BY MICHAEL CAHILL
Lowdown on Monday’s Village of Haverstraw board meeting
The trustees of the Village of Haverstraw met Monday night at the village hall for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss and vote on several agenda items.
The big item on the agenda was the plan by housing developer Ginsberg Development (GDC) to combine three subdivisions on a plot it owns in the Harbors condo complex. With the three divisions combined into one plot, the plan is to construct a new building at the complex.
GDC being represented by attorney Andew Maniglia, made it clear that this was not an approval to build. The company will still need to conduct an impact study and get approval from the Village Planning Board before anything moves ahead.
Residents at the meeting raised concerns about the availability of parking spaces at the Harbors, and wondered what the plan was to not lose any available parking space during and after the upcoming construction. Manigilia promised to work with the residents and the village trustees to ensure that no spots are lost.
The trustees passed the measure unanimously allowing the combination of the subdivisions.
Also at the meeting the trustees approved the awarding of two bids. One bid was awarded to Schultz Ford for two new trucks for the Village Department of Public Works, a Ford F350 for $41,717 and a Ford F550 for $49,953.
The board also awarded this year’s road improvement bid to Tilcon for $231,504.50. This roads in the village that will be improved this year are: Jefferson Street, Rockland Street, Fulbert Street, Lakeview Ct, Harding Road, Harding Street, and Springsteen Avenue.
During the public participation section of the meeting, the trustees agreed to meet with local resident Mel Post at a future workshop session regarding a plan he has to attract graduates of the Culinary Institute of America to open up restaurants in Haverstraw.
Also during the public participation, the board announced that the Village Marketing Committee is working on a new slogan for the village that will emphasize the waterfront as a main attraction.
The Village of Haverstraw is also looking for handymen to volunteer some of their time on Saturdays at the Corporal Manny Lopez baseball field concession stand project. Those who are interested in helping should contact the village for more details.
The Village of Haverstraw Trustees will meet again on October 15 at 8 p.m.