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ECC Monthly Meeting – March 5, 2018

The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its March 2018 meeting tomorrow, Monday, March 5th at 8PM in the Edgemont Junior Senior High School Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.

ECC Monthly Meeting – February 12, 2018

The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its February 2018 meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 12th at 8PM in the Edgemont Junior Senior High School Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.

ECC Monthly Meeting – February 12, 2018

Reminder: Due to the Superintendent’s Conference Day scheduled for tomorrow, February 5, 2018 the February 2018 ECC Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 (2nd Monday of the Month).

Ten Nominees to Interview with SBNC

This year the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) has done an outstanding job seeking qualified individuals to sit on the Edgemont Board of Education. Scores of people were approached and many of those individuals seriously considered the option up until yesterday’s deadline, leaving the committee with qualified and interested residents for the next few years. The SBNC also received letters of nomination from the community at large in response to the ECC’s “Call for Nominations” letter mailed to residents’ homes in December.

At last night’s public session (January 17th) the SBNC accepted letters of nomination for ten individuals to fill the three upcoming vacancies on the Edgemont School Board. Those individuals nominated were:
Mariquita Blumberg
Denise deGuzman
Jennifer DeMarrais
Michael Goldstein
Jay Jacobson
Nilesh Jain
Christopher Judge
Christopher Knopp
Pamela Montgomery
Ben Tanen

The SBNC accepts these letters of nomination and appreciates the willingness of all ten nominees to serve the Edgemont community and its schools.

As explained in the “Call for Nominations” letter two of these vacancies will be created by the expiration of the terms of office for Ms. Jennifer Darger and Dr. Brian Yarrington and will expire June 30, 2021. In addition, Mr. Kenneth Orce resigned from the Board in July 2017 for personal reasons, creating a third vacancy. This vacancy was temporarily filled in August by Michael Bianchi, a former Board of Education trustee. A replacement for Mr. Orce will be elected for the remaining one year of a three-year term which expires in June 30, 2019. In the general election on May 15, 2018 the two candidates who receive the most votes will receive one of the two 3-year terms, and the candidate who receives the 3rd most votes will receive the one-year term.

The SBNC seeks comment from Edgemont residents concerning all of the nominees. Comments should be submitted by March 1st in writing to Lisa Decker, SBNC Chair, 80 Edgemont Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583, or via email at Comments must be attributable (anonymous comments will not be accepted) and will be kept confidential within the SBNC.

Town of Greenburgh Proposed Zoning Map Amendments

The Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh proposes to amend the Town’s Zoning Map to be consistent with recommendations set forth in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted on September 28, 2016. The Town Board will hold a public hearing related to the Appendix E changes on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (now adjourned to January 10, 2018).

These potential changes would be made to approximately 280 individual parcels in the Town to achieve the following objectives: remove multiple zoning designations on a single lot; exhibit consistency with the future land-use of the Comprehensive Plan; bring individual lots into conformance, where practical; bring multiple lots into conformance, where practical; and for general zoning consistency (on cul-de-sacs as an example).

Please note that if your property is one of the parcels listed in Appendix E and is recommended to be updated. A copy of the recommended zoning amendments can be found here, as a map, with an explanation for the potential rezoning.