S L E E P Y H O L L O W M A N O R
Please remember to vote on Tuesday, December 12th! A bond is being proposed by TUFSD to fund improvements to our public schools. Educate yourself on the bond here. Anyone who lives in Sleepy Hollow votes at Morse School, which is on the corner of Beekman and Pocantico Streets.
SHEAC =Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee = doing extremely important work that affects all of us! Learn more here.
Here's a link to the meeting notes from the January 2023 meeting of SHEAC and the Climate Smart Task Force.
Their next meeting is tonight, Monday, February 6th at 7pm and will be held in-person at Village Hall (28 Beekman Ave). If you prefer to join via zoom, please use the link below. Let them know whether you plan to attend in person or remotely by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of tonight's topics is a waste reduction initiative. This is something the committees have already been pursuing with their food scraps collection project. Now the Board of Trustees has asked SHEAC to recommend ways for the Village to reduce plastic waste and take additional steps to send less trash to the incinerator in Peekskill. Diverting trash from the incinerator means less air pollution and greater cost savings for the Village. We'd love to hear your ideas!
If you prefer to join Monday's meeting via zoom, use the following link:
This Wednesday, December 14, 8:30pm-11pm
Geminids Meteor Shower Community Watch Party
We're excited to introduce a Sleepy Hollow Manor WhatsApp group!
The purpose of the SHMA WhatsApp is to serve as a virtual corkboard, where members of Sleepy Hollow Manor Association can communicate about things like:
If you're a member, either check your email for the link or email email@example.com for an invitation to join.
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.
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