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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Here below is Mr. Frank Fish addressing committee members former Mayor and current Committee Chair Jonathan Mark and current Trustees Marc Samwick and Jane Veron. Jonathan Martin is standing to the right.
|Fountain in the UK|
|Fountains lit at night in Switzerland circulating water with pool basins.|
|Former mayor Bloomberg's street garden in Manhattan on May 24, 2017|
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Unfortunately it had a little brownish animal, with dangling feet in his mouth. I hate to think, but it could well have been a rabbit. The fox was happily sauntering, triumphant as it were with its catch and thoughts of a meal to be savored soon.
Just because we do not see it, does not mean it is not there.
We have wild-life that call this place their home too. Respect for them should be utmost. They enrich our lives in ways not to be imagined. At least, they certainly enrich mine.
To the red fox and the wild rabbits, as well as the squirrels !
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Only in Scarsdale, in the same envelope we received news that our water rate was going up, and adding insult to the injury that our water remained contaminated ! Isn't that great ?...
Hopefully by 2018 we will have safe water.
This directly from the letter enclosed:
The January 24, February 14 and March 7, 2017 results indicate minor presence of giardia, less than 0.06 cysts/liter.
*Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.*
Why did the County fail to address this ? I think the County should reimburse us for the drinking water we have to buy ( to the tune of $100 per month for a household of 2 ) instead of giving us rain barrels to collect water...
We are supposed to have the best tasting water and now, we can't drink it because it is contaminated !
Last revised Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 6:40 p.m. EDT.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Great news for Earth Day, from DEC New York State:
DEC Celebrates Earth Day With Opening of Solar PoweredElectric Car Charging Station at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
New Station Helps Drivers use Sunshine for FuelNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and partners celebrated Earth Day with the opening of a new solar-powered electric car charging station at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Depew, Erie County.
"Together with our partners, we're making it easier for drivers in western New York to use sunshine for fuel with the installation of a new solar carport," said DEC Regional Director Abby Snyder. "The station provides us with a way to use the sun to fuel an electric vehicle without connecting to the energy grid, helping us lead by example and engaging our visitors to explore how our transportation needs can be met with clean energy."
"I am thrilled to see the installation of solar powered electric vehicle charging stations at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve," said NYS Assemblymember Monica Wallace. "Families from across Western New York have long enjoyed having Reinstein Woods as a place to spend an afternoon to observe and learn more about the environment right here in our community. This new feature will go a long way to attracting more families to visit this beautiful nature preserve and learn more about how we can protect and preserve our environment."
"We want to help people realize that electric cars are the future, but that doesn't mean that travel has to be limited," said Reinstein Woods Center Director Meaghan Boice-Green. "Innovations like this charging station demonstrates how solar power can be harnessed anywhere."
Friends of Reinstein Woods' president Terrence Boyle said, "This charging station can serve as a conversation-starter to engage visitors to Reinstein Woods in exploring how we can all lower our carbon footprints. In light of Governor Cuomo's recently announced Drive Clean Initiative offering rebates for electric car purchases, the timing couldn't be better."
"We are delighted to see New York State get so much value from the EV ARC by charging NEVs and EVs from nothing but sunshine and providing USB and 120v outlets for other charging and emergency power needs," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. "The digital information screen rounds out a fantastic value proposition and ensures that visitors and staff in the park get the most robust solution the industry has to offer."
Invented and manufactured in California by a company called Envision Solar, the electric vehicle (EV) charging station, or EV ARC™ carport generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system consists of a solar panel that will power a battery that dispenses energy to vehicles, providing solar energy even when the sun isn't shining. The system can charge two vehicles simultaneously and will lower our collective carbon footprint.
Reinstein Woods will be using the station to power a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) that is used to support education programs on the trails at Reinstein Woods, as well as to power a new electric scooter. The scooter is available for visitors with limited mobility to borrow and explore Reinstein Woods' trails, increasing accessibility to this beautiful natural site. The charging station also features a USB port and a regular electrical outlet, enabling DEC to charge a variety of smaller electronics using only the sun's power.
A state-of-the-art television screen attached to the charging station provides information on the station's performance and also broadcasts information about upcoming Reinstein Woods' events. The screen is set to operate 12 hours per day, advertising to visitors even when the education center is closed. The station was paid for by a private donation from the Julia Boyer Reinstein Trust.
Through Governor's Cuomo's nation-leading Reforming the Energy Vision strategy, New York State is committed to protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping the state transition to renewable energy. The newly installed EV ARC charging unit is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. For more information about Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, visit DEC's website.
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Three more pools, less space for Rufus and family.
LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF APPEALS VILLAGE OF SCARSDALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held by the Board of Appeals of the Village of Scarsdale in Rutherford Hall in Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale NY 10583 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at which time and place the Board of Appeals will consider the following:
The application of Copper Beech Tree LLC for a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Chapter 310-
88 of the Village Code, to construct a swimming pool at 3 Sherbrooke Road, identified on the
Village tax map as Sec. 13, Blk. 3, Lot 2.
The application of 28 Garden LLC for a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Chapter 310-88 of the
Village Code, to construct a swimming pool at 28 Garden Road, identified on the Village tax
map as Sec. 16, Blk. 1, Lot 21A2.
The application of Alan and Corey Meizlik for variances from Chapters 310-35, 310-67 and
310-100 of the Village Code to construct additions which would expand the existing intrusion
into the front yard setback and exceed the maximum permitted floor area ratio and at 262
Nelson Road, identified on the Village tax map as Sec. 11, Blk. 06, Lot 36.
The application of Brite Avenue Development Corporation, as contract vendee, for a variance
from Chapter 310-19 of the Village Code to allow for the creation of a lot at a distance from
the street, or a flag lot, at 19 Griffen Avenue, identified on the Village tax map as Sec. 24, Blk.
1, Lot 4A.
The application of Rena Schwartzbaum for a Special Use Permit pursuant to Chapter 310-74 of
the Village Code to conduct a home occupation at 50 Black Birch Lane, identified on the
Village tax map as Sec. 19, Blk. 2, Lot 632.
The application of Scott and Sharon Prince for a variance from Chapter 310-22 of the Village
Code to legalize the existing non-conforming lot coverage at 11 Birchall Drive, identified on
the Village tax map as Sec. 18, Blk. 1, Lot 26.
The application of Michael Fisher for a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Chapter 310-88 of the
Village Code, to construct a swimming pool at 60 Penn Boulevard, identified on the Village
tax map as Sec. 23, Blk. 1, Lot 78.
By Order of the Board of Appeals, Scarsdale, New York, dated April 25, 2017. Elizabeth Marrinan, AICP, Village Planner