Town Board Action Expected On Participation In Narcotics Task Force And Installation Of Samuel Road Barrier

Public Hearing will be scheduled on consolidating Clarkstown town mechanics under the town garage.


The Clarkstown Town Board’s Tuesday meeting agenda includes a resolution authorizing Supervisor Alex Gromack to enter into an agreement with Rockland County to participate in the county .  Continuation of the task force was uncertain but last month an agreement was reached between the towns that provide officers for the unit and the county. The agreement states the county will compensate Clarkstown and pay $402,732 for the two police officers assigned to the task force for drug law enforcement activities from January 1 through December 31, 2012 

The board has a resolution to authorize the installation of a breakaway metal barrier on in Nanuet following the May workshop meeting and complaints from Newport Drive area residents about speeding. Since then, residents of Duryea Lane, Clearwater Court and Orangetown have presented a petition to the supervisor objecting to the closure of Samuel Road.

According to the resolution, “the Town Board has considered the input from all residents, as well as the traffic data and input from the Clarkstown Police Department, and comments by emergency service providers…” The police will be directed to conduct traffic counts on Duryea Lane, Loeser Drive and Vincent Street before and after the closure and make a recommendation along with the town traffic consultant to the town board at its August workshop.

There will be a public hearing on amending the official map by removing the unimproved mapped Blauvelt Avenue in Nanuet. A public hearing will be scheduled on a proposal for “A Local Law to Transfer the Function of Highway Department Mechanics and Consolidating all Town Mechanics under the Town Garage Department.”

Board members will vote on authorizing a $300,000 bond to provide funds for the purchase of .

Town board members will make presentations to:  , a New City resident, who organized a “Laps for Legs” fundraiser and Youth Court graduates.

The retirement resignations of two police officers will be approved: David Trois of Stony Point and Mitchell J. Schroeder of Nanuet. Seven part-time court attendants for the Town Justice Department will be appointed: Robert G. Arroyo of Valley Cottage, Kevin P. Campbell of Garnerville, Harvey S. Grape of New City, James P. Hunt of New City, James J. Maritato of Congers, Kathryn R. Prendergast of New City and Gregory J. Tobin of West Nyack. Their start date is May 21.

The town board has a resolution to extend for two years a Deed of Conservation Easement with United Water, New York and Corwick Realty, Inc. It deals with undeveloped land in the Hackensack River Basin.  The deed was first approved in 2003 and has been extended since then.

The town board will extend a license agreement with the Rockland County Radio Control Club to use the former landfill from March 31 of this year to March 31, 2013 for a nominal $1 fee. It will allow the club to use a part of the capped Clarkstown Sanitary Landfill site for a Radio Control Model Airplane Airdrome.

The board will also vote on:

  • authorizing installation of a “No Parking Anytime” sign on Cardinal Court in West Nyack
 and a “No Parking Here to Corner” sign at the intersection of Strawtown Road and West Nyack Road in West Nyack.
  • authorizing installation of a streetlight at 10 Ann Street in New City.

The meeting begins at 8 p.m. in town hall. View the full agenda and resolutions on the Town Clerk's page.


Mike Hirsch May 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Ilan Schoenberger thinks that Clarkstown is charging the County their most expensive officers at 200k each, and is upset about that. Please inform him that that is the AVERAGE cost of a Clarkstown police officer. Now he knows how the taxpayers feel.
Arthur Winoker May 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
What was the traffic data and input received by the police department and until the traffic study is completed why waste taxpayers' money in installing a breakaway metal barrier now?
Maureen May 14, 2012 at 06:28 PM
"Board members will vote on authorizing a $300,000 bond to provide funds for the purchase of Highway Department equipment" Rockland County is a debt mess. Gromack is steering the Town of Clarkstown there with his AAA bond rating. Borelli says the Town has over $90 million in debt. Well here is another $0.3 million to add to it. Bit by bit we have debt creep to eventually be paid for with higher taxation. What, if anything, willl Borelli say about this tomorrow night? Do we pay for anything with current income or do we just break out Clarkstown's credit card and charge it?
Patricia Slade Lander May 14, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Seems odd to study the situation AFTER making the change. Undoing an action is rare. Duryea Lane already has a lot of traffic and the impact of closing Samuel Road could be quite dangerous for Duryea residents. Patricia Slade Lander
Smitty Chesterfield May 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM
People are jumping to conclusions before looking at maps. My friend, Duryea won't become a new shortcut. Everyone north of Samuel would be out of their minds to travel to Duryea, because they would be wasting significant travel time. Test it yourself with a GPS. Go to Bell Lane - there is a high concentration of homes there. Unless it's broken, your GPS will not send you to Duryea Lane, but rather Lillian Drive to 35.
Nicholas May 14, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Firstly what about those south of Samuel and secondly that traffic is going somewhere, by what right do we do we have to burden other neighborhoods (Clarkstown or other) with our traffic?
Smitty Chesterfield May 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Cars south of Samuel would be the ones already going down Duryea Lane or out through Lillian Drive. Please look at a map and believe me, closing Samuel doesn't change a thing for these people, nor will if affect you. Newport is out of the way for them to start with and if they are using it, then they should get their head examined. And if they leave the neighborhood through Lillian, they will be entering S. Pascack, which is what should be happening. It's a County Road, meaning it's a main artery and meant for more traffic so it's not a burden. I drive it frequently.
Mary May 15, 2012 at 09:59 AM
"A public hearing will be scheduled on a proposal for “A Local Law to Transfer the Function of Highway Department Mechanics and Consolidating all Town Mechanics under the Town Garage Department.”" That was a referendum on last year's ballot and was voted down. by 72% of the voters. http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/clarkstown-referendum-for-consolidation-passes-other-referendum-fails


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