In recent years one of the most frustrating experiences has been West Hartsdale Ave. We desperately need a sidewalk on the Avenue so pedestrians and cyclists could walk or cycle to the Hartsdale train station and to the shops on E Hartsdale Ave and Central Ave. A sidewalk would be an enormous safety enhancement. I have written dozens of letters, spoken with officials –and so far have had no luck. But, won’t give up.
I just received the most positive response from NYS indicating that the NYS DOT will refer this matter to their Regional Traffic Safety & Mobility Group for further investigation. If NYS doesn’t want to appropriate funds for a sidewalk one much less expensive initiative would be to expand the shoulder at some sections of the avenue. I’m a cyclist and the small shoulder and pavement are at different grade levels. The pitch drastically drops on the shoulder area which could be extremely hazardous for cyclists. There could be liability to NYS in the current climate of lawsuits. It would be cheaper to make the shoulder safer than to do nothing.
If you have had experiences cycling or walking up and down W Hartsdale Ave and e mail me I will share all the e mails with all NYS officials.
June 22, 2018
Dear Supervisor Feiner:
Thank you for your correspondence on behalf of your constituents in which you request additional sidewalk and shoulder along West Hartsdale Avenue in the town of Greenburgh, Westchester County.
I have asked the New York State Department of Transportation's Regional Traffic Safety & Mobility group to investigate your constituent's concerns. I will notify you of the results shortly after the conclusion of that investigation.
Lance MacMillan, P.E.
Acting Regional Director
cc: Todd Westhuis, Chief of Staff
Thomas McIntyre, Assistant Commissioner
Ardsley United Methodist Church at 525 Ashford Avenue, Ardsley N.Y. Is looking to hire a Part Time Custodian/Sexton.
Work schedule is 10 to 15 hours per week depending on projects and seasonal Holiday events. Schedule TBD with successful candidate at time of interview completion.
Pay range is $12.50 to $14.50 compensatory to skill level.
Main function is general house keeping/cleaning of all Church rooms, garbage removal, and recycling. Additional skills preferred but not mandatory painting, minor wood work i.e. doors & windows, plumbing and electrical.
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Kenneth G. Stahn
HEALTH CARE ADVOCATE (ICAN)
• Job posted by Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc
Details: SALARY: Commensurate with experience and expertise
PART-TIME HEALTH CARE ADVOCATE (ICAN) PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc. (WDOMI) is an Independent Living Center that advocates for and assists people with disabilities. The Center’s goal is to work with consumers to access the benefits and services necessary to live independently in the community. The staff works as a team to help the consumer achieve their goals including: discharge from institutional settings; receiving employment and training; applying for and obtaining permanent housing and learning the skills necessary to ensure independent community living.
General Function: Under a contract from Community Services Society the Health Care Advocate will be part of the ICAN Ombudsprogram, and will provide information, coordination, support, assistance, and advocacy to consumers in NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. The staff member will also facilitate appeals, educate individual consumers, help consumers navigate these systems, and provide group education.
• Direct Services
• Provide in-person assistance to those enrolled in these programs, or considering enrollment. Assistance can include an explanation of rights and responsibilities; assistance with choosing the appropriate plan; an explanation of the services provided under each program.
• Facilitate Fair Hearings and Appeals regarding coverage and service authorizations.
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• Community Relations
• Representing the Agency at Community meetings and events regarding the Ombudsprogram.
• Public Relations and Outreach to promote Ombudsprogram services to professionals and consumers in Westchester and Putnam Counties.
• Other duties as assigned by Management
Qualifications: A minimum Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year work experience in social services, public health, health care issues or related field. A demonstrated interest in disability rights and advocacy. Ability to understand and interpret complex administrative and legal directives. Must have own vehicle to travel in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and expertise
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Competitive pay, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, personal leave.
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