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Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson

Supervisor's E-Newsletter, March 2017

It still feels like winter, but the Town has been able to progress with a large infrastructure improvement project; the renovation of the Town Center parking lot which we expect to complete by late spring.  If you’ve been to the Town Center recently you’ve seen the construction going on in the parking lot and pathways. The lot needed repair badly. With the renovation came the opportunity to improve the parking lot aesthetically and environmentally. In order to improve the quality of the stormwater runoff from the Town Center, we are installing porous pavement, porous pavers, and a rain garden to help absorb and filter the water. We are also installing rain barrels to capture rooftop runoff for landscape irrigation. These special changes, called green infrastructure, help reduce flooding and will improve the stormwater that flows from the Town Center into the west basin of Mamaroneck Harbor. The Town applied for and received a grant from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund for $150,000 to fund the green infrastructure portion of the project. 

Town Center Parking Lot Construction -- Permeable Pavers
Town Center Parking Lot Construction
Town Center Parking Lot Construction -- Permeable Pavers
Local Girl Scouts touring Maxwell Avenue Recycling Facility

Tour of Town Recycling Center

Town Administrator and Sanitation Commission Superintendent, Steve Altieri, and I gave a tour of the Town’s Recycling Center at 40 Maxwell Avenue to 4th grade Girl Scouts. They learned that the Town has an extensive recycling program. They got a chance to learn how increasing recycling reduces the amount of garbage, therefore reducing the cost of garbage tipping fees. They saw the garbage trucks compact rubbish and they met Sanitation Foreman Clarence Gaddis and Assistant Foreman Frank Giordano. 

Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study

The Town is conducting a Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study to identify needed repairs and improvements in the Town-owned sanitary sewers and comply with Federal, State and County clean water laws. The study itself is very expensive. The total cost is $5.2 million. To save money, the Town is partnering with the Village of Larchmont, City of New Rochelle and Village of Pelham Manor who are studying their own sanitary sewer systems. The Town of Mamaroneck’s share is $1.2 million. You will see National Water Main trucks in the Town which are smoke testing and televising the sanitary lines. The repairs are expected to be even more expensive. The Town and the other municipalities plan to apply for a State grant to help pay for the expensive repairs. 

Nancy Seligson with NYS Assemblyman Steve Otis and Save the Sound's Tracy Brown
Pictured with Nancy Seligson are NYS Assemblyman Steve Otis and Save the Sound's Tracy Brown

Lobbying for Water Infrastructure

The Town of Mamaroneck and many other municipalities need help to fund these large expensive infrastructure projects. I went to Albany in late March to encourage state legislators to support increased funding for water infrastructure grants in the State budget. These funds are necessary to aid municipalities with their responsibilities to maintain this basic and important infrastructure. We are fortunate that our local state representatives understand the need and are very supportive. 

Earth Day picture

Spring Events

Spring Cleanup, Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day)
Bunny Hop and Run, Sunday, April 23rd
Town named "Tree City USA" for 25th Year! Ceremony on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th at 3pm at the VFW, 1288 Boston Post Road

Bunny Hop bunny

Dates You Should Know

April Town Board Meetings:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Town Center
Wednesday  April 19, 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.

Organic waste pick up begins Thursday, April 6th

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

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