Hello Hartsdale Community,
Fall is here, schools are back in session, and many of us are back at work – in person. We hope you are doing well and have recovered from the effects of Hurricane IDA. We have a number of important updates to share, including information on how to get possible assistance from FEMA for storm damage.
ELECTED OFFICIALS ROUNDTABLE
Get Involved – Hear from local elected officials from the Hartsdale Fire Department and GCSD BOE.
Join the Hartsdale Neighbors Association, on Thursday September 23nd at 8:00pm, for a Virtual Round Table featuring representatives from the Hartsdale Fire Department and Greenburgh Central School District Board of Education (BOE). These unpaid elected officials are the backbone of our community and volunteer their time and energy to serve on these boards. Come learn about how they first got involved in public service and about ways you can get involved in one of the many local volunteer boards and committees.
The session will be hosted by Eric Zinger, President of HNA Executive Board and will feature three of our neighbors elected to local boards:
Tanya Dragic – GCSD Board Vice President
Chris Valin – GCSD Board Trustee
Jason Muldoon – Hartsdale Board of Fire Commissioners
Question you’d like to ask the group? Please send in advance by September 22nd to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to attend: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 0020 8351 Passcode: 082695
SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S CONCERN
Safety Improvements For The Hartsdale Avenue Corridor
On Monday, September 20th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Garrett Duquesne, the Commissioner of Community Development and Conservation will host a virtual public presentation of traffic and pedestrian safety improvements envisioned for the East and West Hartsdale Avenue corridor. The presentation will focus on: East Hartsdale Avenue Pedestrian Improvements; Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) design for Four Corners and East Hartsdale Avenue; and West Hartsdale Avenue Sidewalk planning.
The presentation can be viewed on the Town website at https://ny-greenburgh.civicplus.com/485/Watch-Live-Board-Meetings or viewing live on Altice/Cablevision Channel 76 or FiOS/Verizon Channel 35.
Questions and comments can be submitted during the meeting for the presenters by writing to email@example.com.
Additional context and more information on projects already underway can be found on the TOG website.
Hurricane IDA Update
Hurricane Ida brought record rain and flooding to our region. We saw flooding from Central Avenue, to Tarrytown Rd and on Hartsdale Avenue by the train station. Many of our local small businesses already impacted by COVID, and local homeowners suffered significant damage due to flooding. If you suffered un-insured damage from the storm you may be able to get assistance from FEMA. You can get more information on steps to follow and how to apply on the TOG website.
If you are finding the process of applying for assistance overwhelming or having trouble navigating the site, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has expanded the “angels” program to FEMA applications. More information on the program, how to volunteer and/or get help can be found on the TOG website.
2020 US Census Data for Hartsdale
The data is in but since Hartsdale isn’t a defined area, we don’t get specific information for our community. We can get a sense of population trends by looking at the 3 census “tracts” that comprise the area south of Dobbs Ferry Road along with the Ardsley School district neighborhoods with 10530 zip code. This more or less gets us to 10530 zip code or the Hartsdale Fire District. Here are some trends we are seeing:
- We see a population increase: from 9,730 to 10,257 up 5% from 2010 to 2020 with almost all that growth coming in the Hartsdale neighborhoods west of the Sprain Brook Parkway.
- We’ve gotten a little bit older too: the percentage of our residents who 17 and under has decreased from an already low 19% to just 18%.
- We are more diverse: 57% are non-Hispanic whites; 14% Hispanic and Asian each and 11% Black.
For more information on the census and what this means for us check out The Manor Woods Blog.
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.
Colonial Day at Odell House– September 18th (advance registration required)
TOG Safety Presentation – September 20th
Elected Officials Roundtable – September 23rd
Town Board Session – September 28th
Town Board Work Session – October 5th
BOE Work Session – October 5th
Town Board Work Session – October 12th
Town Board Meeting – October 13th
BOE Regular Meeting – October 19th