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June 2020

Grants to Town, a Ray of Sunshine

By Stephen E. Lipken


During the Wednesday, May 20th remotely televised Mamaroneck Town meeting, Supervisor Nancy Seligson announced that two Federal grants regarding COVID-19 have been awarded to the Town; one for $25,000 to the Ambulance District as medical provider relating to Medicaid and Medicare, the other in the amount of $108,000 from Department of Community Services for Section 8 Program.


Seligson went on to say that tennis courts at Memorial Park are open for singles play; call Recreation at 914-834-7074 to make an appointment. Hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (www.townofmamaroneckny.org/recreation).


State of Emergency has been extended to Saturday, June 13th including related suspension of laws.


Other business included a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for the Madison Avenue Improvement Project, including an installation of green infrastructure to improve drainage on Madison Avenue and traffic improvements for a portion of Fifth Avenue, Jefferson Street intersection, Entrance and Exit Ramps of I-95; construction to begin in 2021.


Regarding work around 194 Hickory Grove Drive sidewalk, Town Engineer Rob Wasp recommended adopting the 24-foot road width (versus 26 feet).


Bonding Resolutions for 2020 Capital Projects encompass $384,000 for work on Hommocks Ice Rink; $270,000 to purchase a ten-wheel dump truck; $84,350 for a sewer camera truck, cost split between Town and Village of Mamaroneck; $1.7 million dollars, Westchester Joint Water Works (WJWW) Winged Foot Water Tank; $160,000 for a Refuse Truck; $114,500 for the HVAC System at Larchmont/Mamaroneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps; total bonding cost: $2.7 million.  Public Hearings will occur on Wednesday, June 3rd.


“We have been working on an amendment to the Rock Removal Law,” Seligson noted.  “There have been a lot of rock removals on Colonial Avenue.  It is a sensitive issue and we would like to get input from as many residents as possible in person, setting the Public Hearing for Wednesday, June 17th.”