S L E E P Y H O L L O W M A N O R
Your board has been working for some time to update the association’s by-laws. We have posted PDFs of both the current SHMA Bylaws and new proposed SHMA Bylaws under the Useful Links tab. We encourage all SHMA members to review the proposed bylaws by August 31, 2021. If you have feedback to provide to us, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to August 31, 2021.
Please note that while we may not respond individually to all emails, we will consider all comments prior to formally submitting the proposed SHMA Bylaws to the membership for vote, which we anticipate will be in the coming months.
Thank you for participating in this important service to your neighborhood.
Craig Tompkins, the VP for Land Development at Biddle Real Estate Ventures, the group creating Edge-on-Hudson, was the guest speaker at our 2021 annual meeting. He graciously agreed to share his contact info, which is below. His slide presentation is available on the Useful Links page of this website.
Our annual meeting and election will be Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30pm via Zoom. (Invitation to come.) Elections will be held anonymously and simultaneously. So far, three candidates are running for three seats. Their bios are here. We look forward to filling you in on the past year and hosting a guest speaker from Edge-on-Hudson to field your questions.
Tomorrow night (June 4th), JP Doyle's restaurant in Sleepy Hollow will deliver meals for an entire shift of workers at Phelps Hospital. The SHMA board decided to make this donation on behalf of all our members, using the funds that would have been spent on food for our annual meeting.
That meeting, and elections, will now be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm. Keep an eye out for the invitation. Signature cocktail will be Orange You Glad You Live in the Manor? Recipes:
As we quarantine separately but together in community spirit, we thought SHMA members might want to participate in a socially-distancing community activity to show support for all healthcare workers and first responders, and especially our very own healthcare workers at Phelps Hospital.
To that end, the board invites families to join in #solidarity@7 on Monday evenings. You may have seen videos of New York City residents conducting this noisy appreciation. Step outside your home at 7pm on Monday nights to make noise in support of the brave healthcare workers and first responders as well as all of the essential workers bringing food and medicine to our doors or providing opportunities for us to go and shop for essential items. Any form of noisemaker is welcome: pots, pans, voices, hand clapping, music, singing, however you want to express yourselves.
At our meeting last week (Zoom board meeting.jpeg) the board decided that a second way SHMA can give back to Phelps Hospital essential workers is to use the funds budgeted for food at our annual party to feed a shift of hospital workers. (Originally scheduled for early May, this will not take place this year. We will find a different way to present our annual report to the membership at a later date.)
Because of a reduction in staffing for the Village of Sleepy Hollow, the following changes will remain in effect until further notice for Sleepy Hollow Manor. (To receive e-mails from SHMA with the following and other useful, timely information, be sure your membership has not lapsed.)
Garbage will only be picked up on Thursdays.
Recyclables will alternate Wednesdays. April 15th: only cans/plastic/glass will be picked up. April 22: only paper/cardboard. And so on.
There will be no further lawn/brush pickup until Monday, May 4th and will be every other week after that.
All bulk pick-ups will be on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and will be by appointment only. To schedule a bulk pick-up call the Village Clerk – 366-5106 or 366-5113 by Tuesday afternoon for Thursday pick-up that week.
Bulk metal (refrigerators, washer/dryers, ACs, etc) pickup will be only on the 4th Thursday of each month, by appointment only. The next opportunity is Thursday April 23rd. Current Village code already requires that you get a permit for disposal of all refrigerators, dryers, dishwashers, etc. The permit comes in the form of a sticker you attach to the object
NO USE OF LEAFBLOWERS is permitted. The Village wishes to minimize aeration of any kind during these contagious times. "Having lawns completely cleared of leaves is not essential. What is essential is that we maintain as healthy an environment as possible. Please, please adhere to this new rule for the health and safety of our community."
Landscapers and gardeners may only conduct maintenance, not beautification. For questions about these parameters and definitions, please contact the Village. (Number above.) All hired landscapers/gardeners must continue to have a permit from the Village.
Join your neighbors and friends for this fun, warmhearted annual tradition. Children and adults, don your scariest costumes, bake your scariest (looking, not tasting) desserts, and gather at Kingsland and Hemlock at 12:30pm this Saturday, October 26th. The Horseman chases Ichabod at 1:00pm and leads us all to 31 Hemlock for food, drink, games, and entertainment.
Prizes awarded to best kids' costumes (everyone's a winner), best adult costume (NOT everyone is a winner), and best decorated house (wins a gift certificate to a Sleepy Hollow restaurant!).
The 4th of July is just two weeks away!
The much-loved annual PMIA/SHMA Parade will begin at 10am with a procession along Bellwood Avenue (gather at the corner of Bellwood and Highland), followed by several hours of DJ entertainment, games, hot dogs, drinks, ices, and cake at Peabody field.
Don't forget to decorate your bike or wagon for the parade and contests, and consider making a cake! Click on the Association Events page for more details. See you at the parade!
Join friends and neighbors from both manors at Candidates Night, an event co-hosted by PMIA and SHMA ,at which you can meet the trustees running for reelection for the board of the Village of Sleepy Hollow.
Bring your questions on Thursday, March 14th at 7:30pm to the Galgano Senior Center at 55 Elm Street in Sleepy Hollow. Hope to see many of you!
Because of the weather, the Sleepy Hollow Manor Association Parade and Party will take place on SUNDAY, October 28th. Gather at 1pm at the bottom of Kingsland and Hemlock (note slightly later start time) and the Headless Horseman will chase Ichabod Crane at 1:15pm. Party to follow, and is still at 31 Hemlock. Please wear costumes and bring desserts!
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