Hello Hartsdale Community,
The holiday season is here with Hanukkah, the festival lights, having started this week, and Christmas only weeks away. We hope we will all be able to spend these holidays with friends and family this year but for now we have some important town news and information to share.
ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE
Get Involved – Hear from our elected representatives.
Our next Virtual Round Table will feature elected representatives from the Westchester County Legislature who represent areas of Hartsdale. The event will be held Thursday December 9th at 8:00PM. Come learn about their roles, what they are doing for Hartsdale, and ways you can get involved in local volunteer boards and committees. The meeting will be broadcast on the HNA Facebook Live and Zoom; and all HNA Roundtables can be watched on the HNA YouTube Channel, 3-5 days after the event date.
The session will be hosted by Eric Zinger, President of HNA Executive Board and will feature:
MaryJane Shimsky – County Board of Legislators, District 12
Jewel Williams – Newly Elected from District 8
Question you’d like to ask the group? Please send in advance by December 8th to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 853 4626 5832 Passcode: HNA10530
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,85346265832#,,,,*99210045# US (New York)
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 853 4626 5832 Passcode: 99210045
PUT THE GREEN IN GREENBURGH
The Town of Greenburgh is holding its second annual Recycling Day on December 4th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the DPW yard at100 Sprain Road in Ardsley.
Residents can drop off: furniture, mattresses & box springs, carpeting and rugs, small and large appliances, electronic waste (e.g. computers, TVs, etc.); freon containing appliances (e.g., air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers), scrap metal, bicycles, lawn mowers (gasoline removed), grills (no propane tanks), vehicle batteries, textiles (clothing, shoes, sheets, towels), paint cans (paint cans can be emptied or the paint dried), boos, food scraps.
The following items will not be accepted: fire extinguishers, automotive fluids, motor oil, compressed gas, helium and oxygen tanks, explosives, fireworks, ammunition or flares, plastic bags. Can’t accept wood preservatives and stains, kerosene, turpentine and other flammable liquids, photo and swimming pool chemicals; construction debris such as sheetrock, tile, insulation, toilets, sinks, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, florescent light bulbs, CFLs, tube shaped light bulbs.
If you want drop off at DPW, you can schedule an appointment on the town website. You can always schedule a special collection pick-up.
THE FUTURE IS IN OUR SCHOOLS
VOTE YES on December 14th to support GCSD Infrastructure Updates
There will be a special election Dec 14th to establish a new Capital Reserves Fund. Creating this fund will NOT raise your taxes. This fund will act as a savings account for the district to set aside any money left at the end of the fiscal year, and to put those savings toward capital projects that don’t fall under “repairs.” This fund is in addition to the recently-approved Repair Reserve, which is solely designated to repair existing units. The district will also be able to transfer money already in the Repair Reserve into a Capitol Reserve to fund some of the designated projects including the roof of Highview Elementary School on Central Avenue and window unit upgrades at RJ Bailey School on Hillside Avenue.
Without a Capital Reserve fund, NY State Education Department cannot approve the much-needed updates to the schools’ infrastructure.
VOTE YES on December 14th, so money from the Repair Reserve can be moved into a Capital Reserve and fund much needed projects in our schools.
Hartsdale Fire District Election
Hartsdale Fire District (HFD) is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners elected by residents of the district. The HFD operates independently of the Town with its own district borders, elections, and board. Board members serve five-year terms and one board seat comes due every year. This year there are two open seats starting in January, one for a five-year term, and one for a one-year term to complete the term of the late Peter Woods who passed away in January of this year. Elections will be held on December 14th at Station #1 on Central Ave.
This year’s election is uncontested with only one person running for each of the open seats. Francis Stanley (incumbent) is the sole party running for the five-year term & Tom Maguire of Manor Woods is the sole party running for the one-year term. It is still important for us to get out and vote on December 14th and be engaged in our community.
Greenburgh Public Library
A great way to get involved in our community is to volunteer on local boards where you have interest and special skills. The GPL is looking to fill vaccancies on its board. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and resume by January 22nd via email to: Cory Deitchman, Secretary to the Library Director at email@example.com.
Greenburgh Town Budget
The Town Board will be holding the second and final public hearing on the budget on December 8th at the regularly scheduled town Board meeting. HNA, provided more detailed information on the proposed budget in our November Newsletter.
Join in on the fun for Operation Candy Cane on Saturday December 11th from 9am to 1pm. The Hartsdale Fire Department will once again will spread Holiday Cheer by escorting Santa Claus around the community in a Fire Apparatus Sleigh handing out Candy Canes to all attending children & adults. To make sure everyone is at the correct location awaiting Santa’s arrival, the Location Marker Signs will be posted at every stop. Due to the busyness of Santa’s schedule, please allow for some flexibility with estimated arrival times and please remember for safety all children need to be accompanied by an adult, stay clear of the sleigh. Be sure to arrive at the designated locations 5-10 minutes prior to the posted times.
Look For The Sign
9:00 HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION
9:15 ROCKLEDGE CIRCLE / ROCKLEDGE ROAD
9:22 LAKEVIEW AVE / MAPLE STREET
9:29 CORNELL DR / PRINCETON DR
9:36 15 FIELDSTONE DR
9:43 BRIAR CLOSE / COLONY DR
9:50 BLDG 1 @ 125 N. WASHINGTON AVE
9:57 71-79 N. WASHINGTON AVE
10:04 PINEWOOD / WILDWOOD RD
10:11 HOMEWOOD CT
10:32 WOODS END RD / WOODS END LN
10:39 SHAW PL / SPENCER CT
10:46 STEVENSON AVE / POE ST
10:53 TENNYSON ST / HOLMES AVE
11:00 HOLMES AVE / BURNS ST
11:07 BARBARA LN / JEAN LN
11:14 EDGEWOOD RD / CROSS WAY
11:21 SHERBROOKE / BURKEWOOD RD
11:28 SOUTHERN RD / HOWARD PL
11:35 61-69 SECOR RD
12:00 TRADER JOE’S (Outside Only)
12:15 MARION WOODS (Outside Drop off Only)
12:30 HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION/VILLAGE
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.
Recycling Day – December 4th
Town Board Meeting – December 8th
HNA Roundtable – December 9th
Operation Candy Cane – December 11th
BOE Regular Meeting – November 16th
Hartsdale Fire District Election – December 14th
GCSD Special Budget Vote – December 14th
Dec 2021 Newsletter