Town of New Castle Administrator’s Report – 03/28/17

Town of New Castle Administrator’s Report – 03/28/17

New Castle Administrator’s Report – 3/28/2017

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

Temporary Hours for the Development Department
The Development Department will be closed to the public after 3:00 p.m. from Monday, March 27th – Thursday, March 30th.  Regular hours will resume on Friday, March 31st from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you.

Byram Lake Road 
Byram Lake Road repairs will begin tomorrow- Wednesday, March 29. This project will  involve  detours around the site including road closures. Please take note of the posted signs alerting travelers to restrictions and closures of the road during this major reconstruction project. We expect the project to take 4 weeks to complete.

Take It or Leave It Shed Opening April 8th
Take It or Leave It shed is opening on April 8th. Saturdays 9-12, stuff in good condition please, nothing too big (shed has limited space if we have to put things back at noon), no books or clothes, and please limit visits to 30 minutes. More info here.

Report potholes to

Or better yet, use our new mobile app……….My New Castle 311 mobile application allows residents to report community issues such as potholes, downed trees, streetlights in need of repair, etc.  Residents can pinpoint the location of the issue with GPS and attach photos right from their mobile device.  Residents will receive status updates as the issues are resolved.  My New Castle 311 is a 24/7 resource that can be used to visit the Town’s website and Facebook page, view the Town’s News & Calendar of Events, and even view local points of interest. Residents can also use the App to sign-up for CodeRED and Nixle alerts, and receive the Town’s eNewsletter.  My New Castle 311 mobile app is available for use on Apple and Android smartphones:


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In addition to reporting issues via the smartphone app, visitors to can submit a service request through a Web form in the Citizen Resource Center, or call 914-238-4311

Opening on New Castle Board of Ethics
The town board is now accepting applications for residents interested to serve on the new Board of Ethics. The Board of Ethics is composed of five (5) members appointed and approved by the Town Board. Each member of the Board of Ethics shall serve for a term of three (3) years. The Board of Ethics shall select a chairperson from among its members for a term of two (2) years.

All members of the new Board of Ethics must be residents of the municipality. The members of the Board of Ethics should be qualified by temperament and experience to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Board. No member of the Board of Ethics shall be a committee person or hold office in a partisan political organization or hold elective office in the Town of New Castle. A Board member may make campaign contributions and vote, but not otherwise participate in any Town of New Castle election campaign. Not more than three members of the Board of Ethics may be members of the same political party. No officer or employee of the Town of New Castle is eligible to serve on the Board of Ethics. Please email our Town Administrator Jill Shapiro at if you are interested in serving on this committee.

Multiple Utility Poles– who has not noticed the proliferation of double poles in and around town? Our utilities have been installing new poles but just leaving the old poles in place. These double poles are unsightly and in many cases actually cut down your sight distance in intersections. We are trying to create a complete list of the location of these double poles throughout town. We are asking the public to help. Please send us the location of double poles you encounter. If possible email a photo as well as a pole number if you can locate it. This will help confirm which utility is responsible for removal.

2015 Water Fluoridation Water Quality Award
NYS Department of Health has recognized the New Castle/Stanwood Water District for its ability to maintain a consistent. Optimal level of fluoride in the water supply throughout the 2015 calendar year.