Tuesday, Jun 25th

policeshieldQ: Do you know the name of the police officer in Scarsdale who is responsible for youth activities? A: The Scarsdale Police have just appointed a new person as Youth Liaison officer, Detective Sherry Albano. She is available for any questions that parents or students may have about the law, for example on social hosting laws. She is also a great resource to parents for information and tips on drug and alcohol prevention. Contact Officer Albano at salbano@scarsdale.com or 914-722-1204

This is a monthly conversation starter from the Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs & Alcohol : The Scarsdale Task Force on Drugs and Alcohol is a community action group comprised of parents, students, teachers school administrators; representatives from village, local and civic organizations; and religious institutions. Since its founding in 1984, the Task Force has worked in our community to educate youth and adults about drugs and alcohol, help people develop drug free attitudes and habits, and recommend resources to those whose lives are affected by drug and alcohol dependency.

 

snowdayIf it seems as if you’ve been shoveling overtime, imagine how the village maintenance staff feels. At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday night February 8, Benedict Salanitro who heads up our public works department quantified just how much snow there has been and what it has taken to clear village streets and sidewalks.

You’re not imagining that it’s been a tough winter. According to Salanitro, here are the facts:

  • So far this winter we have had a total accumulation of 58.2 inches of snow in Scarsdale
  • We have had 13 weather events, or 176 cumulative storm hours that required village maintenance
  • This was the snowiest January on record
  • The staff has already dumped 3600 tons of salt on our streets and sidewalks

…and what did the cost? The village had budgeted $694,000 for snow removal for this year – and we have already blown through that budget, spending $755,000. Last year, the total expenditure for the season was $705,000 and this winter is not over. The Village staff is doing their best to keep sidewalks clear as well, using their Bombadier machine. But proceed with caution as the Bombadier is not effective on ice!

Speaking of snow, the Scarsdale Fire Department is asking every resident who has a fire hydrant on or near their property to shovel all the snow away from the firehydranthydrant so that it is accessible by firefighters in case a fire occurs.

Career and volunteer firefighters have been working tirelessly over the past six weeks to keep snow cleared away from every hydrant, but with almost a thousand fire hydrants in the Village and with new snowfalls occurring each week this task is proving to be impossible.

Keeping the snow cleared away from your fire hydrant is a quick and easy way to help us to help you and your neighbors. Your assistance is appreciated!

Please contact the Scarsdale Fire Department at 722-1215 with any questions.

 

boardofed.jpgThe Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) is currently meeting to select two qualified candidates to fill the seats vacated by retiring School Board members Linda Hillman Chayes and Barbara Kemp. Scarsdale residents interested in serving on the School Board are invited to submit a biographical form to the SBNC no later than February 28, 2011. Biographical forms can be downloaded from the SBNC website at www.scarsdalesbnc.com

Anyone who is a US citizen,18 years of age or older and a Scarsdale resident for one year prior to the election on May 17, 2011 may run.

 

 

firehydrantDue to the unusually high snowfall amounts we are experiencing this winter and in order to ensure the safety of the community we serve the Scarsdale Fire Department is asking every resident who has a fire hydrant on or near their property to shovel all snow away from the hydrant so that it is accessible by firefighters in case a fire occurs.

Career and volunteer firefighters have been working tirelessly over the past six weeks to keep snow cleared away from every hydrant, but with almost a thousand fire hydrants in the Village and with new snowfalls occurring each week this task is proving to be impossible.

Keeping the snow cleared away from your fire hydrant is a quick and easy way to help us to help you and your neighbors. Your assistance is appreciated!

Please contact the Scarsdale Fire Department at 722-1215 with any questions.

 

 

snow2-26Here is the Scarsdale School District snow day status as of February 2, 2011. With the closing of schools today, the district has now used up all three snow days alloted on the academic schedule. According to School Superintendent Michael McGill, if more snow and ice require him to call off another day of school, the administration will need to decide when to make that day up. The spring vacation is now scheduled for the week of April 18, with school closed for just five days. Could the break be foreshortened? It’s anyone’s guess for now.

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