Our public works crews are trying to be proactive, anticipating Hurricane
Sandy. Our crews are checking drains--cleaning out clogged drains. Our new local
law requiring leaves to be bagged or mulched is helpful because there are many
fewer leaf piles on the streets this year than any previous year. We have been
able to use our employees more efficiently.
I am authorizing overtime for Saturday (anticipated cost to town: under
$10,000) so we can continue inspecting drains around town. Yesterday, I sent out
an email to residents who have had flood problems in the past asking for their
help in advising us of drains that need to be checked out. Received many
responses--and we're following up on your requests. Have also forwarded other
requests (re: branches near Con Ed wires) to Con Ed and they have been
I also spent some time this afternoon knocking on doors of local
businesses and homeowners (including those in Elmsford) that have experienced
major flood problems advising them of the towns efforts, trying to be proactive.
Will continue to do some more outreach before the storm.
In the event of flooding (if Hurricane Sandy does happen), please feel
free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My cell phone is 438-1343. My home phone is 478-1219. My office is 993-1540.
_ PAUL FEINER