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Thursday, April 24, 2014      
                
Traffic Alert
Bronx River Parkway - Crane Road Exit Ramp Closure - Thursday, April 17, 2014
As part of Westchester County's Crane Road Bridge Project (Bronx River Parkway) Exit 12 from the South Bound Bronx River Parkway to Crane Road will be closed from April 26 to July 26. A detour will be posted utilizing the South Bound Bronx River Parkway to Exit 10 (Harney Road, to Scarsdale Avenue). Route 22 is suggested as an alternate to the detour route.

Information of lane closures for this project can be found http://publicworks.westchestergov.com/crane-road-bridge/road-closures .

Full details on this project are available at www.westchestergov.com/craneroadbridge

Construction Photos can be found at www.westchestergov.com/craneroadbridgephotos

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Water Main Break
Update on Water Main Break on Fenimore Road as of 5:45 PM - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Please be advised that the Village contractor has successfully installed a line-stop approximately 200 feet east of the water main break in order to stop the water flow between these two points. The repair area is now free of water and the contractor is able to access the trench to repair the water main. Additionally, with the line-stop in place, Village crews will begin opening the valves that were previously closed in order to restore water to all homes that are currently out of service. Residents will experience low water pressure initially until the water main is repaired and the Reeves Newsome Pump Station is placed back in service. The water main and pump station should be back in service late tonight. Updated information will be available on the Village website.

Please be reminded that traffic through the Fenimore, Fox Meadow and Walworth intersection is still restricted to one reversible lane with the associated traffic delays.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as the Village works towards remediating this situation.  

 
Emergency Notification



2014/2015 Budget Calendar
Village News
Clarification on Property Values and Tax Bills

Confusion with the property revaluation.  Some residents are confusing the County April 2014; the Village July 2014 and the School September 2014 tax bills with the revaluation that is now nearing completion.

 First, The County April 2014; Village July 2014 and School September 2014 tax bills are taxes for the County January 2014 fiscal year; the Village 2014-2015 fiscal year and the School July 2014-2015 fiscal year.  These bills are based on property values as of July 1, 2013.  It is too late to file a grievance on the July 2013 value and the 2014 tax bills.  These 2014 tax bills have nothing to do with new 2014 values that are being updated for your property with the revaluation project currently in progress.

 Second, The property revaluation for the new values will value property as of July 2014.  The new values will apply to the County April 2015 tax bill; the Village July 2015 tax bill and the School September 2015 tax bill.  Residents that have questions about the July 2014 value which will eventually be applied to their county April 2015; Village July 2015 and School September 2015 tax bills can discuss their questions with the revaluation company, Tyler Technologies, that the Village retained to establish the new values.  Call 722-1324 and schedule an appointment.  This is an informal meeting to have your questions answered.

 Third, If after the informal meeting with representatives from Tyler Technologies about the new value (that is the July 2014 value) a property owner still has an issue with the new value, i.e. July 2014 value, then a formal grievance can be filed with the Village’s Board of Assessment Review between June 1, 2014 and June 17, 2014.  The grievance can be filed at the Assessor’s office and the Board of Assessment Review will hear the grievance during that time period.  

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Openings on Boards, Councils and Committees
The Personnel Committee of the Village Board is asking interested residents to submit their names for volunteering to serve on Village Boards, Councils and Committees. There are currently openings on most Boards and Councils, with new terms commencing on April 7, 2014.

Please click here for the full press release.

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Sheldrake River Drainage Basin Project

A flood mitigation project in the Sheldrake River Drainage Basin in the neighborhood containing Catherine, Canterbury, Cayuga, Seneca and Oneida Roads, has been discussed at many public meetings over the last several years. The Village has worked toward developing a project that both the neighborhood and the Village agree will provide a cost-effective benefit. The project scope of work has been modified a number of times as the Village seeks to find a beneficial plan relative to flood mitigation and certain legal and financial issues.

Earlier this year, the Village Board formed a working group including Board members, residents, Village staff and the Village’s consulting engineer from Dvirka and Bartilucci (D&B). Based on discussions amongst this working group, D&B revised the project scope of work to include the following:

1.       Construction of new culvert crossings at Cayuga Road and Canterbury Road. These culverts will eliminate the road infrastructure and provide for open grating, similar to many bridge decks, to allow for ease of access and maintenance and perhaps additional flow capacity;

2.       Construction of a connector culvert to the south side of Canterbury Road that will assist in balancing the current flows that enter the storm drain piping on Canterbury Road;

3.       Removal of accumulated silt through the open watercourse that abuts the properties of 6 Cayuga Road and 14 and 18 Canterbury Road; and

4.       Hydraulic analysis to determine if existing Cayuga Pond orifice opening modifications are required.

The Village Board at its August 13, 2013 meeting appropriated $600,000 from the General Fund, Fund Balance for the Sheldrake River Drainage Basin Modified Project as well as authorizing a professional services agreement with D&B to design the project. As part of this contract, D&B performed hydraulic modeling for the proposed improvements both upstream and downstream to ensure that the design meets all requirements and to identify other pathways for flood mitigation via storage or conveyance. D&B has completed this modeling presented the findings and potential changes to the project as a result of the modeling to the Municipal Services Committee on December 4, 2013.

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Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)
Westchester County has opened a Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus; 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. Residents may bring various household materials for disposal by appointment only. Click the links above for more information.

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Community Preservation Fund
The Finance Committee of the Village Board of Trustee's discussed the potential establishment of a Community Preservation Fund based upon a November 5, 2010 report.  read more ...

Stormwater Management
Public education and outrach questionnaire, stormwater projects, stormwater management reports. read more ...

Leaf Mulching Resolution
On-Site leaf mulching and composting of leaves in the Village of Scarsdale. read more ...

Online Payment - Water Bills
You may now pay your water bill online!  Please click here to enter the water bill payment portal. read more ...

SVAC - Learn CPR, the use of AED, and choking rescue
Learn CPR, the use of an AED, and choking rescue for adults, children, and infants in a one session, four hour long course. Click here to find out more. read more ...

New York State’s Small Business Storm Recovery Program

New York State has announced that the first storm-impacted businesses have been approved for grants through New York State’s Small Business Storm Recovery Program and that they are ready to assist with a streamlined application process so you may quickly receive the grants for which they may be eligible.  

Through this program, businesses are eligible for grants of $50,000 or more to help replace physical items such as machinery, moveable equipment, inventory, furniture and fixtures, as well as help with the day to day expenses entrepreneurs need to run their businesses.  Further, the Program is able to provide grants to reimburse businesses that already purchased these physical items to get their business back up and running.  In both cases, the grants would cover “uncompensated costs” above and beyond those covered by insurance proceeds, grant programs and other government resources.

As a first step, businesses should contact their local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office, where an SBDC business advisor will provide free assistance with completing the application process.  For a list of SBDC locations in your community, please refer to http://www.nysandyhelp.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/businesscenterlocations.pdf.

New York State representatives are already reaching out to business owners in your community to encourage them to apply for grants and low-interest loans available through this program.  To build on these initial outreach efforts, please forward to your constituents as soon as possible a summary of the available grant and loan programs (see http://www.nysandyhelp.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/smallbusiness-factsheet_rev_4-25-13.pdf), as well as the list of SBDC locations.

Please keep in mind that funds will also be available in the near future for real property repair and rehabilitation; and that application and receipt of funds for any of the above items does not exclude businesses from applying for repair or rehabilitation funding in the future. 

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Important Tax Notice
Postdated checks cannot be accepted by the Treasurer’s Office. Effective immediately, any postdated check will be returned to the issuer. If you will be away during the tax collection period, you may pay your taxes online through the Village website at Scarsdale.com... read more ...

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