HNA Member Information
The Hartsdale Neighbors Association (HNA) is a group of passionate volunteers who are driven to improve our community. We endeavor to foster neighborhood engagement and community-based problem solving, enhance civic awareness and provide a vehicle for community-based efforts.
The Future is In Our Schools
HNA would like to thank all our teachers, administrators and every GCSD employee working with our children and keeping them engaged and learning through this unprecedented time.
School Board Elections
Voters will go to the polls in June by absentee ballot across the state to ensure everyone’s safety during this public health crisis, BOE elections will also be done through absentee ballot. Incumbents Tracy Mairs and Ashley Pineda are once again on the ballot for the two open seats.
The district will send all registered voters an absentee ballot in the mail with a postage paid return envelope. The ballot needs to be completed and mailed so it is received by the District Clerk no later than 5PM on June 9th. If you aren’t currently registered you can register through the DMV.
Meet The Candidates
HNA is again hosting a Meet the Candidates Night for the GCSD School Board on May 20th. The candidates, Incumbents Tracy Mairs and Ashley Pineda, will be interviewed by HNA Educational Excellence Committee Chair, Samantha Ives, with questions based on your submissions in a recorded Zoom panel, Please participate and submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19th at 12pm. The link to the recorded session will be shared on our web site and social media sites by May 22nd.
Have your voice heard and hear from the candidates!
GCSD 2020-21 Budget Proposal and Vote
The Greenburgh Central School District budget process was unique this year due to the unprecedented health crisis. During this time, efforts were made to balance the social, emotional and academic needs of students with the economic hardships of the community. The proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year reflects a 0.68% decrease from last year’s budget which reflects a decrease in the tax rate and reduction to taxpayers.
The District will hold a public budget hearing on the budget on May 26th at 7pm which will be broadcast on the GCSD YouTube channel. Voting on the Budget Proposal, will be done through absentee ballot.
Putting the Green in Greenburgh
Summer, Planting, Trimming and Mowing
Tree Ordinance effective June 15th – As warm weather finally is here, please be aware of the New Tree Ordinance, which requires you get a permit to remove tress over a certain size. Permit applications and additional information can be found on The Town of Greenburgh web site.
Proposed Leaf Blower Ordinance – The CAC has proposed changes to the local Noise Ordinances that would further limit the size of leaf blowers and time of year they can be used for both residents and professional landscapers. IF you would like to participate in the discussion and have your voice heard, you can attend CAC meetings via Zoom. The next meetingis scheduled for May 28th.
Stay Safe and Healthy
Resources on Public Health
Information you need on COVID-19 is updated frequently so we have put together a list of websites you need during this difficult time. Please stay safe and sound by wearing a mask in public, and please stay at home.
Support Local Businesses
There are some wonderful restaurants that are open for delivery and pick-up orders in Hartsdale. Many have discounts and special offers including free wine. Let’s support our local small businesses during this time.
Stay healthy, not hungry!
Important Upcoming Events
|Board of Ed Budget Hearing – May 26th |
Town Board Meeting – May 27th
Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) – May 28th
BOE Elections Ballot due date – June 9th
Budget Ballot Due Date – June 9th
State and Federal Primary – June 23rd