On Monday night the Commissioner of Public Works, Victor Carosi, Captain Frank Farina, Sgt. Nick Reckson (traffic safety) and our traffic consultant met with residents to discuss a proposed traffic light at Ft Hill Road and Ardsley Road. Most of the residents did not support the traffic light –were concerned about possible traffic jams. We promised to take some lesser action steps first to see if we can make the intersection safer for motorists or pedestrians. Captain Frank Farina came up with a very good initial action step that we will implement soon. We will hire a school crossing guard. The salary is $13,075. Duties: assisted school children in crossing traffic intersections at an assigned post during the hours when children are entering and leaving school. It’s a part time position. I will also ask that we making the school crossing location safer—will be working on that initiative. Our personnel office needs to comply with state civil service hiring requirements. We will try to implement the crossing guard suggestion very soon. This is the e mail I received from Captain Farina. Appreciate how responsive the police department has been.
Chief Ryan has been advised of my attendance at the meeting on Monday night with Sgt. Reckson. We all concur that the below Crossing Guard addition is appropriate.
Regarding this meeting. I suggest we create a new Crossing Guard position at the location. It is the one solution that gives immediate visibility and is the quickest to implement.
It will also enable the department to have eyes on the location to evaluate the situation on a regular basis.
Captain Frank Farina
Commanding Officer: Patrol Division
Town of Greenburgh Police Department
188 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, New York 10607