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 EdgemontSBNC@gmail.com. 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.

ECC Monthly Meeting – January 8, 2018

Happy New Year! The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its first meeting of 2018 tomorrow, Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8PM in the EHS Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.

SBNC Call for Nominations

The Edgemont School Board Nominating Committee (the “SBNC”) will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (snow date – Thursday, January 18) at 7:30pm in the Greenville School library to receive nominations for candidates for the Board of Education of the Edgemont Union Free School District #6 at Greenburgh. Three vacancies on the Board of Education will be filled at the general election on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Two of these vacancies will be created by the expiration of the terms of office for Ms. Jennifer Darger and Dr. Brian Yarrington. 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 2019.

The SBNC invites all Edgemont residents to actively participate in the nominating process by urging qualified residents of our community to seek nomination to the Board of Education, submit nomination letters for candidates, and attend the open meeting on January 17, 2018.

Members of the Board of Education, in a strong spirit of volunteerism, serve without compensation. Members are required to attend two public meetings per month (and more at budget time), attend Executive Sessions and undertake the necessary preparation for these functions. Membership on the Board of Education brings a solid sense of community involvement.

The nomination of a candidate to the Board of Education must be made in a letter to me as Chair of the SBNC and must be received before 7:30pm on January 17, 2018. Nominating letters may also be presented in person at the open meeting held that evening. The letter may be written by any qualified voter of the Edgemont School District other than a member (or spouse of a member) of the SBNC. In addition to the name and address of the candidate, the letter must contain a brief biographical sketch of the candidate, including the candidate’s educational background, occupation, participation in civic affairs, the length of residence in the Edgemont School District, and the grade level of any children attending any Edgemont schools and/or the year of graduation of any children who have previously attended Edgemont schools. The letter must also contain a statement indicating that the candidate has consented to serve if nominated and elected. Under the rules of the SBNC, any letter that fails to include these items cannot be accepted. Please address nominating letters to Lisa Decker, SBNC Chair, 80 Edgemont Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Additional information can be found on the SBNC websitewww.edgemontecc.com/sbnc

Additionally, anybody interested in serving on the 2018-2019 SBNC is encouraged to reach out to their Civic Association President. Contact information can be found here.

Members of the SBNC for the 2017-18 School Year are as follows:
Central Park Avenue Association: Eileen Westler, Will Heishman, Nilesh Palve (alternate)
Cotswold Association: Wendy Amer-Hirsch, Victor Gialleonardo, Charles McNally (alternate)
Edgemont Association: Caryn Balamaci, Mark Rosenblatt, Lauren Ricci-Warren (alternate)
Edgemont High School: Shruti Kanna
ECC: Jiang Zhu, Genevieve Jaffe, Diane Gipstein (alternate)
Fort Hill Association: Emily Waldman, Jeff Sherwin, Scott Krocheck (alternate)
Greenridge Association: Shula Darviche, Dana Leff Niedzielska
Longview Association: Margie Lewis, Bonnie Orden, Robin Luband (alternate)
Northern Greenville Association: Evelyn Ray, Dylan F. Pyne
Southern Greenville Association: Jay Patel, Mrinal Jahnghani

The undersigned has been appointed Chair of the SBNC by the Board of Directors of The Edgemont Community Council, Inc. pursuant to its Nominating Committee Rules and Procedures.

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Lisa Decker
SBNC Chair (EdgemontSBNC@Gmail.com)

ECC Monthly Meeting – December 4, 2017

The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its December 2017 meeting tomorrow, Monday, December 4, 2017 at 8PM in the EHS Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.