By Stephen E. Lipken
A relatively short Bronxville Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, December 11 addressed multiple topics, including tax payment information and results from a Work Session discussion concerning the audit by PKF O’Connor and Davies Partner Alan Kassay. Deputy Mayor Robert S. Underhill commented that the Village received an Unmodified Opinion, the highest rating, indicating excellent financial health.
Village Administrator Jim Palmer reminded residents that the 2nd half of the 2017-2018 Village Tax is due. “Since the holiday falls on a weekend, we will be accepting payment through January 2 and you are welcome to pay it throughout December.
“We have been getting numerous calls about citizens wanting to pre-pay their 2018-2019 Tax, anticipating Congressional action that may lead to the elimination of real estate tax deduction.
A tax warrant has to be issued. Our Fiscal Year begins June 1st and the warrant is issued on May 31st ; tax bills are mailed June 1st ,” Palmer stated.”
Mayor Mary C. Marvin urged residents to vote in the Eastchester Fire District election on Tuesday, December 12. As of Wednesday, December 13, Steven Baker received 361 votes; Thomas Roche, 619.
The Public Hearing for Proposed Local Law 5-2017 to amend the Bronxville Vehicles and Traffic Law, Chapter 290, restricting hours of parking on Greenfield and Oriole Avenues was postponed until the Monday, February 12, 2018 meeting. Trustee Guy Longobardo stated that the reason for the postponement “was to see if we still had the authority to make changes and account for any Concordia College class schedule changes.”
In New Business, the Board authorized the retention of Bond, Schoeneck and King (BSK) as Labor Counsel for the next three years. “The Patrolmen’s Benevolent League (PBA) contract will be expiring as well as impending negotiations with the Teamsters Union,” Palmer said.
Bronxville Historical Conservancy (BHC) Co-Chairs Jack Bierwirth and Erin Saluti thanked the Board for partnering with BHC for a number of projects. Erin noted that 2018 will mark BHC’s 20th anniversary with multiple events. “Our theme this year is ‘Art,’ featuring our art collection.
“We will have many publications publicizing the events as well as a Gala planned for Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Siwanoy Country Club,” Saluti concluded.