|Hello Hartsdale Community,|
We hope this email finds you well and wish all a Happy New Year. We are sending out this special issue because there are important Public Hearings on legislation at Town Board Meeting Tonight, Wednesday January 25th that would impact our Hartsdale community if passed.
|PUBLIC HEARINGS |
TONIGHT there are multiple public hearings. There is a public hearing “To consider a Local Law amending Chapter 380 of the Code of the Town of Greenburgh entitled ‘Noise’ as it relates to Leaf and Garden Blowers.” This would ban their use on Tuesdays and Thursdays between May 1st and December 1st.
In addition, there is another public hearing “To consider a local law creating a new Article XVII to Chapter 440 ‘Taxation’ in the Code of the Town of Greenburgh entitled ‘Tax Assessment of Condominiums and Cooperatives.” This would permanently change the assessment methodology of any new condominium and co-ops built in the Town of Greenburgh, assessing them in the same manner as single-family homes. This would result in property taxes for these developments 30-40% HIGHER than under the current system. No change would occur to existing dwellings. This was kicked off by a state law that allowed the Town to do this. The governor vetoed a similar state law to enact this state-wide.
If you have questions or comments on either of these hearings, you are encouraged to attend the hearings. You can participate in person or via Zoom. In order to participate via Zoom, you must send an email to PublicComment@GreenburghNY.com no later than 6:00 PM on the day of the meeting [TONIGHT!]. A Zoom link will then be emailed shortly before the meeting. Remote speakers will be called upon after in-person speakers in the order of electronically raised hands.
To view full agenda and more information.
FIRE DISTRICT NEWS
BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS’ VACANCY
There is currently a vacancy on the Board of Fire Commissioners. As per Fire District Law, the current Board will appoint a replacement to serve on the Board for the remainder of this year and potentially through December 31, 2025. Any resident of Hartsdale Fire District who is interested in applying for this open position should submit a letter of interest and resume to Sharon Spagnoli by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Hartsdale Fire District 300 W. Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Submissions are due no later than January 31, 2023. This is a non-paid position. Interviews of all interested candidates will be conducted by the Board of Fire Commissioners at a date to be announced. If you have questions about the responsibilities of a Fire Commissioner, please contact Sharon Spagnoli or Chief Maseda email@example.com
|HNA MEMBER INFORMATIONThe 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 – Jan 25th
Important Public Hearing