Pleasantville Mayor's Update — 5 p.m. Sunday

"Progress from Con Ed," the latest on polling places and more Pleasantville updates.

The following is from Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer:


We saw some progress from Con Ed today, with many residents in the Skytop/Summit neighborhood brought back in the very early morning. That allowed us to remove the large generator that was serving a water pump station, which we did this AM as soon as an electrician was available to reconnect the pumps to their normal power.
I communicated our frustrations to Con Ed in two different conversations today. As of mid-day today, they cannot provide any specific schedule for resolving the many remaining outages in Pleasantville. I am promised more specifics Monday morning, and I will forward any news as soon as it arrives. Rest assured that I have made our needs  and collective interests very clear to Con Ed.
The official Con Edison statement is currently unchanged from yesterday. It says that it "expects to restore the vast majority of customers" by the weekend of November 10-11, with "the remaining customer restorations could take an additional week or more."
If you are interested in getting dry ice and can find internet access, check with Con Ed (coned.com) to determine where their program will operate on Monday. Today, they operated from the County Center in White Plains...but locations and hours can change by day.

Some of Pleasantville's normal polling places were still out of power this AM. Con Ed had these sites on a priority list, and the County Board of Elections will be making decisions tomorrow morning about any needed changes in polling places. That will be available from multiple news sources in the County, I will forward info to these lists as received, and we will post any notices in the library and at Village Hall.

VILLAGE SANITATION SCHEDULES will operate on their regular schedules this week, and leaf pick-up will resume. Bundled branches cut down to 4 feet and be put at the curb on your normal yard waste day. Larger tree debris needs to be arranged privately.

GAS SUPPLIES seemed a bit easier today, and (as reported yesterday) the regional emergency managers tell us that shortages are easing and should be resolved within the next couple of days. 

THE WEATHER REPORT calls for an overnight low tonight and tomorrow at about the freezing point...bad news for those without and heat. We are concerned about a possible storm in the forecast for the middle of next week and will keep an eye on it.

Metro-North and the Bee-Line bus system are back running at close-to-normal levels.

Thanks, as always, for the many good neighbors in Pleasantville. Hopefully, our we'll have news from Con Ed that will give those without power a better idea of what to expect.


JS0418 November 05, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Wondering why we don't get this kind of communications in Briarcliff?
Sarah Studley November 05, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Briarcliff Manor's village manager has sent out a few reports similar to this one. I will post the next one as soon as it becomes available.
Chris November 05, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Hi Sarah, anything you can find out about Pleasantville (outside the village, town of mt pleasant) will be greatly appreciated, too. Thanks for posting these updates & comments. Helpful and make you feel you are not so alone when you are in the dark (literally).
Lisa Ko November 05, 2012 at 12:42 PM
It would be nice to hear from the MAYOR of Briarcliff Manor, not just the village manager. Seems like we hear from the Mayor of NYC, the Mayor of Pleasantville, the Governor of NY, even the Westchester County Executive, all personally, but not the Mayor of Briarcliff Manor.
Sarah Studley November 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Hi Chris—here is the latest update from the Town of Mount Pleasant today. I hope your power is restored soon! http://patch.com/A-zrQ9


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