By Katharine Outcalt
Apr. 15, 2020: State Senator Shelley Mayer joined Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting, which was conducted by teleconference due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Senator Mayer’s update from Albany included the good news that, “despite the catastrophic fiscal impact of the coronavirus on the state’s revenues,” there will be no cuts in school aid for FY 2020-2021. Due to an $18.4 billion state-wide investment made possible by the federal CARES Act and other federal partners, the school district’s Foundation Aid will remain the same as last year.
The Senator cited a $1.05 billion increase in funding for unemployment insurance to handle the anticipated increase in unemployment claims due to the coronavirus. Additionally, she highlighted several modifications to criminal justice reforms that were shaped by meetings with Bronxville’s Chief of Police Christopher Satriale.
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Mayor Mary Marvin’s report included a reminder that the Mayor and Chief Satriale are continuing with their Monday and Friday updates to the village via telephone and email.
Village Administrator, Jim Palmer, opened public hearings for Local Law 1 – 2020 Tax Cap Override (growth factor of 1.78%) and for the 2020/2021 Village Budget.
After some discussion, the public hearings were closed, though it was noted that the public will have one week to send in written comments on the Village Budget.
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until Monday, April 20. The Budget must be adopted by May 1. The village’s proposed 2020-21 budget can be viewed by clicking here.
The Trustees approved a resolution for the adoption of the Tax Cap Override.
Palmer reminded residents that while the village offices are currently closed to the public due to coronavirus, a reduced staff are answering the phones and responding to emails.
Residents are encouraged to visit the village’swebsite and click the Village of Bronxville COVID-19 Information and Updates banner for COVID-19 related information.
The next Village of Bronxville Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11.
Pictured: Bronxville Village Hall
Photo by A. Warner