At Tuesday's Sleepy Hollow Board meeting, the Mayor first announced the DEC's release of the final clean-up plan for the GM site which you can read about here.
In other business, the Board approved bill payments in the amount of $139,430. Amounts questioned by trustees included $1,200 for filming of Memorial Day events in the village, charges for "uniform cleaning" and replacement of TNT baseball banners destroyed in a flood.
Mayor Wray announced that a planned "water shut down" of the Catskill Aqueduct has been postponed until June 19th and 21st, during which time residents are asked to refrain from watering lawns and converse water usage in general.
Trustee Susan MacFarlane said the Parks Committee is investigating complaints about drainage and portable toilets at Douglas Park. She said the DPW would be removing dead wood from houses nearest the park.
Trustee Bruce Campbell said he is looking for solutions for the poor sound quality at meetings broadcast over the public access station.
Deputy Mayor Karin Wompa reported she is continuing to work on the Employee Handbook and that more plantings are being done at Morse School playground.
Trustee Evelyn Stupel said 14 cases were heard in Housing Court on May 23. The next court date is June 28. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year the Village has collected $52,750 in fines.
Stupel also reported that hydrant flushing will take place June 25-29 and that brush will not be picked up if it is not tied.
Trustee Jennifer Lobato-Church reminded residents that the use of leaf blowers is not allowed from May 25 to Sept. 30 and asked residents to report violators to the Police Department. She also reported that fire department representatives will be traveling to Wisconsin for a preconstruction meeting on the new fire truck. In response to complaints of , a one-week speeding survey was conducted, but showed only .1% of traffic exceeded the 30 mph limit. Another survey will be done.
The village is conducting an audit of its permit fees, comparing them to other municipalties.
The County is installing smoke detectors and fire alarms in the renovated bath house at Kingsland Point Park. Tenants, including Hudson River Recreation kayaking operation, should be in by the end of July.
Stones for a new wall in front of the Headless Horseman statue on Route 9 have come in. Work on the decorative wall will begin soon.
A fireworks display is planned for July 4th on the riverfront at dusk. Raindate is July 5th.
The Board approved a resolution renewing an annual contract with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to provide care and shelter for stray animals found in the village in the amount of $3,360. Fifteen to 20 such animals are referred each year by Sleepy Hollow to the SPCA.
Trustee Wompa asked for a review of the TNT Baseball balance sheet and clarification of the groups' nonprofit status. "All we are asking for is an accounting so we know what we are supporting," she said. The Village buys equipment and pays for TNT umpires.
Trustee MacFarlane asked for an update on the . Village administrator Anthony Giaccio said the sinkhole will be repaired at the Village's expense. "We didn't feel we had legal standing to sue the contractor since our own engineering consultant said the bulkhead should last 20 years," said Giaccio. The Village is getting quotes from contractors, but Giaccio estimates the repairs will cost in excess of $40,000, some of which will be covered by insurance.
Trustee Campbell said he has heard concerns about the integrity of the bridge at Fremont Pond. Mayor Wray said the issue is being looked into by the DPW and the Village engineer.