Monday, March 24, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 03/24/14: 10 Topics In Today's blog

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1) Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals - March 27, 2014

2)  Ossining Town Board Meeting - March 25th, 2014

3)  You're Invited: A Reception for Ed Gillespie feat. Mitt Romney 03/25/14

4)  Paper Shredding Day 4/26

5)  Cox to Cuomo: "Start Up?" Put up or Shut up

6)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich: Come Spot... PLEASE!

7)  POLITICO , Reuters, Slate Articles & 2 others share new stories

8)  Standing Up for Our Kids

9)  SEN. BALL, LARKIN & MAZIARZ TOUR BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANT

10)  Video Release and Correction--Concerned Residents Turn Out for Public Hearing on Playland Improvement Plan
 
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On Friday, March 21, 2014 2:31 PM, Town of Yorktown New York wrote:

Zoning Board of Appeals - March 27, 2014

TOWN OF YORKTOWN
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
March 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Town Hall Board Room
363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, 10598
ADDED AGENDA
#7/14
Property Address: 292 Linden Place
Section 27.10, Block 2, Lot 37

To allow a shed with a side yard setback of 14.6’ where 15 ‘are required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-20
#8/14
Property Address: 3217 Amelia Drive
Section 16.17, Block 1, Lot 14

To allow an LP tank with a side yard setback of 12.46' where a minimum of 15' is required and a combined side yard setback of 36.46' where a minimum of 40' is required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-20
#9/14
Property Address: 1456 Pine Brook Court
Section 48.14, Block 1, Lot 70

To allow a front yard setback of 27.63' where 50' are required, a side yard setback of 15' where 20' are required and a combined side yard setback of 26.31' where 50' are required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-40
#10/14
Property Address: 3468 Strang Boulevard
Section 16.16, Block 2, Lot 17

This is an application to amend a previously granted variance (58/10) to allow a door and landing on the south elevation which differs from the approved plans. R1-20
#11/14
Property Address: 3726 Meadow Lane
Section 16.6, Block 2, Lot 46

To replace existing garage on same footprint with a rear yard setback of 6.35’ where 10’ are required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-10
#12/14
Property Address: 3115 Cedar Road
Section 26.8, Block 1, Lot 64

To build an accessory building that would have a side yard setback of 5.5' where 15' are required, and a combined side yard setback of 30.3' where a minimum of 35' are required in the New Hope Subdivision ,developed in an R1-20 zoning district using the flexibility standards of Chapter 300 (Zoning) R1-20 Flex
#13/14
Property Address: 505 East Main Street
Section 17.5, Block 1. Lot 11

To permit a free standing sign in a Country Commercial Zoning District where none are permitted per 300-244 of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. CC
#14/14
Property Address: 2219 Crompond Road
Section 37.13, Block 1, Lot 31

To clarify or amend ZBA decision #54/95, condition one, “There will no longer be any residential use or a dwelling unit in the barn on the first lot." R1-20
#15/14
Property Address: 1975 Commerce Street
Section 37.14, Lot 2, Block 66

To construct interior and exterior alterations that is not permitted per the conditions of ZBA variance 62/95.
10. This variance is limited to this applicant, this business and this particular plan.
12. No further construction along the lot lines, either horizontally or vertically, shall be permitted without further variance. The Zoning Board is solely legalizing the existing structure, and is not legalizing a parking variance for whatever may in the future be constructed on this property. C2R
#16/14
Property Address: 801 Syska Road
Section 70.13, Block 1. Lot 6

To build multiple additions to an existing single family dwelling that will have front Yard setbacks of 32' and 55.7' where 75' are required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-80
#17/14
PropertyAddress: 1535 Croton Lake Road
Section 58.6, Block 1, Lot 31

To build porch additions that will have side yard setbacks of 1.58' and 3.58' where 30' are required per 300-21 and Appendix A of the town of Yorktown Zoning Code. R1-80
ADJOURNED AGENDA
#65/13
Property Address: 300 Richard Place
Section 37.19, Block 1, Lot 2
Section 37.19, Block 1, Lot 91
Section 48.07, Block 1, Lot 9
Section 48.07, Block 1, Lot 57

Application for a special use permit to park garbage trucks and related equipment at site. The applicant also proposes a temporary office trailer on the property. Premises is located in an I-2 zone and is located at 300 Richard Place, Yorktown Heights, NY; a/k/a Section 37.19, Block 1, Lot 2, Section 37.19, Block 1, Lot 91, Section 48.07, Block 1, Lot 9, Section 48.07, Block 1, Lot 57 on the Tax Map of the Town of Yorktown.
#89/13
Property Address: 3333 Crompond Road
Section 36.2, Block 2, Lot 76

Application for a variance to permit a signage area of 1,500 square feet where Article XX Signage Area Table (300.A9) of the Town of Yorktown Zoning Code permits 868.75 square feet. Premises is located at 3333 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY; a/k/a Section 36.6, Block 2, Lot 76 on the Tax Map of the Town of Yorktown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Yorktown on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 6:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as is practicable in the Town Board Room, Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, New York as follows:
#4/14
Property Address: 482 Underhill Ave.
Section 48.06, Block 1, Lot 25

The applicant is requesting an interpretation of the town zoning code. The applicant requests the ZBA to review the 12/9/13 memo from the building inspector to the Town Board regarding the special permit application for a convalescent home at 482 Underhill Ave. Specifically that the ZBA interpret the definitions of a convalescent home and nursing home under 300-3, the definition of nursing home in 300-42,permitted uses under 300-21C[1]B[3] and the provisions of 300-28 thru 300-36 on the grounds that a convalescent home is a nursing home under 300-42 and must be reviewed accordingly; along with any and all other relevant provisions of the town code regarding convalescent home, nursing home and special permit use.
#5/14
Property Address: 2999 South Deerfield Ave.
Section 26.8, Block 2, Lot 58

Application for a special use permit for an accessory apartment. The property is located at 2999 South Deerfield Ave., Yorktown, NY A/K/A Section 26.8, Block 2, Lot 58 on the Tax Map of the Town of Yorktown.
#6/14
Property Address: 2959 Sherman Court
Section 25.12, Block 1, Lot 4

Application to renew a special permit for an accessory apartment. The property is located at 2529 Sherman Court, Yorktown, NY, A/K/A Section 25.12, Block 2, lot 1 on the Tax Map of the Town of Yorktown.
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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:37 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:
 

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town



Town Board Regular Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014- 7:30PM, Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility

86-88 Spring Street

Ossining, New York 10562

 
2014 Budget Resources
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Town Board Archive: Publications and Videos from Town Board meetings, including Approved Minutes.
Residents can also contact the Town Board by email
or by phone at 762-6001.
Susanne Donnelly: sdonnelly@townofossining.com
Eric Blaha: blaha@townofossining.com
Geoffrey Harter: harter@townofossining.com
Kim Jeffrey: jeffrey@townofossining.com
Northern Wilcher: wilcher@townofossining.com
Legislative meetings of the Ossining Town Council are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at the Birdsall-Fagan Police/Court Facility, 86-88 Spring Street, Ossining. All meetings are open to the public; public comments are welcome at the legislative board meetings.
All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.
 
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Susanne Donnelly
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Eric Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey Harter
Council Member 
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Northern Wilcher
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On Friday, March 21, 2014 3:02 PM, NYGOP Events wrote:
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On Monday, March 24, 2014 10:15 AM, David Laska wrote:
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March 24, 2014
NYGOP Chair calls on Cuomo to reveal results of taxpayer-funded ad campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Laska
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518.462.2601
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today called on the Cuomo administration to release data demonstrating that the "Start Up NY" program has created significant interest amongst out-of-state businesses in relocating to New York, after Capital New York reported last week that the Cuomo administration has spent over $15 million on ads touting the program.
 
60% of the ads have appeared out of state, and advertise a New York that various independent ratings have named the highest taxed, most regulated, least economically free, least business-friendly state in America.
 
"Andrew Cuomo has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on an ad campaign that farcically claims that the least-business friendly state in America is 'open for business,'" said Cox.
 
"Governor Cuomo must demonstrate that taxpayers' money isn't going to waste by releasing data on inquiries from companies that are interested in relocating to New York.
 
"Otherwise, the Start Up NY program and its accompanying ad campaign must be dismissed as the election year gimmicks that they are, and Andrew Cuomo must reimburse taxpayers from his campaign account. It's time for Andrew Cuomo to put up or shut up."
 
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R.O.I. By Frank J. Rich
Come Spot... PLEASE!
 
Just to be clear, this column is not about getting your dog to come when you call him.
 
Although, I'd like to hear from anyone who has this down, because a 4-month old puppy I know is still struggling with the value measurement between who feeds him and the inveigling of a scampering squirrel in the open field to the side of the house.
 
More to the point, most businesses struggle with how to draw customers to them, either to the physical store or its virtual counterpart. Not coincidentally, the approach is much the same. If we begin on the digital side it's helpful to characterize the "potential" for success against the "opportunity." In fact, most don't get it.
 
The world-wide-web is an exciting, informative, and necessary part of our lives today-personal and professional. It's hard to imagine how we'd get along without it. Its influence on just about everything we do is profound, and growing. Significantly, the "web" is the largest "high-volume use model" in existence. Not even the refrigerator that sits in every home competes with it for time spent. Roughly, the average adult will spend over 5 hours per day online, on non-voice mobile activities or with other digital media, compared to 4 hours and 31 minutes watching television. (emarketer.com, 2013)
 
As extraordinary as this may appear, it tracks a natural inclination in the human condition for information gathering or learning. While entertainment and a list of other motivations drive people to hours online, information access is made convenient by the plethora of digital devices at our fingertips; not least the mobile phone. We are least resistance oriented, despite our desire for the high road in all things. Growth in the use of mobile devices is high, while time spent online (using computers) has remained constant at roughly 2.2 hours per day.
 
On the other side, fewer shoppers are visiting stores-some 15.7 percent fewer over the past few years. The good news is there are more shoppers than ever, so attracting them is the fulcrum issue for most retailers. More good news is that the overwhelming majority of disposable income is spent locally in these same stores, while only 5.9 percent of retail sales are made over the Internet.
 
So, what is the secret to getting people into a store? They're already in the neighborhood, so it's likely they already know you're there. More importantly, they have weighed in on this issue and rendered the answer-a good customer experience is what they're seeking.
 
The in-store experience is typically poorly represented across the landscape of Main Street retailers. Economic pressures and learning curves place downward pressure on training, marketing, merchandising, and customer service, all necessary to growth of market share. Yet, it is this very thing that consumers have spoken of, with the stentorian volume of their disposable dollars when asked what encourages them most to visit local stores. Market advantage is made of a customer-centric attitude. Despite their idiosyncrasies, retailers will not succeed in the belief that theirs "would be a great business if it weren't for the customers."
 
Whether by a face-to face exchange with the customer, in a social media discussion over common ground, or an interactive session over a blog prominently placed on a website, those that engage and empower the customer in meaningful participation, gain a customer and an extension of their marketing department as he joins as one of your own-"a customer of the 3rd kind." Allow people to express themselves, make friends with you, and get your attention, and you will have sales, loyalty and a healthy retention revenue stream.
 
Next, allow questions and the opportunity for customers to tell you what they want. Once done, you have agreement; nothing short of the best reason to call with the good news that you have what he wants. Nothing brings buyer and seller together more than this. Plan to make changes that customers "might" suggest. Then, let them know you did so, with gratitude, encouraging them to talk to others who might enjoy the shopping experience with your shop as much as she.
 
Have owners and managers make calls to good customers. Everyone needs to feel special. Think how you feel walking into a restaurant as the owner greets you at the door by name and ushers you to your table, then asks if he can bring you an aperitif. The connections you make to customers cement your relationships and advance the customer experience. We all relate best to real people, especially those who value us.
 
Finally, give customers a reason to come back--a special deal on their return visit, a chance to win merchandise for a select few, the opportunity to participate in a customer appreciation event, etc. Sincere appreciation of customers is money in the bank.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Rich is founder and CEO of Encore Príst International, an organizational development company that helps individuals and organizations reach their full potential through the practice of effective business fundamentals. You may reach him at fjrich@encoreprist.com, or by phone at 866/858-4EPI. To read all ROIs in their entirety, go to Business tab at Town Link.
 
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On behalf of the thousands of frustrated parents, students and teachers that I represent, yesterday I  voted against confirmation of the four Board of Regents candidates that were nominated by the State Assembly.http://email.sts.nysenate.gov/wf/click?upn=jxToiLqU-2FApbZtbHl9PDu80BeSCD1wIxuhgRj-2FShRFrt3hbpFoEXcQ9o2KVzPbO1AsbnHAmlj8qMVBZGaPUgdauEYtV3vub1KiOso7blBaI-3D_dSCuDMoceuXdVjD1-2BdtMzbjbGECn7AZDHklgpBmltaQQ33zqkxLUWeh8MzpdN5IyHp2SNTwPr4-2BE-2BFjYvHqM0MPANGY-2BNPTu6zXK2ALMg-2BuMl-2BLJQ4HM4bTc7y9rySifbGmKKk1FxqbZofDyy-2BkrtHTO9O4Vf9uopi13aAYGWF-2Fv-2Fo16MDAnjKvTBykPRyl7Ba8SMlUDecVUAeryY68cuqlSji0ud7Phzv6m7SBaruR0ziPYhAufK4aEygrl1L1mJgE-2Bu2HnowoBxuFSGLGd-2Fofly788WEtv6NfCu1yLYvNmxt-2F4Jp39wR-2B2GXNjEKDuX-2F5ZiANYsDoADpzWi2THCM2qg2qvvCzfA0IDVePEg-2FTKEK37xzaMRmgknitMn-2FiLxigi39kdhE3Mz8KQfHVV1-2Brp49-2FLMRvwTpJrgiGuS-2BVuBnKLNpqQ7k1yq849Gji-2Fgos-2FX65ZVWpgJ8uLyMBcPF00VdnU1OPBkr2rN57kFjHSpipQ1rp8n4erkVqSslJs
The roll-out of Common Core has been profoundly flawed, and the State Education Department and Board of Regents are responsible for this mess. Yesterday’s vote sends a loud and clear message that our students deserve better and that this bureaucratic disaster needs to be fixed.
New York State must return its focus to one overriding goal: providing a quality education that helps every child achieve a bright, successful and rewarding future.
If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you sign my petition to put the brakes on Common Core, an uncommon disaster, in New York State. Click here to sign the petition.
Sincerely,
Senator Greg Ball
Albany Office:
817 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-3111
District Office:
1441 Route 22, Suite 205
Brewster, NY 10509
845-279-3773
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 531-9796
 
SEN. BALL, LARKIN & MAZIARZ TOUR BIOMASS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANT
 
Montgomery, N.Y.  – 03/22/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C – Cornwall-on-Hudson) Senator George Maziarz (R – Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, and other officials toured the Taylor Biomass Energy located in Montgomery, NY on Friday afternoon.
The tour was a follow-up to the sustainable energy community briefing that Senator Greg Ball hosted in December to examine biomass energy and its prospects for creating good paying jobs throughout New York State.
Biomass allows post sorting for nearly 97% of waste to be processed through a minor source air permit facility, gasification process. Biomass effectively eliminates most of our waste while creating affordable energy. One such biomass plant can be a sustainable energy source for nearly 23,000 single family residential homes. For instance, the Town of Montgomery including its three Villages of Montgomery, Walden, Maybrook has approximately 5,900 single family residential homes.
“Currently, we are paying folks to transport our waste a great distance away. This process revolutionizes the entire waste process by creating a real value around our refuse, literally turning our trash into cash. We continue to utilize an outdated process to dispose of garbage and waste that is harmful to the environment and not economically sound,” said Senator Greg Ball. “In my eight years in public life, I have never stumbled upon such an amazing opportunity to create jobs and clean up the environment, contemporaneously. I have worked with my colleagues to organize this tour so we can learn how this new innovative and environmentally friendly process can benefit the State of New York with good paying jobs, by turning our waste into energy, while protecting and preserving the environment. I would like to thank Senator Larkin for having us in his district for this tour, as well as Chairman Maziarz for making the trip to see this innovative technology.”
“In today’s ever-changing world, we see the importance of innovation when it comes to solving our energy difficulties.  Taylor Biomass Energy is a great example of a “thinking outside the box” approach to dealing with our growing waste problem.  It is a highly efficient system of producing much needed energy through a gasification process that eliminates nearly 100% of our recycling waste.  Taylor Biomass Energy is a prototype that can and should be used across the country and I am proud that an Orange County business is leading the way in sustainable energy practices,” said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).
“Biomass generation supports more than 4,000 jobs across the State of New York, and there is no better example of the positive impact that this industry is having than Taylor Biomass Energy,” said Senator George Maziarz (R-C), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “Biomass fuel is plentiful in our State due to the large amount of untapped agricultural and forest land where it can be collected, and it is also environmentally friendly since it burns fuel that would already decay as part of a natural carbon life-cycle. This form of generation is also a key component of our State's energy mix, since it is both renewable and can run without interruption an important difference between biomass and other forms of green energy. I appreciate Senator Larkin inviting me to tour this facility and thank Senator Ball for joining us and I can promise that the innovative techniques being used at Taylor Biomass will help to inform our policy making decisions moving forward.”
Although Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney wasn’t able to attend the tour due to a conflict, he remains committed to working together to make new and innovate energy sources like biomass a reality.
“It is my priority to team up with ventures like Taylor Biomass and folks like Senator Greg Ball and Senator Bill Larkin to help cut through government red tape and invest in innovative private-public partnerships to make alternative energy sources like biomass a reality, creating hundreds of jobs in the Hudson Valley and developing clean, renewable energy,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18).
Biomass energy is an innovative and environmentally friendly technology aimed at adding “recover” to the common environmental lexicon of “reduce, re-use, recycle and recover the energy content.” The biomass process involves a revolutionary change in the haul and dump method. While many profess solutions to “going green” and being a piece of our environmental and energy solution, biomass is a holistic approach that limits our carbon footprint while efficiently creating, clean and sustainable energy within the local area that the waste is generated.
Over the last two decades, Taylor Biomass Energy has developed and refined its proprietary “Taylor Sorting and Separating Process” technology, taking recycling to its best and highest use. Developing new technology to convert biomass into energy for commercial use is the next step in a long tradition of environmental stewardship and innovation. Waste is a resource. We need to stop wasting our waste.
 
For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796
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Josef Bachmeier
Communications Director
NYS Senator Greg Ball
Media: (845) 531 9796 
Personal: (914) 406 5114
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2014

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 | 914-419-5221 (cell)

 

 

Video Release and a Correction:

Concerned Residents Turn Out for Public Hearing On Playland Improvement Plan

 

White Plains, NY – A capacity crowd of concerned residents turned out on Monday evening for a Public Hearing regarding the Playland Improvement Plan, which was held in the Chambers of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) here in the Michaelian Office Building.

 

To view a video of the Public Hearing, click this link.

 

The Public Hearing is part of an ambitious review being directed by Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem), chair of the BOL Labor/Parks/Planning/Housing Committee (LPPH), which is focused on the proposal from Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) to revitalize Playland, Westchester’s iconic 280-acre recreation area and amusement park, as outlined in their Playland Improvement Plan (PIP).

 

A total of twenty-one (not “more than forty,” as earlier stated) residents spoke about the PIP, both in favor and against, and many of the speakers submitted copies of their comments to Harckham and the LPPH, which will become part of the public record.

 

“I’m pleased that a number of residents attended this public hearing tonight, at this early point in the Board of Legislators’ evaluation of the Playland Improvement Plan,” said Harckham. “Playland has been a big part of County life for more than eight decades, so it’s prudent to examine any proposed changes and consider what is best for all of Westchester.”

 

Many residents at the hearing on Monday night made reference to the new Field House that is proposed in the PIP.  Two weeks ago Harckham brought together the executive staff of  SPI and members of the Astorino Administration for the BOL committee review of the PIP, and SPI officially announced that the Field House planned for Playland, Westchester’s iconic 280-acre recreation area and amusement park, had been scaled back from 95,000 square feet to 82,000 square feet.

 

Others spoke about environmental issues related to possible changes on the Playland property, which includes a tidal marsh and Long Island Sound shoreline. Loss of parking and the size of the Field House caused dismay in some speakers, while added opportunities for year-round sport activities, like soccer and lacrosse, pleased several speakers. A number of residents at the hearing agreed that any changes at Playland should be well thought out and beneficial to taxpayers.

 

“As the County Legislator who has Playland in my district, I understand both sides of the issue here,” said Legislator Catherine Parker (D-Rye). “Whatever we decide, it will make some in my district very unhappy. I’m going to do what I believe is right for my constituents and the county residents. However, there are some lingering questions that must be answered before I can give the Playland plan my approval.”

 

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