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UPDATE: Frank's nursery environmental review...toy drive (Housing authority)...fun event in Hastings
Release Date: December 05, 2014

I received this update from Commissioner Victor Carosi yesterday re: Frank's nursery environmental review.
please consider the following update for the Franks Nursery site.
Today, Anthony Catalano, P.E., of Woodard & Curran Engineers met with representatives from the Spill and Remediation Department and Solid Waste Department of the NYSDEC to discuss the Frank's Nursery site.  He briefed the NYSDEC about the status of the site and the Town's intent to sell the site for possible future development.  The DEC was informed that uses could vary, from storage facility, to Assisted Living, Sports Fields, and Residential uses.  The DEC did indicate that future uses of the site could impact the degree of remediation required.
The DEC views the site as impacted from two separate issues - (a) the old spill action for which the permitting is still not resolved, and (b) the buried fill identified after the Towns initial site investigations.
With respect to item (a) the DEC suggested they will likely require over excavation of the impacted area to remove any remaining contaminant, followed by a groundwater monitoring program, if future sampling after the excavation warrants such action.
Regarding the fill, (b) the DEC and Consultant agreed additional field sampling and investigations are needed to more fully define the nature and extent of any contamination prior to making any determination on a clean-up protocol.
Woodard & Curran will (a) develop a scope for supplemental sampling for the old spill area and for plans and specifications for a review by the DEC and then submittal to the Town, and (b) Develop work scope for supplemental fill investigations, coordinate with the DEC and then provide to the Town for approval.  A further scope for any supplemental Soil Management Plan will follow after direction is provided by the DEC.
Timetable to develop the scope and  review by the DEC - three to four weeks (pending availability of the DEC review).
Victor G. Carosi, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works
The Greenburgh Housing Residents Council is proud to Sponsor
Monday, December 1st through Friday, December 19th
Please donate new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate
children age 14 and under.
Please Bring Toys to:
The Greenburgh Housing Authority
9 Maple Street, White Plains, New York
For more information, please contact
Kisha Hope at (914) 439-7677 or
Kirk Williams at (914) 943-1406
There are a number of terrific holiday events this weekend. Please visit www.rivertownsguide.com for the complete selection of fun activities.  The Hastings Friday night live events are lots of fun for the family. If you haven't been to one of the Friday night live programs (they have a monthly street fair) check it out... You won't be disappointed.
Friday, December 5 from 6pm - 10pm
Hastings Friday Night Live:
Destination Hastings &
FNL Lights up the Night
All around Hastings
HFNL Lights up the Night
Celebration begins at 6pm
Tree Lighting at VFWW Park • Live Ice Carving
Holiday Sing-along, music by Robert Lindner
Followed by more festivities
at James Harmon Community Center
* Hot chocolate and cookies,
sponsored & served by the VFW
* An amazing train display
* Along with a Special Visitor (bring your camera!)
Destination Hastings
Join us for our first "Village Crawl”
Eat and drink your way through the downtown using Destination Hastings boarding passes….
Design your own night out with family and friends while raising money for our Food Pantry as 25% goes to them.
** Boarding Passes are available at the following locations:
James Harmon Community Center • The Mill • The Prime
Maud's Tavern • River Roadhouse
Yummy Yummie Goodness • Suburban Renewal
5 passes for $20 • Redeem one ticket
per food/drink item -- 25% goes to the Hastings Food Pantry
It will also be a great night to do your holiday shopping as many of our shops will be offering discounts, and/or hosting events, and making donations to the Food Pantry from their
proceeds that evening as well! Check the website for participating stores and restaurants!

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