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Public Meeting – Police Consolidation

June 14, 2014

The Village Board of Trustees will have the Westchester County Department of Public Safety make a presentation on the County’s proposal for the provision of Police Services in the Village next Monday evening, June 16, 2014 at 7 PM in the Board Room on the second floor of Village Hall. The presentation will be made by members of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and will include the analysis and findings completed by WCDPS and the details of the potential services they could provide for the Village.

Please come out and get the facts regarding The Mt Kisco Police department joining with the County Police department.There is a lot of conflicting information floating around out there,this is your chance to get the facts so you can make an informed decision.

See you there – Monday night 7:00 pm – Town Hall

School Vote 2014

May 14, 2014

The school budget vote is quickly coming upon us (May 20th from 7:00am to 9:00pm). This year more than ever it is important to get out and make your voices heard, not only to vote on the budget, but more importantly for the two open seats on the Board. These are the folks that are going to be making critical decisions for the district in the next few years. It is so important to elect members that are qualified and are truly in it for the right reasons, simply saying ‘you’re doing it for the kids – isn’t good enough. I know many of you probably don’t even know who is running. The league of Woman Voters hosted a Candidate forum last Wednesday night. It was a terrific event that allowed the audience to get a feel for the candidates. If you missed this event you can see a re-broadcast on cable (check your local listings) or you can watch it on line (go to districts main page and on the left hand side under Quick Links click on BCSD-TV then choose the tab on the top that says Video on Demand – scroll down to Candidates Forum). I urge everyone to take a look at this program.
After watching the forum the two Candidates that stood out the most were Andrew Bracco and Edward Reder. Both of these men are current members of the Board (Ed Reder was most recently selected to fill a vacant seat). For me their back grounds in finance, budget planning, technology, NYS Assembly and working with the Department of Ed are invaluable when it comes to the monumental tasks that await the board in the next five years. I feel comfortable knowing that these candidates will be financially responsible, but will also keep in mind the quality and integrity of the current programs. Bracco and Reder seem to have the ability to see through the fog of state regulations and unfunded mandates and are able to get right to the main issues. Serving on the board is no easy task and requires a sense of commitment and expertise that I know Mr. Bracco and Mr. Reder embody.
Ok so now it is up to you – make sure you get out and VOTE – below is some voting information I copied from the districts website:
Eligible community residents must be registered to vote. To find out if you are registered to vote, you may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections at 995-5700 or Carole LaColla, District Clerk, at 241-6011. If you are registered to vote in local or national elections, you are automatically registered to vote in School District Elections. However, if you have not voted in the past four years, your voter registration would be marked inactive and you are required to re-register to vote.
Please note that the deadline to register in the schools is May 15 2014.
If you may be out of the area on May 20th, you may vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, please complete an application for absentee ballot, accessible from the link below, and return to:
Carole LaColla, District Clerk
Bedford Central School District
P.O. Box 180, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Please make note of the following mandated timeline information:
• Tuesday May 13, 2014 is the deadline for submitting an application for absentee ballot if the ballot is to be mailed to you.
• Monday May 19, 2014 is the deadline for submitting an application for absentee ballot if the ballot is to be hand delivered to you.
• Please note that a ballot may only be hand delivered to the registered voter for whom the application is being submitted. All other ballots must be mailed to the absentee voter.
• ALL COMPLETED BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE BY 5:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 in order to be counted in the vote tally.
If you have any questions, please call the District Clerk, Carole LaColla at 241-6011

Hot and Sticky Air Conditioning Weather

May 11, 2014

Well, for anyone who was wondering what kind of summer it was going to be I think yesterdays weather was a prelude to what we can expect. I was caught off guard as many of you probably were. I rushed around trying to get my air conditioner ready. I always make sure I clean the vents and the condenser before I turn it on for the season. There is nothing worse than turning on your unit for the first time only to be met with that stale unpleasant smell.
I clean the outside (and as much of the inside as I can reach) on all the vents. I also spray an all natural enzyme spray into the return duct to help with the areas I cannot reach.
After removing the cover from the condenser I clean it using a mild cleanser and hose it down completely removing any leaves or twigs that might have gotten stuck in the grill.
Finally, I replace all the filters.There are many different kinds but I use the more expensive HEPA filters to help with all the air borne allergens. I find these filters do a much better job than the cheaper blue nylon ones. My last tip is when you put your A/C o for the first time leave the windows and doors open for the fist five minutes. This will allow any of the dust you may have missed to come out of the vents and get blown out side.The same tips can be used for window units. Happy Summer :)

Kisco Happenings

April 25, 2014


Closets aren’t the only things that need to be cleaned out this Spring – Don’t forget to clean out your Medicine Cabinets – take your unwanted Pills and bring them to The Mt Kisco Police Station at 40 Green Street this Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00.

Let’s Play Ball
Baseball Opening Day is Saturday, April 26th. Line up at the Old Post Office Building (located next to the Village Hall) @ 9:30am. Parade will begin at 10:00am sharp! Players will march with their team to Leonard Park for Opening Day Ceremony . Bring your mitt and be ready for game play and a lot of fun!!! All are invited :)

Coyote Talk

September 6, 2013

The Mount Kisco Public Library is hosting an educational talk about Coyotes – check it out

Old Swing Sets

August 24, 2013

playset 002It was finally time to say goodbye to the old Swing Set. It hadn’t been used in years except for the occasional guest that came over with young
kids. I tried to find a new home for it but had no luck. I asked a
friend to help me take it down so I could bring it to the dump.

152As we were dismantling it I started to see the swing set in a whole new light. I realized that I could re- use and re-purpose portions of the set.
I used the deck as a platform to store my garden equipment and snow
blower. This was perfect because it keeps it off the ground (and helps
keep the weeds down).

153My friend took the ladder to use for his kids Tree
House and I was left with the perfect structure to build a raised garden
bed. I left the posts so I can construct a fence to keep the animals

I will use as compost this year to get the soil ready for next years
planting season. In early spring I will throw a tarp over it and use it
as a greenhouse to start my seeds

Coyotes in Kisco – Oh My

August 7, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of press about the Coyote attacks in Mt. Kisco. Honestly, I think the coverage is a little over the top. I have had many friends and relatives warning me to be careful with my two small dogs. I assure them that I am always careful and check the backyard first before letting them out and I always keep my eye on them; not because of a coyotes but because of Skunks! Coyotes are more common then we think. This is not the first time we have seen attacks in Mt. Kisco but there is no need for panic. The coyote sightings and attacks are nothing new (please see the following post   )

Coyote     I guess it has been a slow news week because this story is on every station. I feel for the families that have lost a pet but let’s not scare every pet owner and family with small children. There is a great informational website that discusses wild animals like Coyotes – They have great pictures like the one used in this post.


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