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Letter to the Community in Support of Jessie Slater for Fire Commissioner

To Our Fellow Villagers,

Dec. 8, 2021: We urge you to join us in support of Jessie Slater for Fire Commissioner representing the Town of Eastchester and the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville.

Jessie has the skill set necessary to negotiate contracts tackling a district budget currently at 19 million dollars, a budget bigger than that of the Village of Tuckahoe and likewise the Village of Bronxville. Her undergraduate degree in business and an MBA not only help her in her current job in healthcare but will be a needed analytical addition to the board, adding someone with 10 years of budget management experience.

Ms. Slater would also be the first female town resident ever to be elected a Fire Commissioner, bringing a new and different perspective in addition to her ability to control our taxes while preserving our safety needs. With an overtime cost of $1.3 million so far in 2021, we need her to be an advocate for fiscal responsibility.

We are so fortunate to have a bright, articulate, thoughtful and strong mother of two stepping up to serve. She has the energy, experience and desire to bring an important new voice to the Fire Board. Jesse Slater is exactly what we need at this moment in time.

We can thank her for stepping up by getting out the vote for her on December 14.

With regards,

Mayor Mary Marvin

Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill

Trustee Helen Knapp

Trustee William Fredericks

Trustee Mary Taylor Behrens

Voting is Tuesday, December 14 for all Villagers at Bronxville Village Hall.

Note the voting hours are only from 2pm to 9pm.



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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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