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Snow Removal and Low-Income Housing at Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Newly elected Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce President, Steve Josephson, presided over discussions of snow removal in the VOM and low-income housing at Thursday's meeting at the Mamaroneck Diner.

At Thursday’s Chamber meeting, Village Manager Rich Slingerland discussed a new law that might prohibit business owners and Village of Mamaroneck residents from dumping additional snow in the street after village plows have cleared them.  The law, which is still being drafted by the village, would help prevent towering piles of snow accumulation in the street—up to five feet in recent snowstorms—after residents have plowed, shoveled or run their snow blower. 

Slingerland said that it was impossible to keep streets clear in the village if snow and ice were pushed into streets by plows and blowers clearing commercial properties.

New York State Assemblyman George Latimer also appeared at the meeting to urge local business owners to join him for a public hearing at the Port Chester Seniors Center on Feb. 17.  The public will have an opportunity to raise questions and voice their concerns about the new state budget—scheduled to be adopted on Apr. 1—proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

He will also be appearing with County Legislator Judy Myers this Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Nautilus Diner between 2-3:30 p.m. and Ruby’s Oyster Bar in Rye between 9:30-11 a.m. to discuss state and county issues with local residents.

Additionally, Executive Director of the Washingtonville Housing Alliance Jeremy Ingpen, announced the Alliance’s annual dinner on May 19 at the Hampshire Country Club. The Washingtonville Housing Alliance is a Mamaroneck-based not for profit that constructs and improves existing housing for low-income residents.

"The Alliance is helping people on the edge, but also working families," said Ingpen, pointing out that 10 families in Larchmont recently received emergency rent assistance, a wider range than the group usually sees

The Chamber has several upcoming events:

  • Sidewalk Sales- Thursday, Apr. 21-Saturday, Apr. 23 (Rain Date, Apr.25)
  •  5th Annual Wine Trail- Sunday, May 1
  • Harbor Fest- Sunday, Jun. 5
  • Mamaroneck Shares- Possible dates in July and August
  • Golf Tournament- Mid-September

 The Chamber currently has 75 paid members and is looking to expand its membership through a letter-writing campaign and $15 new member incentive.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month.

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