A New York City-based film production company will present a proposal to the town board Tuesday night for filming scenes for its upcoming documentary film in Depot Plaza next month.
Melody Roscher of the Madison Avenue film company, Hit the Ground Running, is scheduled to appear for the board to request permission for a crew of about 30 people and 15 vehicles—and a cherry picker to elevate the camera for some scenes—to set up in the Depot Plaza parking lot in April.
If weather permits, they may shoot earlier, Roscher said in a phone call with Patch.
Plot details were not immediately available but Roscher said the film would be a documentary. The filming would take place mostly in the overnight hours, beginning April 13 at 7 p.m. and wrapping up April 14 by 5:45 a.m., their permit application indicates.
The application also notes that Metro North will provide a train that will "arrive at the station" on the southbound track for filming purposes.
Energize update, new police officer
The town will also hear an update on the Energize program, the town's energy retrofit program, and a new component called the "Energize Starter Town Program," presented by Mark Thielking and Tom Bregman.
In addition, the town is expected to approve the appointment of Marc C. Whalen as a new police officer. Whalen, a six-year veteran of the New York State Parks Police department, fills the vacancy left by the retirement of John Dunn.
The meeting is preceded by a public hearing on revisions to town law around special permit uses. Among the proposed revisions are plans to grant the planning board authority to approve permits for the construction of public utility transmission lines and substations.
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