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What is Our Vision?

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As we embark on updating our Town Development Plan (i.e. Master Plan), we should start by asking ourselves, “What is our vision?”

The overall purpose of the Master Plan is to provide a “roadmap” for development in the Town of New Castle over the next twenty years. New Castle is a wonderful community with a proud history. We have exemplary schools, caring neighbors, safe neighborhoods and a beautiful natural environment. We also have the very real challenge of improving our commercial tax base while preserving community values. Addressing this challenge will require some new thinking and actions.

Our goal is to ensure that the Town of New Castle is even better in ten, fifteen, twenty-five years than it is today.

We must ask ourselves where are we today? Where do we want to go as a community? Where do we want to be in twenty years?
There is a strong community spirit to be tapped. We have a strong community of shared ideas and opinions to engage. Together we will identify and reach our vision.

The Town Board has approved the contract with Pace Land Use Law Center. Tiffany Zezula, Managing Director of the Pace Land Use Law Center, will oversee and facilitate our public outreach for the Master plan process. This process will begin shortly.

Robert J. Greenstein

Supervisor

Town of New Castle

200 South Greeley Avenue

Chappaqua, NY 10514

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New Code Red

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The town now has an upgraded our CodeRED system. We are planning a test codeRED robo call on March 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Your account can now be customized for delivery and content. In other words, residents can sign up for Emergency Notifications and/or General Notifications (non-emergency). Residents can also chose how they want these two different types of notifications sent to them.

For example, some residents might only want Emergency Notifications. They may prefer Emergency Notifications be sent to their home and/or cell phones (via voice &/or text). These phone numbers will also be used for robo-calls.

Some residents might also want General Notifications (non-emergency). And they may prefer General Notifications be sent to their email address. Please note that we will soon be introducing our new e-newsletter. This e-newsletter will be delivered as a General Notification. Accordingly, if you want the e-newsletter, be sure to also sign up for General Notifications.

It should be noted that CodeRED if different than Nixle. Nixle is a police alert system used by police departments throughout the County. While Nixle can be used for community notifications, it is also used for National police notifications, such as a Megan alerts.

It should also be noted that CodeRED is different than the Chappaqua Central School District notification system. You may have provided your information to the school, but if you want 
CodeRED alerts, you must register for CodeRED. They are two separate systems. 

 

 

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Inauguration Ceremony 2014

 

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The newly elected Chappaqua officals were sworn in by Hillary Rodham Clinton at Town Hall on Wednesday, January 22.

The full Inauguration Ceremony is available at nccmc.com.

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Participate in Town Board Meetings

Watch meetings live on TV or from a computer or smart phone

Before any meeting, you can email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . During the Supervisor’s Report, the Town Board will answer some questions that have been emailed in advance.

During the meeting, you can ask questions via a chat function on the live stream on New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC)’s site—http://new.livestream.com/nccmc. Residents can just click on the Town Board meeting pane to view and chat. We’ll answer some of the questions sent through NCCMC’s Livestream toward the end of the meeting.

This will help the town board gather information from residents who can’t attend the meetings in person. The extra convenience of participating through Livestream will provide residents with an opportunity to share opinions and engage directly with the Town Board.

Rob

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Come to our TB meetings by going to your computer—or from wherever you are by smartphone!

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Starting at 7:45 p.m. this Tuesday, January 14, New Castle Town Board meetings will be streamed on-line by NCCMC and will be interactive. Our goal is to keep residents informed and involved through the use of technology. We want an active community where people want to participate in government. Before the meeting, you can email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . During the meeting, you can ask questions via a chat function on the live stream on New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC)'s site—http://new.livestream.com/nccmc. Residents can just click on the Town Board meeting pane to view and chat. (Don't frustrate yourself by trying to sign up too early: the meeting has to begin before you can register. Once you register, however, you wont' have to do it ever again.)

We're encouraging residents to interact. This will help the town board gather information from residents who can't attend the meetings in person. We want to hear ideas and constructive criticism from our residents. We want to be accessible, and to benefit from the wisdom of our most important resource, our residents. The extra convenience of participating through Livestream will provide residents with an opportunity to share opinions and engage directly with the Town Board.

When will questions be answered?

During the Supervisor's Report, we'll answer some questions that have been emailed in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Toward the end of the meeting we'll answer some of the questions sent through NCCMC's Livestream. Please specify whether you want your name read or withheld.

Community segment at the start of each meeting

This Tuesday, January 14, we will also be introducing a a segment of around five minutes brief five to ten minute community segment at the beginning of the meeting, at 7:45 p.m. In the community segment, we will recognize a business that has opened up or is celebrating a milestone. Some weeks we might have a town staff department head briefly explain the services they provide to the public. Other weeks we might recognize the work of a particular community group.

Coming soon

In the future, we plan to enable residents to sign up to receive emailed meeting agendas, as well as minutes following the meetings.

So join us Tuesday, January 14. The meeting begins at 7:45 p.m. Let's see how our new Livestream-ability works – and send us feedback afterwards, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) !

Immediate replay—and immediate rewind ability

Note: Meetings will still be replayed both on NCCMC's TV channels and on its website in "Video on Demand," but you can view the Livestreamed video right away at Livestream.com. Not only that—you can tune in to the Livestreamed meeting late and have the ability to rewind right away. Likewise, during replay you can scroll backward or forward at will.

There are free apps for the iPhone and Android at their respective stores—and the apps are very easy to use!

Rob