Town of New Castle Administrator’s Report – 09/26/17


Jill Shapiro
Administrator, New Castle

2017-2018 School Tax Collection is Ongoing

The 2017-2018 School taxes are now due. If you have not received your tax bill, and you, as opposed to your bank, are responsible to pay your taxes, please call the tax office at 238-4773. October 2, is the last day to pay the first half school bill without penalty. The Tax Office will be open on October 2, 2017 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. If you are paying your tax bill in cash, payments must be exact amount and will only be accepted during regular business hours of 8:45am to 4:30pm. Payments can also be made using our on-line payment system: www.MYNEWCASTLE.ORG The Tax Office accepts United States Post Office postmark as proof of timely mailing. If you are mailing your payment close to the due date, please make certain you see the Post Office affix a postmark to your tax payment. If you have any questions please call the Tax Office 238-4773. 

Route 120 Sidewalk Replacement Project

Route 120 Sidewalk from Grafflin to Ridgewood Terrace has begun. As you may know, Con Ed began their gas main replacement work up NYS Route 120 by Grafflin school in late July. After they completed phase 1 in mid September, which involved replacing the section of gas main from Grafflin to Ridgewood Terrace, we were able to start our reconstruction of this section of the 120 sidewalk. We are expecting Con Ed to return to complete the gas main replacement in April of 2018. This will involvement replacement of the aging gas main from Ridgewood Terrace to Elm Street. After Con Ed completes, this work, the Town will complete the restoration of the 120 sidewalk. This will involve new concrete and granite curbs throughout. 

2018 Tentative Budget is Coming!

Tentative Budget 2018 will be available on our website- through OPENGOV: Tuesday afternoon October 3. Hard will be available for review in the Town Clerk’s office that same time. Staff meetings with the Town Board are scheduled for October 3 in the evening ( 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm, October 4 (8 am – 11 am ) and October 12( 8 am – 11 am)- the schedule will be posted. All times are appropriate. 

Downtown Infrastructure and Streetscape Project- Informal Informational Meeting

As part of New Castle’s continuing outreach regarding the Chappaqua Hamlet infrastructure and streetscape project, there will be an informal information session this Wednesday, September 27th at 7- 8 pm at Town Hall to discuss among other topics the general project scope, nighttime work and scheduling. 

NYSDOT Announces Repaving of the Saw Mill Parkway

The Engineer in Charge of Construction for Region 8 of the NYSDOT met today with New Castle Police, DPW, our Town Planner, Town Engineer and myself along with Chappaqua Transportation, to inform us that the State DOT will start a mill and fill re-pavement of the Saw Mill Parkway starting this Sunday night. The parkway will be closed during this night work. The schedule will be Sunday through Friday nights 9 pm to 6 am Northbound and 9 pm to 5 am Southbound. The work area extends from Reader’s Digest Road (Exit 33) to Grant Avenue/Marble Avenue Pleasantville. The State is expecting to have this work completed by Halloween! The police will be making notifications to our first responders- and NYSDOT has reached out to area hospitals to alert them to the detour- NYS Route 117. She did want our residents to be aware that it would be loud, very bright but very quick- and that they were doing their best to complete this project with minimal inconvenience to our residents.