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Mayor's Newsletter - May 2016
On: 05-05-2016

Dear Residents, Here is a quick update on things going on in the village, with a special report on...

Recreation Dept.

Dear Residents:
Due to the impending winter storm, the Village would like to provide residents with the following information: 

  • The commuter bus will not run tomorrow, Friday, February 8th.
  • Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect on Monday and Tuesday to allow DPW to clear those streets to the curb line.
  • Overnight parking restrictions on Main Street and Cedar Street will be extended to12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Some simple things everyone can do to help:

  • Do not drive when snow is falling.  Stay off the road and allow DPW to clear the snow.
  • Do not park on streets that are designated as snow emergency streets.
  • Do not move police barricades, tape, traffic cones.  They are put into place to protect you during an emergency.
  • Do not blow, shovel or plow snow into the street once the street has been plowed.
  • Please clear sidewalks of snow as soon as possible. Clearing of sidewalks should not exceed 12 hours after the snow stops falling.
  • Please clear vehicles of snow as soon as possible after the snow stops falling and to enable DPW to plow to the curb.
  • Please clear nearby fire hydrants of snow.
  • Please check on elderly or infirmed neighbors.

Important numbers to call if you need assistance:
Call 911 for Police/Fire/Medical EMERGENCIES
Call the Dobbs Ferry Police at 693-5500 to report fallen trees, downed wires, blocked roads and other service related calls.
If you lost power or need to report an electrical problem, call Con Edison’s toll free Number: 1-800-75CONED (1-800-752-6633).
Additionally, please also notify the Police Department so they can maintain a list of residents without power. If you have reported a power outage, please also inform the police when your power is restored. This helps the village know who has and who does not have power.
Have a portable, battery powered radio and/or television and extra batteries.
Have flashlight(s)/portable lights with extra batteries.
For local storm related information stay tuned to:
News 12
WFAS AM 1230
WFAS FM 103.9
Public Access – Channel 77 Optimum or
                          Channel 46 Verizon
The following Code Sections are related to Snow Emergencies in the Village of Dobbs Ferry.
Village Code Section 290-31. – Declaration of a Snow Emergency
A snow emergency shall exist throughout the entire Village when snow is falling or the
Village Department of Public Works is engaged in removing snow from Village streets and shall continue inexistence so long as the Department of Public Works is engaged in removing snow from any Village street.  The Village Administrator shall, from time to time, issue public announcements concerning snow emergencies by any means reasonably calculated to inform vehicle owners and operators, but it shall not be a defense to a charge of violating snow emergency regulations that the defendant was unaware of any such announcement.
Section 290-32.  Snow Emergency Streets Designated
The following streets are hereby designated as snow emergency streets, and no parking or standing of motor vehicles shall be permitted on the sides and at the locations shown in the following schedule while a snow emergency shall exist:
Name of Street                                   Side                 Length
Ashford Avenue                                 Both                Entire length
Belden Avenue                                  North               Entire length
Bellewood Avenue                            West                Entire length
Bradley Street                                   North               Entire length
Broadway                                          East                 Entire length
Northfield Avenue                              East                 Ashford Avenue to Moulton Avenue
Ogden Avenue                                   East                 Ashford Avenue to a point 100 ft.
south thereof
Rochambeau  Avenue                        North               Entire length
South Washington                             West                Ashford Avenue to Bradley Street
Section 290-33.  Dead-end streets
There shall be no parking during snow emergencies at the dead end of dead-end streets.
Also please remember:
·         All sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 12 hours after the snow stops falling.
·         Vehicles that are not cleared of snow and moved within 72 hours after the snow stops falling will be summonsed as abandoned vehicles.

The village is fully prepared and will keep everyone informed as best as possible, or as things develop. 

Mayor Connett
February 7, 2013