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Press Release: Town Awards Pride of Clarkstown Awards on February 8

Town Awards Pride of Clarkstown Awards on February 8th

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2011


Town Awards Pride of Clarkstown Awards on February 8

Awards Showcase Best in Business


New City, NY - Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack, Councilmember George Hoehmann, and the Town Board will award the 2010 Pride of Clarkstown Awards showcasing the Town’s best property façade improvements on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Town Board Meeting scheduled for 8 pm.  All residents and businesses are welcome to attend.  


The program was created to recognize outstanding commercial properties, nominated by individuals and civic organizations throughout the Town which make significant investments in their properties, thus upgrading not just the look of their business also the community as a whole.  This is the fifth annual Pride of Clarkstown ceremony in which the winners will receive an attractive award to display at their place of business.  In addition, to this year’s winners, the Town has recognized 32 businesses in the past five years. 


“I congratulate this year’s winners and thank the committee for their hard work,” said Supervisor Gromack.  “These businesses have proven their commitment to the Town and our community by making such beautiful enhancements to their properties, thus promoting revitalization of all areas in our Town.”


Supervisor Gromack and the Town Board established this program and a committee in 2005 under the leadership of the late Clarkstown Councilman Ralph Mandia.  The committee of volunteers accepts nominations, separates them by various categories and after careful consideration selects the winners. 


“The committee of volunteers visited every nominated site and met numerous times to carefully choose winners in each category,” said Councilman George Hoehmann, the Town Board Liaison for the Pride of Clarkstown.  “My deep appreciation goes to the members of the committee who have donated their time and talent to recognize businesses that are going above and beyond others in making our town more attractive for all of us.”


The Pride of Clarkstown Awards serves as an incentive to business owners to take that extra step to make their property look beautiful.  The goal is that these voluntary and often costly efforts would prompt other business owners to do the same. Since its inception businesses are continuing to beautify their establishments in a unique public/private partnership that is not at taxpayer expense and creates a sense of civic pride throughout the municipality. 


“If Ralph were here today, he would be most proud of the efforts of these business owners who truly are the Pride of Clarkstown,” said Councilman Hoehmann


The award program coincides with the Town’s downtown revitalization efforts which started in 2004 to encourage pedestrian activity, investment in local businesses and civic pride.  Clarkstown completed revitalization projects in Congers, Nanuet, Valley Cottage and Phase I of New City.  Phase II of New City will start later this year and the revitalization projects for West Nyack and Central Nyack are in the planning stages. 


A list of committee members and winners follows.


Pride of Clarkstown Committee Members


Councilman George Hoehmann, Town Board Liaison

Scott Milich, Chairman

David Kaminski

Dorie McMaster

Irene Ryan

Donald Ritch

Shirley Washington


Pride of Clarkstown 2010 Winners


Curti’s Landscaping, Inc. (Adopt a Spot)

Nominated by: Clarkstown Superintendent of Highways Wayne Ballard


Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC

Nominated by: South Little Tor Civic Association and Clarkstown Superintendent of Highways Wayne Ballard


Dellwood Country Club

Nominated by: Downtown New City Corp.


West Nyack Fire Engine Company #1

Nominated by: Madeline Muller and South Little Tor Civic Associations


Ferguson Landscape & Construction, Ltd.

Nominated by: South Little Tor and Congers Civic Association


Town & Country Landscape Corp.

Nominated by: Richard Porcaro


Lowe’s Nanuet

Nominated by: Nanuet Civic Association


Portables Unlimited

Nominated by: Nanuet and Central Nyack Civic Associations


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