Northern Tuxedo Residents Association

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NTRA meeting this Thursday, October 26th, 7:00pm, at Tuxedo Town Hall

Esteemed Northern Tuxedo Neighbors,

The NTRA Executive Committee will chair the next membership meeting, to be held at the Tuxedo Town Hall, 1 Temple Drive, Tuxedo, Thursday evening, October 26th, beginning at 7:00pm.

NTRA is an organization intended to build community, advocate for Northern Tuxedo Issues, build relationships with town officials, and organize social events to help neighbors get to know each other,

We’ve invited our new Chief of Police, Arthur Abbott, to come and dialogue with us. We also invited David Maikisch, our Building Inspector, who will talk with us about concerns on Bramertown Road raised by members at our previous meeting with Mike Rost. If you have any points you’d like our guests to respond to, please send us your questions so that our speakers will be prepared to answer them. We want them to feel welcome and connected to our organization.

Additionally, Town Board member Michele Lindsay will provide an update on important issues.

We need to be committed to Northern Tuxedo community concerns. It’s important that we demonstrate unity as a group, a willingness to work with town officials, and a welcoming demeanor.

It’s also time for our annual Executive Committee elections to be held. The current members, Ken English, Claudia Baktiary, and Bahar Ertac are willing to continue to serve if acceptable to the membership. The Vice President’s position is vacant and we are hoping to encourage a member to join us.

Only members in “good standing” are allowed to vote and run for office. Membership dues, twenty-five dollars per family, run on a calendar year so renewal will happen after January. If you have neighbors who want to join, please encourage them to attend.

If you have any concerns or suggestions that you’d like the Executive Committee to consider, please send us an e-mail so that we can address your ideas.

We have a really interesting agenda. It’s important that NTRA have consistent membership and be an active organization for community engagement. It needs a steady membership in order to be effective. So if you want NTRA to make a difference, please come on on Thursday.

This is our first meeting at Town Hall. It’s important that that NTRA be seen as an example of community engagement. We’re looking to develop long-standing relationships and set a positive tone, build trust. These meetings are NOT Town Board meetings. We’re trying to encourage dialogue over time. Our meetings should model what we hope meetings between neighbors should feel like.

We look forward to seeing you!


The Executive Committee
Ken English, Claudia Bakhtiary, Bahar Eratac

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Thanks to all who attend NTRA Membership Meeting, Update from Mike Rost

Esteemed NTRA Members.

I’d like to thank those of you who made it out to the meeting last night. I know that some of our members I spoke with wanted to come but life gets in the way.

I heard from many that they enjoyed the conversational format and learned a lot about what’s going on in town.

I personally want to thank our Supervisor, Mike Rost, for taking the time to meet with us and for trying to respond to all of our questions and concerns. I thought he explained in detail the town budget, both inherited and current conditions. He also gave valuable information on Tuxedo Farms and the status of the Mulch Facility on Long Meadow Road. Below is a message I received from him today. As you can see, he’s responding to the concerns raised, especially those close to our members and neighbors on Benjamin Meadow Road. I’ll continue to communicate with Mike to get updates on these and other issues.

As I said last night, our organization is only as strong as our membership. If you have not re-joined, I hope you will do so ASAP. Please encourage your neighbors to join us. Having an active and consistent membership helps us be proactive around issues of special concern to Northern Tuxedo and strengthens our voice to get results.

We also exist to bring neighbors together for social events. We’re planning a summer social for Saturday, June 24th, in the afternoon, for members in good standing. If you’ve paid your 2017 dues you will be receiving an invitation soon. Hold the date!

For those of you who may have been disappointed with last night’s forum, my apologies.
As an organization, we do hope to represent the important issues that affect our area.
I tried to give equal voice to all who attended. If members have special concerns, when brought to the attention of the Executive Committee and membership, we consider the issues and together decide on how best to respond.

Special thanks to Claudia and Nader for always coming early and setting up, to Donna for registering members, for Bahar for managing our accounts, and to my wife Lynn for her support.

A special message to Kristy Apostolides, our President, who’s taking care of family. We’re thinking of you.

I look forward to seeing you June 24th the social!

Best regards.

Ken English

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NTRA Membership Meeting, Wednesday, May 24th, 7:00 American Legion Hall

Esteemed NTRA Members and neighbors,

Happy Spring! Tis the season to get back out and regroup with your neighbors. The Executive Committee is planning the next membership meeting, to be held at the American Legion Hall, 16 Orange Turnpike, Southfields, Wednesday evening May 24th, 7:00pm. We invited our Town Supervisor, Mike Rost, to come and dialogue with us.

Additionally, we’re planning a summer social for our “members in good standing”. That means all of us who have paid our 2017 dues. We’ll be collecting the dues at this upcoming membership meeting, or you can mail it in your renewal form.

We encourage you to invite your neighbors to join our organization. We look forward to seeing you!


The Executive Committee
Kristy Apostolides, Ken English, Claudia Bakhtiary, Bahar Eratac

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NTRA Membership Meeting

The NTRA will hold its quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016, beginning at 7:30pm, at the American Legion Hall, 16 Orange Turnpike, Southfields, NY.

Learn about important issues and exciting plans for our area! We will vote about expanding membership to include all Tuxedo residents in the Monroe-Woodbury School District and will hear presentations from:

  • Michele Lindsay, Tuxedo Town Board Member
  • Elsie Rodriguez, MW School District Superintendent, and Patrick Cahill, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Management
  • Michael Bruno or representative of the Tuxedo Hudson Company.

All are welcome!

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Upcoming Neighborhood Social

The Northern Tuxedo Residents Association is holding a Neighborhood Social on Sunday, September 13, 2015 (rain date Sunday-September 20), from 2:00–6:00pm at Tichy Field, Joyce Nissen Dr., Laurel Ridge (off of 17A), in Tuxedo.

Free for 2015 NTRA members, all others $5.00 per person.

Light refreshments will be served. Lawn games for children. Our Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be available for information and viewing of equipment.

All are welcome.


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The Northern Tuxedo Residents Association’s mission is to respond, on behalf of the members, to developments affecting their interests and the community in general; to pursue the overall betterment of the community; to plan and coordinate activities of benefit to the community; to inform residents of issues of importance; and to provide a liaison with elected officials, government agencies, and public and private entities.

Each household of the communities of Laurel Ridge, Clinton Woods, Benjamin Meadow Rd., Bramertown Rd., Iron Wood Rd., and Warwick Brook Rd. is eligible for membership.

Currently, we have the following committees:

  1. The Town Committee shall attend town meetings, represent the NTRA, and file a report to the EC of business covered during such meetings.
  2. The Communications Committee shall disseminate information to the residents periodically and when necessary, and secure press coverage on noteworthy events in which the NTRA is engaged.
  3. The Social Committee shall organize social and recreational functions for the NTRA.
  4. The Community Education Committee will hold events and provide information to the community for any issues of interest that further the organization’s mission.


The current Executive Committee is:

Kristy Apostolides – President
Ken English – Vice President
Claudia Bakhtiary – Secretary
Challace Pahlevan-Ibrekic – Treasurer


You can contact any of the officers using the following email address:

Our mailing address is:

Northern Tuxedo Residents Association
PO Box 484
Tuxedo NY 10987


Next Membership meeting (open to the public) is October 23 at 7:30pm. We hope you can join us.

Click here to download a membership form and join!