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FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK…Rosario Presti, Jr.

Soon the leaves will change to those brilliant hues of autumnal colors, the weather will begin to cool down and we move on to the next season…”A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye” – Unknown



Although we continue to deal with the ongoing issues of COVID-19, hopefully we are all returning to some basic routine.  If we all continue to be aware, careful, and ever vigilant, we will get through this together.

Due to the ongoing precautions in connection with limiting large gatherings, the Village is continuing to conduct all meetings, including our land use boards, via the Zoom platform.  The Zoom ID’s, etc. for the Board of Trustees, and the respective land use Boards, are available on the website…please monitor our website for meeting information, and kindly note, the various Boards have different links to be able to observe/participate…thank you for your understanding.

The Village is progressing with regard to our Comprehensive Plan which began at the end of 2019; our Planners’ estimate for a final product, i.e. “Comp Plan”, is still projected for the end of 2020, or early 2021…please check our website for updates and developments.  We again extend our thanks to everyone, resident, and non-resident, for their interest and commitment to Chestnut Ridge, it is truly appreciated as we chart the future course for our Village…as a community.

Construction to replace the Hungry Hollow Road bridge has begun, please continue your alternate routes.  As we receive updates from the various governmental agencies involved, we will pass it along…the signage and temporary traffic controls in the area continue…so plan accordingly!

Road paving, along with utility work, is happening in the Village.  Please be aware and please be careful in and around the areas under construction.

We will be welcoming the Rockland County Highway Department to our Village; construction has begun on its state-of-the-art, and eco-friendly, facility on Scotland Hill Road…estimated time for completion is approximately 2 ½ years.



We welcome the following newest additions to our Chestnut Ridge team:

  • David Smith – Building Inspector
  • Joseph Wiener – From Alternate Member of the Zoning Board to member of the Planning Board




Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village will not be holding its annual picnic in September.  While disappointed we had to make the decision to cancel, we anticipate the return of the picnic in September of 2021…let us all hope for the best! 

And to re-cap:

Please remember to bring in your trash/recycling cans after pick-up…keeps the neighborhood looking neat and tidy…and cardboard is to be disposed of on “Recycle Wednesday”, not during regular garbage/trash pick-up…the Village receives recycling revenue when we recycle, otherwise, if recyclables go “in the trash”, the Village has to pay….

If you have a storm drain near your home, please do not forget to keep it free of leaves, especially with the autumn leaves “a coming”, clear the yard waste and other debris too…it will avoid the potential of stormwater overflowing and causing flood hazards.

Be sure you are parking at least 20 feet from any crosswalk…30 feet from any street corner/intersection…it is a good safety practice…and it is the law….

Little ones, and our bigger ones too, need to exercise caution while playing outside…riding, walking, biking, “hovering” …please remind them all to be careful on the roadway.

Please complete your census form…it is important to be counted!

Make sure the Village has your email and preferred phone contact so we are able to contact you with Village announcements, etc…you can also visit the Village website,, to provide us with your contact information and to find additional information for trash/recycling schedules/regulations, meeting  dates/times and other Village happenings.    

Reminder to our residents walking their dogs…please make sure your beloved pet is on a leash…and being picked up after.

Another reminder, please do not feed the wildlife, they not only become more accustomed to people, they will rely upon you for the next meal…or help themselves to your landscaping and garden…let mother nature provide naturally, not our residents.  



Quick Reference Contacts:

Village Hall: 845/425-2805

Building Department: 845/425-8283 or 845/425-7950

Justice Court: 845/425-3108 or 845/425-7913







Planning Board – First Thursday of every month – 8 p.m.

Zoning Board – Third Monday of every month – 8 p.m.

Village Board – Third Thursday of every month – 8 p.m.

Architectural Review Board – Fourth Wednesday of every month – 7 p.m.

Justice Court – 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday of every month – 6 p.m.

[Note: Check the website for status/changes]




Worth repeating…to all our first responders, essential workers…all those on the “front line” continuing to keep us safe….



Stay well and stay safe….


Rosario Presti, Jr., Mayor

Grant Valentine, Deputy Mayor     Richard Miller, Trustee

Chaim Rose, Trustee     Paul Van Alstyne, Trustee


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