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February 2018

Members of the Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Troop 2463.  Center, Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh.

Girl Scouts Outline Plans for “Mindfulness Garden” at

Addison Park

BY Stephen E. Lipken


Members of the Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Troop 2463, Fifth Graders at Chatsworth School appeared at the Work Session of the Larchmont Board of Trustees on Monday, January 22, outlining plans to renovate Addison Park by creating a “Mindfulness Garden.”


Among the reasons for a Mindfulness Garden was a place for everyone to connect, calm down, meet and feel peaceful, think and be creative, a quiet place for the community to go to relieve stress.


The Garden will encompass a Labyrinth constructed from 700-800 antique bricks, harvested from a fireplace in Fountain Square in the Manor; Scent Garden; Butterfly Garden; Mindfulness Lending Library; Bird Houses; Rock Cairns; Tree Stoop Sit-Upons; Fairy Houses and Pop-Up Yoga Space.


Total cost is estimated at $3500; including a $2,115 bench and Buddah Board, $5700.  At this point through fundraising, the girls can contribute $3200; Grand Opening of the Park is slated for late spring.


At the Regular Meeting, Mayor Lorraine Walsh mentioned the “Waste Wizard Recyclopedia,” available on the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Joint Sanitation website, lmsanitation.org, instructing residents how to recycle over 250 items plus trash pickup schedules.


The Board approved a Proposed Local Law regarding the filming section of the Village Code.


Applications must be received by the Village Administrator no later than five days prior to filming and contain General Liability at a Combine Single Limit (Bodily Injury and Property Damage) of at least $1,000,000 along with Worker’s Compensation.  Walsh noted considering any traffic congestion involved.


“Unless authorized by the Village Administrator, filming in residential zones shall be limited to Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. not to exceed a total of ten days at the same location in any one calendar year…”


Village Administrator Justin Datino discussed an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) between the Town of Mamaroneck; City of New Rochelle and Village of Pelham/Pelham Manor regarding construction management of Sanitary Sewer System repairs.   Datino stated that Westchester County determined that too much clean water was going into the Sewer System that they treat.


“The State Grant money will help us with the first round of Inflow and Infiltration (I and I)repairs… The Village will pay 10% for GHD’s professional services, estimated at $995,000,” Justino said.