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March 15, 2019
News from Supervisor George Hoehmann

New Landscaping Licensing Law Will Keep Clarkstown’s Streets Safe

We all know how dangerous it can be with piles of yard waste and leaves half way into our streets. Not only does it cause unsafe driving conditions, it is not safe for children waiting at bus stops, residents walking their dogs and other pedestrians.

The existing Town Code states that leaves, yard waste, and debris are not permitted in the street, at intersections, school bus stops, near fire hydrants, and over storm drains. We will be strictly enforcing this law.

Several months ago the Town enacted a new Landscaper’s Licensing Law. The purpose of the law is to ensure that landscapers remain committed to keeping our streets safe by keeping them clear of leaves, twigs and other types of yard waste.

We have to work together to keep out streets clear of yard waste and leaves. 

If you are a landscaper or a resident interested in learning more click on the following links:

Landscaper License Law PDF

Landscaping License Application PDF
Dutch Gardens Community Project October 2019
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Congratulations to Alison Kuger of Tappan Zee High School, our first PLARC Scholarship Winner. Alison's desire to peruse a career in the Green Industry, by attending Binghamton University studying Biology as a major and a minor in Environmental Science. Her essay showed our Co Chairmen: Jim Scalafani of Superior Lawn & Landscaping and Matthew Fierman of Mapleshade Landscaping, Inc. her ultimate passion for this industry. PLARC awarded her, with the help of County Executive Edward Day on our June 9th meeting at La Terrazza a check for $1000.00 and a plaque for her recognition of this award, to go towards furthering her education and eventual career serving the Green Industry.
Special Thank you to Joe Cerniglia (Vice President) and owner of Nature's Keeper Inc. for suggesting this idea.