By Mayor Ron Belmont
The Town/Village of Harrison Department of Public Works is pleased to introduce our new online sanitation and recycling tool. Through our partnership with Sustainable Westchester, the tool will allow you to view the pickup schedule for your address. The tool will also allow you to receive automated notifications about upcoming pickups or important schedule changes. Notifications will be made by email, text, phone or through a mobile app available for both iPhone and Android.
Search for “Westchester Trash & Recycling” in your app store or follow the following links: Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iOS).
If you’ve ever wondered how to dispose of a specific item, our new tool has a great feature called Recyclopedia. Search through hundreds of items to find out the proper way to dispose of it. How should you dispose of a mattress? What about plastic grocery bags? Just search the Recylopedia for the answer! Visit https://manage.recollect.net/r/area/WestchesterNY# or the Town's website today. Just enter your address to get started! If you would like help signing up, please contact DPW at 914-670-3100.
There are many small businesses in Harrison and business owners are doing their part to enhance economic vitality by improving aesthetics. The Shell Station in Silver Lake and the Harrison Flower Mart in Downtown Harrison have added flowers and plantings to their buildings’ exteriors. The goal is to maintain a thriving commercial district by having people shop locally. I commend these merchants and appreciate the investment they’ve made.
Adding plants, flowers and shrubs is a wonderful way to emphasize an important part of a business establishment. I would like to bring your attention to Silver Lake Café, located at Taylor Square in West Harrison, and 273 Kitchen, on Halstead Avenue, in Downtown Harrison. Both restaurants have invested in beautifying their storefronts, thereby demonstrating a commitment to the community in which they do business. I applaud their efforts and appreciate their good will.
I’m happy to report that Harrison was highlighted in College Factual’s 2019 Best Colleges for International Students ranking. The report, which analyzed 36,000 locales across the nation, found the Town/Village of Harrison to be a great place for students from outside the US. Read the full story at https://www.collegefactual.com.
Mixed-use construction projects are becoming one of the most popular development options across the country. Investors have been developing opportunities that create attractive and convenient destinations that appeal to owners, renters, visitors and merchants. Adding to the revitalization of the I-287 corridor, Toll Brothers is currently in the process of repurposing outdated office buildings by converting them into a multifamily residential property. The building is near completion and I look forward to the transformation as the Town/Village of Harrison continues to meet the demands of today’s changing lifestyle preferences.
If you missed the Westchester County Mobile Shredder this spring, the shredder will be back in Harrison on October 5th. Residents may bring confidential personal papers, for shredding, to the MTA Lot (corner of Harrison and Halstead Ave) on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Residents can bring up to 4 file size (10 x 12 x 15) boxes of confidential papers per household. Please remove all large binder clips and covers. In extreme weather, events may be cancelled or terminated early. Please call the county's Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.
I am happy to report that we are seeing signs of the much anticipated, new Wegmans grocery store located on Westchester Avenue. Construction has been underway and I look forward to watching this exciting new development take shape. This world class company will provide the greater Harrison community with wonderful customer service and an array of fine food products.
Congratulations are in order for the Harrison Recreation Swim Team. The team recently competed in the Westchester County Swim Conference Championship Meet and came in 19th place, beating out some very impressive teams in the Conference. Last year, the team moved up to Division 3 and this year, for the first time, Harrison had divers compete in a dual meet. Three competitors dove in the 10 and Under Division, two winning first place and 1 winning second place. Congrats to all the swimmers and divers and to Coach Dottie Klein for a great season.
The Harrison Recreation Day Camp finished this year’s summer session with a wonderful production of favorite songs and clever dance numbers. The camp meets for six weeks, during the summer months, and offers daily field trips, swimming, sports, musical enrichment and arts and crafts. The stage production is held at the end of the season and is always entertaining. I really enjoyed seeing the talented performers. Congratulations to the campers, counselors and mentors for providing the audience with a truly fantastic show.