The following is Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser's address at last night's Board of Trustees meeting:
2012 is a big year for centennials in the Village of Scarsdale.
At our last (Village Board) meeting, we honored the year, and it's the anniversary of the , the , and the , as well.
Here are some comments taken from materials published by Greenacres:
The Greenacres Neighborhood Association (GNA) has been active for 100 years, "to enhance the sense of community within Greenacres, and to encourage our neighbors to work together for the betterment of the community as a whole."
Its sole source of funding is derived form the generous support of the Greenacres neighborhood. They continue to serve the community by sponsoring the K-8 Recreation League Sports program, beautifying our traffic islands, informing the village and school district about our issues and concerns and sponsoring community get-togethers such as The Spring Fling, our Town Meeting and our good olde fashioned . The Greenacres Association is planning a Centennial Celebration at on Saturday night, June 2.
The , after 100 years serving Scarsdale, has many innovative programs in 2012. Here are official statements about a few:
D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Members of the Police Department who are certified D.A.R.E. officers teach 5th and 6th grade students how to resist the temptations of addictive substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco while building confidence and self esteem.
Bicycle Patrol gives officers who are selected for the program the ability of patrolling their beat either in a radio car or on a bicycle. The bicycle team has been deployed in areas of redundant criminal activity and is also used for crowd and mischief control at Halloween and other such holidays. The program was started in November of 1993 and at that time was limited to the business district; it has now grown to eight officers and is no longer limited to the business district.
The Scarsdale Police Department utilizes the R.U.O.K. Computerized Telephone Reassurance System. This system provides senior citizens that mainly live alone with a daily-automated telephone call from the police department at a time specified by the senior. Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. daily the computer automatically calls subscribers. Subscribers are greeted by a pre-recorded message from a member of the Scarsdale Police Department asking if they are ok. If the subscriber does not answer their daily call, communications personnel will then follow standard departmental guidelines to make contact with either the subscriber or their emergency contact.
We congratulate all our Scarsdale Centennial organizations.
If you have another organization reaching this milestone, please let me know!
Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser