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From The Mayor: Bronxville Village Hall Services PDF Print Email

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By Mary Marvin, Bronxville Mayor

Jul. 15, 2020: Now that Village Hall is back open, many of you are reaching out to us on a myriad of issues as we all try to regain some sense of order after three months of hibernation.

To that end, I polled our staff, and the following are the most frequently asked questions that have come our way of late as well as a thumbnail sketch of services that we offer at Village Hall. 

Services

-Village Hall is now open every weekday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

-Village Hall staff issue birth and death certificates as well as handicap parking placards. However, only individuals born at New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital can have birth certificates processed in the Village. If born in any of the New York City hospitals, birth certificates are available online at or at the office of Vital Records 125 Worth St., New York, NY.

-Handicap parking permits may only be issued by the community to which one pays taxes. Sharing a common postal address does not meet this criteria.

-The Village does not issue marriage licenses though weddings can be performed at Village Hall or any location within the Village boundaries by our two Judges and the Mayor. Licenses can be obtained in nearby Eastchester, Mount Vernon, or Scarsdale.

-Pet licenses are issued at the town level at Eastchester Town Hall at 40 Mill Road.

-We do have several Notary Publics on staff to certify documents. Notary Publics are also available at the Library.

-The police department is the location to register house alarm permits, request patrol of your home if you are traveling, and leave a house key to be used in emergency situations. More detailed information may be found on the Village Website under Police.

-Our parking desk can assist in the purchase of resident and merchant parking permits, and this is also the place to add your name to our waiting list for reserved parking spaces. Adding your name to the waitlist for reserved parking spaces must be done in writing, preferably through the website (but also accepted through email to  CLOAKING ) 

Questions

1. How can we keep informed about Village news? If you have not done so, please go to www.villageof bronxville.com, click on "Subscriber For" and register for SWIFTREACH and News/Announcements under the Citizen Action Center on the homepage.

2. Does garbage and recycling need to be curbside? Garbage does not need to be at the curb, but recycling does. Recycling needs to be brought to the curb by 7 AM Wednesday morning. Recycling bins may be purchased through the Public Works website.

3. What days can I schedule my bulky waste pick up?

Bulky waste pickups are always scheduled for the second day of your garbage pickup schedule. If you fall under the Monday/Thursday garbage schedule, your bulk waste day is Thursday. Conversely, if you are on the Tuesday /Friday schedule, your bulk waste day is always Friday. There is a fee of $20, and all can be arranged via the Village website. This service should be requested 48 hours prior to the desired day of pick up. Items must be curbside the night before, and air conditioners, refrigerators, paint, and batteries cannot be collected.

4. How do I report potholes/street lights that are out?

Go to www.villageofbronxville.com, under the Public Works link to report potholes and street light issues.

5. Do I need a permit to take down a tree?

If the tree is entirely privately owned, there is no permit needed. If the tree is a Village tree and you think there is an issue, contact the Village immediately.

6. Do I need to get a permit for a dumpster?

If the dumpster is going to be on your own private property, no permit is needed. If the dumpster is going to be partially on Village property, a permit is required. The application is www.villageofbronxville.com under the Public Works link.

7. How do I dispose of yard waste?

Yard waste should be collected in biodegradable bags and placed curbside. Bags of leaves cannot be mixed in with sticks and twigs. Sticks and twigs must be bundled/tied and put out separately.

8. Are individuals allowed to sell door to door in the Village?

Individuals selling goods door to door are required to receive a permit from our Village Clerk though most rarely do so. Do not hesitate to call our police desk if the sales person cannot produce the permit. Quite often, after investigation, our Police Department has determined that the charities purported to benefit from our purchases are nonexistent. The first amendment does protect all those "selling" an idea such as the Jehovah's Witnesses or Green Peace, so they do not need Village permission to ring your bell. To limit this kind of solicitation, a small no solicitation sign near the front door has a proven legal effect.

As a point of information, none of the phone solicitations requesting donations to the Bronxville Police Department actually go to our department. The callers are companies hired by some jurisdictions, never ours, who then give a small percentage pledged to the police department that engaged their services. Our Police Department solicits by direct mail only once per year for a donation to their Memorial Day Weekend benefit. 

Photo by A. Warner

 

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.






 

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Bronxville Overview

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.

Bronxville Village Government Directory

Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
Open 9:00am - 4pm excluding holidays and weekends


Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
Open 24 hours


Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
Open 9:00am - 4pm excluding holidays and weekends


Bronxville Fire Deparment
793-6400


 
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