This week our Village was hit with its first major snow storm of the season. As usual, our Village’s workforce and residents responded with vigor and made the best of a challenging snow situation.
Our Department of Public Works cleared almost all the roads by the end of the Winter Storm Warning and the start of the Tuesday morning commute. We all owe them our appreciation for safely performing what’s a demanding job so that we can comfortably go about our business.
Special thanks to our professional and volunteer first responders in the Croton Police Department, Croton Volunteer Fire Department and Croton Emergency Medical Service. Throughout the storm, members stood watch and responded to emergencies as needed.
Finally, I want to thank all the residents for their cooperation during the storm.
In order to facilitate keeping our streets clear of snow and ice no parking is allowed on any village street when there is 2 or more inches of snow. Many residents planned in advance and relocated their cars so that plows could easily pass.
Although property owners are legally required to have their sidewalks clear within 18 hours of the end of snowfall most had their walks cleared shortly after the end of the storm.
We are a small Village. We can only succeed when each of us does his or her part, whether that’s overtime behind a plow, standing by at a firehouse or shoveling our walk.
I look forward to our community continuing to work together to keep our Village safe this winter.
Brian Pugh, Mayor