Cold and Freezing Rain coming in!
On the heels of Friday’s 6” snowfall, we wanted to let everyone know about the cold heading in over the weekend. The forecast is for temperatures tonight to drop down into the low teens, and not get above freezing on Saturday. Sunday morning there will be a period of sleet and freezing rain, which means there will be a potential for black ice, after which temperatures will rise during the day to the upper 30’s, after which we are expecting a cold snap. Temperatures are forecast to go into the teens on Monday night and into the single digits on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please take precautions and make sure your fuels are stocked or suppliedyou’re your heating equipment is working well.
This coming week all meetings in Tarrytown are by Zoom
Due to the meteoric rise in the COVID infections in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York and across the country, the Village has decided to hold all public meetings the week of January 10th through the 14th via Zoom video conference. That includes the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting Monday night, the Board of Trustees Work Session Wednesday night and the Planning Board Work Session Thursday morning. For more information on links and agendas, check out the Village’s website. We will re-evaluate the situation as of the end of next week to determine whether we will continue remote meetings for the week of January 17th through 21st.
TaSH – winter market starts tomorrow, January 8, 2022!
Reminder… The TaSH Winter Market starts January 8, 2022 at the lot near the Recreation Center – Lot D. The hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Pre-Orders are encouraged!
Free Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic in Sleepy Hollow this Saturday, January 8, 2022
FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC -
8:00AM TO 1:00PM
Sleepy Hollow Senior Center
55 Elm Street, Sleepy Hollow
**Walk-ins are welcome but registration is greatly preferred!
Snow Goose visits Tarrytown (Yes, really!)
Here’s a photo of a rare visit by a Snow Goose in Tarrytown. Our Harbor Master Kevin Lustyik took the photo recently down at Losee Park. We don’t know if it’s a late migrator, or if it’s a result of climate change, or if it just likes hanging out with Canadian Geese (Eh!), but we wanted to share it with you. You can tell it’s a snow goose by the size (smaller than a Canada Goose), and its gray tail feathers. Keep an eye out for it when you visit Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow’s waterfronts.
Masks available for the community
Last week the Village of Tarrytown received a distribution of KN-95 Masks from Westchester County that are available for Tarrytown residents. We still have a supply available at our Recreation Department, and their hours are shown below.
Monday through Friday – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Winter snow safety tips
Snow removal Safety Precautions – the following are some tips based on information from the National Safety Council -- https://www.nsc.org/community-safety/safety-topics/seasonal-safety/winter-safety/winter
- Persons who are over 40 years of age, or who are relatively inactive, should be careful and pace yourselves when shoveling snow or clearing walkways.
- If you have any medical condition such as heart trouble, do not shovel without clearing it with your doctor first.
- DO NOT shovel immediately after eating, or while you are smoking.
- DO NOT leave all of the shoveling until the end of the storm, as it will make the job much more difficult.
- DO NOT pick up too much snow at one time. Heavy loads put strain on backs and joints.
- DO – take appropriate steps to stretch and warm up before, during and after shoveling.
- DO – lift with your legs bent and not with your back. Try and keep your back as straight as possible.
- DO – Rest often and take breaks.
- DO – Dress warmly, and prevent frost-bite. If your clothes get wet, especially your extremities, change into dry clothes and avoid injury from frost bite
Snow Blower Safety Precautions -- Be safe with these tips from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:
- If the blower jams, turn it off, and brace it with a strong block of wood while you clear the jam so that it does not move, or rotate, causing possible injury.
- Keep your hands away from the moving parts
- Do not drink alcohol and use the snow blower
- Do not operate a snow blower in an enclosed area, like a shed or a garage, because it increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Refuel your snow blower when it is OFF, never when it is running
Staying warm and safe during power outages:
- DO NOT use your oven to stay warm during a power outage.
- DO NOT use a grill or a kerosene or propane heater to stay warm indoors during a power outage. Using these devices indoors creates a major risk and likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning and a high risk of death.
- DO NOT - If you have a generator, DO NOT connect it to your home's power system unless it has been properly installed and disconnects you from the main power grid when it is operating. If you do not disconnect from the power grid, you can transmit electricity back into the power supply system, which could be harmful or deadly for Con Edison workers.
- If you have a regular wood stove or fireplace, you can use it for heat.
- DO - Check on your elderly neighbors or those who may have medical conditions or use medical machinery that operates on electricity. Make sure they are dressed appropriately warm. If someone has a health condition and requires machinery that uses electricity, move him or her to a place where electricity is working.
Stay safe and warm, and wear a mask when you are unable to perform social distancing!