Office of Senior Resources Delivered over 55,000 freshly prepared hot meals

Last year we delivered over 55,000 freshly prepared hot meals to our home bound frail elderly residents.  It’s a team effort to get it all done in time constraints to ensure the nutritional value.

Pictured below is the team effort between the kitchen personnel and out drivers to package the meals for delivery.

Volunteers come together to make Pinwheel Pots for Child Abuse Prevention

At Brewster  Fire House, volunteers of all ages came together for the second time in two months to make pinwheel pots and bud vases to help the Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County (CAC) raise awareness that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Working with the Friends of the Putnam CAC, Inc., 31volunteers, from ages 5–70 gathered to hand assemble the pinwheel pots and bud vases that will be sold to businesses and organizations across the county.

“Pinwheels are happy and uplifting tokens of childhood,” said CAC Program Coordinator Marla Behler. “They represent the safe, nurturing childhood that all kids deserve.” Each Pinwheel pot features blue and silver pinwheels, as well as a message from the volunteer who created it. “The number of people willing to donate their time to volunteer has been tremendous,” said Jenny Hinsman of the Friends of the Putnam CAC, Inc. “They embody the sense of community here in Putnam County and that everyone can help raise awareness about child abuse and have fun while helping others.”

In addition to the Brewster Fire Department, organizations who have partnered with the CAC include the Girl Scouts; the Putnam County Branch of the New York Riders; the Putnam County Youth Bureau’s Kids-N-Teens Mentoring Program with Putnam Valley High/Middle School, Mahopac High School/Fulmar Road Elementary, Carmel High School/ George Fischer Middle School and Haldane High School/Middle School. Families, individuals and teens have also volunteered.

This is the second year in a row that the CAC is partnering with the New York Chapter of Pinwheels for Prevention, part of a national campaign developed by Prevent Child Abuse America. The message, said Yeny McIntyre-Nalbone, victim advocate at the CAC and the creative force behind the pinwheels, is simple. “Child abuse is preventable,” said McIntyre-Nalbone. “Every act counts and everyone can make a difference in the life of a child.”

In addition to the Pinwheel pots and bud vases, three community gardens of pinwheels will be “planted” at the statue of Sybil Ludington in Carmel; Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster; and St. Mary’s Church in Cold Spring.

“Pinwheels are a fun way to show your support for the children of Putnam County,” said Behler. “In April there will be thousands of pinwheels across the county, and everywhere you see a pinwheel there’s a business, an organization or a person helping to stop child abuse before it starts.”

For more information on ordering a pinwheel pot or on child abuse prevention programs please call the Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County at (845) 808-1400 or contact marybeth.ross@putnamcountyny.gov.

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Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2pm – 5 pm
at Animal Hospital of South Putnam
230B Baldwin Place Road,
Mahopac, NY

Bring your pets –
dogs, cats, and
ferrets for a FREE Rabies Vaccination!
Dogs must be leashed. Cats &
ferrets must be in carriers.

Items to Bring:

  • Photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency.
  • Proof of prior rabies vaccination, tags are NOT acceptable. (If you do not have proof of prior rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a one-year rabies vaccination.)

Please call the Putnam County Department of Health for directions and more information at (845) 808-1390 ext. 43127.

2017 State of the County Marketplace

 

This year, The Year of the Millennial, the Marketplace which will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 just prior to the presentation of the Putnam County Legislature and the County Executive’s State of the County Address will be focused on the Age of Technology and its impact on the Putnam County community.  The generation of young people returning to Putnam County is reliant upon the internet and all forms of technology throughout their daily lives to shop, find the best restaurants and entertainment, for travel and to locate housing and employment.  If you are a business or agency who has developed new and innovative means of accessing technology to market to this consumer group, then we would love to hear from you.

We hope to have several presentations and technology exhibits from those in our community who are focused on reaching the younger generation of Putnam County residents in the hope that they choose to live, work and play right here in our community.

So, if you are a Putnam County business who is focused on social media and other new and exciting technological platforms to reach the new generation of consumers in our community, and you would like to offer advice to others on the best ways of doing so, we would love to have you participate.

If you have participated in previous Marketplaces and are interested in joining us this year, you will find contact information below.  We are hopeful that you will focus your exhibit on the ways in which your organization utilizes technology and social media to market your business or cause.  We are looking for our local businesses and agencies to provide an innovative display of the manner in which they use technology and web-based targeted marketing to reach our younger generation of Putnam County residents in an effort to encourage them to remain and thrive in Putnam County.  Should you have particular needs for technical equipment, be sure to let us know so that we may accommodate you.  We will do all we can to ensure that your presentation is as exciting and successful as possible.

We look forward to an innovative and state-of-the-art Marketplace!

Kindly contact Heidi Kuhland or Maureen Bernard at the Putnam County Law Department for more information and to make arrangements for your presentation: heidi.kuhland@putnamcountyny.gov; maureen.bernard@putnamcountyny.gov.

Senior of the Year 2017 Nominee Form!

SENIOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM 2017

Submissions must be made by Friday, March 3, 2017. The information that you provide will be incorporated into the Ceremony in May as well as a picture of the nominee. Please fill out this form. Any questions please email Sherrie Gilmore at sherrie.gilmore@putnamcountyny.gov
  • Brief Biography of the nominee (i.e., are they a native New Yorker, how long have they lived in New York, where they currently reside, past/present career, family details: (Approximately 100 words)
  • Details about how the nominee has made a difference in your community through civic engagement: (Approximately 125 words)
  • What advice does the nominee have about volunteering for other New Yorkers? (Approximately 50 words)

County Executive MaryEllen Odell Supports the Search for Putnam County’s Outstanding Seniors of the Year

County Executive MaryEllen Odell Supports the Search for
Putnam County’s Outstanding Seniors of the Year

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is supporting Director of the Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, and the Putnam County Senior Citizens Advisory Board as they seek nominations for this year’s SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.

“We are fortunate to have a very active senior population,” said Odell. “Selecting one man and one woman from among so many seniors who do so much to make a difference and enhance the lives of Putnam residents will be an exciting challenge.”

Do you know a senior who is very active in our community volunteering their time, being a role model to others and is an all around citizen of Putnam County? If so, please nominate that person.

Candidates must be 60 years of age or older and residents of Putnam County.

Two seniors from each of New York’s counties will be honored at a luncheon on May 9th in Albany. Putnam’s winners will also be honored at the annual Putnam County Senior Volunteer Ceremony this spring.

Nominations should be made on an official form which can be obtained from the
Office for Senior Resources or downloaded from their website: http://www.putnamcountyny.com/osr.

Completed nomination forms must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017. Forms may be mailed to: Senior Award, Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, 110 Old Rt. 6, Building No. 1, Carmel, NY 10512 or faxed to (845) 808-1942 or emailed to: sherrie.gilmore@putnamcountyny.gov.

Employees of federal, state, county, or local municipalities who provide services to senior citizens are not eligible to be nominated. Previous recipients of this award are also ineligible.

For more information or to Fill Out a nomination form, CLICK HERE or please call the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources at (845) 808-1700.

 

Four Notices of Public Hearing to be held on the 28th day of February, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 28th day of February at 4:30 and again at 6:30 P.M. concerning:

A LOCAL LAW

Establishing the 2017 Salaries of Certain Elected Officers Serving for Fixed Terms as adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on February 7, 2017 by Resolution R#32.

This Local Law establishes the 2017 salaries for certain Putnam County Officers elected for a fixed term as follows:

 

Donald B. Smith

Putnam County Sheriff……………………………………………………..$142,818.00

Robert Tendy

Putnam County District Attorney…….……………………………………..$183,000.00

Michael Bartolotti

Putnam County Clerk…………………………………………..……………$124,322.00

Bernadine LoBue

Putnam County legislator……………………………………..…………….$  35,839.00

Joseph Castellano

Putnam County Legislator………………………………………….……….$  35,839.00

William Gouldman

Putnam County Legislator………………………………………….……….$  35,839.00

Virginia Nacerino

Putnam County Legislator………………………………………….……….$  35,839.00

Barbara Scuccimara

Putnam County Legislator………………………………………….……….$  35,839.00

Toni Addonizio

Putnam County Legislator………………………………………….……….$  35,839.00

Michael Nesheiwat

Putnam County Coroner………………………………………………….$171 – per diem

John Bourges

Putnam County Coroner………………………………………………….$171 – per diem

 

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313,

40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

 

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same.  Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to maryellen.odell@putnamcountyny.gov , and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

 

This Local Law shall take effect forty-five days after its passage and is subject to permissive referendum.

 

Dated:             February 10, 2017

Carmel, New York

 

Jennifer S. Bumgarner

Putnam County Attorney

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 28th day of  February at 4:30 P.M. and again at 6:30 P.M. concerning:

 

A LOCAL LAW

 

Amending Chapter 220, Article XI (Cold War Veteran’s Exemption), Section 220-71 of   the Code of Putnam County Entitled “Amount of Exemption” as adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on February 7, 2017 by Resolution R#33.

 

This Local Law amends Chapter 220, Article XI, Section 220-71 by increasing the allowable property tax exemption for veterans who rendered military service to the United States during the “Cold War” from 10% of the of  the property’s assessment, not to exceed $8,000 multiplied by latest final state equalization rate for service during the Cold War and a percentage of the property’s assessment equal to one-half of any service-connected disability rating, not to exceed $40,000 multiplied by the latest final state equalization rate, to 15% of the property’s assessment, not to exceed $54,000 multiplied by the latest final state equalization rate for service during the Cold War and a percentage of the property’s assessment equal to one-half of any service connected disability rating not to exceed 180,000 multiplied by the latest final state equalization rate.

 

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313,

40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

 

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same.  Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to maryellen.odell@putnamcountyny.gov , and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

 

This Local Law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

Dated:             February 10, 2017

Carmel, New York

 

Jennifer S. Bumgarner

Putnam County Attorney

 

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the 28th day of February at  4:30 and again at 6:30 concerning:

 

A LOCAL LAW

 

Establishing the 2017 Salaries of Certain Appointed Officers Serving for Fixed Terms as  adopted by the Putnam County Legislature on February 7, 2017 by Resolution R#31.

 

 

This Local Law

Establishes the 2017 salaries for certain Putnam County Officers appointed for a fixed term as follows:

 

Paul Eldridge

Personnel Director………………………………………………………….$129,387.00

Lisa Johnson

Director of Real Property Tax Services……………………………………..$  91,800.00

Michael Piazza

Commissioner of Social Services/Mental Health/ Youth Bureau…………..$137,932.00

Anthony Scannapieco

Commissioner of Board of Elections……………………………………….$  82,687.00

Catherine Croft

Commissioner of Board of Elections……………………………………….$  82,687.00

Michele Alfano-Sharkey

County Auditor……………………………………………………………..$105,036.00

Commissioner of Health……………………………………………………$173,747.00

 

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

 

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same.  Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to maryellen.odell@putnamcountyny.gov ,  and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

 

This Local Law shall take effect forty-five days after its passage and is subject to permissive referendum.

 

 

Dated:             February 10, 2017

Carmel, New York

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the County Executive of the County of Putnam at Room 300 of the County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512 on the  28th day of February at  4:30 P.M. and again at 6:30 P.M. concerning:

 

A LOCAL LAW

 

Establishing the 2017 Salary of the Putnam County Executive as adopted by the Putnam  County Legislature on February 7, 2017 by Resolution R#30.

 

 

This Local Law establishes the 2017 salary of MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive as $151,608.00.

 

Copies of the Local Law are available at the Office of the Putnam County Legislature, Room 313,

40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512.

 

At the aforesaid time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning same.  Comments will also be accepted via regular mail submitted to the above referenced address, electronic mail to maryellen.odell@putnamcountyny.gov , and facsimile to (845)808-1901.

 

This Local Law shall take effect forty-five days after its passage and is subject to permissive referendum.

 

 

Dated:             February 10, 2017

Carmel, New York

 

Jennifer S. Bumgarner

Putnam County Attorney

Join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon Hosted by Office for Senior Resources On March 13th, 14th & 15th

Please join us for the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon
Hosted by Office for Senior Resources
To be held at the Putnam County Golf Course
On March 13th, 14th & 15th – Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, March 13th – Mahopac Friendship Center will attend on this day
Tuesday, March 14th – Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Friendship Centers will attend on this day
Wednesday, March 15th – Carmel Friendship Center will attend on this day

Reservations are required and confirmed guests must pick up their tickets at their respective sites.
Tickets are available now – suggested donation is $3.00.
If needed, transportation may available and requires reservation – Deadline for transportation reservations is March 3rd.
Contacts: Mahopac: 845-808-1738
Putnam Valley: 845-808-1730
Cold Spring: 845-265-3952
Carmel: 845-808-1701

A hot delicious lunch will be served and there will be entertainment and dancing.
If there is inclement weather, please listen to 100.7 WHUD

Master Gardener Volunteers offer Scholarships to Putnam Students

Master Gardener Volunteers offer Scholarships to Putnam Students

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two scholarships of $500 this year.  Residents of Putnam County who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarships for the study of Plant Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Architectural Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany or other environmentally related program.

Students must be Putnam County residents but can attend any high school or be home-schooled.  Awardees must plan to pursue advanced education in a recognized institution of higher learning. Past recipients have attended programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability at Cornell University and SUNY Plattsburg, Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy at R.I.T., and Wildlife and Conservation Law at Unity College.

More details about the scholarship, the application form and eligibility criteria are available through high schools’ guidance offices and online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu

We encourage all students who meet the criteria to apply for these scholarships.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2017

Together with the professional horticulture staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Master Gardener Volunteers offer adult education workshops, staff the daily (9-12) Horticulture Hotline, answer plant and insect questions at the Cold Spring Farmers Market, host plant sales and work with gardeners at the Tilly Foster Farm Community Garden.  Master Gardener volunteers help link Putnam County residents  with evidence-based information from Cornell University and other land-grant colleges to help people use natural resources wisely, to become more confident home gardeners, and to landscape with the environment in mind.

 

For more information and how to obtain the scholarship application forms please contact: Master Gardener Volunteers of Putnam County Scholarship Committee Cathy Croft, Chair, (845) 279-6925  cathycroft@comcast.net or visit Putnam.cce.cornell.edu

 

 

 

OSR DIRECTOR ATTENDS 2017 LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY, NY

OSR DIRECTOR ATTENDS 2017 LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY, NY

The Director of the Office for Senior Resources, Patricia Sheehy, is in Albany, NY today (February 7, 2017) to advocate for our Seniors and for all Older New Yorkers. The Aging Services Network will share their State budget positions with Legislators and other decision makers putting forth a $177 million plan for the future of New York to modernize the Aging Services Network. The proposed plan seeks to ensure that the increasing number of older New Yorkers receive the services they need to remain independent.

The mission of the Association on Aging (AoA) is to support and advocate for New York’s 59 mostly county-based Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and work collaboratively with a network of organizations that exist to promote independence, preserve dignity and provide support for residents of New York State as they age. Director Sheehy is the Chair of the Association on Aging (AoA) Legislative Committee. Today, she is meeting with NYS Senator Sue Serino , Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aging, and newly elected NYS Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who is a member of the Committee on Aging, to highlight the need for the funding necessary for our Senior population.
Click on this link to learn more about the Association of Aging: http://www.agingny.org/