Mayor’s Corner

Dennis Leahy Mayor of Maybrook

 

Village of Maybrook Board Meeting

 Monday, January 14, 2018

  1.  Senator William Larkin- I just wanted to take a moment this evening to recognize New York State Senator William Larkin who retired on January 1st. I met Senator Larkin when I was first elected Mayor in 2008. He was always supportive of the Village of Maybrook and he assisted with several grants for our village. Senator Larkin and I met several times about the Village of Maybrook’s Economic Development Plan and Galaxy Project. He was very excited and supportive of the direction Maybrook was heading and always offered his full support. Last week, I sent Senator Larkin a Letter on behalf of the Village Board and myself thanking him for his many years of service and wished him a happy and healthy retirement. I look forward to working with his successor Senator James Skoufis and wish him all the best in his new position as our State Senator.
  2. Montgomery Overall Service- I think it’s always important to recognize a local business that invests in their business in our village. I want to publicly thank Peter, Arnold and Gina Zwart of Montgomery Overall Service for their recent enhancement and renovation of their business at 108 Homestead Ave. I sent them a letter as well from the Village Board recognizing their newly renovated business. Their building looks beautiful and I thank them for their enhancement of their business in our village.
  3. Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Grants- On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, I attended the Consolidated Funding Application Grant Award Ceremony in Albany. The Village of Maybrook received $25,000 Empire State Development grant to evaluate the feasibility of refinishing and modernizing the pedestrian tunnel that will connect the downtown area to the new Galaxy property. The tunnel will allow residents safe access to walk or bike and eliminate pedestrian traffic from crossing an active rail line. The Village of Maybrook also received a $24,000 grant through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wastewater Engineering Planning Grant to complete an engineering report to evaluate disinfection alternatives at the sewer treatment plant. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) advised the village last year that they will be requiring seasonal effluent disinfection commencing in 2023. Our Village Engineer Sean Hoffman is working with the NYSDEC and will keep us posted on any new developments. Galaxy Limited received a $660,000 Empire State Development Grant to complete phase one of their project which includes several site pads and an access road. Last year, the Village of Maybrook and Galaxy Limited applied for grants through Empire State Development and we walked away empty handed. This year, the state recognized the potential economic development the Galaxy Project will bring to our region. This is a positive step in the right direction for our village. Our Economic Development Committee will be meeting in the coming month to discuss our game plan moving forward. We will keep everyone informed of any new developments.
  4. Next Village Board Meeting- Our next Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 28th, 2019. Just a reminder, the Village of Maybrook Government Center and George C. Bullis Community Center will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

Mayor Dennis K. Leahy