Town’s Outdoor Tennis Courts – Open on a Restricted Basis

We have received new rules from the Westchester County Department of Health with regard to outdoor tennis courts.   It is at the option of each municipality whether to allow use of the outdoor tennis courts for their public parks in accordance with the rules.

In consultation with park staff and Town counsel, the tennis courts at Bedford Hills Memorial Park, Bedford Village Memorial Park and Katonah Memorial Park have been re-opened for use under the following rules:

  • Only singles play is permitted, except doubles may be permitted for families living in the same residence.
  • Social distancing must be observed and maintained at all times
  • Use of face masks are required when appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Masks should be worn when entering or leaving the courts or when passing by others entering or leaving the court or park. This is similar to making sure you have a mask on when you are passing people on a street or on a trail and you cannot maintain proper social distance.
  • Congregation of groups is not permitted and no means of congregation will be made available.
  • All buildings including bathrooms shall remain closed.
  • Chairs and benches are off limits
  • Parking is permitted

The Town is under the obligation to ensure that the rules are being observed. We ask all please observe the NYS and County rules, so that it does not become necessary to close the courts. 

For any questions please e-mail recreation@bedfordny.gov or call 914-666-7004.  

Ways to Help Your Community (Continued)

The Westchester Community Foundation (a division of The New York Community Trust), has established a Westchester Covid-19 Response Fund to deploy financial support to local Westchester community organizations on the frontlines of meeting the basic needs of residents impacted by the corona virus. Organizations such as the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Child Care Council of Westchester and Lifting Up Westchester have been awarded grants.

Visit www.wcf-ny.org to learn more and to make a contribution.”

Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence As has been widely report, rates of domestic violence rise significantly during times of stress and uncertainty, and in the current crisis, many victims have no choice but to isolate themselves at home with an abuser.   The recent tragic events in Mount Vernon are a painful reminder of this reality.  
My Sisters’ Place is working hard to meet the needs of all who rely on them.  While work is more challenging due to the current circumstances, the staff are working around the clock to make sure that the shelter remains safe and healthy,  hotline remains operational, and clients’ needs are met.

 Anyone seeking assistance, emergency shelter or safety and protection should call the 24/7 Hotline 800-298-7233 or visit www.mspny.org

 

Extension of Deadline for Applications for Tax Assessment Exemptions  The Town Board has extended to June 1 from May 1 the deadline for all exemption applications. Tax Assessor Harold Girdlestone advises that all exemption applications which requires annual renewal applications must be received or postmarked by June 1 which include the following:
a. Aged low-income senior exemption (age 65 and older, gross income under $37,400)
b. Volunteer/Ambulance
c. Non-profits (religious, charitable, educational etc
d. Agricultural
e. Clergy
f. All new exemption applications must be received or postmarked by (please note that the only new STAR exemption application would be where an owner who is currently receiving the basic STAR exemption wishes to apply for the enhanced STAR exemption (age and Income requirements)

Should have questions, please e-mail Harold Girdlestone at hgirdlestone@bedfordny.gov

 

 

Jay Street Railroad Crossing

In case you missed the Town Hall meeting on Metro North’s presentation of upgrade work coming up later this month at the Jay Street Railroad Crossing, here are some highlights about what the upgrade will entail:

  • New concrete crossing surfaces
  • Repaved asphalt area at approach to tracks and in between tracks
  • Delineators will be installed
  • Crossing pads will be extended 8 feet north to accommodate future pedestrian crossing

Planned Schedule:
Weekend of May 29 to June 1 – 1st Track
Weekend of June 5 to June 8 – 2nd Track

Please read Bedford Grade Crossing 5.20 slide presentation, or to view the live presentation of the Zoom Town Hall  Click Here.

 

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