Linda Thomas, left, and Village Administrator James M. Palmer

Legislator Nolan Renders Update at Trustees Meeting

By Stephen E. Lipken

Opening the September 11th Bronxville Board of Trustees Meeting, Mayor Mary C. Marvin requested citizens to reflect upon the 9/11 victims, noting that this was the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Mayor Marvin introduced Lisa Rao, Chairperson for Bronxville’s 125th Anniversary who detailed events that were to be part of the Anniversary Celebration (that took place on October 1st after the printing of this issue).

Next, County Legislator James Nolan rendered an update.  Marvin thanked Nolan for funding replacement of the Bronx River footbridge with FEMA picking up 90% of the cost, plus a flood mitigation survey by the State.  Nolan also obtained a $3,000 County grant for Police National Night Out, securing funding for Village Sewers, attempting to keep property tax rate increases to zero, mortgage fraud and flood mitigation plans.

Student Emerson Dennis was cited for winning First Place in the National History Day Contest Junior Exhibit Category, 6th to 10th grade at the University of Maryland for her project, “Equal Opportunities by Mail: How the Sears Roebuck Catalogue Crossed Frontiers in the Consumer World.”  Emerson is a recognized National Endowment for Humanities Scholar.

Then Village Administrator James Palmer awarded NY Conference of Mayors Certificates to Linda Thomas, Parking Office for 40 years of service and Joseph Scaglione, Parking Enforcement for 37 years of service.

Library Trustee Liaison Christina Krettecos discussed raising $600,000 for the Library to develop a plan to create a beautiful outdoor “Reading Garden” at Library Lane entrance, providing outdoor reading areas for passive enjoyment.

At the Work Session, Palmer outlined outdoor dining plans, possibly making Park Place one-way with angle parking, as well as looking at the width of parking stalls.