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Briarcliff Village Manager Reports On Budget, Events

Several events will be taking place around Briarcliff in the coming weeks.
Several events will be taking place around Briarcliff in the coming weeks. Photo Credit: File

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- The village Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to adopt the 2015-16 village Budget and address limited agenda items on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

OBO, the Ossining-Briarcliff-Ossining solarize team, is sponsoring a Solarize Workshop on Wednesday at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome. Learn more about this time-limited opportunity to install solar energy on your home or business for less. For additional information, go to www.solarizewestchester.com/ossining-briarcliff .

This is the time to check for leaks of all kinds but especially lawn sprinklers. When residents reopen their sprinkler systems, they often are not aware that severe damage could have occurred from this year’s harsh winter and prolonged near-zero temperatures.

In past years, consumers have complained about having extremely high water bills. This is due to the rupture of system connectors or piping. Make sure to check for leaks. One way is to reopen the main line to the sprinkler system but not to the sprinkler heads; make sure all other residential water is off; then check the water meter. If the little clocklike triangle is spinning, there may be a problem. By isolating water use, a nonvisible leak from the sprinkler system may be detected.

The water lost will be a part of the quarterly bill.

The Parks and Recreation Deparment reports that it may be cold and there may have some passing showers, but all fields and parks are open. As always consult individual league reps and coaches for their own determination to hold practice or not.

There is no word yet on the tennis court work.

The village clerk reports that the Westchester County Mobile Passport Unit is once again returning to Briarcliff. The Mobile Passport Office will be in front of Village Hall on Thursday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fire Department apron.

No cash payments are permitted; all fees must be paid by check, money order or credit card. Contact the Passports and Licensing Division at 914-995-3086 or at www.WestchesterClerk.com with any questions.

The village treasurer has issued this reminder: Unpaid and outstanding water bills (due and owing as of May 1) will be transferred to the June village real estate bill along with all fees and penalties to date. The village also imposes a transfer fee of $50.

Understand that not paying on time adds costs to your water account. Please look at your balance on the village website and bring your account up-to-date.

Effective this week, the Justice Court’s Village Hall hours will now be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce’s popular First Thursday Night Lights series is our local home event where residents and participating businesses can enjoy evenings with live music, demos, special menus and promotions. This is to encourage the public to stroll, shop and dine in the village. May’s theme (Thursday, May 7) is a Cinco de Mayo Chili Cook Off.

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