There will be a general membership meeting of the Juniper Hill Civic Association on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Theodore Dr. Young Community Center. Guest speakers will include Police Chief Chris McNerny and Department of Public Works Commissioner Victor Carosi. Issues will include updates on plans for sidewalks and repaving on Fair Street and Juniper Hill Road, ConEd’s gas main repair on Juniper Hill Road and Walnut Street, the repaving schedule for Midway Road and Saratoga Road, replacement of the missing streetlight on Alan Place, and other issues affecting public safety.
Town Building Inspector Steven Fraietta has issued a Notice of Unsafe Condition and Demand to Remove for the dilapidated abandoned building that has been a blight on the neighborhood at 5 Teramar Way. The notice, issued in accord with Chapter 340 of the Town Code, notifies all persons concerned of the Town’s intent to demolish the structure. The Inspector’s office has contacted Altisource, which holds the mortgage on the property, requesting an update on their intent to either remediate or remove the building. Altisource responded that they’re in the process of getting bids for remediation and demolition costs, and they’ve assigned a counsel to act as intermediary with the Town. The Building Inspector’s office will give Altisource two more weeks to make an application for demolition, and if none is forthcoming, Mr. Fraietta will get together with Town Attorney Tim Lewis to seek the Town Board’s permission to remove the structure.
Plans are underway for the 2016 Civic Association BBQ Saturday, August 27th (rain date: Sunday, August 28th) by 22-24 Saratoga Road. We once again thank Steve Baptiste, Sheryl Breuninger, and Mrs. Jamison for making their yards available for this event. This year promises to be our best BBQ ever! In addition to the usual hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecued chicken, this year chef Manny Areces will be roasting a pig for us. Richard Omess will again be our DJ, so bring your dancing shoes. We’ll supply the main courses and drinks, and you bring a dish to share as a side or desert. Arthur Chisolm and Manny Areces are planning games/events for the young and young-at- heart. All civic association members are welcome to attend. If you’re not yet a member, you can join by paying the $10 association dues at the BBQ.
If you want to help with set up or clean up, just let us know!
Eddie was born on April 21,1933 in Lincolnton, Georgia to the late Will Garnett and Leola (Kennedy) Garnett. He attended public school in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was drafted into the army and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as an Army Sergeant. After his discharge he moved to White Plains, New York where he found employment at the General Motors Plant in Tarrytown, New York.
Eddie‘s love of cars followed him outside of his work at General Motors. He loved working on cars, with the intent of making them run faster. He enjoyed drag racing. He won multiple trophies on various drag strips. He was also known to have raced on a few local streets and parkways, earning himself “extra” money. Eddie’s name on the drag racing circuit was “Big Ed”. After his drag racing career was over, he and his lovely wife Emily began to follow NASCAR Racing traveling to Delaware, PA, South Carolina and Florida. His favorite race quickly became the Daytona 500 in Daytona, FL. Eddie and Emily attended the Daytona 500 every year until it became too difficult for him to travel long distances.
Eddie was a very loving and kind person, a family oriented man who cared deeply. He especially enjoyed spending time with a host of nieces and nephews, who fondly called him Uncle “DD “. He had the joy and pleasure of being a God Father to; Michelle Sturdivant, Nicole Glimp and Navar Elam.
Later in life, Eddie enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts and the children of Bethel Baptist Church located in White Plains, NY. He was also an active member of the Men’s Ministry.
Eddie will fondly be remembered for his gift of giving and caring for others. Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Emily (Sweat) Garnett, three sisters, Dorothy Washington, Reaver Glaze and MaryGlimpall of Reading, PA, and two brothers, John Garnett of Reading, PA, and Nathan Hogan of Elmsford, NY. He was preceded in death by four sisters; Ruby Turman, Ann Danner, Johnnie Crawl, and Helen Snead, and three brothers, Roy, John and Frank.
The funeral service was held at Bethel Baptist Church in White Plains on Saturday, May 30th. His family would like to acknowledge the many expressions of kindness and love extended to them during this time of bereavement. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Men‘s Ministry and/or the Boy Scouts of Bethel Baptist Church, in memory of Eddie Garnett, would be prayerfully appreciated.
President Obama gave a shout out to our neighbor, Dr. Olivia Hooker, at the Coast Guard Academy Commencement on May 20, 2015!
To catch the video of it, click below:
Our illustrious Juniper Hill neighbor, Dr. Olivia Hooker, turns 100 years old on February 12th. She isn’t slowing down, though. She will be an honored guest at the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus’s 34th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Sunday, February 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Albany, NY. Even more amazingly, the United States Coast Guard will be honoring Dr. Hooker on March 12th when it dedicates a building in her name! The building is the Dr. Olivia J. Hooker Dining Facility on the Staten Island coast guard facility. Dr. Hooker was the first black woman to enlist in the US Coast Guard back in 1945. Along with all the neighborhood, we wish her a very happy birthday!
The next meeting of the Juniper Hill Civic Association will be on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Greenburgh Town Hall cafeteria. Items on the agenda include:
1) The Pros and Cons of Solar Power leasing and buying. Our neighborhood as been inundated recently with solar panel companies canvassing door to door. Homeowners who’ve signed contracts with these companies are invited to come and discuss their experiences with them. Seth Segall will present his own research on the topic.
2) Town Supervisor Paul Feiner will attend to discuss town business and take questions.
3) The floor will be open for nominations for all civic association officer positions. The next election will be in early 2015.
4) Continuing discussion of ongoing issues: the paving of Southwood and Greenvale Circle, changes in the school system administration, the derelict home on Teramar, the upcoming Fire District budget and election, etc.
5) Meeting new residents to the neighborhood.
Association members who wish to place new issues on the agenda can do so by e-mailing [email protected]
Refreshments will be served.
Westchester County is no longer accepting garbage containing construction debris. This means our town DPW will no longer pick up sinks, toilets, tile, plaster, roof shingles, wood, plywood, fencing, concrete, rubble, stones, bricks, asphalt, flooring material.
If you have construction debris that needs collection, you will have to either hire a private carting firm or use a private waste transfer facility.
To find a private carting company or waste transfer facility, either Google “construction waste disposal Greenburgh NY,” or use this list of Westchester County waste transfer stations:
The next meeting of the Juniper Hill Civic Association will be held on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM in the Greenburgh Town Hall cafeteria. Please let us know if there are any issues you would like placed on the agenda! You can contact us at [email protected]. More information to follow.
Today’s Greenburgh Daily Voice has an article today by Brian Donnelly on a proposed replacement of the White Plains MetroNorth station. White Plains State Assembly members, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey have submitted a joint letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) requesting a new White Plains train station be included in its new five-year capital budget. The new station would integrate with a proposed rapid bus transit system that would travel from Suffern in Rockland County all the way over to Port Chester via the new Tappan Zee Bridge. White Plains has a $1,000,000 grant funded by NYSERDA and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to study how to “transform the train station and surrounding area.” The words “surrounding area” may include an area near us — the area that lies at the foot of Russell Street. Remember that the proposed Greenburgh Comprehensive Plan includes plans for a so-called “transit oriented development” zone at the foot of Russell Street, to be coordinated with the City of White Plains where White Plains and Greenburgh meet. Stay tuned for further developments.
To read the full Greenburgh Daily Voice article, click here.