Hello Hartsdale Community,
Happy Thanksgiving and we hope this email finds you well, and you are getting together with family and friends for the holiday. 

The Hartsdale Fire District has scheduled a referendum in order for the public to approve: 1) Issuing a bond for $490k and, 2) Purchasing the property at 23 S Washington Avenue, the property directly behind the fire station. This would be phase one of a multi-million dollar long-term plan to replace the existing fire station on Central Avenue with a new building. The Bond Vote and Election for open Fire Commissioner seats will be on held on Tuesday December 13th at the Fire Station at 25 S. Central Park Avenue from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. You must vote in person; there are no absentee ballots. 

Please mark your calendars and join Eric Zinger and the HNA on Tuesday December 6th at 8:00pm for a Public Forum for a moderated discussion with District Chief Maseda and other representatives of the district to learn more about the proposal. If you have questions you would like to have addressed, please email them to info@hartsdaleneighbors.org by EOD on December 4th. 

How to Join the Meeting:
Topic: HNA Zoom Meeting-Hartsdale Fire District Bond Referendum
Time: Dec 6, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 845 8869 7623
Passcode: HNA
Meeting ID: 845 8869 7623
Passcode: 912829



The Hartsdale Fire District (HFD) presented the 2023 Recommended Budget on October 18th in a public hearing. The 2023 total appropriation of $14,667,626 represents a YOY 8% increase of over $1.14 million The 2023 total to be raised by real property taxes $13,446,414 represents a YOY 5% increase of $638,773. The majority of the increase is to fund increases in personnel services. In 2022, the Fire Tax represented  6.34% of your total property tax bill. The detailed 2023 budget and meeting minutes can be found on the HFD website


The TOG Board released the 2023 Tentative Budget on October 28th. The 2023 total appropriations estimated at $21, 764010 represents a YOY total decrease of  $7,616,867 with the majority of the decrease from appropriations listed as special items. The 2023 amount to be raised from real property taxes of $9,762,447 is equal to the 2022 amount. The Town Tax represented 11.76% of your total property tax in 2022. The detailed 2023 TOG budget can be found on the TOG website.  There is a public hearing scheduled for the November 21st Town Board Meeting to discuss the budget.  

Patrice Ingrassia Honored

Congratulations to HNA Executive Committee Member, Patrice Ingrassia, who was honored at the November 9th Greenburgh Town Board Meeting along with the Mental Health Association for the positive impact made on many lives.  We thank Patrice for all her work and success at improving our community.  
   “Thank you for honoring my family and my partner Chris Broda. I’ve lived in Hartsdale for over 30 years. Many of you know Chris and me for our work with the Hartsdale Neighbors Association and for advocating for change.        We encourage everyone to give what their all – time, heart and/or money to those in need. To paraphrase the words of the song, What Matters Most. When it comes to philanthropy and good works, it’s not how many checks we write — or for how much, What matters most is how well we helped each other.”     – Patrice Ingrassia 

Snapshot With Santa 
The Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Department, and The Hartsdale/Greenburgh Rotary Club are hosting the Snapshot with Santa event on Saturday, December 3th from 9:00am -12pm at the Multipurpose Center at Anthony F. Veteran Park. In addition to the family photo, children can post their letter to Santa, directly to the North Pole. Slots fill up fast so we encourage you to register in advance. 

 Permit For Overnight Street Parking
From December 1st thru March 15th overnight public street parking is prohibited in most areas in Hartsdale to allow for street sanding and snow removal. Hartsdale Avenue and metered parking spaces on Columbia Avenue have separate parking requirements. Hardship exemption parking permits, reviewed on an individual basis, are available from the Greenburgh Police Department. The permit must be displayed on your vehicle and cars need to be moved during snow emergencies.

Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD) Vote on January 17th
GCSD Board has called for a public vote on Jan 17th to increase state aid by 10%. The funds will be utilized for an Energy Performance Contract to make schools more energy efficient and provide some needed upgrades. The efficiencies and proposed upgrades will come with no increase in school taxes.
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 info@hartsdaleneighbors.org.

Town Board Meeting- November 21st
Winter Street Parking Rules – December 1st to March 15th
Snapshot with Santa – December 3rd
HNA Public Forum with HFD – December 6th
East Hartsdale Avenue Sidewalk Sale – December 10th
Hartsdale Fire District Bond Vote – December 13th
Town Board Meeting – December 14th
GCSD Vote – January 17th
November 2022 Newsletter