Bronxville Board of Trustees
Annual Actions Meeting Held
By Stephen E. Lipken
Bronxville Mayor Mary C. Marvin called the April 10th Board of Trustees Annual Actions meeting to order, following the 6pm Work Session.
Mayor Marvin read a list of incumbent officials for a one-year term, including Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill; Village Administrator/Clerk James Palmer; Village Treasurer/Receiver of Taxes Lori Voss; Deputy Village Treasurer Katalin (Kate) Fitzpatrick; Village Assessor Mark Heinbockel; Village Historian Raymond Geselbracht; Village Prosecutor Ronnie James Ritz; Registrar Dulce Angel and Deputy Registrar MaryAnn Magliato. Village Auditor is PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP.
Regarding Boards and Commissions: Finance Committee: Donald Gray; Chris Fahy; Richard DeMartini; Planning Board: Albert Van Ness; Eileen Marshall; Design Review Committee: Neal Stufano; Thomas Brasco; Zoning Board of Appeals: Stuart Mackintosh; Ethics Board: Donald Kennedy, John Priesing; Board of Assessment Review: John Hill, Jeffrey Poorman; Library Board: Margaret Mager; Christina Krettecos; Tom Dordevic; Diana Deichert and Bryan Dougherty.
In Mayor’s Report, Marvin discussed working with Street Plans, re-imagining Post-Covid Downtown, figuring out Outdoor Dining, new norm with Door Dash Delivery Service, Downtown aesthetics, traffic, business success and safety.
Trustee Mary Taylor Behrens mentioned the Village and Friends of Maltby Park public/private partnership are to renovate the Park, with no work done since 2011.
“The Village has committed $150,000 to the project, similar to the Sagamore Park renovation; FMP has raised $242,000 cash and are soliciting the remaining $108,000. We ordered playground equipment which will be installed around the middle of August,” Behrens concluded.
Next, Palmer opened a Public Hearing for Tentative 2023-2024 Budget, with a 2.39% property tax increase; average median property assessment of $2,500,000 reflects a $210 increase. Total general fund appropriation of $19,486,740 is up 5.39% from last year and $700,000 of unassigned fund balance is being used, plus $125,000 from tax stabilization reserve fund.