This newsletter was written by Yorktown Supervisor, Susan Siegel.
Automated Emergency Notification System I'm happy to announce that Yorktown's new automated emergency notification system sometimes called "reverse 911" is now installed and operational. And thanks to a generous grant from Entergy, the new system will not cost Yorktown taxpayers anything. Parents with children in Yorktown schools are already familiar with such technology. Instead of relying on residents to learn of emergencies via local media, the Town can now call, e-mail, or send text alerts directly to all residents registered in the system, or in the case of a localized problem, such as a water main break or a road closure, the alert can be sent to just the affected neighborhoods.To ensure you are included in the new system, and to register additional contact info, I urge all residents to go online at www.yorktownny.org, click on the DeltAlert icon and follow the instructions to let us know how you would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency.
Boardroom RenovationAs of 8:00am on September 28th, the boardroom at Town Hall is undergoing long awaited renovations specifically the installation of new, state-of-the-art digital cameras, lighting, sound system, recording and webcasting equipment to film and broadcast Town Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board meetings. In addition to significantly improved filming capabilities, the new equipment will enable much greater flexibility to replay a wider variety of programs on the Town's government channels (Cablevision: channel 20, and Verizon: channel 33). And similar to the new emergency notification system, this upgrade and renovation will not cost taxpayers anything it is being funded through the new franchise fee agreements with Cablevision and Verizon, as well as a memorial grant from the Spadaccia family in honor of former Town Supervisor Dante Spadaccia.
Senior Nutrition Center (Update)The much anticipated renovation of the Senior Nutrition Center at the YCCC encountered an unexpected delay when it was discovered that a required public safety test for asbestos had not been completed. Now that the oversight has been taken care of, (test results came back negative no asbestos was found), work will finally begin in earnest. On behalf of the Town, I apologize to the seniors for the delayed start, but I believe the end result will be worth the wait.
Successful Vehicle AuctionAt their September 20th meeting, the Town Board voted unanimously to approve and accept the results of a month-long, online auction of surplus town vehicles and construction equipment. In all, 18 vehicles some of which would have otherwise been junked fetched nearly $90,000 from the internet-based auction. Inquiries were received from as far away as Florida and British Columbia.
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