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The Village of Edgemont


Shaping Our Future. 

Get To know the Numbers Understand the Facts June 2017 Reassessment Note

Scroll Down to Read the Reasons

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The Village of Edgemont


Shaping Our Future. 

Get To know the Numbers Understand the Facts June 2017 Reassessment Note

Scroll Down to Read the Reasons

WHY INCORPORATE?

  • The Town of Greenburgh makes the zoning and planning decisions that affect Edgemont’s quality of life, school enrollment, taxes, and, accordingly, our property values. 
     
  • Edgemont funds a heavy and growing share of the Greenburgh's rapidly increasing, inefficient, and often duplicative budget. The Town tax rate has more than doubled since 2002, and debt is up 44% since 2007.
     
  • Representing only 8% of the Town-wide voting population, Edgemont has limited political influence at the Town.  The Greenburgh Town Board includes no Edgemont representatives, and its long-term interests are often not aligned with Edgemont’s.
         
  • Based on our tax burden and community spending priorities, the EIC believes a Village of Edgemont could obtain the same or better services with tax neutrality, while enjoying all of the benefits of self-governance.
     
  • Incorporating would provide Edgemont with the intangible benefits of having a village-based identity fully inclusive of the entire community. 

WHY NOW?

  • Recent development projects in Edgemont have been mishandled by Greenburgh, resulting in litigation.  They have sparked Edgemont residents to consider the long-term impacts of the Town’s careless granting of variances.
     
  • Reassessment has caused Edgemont's share of Town taxes to increase from 24% to 26% for the same level of Town services. 
     
  • By becoming Greenburgh's seventh village, Edgemont will have its own local zoning and planning boards and could implement a comprehensive land-use plan reflecting Edgemont’s vision for Edgemont. 
     
  • As a village, we will represent 100% of our voting population.  Edgemont will elect our own village mayor and trustees, accountable to us, who will allocate tax dollars for services and amenities that reflect the priorities of Edgemont residents.  
     
  • Like Hastings, Scarsdale, Rye Brook and other well-managed and financially healthy Westchester municipalities, Edgemont would hire an experienced professional manager to run the day to day operations of the village.
     
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Who is the EIC?


Every volunteer for the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) is a resident of Edgemont. We are parents with kids in our schools; empty-nesters; condo-, coop- and single family home-owners; retirees; singles; residents new to Edgemont; and those who have lived here more than 50 years. We are attorneys, finance specialists, marketing experts, business executives, small business owners, municipal finance analysts, and real estate professionals. We have been active in Edgemont civic affairs, including serving on Edgemont’s school  district board of education, committees, and projects; leading charitable organizations, running youth sports programs; and volunteering in all aspects of Edgemont life.

What we all have in common is a belief that becoming a village of Edgemont will enhance our property values and quality of life.

Scroll down to see our public supporters. 

Who is the EIC?


Every volunteer for the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) is a resident of Edgemont. We are parents with kids in our schools; empty-nesters; condo-, coop- and single family home-owners; retirees; singles; residents new to Edgemont; and those who have lived here more than 50 years. We are attorneys, finance specialists, marketing experts, business executives, small business owners, municipal finance analysts, and real estate professionals. We have been active in Edgemont civic affairs, including serving on Edgemont’s school  district board of education, committees, and projects; leading charitable organizations, running youth sports programs; and volunteering in all aspects of Edgemont life.

What we all have in common is a belief that becoming a village of Edgemont will enhance our property values and quality of life.

Scroll down to see our public supporters. 

Over a thousand more have signed the petition. If you'd like to add your name to this list (or simply sign the petition), please email us. 

  • Adrienne Lederer-Freedland
  • Alan Natowitz
  • Alan Ratner
  • Alejandro Avolio
  • Alison Yaffie
  • Alix Mellis Brown*
  • Amanda Sherwin
  • Amit Jain
  • Anastasia DeMaio*
  • Angela Guglielmo 
  • Anita Glasser
  • Andrea K. Weiss*
  • Andrew Jeske*
  • Anshuman Goyal
  • Anthony DeMaio
  • April DePietto
  • Arlene Scovotti
  • Ashutosh Kaul 
  • Aubrey Graf-Daniels*
  • Austin Natowitz
  • Barbara Mitchell
  • Ben Michelson
  • Bert de Guzman
  • Betsy McCormack*
  • Betsy Stern
  • Bill Greenberg
  • Bill Schwenk
  • Bill Topf
  • Bonnie Orden
  • Brian Weiss
  • Bryan Brunell
  • Calvin Chin
  • Mr./Ms. Candlelight
  • Caroline Kim Oh
  • Carolyn Bortner
  • Charles McNally
  • Charles Song
  • Charlie Luband
  • Chong Oh
  • Chris Buckser-Schulz
  • Chris Johannet
  • Clint Eller*
  • Colin McCarthy
  • Dan Cline*
  • Daniel Scovotti
  • Danny Bernstein
  • David Binder
  • David Cautin
  • David Chan
  • David Chao
  • David DePietto
  • David Schultz
  • David Siegal
  • David Zeitlin
  • David Zuckerman
  • Deborah Shane
  • Denise de Guzman
  • Denise Serebrisky
  • Diane Gipstein*
  • Domenick Caratozzolo*
  • Dominic Maister
  • Doug Feldman
  • Douglass Hatcher*
  • Dylan Pyne
  • Ed Krauss*
  • Edward Freedland
  • Pastor Edward Schreur
  • Eliana Weissman*
  • Elizabeth Meladossi
  • Elton Myteberi
  • Emily Mitchell
  • Emily Waldman
  • Evan Levine
  • Faith Ackerman
  • Gabriella Susz
  • Gary Bologh
  • Geneva Berra
  • Geoffrey Domm*
  • George Iannuzzi
  • George Nukho
  • Greg Butler
  • Gregory Adams*
  • Guoliang Wu
  • Harsh Jhaveri
  • Heather Thorp
  • Heather Zuckerman
  • Helen Bernstein
  • Hemant Jhaveri
  • Hila Gutthelf
  • Hilary Greenberg*
  • Hillary Plattus
  • Howard Hirsch
  • Ilana Bragin-Fenyves
  • Ilana Ram
  • Jack Brown
  • Jackson Susz
  • Jaimee Schultz
  • James Hallowell
  • Jason Feldman
  • Jay Mitchell
  • Jeanette Maister
  • Jennifer Huffman
  • Jeff Korek
  • Jeff Plattus
  • Jeffrey Sherwin*
  • Jennifer Chan
  • Jennifer Ratner
  • Jianjun Wang
  • Jill Greenwald
  • Jill Schwartz
  • Jim Decker
  • Jocelyn Avolio
  • Johan Schalkwyk
  • Johanna Grossman
  • John Sganga
  • Jolie Korek
  • Jolie Worobow
  • Jon Lewis*
  • Jon Nevitt
  • Jonathan Borg
  • Jonathan Heimowitz
  • Jonathan Schneps
  • Jonathan Shane
  • Jordan Malz
  • Joseph Daniels
  • Josh Lappen
  • Josh Weissman
  • Joshua Berlin
  • Juan Wisnivesky
  • Judith Heimowitz
  • Jules Natowitz
  • Julie Hallowell*
  • Jyotsna Guar*
  • Keith Geller
  • Kenneth E. Warren
  • Kirin Suri
  • Kristen Schwenk
  • Kristine Welker
  • Larry Bortner
  • Larry Bortstein
  • Laura Bortstein
  • Laura Seeley
  • Laura Wilker
  • Lauren Lappen
  • Lauren Ricci-Warren
  • Lawrence Cinamon 
  • Lili Root Bianchi
  • Lindsey Goldstein
  • Lisa Buckser-Schulz
  • Lisa Feldman
  • Lisa Decker
  • Lisa Schneider*
  • Liyan Lin
  • Liz Berkman
  • Loren Weiss
  • Luz Rivera-Kane
  • Malcolm Montgomery
  • Mana Jhaveri
  • Marc Ackerman
  • Mark Grossman
  • Mark Goldberg
  • Mark S. Lafayette*
  • Mark Romney
  • Mark Rosenblatt*
  • Mark Schneider
  • Martin Susz
  • Marissa Eller
  • Matthew King Bernstein
  • Matthew Meladossi
  • Melissa Weiss
  • Michael Fishman
  • Michael Frain
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Michael Weksel*
  • Michele Older
  • Michelle McNally
  • Mike Kane
  • Mitesh Kothari
  • Mike Tracy
  • Molly Orden
  • Mona Shah
  • Monica Geller
  • Mrinal Jhangiani*
  • Namrata Shah
  • Nancie Ellis*
  • Nancy Scovotti
  • Nancy King Bernstein
  • Nathan Bernstein
  • Nichole Michelson
  • Nicole Charnizon
  • Nikhyl Jhangiani
  • Niyati Mehta
  • Pamela Montgomery*
  • Parish Mehta
  • Paul Fenyves
  • Paul Christie
  • Peter Bianchi
  • Peter Mellis*
  • Phil Yuhn
  • Philip Thorp
  • Paul Fenyves
  • Rachel Geltman
  • Rachel Sandler*
  • Ranjit Suri
  • Rajiv Shah
  • Ray Wang
  • Reesa Glassman
  • Risa McCarthy
  • Robert Bernstein
  • Roberta Binder
  • Robin Cinamon
  • Robin Luband
  • Robin Heshkowitz
  • Rod O'Shea*
  • Romil Kothari
  • Ruben Rodriguez 
  • Rupal Kothari
  • Russell Miller
  • Saaket Mehta
  • Sagi Tamir
  • Samantha Brunell
  • Sara Stratford
  • Sarah Cline
  • Sarah Miller
  • Sarah Stern
  • Samuel Lewis
  • Saumil Kothari
  • Scott Krochek
  • Seth Rooder
  • Shannon Feldman
  • Sheelu Jain
  • Sheryl Fishman
  • Susan Glasser-Iannuzzi
  • Rabbi Sharon Forman
  • Sal Guglielmo
  • Shaineal Shah
  • Shannon Feldman*
  • Sharyn Lewis*
  • Sheldon Glassman
  • Simrun Gialleonardo
  • Stacey Ochs
  • Steven Avolio
  • Steven Marx
  • Steven Older
  • Stewart Orden
  • Stuart Seeley
  • Sunita Jhaveri
  • Susan Mellis
  • Susan Romney
  • Susan Schwartz
  • Suzanne Nukho
  • Suzy Weksel
  • Tamara Schreur
  • Tarang Gupta
  • Tasha Jhangiani
  • Terry Christie
  • Thomas McCormack
  • Travis Stratford
  • Tyler Orden
  • Valbona Myteberi
  • Victor Gialleonardo
  • Vivian Zeitlin
  • Wally Stern
  • Walter Charnizon
  • Walter Hosp*
  • Warren Hershkowitz*
  • Zhihong Hu
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Board of Advisors


Board of Advisors


The Edgemont Incorporation Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders from across Edgemont. Its members are listed below. Please feel free to reach out to any of them to talk about Edgemont becoming a village. 

Every member of the Advisory Board has consented to serve the new Village as a Trustee, if nominated and elected by the voters of Edgemont, or as a member of or advisor to a Village committee.  Of course, the EIC and its Advisory Board, as a whole, have no role in selecting Edgemont Village Trustees; selecting trustees happens through a vote of Edgemont residents in a formal election. 

The EIC and its advisors strongly support Edgemont adopting a non-partisan election process, similar to the process run by the School Board Nominating Committee and overseen by the ECC and the Civic Associations to attract, interview, and select candidates for whom the community can vote (although, as with the Board of Education, anyone can run outside the system

Mark Romney
Michelle McNally

Mike Mellis
Mrinal Jhangiani
Robin Schaffer
Steve Sun
Susan Newman
Tom McCormack

Betsy Stern
David Chao
David Stern
Gerry Stoughton
John Gerspach
John Sganga
Lisa Wexler

Luz Rivera-Kane

 

We expect additional community-minded individuals to step forward and volunteer their names as both supporters and people willing to participate in village governance. 

If you are interested in offering your name as volunteer in the government of our new village, please let us know.  

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Departments and Services


What would a village of Edgemont look like?

Departments and Services


What would a village of Edgemont look like?

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Join Us.


You Live Here, Too.

Join Us.


You Live Here, Too.

What's important to you?
Taking the survey tells how to prioritize our research and gathers your ideas about a new village.
We review them all. 

 

There are lots of ways to take action: 
you can sign the petition only if you are an eligible voter, but if you simply live in Edgemont, you can show your support by listing your name on this site and volunteering

 

The best information requires attorneys' and consultants' time.
Please consider contributing. 
Contributions may be kept anonymous.