Having spent most of my life on Long Island and living on a street that was much busier than Elmwood Road, I must say that my street was not striped. Striping on these roads is not necessary, respecting fellow drivers and their automobiles is necessary. Perhaps more signs that post the local road speeds as well as say Slow Down: Children, Bicyclists, Joggers, Walkers, etc. Present.
Having been around bamboo for my entire life, I have a respect for the plant. In many situations I have used the plant and it has worked as a wonderful screen. To be honest this plant can escape its barrier as I have seen it do just so with barriers that I have installed. The 3" depth rule does not apply as it has gone beneath 6" sidewalks and escaped into lawn areas. To really contain this plant you would have to have a cement barrier about 18" deep. There are plenty of times when I talk people out of planting running Bamboo and actually in many instances I have recommended removal of the bamboo before it destroys the garden, yard, driveway, etc. So use with caution and control it. A better option is to plant clumping bamboo and have patience. It may cost more up front but will definitely pay off in the long run. View Comment
As a newcomer to the community, I really do not know much about the internal politics of the Lewisboro Chamber. What I do know is that a chamber must promote local business as well as the positive development of business districts. The development of mixed use Commercial Districts can actually be a great thing for local businesses and the community as a whole as better shopping and a more interesting town center/hamlet centers can be created. The bones for these are already in place, proper planning will allow for the betterment of the commercial districts in this community. The infrastructure is key and with a carefully developed master plan and all the issues being carefully analyzed a vibrant shopping district can be created without impacting the reason many of us have gravitated here. This will never happen overnight, but without a strong chamber these sorts of positive developments will never happen. In the future I hope to get more involved and the chamber definitely has to conduct business in an open manner in order for it to be successful in promoting all commerce in the community. Finally, I would like to thank the town planning board for approving the apartment, which is a permitted use, above my commercial business. To the community and all the businesses in town we wish all of you a successful 2012.
-Peter Cipriano, Jr. View Comment