|Hello Hartsdale Community,|
This is our first HNA Newsletter of 2022, so even though it’s February, we would like to wish a Happy New Year to all. We had a taste of spring last week followed by snow to start off this one. Let’s hope spring comes early this year as we are all anxious to get back to outdoor activities and much more normal lives. For now, we have some important news to share.
|NEW YORK STATE REDISTRICTING|
Every 10 years district maps are redrawn to reflect changing populations derived from the US Census. These effect all levels of state and federal government representation based on population. To learn more about the process to redraw the maps you can click here.
New congressional, state senate and state assembly maps were approved on Feb 2nd & 3rd by the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly and on Feb. 3, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the maps into law. You can find the new maps here.
House of Representatives
Due to a decrease in the percentage of the total US population residing in New York State, the State will have one less seat than it did before, decreasing from 27 to 26. Today, Greenburgh is currently split in the 16th and 17th districts represented by Rep. Jamaal Bowman in the 16th district and Rep. Mondaire Jones in the 17th district. Moving forward, all of Greenburgh, except for Hastings, will be united in the 17th Congressional District.
New York State Assembly
Currently all of Greenburgh, including Hartsdale, is located within the 92nd Assembly District represented by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti. Moving forward, Edgemont moves out of the 92nd into the 88th. The 88th includes Scarsdale, Eastchester and parts of New Rochelle.
New York State Senate
All of Greenburgh is currently within the 35th Senate district which is represented by State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins and that will not change. However, the makeup of the 35th district will no longer include Scarsdale and parts of White Plains but will now include more of Northern Westchester.
Again, to learn more about the process to redraw the maps you can click here, and you can find the maps here.
|GET INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY|
A great way to get involved in our community is to volunteer on local boards where you have interest and special skills.
HARTSDALE PARKING DISTRICT
There is a vacancy on the Hartsdale Public Parking district. There are three non-salaried Commissioners who make policy and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Parking district. The Commission oversees the parking lots and garages in Hartsdale. If you would like to be considered for appointment to the Commission, please email your resume to: email@example.com ASAP. The Hartsdale Parking District is appointed by the Greenburgh Town Board buts acts independently of the Town of Greenburgh (TOG) government,
Qualifications – from TOG
1. Owns property in the unincorporated Town of Greenburgh, owning property in Hartsdale is preferred.
2. Business acumen.
3. Excellent inter-personal skills with a history of managing staff.
4. Direct experience in Human Resource and/or Financial Management roles.
5. Construction Management background, Civil Engineering background or related experience a plus.
6. Sales, Marketing and Digital Technologies experience a plus.
GREENBURGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Greenburgh Library is holding its first fundraiser in 5 years, a Renaissance Galal on Thursday May12th, to raise money for a new Atrium Cafe. The Greenburgh Public Library Guild, the fundraising arm for the Greenburgh Library, needs assistance in all areas of fundraising, especially sponsorship and publicity. They would love to have more community members volunteer.
If you want to make a difference in the community, The Greenburgh Public Library is a great place to start. You can Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
|PUT THE GREEN IN GREENBURGH|
BULK ITEM DROP OFF
In the next few weeks, the Town will be placing dumpsters in several locations in our community so you can drop off bulk items. Don’t forget, you will need to bring your license to show proof of residency in the Unincorporated Town of Greenburgh. The Town will accept metal and non-metal bulk items. They will NOT be accepting e-waste (computers, TVs, printers, etc.), wet paint, hazardous materials, or construction debris.
Location and Dates- All locations are open from 8:00am – 2:00pm on the dates indicated
Tuesday, February 15: Greenburgh Nature Center Parking Lot (99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale)
Thursday, February 17: Town Hall Parking Lot (177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains)
Tuesday, February 22: Richard Presser Park (218 N Central Avenue, Hartsdale)
Wednesday, February 23: Taxter Road Site Parking Lot (located next to the East Irvington Nature Preserve)
Thursday, February 24: Town Hall Parking Lot (177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains)
You can also schedule an appointment on the town website. Schedule a special collection pick-up.
The construction of the new elevator at the Hartsdale Train Station is scheduled to commence by June of this year, so the Farmer’s Market traditionally held on Saturday mornings in the summer and fall at the station will need to be re-located. TOG is committed to a Farmer’s market at Greenburgh Town Hall and is looking for other possible locations. One possible location in addition to The Town Hall would be the parking lot at Webb Field, Richard Presser Park on Central Ave. If you have any additional ideas, please send them via email to: email@example.com.
SPIRIT OF GREENBURGH TASTE OFF
Woodlands High School will not be holding a Greenburgh Taste Off this year due to COVIS-19 protocols, but they are asking for our help in supporting student athletes and other Woodlands Middle/High School organizations and charities. You can find more information and make a donation to the event at Spirit of Greenburgh Taste Off. Let’s hope we can all get together in person next year for the annual Taste Off event.
|HNA MEMBER INFORMATION|
The Hartsdale Neighbors Association (HNA) is a group of passionate volunteers who are driven to improve our community. We foster neighborhood engagement and community-based problem solving, enhance civic awareness and provide a vehicle for community-based efforts. If you’d like to be more involved with HNA and join the Executive Board, one of our committees or other efforts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Board Meeting – February 15
GCSD School Board – February 15
GCSD Winter Recess – February 21-25
Town Board Meeting – February 23
Last Day off Bulk Item Drop off- February 24
Town Board Meeting – March 9
Public Hearing on Elmwood options at Town Board – March 9
GCSD Board Meeting – March 15
Town Board Meeting- March 23
February 2022 Newsletter