Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 04/22/15: 8 Topics In Today's blog


1)Yorktown Planning Board okays Starbucks outdoor seating 04/20/15

2) Coffee with Legislator Catherine Borgia this Saturday, 4/25

3) Assemblywoman Galef Discusses Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce 100 Year Celebration on her "Dear Sandy" TV Show


5) Town Of Ossining: Proposed Changes to the Comprehensive Plan are LIVE on the Town Website

6) Mets vs. Yanks, This Saturday at Daddy O's


8) Galef Heralds Day One of Electronic Chamber in Celebration of Earth Day

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Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Planning Board
April 20, 2015

Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit

1. Starbucks special permit for outdoor seating
(See Planning Board, 4-6-2015.) After being assured by the store’s new manager that the parking spaces would be striped, potholes in front of the store would be repaired, and a litter clean-up plan put in place, the board renewed the permit for three years with the condition that the agreed to changes will be made by July 1st.

2. BJs/Staples amended site plan
The board requested additional information about planned measures to control potential oil spills. Concern was expressed about the proposed total amount of signage for the gas station; it was agreed that the issue would be incorporated into the separate discussion on the proposed master sign plan for the entire shopping center.

3. Commerce Heights Foodsmart (Gulf station at Routes 202/118)
The board expressed concern about the number and location of proposed new signs. The ultimate decision will be up to the Town Board.
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On Monday, April 20, 2015 2:47 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

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      For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Sandy Galef(914) 941-1111

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Discusses Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce
100 Year Celebration on her "Dear Sandy" TV Show

(April 20, 2015) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with Deborah Milone, theExecutive Director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, aboutthe Chamber's 100th birthday celebration.  Milone discusses about theexcitement of researching the Chamber's history and finding over 20businesses that have been in Peekskill for the entire 100 years. 

Milone talks about a city that has reinvented itself a number of times as ithas passed from an industrial center to a retail mecca in northwesternWestchester, and now to a growing art center.  Some of the forgotten historyshe describes concerns the post Second World War era.  Who remembersPeekskill flirting with the idea of becoming home to the U.N.?  Milone alsodescribes the challenges the 147 members of the Chamber currently face andthe reasons why she thinks the future looks bright.

"The story of the Chamber over the last 100 years is both fascinating andheartwarming," said Assemblywoman Galef. "The enthusiasm and dedication theChamber brings to the business community bodes well for the future."

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

"Dear Sandy" airs as follows:
Friday, April  24 &  May 1, 8, 15
  at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15
(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison,Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Yorktown Channel 74
(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)
and at 8:30 P.M. on
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)

Friday, April 24 & May 1, 8
at 7:30 p.m.
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.


On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:15 AM, Assemblyman Steve Katz wrote:

Contact: Tara Keegan, 845-628-3781,
            Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C-Yorktown) is renewing his call for the Legislature to consider Assembly Bill 4643, a constitutional amendment that would strip lawmakers of their pensions should they be convicted of felonies relating to their office. An article released this week showcased 14 lawmakers convicted of crimes who are still receiving $531,000 in pension payments. Assembly Bill 4643 has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations for further action.
            "For too long Albany politicians have taken advantage of the public trust and cashed in on it, and this report shows it," Katz said. "We need to act on this constitutional amendment this week, and we need to put an end to abuses of power having no consequences. The Albany culture of corruption exists because of a lack of true penalties for illegal actions. This is an ethics reform we need to ensure a more transparent and accountable government. Let's get this done for the people of New York."


On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:20 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town



Proposed changes to the Town's 2002 Comprehensive Plan are now available to view on the Town website. As the file is quite large, it may be most helpful to download the document to your computer for viewing.
Follow these instructions to access the FTP site where the file is posted.
Please share your input with the Town Board and help shape the future of Ossining! The action plan for this process can be found on the "Town Projects" menu under the "Comprehensive Plan Update" tab, accessible off of the Town's homepage.

    Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
    Susanne Donnelly:
    Eric P. Blaha:
    Geoffrey Harter:
    Kim Jeffrey:
    Northern Wilcher:
    Town Board 
    Susanne Donnelly
    Eric P. Blaha
    Council Member 
    Geoffrey J. Harter
    Council Member 
    Kim Jeffrey
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    On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:44 PM, Lalor For Assembly wrote:

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    Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
    Dear Friend,

    Spring is in full swing and the Yankees vs. Mets Subway Series is on Saturday, April 25th.  I hope you will join me to watch the game at Daddy O's Bar & Grill located at 3 Turner St.,  Hopewell Jct., NY 12533.

    Event Details
    The game and our event start at 4:00pm. 
    Buffet and Cash Bar
    $20 in advance / $25 at the door

    Sponsorship Opportunities For Met Fans

    Amazin's Sponsor - $500
    Tom Terrific Sponsor - $250
    Blue & Orange Sponsor -  $100

    Sponsorship Opportunities for Yankee Fans
    Bronx Bomber Sponsor - $500
    Donny Baseball Sponsor - $250
    Pinstripe Sponsor - $100

    Sponsorships for Red Sox Fans
    Bill Buckner Sponsor - $500
    Bucky Dent Sponsor - $250
    Bobby V Sponsor - $100

    To purchase tickets in advance for the discounted price of $20 per person click here.  If you cannot attend but would like to help me build the campaign war chest, click here. 

    Buy your tickets today here or make an immediate contribution here

    Thanks for your support, I hope to see you there. 



    Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..

    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:47 AM, Assemblyman Steve Katz wrote:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015
    Contact: Tara Keegan, 845-628-3781,
                Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C-Yorktown) is the lead sponsor of Assembly Bill 2590, which would have streamlined the professional licensing process for military spouses who have relocated from a base in another state. The bill was voted down by the Assembly Majority in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.
                "This bill is not partisan; its sole purpose is to make life easier for military families who have been relocated," Katz said. "New York should treat the brave men and women of our armed forces with respect, and make their transitions into our state as easy as possible. For the Assembly Majority to vote this bill down is careless and shows a level of callousness to the families of heroes. I will continue to fight for this legislation and for the families of our armed services."

    Assemblywoman 95th Assembly District                       
    District Office:   2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562
      albany office:
                                                                Room 641,Legislative Office Building

          For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Sandy Galef

    (518) 455-5348

    (914) 450-4086

    Galef Heralds Assembly's Transition to Paperless Chamber in
    Celebration of Earth Day
    Electronic Tablets Will Save Trees, Money, and Modernize the StateLegislature

    (April 22, 2015)  Assemblywoman Sandy Galef would like to thank voters forpassing a constitutional amendment last November that has allowed the NewYork State Assembly to transition away from their wasteful andenvironmentally unfriendly use of paper bills to an updated modernizedchamber where electronic versions of bills are used.

    "I am so pleased that legislation I introduced almost twenty years ago hasfinally passed both houses of the state legislature and been approved by thepeople of New York as an amendment to our constitution," said Galef.  "As wetransition today to the use of stationary tablets on every member's desk, wewill be able to move away from the masses of paper, printing ink and laborrequired to produce all the bills we review, that the law required to age oneach member's desk.  This will not only save our forests, but also save ourtaxpayers from this costly practice."

    The constitutional amendment, which passed both houses with bipartisansupport, was overwhelmingly supported by the public.  This vote of supportis in the process of being implemented, with today's launch of the tabletson each of the 150 Assembly members' desks.

    In addition to the benefit of being able to review legislation, the tabletswill also allow members access to a wide range of legislative information,including the daily session calendar, calendar briefing books, the abilityto instantly look up a bill and other advanced bill search capabilities.This is the first phase of the transition, and the Assembly will use theremainder of this session to test the computer tablets before phasing outthe use of printed bills.

    The new electronic bill system that the Assembly is utilizing has extensivepower backup capabilities and computer redundancies that meet the higheststandards of dependability. It is also compatible with the electronic billprocessing operations of the New York state Senate and the NYS Bill DraftingCommission and in compliance with the state constitution.

    "The extensive range of information that will now be available to members attheir desks is truly historic and will enable us to have more productivelegislative proceedings, to be more informed, and to make better use of ourtime in session, making us both more efficient and more effective," saidGalef. "This is a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day."

    Bazzo 04/22/15

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