Discussed at Village Board Meeting
By Stephen E. Lipken
Bronxville Mayor Mary C. Marvin opened the September 12th Board of Trustees meeting, mentioning that Sunday, September 11th marked the 21st anniversary of 9/11. Marvin then announced the appointment of Planning Board Chair Larry Vranka; Vice Chair Michael Goldman.
Village Administrator James Palmer thanked residents for their patience during the gas line installation down Midland Avenue; repaving Willow and Hawthorne Aves, as well as a biking lane down the northerly side of Midland Avenue with plans to pave Locust Avenue, Greenfield Avenue and Wood End Lane. New overhead traffic signals at Pondfield Road and Midland Avenue; Pondfield and Gramatan Avenue are planned.
Trustee Helen Knapp stated that after many months of dedicated work by Assistant Administrator Stephen Shallo; Bronxville Green Committee members Ellen Edwards; Maria Terjanian and Carole Upshur, the Climate Smart Communities Board awarded the Village a Bronze Rating, enabling them to apply for green project grants.
During Public Comment, Dusenberry Road resident Steve Zannetos voiced his objection to proposed sidewalk construction between Dusenberry and Paddington, saying that the homeowners were not consulted; Zannetos said that he never received an official notification.
Zannetos also scored the fact that he would be responsible for maintenance of his walk during ice and snow noting that when he moved in, he did not have that responsibility.
Marvin apologized for not reaching out to Zannetos but stressed sidewalk maintenance has been the law for the past 70+ years. Trustee William Fredericks added that the original concept was to get a crosswalk, “because cars do not stop on Route 22. The State will not permit installing a crosswalk unless it crosses to another crosswalk; DOT said that a sidewalk must be on the East Side.”
A Resolution was passed, accepting System for Award Management (SAM) Grant of $170,000 for Route 22 Sidewalk and Crosswalk, awarded to Peter Landi Contracting, Inc., expedited by NYS Senator Shelley Mayer.