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.

Updated 5/14/2018

  • First, a quick reminder that this Tuesday, May 15th is the School District Budget vote and Board of Education election.  Voting hours are 7am-9pm and you can vote at the Woodlands High School gymnasium.  The 2018 budget has a 3% increase in the tax levy from last year and more details can be found here.  There are also 3 seats open for the Board of Education.  We encouraged all residents to come out and vote on Tuesday.So, we have heard some feedback from some of you who are interested in coming to our meetings but can’t always make it and would like to get some more details about what they missed.  Our most recent meeting was this past Tuesday and the focus was the Greenburgh School District and the upcoming budget vote this Tuesday.  At the meeting we were lucky enough to have several guests including Superintendent Dr. Tahira Chase and Assistant Superintendent Mary O’Neil. We were also joined by two of the nominees for School Board, Antoinette Darden- Cintron and Terry Williams.  The one thing our guests all had in common was a clear passion for the work they were doing, and we thank them for joining us.  Check out a recap from that meeting and some of the discussion here.
  • Greenburgh 2018 Capital Budget
    • The town board put out it’s capital budget.  The document is available here.  It recommends funding almost $18mm in capital projects through the town.  We think its important that people know what their tax dollars are spent on.  We encourage everyone to read it and if you have questions we are happy to try and help.
      • Hartsdale residents will note that there is $70k for installation of a sidewalk on Columbia Ave between E. Hartsdale Ave and Jane Street.
      • There is $330k for a new sanitation vehicle.  Now some of us will actually have a reason to use the new trash cans we were given.
      • The biggest source of spending is on the Water Department with $8.75mm spread across three projects.
      • It was through HNA analysis that we noticed a police item that should have been paid for out of the Town Wide budget included in the TOV budget.  That was $114k worth of spending that was moved between budgets and we are proud to have corrected this item on behalf of Hartsdale residents.
  • Edgemont Incorporation
    • The latest update on the Edgmont Incorporation.  The court has rejected the second Article 78 challenge to Supervisor Feiners decision to reject the Edgemont Petition.  This is a little confusing but this challenge said that while Feiner correctly rejected the petition, he should have rejected it for additional reasons not included in his decision.  This matter was dismissed by the court.  You can read the decision here.  Now all that remains is the original Article 78 lawsuit.
    • The town is currently appealing the decision of the court in the original Article 78 challenge brought by the EIC.  They challenged that Supervisor Feiner incorrectly rejected the petition.  The court agreed, and the town is currently appealing that decision.
    • 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.

Current Initiatives:

  • Four Corners Revitalization

    • The Four Corners Revitalization Committee continues to make progress. Inspired Places, LLC is scheduled to return to a working session of the Board soon. This will be an opportunity for the Board to ask follow-up questions and for both parties to start to formulate the supplement to the Comprehensive Plan. The public is welcome to attend as listeners and we will share more information on that when its available.
    • On 4/10, Inspired Places presented its vision for revitalizing the 4Corners intersection in Hartsdale. This presentation was given to the Town Board during a Town Work Session from at Town Hall with the town board and several current and former members of the planning board in attendance.  Over 50 members of the public also attended the work session and at the end of the session Supervisor Feiner asked if it was possible for a written supplement to the Comprehensive Plane to be given to them within a few weeks.  The Board appeared to be hoping to move forward with public hearings as soon as possible.  This was the first important step in asking the Town to adopt a supplement to the comprehensive plan that would include the zoning changes required for revitalization. You can watch the presentation online here.
    • 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
    • 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- Click here to see the HNA Presentation on the potential impact of Edgemont Incorporation
    • 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.
    • Currently tied up in litigation, if Edgemont were to incorporate, remaining residents in Hartsdale and Fairview could be facing a combination of severe services cuts, and tax increases. The latest news update is the proposed Village Incorporation law that New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinati has proposed in the New York Legislature. This bill would give Town Supervisor’s significant ability to limit new village incorporation and give residents of the remaining areas more say in the process. See this Lohud article or more details on the proposed bill.
    • Confused about villages, towns, town outside village designations? Click here for some background on Hartsdale and the makeup of the Town of Greenburgh.
  • Town Response to Storm Impact
    • Check out the HNA statement on the towns response to the recent storms in our area and what we’d like to hear from our local officials.

Make sure you sign up for our email list to stay up to date on all the latest information on this topic. Have something you are interested in or what to know more about?  Interested in working with us on one of our initiatives or something you are passionate about? Email us at info@hartsdaleneighbors.org