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Highlights of Village of Bronxville Trustees Meeting on November 13

Bronxville Village Board of Trustees. Photo by A. Warner

By Staff

Nov. 22, 2023: The Bronxville Village Board of Trustees met on November 13, 2023.

Bronxville Village Administrator Jim Palmer talked about a Zoom session with residents who live on Hamilton, Sussex, Sherman, Elm Rock, Lee, and Masterton Roads regarding the design of stormwater improvements in those areas.

Palmer also talked about the sidewalk on Route 22, which is completed, and the hedges that were removed on Dusenberry Road. The village will reimburse the homeowner for the replacement of those hedges. The removal of the hedges improves the sightlines at that location.

Jim Palmer also reported that Metro-North is working on the underpass from 9 am to 2 pm weekdays. They are cleaning the concrete, removing rust, painting the steel and concrete, and replacing sections of the steel. This project will take several months.

The Bronxville Village's Climate Action Plan was approved in this meeting. It includes a set of recommendations for the Village. You can read the Plan here. Trustee Helen Knapp noted that any project the village undertakes related to this Plan will undergo a thorough cost analysis before implementation.

The Board approved two resolutions related to the Bronxville Library outdoor reading garden. The first was a resolution to accept a $125k grant. The second was awarding the bid for the garden. The cost of the project is $750k. The village will contribute $150k. The "Friends of the Bronxville Library" organization has received generous leadership gift commitments and other gifts and is actively fundraising for the balance of funding needed.

There was a discussion of the parking meters in town. Palmer reported that the use of Pango has increased, and there will be a pilot program testing using credit cards in meters in the village. Coin usage is still prevalent.

Mayor Marvin noted that this is the shopping season in the village. Shopping local is good for shopkeepers, and it is also good for residents because it lowers taxes. The village gets $1.65 million in sales tax revenues. This revenue would be smaller if residents buy everything on Amazon.

The next meeting is December 11, 2023.

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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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