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Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson

Supervisor's E-Newsletter, January 2017

Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Orders
President Trump issued an executive order regarding immigration that raises questions on the coordination between Federal Authorities and local police departments.  The Town of Mamaroneck would like to clarify our policies and practices for protecting the safety of our residents. The Town of Mamaroneck Police Department has not in the past, nor will it, inquire about an individual’s immigration status. Enforcement of Federal immigration law is the responsibility of the Federal Government and its various enforcement agencies.
The Town of Mamaroneck has always been and will continue to be a community of diversity that protects the rights of all of its residents regardless of their origin.  Our Police Department’s practices are designed to promote mutual respect and to maintain an open dialogue with the community.  This is why we do not believe that immigration enforcement is the role of the Town.  The Town will however coordinate with federal authorities to apprehend those individuals, regardless of their immigration status, that threaten the safety of our community.
Automatic Sprinkler System

Westchester Joint Waterworks 

Drought conditions are still a concern for our region. Westchester Joint Water Works (WJWW) has asked the Town and other member municipalities to enact or strengthen irrigation control laws. This anticipates the possibility of limiting irrigation in the summer months during peak demand for water. WJWW was pressed to almost full capacity last summer stressing pipe and pump infrastructure. On a billing note, in February, WJWW plans to begin monthly billing for customers. You will also be able to pay your bill online in the coming months. 

TMFD Swearing In Ceremony

Congratulations to the newly installed Town of Mamaroneck Fire Chiefs Paul Tortorella, Joe Russo and Shaun Hughes. The new chiefs and other officers were sworn in at the end of the month in a lovely celebration at the TMFD Weaver Street Fire House.

Town Foreman Frank Giordano placing old clothes in Town's Textile Bin

Sanitation Update

All residents should have received the revised 2017 Sanitation Brochure that was mailed in early January. We hope the format makes it easier to read and you find the information you’re looking for. Unfortunately, we forgot to include three important collection efforts in the brochure. One is that you can now recycle textiles, shoes and leather; such as handbags and belts at the Recycling Center at Maxwell Avenue.  Secondly, the Furniture Sharehouse has a trailer at the Recycling Center for your used furniture that meets their requirements. Thirdly, you can bring your used vegetable oil to the Town Yard where it will used to heat the mechanics area of the shop. So, clothes, shoes, leather goods, furniture and vegetable oil are all recyclable.


Community Choice Aggregation

Sustainable Westchester held its annual member meeting at the County Center and presented updates on the Community Choice Aggregation and other programs. The Westchester Power program has resulted in savings of over $1.5 million for Westchester County Con Ed territory customers since the beginning of the program.

Village of Mamaroneck Hillside Avenue Bridge

NY State Bridges Grant

The Town and the Village of Mamaroneck and the Town of Rye, jointly received a NY State Bridges grant for $2.8 million to repair the Hillside Avenue Bridge. The bridge is in the Village of Mamaroneck, but according to State law, Towns are responsible for major repairs of bridges in villages. The Hillside Avenue Bridge spans the boundary between the Town of Mamaroneck and the Town of Rye in the Village of Mamaroneck. Although the geography is confusing, the good news is that we received a large grant to fix it.

With the beginning of the New Year, I would like to remind residents to sign up for Town agendas, newsletters and alerts at www.townofmamaroneckny.org

Dates You Should Know


State Senator George Latimer is hosting a NY State Budget Hearing open to the public on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm at the Town Center Courtroom.


February Town Board Meetings:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Town Center
Wednesday  February 15, 2017 at the Town Center
Work sessions begin at 5:00 pm in Conference Room A and regular sessions begin at 8:00 pm in the Courtroom.
 
The Town of Mamaroneck is committed to fostering welcoming communities and an equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

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