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Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson


Supervisor's E-Newsletter
April 2018




Emergency Notifications

March is supposed to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb. This March came in like a lion and kept on roaring. The majority of the month of March was spent preparing for and responding to four nor’easters that impacted our region. On Friday, March 2nd we were hit by the first and worst of the storms. The winds gusted to 78 mph and caused catastrophic damage in the Town and much of Westchester County. About half of the residents of the Town were without power by the evening of March 2nd. The Town mobilized its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), connected with our Con Ed liaison, opened a warming center at the Senior Center/VFW and mobilized the highway department to begin the cleanup. Within three days, the highway department cleaned up all trees and debris that were not involved with downed wires. They continued to pick up storm debris for two weeks. Unfortunately, Con Ed didn’t have enough employees to provide cut and clear crews needed throughout the County. They called for mutual aid assistance, however, those crews didn’t start arriving until Monday.  Town Administrator Steve Altieri and I were on daily conference calls with Con Ed and Westchester County advocating for assistance for our residents. I issued daily calls and e-mails with updates on recovery and municipal services. Notices were posted on the Town’s website and Facebook page as well.  
Storm Damage
Storm Damage
Storm Damage in the Town
Storm Damage

If you did not receive the calls and/or e-mails, we need you to please sign up for emergency alerts on the Town’s website at www.townofmamaroneckny.org. Go to the “Emergency Notification” button on the homepage and provide us with your cell phone number and e-mail address. Postcards will be mailed to all households in the Town as a reminder to sign up. The emergency call system only captures land lines automatically. In order to reach you during a power outage, we will need to have your cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

We know the information and communication coming from Con Ed was problematic. There was conflicting information as well as misinformation. This caused confusion and residents were very frustrated. Municipal officials, including myself, have reached out to Con Ed with suggestions of how they must improve communications and better allocate their resources.

County Executive George Latimer with local officials at news conference regarding Con Edison
County Executive George Latimer with local officials at news conference regarding Con Edison

Town Board members and I have attended several county-wide storm follow up meetings. We are preparing specific storm response feedback that will be presented at hearings of  the Westchester County Legislature, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly and NYS Public Service Commission. Please e-mail me if there is any information you would like us to consider presenting.

I’m pleased to report that there were no injuries in any of the storms. We are looking forward to spring weather.

MHS Student Quinn Fluet speaking at Rally
MHS Student Quinn Fluet speaking at Rally 

MHS Student Rally 

Commendations and praise to Mamaroneck High School students and other students from several local high schools who held a rally on March 14th at Harbor Island Park  calling for a safer world and schools after the Parkland Fla. shooting. Students spoke, read poems, and performed songs with poise, composure and courage.  They should be applauded for their efforts. 

Crowd at Rally
Crowd at Rally

A Real Lifesaver

The Town recognized Lt. Alex Rapp, who is a Larchmont - Mamaroneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Lieutenant and Town of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Firefighter, for his courage and valor in saving a woman’s life who had gone into cardiac arrest.

Lt. Alex Rapp with Nancy at March 22nd Town Board Meeting
Recognition of Lt. Alex Rapp

Village of Larchmont Elections

Congratulations to Mayor Lorraine Walsh, and Trustee Peter Fanelli for their re-election and to Sarah Bauer for her election to the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees on Tuesday March 20th

Food Waste Recycling Mom Christine Bessin with daughter Ludivine
Food Waste Recycling Mom Christine Bessin with daughter Ludivine

"Green" Resident of the Month

This month we honor Christine Bessin, Town of Mamaroneck resident. Christine and her family moved to Larchmont from London last summer. When asked why she participates in the voluntary food waste recycling program, Christine responded:  "I have been passionate about waste management for some years and was very excited when I heard about the Food Waste Recycling program.  Since I already had a composting bin for my kitchen counter, I only needed to purchase the big bin for transportation and the compostable bags. It's really easy as you can recycle any food item. I taught my kids and husband how to recycle, and it has become part of our routine. The biggest challenge is to make sure the stickers are removed from the fruits before they are recycled. The food waste program has triggered some interesting and funny conversations in our home.  About once a week, I bring my food waste to the Sanitation Facility on Maxwell Avenue. In addition, I have seen my normal trash quantity decrease significantly.  I hope a lot of residents join the program because when we get to a certain threshold we might get curbside pick-up. I am very proud to be part of a community that cares so much about our environment!"

Are you recycling your food waste?!  Please join your friends and neighbors and consider recycling your food waste. For details about participating in the program, please call my office at 381-7805 or simply e-mail www.lmsanitation.org.

Dates you should know:

  • Larchmont Library Spelling Bee, Sunday, April 15th at 4 pm, Larchmont Temple
  • Annual Earth Day Town Cleanup, Sunday April 22nd from 10 am to 12 pm, Hommocks Conservation Area (across from 510 Hommocks Road). Please wear long pants and sneakers or boots.  Gloves, bags and snacks will be supplied.
  • Yard Waste collection begins April 5th 

April Town Board Meetings

  • Wednesdays,  April 4th and April 18th at the Town Center Courtroom, 8:00 pm. Work sessions begin at 5:00 pm in Conference Room A.

The Town of Mamaroneck is committed to fostering welcoming communities and an equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

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