Big Changes for New Castle Government

Agenda items are for new deputy supervisor, town administrator, town clerk, counsel and planning board member.

New Castle Town Hall in Chappaqua.
New Castle Town Hall in Chappaqua.
Today's events:

1. The New Castle Town Board is scheduled to have its organization meeting tonight, with an agenda that includes several major changesfor posts. Among the items planned are the appointments of Lisa Katz as deputy supervisor (replacing Elise Kessler Mottel, who remains on the town board); Jill Shapiro as the new town administrator; Mary Deems as town clerk; and Robert Kirkwood for a planning board seat and as the board's new chair. 

Shapiro, who served as town clerk, replaces Penny Paderewski, who ran for supervisor in November but lost to Rob Greenstein. Kirkwood previously served on the planning board and ran unsuccessfully for supervisor in the 2011 election.

Other notable agenda items include votes for the appointment of Keane & Beane as town counsel and of Stuart Miller, who ran for town justice but lost in November, as a town prosecutor.

The meeting will be the first for the new town board, which will include Rob Greenstein as supervisor, along with Katz and Adam Brodsky in two council seats. The only members of the previous town board still serving are Mottel and Jason Chapin.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. at town hall in Chappaqua. However, Greenstein announced that there will be a coffee and conversation event at 6:45 p.m., which the public is invited to attend.

2. There will be a presentation today of the archaeological project at Mount Kisco's St. George's/St. Mark's cemetery, according tothis announcement. It is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Fox Senior Center.

3.  The National Weather Service predicts that today will be sunny with a high temperature of 19 degrees.

4. Horace Greeley High School has its 10th-grade parents meeting today, according to this announcement.

5. The Chappaqua Library announced that it's hosting an event, which is for parents and kids, called "A Thousand Monkeys & A Typewriter." It starts tonight at 6:30 p.m.


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