February 7, 2011
Town Awards Pride of Clarkstown Awards on February 8
Awards Showcase Best in
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.
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.
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
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.
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
A list of
committee members and winners follows.
Pride of Clarkstown
Councilman George Hoehmann, Town Board Liaison
Pride of Clarkstown 2010
Landscaping, Inc. (Adopt a Spot)
Nominated by: Clarkstown
Superintendent of Highways Wayne Ballard
& Frendel, LLC
Nominated by: South Little Tor
Civic Association and Clarkstown Superintendent of Highways Wayne Ballard
Downtown New City Corp.
West Nyack Fire Engine Company #1
Nominated by: Madeline Muller and
South Little Tor Civic Associations
Ferguson Landscape &
Nominated by: South Little Tor
and Congers Civic Association
Town & Country Landscape Corp.
Nominated by: Richard Porcaro
Nominated by: Nanuet Civic
Nominated by: Nanuet and Central Nyack Civic Associations
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