Mayor’s Corner

Dennis Leahy Mayor of Maybrook

  •  Dear Residents,

    Fall is upon us and shortly we enter the holiday season! We had a lot of activity in the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park this fall with Co-ed Adult Chicago Softball and Orange County Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball. Orange County Youth Soccer was also played in the in the park as the Village of Maybrook Department of Public Works and Orange County Youth Soccer are working together to get new grass to grow on the David Weiss Park Soccer field for next spring. This fall, our village hosted a Fall Community Wide Yard Sale, the 2nd Annual 5k Race and Walk to Benefit Homeless Veterans with the Maybrook VFW Post 2064 and Auxiliary and the Village of Maybrook Halloween Celebration for Kids. “Tricky Tray Auctions” were held at the Maybrook Senior Center by Will Spay Pets and the Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. On Sunday, November 26th, the Village of Maybrook welcomes Santa Claus and his friends for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting beginning at 6 pm in the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park. The Maybrook Wind ensemble will be hosting their “Holiday Concert” at the Maybrook Senior Center on Friday, December 15th.  It’s a FREE event and guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!

    As promised, the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees are continuing efforts to move forward with economic development in the village. Discussions and meetings are taking place between the Village of Maybrook and the developers of the Galaxy Property located where the old Maybrook Rail yard was located. Development has started in the Town of Montgomery portion off of Henry Henning Drive. Crestwood Propane celebrated their grand opening back on September 6th and is currently using rail service for distribution. Galaxy is currently working on funding for the road that will continue south from Henry Henning Drive into the Village of Maybrook and connect with Main Street. A petition has been filed with the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees for the annexation of approximately 34 acres from the Town of Montgomery into the Village of Maybrook for the proposed Galaxy Project. Galaxy has proposed several manufacturing lots, a new road connecting Henry Henning Drive to Main Street and a walking/bike route along side of the road. The Village board has voted to declare its intent to be lead agency for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). At the same time, the Village Board is also focusing on the re-zoning of the downtown area (Main Street) that would create “Shovel Ready” sites for property owners and investors. The Village Board is setting the table for investors and welcoming revitalization in our village! The Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) which is the Adoption of Chapter 210 Zoning Code Amendments and the Creation of a Traditional Downtown Design District has been reviewed and discussed and is ready to be presented to the public on Monday, November 27th at the Maybrook Senior Center. All residents are welcome to attend! As always, please stay in touch with the Village of Maybrook website www.villageofmaybrook.com and Face book Page for future updates and information.

    Last but not least, on behalf of the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees (Deputy Mayor Robert Pritchard, Trustee Noreen Reynolds, Trustee Kevin Greany and Trustee Jim Barnett), we would like to wish all of the residents and their families in the Village of Maybrook a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season!

    Best Regards,

    Mayor Dennis K. Leahy