Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees Roundup - 4/26/2011

Board hires new Parks Foreman.

Here's a look at what happened at Tuesday night's Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees work session:

Budget Discussed

The board briefly discussed the budget on Tuesday. The 2011-2012 budget was approved Thursday night and results in a 3.94 percent property tax levy increase on homestead properties and a 5.42 percent levy increase on non-homestead properties. We'll have a full story on the budget later today.

Trustee Reports

Barbara Carr noted that new rules governing the amount of people who are allowed in Kingsland Point Park were being written up, and parties who had already made reservations were being notified if their parties exceeded a new 50-person limit set by the board.

Carr also mentioned the family fun day at Douglas Park that takes place this Sunday, May 1 at about 10 a.m. She also announced the joint, village-wide cleanup being done in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. That begins in Patriots Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Mayor Ken Wray noted that the ceremony for soldiers who died defending to Croton Aqueduct would take place this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Administrator's Report

Anthony Giaccio said that the government Cablevision channel had been down for a few days, but that the problem had been resolved.

A $35,000 grant for in-car video systems for police cruisers was not fully spent by the police department, so Giaccio proposed a change order to allow the department to purchase $4,000 of supplemental video equipment with the grant.

The Kingsland Point Bathhouse is close to completion, Giaccio said the process to find people or organizations willing to rent the facility had already begun.

Other Board Business

Members of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Department will hold a boot drive on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of North Broadway and Pierson Avenue.

Trustees approved a candlelight procession being conducted by the Portuguese Community of Tarrytown. The vigil will proceed up Cortlandt Avenue to St. Teresa's at 7:30 p.m. on May 8.

The Board approved a resolution to be sent to Albany asking for the villages in Greenburgh, and Sleepy Hollow, to have the right to impose a 3 percent hotel occupancy tax.

The village received a request from Rock of Salvation Church to hold their annual Rock da Park celebration at Reverend Sykes Park on August 26.

Board Approve Parks Foreman Position

The board approved a motion to create a Parks Foreman position, and to have Department of Public Works Employee John Korzelius fill that position.

The board said they needed an employee who just focused on parks maintenance, but hoped that an agreement could be made so the Parks Foreman would work weekends during the busy summer months.

Public Comments

Lawrence Avenue resident Don Caetano said he disapproved of the new 50-person limit at Kingland Point Park.

"I think it's nonsense," he said. "If I have 75 people, I want to see you stop me from doing it."

He also disapproved of the creation of a Parks Foreman, and said he didn't believe the candidate identified was trained for the position.

ASleepyBoy April 30, 2011 at 12:45 AM
And how are we going to find people or organizations to rent out the bathhouse with a 50 person limit?
Robert Solari April 30, 2011 at 12:54 AM
The Baseball field located at the end of Devries Ave in the Manor.
ASleepyBoy May 02, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Gotcha, we always just called that Devries Park though "the Marsh" certainly fits as well.
tarrytowner and proud May 02, 2011 at 03:22 PM
Hey Sleepy Boy I guess you are new to town or young when ever we had a game we always said it was at the marsh not devries do you know where Peabody field is lol
ASleepyBoy May 04, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Hey tarrytowner and proud, I've lived in N. Tarrytown / Sleepy Hollow for 30 years and we always called it either "Peabody" or "Devries" and never "the Marsh". Guess I didn't grow up knowing the proper lingo....


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