Highlights of June 25 Emergency Town Board Meeting

 

Free July/August Parking for Employees of Business Owners in Bedford Hills and Katonah; Sidewalk Sales; Gazebo Park Live Music

The Town Board met yesterday in an emergency meeting to take action on suggestions to immediately assist the business community.  Thank you to the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and the Katonah Village Improvement Society for their leadership and proposals to the Town Board.

While the Town Board took action last night (described below), please note that the Town and members of the Board will continue to work with representatives of each of the business districts to continue to support efforts to assist them in recovering from the financial blow which the pandemic has struck.

It should also be noted that retailers and restaurants may immediately take advantage of the new streamlined process for issuance of licenses for use of Town property for such activities as outdoor dining, use of parking spaces, sidewalk and other town land. In most instances Town Board approval is not required and this can be done expeditiously with a one page application (we’ll help you with it) submitted to Town Clerk Boo Fumagalli.

Town Board Approvals at the meeting 7/25:

Parking

Recognizing that parking is the lifeblood of our neighborhood business districts, the Town Board adopted a policy for the period July 1 through August 31 for free parking in Town commuter lots for local employees of businesses.   It applies to all commuter lots in Katonah and to Lots 4, 5, 7 and RR in Bedford Hills– subject to some limitations.   This will free up street parking for customers.  If you are a business interested, please contact Parking Bureau head Abraham Zambrano at azambrano@bedfordny.gov or 914-666-8283

Live Music at Gazebo Park

The Board approved use of the gazebo (Gazebo Park) in Katonah music events live or otherwise, arranged by the Katonah-Bedford Hills-Bedford Village Arts Council, from 10:00am to 9:00pm for the period July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 subject to limitations on gatherings and any other restrictions under the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Sidewalk Sales

The Board also approved an application from Katonah Village Improvement Society for Katonah Sidewalks Sales / Katonah Day events for Friday, July 24, 2020 and Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm on each day, with the closure of streets for the event to be determined.  The Board also approved KVIS’s application that the Town co-sponsor the events so that the Town will bear any labor costs and waives insurance requirements.

Organizations may submit event applications and co-sponsorship requests to the town to have live music, food trucks, or other community-building activities for our own town and to bring people to town. The Town Board is open to the town supporting activities that are good for our town residents and that may also bring people in from other communities to shop, eat, and enjoy our town.

Organizations interested in learning more about what type of events or activities may be permitted during the covid restrictions, please contact supervisor@bedfordny.gov

To view the meeting, click here

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