Forum Committee Updates
The Assessment Revaluation Committee is currently drafting a report containing information and analysis for use by the Village in bettering its process in future property assessments. Any member interested in this subject is invited to join the committee in order to contribute to ongoing discussions.
The Communications Committee will meet later in the summer to set a schedule for the newsletters and other communications to be sent during 2017-2018.
County Fiscal Affairs
The County Fiscal Affairs Committee will be looking into the issue of leasing out the Westchester County Airport.
In addition to releasing the active survey referenced above, members of the Downtown Revitalization Committee met on July 14 with Village landlord Rush Wilson at a meeting organized by TAP CEO and Committee observer Jane Veron. There was a constructive exchange of information, and Mr. Wilson shared with the group his plans for improving the downtown. Among the topics were: Improvements of Mr. Wilson’s properties on Christie Place, which will involve a zoning change; building a three-story parking/residential/retail structure across from 2 Overhill; and Mr. Wilson’s efforts to install proper ventilation in the Harwood Building so that restaurants could rent space in the building. The Committee hopes to have meetings with other Village landlords in the near future.
In addition to the planned September 7th event referenced above, the Education Committee is pleased to announce that the Scarsdale Board of Education has accepted the committee’s request to appoint a liaison to the Education Committee. This liaison will facilitate communication between the committee and the Board of Education and School Administration. Also, the committee will meet in September to discuss writing a report on the need for a long term financial plan and to discuss the priority of other topics.
The Municipal Services Committee has a full agenda that will keep the members busy through the end of this year and beyond. The objective is to provide the Village Board and Staff with a starting point for discussion about issues of importance to the community:
- Traffic Report Update to November 2015 Recommendations: The Mayor and Village Manager have been advised of the committee’s intention to follow up on those recommendations that haven’t been addressed. While attention has been paid to a limited number of intersections, signals and signage, and restoration of the Woodland Place sidewalk, members of the community believe that more should be done.
- Traffic Report Survey II: In addition to comments the Municipal Services Committee has received from the community in response to an earlier, limited request for suggestions, the MSC is planning on broader community outreach through a new survey distributed to all outlets this fall.
- Proposed Village Code compliance study on Village quality of life issues.
- Freightway Development from a municipal services perspective.