August 14, 2017 -- Citing conversations with residents, particularly those living on and near Cliff Way and the Boulevard, the Sea Cliff Village Board backed away from a proposal made last month at its Board Conference that the streets be made one way year round. Currently the streets are designated one way from late April though the end of September and two-way during the colder half of the year.
"Is there anyone who has expressed support for this?" asked Trustee Robyn Maynard at the Monday August 7 Village Board Conference.
"In my travels," responded Ed Lieberman, "if they don't live around there its a great idea."
Trustee Maynard said that she had spoken to residents who live in the immediate area and members of the yacht club and that they had complained about the proposal.
"I live near there and my neighbor is adamantly opposed to it and many of my neighbors are opposed to it," she added. "The more they say they're opposed to it, the more I may be opposed to it as well."
Trustee Kevin McGilloway asked why they were opposed it.
Trustee Maynard replied that they are concerned about the speed with which cars travel could travel when its one way all year and that the yacht club is concerned about getting boats out in the fall and winter.
Mayor Lieberman said he spoke to a senior citizen on the Boulevard who expressed concerns about having to drive down Cliff Way in the winter's snow and ice and not being able to come in from Glen Cove Avenue. "That's a valid point," the he said.
"Is there any champion of making it one way year round," Trustee McGilloway asked.
"Nobody has said 'let's make it one way,'" Trustee Maynard responded.
"I think we can probably put this to bed for the time being," the Mayor said and continued that problems down at the boulevard regarding unsafe driving and other issues had improved considerably with measures the Village has taken including the installation of security cameras.
The issue will be on the agenda for the September 11 Village Board meeting.
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July 14, 2017 -- At its conference last Monday evening, the members of the Sea Cliff Village Board expressed support for making year-round the one-way rule on Cliff Way and the Boulevard that is currently in effect from April to the end of September. “I would like to see that implemented,” said Mayor Ed Lieberman, who continued that the board ought to hold a public hearing on the proposal this summer so that the new regulation could go into effect on October 1. READ MORE