Monday, October 19, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 10/19/15: 11 Topics In Today's blog


1)  Check Out

2) UTY Updates; up coming dates to remember

3) Today @ 5:30pm - Maloney to Make Major Castle Point Announcement, Host Veterans Advisory Board Meeting

4) Yorktown Town Board considers Lexington Ave rezoning 10/13/15

5) PRESS RELEASE]Yorktown GOP fights to end school tax add back for veterans

6) NYGOP Events Calendar

7) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Work Session- Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

8) Town Of Ossining: Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting - Monday, October 26th, 2015

9) Yorktown Public Meeting Agendas] Planning Board 10/19/15

10) Statement from Chairman Cox on Rahm Emanuel's Police Comments

11) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Discusses Changing Health Care with Dr. Richard Becker on her TV show "Speak Out"

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UTY Updates; up coming dates to remember
Dear member:
Monday Oct 19, the debate for councilman is at 7:00PM and the debate for supervisor on Oct. 21,both at 7:00PM at the Yorktown Stage in the YCCC building.
Tuesday Oct. 20, the Yorktown Town Board meeting starting at 7:30PM I will have Nick there to tell you what to say about Grace's building. Please show up and help show what's the UTY wants the public to know. We now have 3.000 signatures on our petition.
The next UTY meeting is on Wednesday Oct. 28,hopefully the town budget should be out. We need to elect our officers at that meeting.
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October 18, 2015                                                                            Alex Miller,
Maloney to Make Major Castle Point Announcement, Host Veterans Advisory Board Meeting
Wappingers Falls, NY – Tomorrow evening, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will host a veterans’ advisory board meeting and make a major announcement concerning Castle Point  Monday, October 19th at 5:30pm. Rep. Maloney’s Veterans Advisory Board is composed of a diverse cross section of the Hudson Valley’s current and retired service members who discuss issues facing the veterans’ community. Maloney will also be joined by Interim Associate Director for the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Bob Lana, Associate Director of Patient Care Services for the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Maureen Schneider, and Public Affairs Officer for the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Jason Tudor.
WHEN:                      Monday, October 19th at 5:30pm 
WHERE:                   VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System Castle Point Campus
Director’s Conference Room, Building 15
41 Castle Point Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
** Please RSVP to Alex Miller at or 202-225-5441**
Alex MillerCommunications Director
Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
1529 LHOB | WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515 | p: 202.225.5441 | F: 202.225.3289 | C: 202.768.6817
Citizens for an Informed Yorktown
Note: As of December 2, 2014, CIY summaries of Town Board meetings are being written by Susan Siegel in her capacity as a councilwoman.
Town Board Work Session Meeting
October 13, 2015

Meeting highlights. For more information, visit

1. 3574 Lexington Ave rezoning request
The board expressed general support for a proposal to rezone the one acre site for 12 units of multi family rental housing.  The next step will be for the applicant to submit a formal application.

2. Water Department issues
Issues covered included: purchasing new GIS software, telemetry software to monitor water levels in storage tanks and also a new local law that would require the installation of new meters when properties are sold.

3. Hilltop Gas Station, East Main Street & Strawberry Road
The new owner appears to have violated the conditions of an earlier Town Board resolution that allowed the previous owner to store cars on the property. At issue is the need to replace required screening along Route 6 and whether the new owner can operate a used car lot on the site.

4. Solaris parking
The board will revisit the issue of whether parking should be restricted along Veterans Road during the winter months.

5. Equipment to paint fog lines on roads
Although not on the agenda, there was a brief discussion about the possibility of the town purchasing equipment that would enable town staff to paint white fog lines along the edge of town  roads which all agreed would be desirable.
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On Friday, October 16, 2015 2:54 PM, Yorktown GOP wrote:
Contact: 914-488-4467

CORTLANDT MANOR, NY -  It took almost two years, but the two hundred veterans who packed the cafeteria at Lakeland High School last night will finally receive the 458-a veterans school tax exemption, closing the "school tax add back" loophole. Lakeland Central School District was one of the last remaining holdouts in the area to charge the tax, and several Yorktown elected officials, including Council members Greg Bernard and Tom Diana, and candidates Ed Lachterman and Mary Capoccia, spoke out in favor of the tax exemption.

"What is amazing to me is that we saw so many people come out tonight who sacrificed so much for our free speech, and not one person spoke out against giving this tax exemption," Councilman Diana said. "It took far too long, but it passed, and that's what counts. To all our veterans, thank you for your service and welcome home."

"This is not an unfunded mandate, because it's a local option, and it's not a cost shift, because it could be budgeted for," Councilman Bernard said. "There is no reason to blame Albany, we should be celebrating, the board did the right thing and gave our veterans the benefit they earned."

The local option to provide the veterans school tax exemption, Chapter 518 of the laws of 2013, was written to close a loophole in old 458-a property tax exemption which did not allow the exemption to be applied to the school tax levy, which was known as the "school tax add back" provision.

Capoccia, who serves as Yorktown Town Board liaison to the Lakeland School District, noted how assessors already calculate the value of the school exemption for veterans who receive the county and town veterans tax exemption, though prior to tonight's vote, the veterans would then pay it back to the school district.

"The school board finally demonstrated last night that we welcome veterans in Yorktown, we want them to move here and raise their children here, and we want to recognize their sacrifices. Many living on fixed incomes risked everything to put their lives and careers on hold when called to serve, and cannot afford tax increases year after year," she said.

"When you have underserved communities like Yonkers and Mount Vernon who were the first out of the gate to pass this, it shows that this is not a political issue and is simply about doing the right thing," Lachterman said. "We owe our veterans this much, and so much more.


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On Friday, October 16, 2015 5:02 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

October 20th, 2015- 7:30PM

Municipal Building

16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562

Work Session:
1) Senior Nutrition Department Presentation- Kathy Asaro
2) Presentation of Final Accessory Apartment Law (Local Law #11 of 2015)- Wayne Spector
3) Town KnoxBox Law (Local Law #12 of 2015)- John Hamilton
4) Local Laws #5-10 of 2015- Board Discussion with David Stolman
Executive Session: Legal Advice

Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Town Municipal Offices, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.
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, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channel 78 and 18.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision channel 78 and verizon channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings.

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Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Susanne Donnelly:
Eric P. Blaha:
Geoffrey Harter:
Kim Jeffrey:
Northern Wilcher:
Work Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Ossining Municipal Building, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562.
You can view past Town Board Work Sessions from our online video archive.
Town Board 
Susanne Donnelly
Eric P. Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey J. Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher
Council Member 

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On Monday, October 19, 2015 9:58 AM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:

    The Volunteer-Spirited Town
The next meeting of the Town of Ossining Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled for
Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 8PM
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, New York
Preliminary Agenda
Please visit the Town Zoning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for October 26th.

Directions to the John-Paul Rodrigues Operations Center (Armory, Rte 9A)
Town of Ossining Building & Planning
P.O. Box 1166 / 101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone 914-762-8419
Fax 914-944-0195

Town Board 
Susanne Donnelly
Eric P. Blaha
Council Member 
Geoffrey J. Harter
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher
Council Member 

Town Links

On Monday, October 19, 2015 10:46 AM, Public Meeting Agendas wrote:

1974 Commerce Street, Room 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Planning Board

Calendar Date:
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

Liaison Reports
Minutes - October 5, 2015

Advice of Counsel
The Planning Board will enter into a confidential session to receive advice of counsel.
Envirogreen Associates
SBL: 15.16-1-30 & 31
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 1833, 1851, 1867, 1875 East Main Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: Proposed redevelopment of a portion of the referenced property by removing one of the existing buildings and parking area, and constructing a new 10,000 to 12,000 sf retail center with associated parking and through road connecting to adjoining properties.
Hanover Corner Inc.
SBL: 37.18-2-78
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 1803 Commerce Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: The property owner is proposing on-site parking to accommodate the existing two-story building.
Spirelli Electric
SBL: 16.06-1-44
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 990 East Main Street
Contact: Michael Piccirillo
Description: Approved site plan to renovate an existing building in the C-2 zone with commercial on the first floor and residential on the second floor where no approved site plan exists.
Costco Wholesale
SBL: 26.18-1-17,18,19 & 26.19-1-1
Discussion Site Plan

Location: 3200 Crompond Road
Contact: TRC Engineers
Description: Application to construct a 151,092 sf Costco Wholesale Club store and member only gasoline filling station.
Yorktown Heights Revitalization Project
Presentation of project to the Planning Board.



Yorktown Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, Room 104
Yorktown Heights, NY
CONTACT: Jessica Proud (914) 438-5325

Statement from Chairman Cox on Rahm Emanuel's Police Comments
October 19, 2015

"Kudos to Rahm Emanuel for defying liberal orthodoxy and speaking out about the real-life impact of what divisive anti-police rhetoric and handcuffing policies have done to crime rates in Chicago. Mayor Emanuel is spot on and our own Mayor Bill de Blasio should heed his warning. Mayor de Blasio owes it to the residents of the City and the men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep us safe to use Chicago as a cautionary tale. We have worked too hard to make New York City safe to allow the same thing to happen here."


"We have allowed our Police Department to become fetal, and it is having a direct consequence. They have pulled back from the ability to interdict...they don't want to become a news story themselves, they don't want their career ended early, and it's having an impact." --Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel saying cops second-guessing themselves has led to higher crime rates in The New York Post. 

On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:48 AM, Sandy Galef wrote:

Assemblywoman 95th Assembly District                       


  District Office:
  2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562

  albany office:

                                                            Room 641,
Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248

      For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sandy Galef
(914) 941-1111

"Speak Out" with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Discusses Changing Health Care
with Dr. Richard Becker

(October 19, 2015) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with cardiologist Dr.
Richard Becker, Vice President- Physician Administrator, Phelps Memorial
Hospital, about the many rapid, dramatic, and confusing changes that are
being made in the way health care is delivered in New York.  He talks first
about the shift in doctors' practices where small independent practitioners
are becoming a thing of the past in favor of large practices and doctors
working as specialists employed by hospitals.  While the reasons for the
change are largely economic there is much to be said for the improvements in
care and flexibility in doctors' lifestyle that has come with the change. He
goes on to explain the consolidation in hospital organization that is likely
to end up giving us large consortiums.  Phelps for example is now one of 25
hospitals under North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital and Hudson Valley is
part of Columbia University. He again explains the reasons for this and
comes up with an optimistic assessment of the results.

        Galef asks him for his assessment of other big changes like the
Affordable Care Act, the digitalization of medical records, and the funding
of research.  Dr. Becker sees improvements in most areas while acknowledging
that the delivery of medicine is a work in progress likely to be adjusted as
conditions change.  The trend towards consolidation is the way the industry
is going now and we'll see how far it takes us. 

        "It is reassuring to see the rationale behind so much that is
changing in the delivery of medical services," comments Galef.  "While
change is often confusing and disconcerting, it is much easier to accept
when you understand the reasons for it and the good that it is delivering."

        Tune in to cable television on the following days and times to
learn more.

"Speak Out: Changing Health Care" airs as follows:


Airs: October 28, November 4, 11 and 18

Ossining and Peekskill airs on Channel 15: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison,
Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)

Wappingers Falls airs on Channel 21: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)


Airs: October 28, November 4 and 11

Carmel and Kent Channel 8: Wednesdays at 7:30


[Photo attached: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with Dr. Richard Becker,
Vice President-Physician Administrator, Phelps Memorial Hospital about the
way health care is delivered in New York.]

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