Mayor’s Corner

Dennis Leahy Mayor of Maybrook

  • Dear Residents,It’s been an eventful summer in our village; we hosted two “Family Movie Nights”, the Village of Maybrook “Kick off the 4th of July Celebration” and “Celebrate Maybrook 2017” in August. The park has been busy as well with Orange County Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball, New York Elite Baseball Tournaments, Adult Recreation Beach Volley Ball, Women’s Recreation Softball, Adult Co-ed Chicago Softball and Orange County Youth Soccer

    In other business, the Village Board is currently moving forward with our sidewalk grant we received in 2014 and will be replacing sidewalks on the southern end of Homestead Ave. We still have another sidewalk grant from 2015 which we will be using next year on the northern end of Homestead Ave. Both grants were secured by Senator Larkin and as always, we appreciate his support of our village. We are in the process of scheduling road maintenance on Clark Place and Country Club Drive before winter is upon us. It’s been a very busy summer as we continue to work with the owners of the Galaxy property (old rail yard) on the concept proposed to the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees earlier this year. We have also started a “Main Street Concept” in the Village of Maybrook and as we move forward, we will be planning a public presentation for input. The support for this project is overwhelming and investors are finally seeing the potential in the location and proximity to Interstate 84 and also the benefits of rail service.

    In November 2015, I ran for Supervisor in the Town of Montgomery. At that time, the bulk of the infrastructure in the Village of Maybrook had been completed and I felt that I could expand my experience on a town level. I fell short of winning the election by 37 votes and accepted that maybe it was meant to be that I stayed in Maybrook and continued moving forward. The Village Board and I put our noses to the grind stone and two years later, we are waist deep in economic development. After speaking to my family this past spring, I decided NOT to run in the November 2017 Election and instead continue on the path of making this village the best it can be.  I can guarantee each and every resident, that the Village Board and I are 100% committed in our efforts to revitalize our village. I thank you for your patience and we will keep you apprised on any new developments!

    Hope you and your families had a fantastic summer!

    Mayor Dennis K. Leahy