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WHAT WE'VE GOTTEN DONE

Superstorm Sandy 2012

All repairs and reconstruction of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy to Village owned properties, including the Marina and Memorial Park shoreline, have been completed. Additionally, reimbursement of over $2.6 million dollars from FEMA has been received.

 

Midland Avenue Project

This two year project has been completed and included: the expansion of the stormwater drainage system; ADA accessible sidewalk corners, and rebuilt driveway aprons and various sidewalks. Midland Avenue was completely repaved within the Village of Nyack borders. Total cost of this project was $650,000.

 

Village of Nyack Senior Center

The building renovation was completed including: kitchen rehabilitation, bathroom upgrades, painting, new ceiling tiles, new flooring, and installation of an emergency generator which establishes the center as a heating or cooling center during emergencies.
Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee secured a grant of $125,000 through the Department of State to offset the costs of the renovations. Total project cost was $225,000.

 

Recycling Improvements

Schedule changed to weekly pick-up for all residential homes. Previous schedule allowed for bi-monthly pick-up. Change effective June 2018.

 

Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan

The Master Plan was completed – funded by a $120,000 Grant from the NYSDOT New Bridge Authority. Provides a road map for safety and mobility improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists in the Nyack River Villages within the Nyack School District. The Master Plan was awarded a prestigious American Planning Association Metro Chapter Meritorious Achievement Award in 2018.

 

Splash Pad Water Playground

The project was completed in June 2018. This new water playground was funded by a $200,000 grant from NYSDOT New Bridge Authority. Located in Memorial Park, the Splash Pad is a modern water feature appealing to children of all ages!

 

Road Work Completed in 2018

Piermont Avenue was repaved from Main Street to Cedar Hill Avenue; all of Liberty Street and Spear Street; Sixth Avenue from Midland to Rt. 9W; Midland Avenue from High Avenue to the northern border. Kilby Street and Upper Depew received stabilization paving.

 

Gazebo

The relocation project has been completed. The Gazebo area was landscaped with plantings and seeded for grass. The Village DPW re-installed the Brinks Memorial Monument in a prominent location near the Gazebo in honor of Nyack Police Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Sergeant Edward O’Grady.

 

Sustainability Initiatives Completed :

  • Sustainability Coordinator funded in the Village Budget

  • EV Station installation completed and on-line for use

  • Energy Contract (electric supply) for all Village owned buildings will come from renewable sources of energy production

  • Tree planting program in the Village added over 50 trees along the Village Streets

Keep America Beautiful Award
Grant award of 10 recycling units installed at Memorial Park.

 

New Legislation on Affordable Housing

The changes in the code increased the buy out option from $40,000 to $50,000 per unit and lowered the AMI income level from 80% to 60%.

 

Coordination with New York State Department of Transportation

Worked with contractors from the State DOT during installation of 4 traffic and crossing signals, new crosswalks and 4 new bus shelters with electronic schedule boards to implement the commuter bus service over the new Bridge. These installations also include sidewalk and curb improvements.

 

A new "Welcome" sign was installed on Kilby Street and Route 59. It is dedicated and sponsored

by Montefiore Nyack Hospital and Belleville Landscaping.