Hartsdale Neighbors Association (“HNA”) is a volunteer driven community based organization whose goal is to promote, advance and protect the interests of the property owners and residents across all Hartsdale neighborhoods. Our mission is to work towards protecting and enriching a quality of life that is expected, deserved and welcomed by those in our community.
PRE-PRIMARY CANDIDATES’ DEBATE
Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 pm.
Greenburgh Town Hall
(177 Hillside Ave.)
Meet the Candidates and Hear their Views
Town Clerk Town Council
Judith Beville Gina Jackson
Maria Portilla Ken Jones
Aired Live & Rebroadcast on Cable TV
Optimum – Channel 76 Verizon – Channel 35
Refreshments will be served
The Council of Greenburgh Civic Associations
THE COUNCIL OF GREENBURGH CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS IS A NONPARTISON, UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION. OUR PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND ADVANCE THE COMMON INTERESTS OF MEMBER CIVIC GROUPS IN IMPORTANT TOWN AFFAIRS.
- June 25th- Democratic Party Primary Election- Check here to find out where to vote.
- Greenburgh School Updates-Contested School Board Election
- The GCSD budget was passed, 828 Yes, 509 No.
- Congratulations to Tanya Dragic, David Warner, and Ashley Pineda on their election victory. Tanya and David will serve full terms. As the candidate with the 3rd highest number of votes, Ashley will serve the remainder of the term held previously by Claudia Glaser, and then Jeff Barnes.Election Results:
Tanya Dragic 834
David Warner 646
Ashley Pineda 637
Lloyd Newland 522
Milena Din 371
Brezetta Griffith-Bullock 292
- Greenburgh Local Elections- 6/25 Democratic Primary- Contested Election
- For the first time in 12 years there is a contested election in the Greenburgh Democratic Primary. Challengers Gina Jackson and Eric Zinger(Former HNA President) are competing for 2 seats alongside incumbent Ken Jones who is seeking a 3rd term.
- June 13th- CGCA hosts debate for contested elections for Town Council and Town Clerk 7:30pm Greenburgh Town Hall
- There is also a contested race for Greenburgh Town Clerk between incumbent Judith Beville and newcomer Maria Portilla.
- Make sure to vote 6/25 at your local polling location!
- There are no Republicans running for office so there is no Republican primary and the Democratic Primary is therefore the Defacto election.
- Four Corners Revitalization- Updated 5/6
- On 3/27 there was a Public Hearing at Town Hall to consider the Draft Hartsdale Four Corners Study. 7:30pm. Rest assured, none of this would be happening without your support. HNA thanks all those who have contributed towards this important process.
- HNA is very pleased that the Town Board is holding this hearing and continuing progress on the Four Corners vision. HNA particularly appreciates the participation of Town Commissioner for Community Development and Conservation, Garrett Duquesne.HNA representatives will offer the following comments at the hearing:
- Changing the name of the report being considered from “Study” to “Plan” or “Vision.”
- Changing the Study’s Policy 188.8.131.52 to remove the word “(rental)” which, as presently contained in the study, could be interpreted as narrowly restrictive, is very possibly illegal, and, therefore, could potentially hinder future development.
- Requesting that the Town Board be willing to allocate funding for the necessary studies in the event state grants are not obtained.
- The 2019 preliminary budget originally included only $50k for 4 Corners traffic, storm water, and planning studies. After HNA representatives made the case to the town this amount was woefully insufficient, that amount was increased to $150k. A huge win for Hartsdale and the HNA. Thank you to all those who joined us in speaking out about the need for additional funding.
- You can download a copy of the Draft Study here. Let us know what you think!
- Further details and the ability to join the conversation are on the dedicated Four Corners page. If you have not already signed the petition make sure to do so at the above link.
- Elmwood Country Club Property Development
- Ridgewood Realty, the private developer who purchased the Elmwood property with an eye to redevelop it into an Active 55+ Townhome community recently met with the Planning Board. This was despite the fact, that just like 4C, the Town Board has not moved to act on this proposal. Click here to read the Letter to the Editor in the Scarsdale Inquirer by HNA President Eric Zinger on this subject. We believe whether you are for or against the requesting PUD and zoning change, the Town Board should take a position and provide clarity.
- The developer has submitted their plans to the town and met with the Town Planning Board informally in August. It is now pending action from the Town Board to move forward in the process.
- The former Elmwood Country Club has been sold to private real estate developers who are looking to develop the property. The property is currently zoned R-30 which allows for a variety of uses but is most often associated with single family detached homes. The developers have an as-of right to develop the property in this manner if they wish.
- The developer Ridgewood Real Estate Partners would like to see the property rezoned to allow them to build an “Active 55+ Adult community” with townhouses. This would allow them to build a higher density community and increase the number of units on the property. There are many issues at stake here including density, traffic, impact to Greenburgh schools, taxes (single family homes are taxed much higher then condos & townhouses), parkland, and more. It is also important to note that any zoning changes could lay the groundwork for similar projects in the future.
- Click here to see the town work session with the developers.
- Edgemont Incorporation-
- The New York State Court of Appeals denied the motion from the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) to hear their appeal thereby allowing the 2nd Appellate Division decision (reversing the initial decision of NY Supreme Court Judge Cacace) to stand. This effectively ends the battle of the first petition for Edgemont Incorporation as the courts ultimately found that Supervisor Feiner was not acting illegally when he denied the Edgemont Incorporation petition. Any future incorporation effort would require filing a new petition which we understand is being contemplated by EIC leadership. For the time being, however, Edgemont incorporation is off the front-burner as an urgent matter before the town.
- If you are new to this topic, Click here to see the HNA Presentation on the potential impact of Edgemont Incorporation on the rest of Unincorporated Greenburgh and Hartsdale.
- Potential Edgemont Incorporation is the topic on everyone’s mind in Hartsdale and Unincorporated Greenburgh. Hartsdale Neighbors Association was first formed in response to Edgemont potentially becoming Greenburgh’s 7th Village. Confused about villages, towns, town outside village designations? Click here for some background on Hartsdale and the makeup of the Town of Greenburgh.
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