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From The Mayor: Activities, Issues and Questions Relating to Village Hall PDF Print Email

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Sep. 23, 2020: The following is a compendium of activities, issues, and questions relating to Village Hall since we started our “New” year on September 1st.

Procedures

People visiting Village Hall will now have computer access to tax information in the main foyer without need of staff assistance.

A new drop box has been installed on the front door for any correspondence or payments. It is available 24/7. There are no in person parking ticket payments. They can be mailed in, placed in the drop box, or paid online. Resident and commuter buyout parking permits have been extended three months until December 31st. Merchant permits are being renewed now with enforcement to begin on October 1. Permit applications can be mailed in, placed in the drop box, or paid online. 

The Building Department remains closed to foot traffic; however, most of the needed transactions, be it building permit applications or requests for special pick up can be completed online.

Recreation

The tennis courts will be open until November, weather permitting.

The paddle season has finally started though only courts one and two are open with three and four opening very soon, following a few minor repairs. Permits are needed in order to play. The permit application can be downloaded from the Village website and dropped off at Village Hall or mailed in. Due to Covid precautions, the paddle hut will remain closed, and any play must have an on line booking time with maximum play set at 1 hour 45 minutes to allow for disinfecting breaks. There are no paddle clinics at this time.

Census Updates

We only have one week left to get Bronxville counted in the Census. As I write, 24% of residents have not responded. Please take literally two minutes and call 844-330-2020 or go to 2020census.gov. From school aid to highway funds to allotted vaccine amounts, we stand to lose millions over the next ten years if our numbers do not improve.

Flu Shots

In cooperation with the Community Fund and New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, flu shots will be administered at Village Hall on October 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. We have asked for an additional hour until 3 pm to accommodate our students.

Giving Garden

The proliferation of squirrels wreaked havoc on our garden this season. Our harvest went directly to the Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP) in Tuckahoe, which has a food pantry now three times a week to keep up with the increased need precipitated by Covid. The Community Fund awarded a grant that helped in purchasing supplies, and we should still be harvesting until the end of October.

Village Library

The Library is back to its normal schedule Monday through Saturday. It will remain closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future. Masks must be worn at all times in the building.

Plastic Bag Ban

The days of single use plastic bags at New York grocery stores and retailers are about to come to an end, a year and a half after state law makers approved a ban. 

The State Department of Environmental Conservation will begin enforcing the ban on October 19. Any stores in violation can face fines.

Trustee Initiatives

Residents reached out to the Trustees to review our rules or lack thereof, relating to dog fences.

As example, currently, we have no registration of fences or permit requirements for the installation and location of invisible fences or any way of checking that they are operational. We have learned anecdotally when wires are cut by utilities that some fences were actually installed in the Village’s Right of Way. We seek to balance the preservation of our streets as a very walkable Village with that of open spaces for family pets.

We welcome your thoughts.

 

Pictured: Mary Marvin

Photo by A. Warner

 

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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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