TOWN ANNOUNCES PRIDE OF CLARKSTOWN AWARDS ON FEB. 3

Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack, Councilman George Hoehmann, and the Town Board will award the 2014 Pride of Clarkstown Awards on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Town Board Meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. All residents and businesses are welcome to attend.

The program was created to recognize outstanding commercial properties, nominated by individuals and civic organizations throughout the Town which make significant investments in their properties, thus upgrading not just the look of their business also the community as a whole. This is the ninth annual Pride of Clarkstown ceremony in which the winners will receive an attractive award to display at their place of business.

“I congratulate this year’s winners and thank the committee for their hard work,” said Supervisor Gromack. “These businesses have proven their commitment to the Town and our community by making such beautiful enhancements to their properties, thus promoting revitalization of all areas in our town.”

Supervisor Gromack and the Town Board established this program and a committee in 2006 under the leadership of the late Clarkstown Councilman Ralph Mandia. The committee of volunteers accepts nominations, separates them by various categories and after careful consideration selects the winners.

“The committee of volunteers visited every nominated site and met numerous times to carefully choose winners in each category,” said Councilman George Hoehmann, the Town Board Liaison for the Pride of Clarkstown Committee. “My deep appreciation goes to the members of the committee who have donated their time and talent to recognize businesses that are going above and beyond others in making our town more attractive for all of us.”

The award program coincides with the town’s downtown revitalization efforts which started in 2004 to encourage pedestrian activity, investment in local businesses and civic pride. Clarkstown completed revitalization projects in Congers, Nanuet, Valley Cottage, New City, and Central Nyack will continue this year and the revitalization project for West Nyack is in the planning stages.

A list of winners follows:

Community Projects

Mr. Landscape Inc., Freedom Causeway Adopt-A-Spot, New City

Food/Hospitality

Ambulance Brew House, Nanuet

Industrial

Cal Mart Enterprises, New City

Non-Profit

Congers Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Valley Cottage

Professional Office

Jacob J. Katz and Co., Bardonia

Small Business

Champion Day Camp, New City

Service Business

Clarkstown Retail Corp., Shell Gas Station, New City

Shopping Center/Retail

The Shops at Nanuet, Simon Property Group