by commuters, this proposal would diversify the use of parking. A public hearing will take place on this proposal in the coming weeks. For more information, please subscribe to âNews and Announcementsâ on the Village website: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/subscribe.
8. Pool update – The village recently hired a consultant, Rimkunas Engineering (www.rimkunasengineering.com) to carry out an evaluation phase of a swimming pool reconstruction project. Based on community feedback through the pool working group, public forums, and a full survey, a schematic design was selected. More information about the design and the project can be found here: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/projects-initiatives/pages/pool-task-force. The next step in the process is to develop construction documents, which are submitted to the Westchester Department of Health for review and approval. The initial schedule for the project is to begin construction in fall 2022.
9. Manville Road Pedestrian Safety Project – The Manville Road Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project from Memorial Plaza to Tompkins Avenue has gone through the NYSDOT review process. The cost of the project is estimated between 3 and 4 million dollars, of which 1.6 million dollars would be reimbursed by a grant. A surety resolution that authorizes the cost of the $ 4 million bond has been passed by the village council, with a public tender for the project slated for later this year before making a final decision on whether or not. to proceed.
10. Development update –
Â· 70 Memorial Plaza – The three-level underground garage has been completed; installation of HVAC, fire sprinklers, plumbing and storm water systems continues in garages. The steel framing is fully operational with the exterior and interior framing as well as the installation of the windows which should be completed in approximately 4-6 months – depending on weather conditions
Â· 52 Depew Street – Structural demolition completed, as well as site remediation and platform foundation. The framing of the upper levels is in progress as well as the continuation of the site works.
Â· 98 Washington Avenue – This building will have 14 affordable units and is approximately 90% complete.
Upcoming public meetings and forums:
-25 October 2021 at 7:00 p.m.- Working session of the village board of directors
-25 October 2021 at 8:00 p.m. – Ordinary session of the Village Council
-October 27 at 8 p.m. – Village planning commission / Architectural review committee
-October 28 at 8:15 p.m. – Village Zoning Appeal Board
-November 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. – Joint meeting of the Education Council and the Village Board of Directors
-November 10 at 8 p.m. – Village planning commission / Architectural review committee
-22 November at 7 p.m. – Working session of the Village Council
-22 November at 8 p.m. – Ordinary session of the Village Council
* The meeting agenda is available here: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/minutes-and-agendas
* You can subscribe to receive the calendars here: https://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/subscribe
This press release was produced by the village of Pleasantville. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.