League of Women Voters of New Castle Seeks Student Representatives to Attend the LWVNY 2022 Students Inside Albany Conference
Are you a high school student with a strong interest in government or politics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The League of Women Voters of New Castle is looking to send up to two representatives to the 2022 Students Inside Albany conference to be held from May 22 to 25, 2022 in Albany.
New Castle students in grades 10-12 may apply; preference will be given to juniors. Interested students must be able to show proof of vaccination, willing to wear masks when indoors and able to attend the entire conference.
The New Castle Recreation Department is looking for employees to cover evening and weekend hours at the Community Center as well drivers Monday – Friday from 9-3pm to drive senior residents to appointments.
We look forward to seeing you at future events and programs. Please call the Center at 238-8888 for more information, and continue to check this enewsletter for weekly updates.
Calling All Senior Thespians!
The North of Broadway Players is looking for new actors to join their drama group, which meets every Thursday 12-2pm at the Community Center, 10 Senter St. Come try out this fun group, and make new friends in the process. Experience is not necessary, but enthusiasm a must! For more information, call the Community Center at 914-238-8888.
Word Games Fun!
Senior Advisory Group Toiletries Drive
The Town of New Castle Senior Advisory Group, in collaboration with Hearts and Hands for Refugees is organizing a Love Your Neighbor collection drive for much needed toiletries and cleaning products to be given to newly arrived refugee families in Westchester. The list of requested items is on the attached flyer. Items can be donated until February 10, 2022, and may be brought to the Town Hall M-F. For more information, contact Bess Steiger, Social Worker for Seniors at 238-2093.
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The Town of New Castle strives to identify sustainable policies, practices and procedures that promote equal access to civic involvement opportunities to all its citizens regardless of race, gender, or other protected class, thereby creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive systems of community governance. All qualified and interested residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
New Castle Airport Advisory Board
The New Castle Airport Advisory Board studies issues of interest regarding community impacts from the Westchester County Airport and provides advisory reports and recommendations to the Town Board. The Committee provides updates and recommendations to the Town on matters pertaining to the airport, including, but not limited to, the operation and proposed development of the Westchester County Airport. Members serve a two year term. All submissions are due by February 15. Please submit an application found HERE.
Arts and Culture Committee
The New Castle Arts and Culture Committee (NCACC) is envisioned as a gathering of diverse community stakeholders dedicated to improving the quality of life for the entire New Castle community by enhancing culture and the arts in and around New Castle.
The mission of the NCACC shall be to support, develop, propose and raise awareness of the events programs on art, music, dance, theater, film and all other cultural art forms taking place in an around the Town of New Castle. Events and programs of interest shall include theater productions, arts series, art auctions, concerts and shows, art exhibits, children’s art programs, and community creative festivals.
To achieve its objective, the NCACC will serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Board and other departments within the Town to foster collaboration between the Town and third parties on events and programs dedicated to the arts.
Meetings are 8 a.m. 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
Term of office it two years
Learn more about the Arts & Culture Committee HERE. Please submit an application found HERE All submissions are due by February 15
Committee on Race and Equity
The Council on Race and Equity (CRE) has transitioned to an official Town of New Castle Committee and is seeking volunteers for all positions.
The Council on Race and Equity was established in June of 2020 as a result of a race crisis in our country and in our community. The Council was tasked with creating an Action Plan for the community.
The Council delivered over 300 pages of recommendations to the Town of New Castle so that it may foster a more inclusive, equitable community for all of its residents, as well as provide community programs, outreach, advisory and guidance with partners across New Castle.
The work of the original 115 volunteers of the council has laid the foundation for this new Committee.
In May 2021, the Town established the New Castle Committee on Race and Equity, and looks to the leadership of the Council on Race and Equity to aid in the transition of this new committee which will seek to:
Commit to the achievement of true racial equity
Deploy the necessary resources to support sustainable racial equity
Utilize the power of government institutions and influence to uphold racial equity
Work in partnership with others to achieve racial equity beyond our boarders
The Committee shall be comprised of ten (10) members, two (2) co-chair persons, and a group of auxiliary volunteers, who will serve in staggered two (2) and three (3) year terms to be appointed by the Town Board.
Information on both the Council and Committee on Race and Equity is available HERE.
Please submit an application by February 15thHERE.
We are looking for additional members to join the town of New Castle Conservation Board. The Conservation Board studies and advises the Town Board and other Town departments, boards and commissions on developing sound open space planning and assuring preservation of natural and scenic resources within the Town of New Castle. The Conservation Board was established on May 13, 1975, meets on the first Monday of each month and the term of office is two years. We are particularly interested in applicants who are “DOERS” with any of the following skill sets: project management, communication/social media, knowledge of native plants and ecological/environmentally focused landscaping practices, and knowledge or interest in open space planning.
If you have an interest in helping the town in topics such as tree planting and invasive plant removal, ensuring that the town open spaces and parks are planned in accordance with conservation goals, and are able to communicate these goals and objectives to the larger New Castle Community - please submit an application by February 15th. Applications can be found HERE; and contact Dennis Corelli email@example.com.
Environmental Review Board
We are looking to fill a regulatory board vacancy and requesting of interested citizens to join the Town of New Castle Environmental Review Board (ERB). The ERB was established on November 14th, 1989 and is governed by Chapter 137 “Wetlands” of the Town Code of New Castle. They are the primary approving authority for applications submitted in connection with the Town’s wetlands regulations.
Members are expected to be familiar with the regulatory thresholds and requirements of the Town ordinances relating to environmental protection, including steep slopes, trees, and especially wetlands and wetland buffers. They are also encouraged to develop skills in reading blueprints, maps, and draft plans, as well as the basic science underlying environmental evaluation.
The term of office for the ERB is three years.
Interested candidates should submit a volunteer application form by February 15thHERE
Office of Community Liaison
The New Castle POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEE (PRRCC) recommended the Town of New Castle create an independent Office of the Community Advocate/Liaison. This Advocate/Liaison provides a more effective avenue to lodge an anonymous complaint.
The New Castle PRRCC acknowledges that the current system for reporting anonymous complaints is problematic as it allows a complainant to maintain anonymity when lodging a complaint, but fails to provide an avenue to allow the complainant follow-up and closure. They determined that the current system is problematic for the police as well, in that it does not allow for follow-up by the police in order to conduct an effective and thorough investigation (i.e., key material information is missing, so the investigation stalls).
Therefore, the Office of the Community Advocate/Liaison will:
Assist a complainant with filling out a complaint.
File the complaint on behalf of the complainant.
Maintain the anonymity of the complainant if desired.
Act as an intermediary with the police for the purpose of conducting a complete and thorough investigation.
Allow the complainant to be fully informed about the investigation while ongoing and when completed.
After the investigation is complete, the results will be conveyed to the complainant through the Community Advocate.
Allows the complainant closure.
Community Advocates/Liaisons are volunteers from the greater community, which should include members of the LGBTQ community, the interfaith council, and the BIPOC community.
If you are interested in becoming an Advocate/Liaison, please print, fill out the Town of New Castle Community Liaison Volunteer Applicationand submit it to the Town Administrator, Jill Shapiro, at JShapiro@mynewcastle.org by February 15th.
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