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Westchester County Passport Unit Returning To Briarcliff Manor

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BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – The return of the Passport Unit tops the recent Village of Briarcliff updates:

The Westchester County Mobile Passport Unit is returning to Briarcliff on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Village Hall. 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 click here for questions.

The village notes the passing of Donald R. Wilde, 88, village trustee from 2000-2006, who died Monday, April 20.

Unpaid and outstanding water bills (due and owing as of May 1) will be transferred to the June Village of Briarcliff Manor real estate bill along with all fees and penalties to date. The village also imposes a transfer fee of $50. Not paying on time adds costs to water accounts. Check the balance on the village website and bring accounts up to date.

The Village of Briarcliff Manor Justice Court’s Village Hall hours will now be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

“The New NY Bridge: A Presentation” by Brian Conybeare will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, 1 Library Road. Curious about what is happening with the Tappan Zee Bridge? Brian Conybeare, special adviser to the governor for the New NY Bridge Project and award-winning former News 12 Westchester reporter, will discuss the winning design-build team, the proposed design and features, the project schedule and more. Registration is recommended but all are welcome to attend. To register, email Shelley Glick at or call the library at 914-941-7072.

Join the Briarcliff Manor Pine Forest and Wetlands Reclamation Project every Saturday at the Briarcliff Youth Center at 1:30 p.m. This is a grassroots community effort to "take back" the pine forest and wetland area between the Youth Center and the Law Park Field. This parcel of Village land has been over-run by a number of "Invasive Plant Species." These exotics are harming the natural areas, but residents can help. Bring gloves, loppers, hand pruners, pole saws/pole pruners, rakes, weed-whackers and protective glasses. Join the group for some beneficial and rewarding community service. Click here for more information.

Lawn sprinklers – this is the time of year to check for leaks of all kinds but especially on lawn sprinklers. When residents re-open their sprinkler systems, they may find severe damage that could have occurred from this year’s harsh winter and prolonged near zero temperatures. In past years, water consumers have complained about having extremely high water bills; this is due to the rupture of system connectors or piping. Make sure to have a plumber or a household member check for leaks. One way is to re-open 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 clock-like triangle is spinning, there may be a problem. By isolating water use, residents may detect a non-visible leak from the sprinkler system.

Briaricliff Manor Chamber of Commerce is holding First Thursday Night Lights on May 7. The public is encouraged to, “stroll, shop, and dine” in Briarcliff Manor. This May’s theme is a “Cinco de Mayo Chili Cook Off. Residents and participating businesses can enjoy evenings with live music, demos, special menus and promotions.

With the recent adoption of Village of Briarcliff Manor’s 2015-2016 budget, regularly scheduled meetings will resume Wednesday, with Work Study starting at 7 p.m. and a Board of Trustees session at 8 p.m.

Question of the Week: Con Ed and the completion of the gas main work. The village recently invited Con Ed to a “sit-down” and directed their attention to the numerous areas of uncompleted work.All appropriate departments will be monitoring Con Ed's anticipated step-up to complete this work.

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