Northern Tuxedo Residents Association


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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!

Sincerely,

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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NTRA Meeting This Week – October 22

IMPORTANT REMINDER

The next meeting of the NTRA will be October 22 at 7:30pm at the American Legion Hall on Orange Turnpike in Southfields, NY. Elections for the executive committee, as mandated by the NTRA constitution, are scheduled.

Also, the Communication and Social Committees will hold a meeting at 6:30pm prior to the general meeting. This is an important meeting as the committee will dialogue on specific plans including creation of a calendar beginning in January 2016, update of our Welcome Wagon Project, and discussion of our next social event. Please email Ruth Turner if you will be attending the 6:30pm meeting.


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Town Happenings of Interest to Northern Tuxedo – Next Town Board Meeting Tuesday, May 26, 7:00pm

Hi all.

Just wanted to let you know the Town Board and Planning Board will be discussing items coming up that are of particular interest to those in our area. As always, please forward as you see appropriate.

1. Parking Prohibition
There is a resolution being proposed by the Town Board to request prohibition of parking on the south ramp from Rt 17A to Southbound Rt 17 (the dirt parking lot at the bottom of the ramp). This is Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) land, so they will need approval from PIPC in order to place this restriction. Since it might affect many residents in the area who park there, I thought it pertinent to let everyone know.

This meeting is taking place tomorrow evening, Tuesday, May 26 at 7pm.

Update – May 26: The resolution about parking was in reference to the ramp itself, not the lot. It was a precaution to prevent against issues with Renaissance Festival traffic. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

2. Plaza proposal for Southfields
There is a proposed office/retail building that will be discussed at a public hearing on June 9 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall.

The proposed building is located near the Valero station in Southfields and is currently a wooded lot.

Here is the description via TPFYI:

Tuxedo Plaza – Proposed Retail/Office Space

Plans for this retail/office building to be located on Rt 17 N. in Southfields across from the Valero Station were before the Board previously and almost approved however the project was put on hold due to the downturn in the economy. The applicant has now revived the project and would like to move forward. Site plans were presented and reviewed. The applicant will have to return to the Department of Transportation as new regulations require the addition of an exit for emergency vehicles because the turn-around space that exists is not large enough. In the meantime, the TAC committee recommended that they appear before the Board so that they could familiarize themselves with the project and determine whether or not they wanted to hold a public hearing.

Board Attorney Alyse Terhune advised the Board that they should seriously consider the hearing as the project will be quite a visible one and the area of land where the building is to be constructed is currently wooded. Following some discussion with regard to timing of this in relation to when the applicant might receive their DOT approval, the Board voted unanimously in favor of scheduling a public hearing for the project on June 9 at 7:00pm.

Thanks!

Kristy


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NTRA Annual Meeting Reminder – Thursday October 23, 7:30pm American Legion

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder of the annual meeting this Thursday, October 23 at the American Legion off Orange Turnpike (behind the old Corner Deli and the Auto Body shop). Click here for the location on Google Maps.

In addition to the annual meeting requirements (where we must elect officers and update members about the activities of the organization) we are using this opportunity to provide some information about issues of interest to our area including:

  • Updates in regards to items brought before the town governance over the last few months, such as: Sterling Forest Casino, Watchtower request for changes to the International Paper property they now occupy, Tuxedo Farms and the YMCA, the budget deficit, and others
  • The annexation issue in Monroe, which will affect MW Central School District (Presentation by Emily Convers, Jon Allegro and Mary Hanson)
  • The possible location of the Pilgrim Pipeline

Since the latter part of this meeting is informational, it is open to the public. If you think there is someone who is not a member of NTRA who might be interested in attending, please forward this to them (and encourage them to join!). The informational part of the meeting will be held immediately after NTRA’s annual meeting.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Kristy