Welcome to the Village of Mount Kisco e-newsletter. In addition to continued communication on Facebook, Twitter, enotify, and Nixle, we will be using this vehicle to summarize Village government activities and share news about upcoming events. (Photo Credit John Rhodes)
From Mayor Gina D. Picinich
Friends:

There is something so wonderful about emerging from the cold of winter into a warm day. Hoping everyone will take some time to walk outside, greet neighbors and friends, stroll on the trails, shop downtown, and appreciate the beauty of our wonderful Village.

In February, the Board of Trustees adopted the Comprehensive Plan. This vision document provides broad, general ideas addressing population and housing, environmental resources and parks, community facilities, historic and cultural resources, transportation and infrastructure and reinvigorating our downtown. It is now the responsibility of Village government to undertake the due diligence to make these concepts a reality in the upcoming years...
Legislation
2019 - 2020 Tentative Budget
Cell Tower on Mountain Avenue
On Monday, April 1st, the Village Manager presented a tentative budget to the Village's Board of Trustees. You can find the budget, and presentation, below.
A public hearing regarding the budget was opened on Monday, April 1st.

The hearing remains open for comment, please e-mail lhernandez@mountkiscony.gov or call (914) 864-0001 to share your thoughts.
On Monday, April 1st, a public hearing was opened for discussion on extending the existing cell tower on Mountain Avenue.


The hearing remains open for comment, please e-mail lhernandez@mountkiscony.gov or call (914) 864-0001 to share your thoughts.
From the Mount Kisco Historical Society
There are a number of great trails throughout the Village that are waiting for you to explore.
From the Beautification Committee
One of the goals of the Beautification Committee is to allow all of Mount Kisco to show pride in our community by participating in this project. We want to include everyone who would like to help. Working together, we can maximize our town’s attractiveness for current residents, for new businesses, for visitors and for home buyers.

Adopters will be acknowledged at board meetings, at the Chamber of Commerce, on the town’s Facebook page and website, and through a permanent sign on the site they adopt for as long as they maintain it. We will also provide a thank you letter and photograph of the site for you to display.

As an adopter, you will be responsible for purchase of plants and materials, planting, mulching and regular weeding, pruning, and upkeep throughout the growing season (late March until Thanksgiving). The town will water the sites, as needed. We will allow adoptions of up to three years. The Beautification Committee will use its discretion to best allocate resources based on the applications that are received. Design plans must be approved, but free professional design help is available for public areas through the committee.
Not enough time to adopt an area? You can still help beautify the Village by volunteering to help clean up various areas.

Spring Clean Up time is here once again and the Beautification Committee is asking civic organizations to volunteer to help pick up litter in the following areas listed below.

Please select an area before May 10th and contact Cece Yozzo at (914) 666-5396 to confirm the location so that each spot on this list is covered and there are no duplicates. Please provide us with the contact person and telephone number for your organization. Please note that trash bags and gloves will be provided, and that the Village of Mount Kisco has insurance which covers volunteers. Please arrange with your group to complete the clean up by May 29th so that the Village will be litter-free for the Annual Memorial Day Parade, which will be held on, May 30th.

  • Kisco Avenue/Parkway entrances/exits - select either the east side or the west side.
  • Kisco Avenue/Parkway to Preston Way - both sides.
  • Kisco Avenue/Preston Way to Rt. 133 - both sides.
  • Preston Way/Kisco Avenue to Rt. 117 - both sides.
  • Route 133/Kisco Avenue to South Moger Avenue traffic light-both sides.
  • Kirby Plaza
  • South Moger Avenue Parking Lot.
  • Lexington Avenue, Select Leito Drive to Moore Ave. or Police Station to Moore Ave.
  • Lexington Avenue, Moore Ave. to 117 - select either the east side or the west side.
  • Main Street, Moore Ave. to Lexington - both sides.
  • Main St- Moore Ave. to Crane's Furniture - both sides.
  • Radio Circle
  • Blackeby Parking Lot.
  • Police Station and Justice Court House.
  • Route 117/Route 133 to Barker Street - select either the east side or the west side.
  • Route 117/Barker Street to Preston Way - select either the east side or the west side.
 
Recreation Department Programs - Register Now!
Volunteer Wall of Honor - Leonard Park
The Leonard Park Committee and the Rotary Club unveiled the wall on Saturday, April 13th in Leonard Park.
A Wall of Honor has been constructed at Leonard Park to honor residents of Mount Kisco who have served on Village boards, councils, committees, commissions, or who have made a major contribution to a large number of Mount Kisco residents for at least fifteen years - without compensation. Stanley M. Bernstein is the first to be recognized on the wall.

From Tree Preservation Board Chair Jim Gmelin:

"Stan was a passionate defender of the trees and other natural resources that defined Mount Kisco as a vibrant community. He inspired me and others to follow his example, and let those who would despoil our environment know that it would not be tolerated. He never met a tree that he didn’t love."

To nominate someone for the Wall of Honor, please e-mail kfamulare@mountkiscony.gov or call (914) 864-0059.

From the Department of Public Works
The 2019 Hydrant Flushing Program is almost here!

The Village's Water Department will begin its annual hydrant flushing program on Monday, April 29th, and will last until Friday, May 31st. Flushing will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:45am and 3:00pm.

As the hydrant-flushing program nears your neighborhood, you may notice a slight discoloration of your water. This is temporary and poses no health risk. Simply run your water for a short period of time until it clears up.

Do not do any laundry until you are sure your water is clear. If the discoloration persists, call DPW at (914) 666-8193.

We apologize for any inconvenience this hydrant-flushing program may cause. This procedure is necessary to ensure the continued cleanliness of the water system and is mandated by the New York State Department of Health.

From the Assessor
The Assessment Department would like to remind all senior citizens who receive the Enhanced Star exemption to sign up for the Income Verification Program (IVP), if they have not done so already. The IVP forms were previously sent out to seniors. This is now required by New York State in order to continue to receive the exemption. The Village's deadline for this process is June 1st, not March 1st.
Municipal Meetings and Events
April

23rd - Board of Trustees Work Session (6:00PM)
23rd - Planning Board (7:30PM)
25th - Healthy Tree Workshop (5:30PM) (Mount Kisco Public Library)
27th - Arbor Day Celebration (9:30AM) (Leonard Park)
29th - Village Board of Trustees (7:00PM)

MAY

4th - Earth Day Celebration (9:00AM)
6th - Village Board of Trustees (7:00PM)
8th - Recreation Commission (7:00PM)
9th - Leonard Park Committee (7:00PM)
13th - Village Offices Closed (Records Retention Day)
14th - Planning Board Meeting (7:30PM)
15th - Architectural Review Board (7:30PM)
20th - Board of Trustees (7:00PM)
21st - Zoning Board of Appeals (7:30PM)
28th - Planning Board (7:30PM)
30th - Memorial Day Parade (6:00PM)

For additional events and meetings, please see the Village calendar here.
Celebrating Nature

Last week, a total of 275 brown trout were released into the Kisco River by students from Fox Lane Middle School’s Trout in the Classroom program. 

A big thank you to Fox Lane Middle School and Jim Gmelin (pictured above with students) for their work!
Community Sign - Reserve a Spot!
The Village's Community Sign is Here!

This sign will serve as a focal point for those visiting Mount Kisco, and we welcome reservations for community events. Please note:

  • Reservations must be made at least a week in advance.
  • Signs can be posted for a maximum of 2 weeks.
  • Your organization is responsible for installing and removing sign. (Signs not removed will be discarded.)
  • Your organization will be assigned a slot/location (top is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 is bottom).
  • Mount Kisco based and Bedford Central School District groups will be given priority.
  • Political signs are not allowed.
  • Signs should be 16 x 96 inches.
Village Services
beagle_puppy_closeup.jpg
road-trip-children.jpg
construction_engineer.jpg
wedding_cake.jpg
officer_ticket_car.jpg
library.jpg