New Castle Supervisor’s Report: 1/8/2019
Supervisor, New Castle
I want to remind residents that we have a New Castle Police Officer stationed at Horace Greeley High School. New Castle Police visit each school daily and increase patrols during times of heightened concern. I agree with the sentiments expressed by Superintendent Christine Ackerman……New Castle Police has a strong partnership with CCSD. We are all laser focused on keeping our students & faculty safe.
Marianna “Polly” Kuhn
Marianna “Polly” Kuhn former town supervisor of New Castle and a teacher, housing advocate, and leader of the League of Women Voters, has died at the age of 92. Please see the League of Women Voters tribute for her.
Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
Operations have ceased in the winter until April 1st. The sidewalk work, plantings & final paving cannot be done in the winter. There will, however, be work on Wed & Thurs of this week. As I previously mentioned, we will be making the sidewalk by Ibiza Kitchen, Family Britches & Petticoat Lane smaller to restore the 4 parking spots restored. The sidewalk may be reduced further in the spring. We will also be removing the bump-out on Senter Street. Please keep in mind, the bump-outs are traffic calming measures. The goal is to slow traffic and make our downtown more pedestrian friendly. However, many felt it was best to remove the Senter Street bump-out – so we did. Our traffic expert has been retained to review the turning radius at the intersections of Greeley & King, as well as the intersection of King & Senter Street. Our traffic consultant will also study and provide an opinion regarding making lower King into a two-way street. Please remember to check the Town of New Castle website for all updates. If you would like to receive daily updates, please email me at RGreenstein@MyNewCastle.org.
I am happy to report that Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) plan that was recently implemented is operating efficiently, and has increased safety. Traffic continues to flow well. We have made a few adjustments including removing the “No Turn on Red” signs at the intersection of 117 and Roaring Brook Road. In the next few days, we will also be making adjustments to the signal timing at the traffic light by the high school, as well as the traffic light on 117. The restriping on 117 – for the pedestrian crosswalk & “Do Not Block Intersection” – is scheduled for Wednesday, weather permitting. Work on the stoned crush path along 117 from Cowdin Lane to Chappaqua Crossing is expected to be completed by Friday, January 11. Summit Greenfield anticipates that removal of the remaining utility pole will be completed on or before January 31, 2019. They are also working with Westchester County to relocate the Bee-Line bus stop to a location within Chappaqua Crossing. Summit Greenfield is requesting that Life Time Fitness and PetValu be permitted to open on Feb 1st. Last night the Town Board scheduled a joint meeting with the Planning Board for 1/15. Next week, both boards will schedule a public hearing.
2018 Year in Review
It is again time to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year. As always, we have been busy this year with ongoing projects and new projects that will help to improve the town. I’ve said it again and again; it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. I am very proud of the progress made throughout the year, and I will mention a few highlights, which you can read here.